Readers' Poll: 10 Best Mel Brooks Movies

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

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1. 'Life Stinks'

If you're going to make a movie that's not going to appeal to critics, it's better not to put the word "stinks" right into the headline. It makes it all too easy to write nasty headlines saying things like "Life Stinks and so Does the Movie." Taking a rare break from parody films, Life Stinks is about a wealthy Los Angeles CEO that tries to spend 30 days living in the slums to win a bet. It was the first movie of Brooks' career that failed to win acclaim or box office dollars. He went right back to parodies afterwards, but it did little to turns things around. That said, Life Stinks isn't nearly as bad as legend suggests, and its even won a tiny cult following. 

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