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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Satire films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of the best satire movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. If you're into these, try also taking a look at the Best Comedy Films on Amazon Prime and the Best Comedy Moves on Netflix Instant, or these best horror movies that are streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant

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. This satire movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of satire films also contains satire movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This satire movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Rank the best ones to see them rise to the top.

List of satire films includes satire movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this page, delete movies you don't think belong, then put your personalized list up for a vote on Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter.

These are the top films in the satire genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the satire genre in it. Be it the motifs of the satire genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Which of these movies belongs at the top of the list? Kung Fu Hustle? Cry-Baby? If we missed any satire movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous satire movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about satire movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the satire movies. List includes photos and satire movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Leprechaun and Pizza Man.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these satire movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good satire movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest satire movies, here is the full satire movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Woody Allen and Charlie Chaplin are among the directors who have worked on Satire movies in the past.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Satire Movies
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willpowersjr86 added Network Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

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Idiocracy Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

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Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Modern Times Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Edward LeSaint

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Hot Fuzz Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

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Sunset Blvd. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Satire Movies
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Major League Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

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willpowersjr86 added Bulworth Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman, Warren Beatty

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willpowersjr86 added The Player Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg

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willpowersjr86 added Bob Roberts Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt

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willpowersjr86 added Happiness Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz

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Night of the Living Dead Tony Todd, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman

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Lost in America Albert Brooks, Garry Marshall, Julie Hagerty

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Mr. Mom Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Teri Garr

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Private Benjamin Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson

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if.... Malcolm McDowell, Arthur Lowe, Richard Warwick

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La Dolce Vita Nico, Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni

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Kung Fu Hustle Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Huang Shengyi

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It Should Happen to You Jack Lemmon, Judy Holliday, John Saxon

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One, Two, Three James Cagney, Red Buttons, Pamela Tiffin

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From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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Horse Feathers Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Thelma Todd

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I Vitelloni Alberto Sordi, Leopoldo Trieste, Franco Interlenghi

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The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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Jawbreaker Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Pam Grier

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Kelly's Heroes Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Peter Sellers, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jo Van Fleet

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How I Won the War John Lennon, Michael Crawford, Roy Kinnear

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Hail the Conquering Hero William Demarest, Freddie Steele, Mildred Harris

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Oh! What a Lovely War Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave

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Pardon Us Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Wilfred Lucas

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Help! Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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Lolita Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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I'm All Right Jack Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

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Husbands and Wives Liam Neeson, Woody Allen, Juliette Lewis

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National Lampoon's Class Reunion Chuck Berry, Michael Lerner, Art Evans

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Ghostbusters II Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Risky Business Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

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Ninotchka Greta Garbo, Bela Lugosi, Melvyn Douglas

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Heavy Traffic Jamie Farr, Frank de Kova, Robert Easton

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The Day of the Locust Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith, Jackie Earle Haley

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Head of State Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Bernie Mac

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Living in Oblivion Steve Buscemi, Peter Dinklage, Catherine Keener

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I'll Never Heil Again Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

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O Lucky Man! Helen Mirren, Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson

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Heavens Above! Peter Sellers, Steve Marriott, William Hartnell

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Return of the Living Dead Part II Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman