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

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List Rules The 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.

The list you're viewing contains films like Expo: Magic of the White City and Haunted Honeymoon.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Gene Wilder movies?" and "What are the greatest Gene Wilder roles of all time?"

Gene Wilder has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like John Candy and Christopher Lloyd in terms of fame and success.

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

492 52
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Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

319 61
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Stir Crazy Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

246 49
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Silver Streak Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty

293 63
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil Kevin Spacey, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder

217 40
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The Producers Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel

150 38
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The Woman in Red Kelly LeBrock, Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner

183 46
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The Frisco Kid Harrison Ford, Gene Wilder, William Smith

108 32
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Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

97 31
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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Albert Finney

110 46
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Haunted Honeymoon Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise

70 30
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Alice in Wonderland Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd

63 37
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Start the Revolution Without Me Gene Wilder, Orson Welles, Donald Sutherland

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Hanky Panky Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Richard Widmark

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Another You Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Vanessa L. Williams

38 24
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The World's Greatest Lover Danny DeVito, Gene Wilder, Carol Kane

36 26
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The Little Prince Gene Wilder, Bob Fosse, Joss Ackland

32 25
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The Scarecrow Gene Wilder, Blythe Danner, Will Geer

33 27
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Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Gene Wilder, Margot Kidder, Eileen Colgan

26 25
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Rhinoceros Gene Wilder, Karen Black, Zero Mostel

23 25
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Funny About Love Patrick Ewing, Gene Wilder, Regis Philbin

18 24
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Sunday Lovers Gene Wilder, Lynn Redgrave, Denholm Elliott

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Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1970s John Travolta, Liza Minnelli, Mel Brooks

17 26
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The Lady in Question Gene Wilder, Claire Bloom, Cherry Jones

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Thursday's Game Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Rob Reiner

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Expo: Magic of the White City Gene Wilder