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The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked

Updated May 12, 2020 8.4k votes 935 voters 35.2k views36 items

List RulesVote up your favorite comedies that have developed a cult following

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 Holy Grai is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Office Space is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

    Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Super Troopers

    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox

    Released2001

    Directed byJay Chandrasekhar

    Super Troopers is a 2001 comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, written by and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Clerks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Clerks

    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes

    Released1994

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Clerks is a 1994 American black-and-white comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

    The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell

    Released2004

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Napoleon Dynamite

    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder

    Released2004

    Directed byJared Hess

    Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Idiocracy

    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews

    Released2006

    Directed byMike Judge

    Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    This Is Spinal Tap

    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher

    Released1984

    Directed byRob Reiner

    This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry

    Released1975

    Directed byJim Sharman

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film by 20th Century Fox... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Hot Fuzz

    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    Waiting... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Waiting...

    Ryan Reynolds, Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Released2005

    Directed byRob McKittrick

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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Mallrats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Mallrats

    Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Smith

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    Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Pineapple Express

    Seth Rogen, James Franco

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

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    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

    Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

    Released2010

    Directed byEli Craig

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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked
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    Harold and Maude

    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt

    Released1971

    Directed byHal Ashby

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