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The Best Satire Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Satire films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of the best satire movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. If you're into these, try also taking a look at the Best Comedy Films on Amazon Prime and the Best Comedy Moves on Netflix Instant, or these best horror movies that are streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant

Satirical movies take a familiar story or genre and make fun of it by imitating it. Satire films are a staple of comedy and can also provide powerful social commentary when done well. The best satire movies use this technique subtly and don't hit you over the head with it, but still make their point (although some comedies, like MacGruber, are funny because they are so over-the-top.)

If you are looking for satire examples in movies, you've found a great starting point with this list. This satire movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of satire films also contains satire movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This satire movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Rank the best ones to see them rise to the top.

List of satire films includes satire movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this page, delete movies you don't think belong, then put your personalized list up for a vote on Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter.

These are the top films in the satire genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the satire genre in it. Be it the motifs of the satire genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Which of these movies belongs at the top of the list? Kung Fu Hustle? Cry-Baby? If we missed any satire movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous satire movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about satire movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the satire movies. List includes photos and satire movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Leprechaun and Pizza Man.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these satire movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good satire movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest satire movies, here is the full satire movies list, ordered from best to worst.


Woody Allen and Charlie Chaplin are among the directors who have worked on Satire movies in the past.

The Best Satire Movies Films
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    Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Edward LeSaint

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    Peter Sellers, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jo Van Fleet

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    Albert Brooks, Garry Marshall, Julie Hagerty

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    Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson

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    Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Thelma Todd

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    Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Teri Garr

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    Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Bernie Mac

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    Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

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    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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    John Lennon, Michael Crawford, Roy Kinnear

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    James Cagney, Red Buttons, Pamela Tiffin

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    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Wilfred Lucas

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    Jamie Farr, Frank de Kova, Robert Easton

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    Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

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    Malcolm McDowell, Arthur Lowe, Richard Warwick

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    Steve Buscemi, Peter Dinklage, Catherine Keener

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    Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith, Jackie Earle Haley

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    Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price

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    Jack Lemmon, Judy Holliday, John Saxon

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    Greta Garbo, Bela Lugosi, Melvyn Douglas

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    Jack Nicholson, Frank Zappa, Ray Nitschke

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    William Demarest, Freddie Steele, Mildred Harris

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    Sharon Stone, Richard Chamberlain, John Rhys-Davies

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    Boris Karloff, Phyllis Diller, Ethel Ennis

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    Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Pam Grier

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    Liam Neeson, Woody Allen, Juliette Lewis

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    Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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    Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi

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