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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.

List films include Tillie's Punctured Romance, Have You Got Any Castles? and many more.

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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • To prevent his inheritance from going to his greedy family, a steel tycoon (Richard Bennett) chooses eight random strangers and gives them each $1 million. Among those chosen are an entertainer (W.C. ...more
  • Filmmaker Bill Fields (W.C. Fields) and his lovely niece, Gloria (Gloria Jean), are determined to sell a script to a producer (Franklin Pangborn). As they read the story, it comes to life, and Bill ...more
  • 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
  • The Golf Specialist is a 1930 comedy short subject from RKO Pictures, starring W. C. Fields. It was his first talkie. The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when many early film studios in ...more
  • Million Dollar Legs is an American comedy film starring Jack Oakie and W. C. Fields, directed by Edward F. Cline, produced by Herman J. Mankiewicz and B. P. Schulberg, co-written by Joseph L. ...more
  • J. Pinkham Whinney (Charlie Ruggles) and his wife, Flora (Mary Boland), want to go on a second honeymoon and decide to share the trip's expenses with a wacky couple, George Edward (George Burns) and ...more
  • The Fatal Glass of Beer is a short film starring W. C. Fields, produced by Mack Sennett, and released theatrically by Paramount Pictures.
  • 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
  • Cheapskate circus owner Larson E. Whipsnade (W.C. Fields) has a habit of skipping out on his bills, with the result that he has an entire posse of sheriffs and bill collectors following him from town ...more
  • The International House hotel in Wuhu, China, is hosting the debut of Dr. Wong's latest invention: a television-like device he calls a "radioscope." From around the world, agents and collectors, ...more
  • Eustace McGargle (W.C. Fields) is a bred-in-the-bone schemer whose latest con is set to bring him a fortune -- if he can beat the competition. After blowing into Green Meadows with the traveling ...more
  • The S.S. Gigantic competes with the S.S. Colossal in a luxury liner race from New York to France. S.B. Bellows (W.C. Fields), the bumbling brother of the owner of the Gigantic, accidentally wrecks ...more
  • When her circus mother dies after being disowned, young Sally (Carol Dempster) is raised by Professor Eustace McGargle (W.C. Fields), a juggler and small-time con man. McGargle trains Sally to dance ...more
  • Abused by his cruel stepfather (Basil Rathbone) after his mother dies, young David Copperfield (Freddie Bartholomew) first finds shelter in the convivial home of Mr. Micawber (W.C. Fields) and later ...more
  • That Royle Girl was a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by D. W. Griffith and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Edwin Balmer, and starred ...more
  • Pool Sharks is a 1915 silent short film. The film is notable for being the film acting and writing debut of W. C. Fields, and also features an early stop-motion animation scene, during a game of pool.
  • It's the Old Army Game is a silent film comedy starring W. C. Fields and Louise Brooks. The "army game" is the shell game, a con-trick which WC Fields observes being played. "It's the old army game" ...more
  • So's Your Old Man is a 1926 silent film comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava and starring W.C. Fields and Alice Joyce. It was written by J. Clarkson Miller based on the story "Mr. Bisbee's ...more
  • Janice Meredith, also known as The Beautiful Rebel, is a silent film released in 1924 that is based on the book and play of the same name written by Paul Leicester Ford and Edward Everett Rose. The ...more
  • In this version of the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice (Charlotte Henry) discovers that an ordinary library mirror is actually a portal into another world. As she adjusts to her constantly changing ...more
  • Tales of Manhattan is a 1942 American anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier. Thirteen writers, including Ben Hecht, Alan Campbell, Ferenc Molnár, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Donald Ogden Stewart ...more