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The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked 

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Updated May 12, 2020 7.1k votes 893 voters 33.2k views 36 items

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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 comedy cult classic 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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Monty Python and the Hol... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1975

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more

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Office Space is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge

Released: 1999

Directed by: 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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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small flat on the outskirts of London, Shaun (Simon Pegg), a 30-something dull loser, must protect his ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

Released: 1987

Directed by: 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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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jared Hess

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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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

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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Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cult Comedy 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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Clerks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

Released: 1994

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

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Anchorman: The Legend of... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

Released: 2004

Directed by: Adam McKay

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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mike Judge

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

Released: 1980

Directed by: John Landis

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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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

Released: 1993

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1984

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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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The Rocky Horror Picture... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jim Sharman

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Released: 1995

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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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Waiting... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ryan Reynolds, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Anna Faris

Released: 2005

Directed by: Rob McKittrick

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Mallrats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani

Released: 1995

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Gordon Green

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Tucker & Dale vs. Ev... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons, Katrina Bowden

Released: 2010

Directed by: Eli Craig

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Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ben Stiller

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Waters

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