Funny Science Fiction

I love me some funny science fiction movies! Bonus points for those low-budget masterpieces that take themselves way too seriously.
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1.
The Running Man (1987)
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A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. (101 mins.)
“ Arnold, Jesse Ventura, Richard Dawson, and enough cheesy one-liners to fill a dictionary. ” - brock-121-640273
 
2.
Idiocracy (2006)
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Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive. (84 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
“ Funny, but frighteningly close to reality. ” - brock-121-640273
 
3.
Evolution (2001)
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A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor. (101 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
4.
Innerspace (1987)
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A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him. (120 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
5.
The Ice Pirates (1984)
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In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess... (91 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
 
6.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
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Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension. (103 mins.)
Director: W.D. Richter
 
7.
Flesh Gordon (1974)
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Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth... (78 mins.)
 
8.
Starcrash (1978)
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An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn. (92 mins.)
Director: Lewis Coates
 
9.
Real Genius (1985)
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Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a laser. (108 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
 
10.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
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The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them. (93 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
11.
Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
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The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall. (89 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
12.
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997 Video)
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Wayne Szalinzki a wacky, absent-minded inventor, is back again but only this time he decides to use his infamous shrink machine just one more time... (74 mins.)
Director: Dean Cundey
 
13.
The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
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Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus... (96 mins.)
“ Okay, maybe more "cheesy" than "funny", but cowboys and dinosaurs? Who doesn't want that? ” - brock-121-640273
 
14.
Paul (2011)
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Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
 
15.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
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An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ Do monster movies count as sci-fi? Who cares, this movie should be on EVERY list - Mel Brooks at his finest. ” - brock-121-640273
 
16.
Wild Wild West (1999)
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The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth-century inventor-villain. (106 mins.)
 
17.
Starship Troopers (1997)
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Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. (129 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Neil Patrick Harris as a bug-killing mad scientist - sign me up! ” - brock-121-640273
 
18.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 TV Series)
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A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time to become Earth's greatest hero. (60 mins.)
 
19.
Eureka (2006 TV Series)
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The best minds in the US are tucked away in a remote town where they build futuristic inventions for the government's benefit. (60 mins.)
 
20.
Ark II (1976 TV Series)
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Three young scientists travel around the country in the 25th century after the world has been ravaged by pollution. In their hi-tech RV (called Ark II), they study the land and help out those in need. (25 mins.)
“ Remember when Saturday afternoon meant jetpacks, talking chimps, and super RVs? ” - brock-121-640273
 
21.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
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Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
 
22.
The Greatest American Hero (1981 TV Series)
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A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control. (60 mins.)
 
23.
Lost in Space (1965 TV Series)
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A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course. (60 mins.)
 
24.
Lost in Space (1998)
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The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home. (130 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
25.
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 TV Series)
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A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun. (60 mins.)
“ Jane Curtin and Jon Lithgow give some of their funniest performances; the premise is a wonderful excuse to be over-the-top hilarious! ” - brock-121-640273
 
26.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988 TV Series)
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In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Hodgson
 
27.
Mork & Mindy (1978 TV Series)
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A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents, and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same. (30 mins.)
 
28.
Aliens in the Attic (2009)
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A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens. (86 mins.)
Director: John Schultz
 
29.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
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Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ As long as you consider "monster movies" sci-fi... ” - brock-121-640273
 
30.
Army of Darkness (1992)
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A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
31.
Bad Taste (1987)
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The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ The title is incredibly descriptive - not for everyone :) ” - brock-121-640273
 
32.
Back to the Future (1985)
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A young man is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
33.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
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After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
34.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
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Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
35.
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
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A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors. (104 mins.)
“ John-Boy Walton saves the universe in a female talking spaceship with an attitude! ” - brock-121-640273
 
36.
Barbarella (1968)
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In the distant future, a highly sexual woman is assigned with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people. (98 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim
 
37.
Beetlejuice (1988)
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A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
38.
Coneheads (1993)
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Aliens with conical crania crash land on Earth. (88 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
 
39.
Dark Star (1974)
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In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong. (83 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
40.
Death Race 2000 (1975)
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In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality. (80 mins.)
Director: Paul Bartel
“ Kung Fu himself, dressed in black leather, mowing down nursing home residents for points. ” - brock-121-640273
 
41.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
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The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
 
42.
Gremlins (1984)
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
43.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
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Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." (109 mins.)
Director: Garth Jennings
 
44.
Independence Day (1996)
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The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive. (145 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
45.
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
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A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet are all searching for the elusive element "atmospherium". (90 mins.)
Director: Larry Blamire
“ Hilarious homage to every campy 50s drive-in sci-fi ever made. ” - brock-121-640273
 
46.
The Mask (1994)
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Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask. (101 mins.)
Director: Charles Russell
 
47.
Men in Black (1997)
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A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
 
48.
Men in Black II (2002)
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Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory. (88 mins.)
 
49.
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
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A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth. (94 mins.)
 
50.
Planet 51 (2009)
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An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him. (91 mins.)
 
51.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
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A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
52.
Spaceballs (1987)
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Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them. (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
53.
Stan Helsing (2009)
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It's Halloween night, and slacker video clerk Stan Helsing along with his insanely sexy ex-girlfriend ... (108 mins.)
Director: Bo Zenga
 
54.
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
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Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college... (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Butler
“ Everything good about about "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights; think 'Animal House for the whole family'. ” - brock-121-640273
 
55.
The Incredibles (2004)
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A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (115 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
 
56.
The Nutty Professor (1963)
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To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love. (107 mins.)
Director: Jerry Lewis
 
57.
The Nutty Professor (1996)
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Grossly overweight professor Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight, takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love. (95 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
58.
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
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Scientist Sherman Klump's inventions, his upcoming marriage to his pretty colleague Denise Gaines and his reputation are threatened by his evil clone Buddy Love. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
 
59.
Zombieland (2009)
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A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. (88 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
 
60.
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
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While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum. (83 mins.)
 
61.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
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Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb). (79 mins.)
 
62.
Weird Science (1985)
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Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that. (94 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
63.
The Shaggy Dog (1959)
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A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog. (104 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
 
64.
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
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A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office. (91 mins.)
 
65.
Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)
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A small town infestation of crawling alien foreheads that begin attaching to people and taking them over collides with a scientist's experiments to extract foreheadazine and things go horribly horribly wrong. (88 mins.)
Director: Larry Blamire
“ With a title like that, how can you go wrong? ” - brock-121-640273
 
66.
Time Bandits (1981)
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A young boy accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. (116 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
67.
Space Chimps (2008)
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Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator... (81 mins.)
Director: Kirk DeMicco
 
68.
Inbred Redneck Alien Abduction (2004 Video)
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Aliens meet their match. Abducting a bunch of crazed hillybillies can be a little messy. (90 mins.)
Director: Patrick Voss
“ Yes, it's even cheesier than the title would lead you to believe! ” - brock-121-640273
 
69.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
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Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. (118 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
70.
Modern Problems (1981)
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Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge. (89 mins.)
Director: Ken Shapiro