Comedies The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked  

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This list contains information on the best cult comedy films, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best cult comedy movies come in many forms. Some good cult comedies are silly and over the top while other new cult comedies feature dry, sarcastic humor. Many of the best cult comedies were box office bombs that grew in popularity over time.

What films will you find on this top cult comedies movies list? Clerks has to be near the top. Kevin Smith's 1994 masterpiece found the funny in the mundane aspects of the everyday life of two cashiers. The film also marked the first appearance of the director's signature characters, Jay and Silent Bob. This Is Spinal Tap is another hilarious cult comedy beloved by fans of rock music.

The Big Lebowski may just be the most quotable cult comedy movie of all time. Other good cult comedy films include Shaun of the Dead, The Blues Brothers, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

How will we ever determine which cult comedy film is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good movies we may have missed.

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Office Space is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film satirizes the everyday work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, it focuses on a handful ...more

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los ...more

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Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character, for ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more

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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including ...more

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Clerks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier Clerks is a 1994 American black-and-white comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also appears in the film as Silent Bob. Starring Brian O'Halloran as Dante Hicks and Jeff Anderson ...more

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The ...more

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Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan Super Troopers is a 2001 crime-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 ...more

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Waiting... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ryan Reynolds, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Anna Faris Waiting... is a 2005 American comedy film starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, and Justin Long. It was written and directed by Rob McKittrick. McKittrick wrote the screenplay while working as a ...more

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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, and Terry Crews. The film tells the story of two ...more

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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons "“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They ...more

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The three and the film's producer Nira Park had ...more

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Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and, starring Stiller and Owen Wilson. The film contains elements from a pair of short films directed by Russell Bates and ...more

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical ...more

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Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen Pineapple Express is a 2008 American stoner action comedy film directed by David Gordon Green, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring Rogen and James Franco. Producer Judd Apatow, ...more

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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional ...more

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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Mallrats is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani Mallrats is a 1995 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is the second film in the View Askewniverse series and prequel to 1994's Clerks. As in the other View ...more

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Wet Hot American Summer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 satirical comedy film directed by David Wain from a screenplay written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, ...more

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Bottle Rocket is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Owen Wilson, James Caan, Leslie Mann Bottle Rocket is a 1996 American crime comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. It was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson. In addition to being Wes Anderson's directorial debut, Bottle Rocket ...more

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They Came Together is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Cobie Smulders, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd They Came Together is a 2014 American comedy film directed by David Wain and written by Wain and Michael Showalter. It is a parody of romantic comedies infused with Showalter and Wain's absurd ...more