#65. Blazing Saddles (1974)


Crossbow Productions

– Director: Mel Brooks

– Metascore: 73

– Runtime: 93 minutes

Mel Brooks directed and co-wrote this raunchy Western, which made American Film Institute’s list of America’s 100 Funniest Movies, coming in at #6. The film satirizes Western films and their racism by building the plot around a Black man appointed sheriff of an all-white town. Cleavon Little stars as Bart, the newly appointed sheriff, while Gene Wilder plays Jim, an alcoholic who quickly becomes his friend. Mel Brooks also appears.