The Best W. C. Fields Movies

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

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

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  • It's a Gift
    W.C. Fields, Baby LeRoy, Kathleen Howard
    135 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
    Harold Bissonette (W.C. Fields) is the owner of a small-town grocery store, husband of a harassing wife (Kathleen Howard) and father of two spoiled children, and his customers aren't much better. ...more
  • The Bank Dick
    W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel
    132 votes
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Edward F. Cline
    Egbert Sousé (W.C. Fields) becomes an unexpected hero when a bank robber falls over a bench he's occupying. Now considered brave, Egbert is given a job as a bank guard. Soon, he is approached by ...more
  • Man on the Flying Trapeze
    Walter Brennan, W. C. Fields, Mary Brian
    78 votes
    • Released: 1935
    • Directed by: W. C. Fields, Clyde Bruckman
    Man on the Flying Trapeze is a 1935 comedy film starring W. C. Fields as a henpecked husband. As with his other roles of this nature, Fields is put-upon throughout the film, but triumphs in the end.
  • You're Telling Me!
    W.C. Fields, Joan Marsh, Buster Crabbe
    52 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
    Sam Bisbee (W.C. Fields) is an eccentric optometrist who moonlights as an amateur inventor. Unfortunately his inventions are largely useless and have, along with his own various gaffes, made him the ...more
  • My Little Chickadee
    Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia
    59 votes
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Edward F. Cline
    When a gold-digging singer, Flower Belle Lee (Mae West), is kidnapped by a masked bandit, the town goes wild with speculation. When she returns unharmed, and is later seen kissing the bandit, she is ...more

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  • The Old Fashioned Way
    W. C. Fields, Jack Mulhall, Oscar Apfel
    44 votes
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: William Beaudine
    The Old Fashioned Way is a 1934 comedy film produced by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by William Beaudine and stars W.C. Fields. The script was written by Jack Cunningham based on a story ...more