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1. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.2
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64 Metascore

The adventures of the famous sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

Votes: 27,205 | Gross: $49.82M

2. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck

Votes: 8,283

3. Popeye the Sailor (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Musical

7.7
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Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 1,453

4. Never Kick a Woman (1936)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Popeye teaches Olive the art of self-defense, which comes in handy when a woman boxer flirts with him.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 208

5. Popeye and Son (1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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After 58 years of Popeye and Bluto fighting over Olive Oyl, they've all decided to finally settle down and start families. Popeye and Olive got married and had a son who hates spinach. ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Blu, Philip L. Clarke, Jeff Cohen, George DiCenzo

Votes: 239

6. The All-New Popeye Hour (1978–1983)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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The new adventures of Popeye the Sailor Man and his friends.

Stars: Marilyn Schreffler, Jack Mercer, Hal Smith, Jo Anne Worley

Votes: 3,193

7. Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy (2004 Video)

TV-G | 44 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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Popeye, Olive and Bluto head out to find Popeye's long lost Pappy.

Director: Ezekiel Norton | Stars: Kathy Bates, Garry Chalk, Tabitha St. Germain, Billy West

Votes: 198

8. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.7
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Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

Votes: 492

9. Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)

Approved | 17 min | Adventure, Animation, Comedy

7.7
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Popeye the Sailor, accompanied by Olive Oyl and Wimpy, is dispatched to stop the dreaded bandit Abu Hassan and his force of forty thieves.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 731

10. Popeye and the Pirates (1947)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye is taking Olive on a boat ride when she spots a pirate ship. They are soon captured, and Popeye has to rescue Olive from the (initially charming) pirate captain. He tries tricks, ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 59

11. Peep in the Deep (1946)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Olive has a map to a sunken treasure, but Bluto stowed away and is determined to beat Popeye to it. First, he sees to it that Popeye gets stuck inside a giant clam. Next, he jams a ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 47

12. Bridge Ahoy! (1936)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Fed up with Bluto's greed with his expensive river ferry service, Popeye, Olive and Wimpy decide to undermine the bully by building a bridge instead.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 159

13. Rodeo Romeo (1946)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Popeye and Olive are at the rodeo, starring Badlands Bluto. Olive is impressed by Bluto's stunts, many of them designed to make Popeye look bad. Dynamite, the bronco that's never been ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 64

14. Wotta Knight (1947)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.3
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Popeye and Bluto are knights, jousting for the honor of Sleeping Beauty (Olive, with long blonde hair). Of course, Bluto plays dirty, squirting grease on the field in front of Popeye's ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 52

15. Shape Ahoy (1945)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Bluto and Popeye are vacationing on a men's only island, when Olive happens by on a shipwreck raft. They both pretend to ignore her, but woo her behind each other's back.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel

Votes: 61

16. The Popeye Show (2001– )

Animation, Family

7.2
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A compilation of the Fleischer and Famous Studios theatrical shorts, featuring the misadventures of of Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, and Wimpy.

Votes: 57

17. A Clean Shaven Man (1936)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.0
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That's what Olive wants. To even the score, the boys visit Wimpy's barber shop. Wimpy is out, so they shave each other; you'd think Popeye would know better than to let Bluto at him with a razor.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 185

18. Abusement Park (1947)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.7
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Popeye and Bluto battle over Olive in an amusement park/carnival. First, Bluto breaks a couple of strength-testing devices, but Popeye still manages to one-better him. Then, Popeye and ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 84

19. Rocket to Mars (1946)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Popeye and Olive are touring a museum when they accidentally launch a rocketship to Mars. Olive escapes, but Popeye gets to Mars, where he is attacked (by a group led by Bluto) that was ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Tytla | Stars: Harry Welch, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 74

20. Service with a Guile (1946)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Olive runs a service station. The admiral pulls in and asks Olive to put some air in his tire, as he heads off to a cigar store. Meanwhile, the boys stop by on a 24-hour leave, and start to... See full summary »

Director: Bill Tytla | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 48

21. Adventures of Popeye (1935)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.3
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In live action, a big kid is attacking a little kid for his "Adventures of Popeye" comic book, so Popeye gives the little kid pointers, in the form of clips from four of his earlier pictures.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 211

22. I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Popeye takes Olive mountain climbing. Bluto sets various traps for them along the way, which Popeye manages to overcome. They get to the top, and Bluto pushes Popeye off a cliff and starts ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 155

23. The Jeep (1938)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.7
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Popeye brings his magical dog, The Jeep, over to see Olive and Swee'pea, just as the tyke has escaped from his crib. The Jeep leads Popeye on a merry chase looking for Swee'pea.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 125

24. I Likes Babies and Infinks (1937)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.2
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Swee'pea is crying, so Olive calls on Popeye (and Bluto overhears) to cheer him up. The boys compete by doing various silly antics, to no avail. After a while, the antics progress to ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 178

25. Safari So Good (1947)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.1
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Popeye and Olive are on a safari, he with a gun and she with a camera. She wanders off to stalk a chimp, and happens across Bluto as a Tarzan-like character. She's smitten, as is he, so he ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 47

26. The Island Fling (1946)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Bluto is Robinson Crusoe; Popeye and Olive approach his island on a raft. This is Bluto's excuse to break out the romance: he gets his etchings from his "Hope" chest (next to the "Crosby" ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Tytla | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 42

27. Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh is looking for a squaw. Meanwhile, Popeye and Olive are wrestling with their recalcitrant mule and Olive accidentally lands in the Indian camp. Popeye catches up to ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 125

28. For Better or Nurse (1945)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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The boys see lovely nurse Olive pass by and follow her to her hospital. She throws them out, so they scheme to hurt themselves enough to get hospitalized, with no luck. Bluto gets a wall to... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 62

29. Private Eye Popeye (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Private Eye Popeye gets a call from Olive Oyl to guard a precious gem. But no sooner does he get the gem than the butler takes it (and Olive). The rest of the cartoon is spent chasing the ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 144

30. I'll Be Skiing Ya (1947)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Popeye and Olive are on a winter vacation in Lake Plastered, NY. Popeye is teaching Olive to ice skate (but not doing a very good job); she catches the eye of skating instructor Bluto. But ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 42

31. Mess Production (1945)

Approved | Animation, Short

6.9
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Olive Oyl, a regular Rosie the Riveter, receives a blow to the head from a swinging grappling hook, sending her into a sleepwalking state. Popeye and Bluto, two rival factory workers, fight each other for privilege of saving her life.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Graham Place | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 39

32. I Yam What I Yam (1933)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.2
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Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy land in America thanks to her rowing. Popeye quickly turns some trees into a log cabin. He hunts for ducks and encounters some pesky Indians while another band of natives surround his two friends in the cabin.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, Charles Lawrence, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 236

33. Big Bad Sindbad (1952)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.0
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Popeye tells his nephews about the time he walloped Sinbad, the *second* greatest sailor who ever lived.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 157

34. Let's Get Movin' (1936)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Popeye, resentful of Olive hiring Bluto to help her move, gets into a competition with the mover.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 141

35. House Tricks? (1946)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.6
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Olive is building a house when the boys happen by. They show off a bit to convince her to let them build her house for her. She decides to split the job in half by splitting the blueprints ... See full summary »

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Graham Place | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 33

36. Fright to the Finish (1954)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Olive is reading ghost stories to the boys. Popeye scoffs; Bluto decides to take advantage of this by staging various pranks (a headless man, an animated skeleton, and a sheet-over-balloon ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 201

37. The Anvil Chorus Girl (1944)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.0
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Popeye and Bluto pass by Olive's blacksmith shop and are smitten. Olive needs help, and of course, both of the boys offer, and demonstrate their prowess at blacksmithing.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 77

38. W'ere on Our Way to Rio (1944)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye and Bluto sing the title song on their way to Rio riding on the back of a donkey. In Rio, they visit a nightclub, where the featured singer/dancer is, of course, Olive Oyl. Both of ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Dave Barry, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 65

39. Pitchin' Woo at the Zoo (1944)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye takes Olive to the zoo, where she's spotted by zookeeper Bluto, who tries various stunts to impress her and/or get rid of Popeye. But Olive walks into the leopard cage, and before ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 50

40. Parlez Vous Woo (1956)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Olive is so captived by "The International", a radio personality with a French accent, that she'd rather stay home than go out on a date with Popeye. Bluto, overhearing this, comes to the ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 150

41. It's the Natural Thing to Do (1939)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.2
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Popeye's fan club sends a telegram asking them to tone down the violence and act civilized, so everyone dresses up and acts formal for a while, at least.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 120

42. A Jolly Good Furlough (1943)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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Popeye is doing a great job of sinking Japanese ships (complete with toilet-flush sound effect). A carrier pigeon brings him notice that he's been granted a month furlough, which he plans ... See full summary »

Directors: Dan Gordon, Joseph Oriolo | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 79

43. The Crystal Brawl (1957)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Bluto muscles out Popeye to take Olive to the fair. Popeye rushes ahead and poses as a fortune teller, luring Olive in. He shows Olive her future (actually, her past) in the crystal ball: ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 87

44. Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 186

45. Hold the Wire (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye is wooing Olive on the phone when Bluto comes over. He overhears, taps into the line, and impersonates Popeye. They proceed to have a high-wire fight on the telephone lines outside Olive's house.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 147

46. Greek Mirthology (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

6.3
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Popeye is trying to get his nephews to eat their spinach, so he tells them about how Hercules (Popeye) defeated a bully (Bluto). Hercules gets his strength by sniffing garlic; he wins ... See full summary »

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Tom Golden | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 165

47. Plumbing Is a 'Pipe' (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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With Olive Oyl's home's plumbing seriously leaking and plumber Wimpy taking forever to arrive, Popeye tries to solve the problem.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 119

48. Popeye: 33 Cartoon Classics - 4 Hours (2017 TV Movie)

238 min | Animation

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Enjoy 4 hours of classic Popeye the Sailor Man cartoons. Popeye is one of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time! Watch as Popeye eats his spinach and saves the day and rescues ... See full summary »

Director: Max Fleischer

49. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye comes to ask Olive out, but finds she's gone off with the title character. Popeye goes to the circus (ringmaster Wimpy) looking for her, to find she's part of the act; an aerial battle ensues.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 206

50. Shuteye Popeye (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.0
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Popeye's snoring is keeping his resident mouse awake. The mouse fights back. Popeye makes a mistake: he traps the mouse in a spinach can that isn't completely empty.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 182



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