Best Jerry Lewis Moviesby SweetWilliam63 | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
From 1949 through to 2013, Jerry Lewis appeared in 48 films (14 he directed). Which was the best?
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1. My Friend Irma (1949)
Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A scatterbrained Brooklynite and her wheeler-dealer fiancé interfere in her level-headed roommate's love life.
Votes: 796 | Gross: $6.16M
His debut with Dean Martin.
2. The Nutty Professor (1963)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.
Votes: 14,294 | Gross: $7.63M
3. The King of Comedy (1982)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.
Votes: 67,832 | Gross: $2.50M
Jerry at his unfunniest (which in this case was a good thing).
4. The Family Jewels (1965)
Passed | 99 min | Comedy
A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.
5. Cinderfella (1960)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,740 | Gross: $4.70M
6. The Bellboy (1960)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy
Mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.
7. At War with the Army (1950)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.
Starring 'Martin and Lewis'
8. Scared Stiff (1953)
Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
Fleeing a murder charge, a busboy and a nightclub singer wind up on a spooky Caribbean island inherited by an heiress.
Martin & Lewis' 9th Movie
10. The Patsy (1964)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy
When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do ... See full summary »
12. The Ladies Man (1961)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy
After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he ... See full summary »
13. Max Rose (2013)
Unrated | 83 min | Drama
A jazz pianist makes a discovery days before the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five year marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.
Votes: 437 | Gross: $0.06M
His last film.
14. My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
En route to Hollywood, singer Steve, his partner Seymour and fiancée Jane, Jane's airheaded roommate Irma, and Irma's con artist fiancé Al have a series of misadventures and end up involved with a murderous gang.
15. That's My Boy (1951)
Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Sport
The greatest player in Ridgefield College history uses his influence and reputation to get his only son, a sickly, uncoordinated nerd, on the college football team with comic results.
16. Sailor Beware (1952)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.
18. The Stooge (1951)
Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana.
19. Money from Home (1953)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Herman owes a lot of gambling debts. To pay them off, he promises the mob he'll fix a horse, so that it does not run. He intends to trick his animal-loving cousin, Virgil, an apprentice ... See full summary »
20. Living It Up (1954)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical
An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.
21. 3 Ring Circus (1954)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy
Jerry and Pete are two friends with no money, looking for some job. They finally find one as workers in a circus, but Jerry has different dreams. He wants to become a clown.
22. You're Never Too Young (1955)
Approved | 102 min | Comedy
When an aspiring barber becomes inadvertently involved in the theft of a valuable diamond, necessity forces him to masquerade as a 12 year-old child - with humorous consequences.
23. Pardners (1956)
Passed | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Music
A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.
Votes: 1,280 | Gross: $7.92M
25. The Sad Sack (1957)
Passed | 98 min | Comedy
Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, ... See full summary »
26. The Delicate Delinquent (1957)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy
Sidney Pythias is a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Mike Damon as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With Damon's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.
27. The Geisha Boy (1958)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy
Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.
28. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy
An average television repairman must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, now a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.
29. Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy
John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one ... See full summary »
31. The Errand Boy (1961)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Family
Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going, so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to ... See full summary »
32. It's Only Money (1962)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery
Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins... See full summary »
33. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
G | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of motorists hear about a crook's hidden stash of loot, and race against each other across the country to get to it.
Votes: 34,822 | Gross: $46.30M
34. Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy
Norman Phiffier works as a store clerk in a large department store. Clumsy and inept, he can't do anything right. Boy are they in trouble!
35. The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned. Dr. Jean Howard is the exasperated head ... See full summary »
36. Boeing, Boeing (1965)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy
A friend visits his philandering friend just as that man's scheme of being secretly simultaneously engaged to three flight attendants goes awry.
37. Three on a Couch (1966)
109 min | Comedy, Romance
An artist has an opportunity to go to Paris and wants to bring his fiancee along. However, she's a psychiatrist who currently has three female patients who don't like men. So, he guises ... See full summary »
Votes: 845 | Gross: $2.80M
38. Way... Way Out (1966)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
In a futuristic world, the USA decides to send a married couple of astronauts to its moon base in order to prevent any improper contact with the Soviet female cosmonauts manning the USSR moon base.
39. The Big Mouth (1967)
107 min | Comedy, Action, Crime
While fishing on a San Diego beach, Gerald Clamson catches ... a sea diver! Even more weird, the "fish" resembles him. The man, who is not (yet) dead, reveals his secret to the peaceful ... See full summary »
41. Which Way to the Front? (1970)
G | 96 min | Comedy, War
Brendan Byers III, one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's fight against Hitler. However, Byers is not the kind of man who takes "No" ... See full summary »
42. Hardly Working (1980)
PG | 91 min | Comedy
In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis ... See full summary »
43. Cracking Up (1977)
R | 69 min | Comedy
What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of ... See full summary »
44. Slapstick of Another Kind (1982)
PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A rich, beautiful couple give birth to deformed alien twins who, when their heads are together, are the smartest kids on the planet.
47. Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2011 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, Biography
With Jerry Lewis (1926-2017) as executive producer, this is in essence an autobiography. It follows his career chronologically from the 10-year partnership with Dean Martin to Lewis's ... See full summary »
48. Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Scientist Sherman Klump's inventions, his upcoming marriage to his pretty colleague Denise Gaines and his reputation are threatened by his evil clone Buddy Love.
Votes: 45,710 | Gross: $123.31M
49. Hook, Line and Sinker (1969)
G | 91 min | Comedy