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What To Watch If You Love 'Mystery Science Theater 3000'

April 22, 2020 597 votes 39 voters47 items

List RulesVote up the films and television series that you know other fans of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' will love.

Since 1988, Mystery Science Theater 3000 has entertained fans with funny sci-fi shorts and educational segments. If you’re searching for ideas about what to watch after Mystery Science Theater 3000, these TV shows and movies are a great place to start. The best movies and shows like Mystery Science Theater 3000 feature movie and TV parodies, offbeat genre hybrids, sci-fi themes, and occasional improv comedy. In this list, you'll find everything from Robot Chicken to Monty Python's Flying Circus to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

What programs will you vote to the top of this list? Maybe you're a fan of This Is Spinal Tap, a movie that parodies rock documentaries. If you’re looking for more offbeat comedies that blend genres, Ash vs. The Evil Dead is a great TV series to dive into thanks to it mixes up slapstick humor with horror. Some of the other notable movies and series to watch if you like Mystery Science Theater 3000 include the recent revival of MST3K, Futurama, and Airplane! 

Which shows and movies are the best for Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans? Vote up the ones you would recommend to other fans, and be sure to check out the titles you haven’t seen yet. 

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    Long-running sci-fi series has a serious cult following similar to Mystery Science Theater 3000 thanks to the well-written plots and occasional dark humor. 

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