The say that imitation the sincerest form of flattery but that is not always the case, especially in Hollywood. With dozens of great films copied and even ridiculed, most parody movies aren’t worth a while but some of them actually prove to be hilarious. Want to laugh? Take a look at the 16 funniest parody movies of all time:
16. Superfast! (2015)
If you cannot get enough of the acclaimed The Fast and the Furious franchise, then do watch Superfast! The satirical comedy movie was released on the same day as Furious 7 and though it was not close to the original in terms of success, Superfast! had an ace up its sleeve: laughs.
The movie was funny and parodied several storylines and characters of the famous franchise with the rip-offs of Brian O’Conner and Dominic Toretto being icing on the cake. Buckle up because the list has just started.
15. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
The last thing Hollywood needs to release is another movie aiming for a young and teen audience only to receive mixed reviews but a ton of money. Columbia Pictures decided to take a shot at such movies by releasing Not Another Teen Movie.
Apart from the plot being based on popular teen comedy movies such as 10 Things I Hate About You, Can’t Hardly Wait, Never Been Kissed, Pretty in Pink, American Pie, Can’t Buy Me Love, American Beauty and much more, the movie features one of the earliest performances of actor Chris Evans of Captain America fame.
14. Scrooged (1988)
Unlike the rest of the parody movies in the list, Richard Donner’s Scrooged actually managed to achieve a moderate success both critically and commercially. Above all, comedy star Bill Murray was the leading man.
As a modernization of Charles Dickens’ famous tale A Christmas Carol, Murray was ready to take on three more ghosts in his movie adventures as the actor faced a ton of them in Ghostbusters three years prior.
13. Hot Shots! (1991)
As one of the most talked-about movies of its time, Top Gun was a huge success and helped Tom Cruise establish as a bankable star. Five years later, a comedy spoof movie was in the works starring none other than funny man Charlie Sheen.
Grossing $180 million and earning positive reviews, Hot Shots! did pretty well for a parody movie. On an interesting note, Sheen shared the screen with Jon Cryer and Ryan Stiles and the trio later starred in hit television sitcom Two and a Half Men twelve years later.
12. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Many great actors have portrayed Dracula with perfection such as Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Bela Lugosi, Peter Fonda and the list goes on. With the addition of lovable Leslie Nielson, there would be no question on who would the wildcard be.
Parodying classic Dracula movies, the late actor played the evil vampire in the satirical comedy horror flick Dracula: Dead and Loving It and managed to deliver the most unmatched and funniest if not the greatest portrayal of the famous movie monster.
11. Superhero Movie (2008)
Fan of superhero movies? Then you do not want to miss Superhero Movie starring Drake Bell and Kevin Hart. After being bit by a radioactive dragonfly, Rick Riker becomes endowed with dragonfly-like powers and realizes that with great power comes bitches – at least that is what his Uncle Albert said.
10. Johnny English (2003)
Parodying secret agent James Bond, it was a treat to see Atkinson can make people laugh regardless of the character he plays and even starred in the sequel Johnny English Reborn eight years later. On a related note, the actor appeared in the 1983 James Bond movie Never Say Never Again.
9. Mars Attacks! (1996)
As a parody of science fiction B movies coupled with the elements of political satire and black comedy, Mars Attacks! was directed by none other than master of macabre Tim Burton and had a star-studded cast of Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Natalie Portman, Michael J. Fox, Jack Black, Annette Bening and Tom Jones.
Considering the amount of big names in the movie, surely it would make a big impact. Sadly, Mars Attacks! received mixed reviews but doesn’t disappoint when it comes to making people laugh.