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2,508 Ratings

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Directed by Mel Stuart
United States, 1971
Musical, Fantasy, Family


Candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he hides five golden tickets inside his infamous candy bars. The lucky ticket holders will become privy to a tour of his eccentric secret world of candy making that involves chocolate rivers and walls that taste like snozzberry.

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Directed by Mel Stuart

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1972 | Nominee: Best Music, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score

Golden Globes (USA)

1972 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

National Film Preservation Board

2014 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

Even though the lackluster Peter Ostrum (who played Charlie and thankfully retired from the acting business to become a veterinarian) covers the film in a slimy, sentimental goo, Mel Stuart’s exceptional but uneven WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY still remains a visual and rather perverse delight.
October 30, 2009
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