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The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked

Updated April 7, 2021 5.9k votes 491 voters 18.7k views105 items

List RulesVote 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. The time travel comedy, 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 sci-fi satirical 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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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Franchise

    Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel
    Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero...  more

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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones
    Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry...  more

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    Back to the Future Franchise

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
    The Back to the Future franchise is an American science fiction–comedy film series written and...  more

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    Ghostbusters Franchise

    Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd
    Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy franchise created in 1984. Its first installment was the...  more

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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks
    Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene...  more

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film...  more

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    Bill & Ted Franchise

    Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter
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    Idiocracy

    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews
    Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and...  more

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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson
    Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton. Earth is...  more

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    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman
    WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar...  more

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    Short Circuit

    Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy
    Short Circuit is a 1986 American comic science fiction film directed by John Badham, and...  more

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    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Keri Russell, Allison Mack
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of...  more

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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston
    Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after...  more

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    Gremlins

    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman
    Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros....  more

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    The World's End

    Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike
    The World's End is a 2013 science fiction comedy directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright...  more

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    Weird Science

    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock
    Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes...  more

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    Men in Black II

    Michael Jackson, Will Smith
    Men in Black II is a 2002 American science fiction action spy comedy film starring both Tommy...  more

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    Paul

    Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver
    Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction road comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and...  more

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    Evolution

    Julianne Moore, Sarah Silverman
    Evolution is a 2001 American science fiction comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring...  more

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    Ant-Man

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas
    Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics...  more

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    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving
    The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by...  more

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    Monsters vs. Aliens

    Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler
    Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film...  more

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    Coneheads

    Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres
    Coneheads is a 1993 American science fiction comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live...  more

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