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The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked

Updated September 23, 2019 3.0k votes 681 voters 27.9k views27 items

List of the best Mel Brooks movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Throughout the 1970s and '80s, Mel Brooks was the King of Comedy, with hit standalones and parodies like Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and the Star Wars-mocking Spaceballs. Mel Brooks's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. His 1993 movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights grossed over $35 million in the U.S. The order of these top Mel Brooks movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Mel Brooks movies will be at the top of the list. Mel Brooks has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Mel Brooks movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Mel Brooks films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list is made up of films like Silent Movie and History of the World, Pt. I

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Mel Brooks movies?" and "What are the greatest Mel Brooks films of all time?"

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    Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, 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 Wikipedia

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    Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, 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 Wikipedia
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    History of the World, Part I is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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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 Wikipedia
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    High Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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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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    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks

    Released1993

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody... more on Wikipedia
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    The Producers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    The Producers

    Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

    Released2005

    Directed bySusan Stroman

    The Producers is a 2005 American musical-comedy film directed by Susan Stroman. The film stars... more on Wikipedia
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    The Producers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, 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 Wikipedia

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    Silent Movie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    Silent Movie

    Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman

    Released1976

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Silent Movie is a 1976 satirical comedy film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks,... more on Wikipedia

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    To Be or Not to Be is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    To Be or Not to Be

    Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks

    Released1983

    Directed byAlan Johnson

    To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Alan Johnson and produced by Mel... more on Wikipedia
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    The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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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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    Dracula: Dead and Loving It is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    Dracula: Dead and Loving It

    Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Brooks

    This film is a 1995 satirical comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Leslie... more on Wikipedia

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    The Twelve Chairs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    The Twelve Chairs

    Mel Brooks, Frank Langella

    Released1970

    Directed byMel Brooks

    The Twelve Chairs is a 1970 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks, starring Frank... more on Wikipedia
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    Life Stinks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    Life Stinks

    Mel Brooks, Lesley Ann Warren

    Released1991

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Life Stinks is a 1991 comedy-drama directed by and starring Mel Brooks. It is one of the few... more on Wikipedia
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    The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1998

    Directed byBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first... more on Wikipedia
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    2000 Year Old Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    2000 Year Old Man

    Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner

    Released1975

    Directed byLeo Salkin

    The 2000 Year Old Man is a persona in a comedy skit, originally created by Mel Brooks and Carl... more on Wikipedia
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    It's a Very Merry Muppet Chris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart

    Released2002

    Directed byKirk R. Thatcher

    It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is a 2002 NBC television film, directed by Kirk... more on Wikipedia
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    The Little Rascals is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    The Little Rascals

    Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1994

    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

    The Little Rascals is a 1994 American comedy film produced by Amblin Entertainment, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Cutting Edge Comedians of the  is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    Released1961

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    Hollywood Singing and Dancing: is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1970s

    John Travolta, Liza Minnelli

    Released2008

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    Pretty as a Picture: The Art o is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch

    Mel Brooks, Patricia Arquette

    Released1997

    Directed byToby Keeler

    Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch is a documentary biographical TV movie directed by...
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    The Silence of the Hams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    The Silence of the Hams

    Mel Brooks, Shelley Winters

    Released1994

    Directed byEzio Greggio

    The Silence of the Hams is a 1994 parody film directed and written by Italian comedian Ezio... more on Wikipedia

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    Robots is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    Robots

    Halle Berry, Robin Williams

    Released2005

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

    Robots is a 2005 American computer animated science fiction comedy film produced by Blue Sky... more on Wikipedia

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    #203 of 572 The Best Animated Films Ever#39 of 99 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies

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    Look Who's Talking Too is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked
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    Look Who's Talking Too

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1990

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Look Who's Talking Too is the 1990 sequel to director Amy Heckerling's 1989 comedy Look Who's... more on Wikipedia

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    Alan King: Inside the Comedy M is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked

    Released2004

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