Spoof or parody is the form of art, where the humour comes from satirical treatment of the subject matter in hand. Historically the street plays or the monologues of the comedians were known to draw analogy from the court of justice or the royal court’s decisions and then present them humorously to the audience, while putting forward the actual point. With time, the street plays evolved into theatre and actors, among which many were eminent personalities of the time, who used this unique medium to present their points. Many were put behind the bars for lampooning the Government. Soon movies took the place of theatres and this unique way of protest carried on its legacy. Over the time, the protests fell behind and this unique genre of film making, got limited to entertainment only. Many call them outlandish caricatures. Many don’t even consider them a genre. But they have withstood the test of time and are here to remain for long time.
We, at The Cinemaholic, bring you the list of top spoof movies ever, based on actual movies. You can also watch some of these spoof movies on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
15. Scary Movie (2000)
When movies like ‘Scream’ and ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ brought in fans of the teen slasher genre to the theatres, it was natural that somebody will take up the task to lampoon the films. The Wayans brothers just did that with ‘Scary Movie’. The premise was simple, take up the basic plot point of a masked murderer slashing teenagers, bomb it with numerous double meaning innuendoes, with cross referencing numerous film cliches and voila ! you’ve made a film. Opened to mixed reviews, it went on to become one of the most successful spoof movies. It opened the gates to many such movies, which unfortunately never could reach the success levels of ‘Scary Movie’.
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14. Johnny English (2003)