Apr 09 2009

12 Spoof Movies That are Actually Worth Watching

Published by at 10:41 am under Movies

Naked Gun

I feel like it’s been an awfully long time since a decent spoof movie has come out. Check out this list of crap that’s come out recently: Disaster Movie, Superhero Movie and Meet The Spartans.  And before that it was Epic Movie, Date Movie, My Big Fat Independent Movie and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and The Comebacks

Personally I miss the spoof movie.  When it’s done right it’s a thing of beauty.  You take one situation a bit too far.  You embellish a character just enough that it’s funny to laugh at.  But one thing you can’t do is overdo it.  And I think that’s been the real problem recently.  Just too much overdoing.

It’s hard to explain but there’s a subtlety to the spoof genre that has to be taken care of.  I think the newest spoof movies don’t get it…at all.

However, here are 12 spoof movies that are actually worth watching (with clips)


Scary Movie

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VadbPWm7M4Naked Gun Movies

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJEmtLxkEoISpaceballs

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEZxgEgG5CgAustin Powers

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQhQR_hJsGEMonty Python and the Holy Grail

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V7zbWNznbsTop Secret

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_LwOkOMmfMAirplane!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-xHPU6NulMBlazing Saddles

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPcLPzItOQsRobin Hood:  Men in Tights

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdprv6iwCSAThis is Spinal Tap

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T27oOfoZPg0Young Frankenstein

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw2IIU0a9qwDon’t Be a Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO82lAB4bLw





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17 responses so far

  • Dave

    Walk Hard really wasn’t a true spoof movie and it was amazing BTW, you probably didn’t watch it. Also if you had actually watched Superhero Movie you would have realized it wasn’t half bad as David Zucker (AIRPLANE, KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE, NAKED GUN) produced it and Craig Mazin (THE SPECIALS) directed it.

    I would’ve put:
    The Specials
    Casino Royale (67 original)
    Black Dynamite
    I’m Gunna Git You Sucka
    Flesh Gordon
    Club Dread
    Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes
    History of The World Part 1
    UHF

    on my list

  • Dorkus Malorkus

    “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” are two more recent spoof movies that I thought were quite good. And I think your list is pretty complete, but I might add “Kentucky Fried Movie.” And to me, “The Princess Bride” seems like a spoof, just maybe in a less in-your-face kind of way.

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  • Gray

    Great list. Hot Shots is still one of my favourite spoofs of all time, too.

  • tissmekyle

    i’d add “dracula dead and lovin it”, “spyhard” “History of The World Part 1″

  • grumm

    Yup, the Hot Shots movies should be there.

  • http://theprincessbride.yoozur.com/track/clickthru/text sam dixon

    Great list. Much appreciated. Airplane may have been the first commercially successful spoof but the Naked Gun trilogy will always be in the mix. Also agree with The Princess Bride be included. So many fantastic moments in that flick.

  • Dave

    You put Keenen Ivory Wayans spoof #2 and #3 on the list (Don’t be a Menace… and Scary Movie), but didn’t put the #1, the best spoof movie of all (in my opinion) “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”.

  • Ray

    The “Top Secret!” Bookstore scene……BEST SPOOF SCENE EVER!

  • wannes

    what no hotshots or black sheep?

  • Bert

    Dave – I’d put Walk Hard solidly in the spoof movie category, but that being said, I found it excellent as well. Particularly the cameos. Nothing beats Jack White as Elvis.

    “It’s called Karate. Only two kinds of people in the world know it – the Chinese people, and the King. And one of them is me.”

  • William

    What? No Kung Pow? That movie is EPIC!

  • Joyston Horta

    i do not understand how Hot Shots! Is not in the list. I would have Meet the Spartians, Hot Shots! (both versions) in my list

  • Erin

    good lord, Walk Hard is a brilliant film (and spoof). If you’re dismissing it so quickly I’m left to assume you haven’t actually seen it. When I saw the trailers for it I wasn’t that impressed, but when I actually sat down and watched it….well it became one of my favorite comedies and solidly convinced me that John C. Reilly is an acting genius.

  • http://none Amanda

    great list. I would have added Dracula Dead and Loving It.

    Epic job, best parody list I’ve seen in a while :)

  • petrino

    every single video is restricted or deleted :D

  • Ringo Spa

    You left out “The Rutles”…

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