Entertainment
428 voters

The Best W. C. Fields Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 1.3k votes 428 voters 33.9k views31 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best W. C. Fields movies?" and "What are the greatest W. C. Fields roles of all time?"
...more
  • 1
    110
    16

    It's a Gift

    W. C. Fields, Jean Rouverol

    Released1934

    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    It's a Gift is a 1934 comedy film starring W. C. Fields, considered by film historians to be one of Fields' best and funniest films. It was Fields's sixteenth sound film, and his fifth in 1934 alone....  more

    More It's a Gift 

    #429 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#27 of 48 The Best '30s Comedy Movies

  • 2
    107
    15

    The Bank Dick

    W. C. Fields, Shemp Howard

    Released1940

    Directed byEdward F. Cline

    The Bank Dick is a 1940 comedy film. Set in Lompoc, California, W. C. Fields plays a character named Egbert Sousé who trips a bank robber and ends up a security guard as a result. The character is a...  more
  • 3
    93
    10

    International House

    Bela Lugosi, George Burns

    Released1933

    Directed byA. Edward Sutherland

    International House is a comedy film, directed by A. Edward Sutherland and released by Paramount Pictures. The tagline of the film was "the Grand Hotel of comedy"....  more
  • 4
    55
    9

    Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

    W. C. Fields, Gloria Jean

    Released1941

    Directed byEdward F. Cline

    Never Give a Sucker an Even Break is a 1941 Universal Pictures comedy film starring W.C. Fields. Fields also wrote the original story, under the pseudonym "Otis Criblecoblis". Fields plays himself,...  more
  • 5
    65
    24

    Man on the Flying Trapeze

    Walter Brennan, W. C. Fields

    Released1935

    Directed byW. 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....  more
  • 6
    49
    17

    You're Telling Me!

    W. C. Fields, Buster Crabbe

    Released1934

    Directed byErle C. Kenton

    You're Telling Me! is a 1934 comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, and starring W. C. Fields; this film is a remake of his earlier silent film So's Your Old Man, and both films are adapted from...  more
  • 7
    31
    7

    Tales of Manhattan

    Rita Hayworth, Henry Fonda

    Released1942

    Directed byJulien Duvivier

    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
  • 8
    49
    27

    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

    W. C. Fields, Edgar Bergen

    Released1939

    Directed byGeorge Marshall, Edward F. Cline

    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man is a 1939 American comedy film starring W. C. Fields. Fields also wrote the story on which the film is based under the name Charles Bogle....  more
  • 9
    32
    9

    The Fatal Glass of Beer

    W. C. Fields, Balto

    Directed byClyde Bruckman

    The Fatal Glass of Beer is a short film starring W. C. Fields, produced by Mack Sennett, and released theatrically by Paramount Pictures....  more
  • 10
    25
    4

    Sally of the Sawdust

    W. C. Fields, Alfred Lunt

    Released1925

    Directed byD. W. Griffith

    Sally of the Sawdust is an American silent comedy film, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring W. C. Fields, and based on the 1923 stage musical Poppy. Fields would later star in a second film version,...  more
  • 11
    25
    7

    The Golf Specialist

    W. C. Fields, Shirley Grey

    Released1930

    Directed byMonte Brice

    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
  • 12
    34
    18

    The Old Fashioned Way

    W. C. Fields, Jack Mulhall

    Released1934

    Directed byWilliam 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
  • 13
    47
    37

    My Little Chickadee

    Mae West, W. C. Fields

    Released1940

    Directed byEdward F. Cline

    My Little Chickadee is a Universal comedy/western motion picture starring Mae West and W. C. Fields, with Joseph Calleia, Ruth Donnelly, Margaret Hamilton, Donald Meek, Willard Robertson, Dick Foran,...  more
  • 14
    27
    14

    If I Had a Million

    Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton

    Released1932

    Directed byNorman Taurog, Ernst Lubitsch, Stephen Roberts, Lothar Mendes, William A. Seiter

    If I Had a Million is a 1932 American pre-Code Paramount Studios anthology film. There were seven directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Taurog, Stephen Roberts, Norman Z. McLeod, James Cruze, William A....  more
  • 15
    18
    5

    Tillie's Punctured Romance

    W. C. Fields, Chester Conklin

    Released1928

    Directed byA. Edward Sutherland

    Tillie's Punctured Romance is a 1928 circus comedy starring W. C. Fields as a ringmaster and Louise Fazenda as a runaway. Written by Monte Brice and Keene Thompson and directed by A. Edward...  more
  • 16
    23
    15

    Million Dollar Legs

    W. C. Fields, Andy Clyde

    Released1932

    Directed byEdward F. Cline

    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
  • 17
    14
    5

    Running Wild

    W. C. Fields

    Released1927

    Directed byGregory La Cava

    Running Wild is a silent comedy film featuring W. C. Fields in a film built around his unique talents....  more
  • 18
    16
    7

    The Big Broadcast of 1938

    Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

    Released1938

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    The Big Broadcast of 1938 is a Paramount Pictures film featuring W.C. Fields and Bob Hope. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, the film is the last in a series of Big Broadcast movies that were variety show...  more
  • 19
    14
    5

    Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

    W. C. Fields, ZaSu Pitts

    Released1934

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch is a 1934 American comedy-drama film, directed by Norman Taurog, and based on the 1901 novel of the same name by Alice Hegan Rice. The film stars Broadway stage...  more
  • 20
    12
    3

    It's the Old Army Game

    W. C. Fields, Louise Brooks

    Released1926

    Directed byA. Edward Sutherland

    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
  • 21
    16
    9

    Poppy

    W. C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson

    Released1936

    Directed byA. Edward Sutherland

    Poppy is a 1936 film directed by A. Edward Sutherland....  more
  • 22
    13
    4

    Six of a Kind

    George Burns, W. C. Fields

    Released1934

    Directed byLeo McCarey

    Six of a Kind is a 1934 comedy film directed by Leo McCarey. It is a whimsical and often absurd Road movie about two couples who decide to share their expenses on a trip to Hollywood....  more
  • 23
    12
    4

    Have You Got Any Castles?

    Mel Blanc, W. C. Fields

    Released1938

    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    Have You Got Any Castles? is a seven-minute animated short film released to theaters by Warner Bros. on June 25, 1938. Directed by Frank Tashlin, the film was a part of the Merrie Melodies series...  more
  • 24
    10
    3

    Janice Meredith

    W. C. Fields, Marion Davies

    Released1924

    Directed byE. Mason Hopper

    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
  • 25
    20
    18

    David Copperfield

    Basil Rathbone, W. C. Fields

    Released1935

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    David Copperfield is a 1935 American film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer based upon the Charles Dickens novel The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the...  more