The Stupids (1996)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

This film is based on The Stupids series of children's books by Harry Allard and James Marshall, which are about a family that takes things very, very literally. In this film, the Stupids attempt to discover what happens to the garbage that disappears from their lawn every week (they think it has been stolen) and accidentally save the world. The father, Stanley (Tom Arnold), goes undercover posing as a tree and unknowingly stumbles into an international arms-smuggling scheme. He believes that … More

Rating: PG (adult situations)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Brent Forrester
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 10, 2004
New Line Home Entertainment


as Stanley Stupid

as Joan Stupid

as Buster Stupid

as Petunia Stupid

as Colonel

as Lieutenant

as The Lloyd

as Evil Sender

as Charles Sender

as Glamorous Actress

as Policeman

as Garbageman No. 1

as Garbageman No. 2

as Chinese Waiter No. 1

as Graffiti Artist

as Jade Palace Hostess

as Chinese Waiter No. 2

as Meter Maid

as Extremely Tall Guy

as Arms Buyer No. 1

as Arms Buyer No. 2

as Reporter No. 1

as Reporter No. 2

as Green Alien

as Orange Alien

as Alien Stewardess

as Deli Guy

as Postal Supervisor

as Special Forces Guy

as Gas Station Guy

as Explosive Guy

as Taxi Driver

as Stanley's Neighbor

as Airbag Woman

as Anchorwoman

as Delivery Guy

as TV Studio Guard

as TV Assistant Directo...

as Make-Up Woman

as Late Night Show Host

as TV Director

as French Chef

as Talk Show Hostess

as Talk Show Guest No. ...

as Talk Show Guest No. ...

as Talk Show Guest No. ...

as Henchman No. 1

as Henchman No. 2

as Checkpoint Guard

as Bad Guy

as Cop No. 1

as Cop No. 2

as Cop No. 3

as Cop No. 4
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for The Stupids

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for The Stupids

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 1996
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Stupids


A family of idiots go around doing idiotic, unfunny things. I couldn't stand it, it was so stupid!

Aj V

Super Reviewer

haha yea thats exactly what the movie was.

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

Way better than it has any right to be.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

The Stupids Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Stupids on our Movie forum!