Aliens The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens  

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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 Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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 II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
kotbayun added 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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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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The World's End is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical ...more

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Evolution is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Coneheads is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Earth Girls Are Easy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Kin-Dza-Dza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Alex Gaginsky 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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Mystery Science Theater 3000: ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Critters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh Critters is a 1986 cult comedy horror science fiction film starring Dee Wallace-Stone, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush and Scott Grimes. It was the directorial debut of Stephen Herek who ...more

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Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Killer Klowns from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a 1988 American science fiction horror comedy movie made by The Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder. It is the only Chiodo Brothers' ...more

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Slither is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie Slither is a 2006 American science fiction-comedy horror film written and directed by James Gunn in his directorial debut, and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, and Michael ...more

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Morons from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Jimmy Nail Morons from Outer Space is a 1985 comedy/science-fiction film directed by Mike Hodges and stars Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Joanne Pearce, Jimmy Nail, and James B. Sikking.

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The Watch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Ben Stiller, Willam Belli, Vince Vaughn Neighborhood Watch is a 2013 comedy science fiction film directed by Akiva Schaffer

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Meet Dave is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union Meet Dave is a 2008 American family comedy science-fiction film directed by Brian Robbins and starring Eddie Murphy. The film was written by Bill Corbett and Rob Greenberg. The film was released ...more

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Repo Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
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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Bad Taste is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Peter Jackson, Craig Smith, Pete O'Herne Bad Taste is a 1987 splatter science fiction horror comedy film directed, written, produced, photographed, co-edited by and co-starring Peter Jackson, who also made most of the makeup and ...more

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Dark Star is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm Dark Star is a 1974 American comic science fiction motion picture directed, co-written, produced and scored by John Carpenter, and co-written by, edited by and starring Dan O'Bannon.

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What Planet Are You From? is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Aliens
Sarah Silverman, Annette Bening, John Goodman What Planet Are You From? is a 2000 science fiction comedy film starring Garry Shandling, Annette Bening, John Goodman, Greg Kinnear, Linda Fiorentino and Ben Kingsley. It was directed by Mike ...more