All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
The scariest comedy of all time!
A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, Frau Blucher. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind...
One of the best comedies ever made. It's that simple.
All these modern 'movie spoofs' can learn a thing or two from this film. Parody is a powerful thing when done right.
The only downside of this film is that it always makes me remember how much I miss Wilder's comedic genius.
His and old fish eyes' of course.
Even though Young Frankenstein is one of my mom and stepdad's favorite movies (and one of the few movies they actually have on DVD), I have somehow managed not to see it until now!
The entire cast was fantastic although it was a bit hard not to notice that the female characters had to be so hypersexual and not quite as well-written, with almost all of the jokes surrounding their characters referring to sex. Maybe it can just be chocked up to the sexual exploration of the 1970s and the fact that the female comic wasn't taken quite as seriously yet (some would argue they're still not taken very seriously as compliments for women in comedy usually range from "she's…
For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius.
-Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
For me, the reason Young Frankenstein rises above all spoofs that came before it and after is because it's much more then just a spoof film. Instead of making fun of it's inspirations, mainly Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, it pays loving homage to them in the form of a comedy.
There is no other word to describe the main cast other then perfection. Everyone in the film is funny and at the top of their game. People like Marty Feldman are still hilarious even if he's just standing in the background with no lines. Just examine what he's doing…
Paying homage to Universal's classic Frankenstein films whilst also providing a delightful parody of it, Young Frankenstein is definitely an entertaining and intelligent piece of filmmaking with absolutely stunning cinematography that hearkens back to Universal's films. More of a comedy horror than a stupid cliched piece of filmmaking (like the Scary Movie franchise), Young Frankenstein is full of thrills, laughs and moments to remember.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of Victor Frankenstein, is a physician lecturer who wishes to have nothing to do with his grandfather's evil ways and the dark nature that runs within his family. Yet, when he inherits his grandfather's castle and comes home to the madness that created a monster, Frederick Frankenstein attempts to resume his…
I'm filing Young Frankenstein under 'I started watching it when I was younger but didn't finish it for some reason and I'm obviously a knob for not finishing it because it's effing fabulous'.
There are a number of reasons why Young Frankenstein is such a completely splendid film and I think several of them remain overlooked. Sure, its downright silliness, brilliant performances and just sheer number of belly laughs are integral to it being easily one of the funniest films that I've ever seen, but its other strengths not only improve those aforementioned elements but also lay bare the reasons why so many, if not all, modern spoofs just do not get it.
Most integral of all is the fact…
Performances : 8.5/10
Story : 9.5/10
Production : 8.7/10
Overall : 8.9/10
One of those rare films that gets better every time you watch it.
One of the funniest movies of all time.
40 years on and still no sign of getting old.
Mel Brooks gives the classic horror genre a touch of his comical class, Gene Wilder is at his brilliant best , Slapstick comedy at its best with great cameos , Must see
I think I laughed once.... maybe twice.
It's probably the best Mel Brooks film I've seen, but that practically says nothing at all.
I Don't Like 1974's Young Frankenstein.
Mel Brook's parody take on the Frankenstein and the monster tale. This is classic Brook at his best. The chemistry between Fredrick and Igor is amazing. From their first meeting of how to pronounce their names it was gold. Some of the monster stuff is uninteresting to me and drops down a bit. But there is still some great comedy in there, like the bit about everyone hearing the moan of the creature and thinking it's someone agreeing or playing charades while being choked. Gene Wilder really brings up this film.
Qué ojazos, madre mía.
My favorite comedy movie of all time. This movie is so funny, so original, and so very great. I love this movie to death, and I don't care what anyone else says.
Every single joke in this movie is funny. None of the jokes fall flat, every character is original and funny. Every time I revisit this film I still laugh at the jokes, and I never get sick of the characters.
This my favorite comedy movie and I could not recommend it enough to anyone.
IMO: the best Mel Brooks film. He brings so much love and accuracy to the film that if you just watch a minute or so, you'd swear you were really watching the old Universal classic. The real key to great parody is accuracy and love for the original material.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- The Rules of the Game
- Tokyo Story
Another year, another update. 2012 List can be found here.
The following is a really extensive and great list of…