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Mel Brooks
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Date of Birth: Jun 28, 1926

Country: USA

Biography: Melvin "Mel" Kaminsky , better known by his stage name Mel Brooks, is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks is a member of the short list of entertainers with the distinction of having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award... - www.wikipedia.org

Total Titles at Criticker: 41 - You've Seen 0

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Find more information about Mel Brooks at The Internet Movie Database

Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (35) | Writer (15) | Director (11) | Creator (3)
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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel.
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Blazing Samurai (2018)
A samurai hopes to make his dreams come true, but goes through trials to defeat enemies. (imdb)
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The Great Buster (2018)
Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
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If You
Explores the lives of people who have remained active into their 90s.
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The Last Laugh (2016)
Feature documentary about humor and the Holocaust, examining whether it is ever acceptable to use humor in connection with a tragedy of that scale, and the implications for other seemingly off-limits topics in a society that prizes free speech. (imdb)
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The Guardian Brothers (2016)
There's a crisis in the Chinese Spirit World -- humans don't believe in gods anymore! A Door God, facing unemployment, ventures into the human world to prove his worth, leading to unexpected encounters and transformations for humans and spirits alike. (imdb)
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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel. (imdb)
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.
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Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (2013)
In 60-years in show business, he has earned more awards than any other living entertainer. Brooks has never participated in a biography before and requested that his friends not talk about him - until now - making this film a genuine first. (imdb)
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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (2013)
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film showcases the work of legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim. (imdb)
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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)
This moving portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor chronicles his life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, the late superstar has never been profiled this extensively. Marina Zenovich's revealing and entertaining film lays bare the demons with which he struggled, and it reminds us just how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be. (tribecafilm.com)
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Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008)
An animated parody of popular science fiction movies and TV shows. (imdb)
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Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007)
A documentary about the portrayal of Adolf Hitler in popular culture.
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Robots (2005)
A timeless, comedic tale that pushes the boundaries of animation while introducing characters rich with humor and soul, and a heart-warming story proves that a robot can shine no matter what he is made of. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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The Producers (2005)
New York, 1959. Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now all his shows close on opening night. Things turn around when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. To this end, they produce a musical called Springtime for Hitler written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken... (imdb)
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Disneyland, mon vieux pays natal (2002)
Disneyland exists, and so do children, I guess. Children are not picky: their dream is to be anyone, to live anyhow, to go anywhere, and they do it. That’s a child’s life for you: they do not decide, they decide nothing. Life is only what it is, nothing else, and they know it. Children love life, everybody knows that, but nothing forces them into loving the life they lead.
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Svitati (1999)
The owner of an Italian natural food company has a heart attack and asks his son, Bernardo, to find the man who saved his life in World War II and bring him to his deathbed. He does so and finds the man in a sanitarium and must deal with his hijinks all the way back to Milan. (imdb)
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Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997)
Director David Lynch has produced as distinctive a body of work as any filmmaker of his generation, with films like Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, and Lost Highway. Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch shows the filmmaker at work on the set of Lost Highway as well as examining his creative pursuits as a writer, composer, photographer, and painter. (All Movie Guide)
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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. (imdb)
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The Silence of the Hams (1994)
The federal agent Joe Dee Foster is currently investigating on a serial killer, helped by doctor Animal who is isolated in a maximum security jail. (imdb)
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The Little Rascals (1994)
Spanky and the members of the He-Man Woman Haters Club find out that Alfalfa has been courting Darla... (imdb)
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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' in particular (imdb)
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Life Stinks (1991)
A filthy rich businessman bets a corporate rival that he can live on the streets of L.A. without the comforts of home or money, which proves to be tougher than he thought. (imdb)
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Look Who
Small babies comment on the disagreements between a husband and wife. (imdb)
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The Nutt House (1989)
This short-lived comedy dealt with the day to day lives of the staff and (rare) guests in a New York hotel that had fallen on hard times. (imdb)
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Spaceballs (1987)
Planet Spaceball's President Scroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
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To Be or Not to Be (1983)
A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion... (imdb)
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History of the World: Part I (1981)
From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious... (imdb)
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The Nude Bomb (1980)
Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.
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The Muppet Movie (1979)
Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (imdb)
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High Anxiety (1977)
Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on... (imdb)
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Silent Movie (1976)
Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors attempt to thwart them. The film contains only one word of dialogue, spoken by an unlikely source. (imdb)
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The 2000 Year Old Man (1975)
2000 Year Old Man is an old Brooks-Reiner comedy routine turned into a half-hour animated TV special. Reiner, a TV reporter, interviews Brooks, a man claiming to be 2000 years old. The interview consists of a serious of questions regarding the history of the world. Brooks' answers to Reiner's questions are priceless.
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Free to Be... You & Me (1974)
Using poetry, songs, and sketches, the basic concept was to salute values such as individuality, tolerance, and happiness with one's identity; a major thematic message is that anyone, whether a boy or a girl, can achieve anything one wants. (Wikipedia)
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Young Frankenstein (1974)
Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments. (imdb)
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Blazing Saddles (1974)
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. (imdb)
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The Twelve Chairs (1970)
A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia... (imdb)
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The Producers (1968)
Producers Max Bialystock (Mostel) and Leo Bloom (Wilder) make money by producing a sure-fire flop. (imdb)
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Get Smart (1965)
Get Smart (1965) - TV Series
Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS. (imdb)
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Jeopardy! (1964)
Jeopardy! (1964) - TV Series
The classic game show with a twist; the answers are revealed, but it's up to the contestants to supply the questions. Three contestants, including a returning champion, compete. (imdb)
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The Critic (1963)
The Critic (1963) - Short Film
Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him. (imdb)
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