Comedies The Funniest Action Parody Movies  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest comedies that most expertly spoof the traditional action genre movie.

The funniest action spoofs combine big explosions with even bigger laughs. The top action parody movies find the funny in the ridiculousness of the action film genre and its stereotypical scenarios. This is a list of the greatest funny action parodies, including everything from Shaun of the Dead to Airplane! to Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

What films will you find on this list of the best action spoof movies? Tropic Thunder follows a group of actors who find themselves in real danger while filming a war movie. Ben Stiller co-wrote, directed, and starred in this 2008 comedy, which also stars Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Coogan, and more. This Is the End is another hilarious, star-filled movie that pokes fun at the action genre. Action spoof master Simon Pegg took on police mysteries with his 2007 movie Hot Fuzz. Other good films featured on this list include Galaxy Quest, Johnny English, and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

It's up to you to decide which of these spoofs deserves the top spot on the list. Vote your picks up to number one, and please add any great comedies that are missing.

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and ...more

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The Naked Gun: From the Files ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. ...more

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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gábor The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as the comically bumbling Police Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad!. Priscilla Presley plays the role of ...more

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Hot Shots! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Hot Shots! Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino

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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of ...more

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The three and the film's producer Nira Park had ...more

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Austin Powers: Goldmember is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy comedy film. It is the third installment of the Austin Powers film series starring Mike Myers in the title role. The film was directed by Jay ...more

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Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr. Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film written, produced and directed by Ben Stiller.

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This Is the End is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Emma Watson, James Franco, Channing Tatum The comedy "This is the End" follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling ...more

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Hot Shots! Part Deux is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Rowan Atkinson Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy/parody film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots!. The sequel primarily spoofs the 1988 action film Rambo III. Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the ...more

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Loaded Weapon 1 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 is a 1993 crime-comedy film, directed by Gene Quintano and starring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson and William Shatner. The film mainly spoofs the first ...more

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Spy Hard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan Spy Hard is a 1996 American spy comedy film parody starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette Sheridan, parodying James Bond films and other action films. The introduction to the movie is sung by ...more

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Wrongfully Accused is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Kelly LeBrock, Leslie Nielsen, Sandra Bernhard Wrongfully Accused is a 1998 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as a man who has been framed for murder and desperately attempts to expose the true culprits. The film was written, produced, and ...more

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Johnny English is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Rowan Atkinson Johnny English is a 2003 British comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The film stars Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller and John Malkovich. Atkinson had previously appeared in the ...more

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Superhero Movie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim, Kevin Hart Superhero Movie is a 2008 American comedy spoof film written and directed by Craig Mazin, produced by David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss, and starring Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Christopher ...more

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MacGruber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig, Chris Jericho (Fozzy)* MacGruber is a 2010 American action comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, itself a parody of action-adventure television series MacGyver. Jorma Taccone of the ...more

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A Million Ways to Die in the W... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman A Million Ways to Die in the West is a 2014 American western comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. As a cowardly farmer (Seth MacFarlane) begins to fall for the mysterious new woman (Charlize ...more