A list of the best satire movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest satires are at the top of the list. If there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself.
Satirical movies take a familiar story or genre and make fun of it by imitating it. Satire films are a staple of comedy and can also provide powerful social commentary when done well. The best satire movies use this technique subtly and don't hit you over the head with it, but still make their point (although some comedies, like MacGruber, are funny because they are so over-the-top.)
If you are looking for satire examples in movies, you've found a great starting point with this list, as these are the most famous satirical movies of all time, many of which are streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of the genre.
Which of these movies belongs at the top of the list? Kung Fu Hustle? Cry-Baby? Or perhaps you're more of a fan of Leprechaun and Pizza Man. Whichever it is, this list answers the questions, "What are the best satire movies?" and "What is the greatest satirical movie of all time?"
Various bits of information are included with these popular satire movies, such as who directed them, when they were released, and who starred in the films. So whether you're watching these movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these are some good satirical movies to enjoy.
- 17483Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The... more
- 12261Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and... more
- 9547Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by... more
- 6926Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same... more
- 5919Lost in America is a 1985 comedy film directed by Albert Brooks and co-written by Brooks with... more
- 12278WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar... more
- 6023Jawbreaker is a 1999 American black comedy film written and directed by Darren Stein. The film... more
- 5418Happiness is a 1998 American comedy-drama film directed by Todd Solondz. The lives of three... more
- 158117Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as... more
- 6933Modern Times is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic... more
- 3812Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul... more
- 4318Help! is a 1965 film directed by Richard Lester, starring the Beatles–John Lennon, Paul... more
- 6946Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 comedy film directed by Brian G. Hutton, about a group of WWII... more
- 6342Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim... more
- 4024Rubber is a 2010 film written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. His latest feature is Rubber, a... more
- 6959Private Benjamin is a 1980 American comedy film starring Goldie Hawn. The film was one of the... more
- 3317My Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as... more
- 3319I Love You, Alice B. Toklas is a 1968 romantic comedy film starring Peter Sellers, directed by... more
- 3218Serial Mom is a 1994 American dark comedy film written and directed by John Waters, starring... more
- 5949Horse Feathers is a Marx Brothers film comedy. It stars the four Marx Brothers and Thelma... more
- 6459This film is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan... more
- 3729From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez... more
- 4844Tyrel is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sebastián Silva. Tyler (Jason Mitchell), a... more
- 92100Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney... more
- 3025Isn't It Romantic is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.... more