Phil’s Top 5… Gene Wilder Films
Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five… this time out: Gene Wilder films (As rated by the IMDB)
Sadly the comic genius that was Gene Wilder passed away this week. To celebrate his rather specular career, I take a look at his best rated Starring roles as voted on by the IMDB. Ratings (out of ten) in parenthesis. My own personal favourite (and one of my top 20 films ) was Willy Wonka – an enduring film with a corking central performance.
Close but no cigar: See No Evil Hear No Evil, Stir Crazy, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex
5 – Silver Streak (6.9)
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.
4 – The Producers (7.7)
Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.
3 – Blazing Saddles (7.8)
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
2 – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (7.8)
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there’s an adventure in everything.
1 – Young Frankenstein (8)
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.