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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: 27,198 | 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: 8,270

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. 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

5. 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

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: 3,190

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: 491

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: 730

10. You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.9
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Popeye takes on the Japanese Navy single-handedly.

Director: Dan Gordon | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 221

11. 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

12. 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

13. Scrap the Japs (1942)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Popeye, punished with tedious chores on an aircraft carrier, leaps into action when a Japanese bomber, hiding behind a fake cloud, attacks the ship.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 62

14. Popeye and Friends (1976–1988)

Animation, Family

6.9
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Add a Plot

Stars: Tom Hatten, Edwin McCormick

Votes: 61

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. Me Musical Nephews (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye's nephews have been practicing their music and are getting good, but it's bedtime. After Popeye puts them to bed, they discover that many of the things in their bedroom can also be ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 137

20. What -- No Spinach? (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.1
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As Popeye makes an order at Bluto's diner, Wimpy causes a fight between them with his shameless mooching.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 153

21. 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

22. Cartoons Ain't Human (1943)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Popeye sits down to make a cartoon. He shows the results to Olive and his nephews: it's a damsel-in-distress scenario, starring him and Olive, with live music and sound effects by Popeye.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 67

23. 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

24. 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: 210

25. Pop-Pie a la Mode (1945)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short

6.5
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Popeye sights land, disembarks from his raft and enters a café. He orders a meal, which the manager is glad to give him as he is a cannibal chef. Before long, Popeye finds in a large pot ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 55

26. 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

27. 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

28. Seein' Red, White 'n' Blue (1943)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.7
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Bluto tries to dodge the draft by fooling Popeye.

Director: Dan Gordon | Stars: Dave Barry, Jack Mercer

Votes: 131

29. 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

30. She-Sick Sailors (1944)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Bluto disguises himself as Superman in order to impress the comic book hero's biggest fan, Olive Oyl. A jealous Popeye becomes a real superhero by eating his spinach.

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

Votes: 71

31. 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

32. 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

33. Popeye Meets William Tell (1940)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.4
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William fires an arrow, barely missing Popeye; then tells Popeye that he has just lost his son in an unfortunate arrow incident (the picture of his son is Groucho Marx). Tell then defies ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

Votes: 97

34. Her Honor the Mare (1943)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.3
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Popeye's nephews happen by just as the glue factory is rejecting a sorry looking horse and decide to take it home. They want to treat it as a house pet, despite the obvious problems; Popeye... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 51

35. 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: 177

36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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

40. A Hull of a Mess (1942)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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In a shipyard, Popeye and Bluto compete in each building a ship for a potential exclusive military contract.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, William Pennell

Votes: 60

41. 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

42. Poopdeck Pappy (1940)

TV-G | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.2
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Popeye's pappy, age 99, wants to go out at night; Popeye wants him to sleep. Popeye tries leg irons, but Pappy manages to put them on Popeye and sneak out to a sleazy bar. Pappy dances with... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, William Nolan | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 169

43. 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

44. 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: 143

45. 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

46. Happy Birthdaze (1943)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.9
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Popeye's birthday, and Olive managed to get enough rationed sugar to bake him a cake, so she invites him over. Shorty is suicidal because he never gets any mail; Popeye invites him, too. ... See full summary »

Directors: Dan Gordon, Graham Place | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 70

47. 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: 200

48. Greek Mirthology (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

6.4
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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: 164

49. 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

50. Patriotic Popeye (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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Popeye is enjoying watering his patriotic garden on July 4 when he catches his nephews attempting to light fireworks. The game is on when he attempts to confiscate the fireworks and the ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 142



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