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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. 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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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 science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...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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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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 Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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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Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 14 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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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Men in Black II is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Paul is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The World's End is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Short Circuit is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Back to the Future Part III is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Evolution is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 25 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