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The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked

Updated April 17, 2020 3.1k votes 397 voters 9.0k views26 items

List RulesVote 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
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    Super Troopers

    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox

    Released2001

    Directed byJay Chandrasekhar

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    The Naked Gun: From The Files  is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

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    Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Police Academy

    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg

    Released1984

    Directed byHugh Wilson

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    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell Of is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell Of Fear

    O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1991

    Directed byDavid Zucker

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    Austin Powers: International M is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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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) 6 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham

    Released1999

    Directed byJay Roach

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    Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Dragnet

    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1987

    Directed byTom Mankiewicz

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    Clue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Clue

    Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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    Don't Be A Menace To South is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked

    Released1996

    Directed byParis Barclay

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    Loaded Weapon 1 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Loaded Weapon 1

    Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis

    Released1993

    Directed byGene Quintano

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    Johnny Dangerously is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Johnny Dangerously

    Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus

    Released1984

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    My Blue Heaven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    My Blue Heaven

    Steve Martin, Joan Cusack

    Released1990

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    Spy Hard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Spy Hard

    Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles

    Released1996

    Directed byRick Friedberg

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    The Slammin' Salmon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    The Slammin' Salmon

    Olivia Munn, Cobie Smulders

    Released2009

    Directed byKevin Heffernan

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    Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Hot Fuzz

    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    Top Secret is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Top Secret

    Wilfrid Hyde-White, Oskar Homolka

    Released1952

    Directed byMario Zampi

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    Revenge Of The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Revenge Of The Pink Panther

    Peter Sellers, Dyan Cannon

    Released1978

    Directed byBlake Edwards

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    Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Murder Mystery

    Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2019

    Directed byKyle Newacheck

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    Spy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Spy

    Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham

    Released2015

    Directed byPaul Feig

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    Wrongfully Accused is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Wrongfully Accused

    Kelly LeBrock, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1998

    Directed byPat Proft

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    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer

    Released2005

    Directed byShane Black

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    Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Starsky & Hutch

    Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra

    Released2004

    Directed byTodd Phillips

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    Blankman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Blankman

    Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans

    Released1994

    Directed byMike Binder

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    MacGruber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    MacGruber

    Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig

    Released2010

    Directed byJorma Taccone

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    Take The Money And Run is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked
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    Take The Money And Run

    Woody Allen, Louise Lasser

    Released1969

    Directed byWoody Allen

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