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The Best Norman Wisdom Movies

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List of the best Norman Wisdom movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Norman Wisdom'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 Norman Wisdom movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Norman Wisdom movies will be at the top of the list. Norman Wisdom has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Norman Wisdom movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Norman Wisdom films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including The Square Peg and On the Beat.

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  • 1
    Oliver Reed, Honor Blackman
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    Released1959

    Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs

    The Square Peg is a 1959 British comedy film starring Norman Wisdom and directed by John Paddy Carstairs. Norman Wisdom plays two different characters: a man who digs and repairs roads and a Nazi...  more
  • 2
    Norman Wisdom, John Le Mesurier
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    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Asher

    The Early Bird is a 1965 British comedy film directed by Robert Asher and starring Norman Wisdom. It also featured Edward Chapman, Bryan Pringle, Richard Vernon, John Le Mesurier and Jerry Desmonde....  more
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    Norman Wisdom, Margaret Rutherford
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    Released1953

    Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs

    Trouble in Store is a 1953 British comedy film starring Norman Wisdom as a department store clerk in his screen debut. For his performance, Wisdom won a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer. The...  more
  • 4
    Norman Wisdom
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    Released1962

    Directed byRobert Asher

    On the Beat is a 1962 British comedy film starring Norman Wisdom, and directed by Robert Asher....  more
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    Britt Ekland, Elliott Gould
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    Released1968

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    The Night They Raided Minsky's is a 1968 musical comedy film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Norman Lear. It is a fictional account of the invention of the striptease at Minsky's...  more
  • 6
    Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman
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    Released1963

    Directed byRobert Asher

    A Stitch in Time is a 1963 Norman Wisdom comedy film set in a children's hospital. It was directed by Robert Asher and edited by Gerry Hambling. The cast includes Edward Chapman, Jeanette Sterke,...  more
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    Michael Caine, Oliver Reed
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    Released1960

    Directed byRobert Asher

    The Bulldog Breed is a 1960 British comedy film starring Norman Wisdom and directed by Robert Asher....  more
  • 8
    Norman Wisdom, Lionel Jeffries
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    Released1956

    Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs

    Up in the World is a 1956 comedy film starring Norman Wisdom, Maureen Swanson and Jerry Desmonde, directed by John Paddy Carstairs and produced by Rank. Norman gets a job as a window cleaner in a...  more
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    Norman Wisdom, David Lodge
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    Released1969

    Directed byMenahem Golan

    What's Good For The Goose, also known as Girl Trouble, is a 1969 British comedy film, and was Norman Wisdom's final starring role in a film. It was written and directed by Menahem Golan. The film...  more
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    Helen Mirren, Norman Wisdom
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    Released1966

    Directed byRobert Asher

    Press for Time is a 1966 British comedy film starring Norman Wisdom. The screenplay was written by Eddie Leslie and Norman Wisdom, based on the 1963 novel Yea Yea Yea, by Angus McGill. It was partly...  more
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    Norman Wisdom, Dick Emery
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    Released1959

    Directed byRobert Asher

    Follow a Star is a 1959 British comedy film directed by Robert Asher and starring Norman Wisdom....  more
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    Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard
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    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Stephenson

    Five Children and It is a 2004 film adaption of the book of the same name, directed by John Stephenson, starring Freddie Highmore, with Zoë Wanamaker, Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Izzard as the voice of...  more
  • 13
    Leslie Phillips, Norman Wisdom
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    Released1957

    Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs

    Just My Luck is a 1957 British sports comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Norman Wisdom as a worker in a jewellery shop....  more
  • 14
    Norman Wisdom
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    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Powis

    Expresso is a 10-minute British comedy short film, directed by Martin Nigel Davey and Kevin Powis. Consisting of eight micro-films involving the characters that frequent one table during one day in a...  more
  • 15
    Harry H. Corbett, Norman Wisdom
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    Released1966

    Directed byRobert Hartford-Davis

    The Sandwich Man is a 1966 British comedy film starring Michael Bentine, Dora Bryan, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbins, Diana Dors, Norman Wisdom, Terry-Thomas and Ian Hendry. It was written by...  more
  • 16
    Christopher Walken, Rik Mayall
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    Released2008

    Directed byRichard Driscoll

    Evil Calls: The Raven is a 2011 British horror film written, produced and directed by Richard Driscoll, starring Rik Mayall, Jason Donovan, Eileen Daly, Norman Wisdom and Robin Askwith. The film...  more
  • 17
    Norman Wisdom, Violet Farebrother
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    Released1955

    Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs

    Man of the Moment is a 1955 comedy film starring Norman Wisdom, Belinda Lee, Lana Morris and Jerry Desmonde. The film includes songs sung by the Beverley Sisters, including, "Dreams for Sale",...  more
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    Norman Wisdom, Bernard Hill
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    Released1992

    Directed byShani S. Grewal

    Double X: The Name of the Game is a 1992 British thriller film. The screenplay by Shani S. Grewal is based in part on Vengeance, a novel by David Fleming. The film features Norman Wisdom, William...  more
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    Susannah York, Norman Wisdom
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    Released1960

    Directed byStuart Burge

    There Was a Crooked Man is a 1960 British comedy film directed by Stuart Burge. It starred Norman Wisdom, Alfred Marks, Andrew Cruickshank, Reginald Beckwith, and Susannah York. It is based on the...  more
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