See 7 underappreciated films in which to appreciate Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor in “Stir Crazy”Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor in “Stir Crazy”

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen the classic Gene Wilder films like Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

But, Wilder, who died recently at the age of 83, also starred in a long list of films, some of which qualify to be called “cult classics.” Several of these paired Wilder with comedian Richard Pryor, who died in 2005.

Here’s a look at some of those lesser-known Wilder films worth another look, dated though they may be.

Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother 1975

Silver Streak 1976

The Frisco Kid 1979

Stir Crazy 1980

Hanky Panky 1982

Haunted Honeymoon 1986

See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989