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The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters  

Ranker Entertainment
619 votes 70 voters 24 items

List Rules Movies only

Science-fiction movies have a long history of showcasing funny characters. Whether these movies are hilarious unintentionally, or because a movie is self-aware enough to include some sort of comedic relief, science-fiction can sometimes be the perfect genre for when you’re looking for a good laugh.

Which sci-fi character do you think is funniest? William Shatner was one of the first actors to successfully blend sci-fi and comedy in his classic role as James T. Kirk in Star Trek, but Dark Helmet (played by Rick Moranis) may have taken the laughs a step further in Spaceballs. Jeff Goldblum has made meme history with his role as Ian Malcolm in the Jurassic Park series, and Bill Murray has played multiple funny sci-fi characters throughout his career.

Vote up your favorite comedic sci-fi characters to see who tops the list.

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Dark Helmet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Spaceballs
2
Doc Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Back to the Future
3
Peter Venkman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters
4
Ash Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II
5
Phil Connors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Groundhog Day
6
Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
7
Malcolm Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Firefly, Serenity, Firefly media franchise
8
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II
9
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Firefly, Serenity, Firefly media franchise
10
Guy Fleegman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Guy Fleegman Galaxy Quest
11
Ian Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park
12
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Zombieland
13
Agent J is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Men in Black: The Series, Men in Black, Men in Black 3
14
Shaun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Shaun of the Dead
15
Ruby Rhod is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
The Fifth Element
16
Captain Kirk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Captain Kirk Star Trek
17
Ted
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
18
K-2SO is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Rogue One
19
Bill S. Preston, Esq. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
20
Arthur Dent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Arthur Dent The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
21
Gary King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
The World's End
22
TARS is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
TARS Interstellar
23
Jeffrey Goines is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
12 Monkeys
24
Merrill Hess is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Merrill Hess Signs