As many diverse genres that Hollywood has, there are also as many movies parodying it. While there are some timeless parody movies like Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, there are also many recent parody movies that have become some of the best of all time. These films aren’t just parodies of certain types of movies, these are also some of the best comedy films you’ll ever see. These are some of the best parody movies of all time:
What We Do In The Shadows (2014)
Releasing near the height of the vampire craze, this film is directed by Taika Waititi (who’s since gone to direct Thor: Ragnarok) and Jemaine Clement. It follows vampire roommates through their lives in urban New Zealand.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Edgar Wright’s distinctive directorial style lends itself well to this zombie film parody. The second film in the Cornetto trilogy (with the other two being Hot Fuzz and The World’s End), it’s one of the best films he’s ever made. It takes everything you know about zombies and makes it hilarious.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
One of Tropic Thunder’s achievements is being a parody movie with a very expansive cast. It starred not just comedy actors, but also A-listers. Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson, Bill Hader, Matthew McConaughey, and Tom Cruise are all part of the film and it somehow works gloriously.
Johnny English (2003)
This film was a spoof of spy movies featuring none other than one of the finest English comedians Rowan Atkinson as a bumbling spy. It got a sequel in 2011 with Johnny English Reborn and will even be returning this year with Johnny English Strikes Again.
Popstar: Never Stop Stopping (2016)
The first film made by the comedy group Lonely Island consisting of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, this is a mockumentary about three guys who form a band that leads to one of them reaching the heights of fame while the others are in his shadow. The film even has appearances from everyone from DJ Khaled to Adam Levine to give it an added realism.