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.
What is the order of the Pee-wee Herman movies?
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).
Are the Pee-wee Herman movies the work of the same director?
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.
Who are the cast of the Pee-wee Herman movies?
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.
What is the best Pee-wee Herman movie?
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
I hope this information about the Pee-wee Herman series has proved useful. Should you wish to dive into more movie posts, please check out the recommended reads below.
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