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List of Gene Wilder Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Young Frankenstein (1974)
34
2
Young Frankenstein
PG
34
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
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Mel Brooks, Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn
2. Blazing Saddles (1974)
33
2
Blazing Saddles
R
33
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:
Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little, Slim Pickens
3. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
32
3
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
G
32
3

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:
Jack Albertson, Roy Kinnear, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole
4. The Frisco Kid (1979)
41
2
The Frisco Kid
PG
41
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Avram
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio, George DiCenzo
5. The Producers (1967)
13
3
The Producers
PG
13
3

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:
Renée Taylor, William Hickey, Mel Brooks, Estelle Winwood, David Patch
6. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
8
3
Bonnie and Clyde
R
8
3

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:
Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard, Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty
7. Stir Crazy (1980)
28
4
Stir Crazy
R
28
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Skip Donahue
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Georg Stanford Brown, Craig T. Nelson, Richard Pryor, JoBeth Williams, Gene Wilder
8. Silver Streak (1976)
25
3
Silver Streak
PG
25
3
As:
Cast
Role:
George
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Action, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Patrick McGoohan, Jill Clayburgh, Ned Beatty, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder
9. 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:
Burt Reynolds, Woody Allen, Lou Jacobi, John Carradine, Anthony Quayle
10. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
19
2
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
R
19
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
11. Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970)
7
3
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx
PG
7
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.  

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)
5
2
Start the Revolution Without Me
PG
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Claude / Philippe
Director:
Bud Yorkin
Genres:
Comedy, History
Star Cast:
Donald Sutherland, Billie Whitelaw, Orson Welles, Hugh Griffith
13. The Woman in Red (1984)
16
2
The Woman in Red
PG-13
16
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Teddy Pierce
Director:
Gene Wilder
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey, Charles Grodin, 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:
Richard Kiley, Joss Ackland, Graham Crowden, Clive Revill, Gene Wilder
15. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
10
2
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
PG
10
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Sigerson Holmes
Director:
Gene Wilder
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Mystery, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dom DeLuise, Albert Finney, Mel Brooks, Leo McKern, Madeline Kahn
16. The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
6
2
The World's Greatest Lover
PG
6
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Rudy Hickman
Director:
Gene Wilder
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dom DeLuise, Danny DeVito, 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)
14
0
Haunted Honeymoon
PG
14
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Larry Abbot
Director:
Gene Wilder
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce, Bryan Pringle, Gilda Radner
19. Hanky Panky (1982)
5
1
Hanky Panky
PG
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael Jordon
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Robert Prosky, Gilda Radner
20. Les séducteurs (1980)
1
1
Les séducteurs
R
1
1

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:
Ugo Tognazzi, Roger Moore, Lynn Redgrave, 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 Williams, Stephen Lang, Richard Pryor, Mercedes Ruehl, Gene Wilder
22. Funny About Love (1990)
7
0
Funny About Love
PG-13
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Duffy Bergman
Director:
Leonard Nimoy
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Stephen Tobolowsky, Mary Stuart Masterson, Robert Prosky, Christine Lahti

TV Movie(s)

23. 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:
Joseph Bologna, Art Garfunkel, Jean Stapleton, Marlo Thomas, Gene Wilder
24. 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
25. The Scarecrow (1972)
4
1
The Scarecrow
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lord Ravensbane
Director:
Boris Sagal
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Pete Duel, Norman Lloyd, Blythe Danner, Will Geer, Nina Foch
26. Thursday's Game (1974)
2
0
Thursday's Game
PG
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Evers
Director:
Robert Moore
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Martha Scott, Ellen Burstyn, Bob Newhart, Gene Wilder
27. Alice in Wonderland (1999)
7
0
Alice in Wonderland
PG
7
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Nick Willing
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Robbie Coltrane, Martin Short, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Lloyd
28. Eligible Dentist (1993)
1
0
Eligible Dentist
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Noam Pitlik
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Carol Kane, Dylan Baker, Jill Clayburgh, Julie Hagerty, Mary Gross
29. 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
30. Murder in a Small Town (1999)
3
1
Murder in a Small Town
TV-PG
3
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)

Sesame Street (1969)
Sesame Street
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Director:
Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Ken Diego, Victor DiNapoli, Ted May
Genres:
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Jimmy Fallon, Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson

TV Shows and Videos

The Defenders (1961)
The Defenders
As:
Cast
Director:
Alex March, Philip Leacock, Paul Stanley, Charles S. Dubin, Leonard Horn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, William Shatner, Jerry Stiller
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950)
Armstrong Circle Theatre
As:
Cast
Director:
William Corrigan, Paul Bogart, Ted Post, Garry Simpson, James Sheldon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Dean, Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze
Will & Grace (1998)
Will & Grace
TV-14
As:
Cast
Director:
James Burrows
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Seth MacFarlane, Jack Black, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Play of the Week (1959)
Play of the Week
As:
Cast
Director:
Marc Daniels, Henry Kaplan, Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson, Paul Bogart
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, William Shatner, Walter Matthau, Myron McCormick, Frank Conroy
Something Wilder (1994)
Something Wilder
As:
Cast
Role:
Gene Bergman
Director:
Barnet Kellman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jake Weber, Carl Michael Lindner, Hillary B. Smith, Ian Bottiglieri
The DuPont Show of the Week (1961)
The DuPont Show of the Week
As:
Cast
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner, Jack Smight, Fielder Cook, James Elson, Fred Freed
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Walter Matthau, Gene Hackman, Bing Crosby, Lee Marvin, Lauren Bacall

Gene Wilder Awards

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