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The Best Scary Movie Movies

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List RulesVote up the best movies in the Scary Movie franchise.

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.

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  • Scary Movie
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    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
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans
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  • Scary Movie 3
    Photo: Miramax, the Weistein Company
    Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American horror comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres. It is the third film in the Scary Movie franchise, and the first to be directed by David Zucker. The film stars Anna Faris and Regina Hall reprising their roles as Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks, respectively. New cast members include Charlie Sheen, Simon Rex, Anthony Anderson, Kevin Hart, and Leslie Nielsen. It is the first film in the series to feature no involvement from the Wayans family. The characters of Shorty Meeks and Ray Wilkins, previously played by Shawn and Marlon Wayans, do not appear, nor are they referenced. The film's plot significantly parodies the films The Ring,... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: David Zucker
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  • Scary Movie 2
    Photo: Miramax, the Weistein Company
    Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American horror comedy film and the second film in the Scary Movie franchise. The film stars Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Shawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans (all reprising their roles from the first film, despite their characters having seemingly been killed off), as well as Tim Curry, Tori Spelling, Chris Elliott, Chris Masterson, Kathleen Robertson, David Cross, and James Woods. The film is the last in the series to feature the involvement of stars Marlon and Shawn Wayans, and director Keenen Ivory Wayans. The Wayans would eventually go on to produce a similar horror-themed parody, A Haunted House, and its sequel, both starring Marlon Wayans. Where the original film was... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Anna Faris, Tim Curry, James Woods, Tori Spelling, David Cross
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans
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  • Scary Movie 4
    Photo: Miramax, the Weistein Company
    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
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: David Zucker
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