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This list contains information on the best campy comedy movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best campy comedy films come in many forms. Some good campy comedies are big, bold, and full of funny while other good campy comedy movies are unintentional in their hilarity. Many of the best campy comedy movies were directed by John Waters.

What films will you find on this top campy comedy movies list? Hairspray has to be near the top. This film finds misfit teen Tracy Turnblad – played by Ricky Lake – using her newfound celebrity to help promote desegregation. A play and remake were created based on the movie's campy charm. Young Frankenstein is another hilarious and campy film.

Showgirls, starring Elizabeth Berkley, started off as a drama, but its over the top camp turned it into a comedy. Other good films featured on this best camp comedy movies list include Cry Baby, Clue, and Some Like It Hot.

Which campy comedy film do you like the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good movies we may have missed.

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting ...more

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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 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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Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ed Wood Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray Ed Wood is a 1994 American period comedy-drama biopic directed and produced by Tim Burton, and starring Johnny Depp as cult filmmaker Ed Wood. The film concerns the period in Wood's life when he ...more

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Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in ...more

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Hairspray Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller, John Waters Hairspray is a 1988 American romantic musical comedy film written and directed by John Waters, and starring Ricki Lake, Divine, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, Jerry Stiller, Leslie Ann Powers, ...more

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Clue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Clue Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn Clue is a 1985 American mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film is a murder mystery set in a Gothic Revival mansion, and is styled after Murder by Death and other ...more

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The Jerk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Jerk Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, and Michael Elias. This was Martin's first starring role in a feature film. The film ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Birdcage Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film, directed by Mike Nichols and stars Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest. Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, and ...more

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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan ...more

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Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Death Becomes Her Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn Death Becomes Her is a 1992 American black comedy-fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and scripted by David Koepp and Martin Donovan. Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn and ...more

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Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Howard the Duck Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, and Jeffrey Jones. Produced by Gloria Katz and George Lucas and ...more

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Showgirls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Showgirls Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan Showgirls is a 1995 American erotic drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven. It stars former teen actress Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, and Gina Gershon. The ...more

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Cry Baby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked

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Serial Mom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Serial Mom Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner, Suzanne Somers Serial Mom is a 1994 American dark comedy film written and directed by John Waters, starring Kathleen Turner as the title character, Sam Waterston as her husband, and Ricki Lake and Matthew ...more

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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everyt... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 American comedy film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three New York drag queens who embark on a road ...more

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Flash Gordon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Flash Gordon Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti Flash Gordon is a 1980 British science fiction action film, based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film was directed by Mike Hodges, and produced by Dino De ...more

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Pink Flamingos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Pink Flamingos John Waters, Divine, Mink Stole Pink Flamingos is a 1972 American transgressive black comedy exploitation film written, produced, scored, shot, edited, narrated, and directed by John Waters. When the film was initially ...more

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The Man with Two Brains is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Man with Two Brains Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, Sissy Spacek The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 American science fiction comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Written by Martin, Reiner and George Gipe, the film ...more

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Batman Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Lee Meriwether Batman, often promoted as Batman: The Movie, is a 1966 film based on the Batman television series, and the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character Batman. Released by ...more

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Barbarella is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Barbarella Jane Fonda, Anita Pallenberg, Ugo Tognazzi Barbarella is a 1968 French-Italian science fiction film based on Jean-Claude Forest's French Barbarella comics. The film stars Jane Fonda in the title role and was directed by Roger Vadim, who ...more

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In & Out is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
In & Out Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, and Wilford Brimley. It is an original ...more

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The Great Race is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Great Race Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis The Great Race is a 1965 American slapstick comedy Technicolor film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood, directed by Blake Edwards, written by Blake Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, ...more

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Bride of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Bride of Chucky Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter Bride of Chucky is a 1998 black comedy horror film distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the Child's Play film series. The film is written by Don Mancini and ...more

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Polyester is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Polyester Jay Leno, Divine, Tab Hunter Polyester is a 1981 American black comedy film directed, produced, and written by John Waters, and starring Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, and Mink Stole. It was filmed in Waters' native ...more

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Johnny Dangerously is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Johnny Dangerously Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus, Michael Keaton Johnny Dangerously is a 1984 American parody of 1930s' crime/gangster movies. It was directed by Amy Heckerling; its four screenwriters included Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris. The film stars ...more

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Spice World is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Spice World Elton John, Victoria Beckham, Hugh Laurie Spice World is a 1997 British-American musical comedy film directed by Bob Spiers and written by Kim Fuller and Jamie Curtis. The film stars pop girl group the Spice Girls who all play their ...more

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Down with Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Down with Love Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Jeri Ryan Down with Love is a 2003 romantic comedy film. It was directed by Peyton Reed and stars Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson and David Hyde Pierce. The story follows a woman who ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Supergirl Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow Supergirl is a 1984 British superhero film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and is a spin-off to Alexander and Ilya Salkind's Superman film ...more

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Hollywood Shuffle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Hollywood Shuffle Damon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend Hollywood Shuffle is a 1987 satirical comedy film about the racial stereotypes of African Americans in film and television. The film tracks the attempts of Bobby Taylor to become a successful ...more

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Pam Grier, Charles Napier, Cynthia Myers Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a 1970 American satirical musical melodrama film starring Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John LaZar, Michael Blodgett and David Gurian. The cult ...more

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Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Batman & Robin Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film was ...more

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Soul Man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Soul Man Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Earl Jones, Leslie Nielsen Soul Man is a 1986 comedy film about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for a black-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. The movie was directed by Steve Miner and ...more

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The Ritz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Ritz Jerry Stiller, Rita Moreno, Abraham Murphy The Ritz is a 1976 American film directed by Richard Lester based on the play of the same name by Terrence McNally. Actress Rita Moreno, who had won a Tony Award for her performance as Googie ...more

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Brewster's Millions is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Brewster's Millions Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis Brewster's Millions is a 1985 comedy film starring Richard Pryor and John Candy based on the 1902 novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon. It is the seventh film based on the story, ...more

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Wicked Stepmother is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Wicked Stepmother Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Colleen Camp Wicked Stepmother is a 1989 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen. It is best known for being the last film of Bette Davis, who withdrew from the project after ...more

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The Wiz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Wiz The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The ...more