12 Spoof Movies That are Actually Worth Watching

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

Naked Gun Movies



Austin Powers


Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Top Secret




Blazing Saddles


Robin Hood:  Men in Tights

This is Spinal Tap


Young Frankenstein


Don’t Be a Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

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  1. 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

    on my list

  2. “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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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”.

  5. 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.”

  6. 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.

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