Comedies The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked  

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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 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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Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith 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: From the Files ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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) 4 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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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The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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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Don't Be a Menace to South Cen... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Vivica A. Fox, Bernie Mac, Damon Wayans Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Paris Barclay, and produced by Keenen Ivory Wayans, and also written by Wayans ...more

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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 Dragnet is a 1987 American buddy cop comedy film written and directed by Tom Mankiewicz in his directorial debut, and starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks. The film is based on the television ...more

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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 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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Johnny Dangerously is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus, Michael Keaton Johnny Dangerously is a 1984 American parody of 1930s' movies. It was directed by Amy Heckerling; its four screenwriters included Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris. The film stars Michael Keaton as ...more

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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 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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Top Secret is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Wilfrid Hyde-White, Oskar Homolka, Richard Wattis Top Secret is a 1952 British comedy film directed by Mario Zampi and starring George Cole, Oskar Homolka and Nadia Gray. A sanitation inspector is mistaken for an international spy. The film was ...more

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My Blue Heaven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Steve Martin, Joan Cusack, Rick Moranis My Blue Heaven is a 1990 comedy film directed by Herbert Ross, written by Nora Ephron and starring Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack. This is the third film Steve Martin and Rick ...more

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Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American action comedy film directed by Todd Phillips. The film stars Ben Stiller as David Starsky and Owen Wilson as Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson and is a film ...more

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Revenge of the Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Peter Sellers, Dyan Cannon, Robert Loggia Revenge of the Pink Panther is the sixth film in The Pink Panther film series. Released in 1978, it was the last entry released during the lifetime of Peter Sellers, who died in 1980. It is also ...more

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Blankman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans, Arsenio Hall Blankman is a 1994 American superhero comedy-parody film directed by Mike Binder and starring Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier. It was written by Wayans and J. F. Lawton, whose biggest success ...more

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Wrongfully Accused is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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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MacGruber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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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Disorganized Crime is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Ed O'Neill, Fred Gwynne, Lou Diamond Phillips Disorganized Crime is a 1989 heist/comedy film set in Montana. It was written and directed by Jim Kouf and released through Touchstone Pictures. The ensemble cast includes Fred Gwynne, Lou ...more

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Take the Money and Run is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Lonny Chapman Take the Money and Run is a 1969 American comedic mockumentary directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen and Janet Margolin. Written by Allen and Mickey Rose, the film chronicles the life of ...more