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The Best Will Rogers Movies 

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Updated November 5, 2019 84 votes 35 voters 9k views 40 items

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

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

List includes State Fair, Doctor Bull and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Will Rogers movies?" and "What are the greatest Will Rogers roles of all time?"

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Steamboat Round the Bend... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Will Rogers, Eugene Pallette, Anne Shirley

Released: 1935

Directed by: John Ford

Steamboat Round the Bend is a 1935 American comedy film directed by John Ford. The film stars Will Rogers and was released a few weeks after his death in an airplane crash.
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Released: 1933

Directed by: John Ford

Doctor Bull is a 1933 American comedy film directed by John Ford, based on the James Gould Cozzens novel The Last Adam. Will Rogers portrays a small town doctor who must deal with a typhoid ...more
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Judge Priest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Hattie McDaniel, Will Rogers, Anita Louise

Released: 1934

Directed by: John Ford

Judge Priest is a 1934 American comedy film starring Will Rogers. The film was directed by John Ford, produced by Sol M. Wurtzel in association with Fox Film, and based on humorist Irvin S. ...more
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In Old Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Will Rogers, Alan Dinehart, Charles Sellon

Released: 1935

Directed by: George Marshall

In Old Kentucky is a 1935 comedy film directed by George Marshall.
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Myrna Loy, Will Rogers, Maureen O'Sullivan

Released: 1931

Directed by: David Butler

A Connecticut Yankee is a 1931 American film adaptation of Mark Twain's 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It was directed by David Butler to a script by William M. ...more
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Jubilo, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Will Rogers

Released: 1924

Directed by: Robert F. McGowan

Jubilo, Jr. is a 1924 short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 27th Our Gang short subject released.
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Life Begins at Forty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Will Rogers, Rochelle Hudson, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1935

Directed by: George Marshall

Life Begins at Forty is a 1935 black-and-white film starring Will Rogers and Richard Cromwell. It is based on the non-fiction self-help book Life Begins at 40 by Walter B. Pitkin.
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State Fair is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres

Released: 1933

Directed by: Henry King

State Fair is a movie directed by Henry King and starring Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, and Lew Ayres. The film was based on a novel by Phil Stong, was the first of three film versions of the ...more
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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Betty Grable, Janet Gaynor, Stuart Erwin

Released: 1930

Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff

Happy Days is an 80 minute musical film, notable for being the first feature film shown entirely in widescreen anywhere in the world. French director Abel Gance's Napoléon had a final ...more
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Lightnin' is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Lightnin' Wallace MacDonald, Jay Hunt

Released: 1925

Directed by: John Ford

Lightnin' is a 1925 American comedy film directed by John Ford. It was based on a successful play of the same name. The original run started in 1918 at the Gaiety Theatre and continued for 1,291 ...more
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Business and Pleasure is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Business and Pleasure Will Rogers, Jetta Goudal

Released: 1932

Directed by: David Butler

Business and Pleasure is a 1932 American comedy film directed by David Butler, starring Will Rogers and featuring Boris Karloff.
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The County Chairman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Mickey Rooney, Will Rogers, Kent Taylor

Released: 1935

Directed by: John G. Blystone

The County Chairman is a 1935 film directed by John G. Blystone.
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Ambassador Bill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Ray Milland, Will Rogers, Marguerite Churchill

Released: 1931

Directed by: Sam Taylor

Ambassador Bill is a comedy film starring Will Rogers and Marguerite Churchill. Directed by Sam Taylor, the movie also features Greta Nissen and Ray Milland.
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An Unwilling Hero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
An Unwilling Hero Will Rogers, John Bowers, Jack Curtis

Released: 1921

Directed by: Clarence G. Badger

An Unwilling Hero is a 1921 comedy and drama film written by Arthur F. Statter and directed by Clarence G. Badger, based from the story Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking by O. Henry.
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Doubting Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Doubting Thomas Will Rogers, John Qualen, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1935

Directed by: David Butler

Doubting Thomas is a 1935 film directed by David Butler.
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David Harum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Will Rogers, Jane Darwell, Noah Beery

Released: 1934

Directed by: James Cruze

David Harum is a 1934 comedy film story by Edward Noyes Wescott and written by Walter Woods and directed by James Cruze
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Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Bess Flowers, J. Warren Kerrigan, Nita Naldi

Released: 1923

Directed by: James Cruze

Hollywood is an American silent comedy film directed by James Cruze, co-written by Frank Condon and Thomas J. Geraghty, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film is a lengthier feature ...more
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So This Is London is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
So This Is London Will Rogers, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Albertson

Released: 1930

Directed by: John G. Blystone

So This Is London is a 1930 American comedy film directed by John G. Blystone and starring Will Rogers, Irene Rich, Frank Albertson and Lumsden Hare. It was based on the 1922 play So This Is ...more
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They Had to See Paris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
They Had to See Paris Will Rogers, Edgar Kennedy, Irene Rich

Released: 1929

Directed by: Frank Borzage

They Had to See Paris is a 1929 film directed by Frank Borzage.
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Mr. Skitch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Mr. Skitch Rochelle Hudson

Released: 1933

Directed by: James Cruze

Mr. Skitch is a 1933 film directed by James Cruze.
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Tip Toes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Tip Toes Will Rogers, Dorothy Gish

Directed by: Herbert Wilcox

Tip Toes is a 1927 British silent film comedy-drama, directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Dorothy Gish and Will Rogers. The film is a loose adaptation of the stage musical Tip-Toes, with the ...more
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The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
The Headless Horseman Will Rogers, James Sheridan, Ben Hendricks Jr.

Released: 1922

Directed by: Edward D. Venturini

The Headless Horseman is a 1922 American horror film adaption of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow starring Will Rogers, Lois Meredith, and Ben Hendricks Jr. that was directed by ...more
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Too Busy to Work is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Too Busy to Work Will Rogers, Marian Nixon, Dick Powell

Released: 1932

Directed by: John G. Blystone

Too Busy to Work is a 1932 American comedy film directed by John G. Blystone.
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Laughing Bill Hyde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Laughing Bill Hyde Will Rogers, Anna Lehr, Clarence Oliver

Laughing Bill Hyde is a 1918 American comedy film directed by Hobart Henley.

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Almost a Husband is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Will Rogers Movies
Almost a Husband Will Rogers, Peggy Wood, Herbert Standing

Almost a Husband is a 1919 American comedy directed by Clarence G. Badger.