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The Best Pauly Shore Movies

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List of the best Pauly Shore movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Pauly Shore's highest grossing movies have earned millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Pauly Shore movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Pauly Shore movies will be at the top of the list. Pauly Shore has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Pauly Shore movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Pauly Shore films to end the squabble once and for all.If you think the best Pauly Shore role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Pauly Shore performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Use every item on this list for yours, from Casper: A Spirited Beginning to Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge."This list answers the questions, "What are the best Pauly Shore movies?" and "What are the greatest Pauly Shore roles of all time?"

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  • 1

    Son in Law

    Tiffani Thiessen, Brendan Fraser
    177
    39

    Released1993

    Directed bySteve Rash

    Son in Law is a 1993 American comedy film starring Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino, Lane Smith, Cindy Pickett, Tiffani Thiessen, Patrick Renna, Dan Gauthier and Dennis Burkley....  more

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  • 2

    Encino Man

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rose McGowan
    157
    33

    Released1992

    Directed byLes Mayfield

    Encino Man is a 1992 comedy film directed by Les Mayfield and starring Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin, and Pauly Shore. The plot revolves around two geeky teenagers from Encino, Los Angeles, California,...  more

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  • 3

    Bio-Dome

    Rose McGowan, Kylie Minogue
    139
    34

    Released1996

    Directed byJason Bloom

    Bio-Dome is a 1996 American stoner comedy film directed by Jason Bloom. Bio-Dome was produced by Motion Picture Corporation of America on a budget of $10 million and was distributed theatrically by...  more

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  • 4

    Class Act

    Pauly Shore, Karyn Parsons
    98
    19

    Released1992

    Directed byRandall Miller

    Class Act is a 1992 comedy film, directed by Randall Miller and starring hip-hop duo Kid 'n Play. An urban retelling of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, the screenplay is by Cynthia Friedlob...  more

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  • 5

    A Goofy Movie

    Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence
    79
    21

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Lima

    A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film directed by Kevin Lima The film's plot revolves around the father-son relationship between Goofy and Max as Goofy believes that he's...  more

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  • 6

    In the Army Now

    Brendan Fraser, Andy Dick
    130
    86

    Released1994

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    In the Army Now is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr. and starring Pauly Shore, Andy Dick, David Alan Grier, Esai Morales, and Lori Petty. The film earned $28,881,266 USD at...  more
  • 7

    The Wash

    Eminem, Shaquille O'Neal
    42
    15

    Released2001

    Directed byDJ Pooh

    The Wash is a hip hop-styled film written and directed by DJ Pooh and starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and DJ Pooh, with appearances by Eminem, Ludacris and Xzibit. The film was released on November 16,...  more

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  • 8

    Opposite Day

    Ariel Winter, Pauly Shore
    38
    13

    Released2009

    Directed byR. Michael Givens

    Opposite Day is a 2009 American comedy film released in October 2009 starring Billy Unger, Ariel Winter, and Dylan Cash....  more
  • 9

    My Big Fat Independent Movie

    Pauly Shore, Paget Brewster
    26
    12

    Released2005

    Directed byChris Gore, Philip Zlotorynski

    My Big Fat Independent Movie is a 2005 independent film produced, written and directed by former film critic Chris Gore spoofing well-known independent films, such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding,...  more
  • 10

    The Junior Defenders

    Pauly Shore, Kevin Smith
    26
    13

    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Spiegel

    The Junior Defenders is a 2007 direct-to-video comedy-fantasy film from Warner Bros. starring Ally Sheedy, Brian O'Halloran, Justin Henry, and Jason David Frank....  more
  • 11

    The Princess and the Barrio Boy

    Pauly Shore, María Conchita Alonso
    26
    13

    Released2000

    Directed byTony Plana

    The Princess and the Barrio Boy is a 2000 romance film written by Julie Chambers and directed by Tony Plana....
  • 12

    Captured

    Pauly Shore, Bobby Lee
    22
    9

    Released2011

    Captured is a 2011 Comedy film written and Lucas Heyne and Zack Newkirk....
  • 13

    Casper Meets Wendy

    Hilary Duff, Pauly Shore
    35
    26

    Released1998

    Directed bySean McNamara, Bruce McCarthy

    Casper Meets Wendy is a direct-to-video film released on September 22, 1998. The film is a sequel to Casper: A Spirited Beginning; both films are prequel/spin-offs to the 1995 film Casper and were...  more
  • 14

    Jury Duty

    Tia Carrere, Pauly Shore
    71
    73

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Fortenberry

    Jury Duty is a 1995 American comedy film directed by John Fortenberry and starring Pauly Shore, Tia Carrere, Stanley Tucci, Brian Doyle-Murray, Shelley Winters, and Abe Vigoda. The film was actress...  more
  • 15

    Pauly Shore Is Dead

    Britney Spears, Paris Hilton
    20
    18

    Released2003

    Directed byPauly Shore

    This film is an American comedy/mockumentary motion picture released in 2003 starring actor and comedian Pauly Shore. The cameo-filled movie begins as a semi-autobiographical retelling of Shore's...  more
  • 16

    An Extremely Goofy Movie

    Pauly Shore, Bebe Neuwirth
    46
    59

    Released2000

    Directed byIan Harrowell, Douglas McCarthy

    An Extremely Goofy Movie, is a 2000 American direct-to-video animated comedy film made by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Douglas McCarthy, it is the sequel to the 1995 film A Goofy Movie,...  more
  • 17

    Casper: A Spirited Beginning

    James Earl Jones, Pauly Shore
    17
    19

    Released1997

    Directed bySean McNamara

    Casper: A Spirited Beginning is a direct-to-video and first prequel/spin-off to the 1995 film Casper, produced by Harvey Comics and Saban Entertainment and released by 20th Century Fox Home...  more
  • 18

    Stonerville

    Pauly Shore, Leslie Nielsen
    15
    18

    Released2011

    Directed byBill Corcoran

    Stonerville is a 2011 American comedy film released direct-to-video. Leslie Nielsen played a character simply named Producer, which was his final role before he died. The film was directed by veteran...  more
  • 19

    The Bogus Witch Project

    Pauly Shore, Kelly Aluise
    26
    35

    Released2000

    Directed byAlex Zamm

    The Bogus Witch Project is a 2000 comedy film satirizing The Blair Witch Project. It uses different tellings of the Blair Witch, such as The Blair Underwood Project....  more
  • 20

    Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge

    Pauly Shore, Morgan Fairchild
    12
    15

    Released1989

    Directed byRichard Friedman

    Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge is a 1989 horror film about a young man who apparently dies in a suspicious house fire after saving his girlfriend, Melody; a year later, at the new mall built...  more
  • 21

    Adopted

    Pauly Shore
    11
    15

    Released2009

    Directed byPauly Shore

    Adopted is a 2009 American independent film starring comedian Pauly Shore. It is a mockumentary "in which [Pauly] plays himself going to Africa to adopt a child, à la Madonna and Angelina Jolie." The...  more
  • 22

    18 Again!

    Pauly Shore, George Burns
    19
    42

    Released1988

    Directed byPaul Flaherty

    18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series of...  more
  • 23

    Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

    Christina Ricci, Jimmy Fallon
    15
    38

    Released2011

    Directed byTom Brady

    Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is a 2011 comedy film written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert & Nick Swardson and directed by Tom Brandy....  more
  • 24

    For Keeps

    Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald
    11
    37

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    For Keeps is a 1988 American coming of age comedy drama film starring Molly Ringwald and Randall Batinkoff as Darcy and Stan, two high school seniors in love. Complications ensue when Darcy becomes...  more