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List of Mel Brooks Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Blazing Saddles (1974)
72
5
Blazing Saddles
R
72
5

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, Director, Writer
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Anne Bancroft, Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little
2. Young Frankenstein (1974)
66
5
Young Frankenstein
PG
66
5

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, Director, Writer, Voiceover
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Comedy
3. The Producers (1967)
35
3
The Producers
PG
35
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, Writer, Voiceover
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Gene Wilder, Renée Taylor, William Hickey, Estelle Winwood, David Patch
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen
4. History of the World: Part I (1981)
46
4
History of the World: Part I
R
46
4

Starting from the events of the Old Testament to the Spanish Inquisition to the French Revolution, and lastly the future, this film explains the story of mankind in a comical way. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / Jacques / King Louis XVI
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Comedy
5. The Elephant Man (1980)
25
10
The Elephant Man
PG
25
10

The Elephant Man is based on the true-life story of Joseph Merrick, who is referred to as John Merrick in the movie. Dr. Frederick Treves discovers John, born with severe physical deformities, earning his living as the Elephant Man. The movie depicts John’s rise in high London society, his refined soul, and his tragic death.  

As:
Producer
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Drama
6. Spaceballs (1987)
46
3
Spaceballs
PG
46
3

After carelessly wasting their atmospheric air, Planet Spaceball’s crooked President Scroob decides to force neighboring Planet Druidia’s King Roland to share their atmosphere by ordering Dark Helmet to kidnap Roland’s daughter, Princess Vespa, on her wedding day. But space-pilot Lone Starr and his loyal half-man/half-dog ‘Barf’ come to help her. They need super powers of ‘The Schwartz’ to save Druidia. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
President Skroob / Yogurt
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy
7. Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973)
13
5
Ten from Your Show of Shows
G
13
5

This comedy film is a compilation of ten comedy sketches which are from Your Shows of Shows a TV series from the 1950s.   

As:
Writer
Director:
Max Liebman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, Howard Morris, Imogene Coca, Louis Nye
8. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
49
2
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
PG-13
49
2

Captured during the Crusades, Robin Hood escapes and returns to England, which is now run by Prince John in the absence of King Richard. He leads a rebellion when he learns that John killed his family and snatched his estate, but soon draws the attention of Maid Marian, who is seeking a man to open her chastity belt.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Musical
9. The Muppet Movie (1979)
23
4
The Muppet Movie
G
23
4

The Muppet Movie is a musical road comedy film, which tells the story of Kermit the Frog, who is told by a talent agent, to try his luck in Hollywood. He soon sets out on a journey to Los Angeles, California, but on the way, he is pursued by an entrepreneur who wants him to be a new spokesperson for his restaurant.

As:
Cast
Director:
James Frawley
Genres:
Musical, Family, Comedy, Adventure
10. High Anxiety (1977)
24
2
High Anxiety
PG
24
2

A series of mysterious events welcome Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke, the newly appointed director of the Psychoneurotic Institute, who suffers from intense acrophobia. He is framed for murder by his colleagues -- including the mustachioed and militaristic Nurse Diesel. He is left with a full blown case of High Anxiety as he struggles to clear his name. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Richard H. Thorndyke
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Dick Van Patten, Ron Carey, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman
12. To Be or Not to Be (1983)
20
1
To Be or Not to Be
PG
20
1

A romantic comedy set in German occupied Poland, To Be or Not to Be looks into the life of a Polish actor. His unsuccessful career and marriage to a woman who entertains young Polish officers sends him into depression. The title is taken from the famous Shakespearean soliloquy by the same name.

As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Alan Johnson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christopher Lloyd, Charles Durning, Anne Bancroft, Jack Riley, George Gaynes, Ronny Graham
13. My Favorite Year (1982)
11
4
My Favorite Year
PG
11
4

When an aging film star is set to appear on a live TV variety show, a young comedy writer is tasked with the job to keep him sober and ready. Meanwhile, his appearance also creates a sense of nervousness among the TV executives.

As:
Producer
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter O'Toole, Gloria Stuart, Lainie Kazan, Joseph Bologna, Jessica Harper, Mark Linn-Baker
14. The Fly (1986)
15
2
The Fly
R
15
2

Scientist Seth Brundle is able to transport living matter from one pod to another using his 'telepods'. Unfortunately, during one experiment he accidentally transports a fly along with himself, fusing them on a genetic level. From then on the movie follows the horrific disintegration of Seth’s psyche and his physical transformation into a massive fly. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson
15. Silent Movie (1976)
18
1
Silent Movie
PG
18
1

Silent Movie is a comedy film which tells the story of Mel Funn, who used to be a great film director in Hollywood at one point. However, his career declined due to his drinking problem. Along with his sidekicks, he decides to make the first silent movie in forty years, in order to make a comeback.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Mel Funn
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Comedy
17. Putney Swope (1969)
8
1
Putney Swope
TV-MA
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Downey Sr.
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Allen Garfield, Stan Gottlieb, Archie Russell, Ramon Gordon
18. The Twelve Chairs (1970)
11
2
The Twelve Chairs
G
11
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Langella, Dom DeLuise, Ron Moody, Andréas Voutsinas
19. New Faces (1954)
6
1
New Faces
PG
6
1

On the eve of opening night of the show, Ronny Graham, the producer and performer is in financial trouble. A wealthy Texan, whose daughter is a part of the show, offers to help, only if he is allowed to see the show before hand and finds it to have the potential of the investment. 

As:
Writer
Director:
Harry Horner, John Beal
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Alice Ghostley, Robert Clary, Eartha Kitt, Ronny Graham, June Carroll
20. The Ladies Man (1961)
9
1
The Ladies Man
9
1
As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, George Raft, Kathleen Freeman, Helen Traubel, Pat Stanley
21. Get Smart (2008)
18
1
Get Smart
PG-13
18
1

After the identities of secret agents are compromised following an attack at the spy agency, CONTROL, analyst Maxwell Smart is finally promoted to field agent and is paired with experienced and beautiful Agent 99. As they attempt to foil an evil plan by the terrorist organization KAOS, they realize that their identities were also compromised by a double-agent.

As:
Writer
Director:
Peter Segal
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Action
22. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
14
1
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
PG
14
1
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Mystery, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Albert Finney, Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder, Dom DeLuise, Leo McKern, Madeline Kahn
23. The Producers (2005)
16
4
The Producers
PG-13
16
4

The Producers is a musical comedy drama film, which tells the story of Max Bialystock, a theatre producer, who pairs up with an accountant to raise a huge amount to produce a show that they are sure will flop. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer, Voiceover
Director:
Susan Stroman
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
24. Life Stinks (1991)
24
2
Life Stinks
PG-13
24
2

Goddard Bolt is an affluent and arrogant businessman who makes a bet with his rival that he can survive without money on the rough streets of Los Angeles for thirty days. However, the challenge seems to be much more harder than he had imagined. Soon, things take a turn when he meets a former Broadway dancer who is going through hard times.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Goddard Bolt
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lesley Ann Warren, Jeffrey Tambor, Howard Morris, Stuart Pankin
25. The Little Rascals (1994)
14
3
The Little Rascals
PG
14
3

The Little Rascals is an American comedy film, which tells the story of a womanizing man, who is trying to woo a girl he likes. However, his friends attempt to sabotage their relationship. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Penelope Spheeris
Genres:
Romance, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Ashley Olsen, Daryl Hannah, Mary-Kate Olsen, Courtland Mead, Travis Tedford
26. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
21
2
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
PG-13
21
2

Dracula: Dead and Loving it is a comedy horror film, which is a parody of the classic vampire story as well as its popular film adaptations. The story revolves around Count Dracula who moves from his castle to Victorian London with his assistant, and is also hunting for flesh blood. He soon comes across two gorgeous young women. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Anne Bancroft, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck
28. The Nude Bomb (1980)
8
1
The Nude Bomb
PG
8
1
As:
Writer
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Vittorio Gassman, Sylvia Kristel, Dana Elcar, Don Adams, Rhonda Fleming, Pamela Hensley
29. Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
12
1
Look Who's Talking Too
PG-13
12
1

Look Who’s Talking To is a romantic comedy film, which revolves around Mollie and James, who are having a second baby. However, their first-born Mikey, is unhappy with all the attention his new sister is getting, and this leads to a sibling rivalry between them.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Romance, Family, Comedy
30. Solarbabies (1986)
6
1
Solarbabies
PG-13
6
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Alan Johnson
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, James Le Gros, Jason Patric, Lukas Haas, Richard Jordan, Jami Gertz
32. Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2015)
9
2
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Daniel Raim
Genres:
Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
Francis Ford Coppola, Danny DeVito, Lillian Michelson, Harold Michelson
33. Mickey's Audition (1992)
7
3
Mickey's Audition
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Movie Director
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Ed Begley Jr., Angela Lansbury, Dom DeLuise, Wayne Allwine
35. The Vagrant (1992)
5
1
The Vagrant
R
5
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Chris Walas
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Paxton, Colleen Camp, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell, Mitzi Kapture
36. Sam (2015)
4
1
Sam
4
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Nicholas Brooks
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Stacy Keach, Morgan Fairchild, Bryan Batt, James McCaffrey, Natalie Knepp
37. Svitati (1999)
6
1
Svitati
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Gordon
Director:
Ezio Greggio
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ezio Greggio, Julie Condra, Gianfranco Barra, Randi Ingerman

TV Movie(s)

1. Peeping Times (1978)
8
2
Peeping Times
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Levinson, Rudy De Luca
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ron Carey, David Letterman, Royce D. Applegate, Lewis Arquette
4. At the Movies (1959)
5
1
At the Movies
5
1
As:
Writer
Director:
Alan Handley
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Art Carney, Sid Caesar, Audrey Meadows, Bambi Linn, Rod Alexander
5. Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen (2015)
8
1
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen
TV-PG
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Biography, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
6. Mel Brooks Strikes Back! (2012)
6
1
Mel Brooks Strikes Back!
6
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself
Star Cast:
Alan Yentob,
7. Inside Danny Baker (1963)
5
1
Inside Danny Baker
5
1
As:
Writer
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Roger Mobley, J. Clarke Bingham, William Cottrell, Whitey Ford, Robert Gerringer

Animation(s)

The Kids from Room 402 (1999)
The Kids from Room 402
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Director:
Wade Konowalchuk
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Tara Strong, Mindy Cohn, April Winchell, Andrew Lawrence, Dennis Cruzado
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Toy Story 4
G
Plot:

The fourth installment in Pixar's Toy Story series, the film begins with Woody being given away to a new owner and his struggle to adjust in the new surroundings and also to a new toy called Forky. The story then goes on to portray his adventures when he and his gang set on a road trip with their owner, meeting his long lost friend Bo Peep on the way. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Melephant Brooks (voice)
Director:
Josh Cooley
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Free to Be... You & Me (1974)
Free to Be... You & Me
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Baby Boy
Director:
Bill Davis, Len Steckler, Fred Wolf
Genres:
Animation, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, Marlo Thomas, Rita Coolidge
The 2000 Year Old Man (1975)
The 2000 Year Old Man
As:
Cast, Writer, Voiceover
Role:
2000 Year Old Man
Director:
Leo Salkin
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
The Critic (1963)
The Critic
Plot:

The Academy Award winning animated short film is a satire of avant-garde and esoteric films. Inspired by a real life incidence, the short shows abstract shapes in vibrant shades against color-shifting background as a 70+ years old grumpy man (voice of Mel Brooks), who is unable to decipher the obscure visuals, carries on a relentless commentary.

As:
Cast, Writer, Narrator
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Ernest Pintoff
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Short
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003)
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Director:
Jeff Gordon, John Over
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Tara Strong, Russi Taylor, Nika Futterman, Melissa Disney
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
The Prince of Egypt
PG
Plot:

The Disney adaptation of the Book of Exodus is an animated retelling of the life of Moses. It follows Moses’ journey from an Egyptian prince, to his final destination of leading the Hebrew slaves in Egypt to their freedom, to Mount Sinai, away from his brother Pharaoh Rameses II. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells
Genres:
Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Drama, Musical
Ballerina (2016)
Ballerina
PG
Plot:

A girl from rural France moves to Paris in the hope of becoming a ballerina and auditions for the esteemed Paris Opera Ballet under the guise of someone else.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Eric Summer, Éric Warin
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Musical, Animation, Adventure
Star Cast:
Kate McKinnon, Dane DeHaan, Elle Fanning, Terrence Scammell, Carly Rae Jepsen
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Hotel Transylvania 2
PG
Plot:

The sequel finds Johnny and Mavis married with the blessings of her vampire father Dracula, and raising their child, Dennis, in Transylvania. But when Dennis doesn’t show his vampire side, Dracula enlists the help of his friends to unleash his potential. Things get hilariously complicated when Drac’s human-hating father Vlad shows up. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Genndy Tartakovsky
Genres:
Animation, Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Robots (2005)
Robots
PG
Plot:

Rodney Copperbottom is an aspiring inventor in a world full of sentient robots. He idolizes Bigweld, a famous inventor whose Bigweld Industries makes spare parts. Unfortunately, in Bigweld’s absence, the new owner Phineas T. Ratchet has stopped making spare parts in favor of expensive upgrades. Rodney must find a way to contact Bigweld and stop Rachet. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Bigweld
Director:
Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
PG
Plot:

Immortal Count Dracula ‘Drac’ is stressed-out running his hotel to provide everyone else vacation, so his daughter, Mavis, arranges a family voyage on luxury Monster Cruise Ship where all Drac’s family and friends join them and enjoy the fun on-board. When lonely Drac falls for the enigmatic captain of the ship, Erica, a protective Mavis is shocked to discover the dark secret about Erica. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Vlad
Director:
Genndy Tartakovsky
Genres:
Horror, Animation, Crime, Fantasy, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Shinbone Alley (1970)
Shinbone Alley
G
Plot:

This animated musical film revolves around Archy, a suicidal poet who tries to kill himself but he soon comes back to life as a cockroach. He eventually learns to write poetry again by hopping on typewriter keys.

As:
Writer
Director:
David Detiege, John Wilson
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Musical, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Hal Smith, Alan Reed, Carol Channing, Eddie Bracken
Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008)
Spaceballs: The Animated Series
TV-14
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
President Skroob / ...
Director:
Chad Hammes, Michael Montaine, Jason Raines, David Dulac, Blake Leibel
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Animation
Star Cast:
Joan Rivers, Dee Bradley Baker, Rino Romano, Tino Insana, Daphne Zuniga

TV Shows and Videos

Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show (2010)
Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show
As:
Cast, Narrator
Director:
Jason Docter, Matt Docter
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Kelsey Collins, Stevie P. Yurochko, Haley Brooke Walker, Mikayla Hwee
Your Show of Shows (1950)
Your Show of Shows
As:
Writer
Director:
Kingman T. Moore, Max Liebman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, Howard Morris, Imogene Coca, James Starbuck
The Admiral Broadway Revue (1949)
The Admiral Broadway Revue
As:
Writer
Director:
Max Liebman
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Sid Caesar, Gower Champion, Imogene Coca, Mary McCarty, Marge Champion
When Things Were Rotten (1975)
When Things Were Rotten
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer, uncredited
Director:
Peter H. Hunt, Coby Ruskin, Joshua Shelley
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Dudley Moore, Dick Van Patten, Sid Caesar, Bernie Kopell, Dick Gautier
The Dick Emery Show (1963)
The Dick Emery Show
As:
Writer
Director:
Harold Snoad, Mike Crisp, Colin Charman, Bill Ersser
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Todd, Dick Emery
The Nutt House (1989)
The Nutt House
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Bruce Bilson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Gregory Itzin, Brian McNamara, Harvey Korman, Mark Blankfield
Get Smart (1995)
Get Smart
As:
Writer
Director:
Nick Marck
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Barbara Feldon, Andy Dick, Don Adams, Elaine Hendrix, Heather Morgan
Sex, lögner & videovåld (2000)
Sex, lögner & videovåld
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Holm
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Horror
Star Cast:
Brandon Lee, Mike Beck, Johan Holm, Zara Zetterqvist
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (2008)
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control
PG-13
As:
Writer
Director:
Gil Junger
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi, Romance
Star Cast:
Anne Hathaway, Patrick Warburton, Masi Oka, Nate Torrence, Jayma Mays, Marika Dominczyk
The Paul Reiser Show (2011)
The Paul Reiser Show
As:
Cast
Director:
Helen Hunt, Bryan Gordon, Fred Savage, Daniel Stern
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Larry David, John Aniston, Henry Rollins, Omid Djalili, Paul Reiser, Ben Shenkman

Mel Brooks Awards

Academy Awards
The Producers Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen 1969
Primetime Emmy Awards
Mad About You Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 1999
Mad About You Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 1998
Mad About You Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 1997
The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety 1967
Grammy Awards
Great Performances Best Long Form Music Video 2002
Winner Best Spoken Comedy Album 1999
Winner Best Musical Show Album 2002