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The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked

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List RulesThe best Gene Wilder movies, regardless of box office or how big his role.

The best Gene Wilder movies often succeed at bringing the emotion and comedy, as he was one of the best comedic actors of his generation. He’s probably best known by younger audiences for his portrayal as Willy Wonka, but his film credits include so much more. So what are the best Gene Wilder movies of all time? The audience has voted for their favorites below, so be sure to add your vote as well!

Gene Wilder's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. While he was not as active during the later years of his life, he enjoyed much success in the 1970s and 1980s. By the 2000s, Gene Wilder was semi-retired and turning to writing.

The following list of the best Gene Wilder movies is ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. The order of these top Gene Wilder movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Gene Wilder movies will be at the top of the list. Gene Wilder has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Gene Wilder movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Gene Wilder films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Gene Wilder role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Gene Wilder performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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    Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson

    Released1971

    Directed byMel Stuart

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Stir Crazy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Stir Crazy

    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder

    Released1980

    Directed bySidney Poitier

    Stir Crazy is a 1980 American comedy film directed by Sidney Poitier and starring Gene Wilder... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Everything You Always Wanted t is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked

    Released1972

    Directed byWoody Allen

    This film is a comedy film that is Woody Allen's fourth film as director. It consists of a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    See No Evil, Hear No Evil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    See No Evil, Hear No Evil

    Kevin Spacey, Richard Pryor

    Released1989

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    See No Evil, Hear No Evil is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller. The film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Silver Streak is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Silver Streak

    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder

    Released1976

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    Silver Streak is a 1976 comedy-thriller film about an event on a Los Angeles-to-Chicago train... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Producers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Producers

    Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars

    Released1967

    Directed byMel Brooks

    The Producers is a 1968 American satirical dark comedy film written and directed by Mel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Frisco Kid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Frisco Kid

    Harrison Ford, Gene Wilder

    Released1979

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    The Frisco Kid is a 1979 movie directed by Robert Aldrich. The movie is a Western comedy... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Woman in Red is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Woman in Red

    Kelly LeBrock, Gene Wilder

    Released1984

    Directed byGene Wilder

    The Woman in Red is a 1984 romantic comedy film starring and directed by Gene Wilder, who... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Alice in Wonderland

    Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley

    Released1999

    Directed byNick Willing

    Alice in Wonderland is a television film first broadcast in 1999 on NBC and then shown on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Start the Revolution Without M is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Start the Revolution Without Me

    Gene Wilder, Orson Welles

    Released1970

    Directed byBud Yorkin

    Start the Revolution Without Me is a 1970 film directed by Bud Yorkin, starring Gene Wilder,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Hanky Panky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Hanky Panky

    Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner

    Released1982

    Directed bySidney Poitier

    Hanky Panky is a 1982 comedy film directed by Sidney Poitier, and starring Gene Wilder and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Bonnie and Clyde

    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway

    Released1967

    Directed byArthur Penn

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    The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Little Prince

    Gene Wilder, Bob Fosse

    Released1974

    Directed byStanley Donen

    The Little Prince is a 1974 American–British fantasy-musical film with screenplay and lyrics... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Scarecrow

    Gene Wilder, Blythe Danner

    Released1972

    Directed byBoris Sagal

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    Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin  is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Released1970

    Directed byWaris Hussein

    Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx is a 1970 Irish-American comedy film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Adventure of Sherlock Holm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked

    Released1975

    Directed byGene Wilder

    The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother is a 1975 American musical comedy film with... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Haunted Honeymoon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Haunted Honeymoon

    Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner

    Released1986

    Directed byGene Wilder

    Haunted Honeymoon is a 1986 comedy movie starring Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Rhinoceros is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Rhinoceros

    Gene Wilder, Karen Black

    Released1974

    Directed byTom O'Horgan

    Rhinoceros is a 1974 comedy film based on the play by Eugène Ionesco. The film was produced... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Funny About Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Funny About Love

    Patrick Ewing, Gene Wilder

    Released1990

    Directed byLeonard Nimoy

    Funny About Love is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Leonard Nimoy and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Sunday Lovers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Sunday Lovers

    Gene Wilder, Lynn Redgrave

    Released1980

    Directed byGene Wilder, Bryan Forbes, Dino Risi, Édouard Molinaro

    Sunday Lovers is a 1980 internationally co-produced romantic comedy film directed by Bryan... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Hollywood Singing and Dancing: is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1970s

    John Travolta, Liza Minnelli

    Released2008

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    The World's Greatest Lover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The World's Greatest Lover

    Danny DeVito, Gene Wilder

    Released1977

    Directed byGene Wilder

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    Another You is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Gene Wilder Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Another You

    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder

    Released1991

    Directed byMaurice Phillips

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