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The Best Cult Comedy Movies, Ranked

Updated May 12, 2020 8.9k votes 985 voters 36.5k 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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  • The Big Lebowski1
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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail2
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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  • Office Space3
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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

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  • Spaceballs4
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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  • Shaun of the Dead6
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • Super Troopers7
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    Super Troopers

    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox

    Released2002

    Directed byJay Chandrasekhar

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    Clerks

    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes

    Released1994

    Directed byKevin Smith

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  • Zombieland9
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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  • Dazed and Confused10
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    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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  • The Blues Brothers11
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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • The Goonies12
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • Napoleon Dynamite13
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    Napoleon Dynamite

    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder

    Released2004

    Directed byJared Hess

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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy14
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell

    Released2004

    Directed byAdam McKay

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  • This Is Spinal Tap15
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    This Is Spinal Tap

    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher

    Released1984

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show16
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry

    Released1975

    Directed byJim Sharman

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  • Idiocracy17
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    Idiocracy

    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews

    Released2006

    Directed byMike Judge

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  • Hot Fuzz18
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    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • Clueless19
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • Waiting...20
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    Ryan Reynolds, Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Released2005

    Directed byRob McKittrick

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  • Mallrats21
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    Mallrats

    Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Smith

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    Pineapple Express

    Seth Rogen, James Franco

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

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  • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil23
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    Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

    Released2010

    Directed byEli Craig

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  • Mean Girls24
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt

    Released1971

    Directed byHal Ashby

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