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The Best Saturday Night Live Movies 

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Updated June 14, 2019 2.4k votes 428 voters 8.9k views 11 items

List Rules Only the top films based on SNL sketches - not just starring former Saturday Night Live cast members

List of the best Saturday Night Live movies, as ranked by SNL fan, movie critics, and film lovers. Saturday Night Live has a long history of creating memorable sketches and characters that are remembered long after the actor who created the character has left the show. Some of the most talented comedians of all times, such as Mike Myers, Will Ferrell, and John Belushi, created hilarious characters on SNL that were so popular that they warranted a feature length film. Only 11 movies in the 39 year history of SNL have been made from sketches, but the films were each memorable.

Starting in 1980, Saturday Night Live movies have been bringing to life characters who had never spent more than ten minutes at a time on screen. The Blues Brothers, directed by legendary director John Landis, was the first SNL film and earned a sequel 18 years later. Wayne’s World and its sequel were perhaps the most popular and highest-grossing SNL movies ever made.While the other movies have yet to live up to the success of those early SNL films,they’re still fun for SNL fans.

What are the best SNL feature films of all time? This list features all of the Saturday Night Live movies ever made and ranked in order of quality.

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
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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Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

Released: 1992

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based ...more

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Wayne's World 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
Drew Barrymore, Kim Basinger, Heather Locklear

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stephen Surjik

Wayne's World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a public-access television cable TV show in Aurora, Illinois. The film was adapted from a sketch on NBC's ...more

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Coneheads is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, William Shatner

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steve Barron

Coneheads is a 1993 American science fiction comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. The film was directed by Steve Barron and produced by Lorne Michaels. It ...more

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A Night at the Roxbury ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
Eva Mendes, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Coolidge

Released: 1998

Directed by: Amy Heckerling, John Fortenberry

A Night at the Roxbury is a 1998 American comedy film based on a recurring skit on television's long-running Saturday Night Live called "The Roxbury Guys". Saturday Night Live regulars ...more

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Superstar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Tom Green

Released: 1999

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Superstar is a 1999 comedy film and Saturday Night Live spin-off about a quirky, socially inept girl named Mary Katherine Gallagher. The character was created by SNL star Molly Shannon and ...more
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The Ladies Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
Julianne Moore, Will Ferrell, Tiffani Thiessen

Released: 2000

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

The Ladies Man is a 2000 American comedy film that stars actor, comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member Tim Meadows. It was directed by Reginald Hudlin. The movie focuses on the ...more
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MacGruber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig, Chris Jericho (Fozzy)*

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jorma Taccone

MacGruber is a 2010 American action comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, itself a parody of action-adventure television series MacGyver. Jorma Taccone of the ...more

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Blues Brothers 2000 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Goodman

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Landis

Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy film that is a sequel to 1980's The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Landis, the film stars ...more

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It's Pat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
Kathy Griffin, Tim Meadows, Julia Sweeney

Released: 1995

Directed by: Adam Bernstein

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Stuart Saves His Family ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Saturday Night Live Movies
Phil Hartman, Al Franken, Vincent D'Onofrio

Released: 1995

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Stuart Saves His Family is a 1995 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, and based on a series of Saturday Night Live sketches from the early to mid-1990s. The movie tracks the adventures of ...more

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