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List Rules Vote up your favorite funny movies set in a science fiction universe.

This list contains information on the best sci fi comedy movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best sci fi comedy films come in many forms. Some good sci fi comedies involve alien invaders while other good sci fi comedy movies explore the depths of time travel. Many of the best sci fi comedy movies have produced sequels and spin-offs.

What films will you find on this top science fiction comedy movies list? Ghostbusters has to be near the top. With an all-star cast featuring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and more, the original Ghostbusters is full of as many laughs as it is supernatural haunts. Back to the Future – with its endlessly quotable characters – is another hilarious film that combines elements of comedy and science fiction.

Mike Judge's vision of the future is bleak and brain-dead in his funny 2006 film, Idiocracy. Other good sci fi comedy movies featured on this list include Guardians of the Galaxy, Men in Black, and Young Frankenstein. Which sci fi comedy do you like the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good movies we may have missed.

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, ...more

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Men in Black Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more

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Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Back to the Future Part II Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who directed all three ...more

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Galaxy Quest Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more

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The World's End is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
The World's End Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman The World's End is a 2013 science fiction comedy directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike and ...more

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Paul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Paul Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction road comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film is about two British science fiction ...more

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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Back to the Future Part III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Back to the Future Part III Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion ...more

The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

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Men in Black II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Men in Black II Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson Men in Black II is a 2002 American science fiction action spy comedy film starring both Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. The film also stars Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, ...more

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Kin-Dza-Dza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
kotbayun added Kin-Dza-Dza Yevgeny Leonov, Yury Yakovlev, Stanislav Lyubshin Kin-dza-dza! is a 1986 Soviet sci-fi dystopian black comedy cult film released by the Mosfilm studio and directed by Georgiy Daneliya, with a story by Georgiy Daneliya and Revaz Gabriadze. The ...more

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Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Men in Black 3 Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin. It is the third installment in the ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy. It is the sequel to 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy and the ...more

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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
kotbayun added Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future Leonid Gaidai, Yury Yakovlev, Savely Kramarov Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession is a Soviet comic science fiction film directed by Leonid Gaidai in 1973. In the United States the film has sometimes been sold under the title Ivan ...more

The Best Biopics About Real Comedians

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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Idiocracy Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, and Terry Crews. The film tells the story of two ...more

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble ...more

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of Joe Johnston and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it tells the story of an inventor who ...more

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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Mars Attacks! Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film features an ...more

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Barbarella is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Barbarella Jane Fonda, Anita Pallenberg, Ugo Tognazzi Barbarella is a 1968 French-Italian science fiction film based on Jean-Claude Forest's French Barbarella comics. The film stars Jane Fonda in the title role and was directed by Roger Vadim, who ...more

The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant

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Short Circuit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Short Circuit Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, Austin Pendleton Short Circuit is a 1986 American comic science fiction film directed by John Badham, and written by S. S. Wilson and Brent Maddock. The film's plot centers upon an experimental military robot ...more

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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Thor: Ragnarok Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more

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Flubber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Flubber Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton Flubber is a 1997 comedy film and a remake of The Absent-Minded Professor, directed by Les Mayfield. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and stars Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, ...more

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They Live is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. It follows a nameless drifter referred to as ...more

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Coneheads is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Coneheads Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, William Shatner 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

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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Explorers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Explorers Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell Explorers is a 1985 family-oriented science-fiction fantasy film written by Eric Luke and directed by Joe Dante. The film stars Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix as teenage schoolboys who build a ...more

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Safety Not Guaranteed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Safety Not Guaranteed Kristen Bell, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Garlin Safety Not Guaranteed is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Colin Trevorrow and inspired by a 1997 Backwoods Home Magazine classified ad—itself written as a joke filler by Backwoods ...more

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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Weird Science Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel ...more

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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ghostbusters II Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters and follows the further adventures of ...more

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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then ...more

The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies

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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Space Jam Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports family/comedy film starring basketball player Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The film was produced by Ivan ...more

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Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Big Hero 6 Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more

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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Monsters vs. Aliens Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was DreamWorks ...more

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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ant-Man Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd Ant-Man is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name: Scott Lang and Hank Pym. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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The Stepford Wives is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Stepford Wives Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Bette Midler The Stepford Wives is a 2004 American sci-fi dramedy film. It was directed by Frank Oz from a screenplay by Paul Rudnick and stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher ...more

Bucket List for Couples

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Short Circuit 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Short Circuit 2 Ally Sheedy, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb Short Circuit 2 is an American 1988 comic science fiction film, the sequel to 1986's film Short Circuit. It was directed by Kenneth Johnson, and starred Fisher Stevens as Ben Jahveri, Michael ...more

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Honey, I Blew Up the Kid is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Keri Russell, Rick Moranis, Julia Sweeney Honey, I Blew Up the Kid is a 1992 American comic science fiction film and the sequel to the 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Directed by Randal Kleiser and released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more

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Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Attack the Block Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction comedy film. The film was written and directed by Joe Cornish and stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Nick Frost and Luke Treadaway. Attack the ...more

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Repo Man is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Repo Man Jimmy Buffett, Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton Repo Man is a 1984 American science fiction crime comedy film directed by Alex Cox. It was produced by Jonathan Wacks and Peter McCarthy, with executive producer Michael Nesmith, and stars Harry ...more

The Best Sci Fi Drama Movies, Ranked

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie is a 1996 film adaptation of the television series Mystery Science Theater 3000, produced and set between seasons 6 and 7 of the show. It was distributed ...more

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Frequently Asked Questions Abo... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel Anna Faris, Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel is a 2009 comic science fiction film directed by Gareth Carrivick from a script by Jamie Mathieson, starring Anna Faris, Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton ...more

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Adventures of Pluto Nash Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 Australian-American science fiction comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy.

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Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Howard the Duck Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, and Jeffrey Jones. Produced by Gloria Katz and George Lucas and ...more

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Colossal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Colossal Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens Colossal is a 2016 science fiction comedy film directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo. Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an unemployed writer struggling with alcoholism. After moving back to her ...more

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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Hot Tub Time Machine Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Steve Pink. It stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, ...more

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The Watch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Watch Ben Stiller, Willam Belli, Vince Vaughn Neighborhood Watch is a 2013 comedy science fiction film directed by Akiva Schaffer

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Earth Girls Are Easy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Earth Girls Are Easy Jim Carrey, Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum Earth Girls Are Easy is a 1988 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Julien Temple and stars Geena Davis, Julie Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, and Jim Carrey. The plot is based ...more