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Movies Written By Neil Simon

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This is a list of films written by Neil Simon, screenwriter. This list of movies written by Neil Simon is alphabetical and can be sorted for other bits of information such as who directed the film and what genre it falls under. These Neil Simon screenplays are not unfinished works; they have all been produced and released somewhere in the world. Any unreleased Neil Simon films are not included on this list. Neil Simon has written some very iconic movies over the years, so if you're trying to find popular Neil Simon films that you haven't seen already then this list is the perfect guide for doing so.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, including The Odd Couple and The Goodbye Girl.

You can use this list to answer the questions, "What movies did Neil Simon write?" and "How many movies did Neil Simon write?"

This list includes almost all of Neil Simon's screenplay credits. You can click on the names of the movies Neil Simon wrote in order to find out more about each individual Neil Simon film. Trailers for each movie can also be seen if you click on the video previews for these Neil Simon films. {#nodes}
  • After the Fox

    Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland


    Directed byVittorio De Sica

    After the Fox is a 1966 British–Italian comedy film starring Peter Sellers and directed by Vittorio De Sica. The screenplay is in English, by Neil Simon and De Sica's longtime collaborator Cesare...  more
  • Barefoot in the Park

    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford


    Directed byGene Saks

    Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 American comedy film. The film stars Jane Fonda as Corie and Robert Redford as Paul. Based on Neil Simon's 1963 play of the same title, it focuses on newlyweds Corie...  more

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  • Biloxi Blues is a semi-autobiographical play by Neil Simon. It portrays the conflict of Sergeant Merwin J. Toomey and Arnold Epstein, one of many privates enlisted in the military stationed in...  more
  • Biloxi Blues

    Christopher Walken, Matthew Broderick


    Directed byMike Nichols

    Biloxi Blues is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Neil Simon, and starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken. Simon adapted his semi-autobiographical 1985 play...  more


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  • Brighton Beach Memoirs

    Jason Alexander, Blythe Danner


    Directed byGene Saks

    Brighton Beach Memoirs is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Gene Saks, written by Neil Simon, and starring Jonathan Silverman and Blythe Danner. Simon adapted his semi-autobiographical 1983...  more
  • California Suite is a 1976 play by Neil Simon. Similar in structure to his earlier Plaza Suite, the comedy is composed of four playlets set in Suite 203-04, which consists of a living room and an...  more
  • California Suite

    Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby


    Directed byHerbert Ross

    California Suite is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Herbert Ross. The screenplay by Neil Simon is based on his play of the same title. Similar to his earlier Plaza Suite, the film focuses on...  more
  • Chapter Two

    James Caan, Valerie Harper


    Directed byRobert Moore

    Chapter Two is a 1979 romantic comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore....  more
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers

    Alan Arkin, Paula Prentiss


    Directed byGene Saks

    Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers is a 1972 comedy film based on Neil Simon's play of the same name. Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Paula Prentiss and Renée Taylor star in it....  more
  • London Suite

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelsey Grammer


    Directed byJay Sandrich

    On one day at an English Hotel, four different stories are shown. Diana is in London to promote her Television Series and her ex-husband Sidney shows up to ask her for money for his gay lover. Mark...  more
  • Lost in Yonkers

    Richard Dreyfuss, David Strathairn


    Directed byMartha Coolidge

    Lost in Yonkers is a 1993 film film adaptation of the Neil Simon play of the same name, directed by Martha Coolidge. It stars Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl, and Richard Dreyfuss. It was the first...  more
  • Murder by Death

    Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers


    Directed byRobert Moore

    This film is a 1976 American mystery comedy film with a cast featuring Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith,...  more

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  • Only When I Laugh

    Kevin Bacon, Kristy McNichol


    Directed byGlenn Jordan

    Only When I Laugh is a 1981 film based on Neil Simon's play The Gingerbread Lady. The story is about an alcoholic Broadway actress who tries to stay sober while dealing with the problems of her...  more
  • Plaza Suite is a comedy play by Neil Simon....  more
  • Plaza Suite

    Walter Matthau, Lee Grant


    Directed byArthur Hiller

    Plaza Suite is a 1971 American comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller. The screenplay by Neil Simon is based on his 1968 play of the same title. The film stars Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton,...  more
  • The Cheap Detective

    Ann-Margret, James Cromwell


    Directed byRobert Moore

    The Cheap Detective is a 1978 American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore. It stars Peter Falk as Lou Peckinpaugh, a detective in the Humphrey Bogart mold. The...  more

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  • The Good Doctor

    Ed Asner, Richard Chamberlain


    Directed byJack O'Brien

    The Good Doctor is a 1978 music drama film written by Neil Simon and directed by Jack O'Brien....  more
  • The Goodbye Girl

    Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason


    Directed byHerbert Ross

    The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American romantic comedy-drama film. Directed by Herbert Ross, the film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, and Paul Benedict. The original screenplay by...  more

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  • The Heartbreak Kid

    Cybill Shepherd, Doris Roberts


    Directed byElaine May

    The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 dark romantic comedy film directed by Elaine May, written by Neil Simon, and starring Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, Eddie Albert, Audra Lindley, Doris Roberts and...  more

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  • The Lonely Guy

    Steve Martin, Andy Garcia


    Directed byArthur Hiller

    The Lonely Guy is a 1984 romantic comedy film, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Steve Martin. The screenplay is credited to Ed. Weinberger and Stan Daniels as well as Neil Simon, and is based...  more
  • The Marrying Man

    Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger


    Directed byJerry Rees

    The Marrying Man is a 1991 romantic comedy film starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. The film was directed by Jerry Rees, and written by Neil Simon. The film opened to mixed and poor reviews, with...  more

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  • The Odd Couple

    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau


    Directed byGene Saks

    The Odd Couple is a 1968 American black comedy film written by Neil Simon, based on his play The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. It is the story of two...  more

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  • The Odd Couple II

    Jack Lemmon, Christine Baranski


    Directed byHoward Deutch

    The Odd Couple II is the 1998 sequel to 1968's The Odd Couple. Written by Neil Simon, the film reunites Jack Lemmon as Felix Unger and Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison in their last film together. The...  more
  • The Out-of-Towners

    Jack Lemmon, Billy Dee Williams


    Directed byArthur Hiller

    The Out-of-Towners is a 1970 comedy film written by Neil Simon, directed by Arthur Hiller, and starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis. It was released by Paramount Pictures on May 28, 1970. Much of...  more

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  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue

    Sylvester Stallone, Anne Bancroft


    Directed byMelvin Frank

    The Prisoner of Second Avenue is an American black comedy play by Neil Simon, later made into a film released in 1975....  more