Top 10 Steve Martin Movies and Where to Stream Them

Since showing on the earliest seasons of Saturday Evening Stay, the identify “Steve Martin” has been synonymous with comedy. Together with his newest venture, the Hulu comedy sequence Solely Murders In The Constructing accessible for streaming now, we provide this look again at Steve Martin’s almost six-decade movie profession.

Top 10 Steve Martin Movies and Where to Stream Them

The Muppet Film

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Whereas contemporary within the midst of his record-breaking internet hosting stints on SNL, Steve Martin made a cameo look within the very first Muppet film, titled The Muppet Film. Enjoying a disgruntled waiter, Martin’s character bears witness to historical past, as his restaurant is the placement for Kermit and Miss Piggy’s very first big-screen date. This wasn’t the primary time he appeared alongside the Muppets, although. He hosted one episode of The Muppet Present in 1977.

The Muppets have a protracted historical past of bringing in celebrities to cameo of their movies. Typically, these celebrities are folks that the dad and mom and older viewers within the viewers will acknowledge, even when the kids don’t. When The Muppet Film got here out in 1979, Martin was already a family identify, having hosted Saturday Evening Stay seven occasions – not unhealthy for a present that was solely in its third season.

The Muppet Film is accessible to stream on Disney+

All of Me

Steve Martin All of Me
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Physique-swap comedy All of Me options Martin as a lawyer and aspiring jazz musician Roger, who on the morning of his thirty eighth birthday decides to put aside his musical ambitions to take his legislation profession significantly. So as to safe a promotion to associate, he’s tasked by his boss to finalize the need of eccentric, terminally-ill heiress Edwina (performed by Lily Tomlin).

Edwina doesn’t see her imminent demise as the top, although. As a substitute, she intends on having her soul faraway from her physique and migrated into that of the younger, wholesome daughter of her secure hand. However the best-laid plans of the rich and eccentric go awry, and her soul winds up sharing house with Roger’s, the 2 of them now accountable for his physique and thoughts.

We should always level out that, as was widespread on the time, All of Me does comprise depictions that weren’t OK then, and aren’t OK now. What makes this film definitely worth the watch is only the dynamic between Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin. Their again and forth banter is a real spotlight, as is any scene the place Edwina has management of Roger’s physique, and the viewers will get to see Steve Martin doing his finest Lily Tomlin impersonation.

All of Me is accessible to stream on Amazon Prime

Three Amigos

(*10*)Steve Martin Three Amigos
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Three Amigos, the story of three silent movie actors in manner over their heads, reunites Steve Martin with fellow SNL legends Chevy Chase and Martin Brief. Collectively, the three of them star because the Three Amigos, a trio of actors in 1916 Hollywood who’re fired by their studio. They obtain what they consider to be a job provide from the village of Santo Poco, Mexico, and head south of the border. Relatively than any curiosity of their dancing and singing potential, Carmen, the villager who contacted them, is hoping they are going to be ready to cease the infamous bandit El Guapo.

The premise of Three Amigos makes it an ideal look ahead to followers of Galaxy Quest, which got here out a few decade later. Each are riffs on pulpy, common movie genres, however achieved in a loving manner, somewhat than a mocking one. They each additionally function the premise the place a bunch of entertainers are mistaken for the characters they painting, and requested to come save the day.

And like Galaxy Quest, Three Amigos makes positive to steadiness the absurd with simply the correct quantity of coronary heart.

Three Amigos is accessible to stream on Amazon Prime

Roxanne

Steve Martin Roxanne
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With the upcoming launch of Joe Wright’s musical movie Cyrano, starring Peter Dinklage within the title function, it’s the proper time to take a look at Roxanne, a modernized tackle the identical story.

In Roxanne, Steve Martin performs Charlie, a fireplace chief with an awfully massive nostril, and a unprecedented manner with phrases. When the attractive Roxanne (Daryl Hannah) strikes to city and takes an curiosity in fellow firefighter Chris, Charlie is roped right into a ruse to make Chris sound extra clever than he’s, in opposition to his personal self-interest.

Whereas within the unique play, Cyrano believes till the very finish that his massive nostril renders him too ugly to be worthy of affection, Roxanne largely does away with this. Charlie is self-conscious, in fact, however the concept of seeing worth in your self precisely as you’re shines via by the top. The movie additionally has a extra typical – and maybe satisfying – ending than the self-sacrificial one supplied by Edmond Rostand’s play.

Roxanne is accessible to stream on Amazon Prime

Planes, Trains, and Cars

Steve Martin Planes Trains and Automobiles
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If there’s one factor we are able to examine Planes, Trains, and Cars to, it’s the recurring nightmare of needing to be in a sure place by a sure time, and every part constantly going mistaken and preserving you out of your vacation spot. Steve Martin’s Neal Web page is an advert exec simply attempting to get residence in time for Thanksgiving, and Dell Griffith, performed by John Sweet, is the touring bathe curtain salesman attempting to get him there on time.

If any a part of their travels can do mistaken, they do, as the 2 males take the world’s most oblique route again to Neal’s household, studying extra about one another on the way in which. Placing Steve Martin reverse John Sweet is a superb transfer, enjoying on of SNL’s most interesting in opposition to a legend from Canada’s Second Metropolis theatre. There aren’t that many Thanksgiving films on the market, however Planes, Trains, and Cars is a traditional rewatch for that point of yr.

Planes, Trains, and Cars is accessible to stream on Hulu, Netflix in Canada

Soiled Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin

With the climate at present rising colder, what higher manner to offset the winter blues than with a visit to the French Riviera? Soiled Rotten Scoundrels, shot and set within the south of France stars Steve Martin and Michael Caine as rival con artists. So as to settle a dispute over territory, they arrive to an settlement: the primary to fleece a cleaning soap heiress out of $50,000 is allowed to stay within the space to con the rich, whereas the opposite wants to again off. Glenne Headly because the cleaning soap heiress rounds out the dynamic forged.

The wonderful thing about Soiled Rotten Scoundrels is it’s the type of heist comedy that retains a first-time viewers guessing, and lays out a path for repeat viewers to strive and decide up. Enjoyable reality: the film was remade in 2019 as The Hustle starring Anne Hathaway and Insurgent Wilson.

Soiled Rotten Scoundrels is accessible to stream on Amazon Prime

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride Steve Martin
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A remake of the 1950 movie, Father of the Bride, written by Nancy Meyers stars Steve Martin because the titular Father, George Banks. When his daughter returns residence from a visit to Europe to inform her dad and mom she’s engaged to a person she’s solely identified for a number of months, George fully spirals as he’s not prepared to give her away but. Not serving to issues are character clashes with future in-laws, and one very eccentric marriage ceremony planner, performed by Martin Brief.

Enjoying straight man to Martin’s extra eccentric George is Diane Keaton as his spouse Nina. Although she brings her personal signature wit to the half, it’s a much-needed steadiness to Martin’s extra chaotic model of comedy. With out it, the tone would change into overwhelming and anxious, which maybe it nonetheless does in sure components, akin to when George misses key moments of his daughter’s marriage ceremony.

The daughter’s fiancé is rarely portrayed as a nasty man, that means the battle of the film stems fully from George’s creativeness. Luckily, the household on the coronary heart of all of it is sufficient to save the day, together with an lovely flip by a really younger Kieran Culkin in one among his first movie roles.

Father of the Bride is accessible to stream on HBO Max, Disney+ in Canada

Father of the Bride Half II

Father of the Bride 2 Steve Martin
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It’s not straightforward for sequels to recapture the magic of their predecessors, however Father of the Bride Half II is one exception. Just a few years after his daughter Annie’s marriage ceremony, George Banks is hit with one other doozy: she and her husband Bryan expect their first youngster. Issues change into much more anxious for George when he learns that his spouse Nina is now anticipating their third youngster. With the change flipped from soon-to-be grandparents and empty nesters to the prospect of getting to do it yet again, naturally, George is as soon as once more feeling the stress.

A typical ingredient in sequels to common comedies is the intuition to repeat profitable gags from the primary film, reimagined in new contexts. Even when that does get a bit tiresome, it is not sufficient to detract from the attraction of Father of the Bride Half II, which regardless of double the difficulty for George one way or the other manages to really feel a lot much less anxious than the primary movie.

Father of the Bride Half II is accessible to stream on HBO Max, Disney+ in Canada

Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper By the Dozen Steve Martin
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The greatness of this film may need one thing to do with the era you’re born in, however for millennials of a sure age, Cheaper By The Dozen is a household comedy staple. Steve Martin stars as Tom Baker, school soccer coach, and father of 12 youngsters. An opportunity to coach a crew at a better division leads him to transfer his huge brood away from the home and small city all of them grew up in, and into a bigger home, however a far much less pleasant surroundings.

Although Tom and his spouse Kate (Bonnie Hunt) bear numerous the stress of the transfer, it’s their youngsters whose struggles take middle stage, making this very a lot a household film. It’s additionally the proper film to look ahead to these nostalgic for the early ’00s, not only for the very particular style selections, however as a result of it stars Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, and Ashton Kutcher all on the top of their teen journal fame.

Cheaper by the Dozen is accessible to stream on Amazon Prime, Disney+ in Canada

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It’s Difficult

 

Its Complicated Steve Martin Movies
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There’s nothing like a Nancy Meyers film for consolation watching, is there? Cozy sweaters, kitchens to die for, and the sorts of issues most of us solely want we had. On this case, the movie facilities round Meryl Streep’s Jane, a lady within the midst of an affair together with her ex-husband, performed by Alec Baldwin. Including to issues is Adam, performed by Steve Martin, who’s each the architect on Jane’s residence transform, and the person she is beginning to have emotions for. Naturally, from there, the three of them are swept right into a love triangle that’s, in a phrase, sophisticated.

Romance and romantic hijinx are sometimes seen on display screen enjoying out amongst youthful individuals. The beauty of It’s Difficult is that it permits so many typical rom-com tropes to play out in a bunch of individuals all sufficiently old to have grownup youngsters. It additionally doesn’t harm that these persons are all big-screen legends in their very own proper.

It’s Difficult is accessible to stream on Netflix

Generations have grown up with Steve Martin’s stand-up, his big selection of comedy movies, his writing and even his bluegrass music. Although the forms of comedies he’s achieved over time have assorted, the identify and profession of Steve Martin is one each family is accustomed to in a technique or one other.


Arezou Amin is a contract author with a lifelong love of Star Wars, romance, fantasy, and all issues popular culture. She is the host of House Waffles, a Star Wars-focused podcast on the Geeky Waffle community, the place she additionally co-hosts the flagship present and writes evaluations and recaps for the positioning.


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