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The Funniest Action Parody Movies

Updated October 1, 2019 563 votes 83 voters 3.6k views20 items

List RulesVote 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
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    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

    Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David... more on Wikipedia

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    The Naked Gun: From The Files  is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first... more on Wikipedia

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    Shaun Of The Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Shaun Of The Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small... more on Wikipedia
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    Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Hot Fuzz

    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell Of is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell Of Fear

    O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1991

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as the... more on Wikipedia
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    Austin Powers: International M is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the... more on Wikipedia
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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham

    Released1999

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the... more on Wikipedia

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    Hot Shots! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Hot Shots!

    Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes
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    Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot... more on Wikipedia
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    Hot Shots! Part Deux is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Hot Shots! Part Deux

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1993

    Directed byJim Abrahams

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    Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Tropic Thunder

    Ben Stiller, Jack Black

    Released2008

    Directed byBen Stiller

    Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film directed by Ben Stiller. Through a... more on Wikipedia
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    Austin Powers: Goldmember is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Austin Powers: Goldmember

    Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles

    Released2002

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy comedy film. It is the third installment of... more on Wikipedia
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    Loaded Weapon 1 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Loaded Weapon 1

    Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis

    Released1993

    Directed byGene Quintano

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    Wrongfully Accused is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Wrongfully Accused

    Kelly LeBrock, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1998

    Directed byPat Proft

    Wrongfully Accused is a 1998 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as a man who has been framed... more on Wikipedia

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    This Is The End is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    This Is The End

    James Franco, Jonah Hill

    Released2013

    Directed byEvan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

    This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan... more on Wikipedia
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    Spy Hard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Spy Hard

    Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles

    Released1996

    Directed byRick Friedberg

    Spy Hard is a 1996 American spy comedy film parody starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette... more on Wikipedia
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    Johnny English is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Johnny English

    John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Howitt

    Johnny English is a 2003 British comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The... more on Wikipedia

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    MacGruber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    MacGruber

    Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig

    Released2010

    Directed byJorma Taccone

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    Superhero Movie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Action Parody Movies
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    Superhero Movie

    Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim

    Released2008

    Directed byCraig Mazin

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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
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    A Million Ways To Die In The West

    Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2014

    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

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