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The Best Martin Short Movies

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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 Fugitives1
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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

    Kurt Russell, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released1992

    Directed byThom Eberhardt

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  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause3
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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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    #54 of 127 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time#26 of 50 The Best Movies With Elves

  • Mars Attacks!4
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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • The Spiderwick Chronicles5
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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 Luck6
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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
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted7
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    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock

    Released2012

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

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    #252 of 575 The Best Animated Films Ever#71 of 102 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series

  • Frankenweenie8
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    Frankenweenie

    Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning

    Released2012

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Alice in Wonderland9
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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
  • Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil10
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    Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

    Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Klum

    Released2011

    Directed byMike Disa

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  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius11
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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
  • Clifford12
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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
  • ¡Three Amigos!13
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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
  • Innerspace14
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    Innerspace

    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid

    Released1987

    Directed byJoe Dante

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  • Father of the Bride15
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    Father of the Bride

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1991

    Directed byCharles Shyer

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  • Father of the Bride Part II16
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    Father of the Bride Part II

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1995

    Directed byCharles Shyer

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    #122 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies#102 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies

  • A Simple Wish17
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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
  • Jiminy Glick in Lalawood18
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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
  • We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story19
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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

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  • Cross My Heart20
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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
  • The Return of Spinal Tap21
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    The Return of Spinal Tap

    Robin Williams, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1992

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  • 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure22

    Released2002

    Directed byJim Kammerud, Brian Smith

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  • The Canadian Conspiracy23
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    The Canadian Conspiracy

    William Shatner, John Candy

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Boyd

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  • Get Over It24
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    Get Over It

    Mila Kunis, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2001

    Directed byTommy O'Haver

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  • The Prince of Egypt25
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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