Total Nerd The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked  

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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
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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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more

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Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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 World's End is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more

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Men in Black II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Paul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Back to the Future Part III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more

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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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

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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Short Circuit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Flubber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
booblehead added Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Evolution is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
tom42 added Julianne Moore, Sarah Silverman, Dan Aykroyd Evolution is a 2001 American science fiction comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Julianne Moore and Ted Levine. In the United ...more

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They Live is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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The History of Future Folk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
tom42 added Dee Snider, April Lee Hernández, Julie Ann Emery The History of Future Folk is a 2012 comedy, music and science fiction film written by John Mitchell and directed by John Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker.

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Airplane II: The Sequel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Chic Barna added William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Sonny Bono Airplane II: The Sequel is a 1982 sequel to the 1980 American comedy film Airplane!. First released on December 10, 1982, the film was written and directed by Ken Finkleman and stars Robert ...more

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Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Honey, I Blew Up the Kid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Kin-Dza-Dza is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
kotbayun added 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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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Barbarella is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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

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Repo Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Jimmy Buffett, Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton Repo Man is a 1984 American science fiction comedy film directed by Alex Cox. It was produced by Jonathan Wacks and Peter McCarthy, with executive producer Michael Nesmith, and stars Harry Dean ...more

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Coneheads is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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

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Explorers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Mystery Science Theater 3000: ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
kotbayun added 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

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Sorry to Bother You is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American sci-fi fantasy comedy film directed by Boots Riley. In an alternate reality of Oakland, California, a young African-American telemarketer (Lakeith ...more

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Earth Girls Are Easy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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

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Frequently Asked Questions Abo... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Short Circuit 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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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Safety Not Guaranteed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
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