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List of Don Knotts Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
124
6
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
G
124
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Luther Heggs
Director:
Alan Rafkin
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent, Skip Homeier
2. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
87
6
The Apple Dumpling Gang
G
87
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Theodore Ogelvie
Director:
Norman Tokar
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, David Wayne, Tim Conway
3. The Private Eyes (1980)
68
5
The Private Eyes
PG
68
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Inspector Winship
Director:
Lang Elliott
Genres:
Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tim Conway, Grace Zabriskie, Bernard Fox, Trisha Noble
4. The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
104
8
The Shakiest Gun in the West
104
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Jesse W. Heywood
Director:
Alan Rafkin
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Aniston, William Christopher, Jackie Coogan, Don 'Red' Barry, Ruth McDevitt, Barbara Rhoades
5. The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
65
5
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
G
65
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Theodore
Director:
Vincent McEveety
Genres:
Family, Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tim Matheson, Kenneth Mars, Tim Conway, Elyssa Davalos
6. No Time for Sergeants (1958)
73
6
No Time for Sergeants
73
6
As:
Cast
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton, Howard Smith
7. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
49
7
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
G
49
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Wheely Applegate
Director:
Vincent McEveety
Genres:
Family, Romance, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Braeden, Julie Sommars, Dean Jones, Roy Kinnear, Jacques Marin
8. How to Frame a Figg (1971)
60
8
How to Frame a Figg
G
60
8

When City Mayor Chrisholm, his staff, and the rich Mr. Spaulding decide they need more cover for their shameless stealing of city funds, they replace three city accountants with LEO, a computer. They also keep one of the dim-witted accountants, Figg, to take all the blame. But their plans go awry when Figg discovers the trickery. 

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Hollis Alexander Figg
Director:
Alan Rafkin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Edward Andrews, Yvonne Craig, Joe Flynn, Elaine Joyce
10. The Prize Fighter (1979)
30
6
The Prize Fighter
PG
30
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Shake
Director:
Michael Preece
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Wayne, Tim Conway, Robin Clarke, Cisse Cameron
11. Gus (1976)
33
7
Gus
G
33
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Coach Venner
Director:
Vincent McEveety
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Family
Star Cast:
Dick Van Patten, Tom Bosley, Ed Asner, Bob Crane, Edward Asner, Tim Conway, Gary Grimes
12. Wake Me When It's Over (1960)
21
5
Wake Me When It's Over
21
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Percy Warren
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ernie Kovacs, Jack Warden, Dick Shawn, Nobu McCarthy
13. Move Over, Darling (1963)
27
8
Move Over, Darling
27
8
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Gordon
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter
14. Pleasantville (1998)
94
33
Pleasantville
PG-13
94
33

David, who enjoys 1950s TV shows, and Jennifer, who is his opposite in many ways, receive a magical remote control which mysteriously transports them to ‘Pleasantville,’ a simple place from 1950s black-n-white sitcom, with simple-minded people and perfect things. The twin siblings from the real world help add some wonderful colors to the drab lives of the ‘Pleasantville’ people. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Ross
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
17. The Love God? (1969)
32
18
The Love God?
M
32
18
As:
Cast
Role:
Abner Audubon Peacock IV
Director:
Nat Hiken
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Edmond O'Brien, Anne Francis, James Gregory, Maureen Arthur
18. No Deposit, No Return (1976)
9
4
No Deposit, No Return
G
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Bert
Director:
Norman Tokar
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Barbara Feldon, Kim Richards, David Niven, Darren McGavin, Herschel Bernardi
19. The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
11
4
The Reluctant Astronaut
11
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Roy Fleming
Director:
Edward Montagne
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Melissa Gilbert, Jesse White, Jeanette Nolan
20. The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)
10
6
The Last Time I Saw Archie
10
6

Archie is a lazy American in the Civilian Pilot Training Program at the end of World War II, who dominates everyone and doesn't do any work, whiling away time with his friend Bill and their love interests Cindy and Peggy. Things take a turn when Bill suspects Cindy to be a spy.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Webb
Genres:
Romance, War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Jack Webb, Martha Hyer, France Nuyen
21. I Love a Mystery (1973)
6
3
I Love a Mystery
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Alexander Archer
Director:
Leslie Stevens
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Ida Lupino, Jack Weston, David Hartman, Les Crane
22. Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)
9
4
Hot Lead and Cold Feet
G
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Denver Kid
Director:
Robert Butler
Genres:
Western, Family, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Jim Dale, Darren McGavin, Jack Elam, Karen Valentine
23. Quints (2000)
8
4
Quints
TV-G
8
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Bill Corcoran
Genres:
Drama, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Daniel Roebuck, Shadia Simmons, Jake Epstein, Kimberly J. Brown

Narrator/Dubbing

Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas (2005)
8
4
Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas
8
4
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Wormie (voice)
Director:
Troy Schmidt
Genres:
Fantasy
Star Cast:
Tim Conway, Melissa Disney, Rick Burgess, Bill 'Bubba' Bussey Jr.
Mule Feathers (1977)
8
4
Mule Feathers
PG
8
4
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator / The Mule (voice)
Director:
Donald R. von Mizener
Genres:
Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
Rory Calhoun, Angela Richardson, Arthur Roberts, Ken Smedberg
Jingle Bells (1999)
7
4
Jingle Bells
G
7
4
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Kris (voice)
Director:
Bert Ring
Star Cast:
Jason Alexander, Mae Whitman, James Eckhouse, Shelley Long
Hermie & Friends: Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp (2006)
6
4
Hermie & Friends: Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp
6
4
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Wormie (voice)
Director:
Troy Schmidt
Genres:
Family, Short
Star Cast:
Judge Reinhold, Tim Conway, Rob Pottorf
Air Buddies (2006)
21
21
Air Buddies
PG
21
21

Air Buddies is an adventure comedy film which tells the story of five puppies, who are shocked to find out that their parents Buddy and Molly, have been kidnapped. Now it is up to them to save the day.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Sniffer (voice)
Director:
Robert Vince
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:

Animation Movies

The Griffin and the Minor Canon (2002)
9
2
The Griffin and the Minor Canon
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Messenger 1
Director:
Bill Blaker
Genres:
Animation
Star Cast:
Chris Sarandon, John Corbett, David Selby, Linda Purl
Garfield and Friends
13
5
Garfield and Friends
TV-Y
13
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Hogan, Mitch Schauer, Becky Bristow, James West, Vincent Davis
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Jim Davis, Frank Welker, Howard Morris, Gregg Berger
Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas (1991)
7
3
Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas
7
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Titus (voice)
Director:
Rick Reinert
Genres:
Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Dom DeLuise, Roddy McDowall, Zachary Bostrom, Julia Dimattia
Hermie & Friends: Webster the Scaredy Spider (2004)
7
3
Hermie & Friends: Webster the Scaredy Spider
7
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Wormie (voice)
Director:
Demetre Gionis
Genres:
Short, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Tahj Mowry, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, Melissa Disney
Hermie & Friends: Flo the Lyin' Fly (2004)
7
3
Hermie & Friends: Flo the Lyin' Fly
7
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Wormie (voice)
Director:
Demetre Gionis
Genres:
Short, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, Melissa Disney, Tai Anderson
The Little Troll Prince (1987)
7
3
The Little Troll Prince
7
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Professor Nidaros (voice)
Director:
Ray Patterson
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Cloris Leachman, William Christopher, Danny Cooksey, Jonathan Winters
Hermie: A Common Caterpillar (2003)
6
3
Hermie: A Common Caterpillar
6
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Wormie (voice)
Director:
Demetre Gionis
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Tim Conway, Melissa Disney, Sam Mercurio, Wayne Powers
Hermie & Friends (2004)
6
3
Hermie & Friends
6
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Wormie (voice)
Director:
Rick Eldridge
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Tim Conway, Melissa Disney, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery
Inspector Gadget
16
8
Inspector Gadget
TV-Y
16
8
As:
Cast
Director:
Raymond Jafelice, Ken Stephenson, Bruno Bianchi, Dave Cox, Edouard David
Genres:
Crime, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Family, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Frank Welker, Don Adams, Don Francks, Dan Hennessey
Hermie & Friends: Buzby, the Misbehaving Bee (2005)
6
3
Hermie & Friends: Buzby, the Misbehaving Bee
6
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Wormie (voice)
Director:
Bill Boyce, Demetre Gionis
Genres:
Short, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Tahj Mowry, Tim Conway, Melissa Disney, Sam Mercurio
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
8
4
The Incredible Mr. Limpet
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Limpet
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Genres:
Comedy, Family, War, Fantasy, Animation
Star Cast:
Andrew Duggan, Jack Weston, Larry Keating, Carole Cook
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987)
6
3
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
G
6
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Gee Willikers (voice)
Director:
Hal Sutherland
Genres:
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Tom Bosley, Ed Asner, Edward Asner, Jonathan Harris
Tom Sawyer (2000)
5
3
Tom Sawyer
G
5
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Mutt Potter (voice)
Director:
Paul Sabella, Phil Mendez
Genres:
Animation, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Betty White, Hynden Walch, Clea Lewis, Rhett Akins
Chicken Little (2005)
42
32
Chicken Little
G
42
32

Chicken Little throws his little town in panic by claiming that a piece of sky has fallen on his head. But when the panic subsides and he fails to produce that piece, he becomes a laughingstock. To redeem his reputation, he joins the baseball team and helps his team to win.  But that is not enough. He must now convince his town folks, still very skeptical, that an alien invasion is imminent.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Mayor Turkey Lurkey (voice)
Director:
Mark Dindal
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Fatherhood
3
3
Fatherhood
TV-G
3
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Jamie Mitchell
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Daryl Sabara, Jim Belushi, Billy West, Blair Underwood, Ogie Banks, Marc John Jefferies, Jamai Fisher

TV Shows

The Andy Griffith Show
21
4
The Andy Griffith Show
TV-G
21
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Barney Fife
Director:
Bob Sweeney, Lee Philips, Alan Rafkin, Coby Ruskin, Don Weis
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Series
Nashville Now
8
3
Nashville Now
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Jim 'Moose' Sowards
Genres:
Music, Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Ralph Emery, Steve Wariner
Don Knotts: Tied Up with Laughter (2011)
7
3
Don Knotts: Tied Up with Laughter
7
3
As:
Cast
The New Andy Griffith Show
7
3
The New Andy Griffith Show
7
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Lee Philips
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Lee Meriwether, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Lori Rutherford, Marty McCall
What a Country
5
3
What a Country
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Russ Petranto
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ada Maris, George Murdock, Garrett M. Brown, Harry Waters Jr.
Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas (2005)
8
4
Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas
8
4
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Wormie (voice)
Director:
Troy Schmidt
Genres:
Fantasy
Star Cast:
Tim Conway, Melissa Disney, Rick Burgess, Bill 'Bubba' Bussey Jr.
The Late Summer Early Fall Bert Convy Show
4
3
The Late Summer Early Fall Bert Convy Show
4
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Music, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hermie & Friends: Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp (2006)
6
4
Hermie & Friends: Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp
6
4
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Wormie (voice)
Director:
Troy Schmidt
Genres:
Family, Short
Star Cast:
Judge Reinhold, Tim Conway, Rob Pottorf
Air Buddies (2006)
21
21
Air Buddies
PG
21
21

Air Buddies is an adventure comedy film which tells the story of five puppies, who are shocked to find out that their parents Buddy and Molly, have been kidnapped. Now it is up to them to save the day.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Sniffer (voice)
Director:
Robert Vince
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
She's the Sheriff
2
3
She's the Sheriff
2
3
As:
Cast
Director:
David Grossman, Alan Rafkin, Howard Storm, Gary Menteer, Russ Petranto
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
George Wyner, Lou Richards, Pat Carroll, Taliesin Jaffe

Don Knotts Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
The Andy Griffith Show Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy 1967
The Andy Griffith Show Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy 1966
The Andy Griffith Show Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor 1963
The Andy Griffith Show Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor 1962
The Andy Griffith Show Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Series 1961