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The Best Mel Brooks Movies, Ranked  

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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?"

If Mel Brooks movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by George Lucas and Rob Reiner too.

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Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft
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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Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder
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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Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks
Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more
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Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner
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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Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel
The Producers is a 1968 American satirical dark comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks. The film is set in the late 1960s and it tells the story of a theatrical producer and an ...more
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Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Dick Van Patten
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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Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle
Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody of the Robin Hood story. Produced and directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Cary Elwes, Richard ...more
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Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Matthew Broderick
The Producers is a 2005 American musical-comedy film directed by Susan Stroman. The film stars Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart and Jon Lovitz. ...more
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Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Mel Brooks
Silent Movie is a 1976 satirical comedy film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks, and released by 20th Century Fox on June 17, 1976. The ensemble cast includes Dom DeLuise, Marty ...more
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Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft
To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Alan Johnson and produced by Mel Brooks. The screenplay was written by Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, based on the original story ...more
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Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor
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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Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen, Amy Yasbeck
This film is a 1995 satirical comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Leslie Nielsen. It is a spoof of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, and of some of the films it inspired. As of ...more
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Mel Brooks, Frank Langella, Dom DeLuise
The Twelve Chairs is a 1970 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks, starring Frank Langella, Ron Moody and Dom DeLuise. The screenplay was written by Brooks. The film was one of at least 18 ...more
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Mel Brooks, Lesley Ann Warren, Jeffrey Tambor
Life Stinks is a 1991 comedy-drama directed by and starring Mel Brooks. It is one of the few Mel Brooks comedies that is not a parody, nor at any time does the film break the fourth wall. It ...more
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Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner
The 2000 Year Old Man is a persona in a comedy skit, originally created by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner in 1961. Mel Brooks played the oldest man in the world, interviewed by Carl Reiner in a ...more
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Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more
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Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes
Robots is a 2005 American computer animated science fiction comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios for Twentieth Century Fox, and was released theatrically on March 11, 2005. The story was ...more
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Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, Mel Brooks
It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is a 2002 NBC television film, directed by Kirk Thatcher and written by Tom Martin and Jim Lewis and stars Whoopi Goldberg, David Arquette, Joan Cusack, ...more
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Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks
The Little Rascals is a 1994 American comedy film produced by Amblin Entertainment, and released by Universal Pictures on August 5, 1994. The film is an adaptation of Hal Roach's Our Gang, a ...more
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Mel Brooks, Shelley Winters, Phyllis Diller
The Silence of the Hams is a 1994 parody film directed and written by Italian comedian Ezio Greggio. It is a parody of many popular thriller and horror films, notably The Silence of the Lambs ...more
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John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Kirstie Alley
Look Who's Talking Too is the 1990 sequel to director Amy Heckerling's 1989 comedy Look Who's Talking. The film stars the original cast members John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as James and ...more
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Bill Cosby, David Letterman, Jay Leno
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Mel Brooks, Sofia Milos, Randi Ingerman
Svitati is a 1999 Italian comedy film produced by Atmosphere Film S.r.l and Wolf Pictures, directed by and starring Ezio Greggio, written by Rudy De Luca and Steve Haberman, and also starring ...more
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Mel Brooks, Patricia Arquette, David Lynch
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch is a documentary biographical TV movie directed by Toby Keeler.
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John Travolta, Liza Minnelli, Mel Brooks