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1. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.2
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64 Metascore

The adventures of the famous sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

Votes: 27,645 | Gross: $49.82M

2. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck

Votes: 8,622

3. Popeye the Sailor (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Musical

7.7
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Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 1,472

4. Shoein' Hosses (1934)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Wimpy is such a terrible helper that blacksmith Olive fires him. Both Popeye and Bluto see the help wanted sign; they compete for the position. Of course, their competition wrecks the shop.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 160

5. Popeye and Son (1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

5.8
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After 58 years of Popeye and Bluto fighting over Olive Oyl, they've all decided to finally settle down and start families. Popeye and Olive got married and had a son who hates spinach. ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Blu, Philip L. Clarke, Jeff Cohen, George DiCenzo

Votes: 249

6. Nurse-Mates (1940)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.9
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The boys show up simultaneously to take Olive to the movies. She needs to visit the hairdresser first, and tells the boys to take care of Swee'Pea: bath, dress him, and nap. Of course, with... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 89

7. The Anvil Chorus Girl (1944)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.0
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Popeye and Bluto pass by Olive's blacksmith shop and are smitten. Olive needs help, and of course, both of the boys offer, and demonstrate their prowess at blacksmithing.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 78

8. The All-New Popeye Hour (1978–1983)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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The new adventures of Popeye the Sailor Man and his friends.

Stars: Marilyn Schreffler, Jack Mercer, Hal Smith, Jo Anne Worley

Votes: 3,222

9. Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy (2004 Video)

TV-G | 44 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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Popeye, Olive and Bluto head out to find Popeye's long lost Pappy.

Director: Ezekiel Norton | Stars: Kathy Bates, Garry Chalk, Tabitha St. Germain, Billy West

Votes: 202

10. My Artistical Temperature (1937)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.1
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Popeye and Bluto share an art studio; Popeye is a sculptor, and Bluto paints. Olive drops in for a likeness, and the boys compete. When they start to fight, Olive starts to leave, but ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 134

11. Shakespearian Spinach (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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Popeye has replaced Bluto in the Spinach Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet (Olive, of course), much to Bluto's surprise and dismay. Bluto does what he can to sabotage the production,... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Roland Crandall | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 120

12. It's the Natural Thing to Do (1939)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.2
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Popeye's fan club sends a telegram asking them to tone down the violence and act civilized, so everyone dresses up and acts formal for a while, at least.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 146

13. Popeye: 33 Cartoon Classics - 4 Hours (2017 TV Movie)

238 min | Animation

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Enjoy 4 hours of classic Popeye the Sailor Man cartoons. Popeye is one of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time! Watch as Popeye eats his spinach and saves the day and rescues ... See full summary »

Director: Max Fleischer

14. Ghosks Is the Bunk (1939)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Olive reads a ghost story to Popeye and Bluto. Bluto leaves and rigs a haunted house and lures them to it. But they quickly discover him and, even better, a can of invisible paint, and they get the better of him.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, William Henning | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 115

15. Peep in the Deep (1946)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Olive has a map to a sunken treasure, but Bluto stowed away and is determined to beat Popeye to it. First, he sees to it that Popeye gets stuck inside a giant clam. Next, he jams a ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 52

16. Adventures of Popeye (1935)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.3
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In live action, a big kid is attacking a little kid for his "Adventures of Popeye" comic book, so Popeye gives the little kid pointers, in the form of clips from four of his earlier pictures.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 217

17. W'ere on Our Way to Rio (1944)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye and Bluto sing the title song on their way to Rio riding on the back of a donkey. In Rio, they visit a nightclub, where the featured singer/dancer is, of course, Olive Oyl. Both of ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Dave Barry, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 68

18. The Popeye Show (2001– )

Animation, Family

7.2
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A compilation of the Fleischer and Famous Studios theatrical shorts, featuring the misadventures of of Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, and Wimpy.

Votes: 61

19. The Spinach Overture (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Popeye's ensemble is rehearsing the opening of the Poet and Peasant Overture (with interpolations of the Popeye theme and "I've Been Working on the Railroad"). Maestro Bluto drops in from ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 186

20. A Clean Shaven Man (1936)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.0
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That's what Olive wants. To even the score, the boys visit Wimpy's barber shop. Wimpy is out, so they shave each other; you'd think Popeye would know better than to let Bluto at him with a razor.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 192

21. King of the Mardi Gras (1935)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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A Mardi Gras celebration, looking pretty much like any carnival. Bluto is a strongman, claiming to be King of the Mardi Gras, and drawing a large crowd. Popeye, nearby, claims only, "I yam ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 178

22. Nearlyweds (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Popeye and Bluto both plan to marry Olive Oyl, but Popeye proposes first. When Olive says, "Yes!" to Popeye, Bluto sets out to make Popeye look bad, break up the wedding, and win Olive over.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 144

23. How Green Is My Spinach (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.2
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To finally defeat Popeye, Bluto sets out to destroy the spinach crop.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Sid Raymond, Jackson Beck, Tom Ewell, Jack Mercer

Votes: 77

24. Seasin's Greetinks! (1933)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye skates over to Olive's house to give her a Christmas present: ice skates of her own. While he's teaching her, Bluto skates up and gets fresh; of course, Popeye fights him. When she ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 203

25. Big Bad Sindbad (1952)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.0
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Popeye tells his nephews about the time he walloped Sinbad, the *second* greatest sailor who ever lived.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 156

26. Wotta Nitemare (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Popeye is having a dream: Bluto takes Olive on a picnic. And even though it's Popeye's dream, Bluto still has the upper hand until spinach time. Popeye finds himself sleepwalking and otherwise acting out the dream.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 127

27. For Better or Worser (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye's failures in the kitchen send him on a quest for a wife. He visits the "matrimonial agency" and picks Olive at the same time Bluto picks her. Of course, the boys settle their ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 207

28. Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 195

29. Rodeo Romeo (1946)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Popeye and Olive are at the rodeo, starring Badlands Bluto. Olive is impressed by Bluto's stunts, many of them designed to make Popeye look bad. Dynamite, the bronco that's never been ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 70

30. She-Sick Sailors (1944)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Bluto disguises himself as Superman in order to impress the comic book hero's biggest fan, Olive Oyl. A jealous Popeye becomes a real superhero by eating his spinach.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 73

31. Shape Ahoy (1945)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Bluto and Popeye are vacationing on a men's only island, when Olive happens by on a shipwreck raft. They both pretend to ignore her, but woo her behind each other's back.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel

Votes: 63

32. I Never Changes My Altitude (1937)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.0
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Popeye is sitting outside Olive's lunchroom at the airport, distraught. She's closed the business to fly away with an aviator (Bluto, of course). But it's hardly what she expected; he has ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 191

33. Mister and Mistletoe (1955)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Christmas eve; Popeye's nephews are staying over with Olive, and Popeye is helping trim the tree. Bluto dresses as Santa and horns in on Olive until a candle burns off his beard and reveals him.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 53

34. Hospitaliky (1937)

5 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.5
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To get at nurse Olive, Popeye and Bluto fake various illnesses. Olive sees through this and tells them they need to be either very sick or hurt real bad, so they try to get hurt, but both ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 154

35. Puppet Love (1944)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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Bluto builds a Popeye puppet and manipulates it to treat Olive rudely. Then he comes in and takes Olive away. When Popeye discovers the ruse, knocks Bluto out and ties puppet strings to him.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 59

36. A Dream Walking (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Popeye and Bluto each wants to save Olive as she sleepwalks onto a construction site. But most of their efforts go into preventing each other from being the hero.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 345

37. Axe Me Another (1934)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.3
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Pierre Bluto, running a logging camp, has thrown Olive into the river because he didn't like her spinach. Popeye rescues her and proceeds to beat Bluto in a lumberjack contest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 179

38. The Two-Alarm Fire (1934)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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When rival firefighters Popeye and Bluto respond to Olive Oyl's house fire, they find themselves fighting each other more than the fire.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 162

39. Vim, Vigor and Vitaliky (1936)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Popeye is running a women's gymnasium next door to Bluto's cabaret; seeing Popeye's greater success with women, he dresses in drag and challenges Popeye to various feats of strength.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 196

40. Cookin' with Gags (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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The boys are taking Olive on a picnic. It's April 1, and Bluto plays a series of "jokes" on Popeye, though of course they go beyond the bounds of acceptability, particularly once they get ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 153

41. Lunch with a Punch (1952)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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Popeye and Olive take his nephews on a picnic. They don't want to eat their spinach, so Popeye tells them about his school days, when Bluto repeatedly got Popeye in trouble and eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 40

42. Spinach Packin' Popeye (1944)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.6
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Popeye donates blood, then dashes off to a boxing match with Bluto. He loses. Olive, who heard this on the radio, rejects him as no longer strong enough for her, and is preparing to join ... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Dave Fleischer | Stars: Burton Goodman, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 55

43. Let's Celebrake (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye invites Olive's grandmother along for a New Year's Eve party.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 156

44. The Island Fling (1946)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Bluto is Robinson Crusoe; Popeye and Olive approach his island on a raft. This is Bluto's excuse to break out the romance: he gets his etchings from his "Hope" chest (next to the "Crosby" ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Tytla | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 46

45. Fright to the Finish (1954)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Olive is reading ghost stories to the boys. Popeye scoffs; Bluto decides to take advantage of this by staging various pranks (a headless man, an animated skeleton, and a sheet-over-balloon ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 203

46. Abusement Park (1947)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.6
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Popeye and Bluto battle over Olive in an amusement park/carnival. First, Bluto breaks a couple of strength-testing devices, but Popeye still manages to one-better him. Then, Popeye and ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 85

47. Be Kind to 'Aminals' (1935)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Popeye and Olive can't ignore it when produce vendor Bluto comes by with his terribly overloaded cart, whipping his horse and denying it water. They intervene, and while Bluto fights them ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Floyd Buckley, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 195

48. What -- No Spinach? (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.0
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As Popeye makes an order at Bluto's diner, Wimpy causes a fight between them with his shameless mooching.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 160

49. A Haul in One (1956)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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Popeye and Bluto are, believe it or not, pals and partners in a moving company. (Maybe it's because Popeye isn't squinting here.) Anyhow, Olive has made the mistake of hiring them. She ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 176

50. Gift of Gag (1955)

Animation, Short

5.9
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Popeye's nephews try to sneak a birthday present for their Uncle Popeye into his house.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 19



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