Favorite Movie Based on a Comic Strip (A to L)

by jalapenoman | created - 27 Feb 2015 | updated - 28 Feb 2015 | Public

What is your favorite movie that is based on a comic strip (not a comic book)?

Note 1: Only one movie is listed per comic strip. Also, the strip must have originated first, and not after the characters begin in some other form (book, comic book, television show, etc.).

Note 2: Films are listed in alphabetical order by the name of the comic strip.

Note 3. This list contains strips starting with letters A through L. Please look for the poll with strips starting M through Z.

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1. Ace Drummond (1936)

Approved | 255 min | Adventure, Action

This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Guy Bates Post

Votes: 345

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

2. The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

57 Metascore

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 110,438 | Gross: $113.50M

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

3. The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943)

Approved | 265 min | Action, Adventure, War

Just before World War II, the Chinese and American governments mount a joint operation to prevent the Germans and Japanese from taking over the strategic island of Mandon.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Tom Brown, Rose Hobart, Edgar Barrier, Marjorie Lord

Votes: 301

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

4. Private Snuffy Smith (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance, War

Snuffy Smith, moonshining hillbilly, grows tired of dodging revenue agents, headed by Cooper, and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month. Once ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bud Duncan, Edgar Kennedy, Sarah Padden, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 86

(or any movie in this series) Based on "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith"

5. Blondie (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Family

Dagwood loses his job on the eve of his and Blondie's fifth wedding anniversary.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 504

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

6. Brenda Starr (1989)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Mike is a struggling artist who draws the "Brenda Starr" strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 896 | Gross: $0.07M

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

7. Brick Bradford (1947)

Approved | 257 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

An adventurer travels to the moon to stop a madman from getting hold of the Interceptor Ray, a weapon that could destroy Earth.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr | Stars: Kane Richmond, Rick Vallin, Linda Leighton, Pierre Watkin

Votes: 47

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

8. Bringing Up Father (1928)

70 min | Comedy

The wealthy Jiggs is tired of being left out of the swanky parties thrown by his social-climbing wife Maggie and their daughter. He decides to teach them a "lesson" by faking his own ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, J. Farrell MacDonald, Jules Cowles

Votes: 121

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

9. Dennis the Menace (1993)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 49,699 | Gross: $51.27M

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

10. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 52,328 | Gross: $103.74M

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

12. Don Winslow of the Navy (1942)

Passed | 237 min | Action, Adventure, War

US naval officer Don Winslow is given command of the islands near Pearl Harbor. He discovers that there is a ring of saboteurs and enemy agents who are trying to destroy ships carrying ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Don Terry, Walter Sande, John Litel, Wade Boteler

Votes: 66

13. Dondi (1961)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Six American GIs stationed in Italy befriend an orphaned boy, but the soldiers remain unaware that the lad has stowed away with them when they return to the U.S. The six go their separate ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Zugsmith | Stars: David Janssen, Patti Page, Walter Winchell, Mickey Shaughnessy

Votes: 218

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

14. Ella Cinders (1926)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis, Doris Baker

Votes: 819

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

15. Rocket Ship (1936)

72 min | Sci-Fi

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson

Votes: 494

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

16. Friday Foster (1975)

R | 90 min | Action

Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 1,281

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

17. Garfield (2004)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

27 Metascore

Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bill Murray

Votes: 69,368 | Gross: $75.37M

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

18. Gasoline Alley (1951)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

The popular Frank O. King comic strip characters go from newspaper page to screen in this 1951 feature film from legendary comedy director Edward Bernds (of Three Stooges and Bowery Boys ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Scotty Beckett, Jimmy Lydon, Susan Morrow, Don Beddoe

Votes: 39

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

20. Heathcliff: The Movie (1986)

G | 73 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

On a rainy day as Uncle Heathcliff is forced to babysit his nephews, and spends the time recounting his adventures, he meets a cat who looks just like him, one where he winds up working for... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Bianchi | Stars: Mel Blanc, Donna Christie, Peter Cullen, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 195 | Gross: $2.19M

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

21. Jane and the Lost City (1987)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Jane and the Colonel must journey to Africa to the lost city to retrieve the diamonds before the Nazis do. Based on the classic adult UK comic strip 'Jane,' especially popular during WWII for its strong pin-up elements.

Director: Terry Marcel | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Maud Adams, Jasper Carrott, Kirsten Hughes

Votes: 240

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip "Jane."

22. Palooka (1934)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Music

Knobby discovers young hunk Palooka and trains him to fight the reigning champ, also drunken sot, Al McSwatt.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez, Stuart Erwin, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 258

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip "Joe Palooka."

23. Jungle Jim (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure

Lady scientist, Hilary Parker is searching for a rare drug to help combat polio. Opportunist Bruce Edwards joins the quest but is actually after gold and buried treasure.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, George Reeves, Lita Baron

Votes: 675

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

24. King of the Royal Mounted (1940)

Approved | 211 min | Action, Adventure

Canadian Tom Merritt has discovered a substance, Compound X, that will cure infantile paralysis, which he extracts from a mine at Caribou, Canada. A country at war with Canada (unnamed ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Allan Lane, Robert Strange, Robert Kellard, Lita Conway

Votes: 67

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

25. Li'l Abner (1959)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Family

As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Peter Palmer, Howard St. John

Votes: 1,134

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

26. Little Annie Rooney (1925)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Comedy

The tenements are home to an international community, including the friends and family of a tough young ragamuffin named Annie Rooney, but their neighborhood may be threatened by a potentially dangerous street gang.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Mary Pickford, William Haines, Walter James, Gordon Griffith

Votes: 774 | Gross: $1.10M

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

27. Little Iodine (1946)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy

Based on the "Little Iodine" two-panel cartoon strip by Jimmy Hatlo, which had evolved from his "They'll Do It Everytime" strip, Little Iodine was the most-scheming kid in comics aside from... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Jo Ann Marlowe, Marc Cramer, Eve Whitney, Irene Ryan

Votes: 9

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip of the same name.

28. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this ... See full summary »

Directors: Masami Hata, William T. Hurtz | Stars: Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, Rene Auberjonois, Danny Mann

Votes: 6,089 | Gross: $1.37M

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip "Little Nemo."

29. Annie (1982)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

39 Metascore

A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking

Votes: 35,214 | Gross: $57.06M

(or any movie in this series) Based on the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie."



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