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The Funniest Movies About Aliens 

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Updated April 22, 2020 2.4k votes 365 voters 31k views 31 items

List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about aliens, contact, and extraterrestrial life.

Earthlings don't know much about aliens, but if movies have taught audiences anything it's that they can be hilarious. The funniest comedy movies about aliens feature extraterrestrials trying to communicate with human life forms. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about aliens including everything from Guardians of the Galaxy to Mars Attacks! to Space Jam.

What films will you find on this list of alien comedy movies? Men in Black, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, led to a successful franchise of alien comedies. Paul, which featured Seth Rogan as a sarcastic alien, is another hilarious film about life in the galaxy. Mel Brooks's silly space film Spaceballs also features funny aliens. Other good movies featured on this list include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and Coneheads.

Do you have a favorite funny alien film? Give the best movies a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

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Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
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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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

Released: 1997

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
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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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dean Parisot

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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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tim Burton

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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Men in Black II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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The Hitchhiker's Guide t... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
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Released: 2005

Directed by: Garth Jennings

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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

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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The World's End is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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The Rocky Horror Picture... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jim Sharman

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Evolution is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Julianne Moore, Sarah Silverman, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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Coneheads is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, William Shatner

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steve Barron

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Men in Black Internation... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson

Released: 2019

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

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Invader Zim: Enter the F... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Andy Berman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jhonen Vasquez, Jake Wyatt

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! is a 2019 American animated film directed by Jhonen Vasquez and Jake Wyatt, based on the animated television series Invader Zim. Zim (Richard Steven Horvitz) ...more
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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

Released: 1996

Directed by: Joe Pytka

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Critters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh

Released: 1986

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Slither is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

Released: 2006

Directed by: James Gunn

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Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Cornish

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Earth Girls Are Easy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Jim Carrey, Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum

Released: 1988

Directed by: Julien Temple

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Mystery Science Theater ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jim Mallon

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Repo Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Jimmy Buffett, Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton

Released: 1984

Directed by: Alex Cox

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The Watch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Ben Stiller, Willam Belli, Vince Vaughn

Released: 2012

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer

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Killer Klowns from Outer... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano

Released: 1988

Directed by: Stephen Chiodo

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Meet Dave is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About Aliens
Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union

Released: 2008

Directed by: Brian Robbins

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