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The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies 

Ranker Film
Updated April 1, 2019 275 votes 31 voters 30 items

List Rules Vote 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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It's Pat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Kathy Griffin, Tim Meadows, Julia Sweeney

Released: 1995

Directed by: Adam 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
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Blues Brothers 2000 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Goodman

Released: 1998

Directed by: John 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
3
Superstar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Tom Green

Released: 1999

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Superstar is a 1999 comedy film and Saturday Night Live spin-off about a quirky, socially inept girl named Mary Katherine Gallagher. The character was created by SNL star Molly Shannon and ...more
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MacGruber is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig, Chris Jericho (Fozzy)*

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jorma 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 ...more
5
The Ladies Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Julianne Moore, Will Ferrell, Tiffani Thiessen

Released: 2000

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

The Ladies Man is a 2000 American comedy film that stars actor, comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member Tim Meadows. It was directed by Reginald Hudlin. The movie focuses on the ...more
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Stuart Saves His Family ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Phil Hartman, Al Franken, Vincent D'Onofrio

Released: 1995

Directed by: Harold 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 ...more
7
Trainwreck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson

Released: 2015

Directed by: Judd 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
8
A Night at the Roxbury ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Molly Shannon

Released: 1998

Directed by: Amy Heckerling, John Fortenberry

A Night at the Roxbury is a 1998 American comedy film based on a recurring skit on television's long-running Saturday Night Live called "The Roxbury Guys". Saturday Night Live regulars ...more
9
Blades of Glory is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler

Released: 2007

Directed by: Will 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 ...more
10
Baby Mama is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Martin

Released: 2008

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more
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A Mighty Wind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean

Released: 2003

Directed by: Christopher Guest

A Mighty Wind is a 2003 American mockumentary comedy-drama film about a folk music reunion concert in which three folk bands reunite for a television performance for the first time in decades. ...more
12
Hot Rod is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Andy Samberg, Will Arnett, Bill Hader

Released: 2007

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer

Hot Rod is a 2007 American comedy film co-written, directed, and starring members of The Lonely Island. The film stars Samberg as an amateur stuntman whose step-father, Frank continuously mocks ...more
13
Wayne's World 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Drew Barrymore, Kim Basinger, Heather Locklear

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stephen Surjik

Wayne's World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a public-access television cable TV show in Aurora, Illinois. The film was adapted from a sketch on NBC's ...more
14
Roxanne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Damon Wayans

Released: 1987

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Roxanne is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi. It is a modern retelling of Edmond Rostand's 1897 verse play Cyrano de Bergerac, adapted by Steve Martin and starring ...more
15
Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

Released: 1991

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, B.D. Wong and Kieran Culkin. It is a remake of the 1950 ...more
16
Masterminds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig

Directed by: Jared 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
17
Austin Powers: Goldmembe... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

Released: 2002

Directed by: Jay 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 ...more
18
So I Married an Axe Murd... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Michael Richards

Released: 1993

Directed by: Thomas Schlamme

This film is a 1993 American romantic comedy thriller film starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis. Myers plays Charlie McKenzie, a man afraid of commitment until he meets Harriet, who works at a ...more
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¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short

Released: 1986

Directed by: John 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 ...more
20
City Slickers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Danielle Harris

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ron 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, ...more
21
Anchorman: The Legend of... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Adam 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 ...more
22
Talladega Nights: The Ba... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Will Ferrell, Amy Adams, Sacha Baron Cohen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Adam McKay

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film directed by Adam McKay. Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) stays atop the heap thanks to a pact ...more
23
Elf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more
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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1983

Directed by: John 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 ...more
25
Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Saturday Night Live Movies
David Spade, Chris Farley, Tim Matheson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Black Sheep is a 1996 comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris, written by Fred Wolf and starring Chris Farley and David Spade. The film portrays a political contest in which a candidate for ...more