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List of Gene Wilder Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Acts of Love and Other Comedies (1973)
9
3
Acts of Love and Other Comedies
9
3
Starring:
Dick Van Patten, Jean Stapleton, Joseph Bologna, Art Garfunkel, Marlo Thomas
Directed By:
Dwight Hemion
2. Young Frankenstein (1974)
40
9
Young Frankenstein
PG
40
9

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.

Role:
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Directed By:
3. Death of a Salesman (1966)
9
4
Death of a Salesman
9
4
Starring:
Mildred Dunnock, Edward Andrews, Lee J. Cobb, James Farentino, Stanley Adams
Directed By:
Alex Segal
4. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
44
11
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
G
44
11

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. 

Role:
Willy Wonka
Starring:
Peter Ostrum, Jack Albertson, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole
Directed By:
Mel Stuart
5. Blazing Saddles (1974)
33
9
Blazing Saddles
R
33
9

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.

Role:
Jim
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little
Directed By:
6. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
27
9
Bonnie and Clyde
R
27
9

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. 

Starring:
Directed By:
Arthur Penn
7. The Producers (1967)
18
5
The Producers
PG
18
5

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.’ 

Starring:
Mel Brooks, Renée Taylor, William Hickey, Estelle Winwood, David Patch
Directed By:
8. The Scarecrow (1972)
8
3
The Scarecrow
8
3
Role:
Lord Ravensbane
Starring:
Blythe Danner, Pete Duel, Norman Lloyd, Will Geer, Nina Foch
Directed By:
Boris Sagal
9. Silver Streak (1976)
11
4
Silver Streak
PG
11
4

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.

Role:
George
Starring:
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
10. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
15
7
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
R
15
7

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. 

Role:
Dave
Starring:
Kevin Spacey, Richard Pryor, Alan North, Joan Severance
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
11. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
13
8
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
TV-MA
13
8

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. 

Starring:
Woody Allen, John Carradine, Burt Reynolds, Lynn Redgrave, Lou Jacobi, Anthony Quayle
Directed By:
12. Stir Crazy (1980)
13
5
Stir Crazy
R
13
5

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.  

Role:
Skip Donahue
Starring:
Richard Pryor, Jonathan Banks, Craig T. Nelson, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams
Directed By:
13. Thursday's Game (1974)
7
3
Thursday's Game
PG
7
3
Role:
Harry Evers
Starring:
Rob Reiner, Bob Newhart, Cloris Leachman, Martha Scott, Ellen Burstyn, Bob Newhart
Directed By:
Robert Moore
14. Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970)
8
3
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx
PG
8
3

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.  

Role:
Quackser Fortune
Starring:
Margot Kidder, Eileen Colgan, May Ollis, Seamus Forde
Directed By:
Waris Hussein
15. The Little Prince (1974)
7
3
The Little Prince
G
7
3
Starring:
Joss Ackland, Bob Fosse, Richard Kiley, Graham Crowden, Clive Revill
Directed By:
Stanley Donen
16. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
7
3
Start the Revolution Without Me
PG
7
3
Role:
Claude / Philippe
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Orson Welles, Billie Whitelaw, Hugh Griffith
Directed By:
Bud Yorkin
17. Alice in Wonderland (1999)
6
4
Alice in Wonderland
PG
6
4
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Lloyd, Ben Kingsley, Martin Short, Miranda Richardson, Joanna Lumley, Robbie Coltrane
Directed By:
Nick Willing
18. The Frisco Kid (1979)
9
4
The Frisco Kid
PG
9
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.

Role:
Avram
Starring:
Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio, George DiCenzo
Directed By:
Robert Aldrich
19. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
9
4
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
PG
9
4
Role:
Sigerson Holmes
Starring:
Albert Finney, Marty Feldman, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Leo McKern, Madeline Kahn
Directed By:
Gene Wilder
20. Rhinoceros (1974)
6
3
Rhinoceros
PG
6
3
Role:
Stanley
Starring:
Robert Weil, Karen Black, Zero Mostel, Joe Silver
Directed By:
Tom O'Horgan
21. The Woman in Red (1984)
8
5
The Woman in Red
PG-13
8
5

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.

Role:
Teddy Pierce
Starring:
Charles Grodin, Gilda Susan Radner, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey, Michael Huddleston
Directed By:
Gene Wilder
22. The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
5
5
The World's Greatest Lover
PG
5
5
Role:
Rudy Hickman
Starring:
Danny DeVito, Dom DeLuise, Carol Kane, Fritz Feld
Directed By:
Gene Wilder
23. Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
5
5
Haunted Honeymoon
PG
5
5

Larry and Vickie are both radio voice actors who perform for a show named ‘Manhattan Mystery Theatre’. They decide to get married, but shortly after proposing marriage, he begins to suffer from on-air panic attacks and speech impediments. Fearing that this could get them both fired, they ask Larry’s uncle Dr. Paul Abbot for advice. Dr Abbot decides to treat him with a form of shock therapy.

Role:
Larry Abbot
Starring:
Jonathan Pryce, Gilda Susan Radner, Dom DeLuise, Bryan Pringle, Gilda Radner
Directed By:
Gene Wilder
24. Hanky Panky (1982)
6
5
Hanky Panky
PG
6
5
Role:
Michael Jordon
Starring:
Richard Widmark, Gilda Susan Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Robert Prosky, Gilda Radner
Directed By:
25. Les séducteurs (1980)
4
3
Les séducteurs
R
4
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.

Role:
Skippy
Starring:
Roger Moore, Lory Del Santo, Lynn Redgrave, Ugo Tognazzi, Lino Ventura
Directed By:
Bryan Forbes, Gene Wilder, Dino Risi, Édouard Molinaro
26. Another You (1991)
4
4
Another You
R
4
4
Role:
George / Abe Fielding
Starring:
Vanessa Lynn Williams, Kevin Pollak, Richard Pryor, Vanessa Williams, Stephen Lang, Mercedes Ruehl
Directed By:
Maurice Phillips
27. Funny About Love (1990)
3
5
Funny About Love
PG-13
3
5
Role:
Duffy Bergman
Starring:
Stephen Tobolowsky, Mary Stuart Masterson, Robert Prosky, Christine Lahti
Directed By:
28. Eligible Dentist (1993)
7
3
Eligible Dentist
7
3
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Carol Kane, Dylan Baker, Julie Hagerty, Mary Gross
Directed By:
Noam Pitlik
29. Murder in a Small Town (1999)
7
3
Murder in a Small Town
TV-PG
7
3
Role:
Cash Carter
Starring:
Frances Conroy, Terry O'Quinn, Mike Starr, Cherry Jones
Directed By:
Joyce Chopra
30. The Lady in Question (1999)
7
3
The Lady in Question
TV-PG
7
3
Role:
Larry 'Cash' Carter
Starring:
Mike Starr, John Benjamin Hickey, Cherry Jones, Barbara Sukowa
Directed By:
Joyce Chopra

Director

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
11
6
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
PG
11
6
Starring:
Albert Finney, Marty Feldman, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Leo McKern, Madeline Kahn
Directed By:
Gene Wilder
The Woman in Red (1984)
15
10
The Woman in Red
PG-13
15
10

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.

Starring:
Charles Grodin, Gilda Susan Radner, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey, Michael Huddleston
Directed By:
Gene Wilder
The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
7
5
The World's Greatest Lover
PG
7
5
Starring:
Danny DeVito, Dom DeLuise, Carol Kane, Fritz Feld
Directed By:
Gene Wilder
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
10
7
Haunted Honeymoon
PG
10
7

Larry and Vickie are both radio voice actors who perform for a show named ‘Manhattan Mystery Theatre’. They decide to get married, but shortly after proposing marriage, he begins to suffer from on-air panic attacks and speech impediments. Fearing that this could get them both fired, they ask Larry’s uncle Dr. Paul Abbot for advice. Dr Abbot decides to treat him with a form of shock therapy.

Starring:
Jonathan Pryce, Gilda Susan Radner, Dom DeLuise, Bryan Pringle, Gilda Radner
Directed By:
Gene Wilder
Les séducteurs (1980)
5
4
Les séducteurs
R
5
4

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.

Starring:
Roger Moore, Lory Del Santo, Lynn Redgrave, Ugo Tognazzi, Lino Ventura
Directed By:
Bryan Forbes, Gene Wilder, Dino Risi, Édouard Molinaro

Animation Movies

Sesame Street
12
3
Sesame Street
TV-Y
12
3
Starring:
Jill Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Richard Belzer, Terrence Howard, Seth Green, Josh Gad, Jimmy Fallon
Directed By:
Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Ken Diego, Victor DiNapoli, Ted May

TV Shows

The Defenders
8
2
The Defenders
8
2
Starring:
Robert Reed, Martin Landau, Jon Voight, Doris Roberts, James Coburn, Alexis Smith, Martin Sheen
Directed By:
Armstrong Circle Theatre
8
2
Armstrong Circle Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Sorrell Booke, Gena Rowlands, Anthony Perkins, Walter Matthau, Jack Klugman, Inger Stevens, Sydney Pollack
Directed By:
William Corrigan, Paul Bogart, Ted Post, Garry Simpson, James Sheldon
Will & Grace
32
12
Will & Grace
TV-14
32
12
Starring:
Jennette McCurdy, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, George Takei, Michael Douglas, Nick Offerman, Leigh-Allyn Baker
Directed By:
James Burrows
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Play of the Week
7
2
Play of the Week
7
2
Starring:
Larry Hagman, Celeste Holm, Lillian Gish, George C. Scott, Tom Bosley, Eli Wallach, Ossie Davis
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, Henry Kaplan, Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson, Paul Bogart
Something Wilder
6
3
Something Wilder
6
3
Role:
Gene Bergman
Starring:
Marla Maples, Jake Weber, Carl Michael Lindner, Hillary B. Smith, Ian Bottiglieri
Directed By:
Barnet Kellman
The DuPont Show of the Week
5
3
The DuPont Show of the Week
5
3
Starring:
Edward G. Robinson, Lee Marvin, Ray Milland, Peter Falk, Rod Taylor, Bing Crosby, Sir John Mills
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner, Jack Smight, Fielder Cook, James Elson, Fred Freed

Gene Wilder Awards

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