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Forbidden PlanetForbidden Planet (1956) Recommended
Dir. Fred M. Wilcox
Feat. Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
Pre–eminent sci–fi film of the 50's with a story and special effects well beyond its time. This fascinating film launched the careers of…
Tammy and the BachelorTammy and the Bachelor (1957)
Dir. Joseph Pevney
Feat. Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Walter Brennan
Debbie Reynolds shines in this classic rom–com about an unsophisticated woman from backwoods Mississippi who falls in love with a wealthy pilot…
Sheepman, TheSheepman, The (Stranger with a Gun) (1958)
Dir. George Marshall
Feat. Glenn Ford, Shirley Maclaine, Leslie Nielsen
Lighthearted western with Glenn Ford as a hard–bitten sheep farmer duking it out with cattle baron Nielsen and Shirley Maclaine as the object…
Reluctant Astronaut, TheReluctant Astronaut, The (1967)
Dir. Edward Montagne
Feat. Don Knotts, Leslie Nielsen, Joan Freeman
Don Knotts, best known as the comedic sidekick on the "Andy Griffiths Show", plays a goofy carnival ride operator who is hired as a janitor at the…
Poseidon Adventure, ThePoseidon Adventure, The (1972)
Dir. Ronald Neame
Feat. Leslie Nielsen, Gene Hackman, Shelley Winters
One of the better 70s disaster movies has an ocean–liner 'turned turtle' and the survivors trying to find a way out. Often unintentionally…
Flying HighFlying High (Airplane!) (1978) Aro Favourite
Dir. David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Feat. Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges
Side–splittingly funny lampoon of the Airport / Disaster movie genre, voted the best comedy of all time in 1999 by EMPIRE magazine.
Prom NightProm Night (1980)
Dir. Paul Lynch
Feat. Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen
'Halloween' stalk'n'slash protege with Jamie Lee Curtis returning as one of a group of teens with a guilty secret menaced by the ubiquitous masked…
Police Squad! (TV Series)Police Squad! (TV Series) (1982)
Feat. Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, William Duell
Shortlived but pungent TV spoof based on the surreal, slapstick fumblings of a police investigation unit headed by a deadpan Leslie Nielsen, which…
Wrong is RightWrong is Right (1982)
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Sean Connery, George Grizzard, Robert Conrad
Patchy media satire with Connery as a newsman on the trail of two nuclear weapons that have fallen into terrorist hands. Some fine supporting turns…
Soul ManSoul Man (1986)
Dir. Steve Miner
Feat. C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross
A privileged white student disguises himself as a black man in order to win a Harvard Law School scholarship, in this disappointing "blackface"…
Naked Gun, TheNaked Gun, The (1988) Recommended
Dir. David Zucker
Feat. Leslie Nielsen, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson
Leslie Neilsen perfects his deadpan for the Zucker Bros., who do for police work what their classic FLYING HIGH did for air travel. A…
Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of FearNaked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Dir. David Zucker
Feat. Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley
The second in the Naked Gun series, better than half as good as the original.
Naked Gun 33 1/3 : The Final InsultNaked Gun 33 1/3 : The Final Insult (1994)
Dir. Peter Segal
Feat. Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley
Third and last of the Naked Gun series, with Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) forced back from retirement. While only a third of the freshness of the…
Dracula: Dead and Loving ItDracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Dir. Mel Brooks
Feat. Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen
Another blockbuster spoof, three years too late from the once funny Mel Brooks in which Leslie Nielsen does his NAKED GUN–in–a–cape…
Spy HardSpy Hard (1996)
Dir. Rick Friedberg
Feat. Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning
Leslie Nielsen is back for another round of movie send–ups in what increasingly seems like an exhausted genre. A barrage of hits and misses…
Mr. MagooMr. Magoo (1998)
Dir. Stanley Tong
Feat. Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch
Disney live–action remake, with Leslie Nielsen assuming the squint and bumbling crankiness of the small–screen 'toon. In this instance,…
Wrongfully AccusedWrongfully Accused (1998)
Dir. Pat Proft
Feat. Leslie Nielsen, Richard Crenna, Kelly LeBrock
This hit–and–miss comedy starring spoof king Leslie Nielsen is principally a send up of THE FUGITIVE, although manages to sully the name…
Scary Movie 3Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Dir. David Zucker
Feat. Charlie Sheen, Leslie Nielsen, Denise Richards
Further hit–and–miss spoofery of the horror movie genre, and popular culture in general from dir. Zucker and the Wayans clan. Targets…
Scary Movie 4Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Dir. David Zucker
Feat. Anna Faris, Bill Pullman, Leslie Nielsen
Fourth entry in the horror–movie spoof series actually manages to improve on its predecessor with the Zucker–Abrahams team (FLYING HIGH)…

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