Entertainment The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked  

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Religion is a very serious topic. Perhaps that's why it's so rife with opportunities for humor. The best religious comedy movies put unique spins on what it means to have a relationship with a god or a church, exposing the funnier side of spirituality. This is a list of the top comedy movies about religion including everything from Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey to The Meaning of Life to Bruce Almighty.

What films will you find on this list of the best funny movies about religion? In Life of Brian, the men of Monty Python told the hilarious tale of a young Jewish man who is continually mistaken for Jesus Christ. The movie sparked controversy across the globe, causing filmmakers to brag, “So funny, it was banned in Norway!” Kevin Smith's Dogma is another funny, smart film about religion. Famed comedian – and devout atheist – Ricky Gervais poked fun at the Ten Commandments, heaven, and other religious traditions in his 2009 movie The Invention of Lying. Other funny films featured on this list include This Is The End, Defending Your Life, and Religulous.

Which of these comedies about religion do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give the best films a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Monty Python's Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle
Monty Python's Life of Brian is an album released by Monty Python in conjunction with the 1979 film Monty Python's Life of Brian. It mostly contains scenes from the movie with only brief linking ...more

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Monty Python's The Meaning of ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, also known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British musical sketch comedy film written and performed by the Monty Python troupe, and directed by one of its ...more

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Dogma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock
Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also stars along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, ...more

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Time Bandits is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm
Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam, and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian ...more

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The Invention of Lying is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, Edward Norton
The Invention of Lying is a 2009 fantasy romantic comedy film that was written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson. This film is the directorial debut of Gervais and Robinson. The ...more

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Religulous is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Bill Maher, José Luis de Jesús
Religulous is a 2008 American documentary film written by and starring comedian Bill Maher and directed by Larry Charles. The title of the film is a portmanteau derived from the words religious ...more

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Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman
Bruce Almighty is a 2003 American religious comedy-drama film directed by Tom Shadyac, written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk and stars Jim Carrey as Bruce Nolan, a ...more

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This Is the End is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Emma Watson, James Franco, Channing Tatum
The comedy "This is the End" follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling ...more

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Oh, God! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
John Denver, Teri Garr, Carl Reiner
Oh, God! is a 1977 comedy film starring George Burns and John Denver. Based on a novel by Avery Corman, the film was directed by Carl Reiner from a screenplay written by Larry Gelbart. The story ...more

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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Pam Grier
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is a 1991 American science fiction and fantasy comedy film, and the directing debut of Peter Hewitt. It is the second film in the Bill & Ted franchise, and a ...more

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Saved! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Mary-Louise Parker
Saved! is a 2004 American teen comedy-drama film involving elements of religious satire. It was directed by Brian Dannelly and written by Dannelly and Michael Urban. It stars Jena Malone, Mandy ...more

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Sister Act is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel
Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film released by Touchstone Pictures. Directed by Emile Ardolino, it features musical arrangements by Marc Shaiman and stars Whoopi Goldberg as a Reno lounge ...more

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Defending Your Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks
Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who arrives in the afterlife only to find that he must stand trial and justify his lifelong fears in order to advance to ...more

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Wholly Moses! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Shawn Turner added Richard Pryor, Dudley Moore, John Ritter
Wholly Moses! is a 1980 Biblical spoof similar to that of Monty Python's Life of Brian. Dudley Moore, between performances in 10 and Arthur, plays Old Testament-era idol maker Herschel, whose ...more

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Heaven Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie
Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 American comedy film co-directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry. It is the second film adaptation of Harry Segall's stageplay of the same name, preceded by Here Comes ...more

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Keeping the Faith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman
Keeping the Faith is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Stuart Blumberg and directed by Edward Norton. It stars Ben Stiller, Norton, Jenna Elfman, Eli Wallach, and Anne Bancroft. ...more

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Leap of Faith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Liam Neeson, Steve Martin, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Leap of Faith is a 1992 American dramedy film, directed by Richard Pearce and starring Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson and Lukas Haas. The film is about Jonas ...more

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Evan Almighty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart
Evan Almighty is a 2007 American comedy film and the stand-alone sequel/spin-off to Bruce Almighty. The film was directed by Tom Shadyac, based on the characters created by Steve Koren and Mark ...more

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The Fighting Temptations is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Beyoncé Knowles, Mickey Rooney, Cuba Gooding Jr.
The Fighting Temptations is a 2003 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Lynn, written by Elizabeth Hunter and Saladin K. Patterson, and distributed by Paramount Pictures and ...more

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Heart and Souls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue, Kyra Sedgwick
Heart and Souls is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Thomas Riley, a businessman recruited by the souls of four deceased people - ...more

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Manna from Heaven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Religion, Ranked
Manna from Heaven Cloris Leachman, Shirley Jones, Wendie Malick
Manna from Heaven is a 2002 film written by Gabrielle B. Burton and co-directed by her daughters Gabrielle C. Burton and Maria Burton. The film won awards at four film festivals. It was actor ...more