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List of Jackie Gleason Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Gigot (1962)
49
3
Gigot
49
3

A simple minded mute janitor - Gigot - lives alone in his dingy home and earns meagre income. For his neighbours and everyone else around, he is the laughingstock. However, one rainy day he comes across a woman and her daughter and brings them back to his home. Soon, he forms an adorable bond with the little girl and does everything to make her happy.

Role:
Gigot
Starring:
Gabrielle Dorziat, Katherine Kath, Jean Lefebvre, Jacques Marin
Directed By:
2. The Hustler (1961)
27
3
The Hustler
27
3

Small-time pool hustler, Fast Eddie Felson, enters the crooked and perverted world of major league professional pool-hustling and high-stakes winnings. He eventually ends up losing against the legendary player, Minnesota Fats, and getting involved with corrupt manager Bert Gordon. He does return to beat Fats but after paying a horrible personal price. 

Role:
Minnesota Fats
Starring:
Paul Newman, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Piper Laurie
Directed By:
Robert Rossen
3. Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
21
5
Requiem for a Heavyweight
21
5
Role:
Maish Rennick
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Anthony Quinn, Julie Harris, Stanley Adams
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson
4. The Fabulous Fifties (1960)
10
3
The Fabulous Fifties
10
3
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Julie Andrews, Henry Fonda, Betty Comden, Leora Dana
Directed By:
Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Norman Jewison
5. Soldier in the Rain (1963)
26
4
Soldier in the Rain
26
4
Role:
MSgt. Maxwell Slaughter
Starring:
Adam West, Steven McQueen, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld, Tony Bill
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson
6. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
24
3
Smokey and the Bandit
PG
24
3

Georgia’s Big Enos challenges Bandit to drive a truckload of Coors Beer from Texas and deliver within 28 hours in Atlanta where Coors was not available without permit. But when Bandit picks up hitchhiker Carrie, the runaway bride of Sheriff’s son, sheriff Buford T. Justice gives Bandit a high-speed chase across the states, with police from four states pursuing the careering cars.

Starring:
Directed By:
Hal Needham
8. All Through the Night (1942)
14
5
All Through the Night
14
5
Starring:
Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Frank McHugh, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne
Directed By:
Vincent Sherman
9. Orchestra Wives (1942)
11
3
Orchestra Wives
11
3
Starring:
Ann Rutherford, Lynn Bari, George Montgomery, Glenn Miller
Directed By:
Archie Mayo
10. Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)
18
5
Papa's Delicate Condition
18
5
Role:
Jack Griffith
Starring:
Charles Ruggles, Glynis Johns, Laurel Goodwin, Linda Bruhl
Directed By:
George Marshall
11. Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
9
3
Springtime in the Rockies
9
3

Vicky leaves her dance partner Dan due to the latter’s womanizing ways. When Dan sees her with her old flame Victor, he decides to work hard to win her back. 

Starring:
Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood, Cesar Romero, John Payne
Directed By:
Irving Cummings
12. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942)
8
4
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp!
8
4
Role:
Hank
Starring:
Lloyd Bridges, Florence Rice, Bruce Bennett, Jack Durant
Directed By:
Charles Barton
13. Navy Blues (1941)
8
3
Navy Blues
8
3
Starring:
Jack Oakie, Jack Haley, Ann Sheridan, Martha Raye
Directed By:
Lloyd Bacon
14. Steel Against the Sky (1941)
8
2
Steel Against the Sky
8
2

Steel Against the Sky is a romantic action adventure film which revolves around Rocky Evans, whose only passions in life are his profession and his boss’s daughter Helen, who is the love of his life. However, his life gets quite complicated when his brother Chuck joins his company and also wins Helen’s affections. The two brothers soon find themselves clashing with each other.

Starring:
Alexis Smith, Edward Ellis, Gene Lockhart, Lloyd Nolan
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland
15. The Toy (1982)
13
5
The Toy
PG
13
5

Jack Brown, an unemployed journalist finds himself literally purchased as a toy for Eric, a rich, spoiled brat of the department store where Jack is the night janitor. In order to spend a week with the troubled kid, Jack is paid handsomely. However, Jack soon learns the root of Eric's bad behaviour and gradually teaches the boy what it is to have a friend.  

Role:
U.S. Bates
Starring:
Richard Pryor, Ned Beatty, Teresa Ganzel, Scott Schwartz
Directed By:
Richard Donner
16. Lady Gangster (1942)
7
2
Lady Gangster
7
2
Role:
Wilson (as Jackie C. Gleason)
Starring:
Roland Drew, Julie Bishop, Frank Wilcox, Faye Emerson
Directed By:
Robert Florey
17. Don't Drink the Water (1969)
8
2
Don't Drink the Water
G
8
2

Hollander family’s European tour is wrecked when their plane is hijacked to communist Vulgaria. Still in holiday mood, they leave the plane to take a few pictures, prompting the secret police to come and arrest them. After a crazy rush they eventually take refuge in the American embassy, which in the absence of the Ambassador is run by his inept son. But how will they now return home?   

Role:
Walter Hollander
Starring:
Michael Constantine, Ted Bessell, Joan Delaney, Estelle Parsons
Directed By:
Howard Morris
18. Escape from Crime (1942)
7
3
Escape from Crime
7
3
Role:
Screwball Evans (as Jackie C. Gleason)
Starring:
Julie Bishop, Frank Wilcox, Richard Travis, Rex Williams
Directed By:
D. Ross Lederman
19. Nothing in Common (1986)
11
1
Nothing in Common
PG
11
1

David Basner is a successful advertising executive who seems to have everything in life. However, things get complicated when his parents decide to divorce after 36 years of marriage, leading to troublesome consequences.   

Role:
Max Basner
Starring:
Tom Hanks, Eva Marie Saint, Hector Elizondo, Barry Corbin
Directed By:
20. Mr. Billion (1977)
8
1
Mr. Billion
PG
8
1

Billionaire businessman Anthony Falcon dies leaving all the property to his nephew, Guido Falcone, an Italian auto-mechanic, who has to reach San Francisco and sign the papers within given time to claim the inheritance. Anthony’s mercenary lawyer-executor John Cutler, who wants to have that wealth under his control, creates every possible hazard in Guido’s way to prevent him from receiving the bequest. 

Role:
John Cutler
Starring:
Terence Hill, Slim Pickens, William Redfield, Valerie Perrine
Directed By:
Jonathan Kaplan
21. The Desert Hawk (1950)
7
2
The Desert Hawk
7
2

Omar is an Iranian blacksmith who champions the cause of the poor and the oppressed against a tyrannical prince who oppresses his people.  

Role:
Aladdin
Starring:
Rock Hudson, Yvonne De Carlo, George Macready, Richard Greene
Directed By:
Frederick De Cordova
22. How to Commit Marriage (1969)
8
2
How to Commit Marriage
PG
8
2

A young couple ends up having a baby out of wedlock. They decide to give the baby up for adoption. The girl’s parents decide to adopt their daughter’s child, and in order to do that, they fake a happy marriage. 

Role:
Oliver Poe
Starring:
Tina Louise, Leslie Nielsen, Bob Hope, Jane Wyman
Directed By:
Norman Panama
23. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
11
3
Smokey and the Bandit II
PG
11
3

A bandit is tasked with transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas, to the Republican National Convention within twenty four hours. Meanwhile, Sheriff Buford is on his tail.

Role:
Sheriff Buford T. Justice / Gaylord Justice / Reginald Van Justice
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise
Directed By:
Hal Needham
24. The Sting II (1983)
10
2
The Sting II
PG
10
2
Role:
Fargo Gondorff
Starring:
Teri Garr, Cassandra Peterson, Karl Malden, Oliver Reed, Mac Davis
Directed By:
Jeremy Kagan
25. Skidoo (1968)
8
2
Skidoo
R
8
2
Role:
Tony Banks
Starring:
Otto Preminger, Frankie Avalon, Mickey Rooney, Slim Pickens, Michael Constantine, Frank Gorshin, Fred Clark
Directed By:
26. How Do I Love Thee? (1970)
6
2
How Do I Love Thee?
GP
6
2

How Do I Love Thee? is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Tom Waltz, a college teacher who finds out that his ailing father Stanley, a furniture mover, is in Lourdes, Frances. He catches a flight there, despite the objections of his wife. Meanwhile, Stanley, who had been tempted by a woman named Lena, despite being married, receives a poem as a parting gift from her. He enters the poem into a contest, which gives him a monetary award of $ 10,000. However problems occur when it seems that the poem is not in fact original.  

Role:
Stanley Waltz
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Maureen O'Hara, Rosemary Forsyth, Rick Lenz
Directed By:
Michael Gordon
27. Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
7
3
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
PG
7
3

A sheriff who is about to retire is challenged by Big Enos and Little Enos, to take a huge stuffed fish to Texas from Florida.

Role:
Buford T. Justice
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed, Colleen Camp, Paul Williams
Directed By:
Dick Lowry

TV Movie(s)

1. Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (1983)
15
2
Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson
15
2
Role:
Ernest Johnson
Starring:
Laurence Olivier
Directed By:
Alvin Rakoff
2. The Honeymooners (1977)
17
2
The Honeymooners
17
2
Role:
Ralph Kramden / Daddy Cratchit
Starring:
Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Gale Gordon, Jane Kean
Directed By:
Jackie Gleason
3. The Honeymooners (1978)
15
2
The Honeymooners
15
2
Role:
Ralph Kramden
Starring:
Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Eileen Heckart, Jane Kean
Directed By:
Jackie Gleason
4. The Honeymooners (1976)
15
2
The Honeymooners
15
2
Role:
Ralph Kramden
Starring:
Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, It seems that there's no person with personID "0647692", Jane Kean
Directed By:
Jackie Gleason
5. The Jackie Gleason Special (1973)
13
2
The Jackie Gleason Special
13
2
Role:
Ralph Kramden / Reginald Van Gleason III / the Poor Soul
Starring:
Art Carney, Robert Ellis, Carlos Bas, Peter Gladke
Directed By:
Frank Bunetta
6. The Million Dollar Incident (1961)
10
2
The Million Dollar Incident
10
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Jack Klugman, Sorrell Booke, Peter Falk, Millette Alexander
Directed By:
Norman Jewison
7. Three for Two (1975)
9
3
Three for Two
9
3
Role:
Fred / Herb / Mike
Starring:
Lucille Ball, Gino Conforti, Paul Linke, Tammi Bula
Directed By:
Charles Walters
8. The Honeymooners (1978)
14
2
The Honeymooners
14
2
Role:
Ralph Kramden
Starring:
Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Jane Kean, Don Sebastian
Directed By:
Jackie Gleason
9. The Wool Cap (2004)
8
4
The Wool Cap
PG-13
8
4
Starring:
Keke Palmer, William H. Macy, Don Rickles, Ned Beatty, Cherise Boothe
Directed By:
Steven Schachter
10. The Secret World of Eddie Hodges (1960)
11
3
The Secret World of Eddie Hodges
11
3
Role:
Narrator / Himself
Starring:
Boris Karloff, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton, Eddie Hodges
Directed By:
Norman Jewison
11. Izzy & Moe (1985)
9
4
Izzy & Moe
9
4
Role:
Izzy Einstein
Starring:
Art Carney, Zohra Lampert, Cynthia Harris, Dick Latessa
Directed By:
Jackie Cooper

TV Shows and Videos

The Jackie Gleason Show (1952)
The Jackie Gleason Show
TV-G
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (143 episodes, 1952-1958)
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Jack Benny, George Burns, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows
Directed By:
Frank Bunetta, Frank Satenstein
The Honeymooners (1955)
The Honeymooners
Role:
Ralph Kramden (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
Starring:
Art Carney, Jack Lescoulie, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph
The Jack Benny Program (1950)
The Jack Benny Program
Starring:
Oscar Levant, James Stewart, Sean Connery, Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Monroe, Liberace, Angie Dickinson
Directed By:
Frederick De Cordova, Ralph Levy, Norman Abbott, Seymour Berns, Don Weis
The Red Skelton Show (1951)
The Red Skelton Show
TV-G
Starring:
Richard Chamberlain, Keenan Wynn, Michael Landon, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Phyllis Diller, Arthur Godfrey
Directed By:
Seymour Berns, Bill Hobin, John Gaunt, Terry Kyne, Martin Rackin
Playhouse 90 (1956)
Playhouse 90
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Andy Griffith, Anne Bancroft, Robert Duvall, William Shatner, Warren Beatty, Errol Flynn
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ralph Nelson, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Hiller
The Jackie Gleason Show (1966)
The Jackie Gleason Show
TV-G
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (84 episodes, 1966-1970)
Starring:
George Chakiris, Paul Lynde, Milton Berle, William Wyler, Art Carney, Taylor Dancers The June
Cavalcade of Stars (1949)
Cavalcade of Stars
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (84 episodes, 1950-1952)
Starring:
Elaine Stritch, Art Carney, Eva Marie Saint, Jerry Lester, Jack Carter, Taylor Dancers The June
Musical Comedy Time (1950)
Musical Comedy Time
Starring:
Billy Gilbert, Erik Rhodes, Melville Cooper, Henry Calvin
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (1962)
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine
TV-G
Role:
Himself / ... (121 episodes, 1962-1966)
Starring:
Dina Merrill, Alice Ghostley, Jean Stapleton, Art Carney, Paul Lynde, Arthur Godfrey, Peter Falk
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Montgomery, Abe Vigoda, Lee Marvin, Jerry Stiller, Grace Kelly, James Dean
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Starring:
Walter Matthau, Edd Byrnes, Cliff Robertson, Mel Ferrer, Jimmy Durante, Ben Gazzara, Nanette Fabray
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, Sydney Pollack, Ron Winston, David Butler, Lawrence Dobkin
Stage Show (1954)
Stage Show
Starring:
Henny Youngman, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Jack Carter, Taylor Dancers The June
Art Carney Special (1959)
Art Carney Special
Starring:
Celeste Holm, Richard Harris, Lee Remick, Alice Ghostley, Art Carney, Elaine Stritch, Jonathan Winters
Directed By:
Jack Smight
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950)
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Starring:
Harpo Marx, Agnes Moorehead, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Mel Blanc, Ethel Merman, Dean Martin
Directed By:
Fred Hamilton, Ernest D. Glucksman, Jim Jordan, Kingman T. Moore, Bud Yorkin
The Best of Broadway (1954)
The Best of Broadway
Starring:
Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Buster Keaton, Dorothy McGuire, Helen Hayes, Merle Oberon, Elsa Lanchester
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet, Paul Nickell, David Alexander
The Life of Riley (1949)
The Life of Riley
Role:
Chester A. Riley / ... (26 episodes, 1949-1950)
Starring:
Rosemary DeCamp, Lanny Rees, Sid Tomack, Gloria Winters
Here's Lucy (1968)
Here's Lucy
Starring:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Richard Burton, Ginger Rogers, O. J. Simpson, Eva Gabor, David Frost, Elizabeth Taylor
Directed By:
Coby Ruskin, Jack Donohue, Herbert Kenwith, George Marshall, Jack Baker
The Jackie Gleason Show (1961)
The Jackie Gleason Show
Role:
Himself - Host (3 episodes, 1961)
Starring:
Pat Carroll, Johnny Carson, Pat Harrington Jr., Dennis James