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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Leslie Nielsen movies?" and "What are the greatest Leslie Nielsen roles of all time?"

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    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

    Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David...  more

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    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first...  more

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    #88 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#124 of 451 The Best Movies For Guys

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    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

    O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1991

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as the...  more

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    #4 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels#43 of 175 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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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...  more
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    Scary Movie 4

    Charlie Sheen, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released2006

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    Scary Movie 4 is a 2006 American horror comedy parody film and the fourth film of the Scary...  more

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    Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

    O. J. Simpson, Raquel Welch

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult is a 1994 comedy film, the third and final film in the Naked...  more

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    #224 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#38 of 136 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series

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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,...  more

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    #17 of 116 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made#60 of 71 The Funniest Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Wrongfully Accused

    Kelly LeBrock, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1998

    Directed byPat Proft

    Wrongfully Accused is a 1998 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as a man who has been framed...  more
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    Forbidden Planet

    Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis

    Released1956

    Directed byFred M. Wilcox

    Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film from MGM, produced by Nicholas...  more
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    All I Want for Christmas

    Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1991

    Directed byRon Lieberman

    All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman...  more

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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...  more
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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...  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...  more

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    Spy Hard

    Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles

    Released1996

    Directed byRick Friedberg

    Spy Hard is a 1996 American spy comedy film parody starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette...  more

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    The Poseidon Adventure

    Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens

    Released1972

    Directed byIrwin Allen, Ronald Neame

    The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald...  more

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    An American Carol

    Paris Hilton, Kelsey Grammer

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    An American Carol is a 2008 American comedy film directed by David Zucker and starring Kevin...  more

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    Ransom!

    Leslie Nielsen, Donna Reed

    Released1956

    Directed byAlex Segal

    Ransom! is a 1956 crime drama examining the reactions of parents, police, and the public to a...  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...  more
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    The Plainsman

    Leslie Nielsen, Don Murray

    Released1966

    Directed byDavid Lowell Rich

    The Plainsman is a Technicolor remake of the 1936 Cecil B. DeMille western film of the same...  more
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    Dracula: Dead and Loving It

    Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Brooks

    This film is a 1995 satirical comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Leslie...  more

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    Scary Movie 3

    Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen

    Released2003

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American horror comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and...  more

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    #50 of 165 The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made#451 of 489 The Scariest Movies Of All Time

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    Camouflage

    Leslie Nielsen, Vanessa Angel

    Released2001

    Directed byJames Keach

    Camouflage is a 2001 comedy film/action film starring Leslie Nielsen and Lochlyn Munro....  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...  more
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    Men with Brooms

    Kari Matchett, Molly Parker

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul Gross

    Men with Brooms is a 2002 Canadian romantic comedy film, starring and directed by Paul Gross....  more
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    The Sheepman

    Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1958

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    The Sheepman is a tongue-in-cheek 1958 Western film directed by George Marshall and starring...  more