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The Best Madeline Kahn Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 685 votes 114 voters 5.8k views32 items

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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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    High Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    High Anxiety

    Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn

    Released1977

    Directed byMel Brooks

    High Anxiety is a 1977 comedy film produced and directed by Mel Brooks, who also plays the... more on Wikipedia

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    Paper Moon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    Paper Moon

    Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid

    Released1973

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Paper Moon is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released by... more on Wikipedia
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    What's Up, Doc? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    What's Up, Doc?

    Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid

    Released1972

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    History of the World, Part I is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    History of the World, Part I

    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles

    Released1981

    Directed byMel Brooks

    History of the World, Part I is a 1981 comedy film written, produced, and directed by Mel... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Mixed Nuts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    Mixed Nuts

    Adam Sandler, Steve Martin

    Released1994

    Directed byNora Ephron

    Mixed Nuts is a 1994 American Christmas comedy film directed by Nora Ephron, based on the 1982... more on Wikipedia
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    Clue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    Clue

    Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    Clue is a 1985 American ensemble mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same... more on Wikipedia
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    Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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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 Wikipedia

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    Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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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 Wikipedia
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    Nixon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    Nixon

    Anthony Hopkins, James Woods

    Released1995

    Directed byOliver Stone

    Nixon is a 1995 American biographical film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that... more on Wikipedia

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    The Cheap Detective is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    The Cheap Detective

    Ann-Margret, James Cromwell

    Released1978

    Directed byRobert Moore

    The Cheap Detective is a 1978 American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Adventure of Sherlock Holm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies

    Released1975

    Directed byGene Wilder

    The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother is a 1975 American musical comedy film with... more on Wikipedia
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    City Heat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    City Heat

    Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds

    Released1984

    Directed byBlake Edwards, Richard Benjamin

    City Heat is a 1984 American film starring Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds, and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Yellowbeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    Yellowbeard

    David Bowie, John Cleese

    Released1983

    Directed byMel Damski

    Yellowbeard is a 1983 comedy film by Graham Chapman, along with Peter Cook, Bernard McKenna... more on Wikipedia
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    A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    A Bug's Life

    Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

    A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipedia

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    First Family is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    First Family

    Gilda Radner, Bob Newhart

    Released1980

    Directed byBuck Henry

    First Family is an American comedy film released in 1980 starring Gilda Radner, Bob Newhart,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    The Muppet Movie

    Steve Martin, Mel Brooks

    Released1979

    Directed byJames Frawley

    The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series... more on Wikipedia
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    Happy Birthday, Gemini is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    Happy Birthday, Gemini

    Madeline Kahn, Rita Moreno

    Released1980

    Directed byRichard Benner

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    Wholly Moses! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    Wholly Moses!

    Richard Pryor, Dudley Moore

    Released1980

    Directed byGary Weis

    Wholly Moses! is a 1980 Biblical spoof similar to that of Monty Python's Life of Brian. Dudley... more on Wikipedia
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    Judy Berlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    Judy Berlin

    Edie Falco, Madeline Kahn

    Released1999

    Directed byEric Mendelsohn

    Judy Berlin is a 1999 film directed by Eric Mendelsohn.amazon_watch buy button
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    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies

    Released1973

    Directed byFielder Cook

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a 1973 American children's film based... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    At Long Last Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    At Long Last Love

    Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1975

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    At Long Last Love is a 1975 American musical romantic comedy film written, produced and... more on Wikipedia

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    #194 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs#91 of 124 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals

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    For Richer, for Poorer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    For Richer, for Poorer

    Jack Lemmon, Madeline Kahn

    Released1992

    Directed byJay Sandrich

    For Richer, for Poorer is a 1992 comedy tv film directed by Jay Sandrich.amazon_watch buy button
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    Once Upon a Brothers Grimm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    Once Upon a Brothers Grimm

    Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn

    Directed byNorman Campbell

    Once Upon a Brothers Grimm is a musical children's fantasy film directed by Norman Campbell.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Betsy's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies
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    Betsy's Wedding

    Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byAlan Alda

    Betsy's Wedding is a 1990 American romantic-comedy film written, directed by and starring Alan... more on Wikipedia
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    Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Madeline Kahn Movies

    Released1976

    Directed byMichael Winner

    Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood is a 1976 film directed by Michael Winner and... more on Wikipedia
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