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The Best Scary Movie Movies  

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There is no doubt that all these movies are classics or at least memorable but one of them has to be the best of the Scary Movie movies. Will it be the first Scary Movie film that started it all back in 2000 or maybe one of the follow-ups in the series such as Scary Movie 3 will make it to the top of the list?

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Scary Movie movies are there? Look below to see all the films featuring your favorite comedic actors listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst.

Your votes will help determine the best movies in the Scary Movie series. Vote up your favorites and vote down the Scary Movie films you didn't like to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list.

Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scary Movie Movies
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1 27 VOTES

Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy that heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and late-'90s films and TV shows are spoofed, especially Scream, along with I Know What You Did Last Summer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects, The Matrix, The Blair Witch Project, and Dawson's Creek. The tagline reads "No mercy. No shame. No sequel.", the last reference being an ironic nod towards the tendency of popular horror movies becoming cash cow franchises. 2001 saw the release of Scary Movie 2, with the appropriate tagline "We lied". Later video covers of the first film ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth, Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, + more

Released: 2000

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Scary Movie 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scary Movie Movies
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Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American science fiction horror comedy parody film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres, directed by David Zucker. It is the third film of the Scary Movie franchise, as well as the first to have no involvement from the Wayans family. This is most evident as the characters of Shorty Meeks and Ray Wilkins, previously played by Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans, do not appear, nor are they referenced. The film's plot significantly parodies the films The Ring, Signs, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and 8 Mile. It is also the first film of two in the series to star Leslie Nielsen. Scary Movie 3 opened to mixed reviews from critics, who praised its consistent ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah, + more

Released: 2003

Directed by: David Zucker

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Scary Movie 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scary Movie Movies
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Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American parody film and the second film of the Scary Movie franchise. Though part of the first Scary Movie '​s tagline read "...No sequel", this film's tagline compensated by adding "We lied". The film parodies a range of horror-thriller films, including The Exorcist, The Haunting, What Lies Beneath, The Amityville Horror, Poltergeist, The Changeling, Hannibal, Hollow Man, and The Legend of Hell House. The film currently stands as the last film in the series to star Marlon and Shawn Wayans, and the last to be directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Some of the original working titles were Scary Sequel and Scarier Movie. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Anna Faris, Tim Curry, James Woods, Tori Spelling, David Cross, + more

Released: 2001

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Scary Movie 4 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scary Movie Movies
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4 18 VOTES

Scary Movie 4 is a 2006 American horror comedy parody film and the fourth film of the Scary Movie franchise, as well as the first film in the franchise to be released under The Weinstein Company banner since the purchase of Dimension Films. It was directed by David Zucker. The film marks the final Scary Movie appearances of the main stars, Anna Faris and Regina Hall, and concludes the original story arc. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Charlie Sheen, Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Kendra Wilkinson, + more

Released: 2006

Directed by: David Zucker

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