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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.

Tim Burton and Paul Thomas Anderson have both worked with Martin Short over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Movie fans who love Martin Short have also been known to enjoy films starring Billy Crystal and Jon Lovitz.

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¡Three Amigos! Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman. The plot is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film ...more

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Father of the Bride Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, B.D. Wong and Kieran Culkin. It is a remake of the 1950 ...more

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Pure Luck Martin Short, Danny Glover, Harry Shearer Pure Luck is a 1991 American comedy film starring Martin Short and Danny Glover. It is remake of the popular French comedy film La Chèvre.

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Innerspace Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael Finnell. Steven Spielberg served as executive producer. The film was inspired by the 1966 science ...more

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Three Fugitives Nick Nolte, James Earl Jones, Martin Short Three Fugitives is a 1989 crime-comedy film written and directed by Francis Veber, starring Nick Nolte and Martin Short, and featuring Sarah Rowland Doroff, James Earl Jones and Alan Ruck in ...more

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Captain Ron Kurt Russell, Roselyn Sánchez, Martin Short Captain Ron is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Thom Eberhardt, produced by David Permut, and written by John Dwyer for Touchstone Pictures. It stars Kurt Russell as the title character, ...more

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Father of the Bride Part II Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short. The film is a sequel to Father of the Bride and a loose remake of the 1951 film Father's ...more

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Clifford Martin Short, Mary Steenburgen, Charles Grodin Clifford is a 1994 comedy film starring Martin Short, Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, and Dabney Coleman. The film was shot in 1990 and originally planned for release in the summer of 1991, ...more

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a 2006 American fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the third and final installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa ...more

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Mars Attacks! Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film features an ...more

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Jungle 2 Jungle Tim Allen, Martin Short, Leelee Sobieski Jungle 2 Jungle is a 1997 comedy film starring Tim Allen, Martin Short and Sam Huntington. It is an American remake of the 1994 French film Un indien dans la ville. Jungle 2 Jungle '​s plot ...more

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The Spiderwick Chronicles Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen, Mary-Louise Parker The Spiderwick Chronicles is a 2008 American fantasy adventure film. It is the film adaptation of Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi's bestselling series of the same name. Set in the Spiderwick ...more

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the third installment of the ...more

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Alice in Wonderland Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd Alice in Wonderland is a television film first broadcast in 1999 on NBC and then shown on British television on Channel 4. It is based upon Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ...more

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The Prince of Egypt Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more

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Merlin Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a ...more

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Frankenweenie Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody of and a homage to the ...more

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A Simple Wish Kathleen Turner, Martin Short, Teri Garr A Simple Wish is a 1997 fantasy-comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie in his final film, and starring Martin Short, Mara Wilson and Kathleen Turner. The film is about a bumbling male fairy ...more

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Treasure Planet Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. After he receives a map from a dying pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more

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Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Klum, Amy Poehler Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil is a 2010 animated film written by Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards and Tony Leech and directed by Michael D'Isa-Hogan.

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Laraine Newman Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a 2001 American computer-animated comic science fiction film based on a few three-minute animated shorts shown on Nickelodeon between the years 1999-2002, and a ...more

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Cross My Heart Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser Cross My Heart is an American romantic comedy that was released in the United States on November 13, 1987. It stars Annette O'Toole and Martin Short.

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The Canadian Conspiracy William Shatner, John Candy, Martin Short The Canadian Conspiracy is a 1985 HBO/CBC mockumentary, co-written and directed by Robert Boyd, about the way the Canadian government is subverting the United States by taking over its ...more

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Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Steve Martin, Janeane Garofalo, Martin Short Jiminy Glick in Lalawood is a 2004 comedy film starring Martin Short as Jiminy Glick, a morbidly obese movie critic who is involved in a murder case at the Toronto International Film Festival. ...more

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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story John Goodman, Jay Leno, Martin Short We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story is a 1993 American animated science fiction adventure film, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, distributed by Universal Pictures, and ...more

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Mumford Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Monaco, Martin Short Mumford is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is set in a small town where a new psychologist gives offbeat advice to the neurotic residents. Both the ...more

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Get Over It Mila Kunis, Kirsten Dunst, Zoe Saldana Get Over It is a 2001 American teen comedy loosely based on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream about a high school senior who desperately tries to win back his ex-girlfriend by ...more

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The Pebble and the Penguin Tim Curry, Martin Short, Jim Belushi The Pebble and the Penguin is a 1995 animated musical comedy film, based on the true life mating rituals of the Adelie penguins in Antarctica, produced and directed by Don Bluth and Gary ...more

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The Return of Spinal Tap Robin Williams, Jamie Lee Curtis, Martin Short

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Prince Charming Christina Applegate, Bernadette Peters, Martin Short Prince Charming is a 2001 made-for-television film. It is a comical fairy tale, relating the story of a Prince who is cursed and transported to present-day New York City. The movie stars Martin ...more

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Harry Shearer: Now You See It Martin Short, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer

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The Big Picture Teri Hatcher, Kevin Bacon, John Cleese The Big Picture is a 1989 American comedy film starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Christopher Guest.

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 2013 American-Indian 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film that is loosely based on Dorothy of Oz by L. Frank Baum's great-grandson Roger Stanton Baum. ...more

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101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Martin Short, Ray Liotta, Jason Alexander 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure is a 2003 American direct-to-video animated film produced by Disney Television Animation, and released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on January ...more

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Tales About Tails Martin Short

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Tall Tales & Legends: Johnny Appleseed Molly Ringwald, Martin Short The Grand Canyon was his private swimming hole, he dug the Rio Grande on a slow afternoon and he cooked his grub from the Texas Panhandle itself. Pecos Bill, the delightful tall tale hero of the ...more

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Khan Kluay Miranda Cosgrove, Martin Short, Carl Reiner Khan Kluay is a 2006 Thai computer-animated feature film set during Ayutthaya-era Siam about an elephant who wanders away from his mother and eventually becomes the war elephant for King ...more

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Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper Martin Short, Kathleen Barr, Robin Atkin Downes Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper is a 2004 direct-to-video computer animated Barbie film, and the first musical in the Barbie film series. It is directed by William Lau and stars the voice ...more

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Sunset Limousine Martin Short, John Ritter, Susan Dey Sunset Limousine is a 1983 American comedy television film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Directed by Terry Hughes and shot on locations in San Diego, the film stars John Ritter, ...more

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Long Story Short Martin Short, Eric Peterson Long Story Short is a 2011 film directed by Christopher Jaymes and Jesse Shamata.