Blazing Saddles (1974)
Best Line: “Mongo only pawn in the game of life.”
Would you expect a film co-written by Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor to be anything but brilliant? It’s a spoof on Hollywood Westerns, but really it’s about the absurdities of racism, and how seeing the world in black and white turns us all into idiots. Cleavon Little plays a black sheriff in an all-white town that needs saving. Their expectations, and the audiences, are turned on their ear. And somehow, with the weight of those social issues to juggle, Blazing Saddles manages to be one of the funniest movies of the last century.