At the beginning of the 1980s, actor Paul Reubens created the comedy character, Pee-wee Herman. The character was originally conceived for the stage, but soon made his way onto television and film, including the HBO special, The Pee-wee Herman Show, as well as the very successful CBS series, Pee-wee’s Playhouse.

Due to the character’s popularity, Pee-wee Herman also fronted a number of feature-length, big screen adventures. But what are they?

In this post I am taking a look at the Pee-wee Herman movie series to provide details about the collection. Below you will find information about the films, to steer you towards the movies you may wish to visit.

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What is the order of the Pee-wee Herman movies?

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To date, there are three entries in the Pee-Wee Herman movie series. The films include:

  • Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
  • Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
  • Pee-wee’s Big Holiday (2016)

In addition to the feature-length movies listed above, Pee-wee Herman has also had cameo roles in Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980), and Back to the Beach (1987), as well as a blink-and-you’ll miss-it uncredited voiceover in Moonwalker (1988).

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Are the Pee-wee Herman movies the work of the same director?

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The Pee-wee Herman movies are the work of multiple directors. Tim Burton directed Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Randal Kleiser directed Big Top Pee-wee, and John Lee directed Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

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Who are the cast of the Pee-wee Herman movies?

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Notable actors in the Pee-wee Herman movie series include Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Doug Cox, Jordan Black, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Susan Tyrrell, Frances Bay, and John H. Mayer.

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What is the best Pee-wee Herman movie?

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According to IMDb, the Pee-wee Herman movies are ranked from best to least-best as follows:

  • Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985) – 7.0/10
  • Pee-wee’s Big Holiday (2016) – 6.1/10
  • Big Top Pee-wee (1988) – 5.1/10
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