Comedy The Best Musical Parody Movies  

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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. 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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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston
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
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South Park: Bigger, Longer & U... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes
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
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The Producers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel
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
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Monty Python's The Meaning of ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
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
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Team America: World Police is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Maurice LaMarche
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
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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews
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
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The Muppets Take Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Liza Minnelli
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
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Robin Hood: Men in Tights is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle
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
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Cry-Baby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop
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
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Top Secret is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Wilfrid Hyde-White, Oskar Homolka, Richard Wattis
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
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
creatureofthenight added 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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Cannibal! The Musical is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Stan Brakhage
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
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is listed (or ranked) 13 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
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Hoodwinked! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Andy Dick
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
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Reefer Madness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Kristen Bell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming
This film is a 2005 American made-for-television musical comedy film adapted from the musical of the same name based on the 1936 exploitation film also of the same title. The film, directed by ...more
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The Producers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Matthew Broderick
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
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Tenacious D in The Pick of Des... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed
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
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Bugsy Malone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Paul Williams
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
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The Return of Captain Invincib... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Christopher Lee, Alan Arkin, Bill Hunter
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
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Pootie Tang is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell, Chris Rock
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
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Robin and the Seven Hoods is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby
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
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Movie Movie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Eli Wallach, George Burns, George C. Scott
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
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The Singing Detective is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes
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
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Parody Movies
John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows
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.