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The Best Martin Short Movies

Updated September 21, 2020 3.5k votes 587 voters 59.0k views40 items

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List of the best Martin Short movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. One of Martin Short's first acting gigs was in a Toronto production of Godspell which co-starred Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner and Dave Thomas, many of whom Short continued to collaborate with as he worked in film. Martin Short'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 Martin Short movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Martin Short movies will be at the top of the list. Martin Short has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Martin Short movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Martin Short films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list includes Three Amigos, Clifford and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Martin Short movies?" and "What are the greatest Martin Short roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Short's humor, you might also enjoy our list of best Steve Martin movies and best Chevy Chase movies.

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    Three Fugitives is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Three Fugitives

    Nick Nolte, James Earl Jones

    Released1989

    Directed byFrancis Veber

    Three Fugitives is a 1989 crime-comedy film written and directed by Francis Veber, starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Captain Ron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Captain Ron

    Kurt Russell, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released1992

    Directed byThom Eberhardt

    Captain Ron is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Thom Eberhardt, produced by David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

    Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael Lembeck

    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a 2006 American fantasy comedy film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    #49 of 101 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time#26 of 50 The Best Movies With Elves

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    Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

    Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Spiderwick Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    The Spiderwick Chronicles

    Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen

    Released2008

    Directed byMark Waters

    The Spiderwick Chronicles is a 2008 American fantasy adventure film. It is the film adaptation... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Pure Luck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Pure Luck

    Martin Short, Danny Glover

    Released1991

    Directed byNadia Tass

    Pure Luck is a 1991 American comedy film starring Martin Short and Danny Glover. It is remake... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock

    Released2012

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 8
    Frankenweenie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Frankenweenie

    Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning

    Released2012

    Directed byTim Burton

    Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Alice in Wonderland

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley

    Released1999

    Directed byNick Willing

    Alice in Wonderland is a television film first broadcast in 1999 on NBC and then shown on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Clifford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Clifford

    Martin Short, Mary Steenburgen

    Released1994

    Directed byPaul Flaherty

    Clifford is a 1994 comedy film starring Martin Short, Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

    Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Klum

    Released2011

    Directed byMike Disa

    Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil is a 2010 animated film written by Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

    Patrick Stewart, Martin Short

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn A. Davis

    Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a 2001 American computer-animated comic science fiction film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    ¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    ¡Three Amigos!

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Landis

    ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Innerspace

    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid

    Released1987

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Father of the Bride

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1991

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Father of the Bride Part II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Father of the Bride Part II

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1995

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Jiminy Glick in Lalawood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Jiminy Glick in Lalawood

    Steve Martin, Janeane Garofalo

    Released2004

    Directed byVadim Jean

    Jiminy Glick in Lalawood is a 2004 comedy film starring Martin Short as Jiminy Glick, a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    A Simple Wish is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    A Simple Wish

    Kathleen Turner, Martin Short

    Released1997

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    A Simple Wish is a 1997 fantasy-comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie in his final film, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story

    John Goodman, Jay Leno

    Released1993

    Directed byRalph Zondag, Don Bluth, Simon Wells, Phil Nibbelink, Dick Zondag

    We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is a 1993 American animated science fiction adventure film,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Cross My Heart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Cross My Heart

    Martin Short, Annette O'Toole

    Released1987

    Directed byArmyan Bernstein

    Cross My Heart is an American romantic comedy that was released in the United States on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Get Over It is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    Get Over It

    Mila Kunis, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2001

    Directed byTommy O'Haver

    Get Over It is a 2001 American teen comedy loosely based on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's Lon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies

    Released2002

    Directed byJim Kammerud, Brian Smith

    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure is a 2003 American direct-to-video animated film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Canadian Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    The Canadian Conspiracy

    William Shatner, John Candy

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Boyd

    The Canadian Conspiracy is a 1985 HBO/CBC mockumentary, co-written and directed by Robert... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Return of Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    The Return of Spinal Tap

    Robin Williams, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1992

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    The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martin Short Movies
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    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1998

    Directed byBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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