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The Best Sci Fi Comedy Movies, Ranked

Updated August 28, 2020 5.8k votes 428 voters 16.0k views59 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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    Back to the Future
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Galaxy Quest
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Men in Black
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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry... more on Wikipedia

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    Ghostbusters
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan... more on Wikipedia

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    Guardians of the Galaxy
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

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  • 6
    Spaceballs
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Young Frankenstein
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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    90
    42

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gunn

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  • 9
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    112
    62

    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Back to the Future Part II
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    52

    Back to the Future Part II

    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox

    Released1989

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Idiocracy
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    Idiocracy

    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews

    Released2006

    Directed byMike Judge

    Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin

    Released1989

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Thor: Ragnarok
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

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  • 14
    Mars Attacks!
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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

    Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
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    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Keri Russell, Allison Mack

    Released1989

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Short Circuit
    70
    39

    Short Circuit

    Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Badham

    Short Circuit is a 1986 American comic science fiction film directed by John Badham, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Gremlins
    70
    41

    Gremlins

    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman

    Released1984

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros.... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Paul
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    Paul

    Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2011

    Directed byGreg Mottola

    Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction road comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    WALL-E
    69
    41

    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Men in Black II
    75
    50

    Men in Black II

    Michael Jackson, Will Smith

    Released2002

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Men in Black II is a 2002 American science fiction action spy comedy film starring both Tommy... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Evolution
    45
    19

    Evolution

    Julianne Moore, Sarah Silverman

    Released2001

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Evolution is a 2001 American science fiction comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Ant-Man
    65
    40

    Ant-Man

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

    Released2015

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • 23
    Weird Science
    64
    40

    Weird Science

    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Back to the Future Part III
    67
    44

    Back to the Future Part III

    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1990

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    The World's End
    73
    52

    The World's End

    Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike

    Released2013

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    The World's End is a 2013 science fiction comedy directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright... more on Wikipedia

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