Comedy The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters  

Ranker Entertainment
545 votes 62 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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25 5
Dark Helmet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Spaceballs
2
24 5
Doc Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Back to the Future
3
18 9
Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 3 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
4
14 6
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
20 12
Peter Venkman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters
6
16 9
Phil Connors is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Groundhog Day
7
18 11
Ash Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II
8
13 7
Malcolm Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Firefly, Serenity, Firefly media franchise
9
11 7
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Firefly, Serenity, Firefly media franchise
10
19 16
Captain Kirk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Captain Kirk Star Trek
11
15 12
Ian Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park
12
14 11
Guy Fleegman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Guy Fleegman Galaxy Quest
13
11 8
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
14 12
Ruby Rhod is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
The Fifth Element
15
12 10
K-2SO is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Rogue One
16
11 10
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Zombieland
17
14 14
Shaun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Shaun of the Dead
18
7 7
Ted
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
19
7 9
Bill S. Preston, Esq. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
20
5 8
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
6 10
TARS is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
TARS Interstellar
22
5 9
Gary King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
The World's End
23
6 13
Jeffrey Goines is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
12 Monkeys
24
5 14
Merrill Hess is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Sci-Fi Movie Characters
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