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The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked 

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Updated December 13, 2019 4.5k votes 385 voters 14k views 58 items

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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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dean Parisot

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

Released: 1997

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

Released: 1987

Directed by: 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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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

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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The Hitchhiker's Guide t... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich

Released: 2005

Directed by: Garth Jennings

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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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2017

Directed by: James Gunn

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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mike Judge

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Back to the Future Part ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 1989

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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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

Released: 2017

Directed by: Taika Waititi

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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

Released: 1989

Directed by: Joe Johnston

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

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Bill & Ted's Excelle... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

Released: 1989

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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

Released: 2011

Directed by: Greg Mottola

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) 17 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

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Men in Black II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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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

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Badham

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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

Released: 1984

Directed by: Joe Dante

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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly

Released: 2015

Directed by: Peyton Reed

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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Hughes

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Back to the Future Part ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1990

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1989

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