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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    Ghostbusters II

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Heavens Above!

    Peter Sellers, Steve Marriott, William Hartnell

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    City of Women

    Marcello Mastroianni, Ettore Manni, Dominique Labourier

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  4. 54
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    New York Stories

    Kirsten Dunst, Woody Allen, Nick Nolte

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  5. 55
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    Highway to Hell

    Ben Stiller, Gilbert Gottfried, Kristy Swanson

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  6. 56
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    Ginger and Fred

    Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Friedrich von Ledebur

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  7. 57
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    PCU

    David Spade, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Return of the Living Dead Part II

    Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman

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    Leprechaun

    Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt

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    Serial Mom

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    Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner, Suzanne Somers

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  11. 61
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    Motel Hell

    Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Paul Linke

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  12. 62
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    Liquid Sky

    Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist, Bob Brady

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  13. 63
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    My Fellow Americans

    Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

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    Life Without Dick

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Claudia Schiffer, Craig Ferguson

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    Human Nature

    Hilary Duff, Peter Dinklage, Patricia Arquette

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    Hell Comes to Frogtown

    Roddy Piper, William Smith, Rory Calhoun

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    How I Got into College

    Phil Hartman, Lara Flynn Boyle, Brian Doyle-Murray

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    National Lampoon's Class Reunion

    Chuck Berry, Michael Lerner, Art Evans

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    Bamboozled

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    Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def, Damon Wayans

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    I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now?

    Pat Morita, Vito Scotti, Angelo Rossitto

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    Jackboots on Whitehall

    Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Alan Cumming

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  22. 72
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    Major Barbara

    Deborah Kerr, Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller

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    Insignificance

    Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell

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    La Chinoise

    Jean Piere Leaud, Anne Wiazemsky, Juliet Berto

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    La terrazza

    Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ugo Tognazzi

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    Hi, Mom!

    Robert De Niro, Charles Durning, Gerrit Graham

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    Nurse Betty

    Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Renée Zellweger

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    Intervista

    Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni, Federico Fellini

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    Loose Shoes

    Bill Murray, Harry Shearer, Buddy Hackett

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    Dead Snow

    Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel

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    Hey Good Lookin'

    Philip Michael Thomas, David Proval, Richard Romanus

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    Polyester

    Jay Leno, Divine, Tab Hunter

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    Jane Austen in Manhattan

    Sean Young, Anne Baxter, Robert Powell

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    Greedy

    Kirsten Dunst, Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas

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    Personal Services

    Julie Walters, Michelle Collins, Alec McCowen

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    Itty Bitty Titty Committee

    Mircea Monroe, Melanie Lynskey, Carly Pope

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    Myra Breckinridge

    Raquel Welch, Farrah Fawcett, Tom Selleck

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    Hard Core Logo

    Joey Ramone, Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker

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    Palindromes

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Richard Masur

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    How to Get Ahead in Advertising

    Rachel Ward, Richard E. Grant, Richard Wilson

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    May Fools

    Michel Piccoli, Harriet Walter, François Berléand

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    Nadodikattu

    Mohanlal, Shobana, Sreenivasan

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    Material Girls

    Hilary Duff, Anjelica Huston, Haylie Duff

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    LolliLove

    Jenna Fischer, Jason Segel, Judy Greer

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    Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

    Albert Brooks, Penny Marshall, Fred Thompson

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    Southland Tales

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake, Dwayne Johnson

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    Repossessed

    Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty

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    John Goodman, Paul Giamatti, Selma Blair

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    Putney Swope

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    Allan Arbus, Antonio Fargas, Allen Garfield

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    Repo! The Genetic Opera

    Paris Hilton, Alexa Vega, Sarah Brightman

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