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List of George Burns Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special (1981)
11
3
Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Kip Walton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Lucille Ball, Glen Campbell
2. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
10
4
The Solid Gold Cadillac
10
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Quine
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Hiram Sherman, Fred Clark
3. The Sunshine Boys (1975)
14
2
The Sunshine Boys
PG
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Al Lewis
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Comedy
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
4. Going in Style (1979)
16
3
Going in Style
PG
16
3

Joe, Willie and Albert are three lifelong friends, who get swindled out of their pension money by a bank. Since they need to pay their bills, and also care for their loved ones, they embark on a daring heist, to teach the bank a lesson.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe
Director:
Martin Brest
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan, Pamela Payton-Wright
5. International House (1933)
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3
International House
12
3

When Chinese inventor Dr. Wong invites bids for his latest creation, a television-like device, both potential buyers and stealers gather in the metropolitan hotel, International House, in Wuhu, China. One of them, Tommy Nash, the representative of an American electric company, also wants to marry his sweetheart Carol, but after he develops rashes, the whole hotel is quarantined.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Burns
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
6. The Big Broadcast (1932)
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3
The Big Broadcast
10
3

Bing Crosby is a singer who is not very serious about his career. He starts having an affair as well, with a woman Mona, which leads to him losing his job. Things get worse after Mona starts cheating on him. He soon meets Texas oil man Leslie McWhinney, who has also been wronged by a woman. He decides to buy the station so that Bill can get his job back.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
George
Director:
Frank Tuttle
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Bing Crosby, Gracie Allen, Stuart Erwin, Leila Hyams, Sharon Lynn
7. 100% Service (1931)
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2
100% Service
12
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
George (as Burns)
Director:
Ray Cozine
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute
8. The Antique Shop (1931)
11
3
The Antique Shop
11
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Customer (as Burns)
Director:
Ray Cozine
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Herschel Mayall, Chester Clute
9. A Damsel in Distress (1937)
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2
A Damsel in Distress
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
10. Six of a Kind (1934)
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2
Six of a Kind
11
2

Six of a Kind is a comedy film that is about two couples on a road trip to Hollywood. However, none of them are aware of the fact that the car carries embezzled funds. 

As:
Cast
Role:
George Edward
Director:
Leo McCarey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
W. C. Fields, Gracie Allen, W.C. Fields, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland
11. Pulling a Bone (1931)
10
3
Pulling a Bone
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Man with Bone
Director:
Howard Bretherton
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute, William Browning, Dorothy Adams
12. Your Hat (1932)
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2
Your Hat
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Hat Salesman (as Burns)
Director:
Aubrey Scotto
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute, Barton MacLane
13. Walking the Baby (1933)
10
3
Walking the Baby
10
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
George (as Burns)
Director:
Aubrey Scotto
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute
14. Oh, My Operation (1931)
11
2
Oh, My Operation
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
The New Patient (as Burns)
Director:
Ray Cozine
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute
15. Lambchops (1929)
10
2
Lambchops
10
2

Lambchops is a comedy film which tells the story of George and Gracie, who are bringing their vaudeville act to the big screen.  Meanwhile, Gracie wants to prove to George that she is smart.

As:
Cast
Role:
George the Boyfriend (as Burns)
Director:
Murray Roth
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
16. Oh, God! (1977)
15
2
Oh, God!
PG
15
2

Oh, God is a fantasy comedy film which tells the story of Jerry Landers, a hard working assistant manager working at a supermarket, who lives an uneventful life with his wife Bobbie Landers and their two kids. His life takes a turn when God Almighty appears in his life as a good natured old man. He decides to make Jerry his messenger for the modern world.

As:
Cast
Role:
God
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
17. The Babbling Book (1932)
9
3
The Babbling Book
9
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
George (as Burns)
Director:
Aubrey Scotto
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute, Donald Meek
18. Let's Dance (1933)
9
3
Let's Dance
9
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
George, a Sailor (as Burns)
Director:
Aubrey Scotto
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Barton MacLane
19. Many Happy Returns (1934)
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2
Many Happy Returns
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Burns
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, Gracie Allen, George Barbier, Joan Marsh
20. Honolulu (1939)
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3
Honolulu
9
3

Honolulu is a musical comedy film which revolves around Brooks Mason, a well-known movie star, who meets a businessman named George Smith. He discovers that Smith is his doppelganger, and looks exactly like him. Tired of his celebrity life, he decides to switch places with Smith for some time. However, after stepping into Smith’s life, he finds himself in a complicated situation, stuck between Smith’s fiancée, and a dancer named Dorothy.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Duffy
Director:
Edward Buzzell
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Robert Young, Eleanor Powell, Rita Johnson
21. College Swing (1938)
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2
College Swing
10
2

Gracie belonging to the powerful Alden family fails to graduate from the college founded by her grandfather for the ninth year in a row. Therefore, he leaves it in his will that the first female of the family to graduate within 200 years will be the new owner of the college. 

As:
Cast
Role:
George Jonas
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Betty Grable, Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, Edward Everett Horton
22. Just You and Me, Kid (1979)
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2
Just You and Me, Kid
PG
15
2

Retired vaudevillian, Bill, lives alone missing his deceased wife. After a trip to a grocery store, he finds a girl named Kate hiding in the trunk of his car. He helps her and later finds out Kate is hiding from drug dealer Demesta. Feeling protective of her like a father, he decides to help her. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bill
Director:
Leonard Stern
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Brooke Shields, Leon Ames, Ray Bolger, Lorraine Gary
23. Here Comes Cookie (1935)
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3
Here Comes Cookie
9
3

Here Comes Cookie is a comedy film which tells the story of Harrison Allen, a millionaire, who does not want his daughter Phyllis to marry Ramon, as he believes Ramon is only after their money. Therefore, he decides to sign over all his fortune temporarily to his other daughter Grace, who calls herself ‘Cookie’. While he takes a vacation and goes back to his hometown, Gracie begins to destroy her father’s fortune.

As:
Cast
Role:
George Burns
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, George Barbier, Andrew Tombes, Betty Furness
24. We're Not Dressing (1934)
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2
We're Not Dressing
9
2

Wealthy and spoiled socialite Doris Worthington is being courted by two princes Michael and Alexander, while having a yacht trip. When the yacht capsizes all of the rich spoiled aristocrats take refuge in a tropical island. They are forced to depend on sailor Stephen Jones who Doris dislikes but secretly loves. 

As:
Cast
Role:
George
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
25. College Humor (1933)
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2
College Humor
9
2

This pre-Code musical comedy is based on a story by Dean Fales. Trouble brews when a popular coed gets into calf love with a singing drama teacher. 

As:
Cast
Role:
George Burns
Director:
Wesley Ruggles
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bing Crosby, Gracie Allen, Jack Oakie, Richard Arlen, Mary Carlisle
26. Love in Bloom (1935)
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2
Love in Bloom
9
2

Love in Bloom is a musical romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young girl who runs away from her family to make it in New York City. She soon gets involved with a handsome songwriter, and starts to develop feelings for him.  

As:
Cast
Role:
George
Director:
Elliott Nugent
Genres:
Music, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Dixie Lee, Joe Morrison, J.C. Nugent
27. Fit to Be Tied (1930)
10
3
Fit to Be Tied
10
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
A Tie Customer (as Burns)
Director:
Ray Cozine
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, William Browning, Dudley Clayton, June Clayworth
28. Once Over, Light (1931)
9
2
Once Over, Light
9
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Barbershop Customer (as Burns)
Director:
Howard Bretherton
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Chester Clute, June Clayworth
29. The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)
8
2
The Big Broadcast of 1937
8
2

The Big Broadcast of 1937 is a musical comedy film which revolves around a failing radio station which needs to put on a ratings winner in order to have any chance of continued operation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Platt
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
30. College Holiday (1936)
8
2
College Holiday
8
2

College Holiday is a musical comedy film which revolves around a woman hotelier who invites few young men to spend the summer. However, the men are not aware of the fact that they have been chosen to be guinea pigs in an eugenics experiment.

As:
Cast
Role:
George Hymen
Director:
Frank Tuttle
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Gracie Allen, Jack Benny, Mary Boland, Martha Raye
31. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
8
2
The Big Broadcast of 1936
8
2

This comedy film tells us the story of Spud Miller who tries to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition.

As:
Cast
Role:
George Burns
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
32. Radioland Murders (1994)
8
2
Radioland Murders
PG
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Milt Lackey
Director:
Mel Smith
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Musical, Romance, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher Lloyd, Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, Scott Michael Campbell
33. Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
10
3
Oh, God! You Devil
PG
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
God / Harry O. Tophet
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
James Cromwell, Eugene Roche, Ron Silver, Ted Wass
34. Oh, God! Book II (1980)
10
1
Oh, God! Book II
PG
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
God
Director:
Gilbert Cates
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne, John Louie
35. 18 Again! (1988)
8
1
18 Again!
PG
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Watson / David Watson
Director:
Paul Flaherty
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Pauly Shore, Tony Roberts, Miriam Flynn, Anita Morris
37. Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets (1985)
10
2
Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Peter Harris
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Family
Star Cast:
Petula Clark, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Marisa Berenson

TV Movie(s)

2. Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978)
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2
Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Burns
Director:
Gary Weis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Martin, Johnny Cash, Michael Elias, Maryedith Burrell
3. George Burns in Concert (1982)
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2
George Burns in Concert
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Burns
Director:
Jim Snow
4. Maggie (1960)
10
2
Maggie
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Rod Amateau
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Leon Ames, Margaret O'Brien, Fay Baker, Jeanne Tatum, Charles Cantor
5. Two of a Kind (1982)
12
2
Two of a Kind
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ross 'Boppy' Minor
Director:
Roger Young
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cliff Robertson, Frances Lee McCain, Robby Benson, Barbara Barrie
6. George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business (1983)
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2
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Burns
Director:
Walter C. Miller
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ann-Margret, Milton Berle, Red Buttons, Johnny Carson
7. All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle (1986)
8
2
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Bob Wynn
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Phyllis Diller, Johnny Carson, Glen Campbell, Gerald Ford

Animation(s)

The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians (1970)
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (voice)
Director:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Phyllis Diller, Jack Benny, George Jessel, Paul Frees
Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (1986)
Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary
G
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Gary Weis
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Eve Arden, Candice Bergen, David Bowie

TV Shows and Videos

Mona McCluskey (1965)
Mona McCluskey
As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sal Mineo, Robert Strauss, Bartlett Robinson, Herbert Rudley, Juliet Prowse
Summer Fun (1966)
Summer Fun
As:
Producer
Director:
Peter Bonerz, John Rich, Alex March
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Jon Voight, Peter Bonerz, Jim Begg, Eleanor Audley, David Bailey
Wendy and Me (1964)
Wendy and Me
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
George Burns (34 episodes, 1964-1965)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Raquel Welch, Connie Stevens, J. Pat O'Malley, Ron Harper
The George Burns Show (1958)
The George Burns Show
As:
Cast
Role:
George Burns (25 episodes, 1958-1959)
Director:
Rod Amateau
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore, Jack Benny, Bea Benaderet, Judi Meredith, Larry Keating
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971)
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
TV-G
As:
Cast
Director:
Art Fisher
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Chaz Bono, Teri Garr, Steve Martin, Peter Cullen, Cher
No Time for Sergeants (1964)
No Time for Sergeants
As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sammy Jackson, Harry Hickox, Kevin O'Neal, Paul Smith, Laurie Sibbald
George Burns - His Wit and Wisdom (1989)
George Burns - His Wit and Wisdom
As:
Cast
Role:
George Burns
Director:
Mort Fallick
Star Cast:
Red Buttons, Carol Channing, Emma Samms, Yakov Smirnoff

George Burns Awards

Academy Awards
The Sunshine Boys Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1976
Golden Globe Awards
The Sunshine Boys Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1976
Primetime Emmy Awards
A Conversation with... Outstanding Performance in Informational Programming 1990
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording 1991