Readers' Poll: 10 Best Mel Brooks Movies

See what film managed to top 'Spaceballs,' 'The Producers' and 'Young Frankenstein'

'Blazing Saddles'

10. 'Blazing Saddles'

The Western was on its last legs as a genre in 1974, but Mel Brooks knew there were generations of filmgoers that grew up watching films like The Searchers and High Noon and would love to see the formula spoofed. The result is a master class in comedy. It's 42 years later and the movie still has the ability to draw huge crowds. This summer, Mel Brooks even took it to enormous theaters like Radio City Music Hall and saw sellouts everywhere he went. "I really believe that it's the funniest movie ever made," Brooks recently told Rolling Stone. "Sometimes you get lucky."