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The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked 

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Updated April 17, 2020 2.9k votes 395 voters 8.7k views 26 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite comedy films that take the traditional crime movie and turn it on its head.

 

There's nothing funny about crime - except when it's portrayed in hilarious film parodies. The top crime parodies feature unlikely heroes attempting to prevent bumbling criminals from breaking the law. This is a list of the greatest funny crime spoof movies, including everything from Take the Money and Run to The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! to Loaded Weapon 1.

What films will you find on this best crime spoofs? Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery pokes fun at the ultra serious James Bond franchise. Mike Myers plays both the swinging spy Austin Powers and his nemesis Dr. Evil in this crime spoof franchise. Super Troopers is another funny film that finds laughs in crime parody. Damon Wayans spoofed superhero crime fighters with his 1994 comedy Blankman. Other good films featured on this list include Top Secret, Dragnet, and MacGruber.

Which of these crime comedies is your favorite? Vote the best films up to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

 

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Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar

Super Troopers is a 2001 comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, written by and starring the Broken Lizard comedy group. Marisa Coughlan, Daniel von Bargen and Brian Cox co-star while Lynda ...more

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The Naked Gun: From the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

Released: 1988

Directed by: David Zucker

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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Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

Released: 1984

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

Police Academy is a 1984 comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson, and starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, and G.W. Bailey. It grossed approximately $146 million worldwide and spawned six more ...more

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The Naked Gun 2½:... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gábor

Released: 1991

Directed by: David Zucker

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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Austin Powers: Internati... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jay Roach

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Austin Powers: The Spy W... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

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Don't Be a Menace to Sou... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Vivica A. Fox, Bernie Mac, Damon Wayans

Released: 1996

Directed by: Paris Barclay

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Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1987

Directed by: Tom Mankiewicz

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Loaded Weapon 1 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Gene Quintano

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Johnny Dangerously is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus, Michael Keaton

Released: 1984

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Spy Hard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan

Released: 1996

Directed by: Rick Friedberg

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Wilfrid Hyde-White, Oskar Homolka, Richard Wattis

Released: 1952

Directed by: Mario Zampi

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Steve Martin, Joan Cusack, Rick Moranis

Released: 1990

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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Kevin Leary added Olivia Munn, Cobie Smulders, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 2009

Directed by: Kevin Heffernan

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Clue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1985

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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Peter Sellers, Dyan Cannon, Robert Loggia

Released: 1978

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kyle Newacheck

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Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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Spy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne

Released: 2015

Directed by: Paul Feig

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Wrongfully Accused is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Kelly LeBrock, Leslie Nielsen, Sandra Bernhard

Released: 1998

Directed by: Pat Proft

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

Released: 2005

Directed by: Shane Black

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Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans, Arsenio Hall

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Binder

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Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig, Chris Jericho (Fozzy)*

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jorma Taccone

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Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Lonny Chapman

Released: 1969

Directed by: Woody Allen

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