Are you looking for a good laugh? Well, a spoof movie might do the trick! Today, we will be showing you our 20 best spoof movies. Whether you want some laughs from the past or some gags from the movies of today, we have something for you on this list!
Get your popcorn and a drink (make sure you do not spit them out laughing, though), and let us get to these movies!
1. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
English 1h 23m IMDb
Director: Charles Barton, Walter Lantz(animation sequences)
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr.
This film is a spoof of the monster films of Universal. It follows two clerks who find themselves in the middle of Dracula’s plan to give Frankenstein a brain. With one of the clerks having the ideal brain, a chase starts, and hilarity and horror ensue.
This film came out in the 1940s, making it the oldest film on our list. It might be an oldie, but it is a goodie. It is best for those who are up for a little blast from the past.
2. Sausage Party (2016)
English 1h 29m IMDb
Director: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
Stars: Seth Rogen(voice), Kristen Wiig(voice), Jonah Hill(voice)
Sausage Party is an animated film. However, it is R-rated. It is not a movie you want to see with little ones.
This film is a spoof of child-friendly films from Disney and Pixar. It centers on a human-like sausage and other manlike grocery items. It tells of their belief that human shoppers are beings supposed to take them to a good place. However, things change when a jar of honey mustard tells them the truth.
This film is one of the first of its kind. If you want something new, this is a movie you want to check out.
3. Young Frankenstein (1974)
English 1h 46m IMDb
Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman
Spoof movies did not only start in the 1970s. However, it is the decade where many of the greatest of this kind of film came out. For one, it is the decade where the all-time favorite, Young Frankenstein, was made.
This one is a spoof of various Frankenstein movies. It follows Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, a descendant of the mad scientist. It tells the story of how he went from wanting nothing to do with the late scientist to finding himself continuing his work.
4. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
English 1h 22m IMDb
Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest
This film is a spoof of rock documentaries. It follows a fictional rock group on their tour. It shows the ups and downs the members have faced in their history, their many name changes, and even the odd ways past drummers have died.
This film has been called one of the best rock movies of all time, and it has the nominations, awards, and fans to prove it. It is a film to check out if you are a fan of the rock genre and mockumentaries.
5. Hot Shots! (1991)
English 1h 24m IMDb
Director: Jim Abrahams
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino
The film follows Topper Harley as he returns as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. It tells how this pilot finds his confidence again and wins a mission doomed to fail.
Hot Shots! is a spoof of Top Gun, but it also spoofs many other films like Superman, The Fabulous Baker Boys, and Gone with the Wind. If you are a fan of classics like these films, this one is likely a film you will enjoy.
6. Enchanted (2007)
English 1h 47m IMDb
Director: Kevin Lima
Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden
Disney fans will feel right at home with Enchanted with the many references to the other movies of the entertainment company. The film is a self-parody and a nod to past movies of Disney. However, it does have some emphasis on the Disney princess franchise.
This film centers on Giselle, a princess-to-be, who finds herself in the real world thanks to the workings of an evil queen. However, as any Disney princess film has shown us, the story undoubtedly does not end there.
7. Scary Movie (2000)
English 1h 28m IMDb
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Stars: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Marlon Wayans
Scary Movie is a spoof of many horror, slasher, and action films. However, it mostly follows the plot of Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. The film follows a group being offed one by one by a killer in a Ghostface mask. As the group realizes what is happening, the chase and chortling begin.
As we have said, the film is a spoof of several movies. Aside from the killings, you will likely be surprised by the many references from other movies you might have never expected to see in this film.
8. Blazing Saddles (1974)
English 1h 33m IMDb
Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens
This film is a Western spoof. It follows a black man named Bart as he finds himself the new sheriff of Rock Ridge. It tells how he becomes the biggest foe of the very person who planned to use him as a bomb to set the town into chaos.
While spoofs are almost always meant to poke fun at things for laughs and gags, Blazing Saddles did more than that. It poked fun at racism to show exactly how ridiculous it is.
9. Johnny English (2003)
English 1h 27m IMDb
Director: Peter Howitt
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia
Johnny English is a spoof of the spy genre with some emphasis on the beloved James Bond film series. The film follows its titular character as he protects the Crown Jewels. There is one problem, though. While English is a good spy, he is not the brightest.
This film is part of a film series. Any of the installments in this series could have easily made it onto this list. If you enjoyed this one and still want more, you might want to check the other films too!
10. Airplane! (1980)
English 1h 28m IMDb
Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen
Airplane! follows Ted Striker as he faces his fears. As he tries to woo his girlfriend back, he finds himself aboard a flight and, later on, piloting it, facing his trauma, and saving everyone on board.
This film is a spoof of disaster films. However, it mostly takes inspiration from Zero Hour! If you liked this film and looking for some comedy films to add to your watchlist, you might want to check this one out.
11. Deadpool (2016)
English 1h 48m IMDb
Director: Tim Miller
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller
Deadpool is a superhero film and a spoof of the superhero franchise. It is the origin story of Deadpool and follows Wade Wilson and the trials he faced before he became the titular superhero.
The film is not your ordinary superhero film in more ways than one. If you are a fan of the genre but looking for something new, you might want to try this film out. However, it is an R-rated movie. It might not be the best film to watch with your superhero-loving little one.
12. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
English 1h 25m IMDb
Director: David Zucker
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson
The Naked Gun follows Frank Drebin, a police squad lieutenant, as he tries to protect Queen Elizabeth II; an already tough task that becomes more difficult with the enemy using mind control.
This film is a spoof of police procedurals. If you are a fan of such and want a good laugh, you might want to give this film a shot. Additionally, the success of this film produced two more movies. If you liked Drebin, you might want to check out his other adventures!
13. Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
English 1h 39m IMDb
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone
Zombieland: Double Tap is the second film in the franchise, and as the name implies, it is a spoof of zombie movies.
The film takes place ten years after the event of the first film. It follows the original quartet as they continue to survive after the zombie apocalypse. Life does not stop just because of a zombie apocalypse, though. Along with zombies, the quartet is now facing other troubles too.
14. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
English 1h 31m IMDb
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle
This film is a spoof of the quest of King Arthur for the Holy Grail. It follows King Arthur and his group as they face a myriad of silly hindrances and hurdles (like a killer rabbit) to get to the Holy Grail.
There are tons of movies about the many different Arthurian legends. However, none is quite like this one. If you are looking for a new take on the legends or just a good laugh, this is a film you want to check out.
15. The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
English 1h 57m IMDb
Director: Susanna Fogel
Stars: Justin Theroux, Blanka Györfi-Tóth, Vilma Szécsi
This film follows two friends – Audrey Stockman and Morgan Freeman. After Audrey’s boyfriend (Drew) breaks up with her, she realizes she has to deal with more than a broken heart. As it turns out, Drew is a spy, and now she and her best friend are being chased.
This one is a spoof of the secret-agent genre, making it unique in more ways than one. If you want something new and one that will give you a good laugh, you might want to give this film a shot.
16. Rustler’s Rhapsody (1985)
English 1h 28m IMDb
Director: Hugh Wilson
Stars: Tom Berenger, G.W. Bailey, Marilu Henner
Rustler’s Rhapsody is a spoof of many Western movies. It follows a singing cowboy as he finds himself out of the black-and-white screen to a more modern one. He rides into a town and soon does what Good Guys always do – try to set things right.
This film is one to try out if you are into Western movies. It plays well into the genre but with a humorous twist. It stays in style but can also be a breather with its different approach to the genre.
17. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
English 1h 36m IMDb
Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: John C. ReillyJenna FischerDavid Krumholtz
The film tells of the life of a fictional musician named Dewey Cox. It shows his ups and downs and his life in general.
Walk Hard is a spoof of musical biographical films. It also refers to many famous musicians from different periods. Additionally, it does not only have fictionalized counterparts of big names, some famous stars actually play themselves in it! If you are looking for some giggles and are a big fan of music, you might want to give this film a shot.
18. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
English 1h 37m IMDb
Director: David Wain
Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter
The film is a parody of the sexual comedies of the time. It centers on the happenings in Camp Firewood as the last day of camp sets in. However, it seems camp is ending too soon as everyone is in a hurry to finish their agendas.
As you might have already guessed, this film is an R-rated film. It is not the best to watch with little ones, but it is one you might want to consider watching with your gang if you want some laughs and gags on your movie night.
19. Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
English 1h 29m IMDb
Director: Paris Barclay
Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans
This film follows Ashtray as he learns about life in the hood. As you might have guessed from the name, this film is a spoof of the hood movies of the time. It has one of the wordiest titles you will ever see, but it is not all for nothing. If you like hood films, you might have already noticed the title is made up of the names of many famous movies from the genre.
20. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
English 1h 35m IMDb
Director: Jason Woliner
Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Tom Hanks
This film is the sequel to Borat and can be called Borat 2. It tells of Borat Margaret Sagdiyev’s new adventure as he is released from prison. However, things soon start looking grim, and he might be getting more than jail time the next time he sets foot in his country.
While the previous decades seem to have tons of spoof movies, this decade also has some movies to sport. This film has garnered dozens and dozens of nominations and awards, after all! If you want something a little more recent, this one is the film for you.
Today, we showed you our 20 best spoof movies. As you have seen, spoof movies have been around for a long time. There are now spoof movies from different periods and for various ages. Whether you want a good laugh alone, with the gang, or with the family, there is a spoof movie that will likely fit your movie night.
We hope we got to help you today. If you still have some empty spaces on your watchlist, you might want to check out our other lists then! We likely have the film for you!