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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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Leslie Nielsen worked with many famous directors, including big names like Peter Segal and John Landis. Is Leslie Nielsen your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Dan Aykroyd and John Cleese films lists too.

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Leslie Nielsen Movies
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman
Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and ...more

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O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. ...more

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#189 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #24 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gábor
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as the comically bumbling Police Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad!. Priscilla Presley plays the role of ...more

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#120 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #45 of 114 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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O. J. Simpson, Raquel Welch, Anna Nicole Smith
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult is a 1994 comedy film, the third and final film in the Naked Gun series, which was based on the Police Squad! television series. It was marketed with the tagline: ...more

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Kelly LeBrock, Leslie Nielsen, Sandra Bernhard
Wrongfully Accused is a 1998 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as a man who has been framed and desperately attempts to expose the true culprits.

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Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan
Spy Hard is a 1996 American spy comedy film parody starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette Sheridan, parodying James Bond films and other action films. The introduction to the movie is sung by ...more

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#16 of 27 The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made #11 of 25 The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked #156 of 164 The Best Spy Movies

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Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen, Amy Yasbeck
This film is a 1995 satirical comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Leslie Nielsen. It is a spoof of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, and of some of the films it inspired. As of ...more

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#725 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #372 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine
The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald Neame, produced by Irwin Allen, and based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. The film features ...more

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Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon
Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film from MGM, produced by Nicholas Nayfack, directed by Fred M. Wilcox and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren ...more

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Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Adam West
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 ...more
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Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy
Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American horror comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres. It is the third film in the Scary Movie franchise, and the first to be directed by ...more

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#139 of 219 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #98 of 387 The Best Movies to Watch While Stoned

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Charlie Sheen, Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra
Scary Movie 4 is a 2006 American horror comedy parody film and the fourth film of the Scary Movie franchise, as well as the first film in the franchise to be released under The Weinstein Company ...more

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Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson
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 ...more

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Jennifer Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Leslie Nielsen
Mr. Magoo is a 1997 live-action comedy film based on the original cartoon of the same name. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and starred Leslie Nielsen as the title character, ...more

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Leslie Nielsen, Don Knotts, Arthur O'Connell
The Reluctant Astronaut is a Universal Pictures feature film produced and directed by Edward Montagne and starring Don Knotts in a story about a kiddie-ride operator who is hired as a janitor at ...more
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All I Want for Christmas
Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen, Thora Birch
All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman and starring Harley Jane Kozak, Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch, Ethan Randall, and Leslie Nielsen. The ...more

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#337 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #101 of 109 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time #25 of 218 The Best G-Rated Family Movies

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen
Prom Night is a 1980 Canadian slasher film directed by Paul Lynch, based on a story by Robert Guza, Jr., and starring Leslie Nielsen and Jamie Lee Curtis. The story concerns a group of high ...more

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#194 of 799 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #408 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim, Kevin Hart
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 ...more

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#8 of 101 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made #19 of 20 The Funniest Action Parody Movies

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Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty
Repossessed is a 1990 comedy film that belatedly spoofs the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. It was written and directed by Bob Logan. The film features the original star of The Exorcist, Linda ...more
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Leslie Nielsen, Don Murray, Abby Dalton
The Plainsman is a Technicolor remake of the 1936 Cecil B. DeMille western film of the same name. It stars Don Murray as Wild Bill Hickok, Guy Stockwell as Buffalo Bill Cody and Abby Dalton as ...more
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Diora Baird, Leslie Nielsen, Kenan Thompson
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 ...more
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Joan Collins, Leslie Nielsen, Joan Blondell
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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Kelly Hu, Rob Schneider, Leslie Nielsen
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 ...more
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Leslie Nielsen, Alexandra Kamp, Michael Flatley
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 ...more
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Gene Kelly, Leslie Nielsen, Lauren Hutton
Viva Knievel! is a 1977 action film starring Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, and Lauren Hutton.