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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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