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The Best Parody Films Ever Made

“What are the best Parody movies of all-time?” We looked at 119 of the top Parody films and ranked them so we could answer that very question!

The top 29 films, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Parody” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 75+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 29 Best Parody Movies



29 .) Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) directed by Mel Brooks

 Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chillopedia
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

When a lawyer shows up at the vampire’s doorstep, he falls prey to his charms and joins him in his search for fresh blood. Enter Dr. van Helsing, who may be the only one able to vanquish the count.



28 .) Galaxy Quest (1999) directed by Dean Parisot

 Galaxy Quest (1999)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • The Things

The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show – now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions – are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast’s heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.



27 .) History of the World: Part I (1981) directed by Mel Brooks

 History of the World: Part I (1981)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.



26 .) I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans

 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.



25 .) Kung Fu Hustle (2004) directed by Stephen Chow

 Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • The Things

Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing’s actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.



24 .) Life of Brian (1979) directed by Terry Jones

 Life of Brian (1979)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he’s not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python’s signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian’s life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.



23 .) Superhero Movie (2008) directed by Craig Mazin

 Superhero Movie (2008)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chillopedia
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

The team behind Scary Movie takes on the comic book genre in this tale of Rick Riker, a nerdy teen imbued with superpowers by a radioactive dragonfly. And because every hero needs a nemesis, enter Lou Landers, aka the villainously goofy Hourglass.



22 .) Team America: World Police (2004) directed by Trey Parker

 Team America: World Police (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges

Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team America be able to save it in time? It stars… Samuel L Jackson, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Helen Hunt, Matt Damon, Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Danny Glover, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin… or does it?



21 .) Top Secret! (1984) directed by Jim Abrahams

 Top Secret! (1984)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.



20 .) High Anxiety (1977) directed by Mel Brooks

 High Anxiety (1977)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • The Cinemaholic

Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he’s framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, “high anxiety,” in order to clear his name.



19 .) Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) directed by Jim Abrahams

 Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • The Cinemaholic

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who… who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.



18 .) Mars Attacks! (1996) directed by Tim Burton

 Mars Attacks! (1996)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chillopedia
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker

We come in peace’ is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction films of the ’50s and ’60s.



17 .) Not Another Teen Movie (2001) directed by Joel Gallen

 Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Chillopedia
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movie genre.



16 .) Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) directed by Jake Kasdan

 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Things

Following a childhood tragedy, Dewey Cox follows a long and winding road to music stardom. Dewey perseveres through changing musical styles, an addiction to nearly every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage.



15 .) Hot Shots! (1991) directed by Jim Abrahams

 Hot Shots! (1991)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chillopedia
  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges

Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.



14 .) Johnny English (2003) directed by Peter Howitt

 Johnny English (2003)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book My show
  • Chillopedia
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • The Cinemaholic

Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot.



13 .) Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) directed by Mel Brooks

 Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chillopedia
  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges

Robin Hood comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard is in exile and that the despotic King John now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham. Robin Hood assembles a band of fellow patriots to do battle with King John and the Sheriff.



12 .) Tropic Thunder (2008) directed by Ben Stiller

 Tropic Thunder (2008)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book My show
  • Cheat Sheet
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic

Vietnam veteran ‘Four Leaf’ Tayback’s memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback’s advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.



11 .) Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by Mel Brooks

 Blazing Saddles (1974)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Things

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.



10 .) Hot Fuzz (2007) directed by Edgar Wright

 Hot Fuzz (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Showbox
  • The Cinemaholic

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Angel smells something rotten in the idyllic village.



9 .) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) directed by Terry Gilliam

 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Things

King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as “it is a silly place”.



8 .) The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) directed by David Zucker

 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker

When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.



7 .) This Is Spinal Tap (1984) directed by Rob Reiner

 This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Cheat Sheet
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker

“This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.



6 .) Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) directed by Jay Roach

 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Chillopedia
  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic

As a swingin’ fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the ’60s’ most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the ’90s? With the help of sexy sidekick Vanessa Kensington, he just might.



5 .) Scary Movie (2000) directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans

 Scary Movie (2000)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chillopedia
  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Showbox
  • The Cinemaholic

Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, including Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Matrix, American Pie and The Blair Witch Project.



4 .) Young Frankenstein (1974) directed by Mel Brooks

 Young Frankenstein (1974)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Chillopedia
  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • The Things

A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.



3 .) Shaun of the Dead (2004) directed by Edgar Wright

 Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book My show
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Things

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.



2 .) Spaceballs (1987) directed by Mel Brooks

 Spaceballs (1987)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Chillopedia
  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Things

When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet’s air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of “The Schwartz.” Can he master it in time to save the day?



1 .) Airplane! (1980) directed by Jim Abrahams

 Airplane! (1980)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Chillopedia
  • Hub Pages
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Showbox
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Things

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker’s vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.



 


The 75+ Additional Best Parody Movies Of All-Time



 

#MoviesDirectorsLists
30A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)Seth MacFarlaneIMDB
IMDB 2
31Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)Jay RoachIMDB
List Challenges
32Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)Jay RoachIMDB
List Challenges
33BASEketball (1998)David ZuckerIMDB
IMDB 2
34
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)
 AV Club
Ranker
35Disaster Movie (2008)Jason FriedbergIMDB
Showbox
36Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)Paris BarclayIMDB
IMDB 2
37Epic Movie (2007)Jason FriedbergChillopedia
IMDB
38Fatal Instinct (1993)Carl ReinerIMDB
IMDB 2
39Johnny Dangerously (1984)Amy HeckerlingAV Club
IMDB 2
40Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)Gene QuintanoIMDB
IMDB 2
41MacGruber (2010)Jorma TacconeIMDB
The Things
42Meet the Spartans (2008)Jason FriedbergChillopedia
IMDB
43Mystery Men (1999)Kinka UsherIMDB
IMDB 2
44
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
 
Book My show
The Things
45Scary Movie 2 (2001)Keenen Ivory WayansIMDB
Ranker
46Scrooged (1988)Richard DonnerChillopedia
IMDB
47Shrek (2001)Andrew AdamsonIMDB
Ranker
48Spy Hard (1996)Rick FriedbergIMDB
IMDB 2
49The Other Guys (2010)Adam McKayIMDB
The Things
50The Silence of the Hams (1994)Ezio GreggioIMDB
IMDB 2
51
What We Do In The Shadows (2014)
 
Book My show
The Things
52Wrongfully Accused (1998)Pat ProftIMDB
IMDB 2
53¡Three Amigos! (1986)John LandisIMDB 2
542001: A Space Travesty (2000)Allan A. GoldsteinIMDB
55A Mighty Wind (2003)Christopher GuestIMDB 2
56Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)Ken FinklemanIMDB
57
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
 Ranker
58Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)John De BelloIMDB 2
59Best in Show Ranker
60Black Dynamite (2009)Scott SandersIMDB
61Burn After Reading Ranker
62CB4 (1993)Tamra DavisIMDB
63Club Dread (2004)Jay ChandrasekharIMDB 2
64Dance Flick (2009)Damien Dante WayansIMDB
65Date Movie (2006)Aaron SeltzerIMDB
66Dodgeball: An Underdog Story The Things
67Dogma Ranker
68Evolution (2001)Ivan ReitmanIMDB
69Family Guy (1999– ) Episode: Blue Harvest (2007)Dominic PolcinoIMDB
70Family Guy (1999– ) Episode: Episode VI: It’s a Trap (2011)Peter ShinIMDB
71Family Guy (1999– ) Episode: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009)Dominic PolcinoIMDB
72Farce of the Penguins (2006)Bob SagetIMDB
73Fear Of A Black Hat (1993) AV Club
74Fifty Shades of Black (2016)Michael TiddesIMDB
75Hotel Transylvania Showbox
76Johnny English Reborn (2011)Oliver ParkerIMDB
77Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)Steve OedekerkIMDB
78Mafia! (1998)Jim AbrahamsIMDB 2
79Meet the Blacks (2016)Deon TaylorIMDB
80
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
 Ranker
81Murder By Death (1976) AV Club
82Naked Gun (1988) 
The Cinemaholic
83Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)Peter SegalIMDB
84O Brother, Where Art Thou? Ranker
85OSS 117: Cairo Nest Of Spies The Things
86OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)Michel HazanaviciusIMDB
87Repossessed (1990)Bob LoganIMDB
88Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007 TV Short)Seth GreenIMDB
89Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II (2008 TV Short)Seth GreenIMDB
90Robot Chicken: Star Wars III (2010 TV Movie)Chris McKayIMDB
91Saturday the 14th (1981)Howard R. CohenIMDB 2
92Scary Movie 3 (2003)David ZuckerIMDB
93Scary Movie 4 (2006)David ZuckerIMDB
94Shrek 2 (2004)Andrew AdamsonIMDB
95Shrek the Third (2007)Chris MillerIMDB
96Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000 Video)John BlanchardIMDB
97Silent Movie (1976)Mel BrooksIMDB 2
98Spies Like Us (1985)John LandisIMDB 2
99Stan Helsing (2009)Bo ZengaIMDB
100Stripes Ranker
101Superfast! (2015) Chillopedia
102Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)Burt KennedyIMDB 2
103The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010 Video)Craig MossIMDB
104The Comebacks (2007)Tom BradyIMDB 2
105The Great Dictator (1940)Charles ChaplinIMDB 2
106The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)John LandisIMDB 2
107The Meaning of Life (1983)Terry JonesIMDB 2
108The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)David ZuckerIMDB
109The Onion Movie (2008)Tom KuntzIMDB
110The Princess Bride (1987) 
List Challenges
111The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)Philippe MoraIMDB 2
112
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
 AV Club
113The Walking Deceased (2015)Scott DowIMDB
114Undercover Brother (2002)Malcolm D. LeeIMDB
115Vampires Suck (2010)Jason FriedbergIMDB
116
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
 AV Club
117Who Framed Roger Rabbit Ranker
118Your Highness (2011)David Gordon GreenIMDB
119Zoolander Ranker

 


12 Best Parody Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
AV Club Surely you can’t be serious: 16 movie parodies that still hold up
Book My show 5 of the Best Hollywood Parody Movies of All Time
Cheat Sheet 5 of the Funniest Parody Movies Ever Made
Chillopedia 16 Funniest Parody Movies of All Time
Hub Pages 10 Must-Watch Super Hilarious Parody Movies Like ‘Airplane
IMDB Best Spoof Movies All Time Ranked
IMDB 2 TOP 50 PARODY MOVIES
List Challenges Best Parody Movies Ever
Ranker List of All Parody Movies
Showbox 5 Best Parody Movies of All Time
The Cinemaholic Best Spoof Movies
The Things 15 Of The Most Hilarious Parody Films Ever Made

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