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Best Classic Steve Martin Movies and TV Shows, Ranked!

Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945. The son of real estate agent Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997) and aspiring performer Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) in Waco, Texas, USA. In California, his childhood was split between Inglewood and Garden Grove. In this article, we will talk about the best classic Steve Martin movies and TV shows.

Martin at 1960, landed a position at the Magic store in Disney’s Fantasyland, where he was exposed to the art of magic, juggling, and balloon sculpture. While at Santa Ana College, he studied English poetry and theater. He joined a comedy team at Knott’s Berry Farm and performed in comedies and other shows at the Bird Cage Theatre. Before transferring to UCLA in 1967, he studied philosophy at California State University.

Steve Martin is a famous actor and comedian who have won several honors and accolades, solidifying his reputation as one of the industry’s top performers. Having appeared in so many best classic movies and TV shows, this Hollywood legend deserves to be considered a true legend.

Although Martin has experimented in a number of other genres, he will always be remembered primarily for his impeccable comic timing. With a career spanning decades, no greater challenge exists than selecting the finest moments from an artist who remains at the top of his game to this day.

Martin is one of the most talented individuals of the last several decades, as shown by the fact that he has been nominated for two Tony Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and six Grammy Awards (of which he has won five). In the middle of the 1970s, there wasn’t a stand-up comic working who was on a hotter streak than he was, and his first hosting role on “Saturday Night Live” led to many more appearances in the years that followed. In addition to that, he has been nominated for Emmys in 2018 for writing and producing Martin Short’s comedy special that was streamed on Netflix.

After that, he went straight into the film industry and hasn’t looked back since, starring in a string of box office hits like “The Jerk,” “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid,” “All of Me,” “Roxanne,” “Three Amigos,” “L.A. Story,” “Parenthood,” and “Father of the Bride” throughout the course of the following several decades. His most recent accomplishment is “Only Murders in the Building,” a television show that he co-created and which has been quite successful.

All of the aforementioned movies are included in our picture gallery, which ranks the director’s top flicks from worst to best.

Best Classic Steve Martin Movies and TV Shows

L.A. Story (1991)

L.A. Story (1991)
GenreComedy, Romance
Release Date (Streaming)8-Feb-91
ProducerMichael I. Rachmil, Daniel Melnick
DirectorMick Jackson
WriterSteve Martin
CastRichard E. Grant, Steve Martin, Marilu Henner, Victoria Tennant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Forristal

Harris K. Telemacher, played by Steve Martin, has the simplest job in the world: he is a television weatherman in Los Angeles, where the climate is so stable that he can record his predictions many days in advance. Harris, who is bored with his job, his life, and his relationship with his longtime girlfriend Trudi (Marilu Henner), begins to receive secret messages from an electronic freeway sign near his home. These messages encourage him to pursue a romantic relationship with a British journalist (Victoria Tennant) and a shallow young model (Sarah Jessica Parker). Harris’s longtime girlfriend Trudi (Marilu Henner) is also bored with their relationship.

The film “L.A. Story” is based on a fictitious account of life in Los Angeles. Steve Martin plays the role of Harris, a TV weatherman who is bored with the mundane activities of everyday life in Los Angeles but finds him falling in love with Sara (Victoria Tennant), a British journalist.  One of Martin the Satirist’s most iconic works is a movie that was inspired by a concept that provides him the opportunity to make fun of some of the absurdities that are associated with the culture of Los Angeles.

Parenthood (1989)

Parenthood 1989
GenreDrama, Comedy
Release Date (Streaming)31-Jul-89
ProducerBrian Grazer
DirectorRon Howard
WriterBabaloo Mandel, Lowell Ganz
CastDianne Wiest, Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards, Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce

Gil Buckman, played by Steve Martin, is a perfectionist who suffers from the shortcomings of his children because he believes they are a bad reflection of the way he parented them. The stress in Gil’s life is further increased by the fact that he has siblings. One of his sisters, played by Dianne Wiest, is put in a tough situation when her daughter, Martha Plimpton, who is just a teenager, falls pregnant. When another character (Harley Jane Kozak) expresses interest in expanding her family, she and her husband (Rick Moranis) come to blows. Gil’s immature brother (Tom Hulce) also shows up, and he’s struggling to take care of his little baby.

The Spanish Prisoner (1998)

The Spanish Prisoner 1998
GenreDrama, Crime
Release Date (Streaming)6-Oct-98
ProducerJean Doumanian
DirectorDavid Mamet
WriterDavid Mamet
CastRebecca Pidgeon, Steve Martin, Campbell Scott, Felicity Huffman, Ben Gazzara, Ricky Jay

When Joe Ross (Campbell Scott), a rising star in the business world, meets the rich and enigmatic Jimmy Dell (Steve Martin) at a tropical resort, his life is turned upside down. In an effort to assist Ross safeguard his new business process innovation, Dell volunteers his services, but soon after, Ross is wrongly convicted of murder. To clear his name and escape the evil plot, Ross enlists the help of the FBI and his assistant, Susan Ricci (Rebecca Pidgeon).

All Of Me (1984)

All Of Me 1984
ALL OF ME, Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Lily Tomlin, 1984
GenreComedy
Release Date (Streaming)21-Sep-84
ProducerStephen Friedman
DirectorCarl Reiner
WriterPhil Alden Robinson
CastVictoria Tennant, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Richard Libertini, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Dana Elcar

On her deathbed, the wealthy Edwina Cutwater (Lily Tomlin) instructs her attorney Roger Cobb (Steve Martin) to include a peculiar provision in her will, which states that the young Terry Hoskins (Victoria Tennant) would get her soul as her inheritance when she passes away. When Edwina is killed, the plan ends up being a failure. In the end, she takes over Roger’s body but is only able to exert control over the right half of it. Edwina and Roger are put in the position of having to collaborate in order to discover a solution that would allow Edwina’s soul to be transferred from Roger’s body and into the body she had always planned to inhabit.

The Prince Of Egypt (1998)

The Prince Of Egypt 1998
GenreAnimation, Musical, Kids & family
Release Date (Streaming)18-Dec-98
ProducerSandra Rabins, Penney Finkelman Cox
DirectorBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner
WriterPhilip LaZebnik
CastSteve Martin, Ralph Fiennes, Val Kilmer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum

This animated version of the Exodus story follows Egyptian Prince Moses (Val Kilmer) as he sets out to rescue his people from slavery after learning of his Jewish heritage. Egypt suffers a series of horrific plagues after his brother Rameses (Ralph Fiennes), now Pharaoh, rejected his plea. Moses was able to rescue the Israelite from slavery by dividing the Red Sea and causing the Egyptian army to drown in its waters. After that, God reveals to Moses the Ten Commandments, which are a set of guidelines for how his people should conduct themselves.

My Blue Heaven (1990)

My Blue Heaven 1990
GenreComedy
Release Date (Streaming)17-Aug-90
ProducerAnthea Sylbert
DirectorHerbert Ross
WriterNora Ephron
CastSteve Martin, Melanie Mayron, Rick Moranis, Carol Kane, Bill Irwin, Joan Cusack

Vinnie Antonelli, played by Steve Martin, leaves the mafia behind for the government’s witness protection program and settles down in a quiet California suburb. But for Vinnie, old traditions die strong. Before Vinnie can testify against his former gang members, the FBI agent, Barney Coopersmith, played by Rick Moranis, is tasked with ensuring that Vinnie maintains a low profile in preparation for Vinnie’s testimony. He becomes a difficulty for Barney. On the other hand, it’s possible that Barney may pick up some useful information from Vinnie. That is, assuming Barney is able to keep him alive for a sufficient amount of time.

Cheaper By The Dozen 2 (2005)

Cheaper By The Dozen 2 2005
GenreComedy
Release Date (Streaming)21-Dec-05
ProducerShawn Levy, Ben Myron
DirectorAdam Shankman
WriterSam Harper
CastSteve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Carmen Electra, Tom Welling, Eugene Levy

Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and his wife, Kate (Bonnie Hunt), want to make the most of the summer by taking their children to a lakeside resort in the hopes that it would allow them to unwind. Tom, who is stupid but well-meaning, makes an effort to repair it himself after the Bakers are handed the worst unit available. He does not achieve his goals. To make things even worse, Tom’s long-time adversary, Jimmy Murtaugh (played by Eugene Levy), and his equally massive family show up on the scene and engage the Bakers in a not-so-friendly rivalry that threatens to ruin their vacation.

A huge list of the Best Classic Steve Martin movies and TV shows is given below:

Best Classic Movies And TV Shows

NameYear
Only Murders in the Building (TV Series)2021–2022
Schmigadoon! (TV Series)2021–2023
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration (TV Special)2022
Mack & Rita2022
The Morning Show (TV Series)2019–2021
Back Home Again2021
Saturday Night Live (TV Series)1984–2021
Good People (TV Movie)2020
Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)2020
The Pack Podcast2020
The Willoughbys2020
The Addams Family2019
Big Mouth (TV Series)2019
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer2018
The Magic School Bus Rides Again (TV Series)2018
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (TV Series)2010–2018
The Last Man on Earth (TV Series)2018
The Simpsons (TV Series)2017
BoJack Horseman (TV Series)2017
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)2017
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Space!2017
Hairspray Live! (TV Movie)2016
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween! (TV Movie)2016
Modern Family (TV Series)2016
Maya & Marty (TV Series)2016
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Camping! (TV Movie)2016
Difficult People (TV Series)2015
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)2015
Mulaney (TV Series)2014–2015
Inherent Vice2014
Working the Engels (TV Series)2014
The Wind Rises2013
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return2013
Old Navy: Sweaters for the Family2012
Old Navy: Women's Softest Sweaters2012
Old Navy: Pop Pants2012
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! (TV Movie)2012
Frankenweenie2012
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted2012
I, Martin Short, Goes Home (TV Movie)2012
How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)2011–2012
BuzzKill2012
Weeds (TV Series)2011
Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil2011
Tax Man2010
Damages (TV Series)2010
The Spiderwick Chronicles2008
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause2006
The Blue Elephant2006
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)2005
Arrested Development (TV Series)2005
Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper2004
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood2004
Treasure Planet Read-Along DVD2003
Primetime Glick (TV Series)2001–2003
CinéMagique2002
Treasure Planet2002
101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure2002
Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)2002
Prince Charming (TV Movie)2001
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2001
Get Over It2001
Mumford1999
Wonderland (TV Movie)1999
Akbar's Adventure Tours1998
The Prince of Egypt1998
Merlin (TV Mini Series)1998
A Simple Wish1997
The Three Stooges Greatest Hits (TV Movie)1997
Jungle 2 Jungle1997
Creature Crunch1996
Mars Attacks!1996
Father of the Bride Part II1995
The Pebble and the Penguin1995
The Martin Short Show (TV Series)1994
Clifford1994
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story1993
Screen One (TV Series)1993
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out (TV Movie)1992
Captain Ron1992
Father of the Bride1991
Maniac Mansion (TV Series)1991
Pure Luck1991
The Earth Day Special (TV Special)1990
The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)1989–1990
I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (TV Movie)1989
The Big Picture1989
Three Fugitives1989
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (TV Series)1988
Cross My Heart1987
Innerspace1987
Really Weird Tales (TV Movie)1987
Three Amigos!1986
Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)1986
Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood (TV Movie)1986
SCTV Channel (TV Series)1983–1984
Sunset Limousine (TV Movie)1983
SCTV Network (TV Series)1982–1983
Miss Peach of the Kelly School (TV Series)1982
Taxi (TV Series)1981
I'm a Big Girl Now (TV Series)1980–1981
SCTV (TV Series)1981
The Associates (TV Series)1979–1980
The Love Boat (TV Series)1980
The Family Man (TV Movie)1979
Lost and Found
For the Record (TV Series)
Fit to Print (TV Movie)1977
The David Steinberg Show (TV Series)1976–1977
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