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The Best Rik Mayall Movies

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

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

This list is made up of films like Kevin of the North and Carry On Columbus.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Rik Mayall movies?" and "What are the greatest Rik Mayall roles of all time?"
  • 1

    Guest House Paradiso

    Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy


    Directed byAde Edmondson

    Guest House Paradiso is a 1999 British slapstick dark comedy written by and starring comic duo Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, and directed by Edmondson - his directorial debut for a feature...  more
  • 2

    Drop Dead Fred

    Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall


    Directed byAte de Jong

    This film is a 1991 British-American fantasy comedy film directed by Ate De Jong, produced by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Working Title Films and released and distributed by New Line Cinema....  more

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  • 3


    Ewan McGregor, Hugh Laurie


    Directed byGary Chapman

    Valiant is a 2005 British computer-animated film produced by Vanguard Animation and Odyssey Entertainment, and released by Entertainment Film Distributors in the United Kingdom on March 25, 2005 and...  more
  • 4

    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz


    Directed byJohn Landis

    An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis, and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. The film starts with two young American...  more

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  • 5

    Johnny English Reborn

    Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike


    Directed byOliver Parker

    Johnny English Reborn is a 2011 British spy comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The film is the sequel to Johnny English, and stars Rowan Atkinson reprising his role as the title...  more
  • 6

    The Princess and the Goblin

    Rik Mayall, Claire Bloom


    Directed byJózsef Gémes

    The Princess and the Goblin is a 1991 European animated fantasy film directed by József Gémes. It is an adaptation of 1872 novel of the same name by George MacDonald. When a peaceful kingdom is...  more

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  • 7

    Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis

    Rik Mayall, Danny Aiello


    Directed byJohn Henderson

    Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis is a British comedy film directed by John Henderson, originally released in 1997. The film stars Rik Mayall, Jane Horrocks, Danny Aiello and Ross Boatman. The title...  more
  • 8

    Shock Treatment

    Rik Mayall, Barry Humphries


    Directed byJim Sharman

    Shock Treatment is a 1981 American musical-black comedy film and a follow-up to the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. While not an outright sequel, the film does feature several characters from the...  more
  • 9

    Eat the Rich

    Paul McCartney, Robbie Coltrane


    Directed byPeter Richardson

    Eat the Rich is a 1987 British black comedy film, directed by Peter Richardson. It was a co-production between Channel Four Films, Iron Fist Motion Pictures and Michael White Productions. It features...  more
  • 10

    Kevin of the North

    Natasha Henstridge, Leslie Nielsen


    Directed byBob Spiers

    When slacker Kevin Manley (Skeet Ulrich: Scream, As Good as it Gets) receives a letter from his long-lost grandfather telling him he has inherited land in Alaska, it seems to be the answer to his...  more
  • 11

    Marple: Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

    Natalie Dormer, Hannah Murray


    Directed byNicholas Renton

    Marple: Why Didn't They Ask Evans? is a 2009 crime mystery drama TV movie written by Agatha Christie, Patrick Barlow and directed by Nicholas Renton....
  • 12

    Blackadder: Back & Forth

    Kate Moss, Hugh Laurie


    Directed byPaul Weiland

    Blackadder: Back & Forth is a 1999 short comedy history film written by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and directed by Paul Weiland....  more
  • 13

    Carry On Columbus

    Jon Pertwee, Rik Mayall


    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Columbus is the 31st and final film in the series of Carry On films to be made; it was a belated entry to the series, following 1978's Carry On Emmannuelle. It was produced to coincide with...  more

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  • 14

    The Snow Queen

    Helen Mirren, Hugh Laurie


    Directed byMartin Gates

    The Snow Queen is a British animated film directed by Martin Gates and inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen, featuring Helen Mirren in the titular role. In the film, the...  more
  • 15

    The Canterville Ghost

    Rik Mayall, Celia Imrie


    Directed byCrispin Reece

    The Canterville Ghost is a 1997 British made for television film directed by Crispin Reece, based on the short story by Oscar Wilde....  more
  • 16
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  • 17

    This Side of the Afterlife

    Rik Mayall, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh


    Directed byAdam Horton, Joe Horton

    This Side of the Afterlife is a 2010 comedy short film written and directed by Adam Horton and Joe Horton....
  • 18

    Chaos and Cadavers

    Rik Mayall, Keeley Hawes


    Directed byNiklaus Hilber

    Chaos and Cadavers is a 2003 comedy film written by Niklaus Hilber and Drew Bird and directed by Niklaus Hilber....
  • 19

    The Hunt for Tony Blair

    Robbie Coltrane, Jennifer Saunders


    Directed byPeter Richardson

    The Hunt for Tony Blair is a one-off episode of The Comic Strip Presents…, a British television comedy, which will air on Channel 4 in Autumn 2011. The 60 minute film was written by Peter Richardson...  more
  • 20

    Evil Calls: The Raven

    Christopher Walken, Rik Mayall


    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
  • 21

    The Snow Queen's Revenge

    Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton


    The Snow Queen's Revenge is a 1996 British animated film directed by Martin Gates. It is a sequel to the 1995 children's fantasy animated film The Snow Queen and has some of the voice cast changed,...  more
  • 22

    The Itch of the Golden Nit

    David Tennant, Catherine Tate


    Directed bySarah Cox

    The Itch of the Golden Nit is a 2011 computer animated short adventure film directed by Sarah Cox and written by Dave Ingham....
  • 23

    Merlin: The Return

    Tia Carrere, Rik Mayall


    Directed byPaul Matthews

    Merlin: The Return is a 2000 film that chronicles the story of Merlin and King Arthur. The film was directed by Paul Matthews and starred Rik Mayall, Patrick Bergin, Craig Sheffer, Adrian Paul, Julie...  more
  • 24

    Little Noises

    Tatum O'Neal, Crispin Glover

    Directed byJane Spencer

    Little Noises is a 1992 dramedy film directed by Jane Spencer. The movie was released on June 1, 1992 in the United States and stars Crispin Glover as an awkward and unsuccessful writer who achieves...  more
  • 25

    A Monkey's Tale

    John Hurt, Michael Gambon


    Directed byJean-François Laguionie

    A Monkey's Tale is a feature-length French animated film directed by Jean-François Laguionie. It was released in 1999, and won the Award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 5th Kecskemét Animation...  more