In the sad, sad passing of Gene Wilder, we felt it necessary to make a list of the BEST Gene Wilder movies:
Best Gene Wilder Movies
Young Frankenstein is arguably Gene Wilder’s best movie overall. Made by Mel Brooks, Young Frankenstein showcases Wilder’s best acting combined with the genius wit of Mel Brooks’ writing.
- The bookcase-secret-door scene with Hildy, the assistant
- When the Frankenstein monster sings Puttin’ on the Ritz
- When Madeline Kahn sings “I’ve found him” after Netflix-and-chill with the Frankenstein monster.
- When Dr. Frankenstein’s assistant, Igor, admits that he used “Abby Normal’s” brain.
2) [easyazon_link identifier="B002YNMF2M" locale="US" tag="arizonacaorg-20"]Willy Wonka
A timeless classic and a childhood favorite for 80’s kids like me, Willy Wonka is many people’s favorite spooky old chocolate-factory-based movie.
3) [easyazon_link identifier="B0001Z4OXS" locale="US" tag="arizonacaorg-20"]Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles is an extremely hilarious western comedy that combines Gene Wilder’s on-point comic delivery with an amazing performance by his counterpart, Cleavon Little. If you haven’t seen Blazing Saddles, you’re missing out on one of the best Gene Wilder movies out there.
- When the town resident reports that the sheriff is “a-near”!
- When Cleavon Little says “excuse me while I whip this out”
- When Gene Wilder replies to Cleavon Little by saying Wilder enjoys “chess and screwing”.
4) [easyazon_link identifier="B00D3LA6AW" locale="US" tag="arizonacaorg-20"]Silver Streak
Silver Streak is yet another Gene Wilder comedy where he plays off the comic genius of Richard Pryor this time – one of the best comedians of all time.
- When Richard Pryor says he’ll “smack the white” off the rich guy’s ass
5) [easyazon_link identifier="B00441GZ14" locale="US" tag="arizonacaorg-20"]See No Evil, Hear No Evil
See No Evil, Hear No Evil is another hilarious Gene Wilder / Richard Pryor combo movie that has them each playing the part of a blind guy and a deaf guy.
- When Richard Pryor mistakes the legal term “mens rea” for an infection.
How to Watch Gene Wilder Movies
Since Gene Wilder’s last movie was over 10 years ago, all of his movies are guaranteed to be available on all of the following streaming TV & movie platforms:/ Amazon Instant Video
What movies do you think should be added to this list? Let us know in the comments.