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The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies

List RulesVote up the worst comedy movies that star present or former members of the Saturday Night Live cast.

There have been a lot of cast members of Saturday Night Live over the years and most of them have ventured into film.  Some of the worst SNL movies are the ones you were actually excited about beforehand. That's okay, you don't have to say which sketch-based film you were originally stoked to see, just vote up the bad Saturday Night Live movies.

Just because an SNL actor or an actress is hilarious on the show doesn't mean that they can stretch the concept of a skit to an hour and a half. Nor does their ability to get their co-workers to laugh on the show mean that they're anywhere as funny once they're up on the big screen alone, starring in a high-concept comedy they also produced. When it comes to films starring current and former Saturday Night Live cast and movies about an SNL character some of the worst include It's Pat and Stuart Little Saves His Family, neither of which made even a sixth of their budget at the box office.

Below you’ll find the worst comedies with an SNL alum in the main cast. From Tommy Boy to Anchorman, which movies featuring SNL cast members are the funniest? Did we miss any? Vote up the best and add any others you love that aren’t yet listed.

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  • 1
    Tim Meadows, Karyn Parsons
    38
    17

    Released2000

    Directed byReginald Hudlin

    After being ejected from his job for one too many vulgar and inappropriate comments, Leon (Tim Meadows) unsuccessfully seeks employment from every radio station in Chicago. He receives a mysterious  ...more
  • 2
    Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig
    32
    14

    Released2010

    Directed byJorma Taccone

    MacGruber is a 2010 American action comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, itself a parody of action-adventure television series MacGyver. Jorma Taccone of the comedy  ...more
  • 3
    Phil Hartman, Al Franken
    33
    14

    Released1995

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Stuart Saves His Family is a 1995 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, and based on a series of Saturday Night Live sketches from the early to mid-1990s. The movie tracks the adventures of would-be  ...more
  • 4
    Kathy Griffin, Tim Meadows
    36
    23

    Released1995

    Directed byAdam Bernstein

    This film is an American 1994 comedy film directed by Adam Bernstein and starring Julia Sweeney, Dave Foley, Charles Rocket, and Kathy Griffin. The film was based on the Saturday Night Live  ...more
  • 5
    Will Ferrell, Jon Heder
    32
    18

    Released2007

    Directed byWill Speck, Josh Gordon

    Blades of Glory is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, and starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. The movie was produced by MTV Films, Red Hour and Smart Entertainment  ...more
  • 6
    Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell
    31
    17

    Released1999

    Directed byBruce McCulloch

    Orphaned after the death of her parents and raised by her strict grandmother (Glynis Johns), awkward Roman Catholic high-school student Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) dreams about dating  ...more
  • 7
    Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin
    32
    20

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy film that is a sequel to 1980's The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Landis, the film stars  ...more
  • 8
    Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan
    35
    29

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Fortenberry, Amy Heckerling

    Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug (Chris Kattan) and Steve Butabi (Will Ferrell) still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad (Dan Hedaya). They exist only to hit  ...more
  • 9
    Amy Schumer, Bill Hader
    28
    20

    Released2015

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    Trainwreck is a 2015 American romantic comedy film directed by Judd Apatow. A hard-drinking, free-spirited young magazine writer (Amy Schumer) has her first serious relationship with a prominent  ...more
  • 10

    Released2006

    Directed byAdam McKay

    NASCAR superstar Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is at the top of his game; adored by fans, a trophy wife by his side, and incredible wealth. But Ricky loses it all when French Formula One champion Jean  ...more
  • 11
    Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy
    23
    17

    Released2003

    Directed byChristopher Guest

    In this hilarious backstage mockumentary, three eclectic, never-quite-famous folk bands come together for the first time in decades following the death of their manager to put on an reunion concert  ...more
  • 12
    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin
    26
    26

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Landis

    ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman. The plot is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film Seven  ...more
  • 13
    Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles
    26
    26

    Released2002

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy comedy film. It is the third installment of the Austin Powers film series starring Mike Myers in the title role. The film was directed by Jay Roach,  ...more
  • 14
    Andy Samberg, Will Arnett
    18
    18

    Released2007

    Directed byAkiva Schaffer

    For Rod Kimball (Andy Samberg), performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank (Ian McShane), who beats  ...more
  • 15
    Mike Myers, Heather Graham
    21
    22

    Released1999

    Directed byJay Roach

    In his second screen adventure, British super spy Austin Powers must return to 1969, as arch-nemesis Dr. Evil has ventured back to that year and successfully stolen Austin's "mojo" and set up a  ...more
  • 16
    23
    26

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

    A world-class playboy and part-time special agent, Powers is defrosted after 30 years in a cryogenic freeze to match wits with his nemesis, Dr. Evil (also played by Myers). Possessing antiquated spy  ...more
  • 17
    Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller
    25
    29

    Released2004

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The film is  ...more
  • 18
    Mike Myers, Dana Carvey
    18
    20

    Released1993

    Directed byStephen Surjik

    After Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) has a dream in which Jim Morrison tells him to put on a rock concert, he and fellow late-night TV star Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) try their hand at promoting. Several  ...more
  • 19
    Billy Crystal, Jack Palance
    18
    20

    Released1991

    Directed byRon Underwood

    City Slickers is a 1991 American western comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance, with supporting roles by Patricia Wettig, Helen  ...more
  • 20
    Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah
    16
    18

    Released1987

    Directed byFred Schepisi

    In this modern take on Edmond Rostand's classic play "Cyrano de Bergerac," C. D. Bales (Steve Martin) is the witty, intelligent and brave fire chief of a small Pacific Northwest town who, due to the  ...more
  • 21
    Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson
    13
    16

    Released2016

    Directed byJared Hess

    Masterminds is a 2016 American comedy film based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo Robbery in North Carolina. Directed by Jared Hess, the film stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason  ...more
  • 22
    Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
    18
    24

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael McCullers

    Baby Mama is a 2008 comedy film from Universal Pictures written and directed by Michael McCullers and starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear, Romany Malco, Dax Shepard and  ...more
  • 23
    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis
    11
    18

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler  ...more
  • 24
    Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo
    15
    25

    Released1983

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Accompanied by their children (Dana Barron, Anthony Michael Hall), Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), are driving from Illinois to a California amusement park. As  ...more
  • 25
    Mike Myers, Nancy Travis
    11
    19

    Released1993

    Directed byThomas Schlamme

    Just after a bad breakup, Charlie MacKenzie (Mike Myers) falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels (Nancy Travis) and introduces her to his parents. But, as voracious consumers of sensational  ...more