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1. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.3
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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: 30,794 | 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: 11,157

3. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

Approved | 16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.3
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The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

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

Votes: 3,181

4. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.6
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Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

Votes: 672

5. Boop (2011)

TV-14 | 3 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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The never-been-told, real life, true story of how Betty Boop came to exist and become the sexiest cartoon character of her time and possibly all time.

Director: Ryan Perez | Stars: Rose McGowan, Billy Zane, Michael Raymond-James, Colleen Camp

Votes: 97

6. Pre-Hysterical Man (1948)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.9
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Popeye and Olive are atop the highest peak in Yellowstone Park; Olive falls off into a deep hole, where a caveman and dinosaur are still living. Olive almost ends up in the dinosaur, but ... See full summary »

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Dave Tendlar | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 88

7. Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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Popeye the Sailor, accompanied by Olive Oyl and Wimpy, is dispatched to stop the dreaded bandit Abu Hassan and his force of forty thieves.

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

Votes: 946

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: 3,362

9. 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: 317

10. Never Kick a Woman (1936)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Popeye teaches Olive the art of self-defense, which comes in handy when a woman boxer flirts with him.

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

Votes: 276

11. Let's Sing with Popeye (1934)

2 min | Animation, Short, Musical

5.0
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Popeye sings his theme song and tells the audience to sing along with him by following the bouncing ball.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Star: William Costello

Votes: 167

12. Cartoons Ain't Human (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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Popeye sits down to make a cartoon. He shows the results to Olive and his nephews: it's a damsel-in-distress scenario, starring him and Olive, with live music and sound effects by Popeye.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 136

13. 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: 259

14. I Likes Babies and Infinks (1937)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.2
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Swee'pea is crying, so Olive calls on Popeye (and Bluto overhears) to cheer him up. The boys compete by doing various silly antics, to no avail. After a while, the antics progress to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 273

15. Axe Me Another (1934)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.2
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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: 233

16. Gopher Spinach (1954)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.4
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Popeye battles a gopher over his precious spinach plants.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Thomas Johnson | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 223

17. The Fistic Mystic (1946)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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Popeye and Olive enter the city of Badgag and spot Bluto doing magic tricks. He hypnotizes Olive like a snake charmer. Bluto introduces himself as the Great Bourgeois and gives Olive a ... See full summary »

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Graham Place | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 107

18. I Yam What I Yam (1933)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.1
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Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy land in America thanks to her rowing. Popeye quickly turns some trees into a log cabin. He hunts for ducks and encounters some pesky Indians while another band of natives surround his two friends in the cabin.

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

Votes: 299

19. Spinach Fer Britain (1943)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.9
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A German sub destroys a rowboat, a buoy, and another German sub (obviously, not the pride of the fleet). Meanwhile, Popeye, with a boat full of "spinach fer Britain", rams into the sub by ... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, James Tyer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 194

20. Popeye Meets Hercules (1948)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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The first Olympics, starring Hercules (looking, but not quite sounding, like a really pumped-up Bluto), who challenges anyone to do the same feats as him. Popeye takes that challenge, of ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Tytla, George Germanetti | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 143

21. 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: 236

22. Adventures of Popeye (1935)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.2
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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.

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

Votes: 280

23. Shiver Me Timbers! (1934)

TV-Y7-FV | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Popeye, Olive, and Wimpy stumble across a ghost ship. They climb aboard, and it proceeds to scare them in various ways.

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

Votes: 260

24. Olive's $weep$take Ticket (1941)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Olive gets a phone call that she has won first prize in a sweepstakes, but she can't find her ticket. She finds it, only to have it blow out the window into a woman's belt, into the sea, a ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Arnold Gillespie | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 140

25. Cartoon Classics - 36 Favorites of the Golden-Era Cartoons - Vol 2: 4 Hours (2021 TV Movie)

251 min | Animation

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Second volume of authentic Cartoon Classics. Series featuring more classic animation remastered and restored running over 4 hours from the golden age of animation including Looney Tunes, ... See full summary »

Directors: Max Fleischer, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

26. Little Swee'pea (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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Popeye takes Swee' Pea to the zoo and spends most of his time rescuing the tot from the various animals.

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

Votes: 370

27. Goonland (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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While Popeye is searching for his Pappy he discovers an island inhabited by super strong natives.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 313

28. Olive Oyl for President (1948)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.8
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Tired of political rhetoric, Olive lays out her platform.

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Thomas Johnson | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 131

29. Protek the Weakerist (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.1
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Olive asks Popeye to walk her dog Flyppy, but Popeye is embarrassed because Fluffy is as weak looking as the name implies. Sure enough, when Bluto and his bulldog come by, the dogs (and their owners) get in a fight.

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

Votes: 202

30. Popeye Presents Eugene, the Jeep (1940)

TV-G | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.5
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Olive sends Popeye a puppy, Eugene the Jeep, for his birthday, but despite Popeye's best efforts to make it sleep outside, it keeps finding its way back into the house. A rare spinach-free Popeye.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Grim Natwick | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer

Votes: 180

31. Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh is looking for a squaw. Meanwhile, Popeye and Olive are wrestling with their recalcitrant mule and Olive accidentally lands in the Indian camp. Popeye catches up to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 193

32. Blow Me Down! (1933)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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Popeye sails into Mexico, where Olive is a dancer and Bluto is a bandit.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 373

33. Robin Hood-Winked (1948)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Popeye is Robin Hood; he's got a sidekick, Little John. Bluto is the tax collector, and Olive is the owner/barmaid at the local pub. Bluto comes to the pub to collect 100% taxes and falls ... See full summary »

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Thomas Johnson | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Sid Raymond

Votes: 101

34. The Popeye Show (2001– )

Animation, Family

7.5
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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: 85

35. 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: 263

36. You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.9
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Popeye takes on the Japanese Navy single-handedly.

Directors: Dan Gordon, Dave Fleischer, James Tyer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 272

37. A Balmy Swami (1949)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Popeye and Olive are taking in a variety show. Popeye enjoys the juggling seal very much, but he's followed by magician/hypnotist Bluto. Bluto spots Olive in her luxury box and immediate ... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Thomas Johnson | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 108

38. Shuteye Popeye (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.0
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Popeye's snoring is keeping his resident mouse awake. The mouse fights back. Popeye makes a mistake: he traps the mouse in a spinach can that isn't completely empty.

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Al Eugster | Stars: Jack Mercer, Izzy Sparber

Votes: 244

39. Popeye (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Family

6.1
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You play the sailor man as you try to catch various falling objects from Olive Oyl despite opposition of Bluto and the Sea Hag.

Votes: 146

40. Customers Wanted (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Popeye and Bluto compete in their penny arcades for Wimpy's business.

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

Votes: 315

41. I Wanna Be a Life Guard (1936)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye applies for a lifeguard job when he sees Olive in the pool, but Bluto also wants the job (and Olive). The manager, Wimpy, asks them to demonstrate their skills in a contest. Popeye ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Stars: Lou Fleischer, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 297

42. Pip-eye, Pup-eye, Poop-eye an' Peep-eye (1942)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

6.6
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Popeye's four nephews try to sneak out instead of eating their spinach, so Popeye demonstrates some of the benefits: playing piano, dancing, shadow boxing but each is met with "But we don't... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 149

43. Onion Pacific (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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The race is on for the state railroad franchise. It's the Sudden Pacific (Bluto) against the Onion Pacific (Popeye). Oh, and there's also a kiss from Olive for the winner. Bluto slows down ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 143

44. Poopdeck Pappy (1940)

TV-G | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.0
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Popeye tries to put his Pappy to bed, but he manages to sneak out to a sleazy bar.

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

Votes: 250

45. Quiet! Pleeze (1941)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.6
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Poopdeck Pappy has a hangover (though he won't admit to Popeye that's the problem). He asks Popeye to help him by keeping the noise down. Among the disturbances he deals with: a crying baby... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 161

46. Pop-Pie a la Mode (1945)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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Popeye sights land, disembarks from his raft and enters a café. He orders a meal, which the manager is glad to give him as he is a cannibal chef. Before long, Popeye finds in a large pot ... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Joseph Oriolo | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 83

47. 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.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Thomas Johnson | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 196

48. Hold the Wire (1936)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Popeye is wooing Olive on the phone when Bluto comes over. He overhears, taps into the line, and impersonates Popeye. They proceed to have a high-wire fight on the telephone lines outside Olive's house.

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

Votes: 214

49. 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 »

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

Votes: 230

50. Ancient Fistory (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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It's the middle ages (sort of); Popeye is working in Bluto's Beanery. Bluto is going to the ball where Princess Olive will choose her mate. Popeye's fairy godpappy appears and it's a ... See full summary »

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Al Eugster | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 210



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