The Best Satire Movies Films

The Best Satire Movies

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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.

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    Major Barbara is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Deborah Kerr, Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller

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    I'll Never Heil Again is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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    Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Heavens Above! is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Peter Sellers, Steve Marriott, William Hartnell

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    Ginger and Fred is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Friedrich von Ledebur

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    O Lucky Man! is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Helen Mirren, Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson

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    New York Stories is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Kirsten Dunst, Woody Allen, Nick Nolte

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    Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Ben Stiller, Gilbert Gottfried, Kristy Swanson

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    City of Women is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Marcello Mastroianni, Ettore Manni, Dominique Labourier

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    PCU is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    David Spade, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Return of the Living Dead Part... is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman

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    Motel Hell is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Paul Linke

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    Serial Mom is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Satire Movies

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    Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner, Suzanne Somers

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    Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt

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    Liquid Sky is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist, Bob Brady

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    My Fellow Americans is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

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    How I Got into College is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Phil Hartman, Lara Flynn Boyle, Brian Doyle-Murray

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    National Lampoon's Class Reuni... is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Chuck Berry, Michael Lerner, Art Evans

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    Bamboozled is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Satire Movies

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    Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def, Damon Wayans

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    Human Nature is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Hilary Duff, Peter Dinklage, Patricia Arquette

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    Hell Comes to Frogtown is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Roddy Piper, William Smith, Rory Calhoun

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    Life Without Dick is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Claudia Schiffer, Craig Ferguson

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    Putney Swope is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Satire Movies

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    Allan Arbus, Antonio Fargas, Allen Garfield

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    Phantom of the Paradise is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Rod Serling, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper

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    I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now... is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Pat Morita, Vito Scotti, Angelo Rossitto

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    Jackboots on Whitehall is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Alan Cumming

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    Polyester is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Jay Leno, Divine, Tab Hunter

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    Personal Services is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Julie Walters, Michelle Collins, Alec McCowen

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    Nurse Betty is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Renée Zellweger

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    Intervista is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni, Federico Fellini

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    Hey Good Lookin' is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Philip Michael Thomas, David Proval, Richard Romanus

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    La terrazza is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ugo Tognazzi

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    Jane Austen in Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Sean Young, Anne Baxter, Robert Powell

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    Loose Shoes is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Bill Murray, Harry Shearer, Buddy Hackett

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    Insignificance is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell

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    Greedy is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Kirsten Dunst, Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas

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    Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel

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    La Chinoise is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Jean Piere Leaud, Anne Wiazemsky, Juliet Berto

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    Itty Bitty Titty Committee is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Mircea Monroe, Melanie Lynskey, Carly Pope

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    Myra Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Raquel Welch, Farrah Fawcett, Tom Selleck

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    Palindromes is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Richard Masur

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    How to Get Ahead in Advertisin... is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Rachel Ward, Richard E. Grant, Richard Wilson

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    Hard Core Logo is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Joey Ramone, Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker

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    Material Girls is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Hilary Duff, Anjelica Huston, Haylie Duff

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    Nadodikattu is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Mohanlal, Shobana, Sreenivasan

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    May Fools is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Michel Piccoli, Harriet Walter, François Berléand

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    LolliLove is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Jenna Fischer, Jason Segel, Judy Greer

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    John Goodman, Paul Giamatti, Selma Blair

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    Repo! The Genetic Opera is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Paris Hilton, Alexa Vega, Sarah Brightman

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    Repossessed is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Satire Movies

    Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty

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