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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.

Happy Scrolling!



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 Believing the cast’s heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.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



 

# Movies Directors Lists
30 A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) Seth MacFarlane IMDB
IMDB 2
31 Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Jay Roach IMDB
List Challenges
32 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Jay Roach IMDB
List Challenges
33 BASEketball (1998) David Zucker IMDB
IMDB 2
34
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)
  AV Club
Ranker
35 Disaster Movie (2008) Jason Friedberg IMDB
Showbox
36 Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) Paris Barclay IMDB
IMDB 2
37 Epic Movie (2007) Jason Friedberg Chillopedia
IMDB
38 Fatal Instinct (1993) Carl Reiner IMDB
IMDB 2
39 Johnny Dangerously (1984) Amy Heckerling AV Club
IMDB 2
40 Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) Gene Quintano IMDB
IMDB 2
41 MacGruber (2010) Jorma Taccone IMDB
The Things
42 Meet the Spartans (2008) Jason Friedberg Chillopedia
IMDB
43 Mystery Men (1999) Kinka Usher IMDB
IMDB 2
44
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
 
Book My show
The Things
45 Scary Movie 2 (2001) Keenen Ivory Wayans IMDB
Ranker
46 Scrooged (1988) Richard Donner Chillopedia
IMDB
47 Shrek (2001) Andrew Adamson IMDB
Ranker
48 Spy Hard (1996) Rick Friedberg IMDB
IMDB 2
49 The Other Guys (2010) Adam McKay IMDB
The Things
50 The Silence of the Hams (1994) Ezio Greggio IMDB
IMDB 2
51
What We Do In The Shadows (2014)
 
Book My show
The Things
52 Wrongfully Accused (1998) Pat Proft IMDB
IMDB 2
53 ¡Three Amigos! (1986) John Landis IMDB 2
54 2001: A Space Travesty (2000) Allan A. Goldstein IMDB
55 A Mighty Wind (2003) Christopher Guest IMDB 2
56 Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) Ken Finkleman IMDB
57
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  Ranker
58 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) John De Bello IMDB 2
59 Best in Show   Ranker
60 Black Dynamite (2009) Scott Sanders IMDB
61 Burn After Reading   Ranker
62 CB4 (1993) Tamra Davis IMDB
63 Club Dread (2004) Jay Chandrasekhar IMDB 2
64 Dance Flick (2009) Damien Dante Wayans IMDB
65 Date Movie (2006) Aaron Seltzer IMDB
66 Dodgeball: An Underdog Story   The Things
67 Dogma   Ranker
68 Evolution (2001) Ivan Reitman IMDB
69 Family Guy (1999– ) Episode: Blue Harvest (2007) Dominic Polcino IMDB
70 Family Guy (1999– ) Episode: Episode VI: It’s a Trap (2011) Peter Shin IMDB
71 Family Guy (1999– ) Episode: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009) Dominic Polcino IMDB
72 Farce of the Penguins (2006) Bob Saget IMDB
73 Fear Of A Black Hat (1993)   AV Club
74 Fifty Shades of Black (2016) Michael Tiddes IMDB
75 Hotel Transylvania   Showbox
76 Johnny English Reborn (2011) Oliver Parker IMDB
77 Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002) Steve Oedekerk IMDB
78 Mafia! (1998) Jim Abrahams IMDB 2
79 Meet the Blacks (2016) Deon Taylor IMDB
80
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
  Ranker
81 Murder By Death (1976)   AV Club
82 Naked Gun (1988)  
The Cinemaholic
83 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) Peter Segal IMDB
84 O Brother, Where Art Thou?   Ranker
85 OSS 117: Cairo Nest Of Spies   The Things
86 OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009) Michel Hazanavicius IMDB
87 Repossessed (1990) Bob Logan IMDB
88 Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007 TV Short) Seth Green IMDB
89 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II (2008 TV Short) Seth Green IMDB
90 Robot Chicken: Star Wars III (2010 TV Movie) Chris McKay IMDB
91 Saturday the 14th (1981) Howard R. Cohen IMDB 2
92 Scary Movie 3 (2003) David Zucker IMDB
93 Scary Movie 4 (2006) David Zucker IMDB
94 Shrek 2 (2004) Andrew Adamson IMDB
95 Shrek the Third (2007) Chris Miller IMDB
96 Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000 Video) John Blanchard IMDB
97 Silent Movie (1976) Mel Brooks IMDB 2
98 Spies Like Us (1985) John Landis IMDB 2
99 Stan Helsing (2009) Bo Zenga IMDB
100 Stripes   Ranker
101 Superfast! (2015)   Chillopedia
102 Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) Burt Kennedy IMDB 2
103 The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010 Video) Craig Moss IMDB
104 The Comebacks (2007) Tom Brady IMDB 2
105 The Great Dictator (1940) Charles Chaplin IMDB 2
106 The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) John Landis IMDB 2
107 The Meaning of Life (1983) Terry Jones IMDB 2
108 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) David Zucker IMDB
109 The Onion Movie (2008) Tom Kuntz IMDB
110 The Princess Bride (1987)  
List Challenges
111 The Return of Captain Invincible (1983) Philippe Mora IMDB 2
112
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
  AV Club
113 The Walking Deceased (2015) Scott Dow IMDB
114 Undercover Brother (2002) Malcolm D. Lee IMDB
115 Vampires Suck (2010) Jason Friedberg IMDB
116
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
  AV Club
117 Who Framed Roger Rabbit   Ranker
118 Your Highness (2011) David Gordon Green IMDB
119 Zoolander   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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