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List of Gene Wilder Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Young Frankenstein (1974)
48
2
Young Frankenstein
PG
48
2

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of mad scientist Victor Frankenstein, inherits their family estate in Transylvania where he accidentally comes across his grandfather's journals and decides to resume his experiment. However, things gradually go out of hand after young Frankenstein unknowingly implants an abnormal brain into a corpse and his fiancée Elizabeth shows up in the estate.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
2. Blazing Saddles (1974)
46
2
Blazing Saddles
R
46
2

A satirical Western comedy, Blazing Saddles features a criminal who is appointed as the first black sheriff of Rock Ridge in order to anger the residents into abandoning town so that a scheming attorney general can profit from the railroad planned to pass through town. But the sheriff manages to win over the residents and save the town from destruction.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jim
Director:
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little
3. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
46
4
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
G
46
4

The movie follows a poor child named Charlie Bucket, who finds one of the five golden tickets hidden in chocolate bars around the world. With the help of these tickets, five children visit Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory. One misadventure after another, Charlie ultimately emerges as the heir to Willy Wonka’s factory. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Willy Wonka
Director:
Mel Stuart
Genres:
Family, Musical, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Peter Ostrum, Jack Albertson, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole
4. The Frisco Kid (1979)
50
4
The Frisco Kid
PG
50
4

The Frisco Kid is a western adventure drama film which revolves around a Polish rabbi, wandering through the Old West, while on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. He befriends a bank robber on his way, but things get ugly when he is captured by Native Americans.

As:
Cast
Role:
Avram
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio, George DiCenzo
5. Stir Crazy (1980)
37
4
Stir Crazy
R
37
4

Two friends are wrongfully accused and convicted, after which they are sent to prison. They realize that they have no other choice but to make a foolproof escape plan. They soon realize that the annual rodeo competition may provide them with a perfect opportunity to escape.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Skip Donahue
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Pryor, Jonathan Banks, Craig T. Nelson, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams
6. Silver Streak (1976)
34
3
Silver Streak
PG
34
3

During a cross-country train ride, a book editor George Caldwell meets an enigmatic woman named Hilly Burns, and falls for her. However, his vacation is interrupted when he witnesses a murder for which he is then accused. Things get worse when the actual murderers kidnap Hilly and attempt to throw him off the train.

As:
Cast
Role:
George
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Action, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
7. The Producers (1967)
16
4
The Producers
PG
16
4

Academy Award-winning satirical film features once-successful Broadway producer Max Bialystock who now has to struggle to raise money for his shows. He teams up with his timid new accountant Leo Bloom, and hatches a plot to earn by producing an assured flop that closes after one show. They gather all necessary ingredients for a flop, starting with the play, ‘Springtime for Hitler.’ 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mel Brooks, Renée Taylor, William Hickey, Estelle Winwood, David Patch
8. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
9
4
Bonnie and Clyde
R
9
4

The biographical crime drama follows the notorious bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, who go from small-time thieves to violent, murderous bank robbers during the Great Depression. As they are pursued by the law, they attain cult status with Americans but a violent end awaits. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action, Biography
Star Cast:
9. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
24
2
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
R
24
2

Karue, a blind man, and Dave, a deaf man, are the prime witnesses in the murder of a girl. They try to figure out who the killer is, with their collective senses, but the investigating detective suspects them of the murder. 

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Dave
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kevin Spacey, Richard Pryor, Alan North, Joan Severance
10. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
13
3
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
TV-MA
13
3

Inspired by a book of the same name by Dr David Reuben, this film tells seven different stories which try to answer seven different questions about sex. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Woody Allen, John Carradine, Burt Reynolds, Lynn Redgrave, Lou Jacobi, Anthony Quayle
11. Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970)
8
4
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx
PG
8
4

The film tells the story of a working class family, who keeps trying to convince the son to take up a real job. However, the son prefers his job of collecting horse’s dung and selling it as fertilizer.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Quackser Fortune
Director:
Waris Hussein
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Margot Kidder, Eileen Colgan, May Ollis, Seamus Forde
12. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
6
2
Start the Revolution Without Me
PG
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Claude / Philippe
Director:
Bud Yorkin
Genres:
Comedy, History
Star Cast:
Donald Sutherland, Orson Welles, Billie Whitelaw, Hugh Griffith
13. The Woman in Red (1984)
18
2
The Woman in Red
PG-13
18
2

The Woman in Red is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a middle-aged man who has everything that he wishes for in his life. However, things take a turn when he meets a gorgeous woman in a red dress, who turns his life upside down.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Teddy Pierce
Director:
Gene Wilder
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Grodin, Gilda Susan Radner, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey, Michael Huddleston
14. The Little Prince (1974)
2
1
The Little Prince
G
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Musical, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Joss Ackland, Bob Fosse, Richard Kiley, Graham Crowden, Clive Revill
15. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
10
3
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
PG
10
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Sigerson Holmes
Director:
Gene Wilder
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Mystery, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Albert Finney, Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, Leo McKern, Madeline Kahn
16. The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
7
3
The World's Greatest Lover
PG
7
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Rudy Hickman
Director:
Gene Wilder
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, Dom DeLuise, Carol Kane, Fritz Feld
17. Rhinoceros (1974)
3
2
Rhinoceros
PG
3
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Stanley
Director:
Tom O'Horgan
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Weil, Karen Black, Zero Mostel, Joe Silver
18. Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
18
0
Haunted Honeymoon
PG
18
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Larry Abbot
Director:
Gene Wilder
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jonathan Pryce, Gilda Susan Radner, Dom DeLuise, Bryan Pringle, Gilda Radner
20. Les séducteurs (1980)
1
3
Les séducteurs
R
1
3

This sex comedy anthology film consists of four different stories, directed by four different directors. Each story revolves around a different man in a different country chasing his love interest.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Skippy
Director:
Bryan Forbes, Gene Wilder, Dino Risi, Édouard Molinaro
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Roger Moore, Lory Del Santo, Lynn Redgrave, Ugo Tognazzi, Lino Ventura
21. Another You (1991)
8
1
Another You
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
George / Abe Fielding
Director:
Maurice Phillips
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vanessa Lynn Williams, Kevin Pollak, Richard Pryor, Vanessa Williams, Stephen Lang, Mercedes Ruehl
22. Funny About Love (1990)
8
0
Funny About Love
PG-13
8
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Duffy Bergman
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Stephen Tobolowsky, Mary Stuart Masterson, Robert Prosky, Christine Lahti

TV Movie(s)

1. Acts of Love and Other Comedies (1973)
1
0
Acts of Love and Other Comedies
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Dwight Hemion
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dick Van Patten, Jean Stapleton, Joseph Bologna, Art Garfunkel, Marlo Thomas
2. Death of a Salesman (1966)
2
0
Death of a Salesman
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Alex Segal
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mildred Dunnock, Edward Andrews, Lee J. Cobb, James Farentino, Stanley Adams
3. The Scarecrow (1972)
4
1
The Scarecrow
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lord Ravensbane
Director:
Boris Sagal
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Pete Duel, Norman Lloyd, Will Geer, Nina Foch
4. Thursday's Game (1974)
2
0
Thursday's Game
PG
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Evers
Director:
Robert Moore
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rob Reiner, Bob Newhart, Cloris Leachman, Martha Scott, Ellen Burstyn, Bob Newhart
6. Eligible Dentist (1993)
1
0
Eligible Dentist
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Noam Pitlik
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jill Clayburgh, Carol Kane, Dylan Baker, Julie Hagerty, Mary Gross
7. The Lady in Question (1999)
4
0
The Lady in Question
TV-PG
4
0
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Larry 'Cash' Carter
Director:
Joyce Chopra
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Mike Starr, John Benjamin Hickey, Cherry Jones, Barbara Sukowa
8. Murder in a Small Town (1999)
4
1
Murder in a Small Town
TV-PG
4
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Cash Carter
Director:
Joyce Chopra
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Frances Conroy, Terry O'Quinn, Mike Starr, Cherry Jones

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

Something Wilder (1994)
Something Wilder
As:
Cast
Role:
Gene Bergman
Director:
Barnet Kellman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Marla Maples, Jake Weber, Carl Michael Lindner, Hillary B. Smith, Ian Bottiglieri

Gene Wilder Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Will & Grace Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 2003