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The Best Musical Parody Movies 

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Updated October 1, 2019 310 votes 48 voters 24 items

List Rules Vote up the movies that do the best job of spoofing the genre.

This list of the best musical parody movies is music to our ears. Musical spoof films are always a welcome reprieve from the musical genre that is ridiculous enough as it is; seriously, how do complete strangers all know the choreography and lyrics to a spontaneous number? The best parodies of musical movies are when you can tell that the songs and the dance moves in the parody were given just as much time, effort and devotion as ones you would see in more conventional musicals. The jokes in funny musical movie spoofs work best when they’re more of an homage to musicals rather than flat out making fun of them. This is also true for niche genres like Disney musical spoofs. Satirical musical movies are hard to pull off when it comes to balancing the jokes and music, but when they work it’s like a sweet symphony for the viewer.

So, take a look at our list of top musical parody films and see if our rankings are in tune with yours. Share the list with your friends and re-rank it! If you don't see your favorite satirical musical, add it to the list.

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The Producers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel

Released: 1967

Directed by: Mel Brooks

The Producers is a 1968 American satirical dark comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks. The film is set in the late 1960s and it tells the story of a theatrical producer and an ...more
2
Monty Python's The Meani... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1983

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, also known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British musical sketch comedy film written and performed by the Monty Python troupe, and directed by one of its ...more
3
This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1984

Directed by: Rob Reiner

This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional ...more
4
South Park: Bigger, Long... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes

Released: 1999

Directed by: Trey Parker

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and ...more
5
The Muppets Take Manhatt... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Liza Minnelli

Released: 1984

Directed by: Frank Oz

The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 American musical comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is the third of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets with ...more
6
Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kevin Lima

Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. ...more
7
Team America: World Poli... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Maurice LaMarche

Released: 2004

Directed by: Trey Parker

Team America: World Police is a 2004 American satirical action comedy film written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Pam Brady and directed by Parker, all of whom are also known for the popular ...more
8
Cry-Baby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop

Released: 1990

Directed by: John Waters

Cry-Baby is a 1990 American teen musical romantic comedy film written and directed by John Waters. It stars Johnny Depp as 1950s teen rebel "Cry-Baby" Wade Walker, and also features a ...more
9
The Rocky Horror Picture... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
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Released: 1975

Directed by: Jim Sharman

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film by 20th Century Fox produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman ...more
10
Robin Hood: Men in Tight... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody of the Robin Hood story. Produced and directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Cary Elwes, Richard ...more
11
Robin and the Seven Hood... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby

Released: 1964

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby. The picture features Peter Falk, ...more
12
Top Secret is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Wilfrid Hyde-White, Oskar Homolka, Richard Wattis

Released: 1952

Directed by: Mario Zampi

Top Secret is a 1952 British comedy film directed by Mario Zampi and starring George Cole, Oskar Homolka and Nadia Gray. A sanitation inspector is mistaken for an international spy. The film was ...more
13
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan. Singer Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
14
Bugsy Malone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Paul Williams

Released: 1976

Directed by: Alan Parker

Bugsy Malone is a 1976 British-American musical film, directed by Alan Parker. Set in Chicago, the film is loosely based on events from the early 1920s to 1931 during Prohibition, specifically ...more
15
Reefer Madness: The Movi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Kristen Bell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andy Fickman

This film is a 2005 American made-for-television musical comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and adapted from the musical of the same name based on the 1936 exploitation film also of the same
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Cannibal! The Musical is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Stan Brakhage

Released: 1996

Directed by: Trey Parker

Cannibal! The Musical is a 1993 American independent black comedy musical film directed, written, produced, co-scored by and starring Trey Parker while studying at the University of Colorado at ...more
17
Movie Movie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Eli Wallach, George Burns, George C. Scott

Released: 1978

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Movie Movie is a 1978 American double bill directed by Stanley Donen. It consists of two films, Dynamite Hands, a boxing ring morality play, and Baxter's Beauties of 1933, a musical comedy, both ...more
18
Pootie Tang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell, Chris Rock

Released: 2001

Directed by: Louis C.K.

Pootie Tang is a 2001 American comedy film written and directed by Louis C.K. Adapted from a comedy sketch that first appeared on The Chris Rock Show, the character Pootie Tang is a satire of ...more
19
The Return of Captain In... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Christopher Lee, Alan Arkin, Bill Hunter

Released: 1983

Directed by: Philippe Mora

The Return of Captain Invincible is a 1983 Australian musical comedy and superhero film starring Alan Arkin and Christopher Lee. It grossed a mere $55,110 at the Australian box office despite a ...more
20
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Alon... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 2008 musical comedy-drama miniseries in three acts, produced exclusively for Internet distribution. Filmed and set in Los Angeles, the show tells the story of ...more
21
Tenacious D in The Pick ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed

Released: 2006

Directed by: Liam Lynch

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is a 2006 American musical comedy film about comedy rock duo Tenacious D. Written, produced by and starring Tenacious D members Jack Black and Kyle Gass, it is ...more
22
The Producers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Matthew Broderick

Released: 2005

Directed by: Susan Stroman

The Producers is a 2005 American musical-comedy film directed by Susan Stroman. The film stars Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart and Jon Lovitz. ...more
23
Hoodwinked! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Andy Dick

Released: 2004

Directed by: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech

Hoodwinked! is a 2005 American computer-animated family comedy film. It retells the folktale Little Red Riding Hood as a police investigation, using flashbacks to show multiple characters' ...more
24
The Singing Detective is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes

Released: 2003

Directed by: Keith Gordon

The Singing Detective is a 2003 American musical comedy film directed by Keith Gordon and based on the BBC serial of the same name, a work by British writer Dennis Potter. It stars Robert ...more