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The Best Madeline Kahn Movies 

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List of the best Madeline Kahn movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Madeline Kahn's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Madeline Kahn movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Madeline Kahn movies will be at the top of the list. Madeline Kahn has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Madeline Kahn movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Madeline Kahn films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List below includes High Anxiety, Clue and more films.

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Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting ...more

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#318 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #6 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1985

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Clue is a 1985 American ensemble mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn, who collaborated on the script with John Landis, and stars ...more

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#146 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #176 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman ...more

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#35 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #106 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1972

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, and Madeline Kahn in her first feature film ...more

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#867 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #375 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Dick Van Patten

Released: 1977

Directed by: Mel Brooks

High Anxiety is a 1977 comedy film produced and directed by Mel Brooks, who also plays the lead. This is Brooks' first film as a producer and first speaking lead role. Veteran Brooks ensemble ...more

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#616 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #244 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1973

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Paper Moon is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released by Paramount Pictures. Screenwriter Alvin Sargent adapted the script from the novel Addie Pray by Joe ...more

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#1,218 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #325 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

Released: 1981

Directed by: Mel Brooks

History of the World, Part I is a 1981 comedy film written, produced, and directed by Mel Brooks. Brooks also stars in the film, playing five roles: Moses, Comicus the stand-up philosopher, ...more

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#70 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #227 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

Released: 1979

Directed by: James Frawley

The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more

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#77 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #448 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by ...more

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#32 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #548 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Jon Stewart

Released: 1994

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Mixed Nuts is a 1994 American Christmas comedy film directed by Nora Ephron, based on the 1982 French comedy film, Le Père Noël est une ordure. Co-written by Ephron and her sister ...more
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Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

Released: 1986

Directed by: Don Bluth

An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel ...more

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#109 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #74 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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Anthony Hopkins, James Woods, Ed Harris

Released: 1995

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Nixon is a 1995 American biographical film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that tells the story of the political and personal life of United States President Richard Nixon, played ...more

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#62 of 320 The Best Political Films Ever Made #28 of 43 The Best Historical Movies from the '90s

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Danny DeVito, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1986

Directed by: Michael Joens

My Little Pony: The Movie is a 1986 American animated musical fantasy film based on the Hasbro toy line, My Little Pony. It was released on June 20, 1986 by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. ...more

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#5 of 17 The Best G-Rated Cartoon Movies #77 of 84 The Best Cartoon Movies

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Ann-Margret, James Cromwell, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1978

Directed by: Robert Moore

The Cheap Detective is a 1978 American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore. It stars Peter Falk as Lou Peckinpaugh, a detective in the Humphrey Bogart mold. ...more

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#950 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #410 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Albert Finney

Released: 1975

Directed by: Gene Wilder

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother is a 1975 American musical comedy film with Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Roy Kinnear and Leo McKern. The film was ...more
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David Bowie, John Cleese, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1983

Directed by: Mel Damski

Yellowbeard is a 1983 comedy film by Graham Chapman, along with Peter Cook, Bernard McKenna and David Sherlock. It was directed by Mel Damski, and was Marty Feldman's last film appearance.
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Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1984

Directed by: Blake Edwards, Richard Benjamin

City Heat is a 1984 American film starring Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds, and directed by Richard Benjamin. The film was released in North America on December 1984. The pairing of Eastwood ...more

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#397 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time #64 of 81 The Best Clint Eastwood Movies #8 of 25 The Best '80s Gangster Movies

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Happy Birthday, Gemini Madeline Kahn, Rita Moreno, Alan Rosenberg

Released: 1980

Directed by: Richard Benner

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Jerry Lewis, Madeline Kahn, Pat Morita

Released: 1984

Directed by: Steven Paul

Slapstick of Another Kind is an American comic science fiction film. It was filmed in 1982, and released in March 1984 by both The S. Paul Company/Serendipity Entertainment Releasing Company and ...more
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Betsy's Wedding Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1990

Directed by: Alan Alda

Betsy's Wedding is a 1990 American romantic-comedy film written, directed by and starring Alan Alda. It co-stars Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Madeline Kahn, Joey Bishop, Joe Pesci, Anthony ...more
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Gilda Radner, Bob Newhart, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1980

Directed by: Buck Henry

First Family is an American comedy film released in 1980 starring Gilda Radner, Bob Newhart, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Rip Torn, Austin Pendleton, Fred Willard, and Richard Benjamin. It was ...more
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Richard Pryor, Dudley Moore, John Ritter

Released: 1980

Directed by: Gary Weis

Wholly Moses! is a 1980 Biblical spoof similar to that of Monty Python's Life of Brian. Dudley Moore, between performances in 10 and Arthur, plays Old Testament-era idol maker Herschel, whose ...more
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Judy Berlin Edie Falco, Madeline Kahn, Anne Meara

Released: 1999

Directed by: Eric Mendelsohn

Judy Berlin is a 1999 film directed by Eric Mendelsohn.
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Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1975

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

At Long Last Love is a 1975 American musical romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and stars Burt Reynolds and Cybill Shepherd. The film pays homage to the ...more

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#61 of 119 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals #80 of 101 The Best G-Rated Romance Movies

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Ingrid Bergman, Madeline Kahn, Richard Mulligan

Released: 1973

Directed by: Fielder Cook

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a 1973 American children's film based on E. L. Konigsburg's novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. It tells the story ...more