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The Best Leslie Nielsen Movies

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List of the best Leslie Nielsen movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Leslie Nielsen's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Leslie Nielsen movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Leslie Nielsen movies will be at the top of the list. Leslie Nielsen has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Leslie Nielsen movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Leslie Nielsen films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Leslie Nielsen role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Leslie Nielsen performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List below includes Incident In San Francisco, Night Slaves and more films.

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    Nuts

    Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1987

    Directed byMartin Ritt

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    Safety Patrol

    Leslie Nielsen, Ed McMahon

    Released1998

    Directed bySavage Steve Holland

    Safety Patrol is a 1998 Disney television film that covers the exploits of Scout Bozell, a middle school student aspiring to become a member of the school's safety patrol. The film, originally, aired...  more
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    Dayton's Devils

    Leslie Nielsen, Eric Braeden

    Released1968

    Directed byJack Shea

    Dayton's Devils is a 1968 crime film starring Rory Calhoun, Leslie Nielsen and Lainie Kazan. It was Rigg Kennedy's first film. M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell made a cameo appearance....  more
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    Superhero Movie

    Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim

    Released2008

    Directed byCraig Mazin

    Superhero Movie is a 2008 American comedy spoof film written and directed by Craig Mazin, produced by David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss, and starring Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald, and...  more

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    Rent-a-Kid

    Christopher Lloyd, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1995

    Directed byFred Gerber

    Rent-a-Kid is a 1995 American comedy film. It stars Leslie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, and Matt McCoy....  more
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    Music Within

    Michael Sheen, Melissa George

    Released2007

    Directed bySteven Sawalich

    Music Within is a 2007 drama film directed by Steven Sawalich and starring Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen, Rebecca De Mornay and Marion Ross. The film tells the true story of Richard...  more

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    Tammy and the Bachelor

    Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1957

    Directed byJoseph Pevney

    Tammy and the Bachelor is a 1957 romantic comedy film and is the first of the four Tammy films. It stars Debbie Reynolds as Tambrey "Tammy" Tyree, Walter Brennan as Grandpa Dinwitty and Leslie...  more

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    Project: Kill

    Leslie Nielsen, Nancy Kwan

    Released1976

    Directed byWilliam Girdler

    Project: Kill is a 1976 action film directed by William Girdler and starring Leslie Nielsen before he began doing comedies. It is distributed by Troma Entertainment and Digiview Productions and was...  more
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    S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago

    Leslie Nielsen, Anna Falchi

    Released1994

    Directed byCarlo Vanzina

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    2001: A Space Travesty

    Leslie Nielsen, Alexandra Kamp

    Released2002

    Directed byAllan A. Goldstein

    2001: A Space Travesty is a 2000 American spoof comedy film starring actor Leslie Nielsen. The film has a few sequences parodying elements of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but is not focused on parodying...  more
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    They Call It Murder

    Leslie Nielsen

    Released1971

    Directed byWalter Grauman

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    Stan Helsing

    Diora Baird, Leslie Nielsen

    Released2009

    Directed byBo Zenga

    Stan Helsing is a 2009 Canadian-American parody film, known in some parts of Asia as Scary Movie 5, in Italy as Horror Movie and in Germany as Mega Monster Movie. Like Scary Movie, it parodies horror...  more

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    Surf Ninjas

    Kelly Hu, Rob Schneider

    Released1993

    Directed byNeal Israel

    Surf Ninjas is a 1993 American comedic family film involving martial arts, directed by Neal Israel and written by Dan Gordon. The film stars Ernie Reyes Jr., Rob Schneider, Nicolas Cowan, and Leslie...  more

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    The Amsterdam Kill

    Robert Mitchum, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1977

    Directed byRobert Clouse

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    Noël Noël

    Leslie Nielsen, Rick Jones

    Released2003

    Directed byNicola Lemay

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    Viva Knievel!

    Gene Kelly, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1977

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Viva Knievel! is a 1977 action film starring Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, and Lauren Hutton....  more

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    The Opposite Sex

    Joan Collins, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1956

    Directed byDavid Miller

    The Opposite Sex is a 1956 American musical romantic comedy film shot in Metrocolor. The film was directed by David Miller and stars June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan, Ann...  more
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    The Return of Charlie Chan

    Leslie Nielsen, Ross Martin

    Released1973

    Directed byDaryl Duke, Leslie H. Martinson

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    Creepshow

    Stephen King, Ed Harris

    Released1982

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

    Creepshow is a 1982 horror anthology film with elements of black comedy directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The film's ensemble cast included Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau,...  more

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    Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

    Robert Downey Jr., Leslie Nielsen

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Stone

    A charming tale about a family of mice living in the wealthy and eccentric Mr. Willowby's house. They decide to start the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree (namely, chopping off the top of the...  more
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    Chance of a Lifetime

    Betty White, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1991

    Directed byJonathan Sanger

    Chance of a Lifetime is a 1991 television film. It stars Betty White, Leslie Nielsen, and Ed Begley, Jr.. Since the death of her husband 10 years ago, Evelyn has been working hard for her company,...  more
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    Wrong Is Right

    Sean Connery, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    Wrong Is Right, released in the UK as The Man With the Deadly Lens, is a 1982 thriller film directed by Richard Brooks from his own script based on Charles McCarry's novel The Better Angels. The...  more

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    The Light at the Edge of the World

    Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner

    Released1971

    Directed byKevin Billington

    The Light at the Edge of the World is a 1971 adventure film, adapted from Jules Verne's classic 1905 adventure novel Le Phare du bout du monde. The plot involves piracy in the South Atlantic during...  more

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    Kevin of the North

    Natasha Henstridge, Leslie Nielsen

    Released2001

    Directed byBob Spiers

    When slacker Kevin Manley (Skeet Ulrich: Scream, As Good as it Gets) receives a letter from his long-lost grandfather telling him he has inherited land in Alaska, it seems to be the answer to his...  more
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    The Waterman Movie

    Leslie Nielsen

    Released2013

    Directed byBryan Waterman

    The Waterman Movie is an upcoming independent Flash animated comedy film based on the web series Waterman and was in a state of financial difficulty. The film was announced on March 16, 2007 via a...  more