Movies - TV
The 15 Best Steve Martin Movies
By MOLLY TURNER
Baby Mama
Steve Martin may have a small role in “Baby Mama” as the hippie granola boss, Barry, but he creates a fully-realized character with minimal screen time that is still achingly funny. It is a must-watch for any Martin or "SNL" fan.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
A direct parody and loving homage to film noir, "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" showcases Martin's ability to play the hard-boiled detective archetype. In this genuinely beautiful piece of filmmaking, he makes expected jokes funnier and finds humor when there shouldn't be any.
Three Amigos!
Though slightly less heartfelt and intelligent than Martin's better standalone scripts, this is one of the funniest films he’s ever made. It's a rare ensemble comedy for Martin and an example of how he can sit back and play the straight man with other comedians to brilliant effect.
All of Me
"All of Me" is an oddly sweet story that delivers one of Martin's best physical performances as he portrays having two souls in one body. Martin and Lily Tomlin make a perfect pair, both comedically and emotionally, with impeccably timed acting that earned them each a Golden Globe nomination.
It's Complicated
This is one of Martin’s more sincere performances as he delivers a character that is charming, funny, winsome, and vulnerable. He makes a compelling love interest who easily holds his own opposite against Meryl Streep and provides a grounding presence in a film that offers up some cringe-worthy moments.