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List of Jim Varney Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Spittin' Image (1982)
18
2
Spittin' Image
G
18
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Rusty Kern
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Sunshine Parker, Rex Cutter, Tom Atha, Maria Wida
2. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
26
2
Ernest Scared Stupid
PG
26
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest / Phineas Worrell
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar, Jonas Moscartolo
3. Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
23
2
Ernest Goes to Camp
PG
23
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest P. Worrell
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Henson, John Vernon, Iron Eyes Cody, Victoria Racimo
4. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
21
2
Ernest Saves Christmas
PG
21
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest P. Worrell / Aster Clement / Auntie Nelda / The Snake Guy
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Oliver Clark, Gailard Sartain, Douglas Seale, Noelle Parker
6. Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
18
3
Ernest Goes to Jail
PG
18
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest P. Worrell / Mr. Felix Nash / Auntie Nelda
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Family, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Barbara Tyson, Barry Scott
7. Wilder Napalm (1993)
14
2
Wilder Napalm
PG-13
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rex
Director:
Glenn Gordon Caron
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Dennis Quaid, Debra Winger, M. Emmet Walsh, Arliss Howard
8. Ernest Rides Again (1993)
16
3
Ernest Rides Again
PG
16
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Tom Butler, Linda Kash, Ron James, Duke Ernsberger
9. Ernest in the Army (1998)
17
2
Ernest in the Army
PG
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pvt. Ernest P. Worrell / Army Captain / Arab on Quicksand
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hayley Tyson, David Müller, Christo Davids, Jeffrey Pillars
11. Ernest Goes to School (1994)
18
2
Ernest Goes to School
PG
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest
Director:
Coke Sams
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Family
Star Cast:
David Keith, Sarah Chalke, Bill Byrge, Linda Kash
12. Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
17
3
Ernest Goes to Africa
PG
17
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest P. Worrel / Hey You, the Hindu / Auntie Nelda / African Woman dancer
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Linda Kash, Jamie Bartlett, Clare Marshall, Washington Xisolo
13. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
10
2
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lothar Zogg
Director:
Sean McNamara
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Loni Anderson, Hulk Hogan, Mathew Botuchis, Michael O'Laskey II
14. Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special (1990)
16
2
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special
16
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Oz, Robert Cummings, George Both Jr., Laura Bridge, Erinn Canavan
15. Your World as I See It (1994)
18
3
Your World as I See It
18
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest P. Worrel / Aster Clement / Baby Ernest / Auntie Nelda / Bunny / Coy
Genres:
Short
16. 100 Proof (1997)
14
2
100 Proof
14
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jeremy Horton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Pamela Stewart, Tara Bellando, J.S. Johnson, Larry Brown
17. Blood, Friends and Money (1997)
14
2
Blood, Friends and Money
R
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Old Mariner
Director:
Armanda Costanza
Genres:
Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Gary Lowery, Merry Lee Traum, Gary Kraen, Matt Webb
18. Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)
15
2
Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam
PG
15
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Dr. Otto / Rudd Hardtact / Laughin' Jack / Guy Dandy / Auntie Nelda / Ernest P. Worrell
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Daniel Butler, Glenn Petach, Myke R. Mueller, Jackie Welch
19. Treehouse Hostage (1999)
13
2
Treehouse Hostage
PG
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carl Banks
Director:
Sean McNamara
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mark Moses, Todd Bosley, Joey Zimmerman, Kristopher Kachurak
20. Existo (1999)
13
2
Existo
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marcel Horowitz
Director:
Coke Sams
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Musical
Star Cast:
Gailard Sartain, Bruce Arntson, Jackie Welch, Mark Cabus
21. The Expert (1995)
11
1
The Expert
R
11
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Rick Avery, William Lustig
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
James Brolin, Jeff Speakman, Michael Shaner, Alex Datcher, Wolfgang Bodison
22. Fast Food (1989)
11
1
Fast Food
PG-13
11
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael A. Simpson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Traci Lords, Michael J. Pollard, Clark Brandon, Lanny Horn, Randal Patrick

TV Movie(s)

1. The Rousters (1983)
18
2
The Rousters
PG
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Evan Earp
Director:
E.W. Swackhamer
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, Chad Everett, Maxine Stuart, Hoyt Axton
2. Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain (1989)
18
2
Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Danny Breen, Sheryl Bernstein, Bruce Gordon, Tom Miller

Animation(s)

Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story
TV-G
Plot:

Woody, a pull-string cowboy doll, is the favourite of his owner Andy till the arrival of spaceman figure Buzz Lightyear. Desperate to reclaim his position, he plans to do away with Buzz Lightyear. However, things take a turn when they get lost and have to join hands to escape the cruel toy killer –Sid–and return home to their owner.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Slinky Dog (voice)
Director:
John Lasseter
Genres:
Family, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 2
G
Plot:

When greedy toy collector Al McWhiggin steals Woody to send him to a Japanese museum, Buzz Lightyear leads the rest of Andy's toys on a brave rescue mission. Woody, however, learns that he is a rare collectible from a popular television show and is introduced to other members of his team, who convince him to stay.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation, Family
Annabelle's Wish (1997)
Annabelle's Wish
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Mr. Gus Holder (voice)
Director:
Roy Wilson
Genres:
Adventure, Musical, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
James Lafferty, Cloris Leachman, Jerry Van Dyke, Rue McClanahan
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
TV-PG
Plot:

One of Walt Disney’s best animated films, Atlantis: The Lost Empire is the story of a modest museum employee who sets out on an expedition to locate the submerged civilization with a diverse crew. But when they finally reach the continent he is forced to go against his companions, who plan to steal the mystery crystal from the aging king and his beautiful daughter. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:

TV Shows and Videos

Fernwood Tonight (1977)
Fernwood Tonight
As:
Cast
Genres:
Talk-Show, Comedy
Star Cast:
Fred Willard, Frank De Vol, Kenneth Mars, Martin Mull
Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album (1983)
Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Ernest P. Worrell / Davy Worrell & Company / Ace Worrell / Lloyd Worrell / Billy Boogie Worrell / Rhetch Worrell / Pop Worrell
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Landon, Bruce Arntson, Mac Bennett, Mac Pirkle
The Rousters (1983)
The Rousters
As:
Cast
Role:
Evan Earp (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, Chad Everett, Maxine Stuart, Hoyt Axton
Hey Vern, Win $10,000 (1987)
Hey Vern, Win $10,000
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest P. Worrell
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John R. Cherry III, Dan Holly, David Tex, Actual Overpaid Unskilled Set Designer
Pop! Goes the Country (1974)
Pop! Goes the Country
As:
Cast
Star Cast:
Dolly Parton, Ralph Emery, Geri Reischl, Vern Gosdin
The Ernest Film Festival (1986)
The Ernest Film Festival
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest P. Worrell
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Comedy
Hey, Vern, It's Ernest! (1988)
Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!
As:
Cast
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gailard Sartain, Bruce Arntson, Mac Bennett, Daniel Butler
Ernest's Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1992)
Ernest's Greatest Hits Volume 2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest P. Worrell
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Toy Story Activity Center (1996)
Toy Story Activity Center
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Colin Brady
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Pat Fraley, Debi Derryberry
Operation Petticoat (1977)
Operation Petticoat
As:
Cast
Role:
Seaman 'Doom & Gloom' Broom / ... (33 episodes, 1977-1979)
Director:
Hollingsworth Morse, Alan Bergmann, Norman Abbott, William Asher, John Astin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Sorrell Booke, Jackie Cooper, Jamie Lee Curtis, Melinda Naud, Richard Brestoff, John Astin
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Douglas Carrigan
Genres:
Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Corey Burton, Leonard Nimoy, John Mahoney, Don Novello, James Arnold Taylor
Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
Slam Dunk Ernest
PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Ernest P. Worrell
Director:
John R. Cherry III
Genres:
Family, Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Cylk Cozart, Colin Lawrence
Snowboard Academy (1996)
Snowboard Academy
PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Rudy James
Director:
John Shepphird
Genres:
Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Corey Haim, Brigitte Nielsen, Joe Flaherty, Andreas Apergis