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Scary Movie 3 (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 24 October 2003 (USA)
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In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, Cindy has to investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion.


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A mysterious killer video tape is circulating around. One look at this tape and you have seven days left to live. News Reporter Cindy Campbell (Faris) witnesses this video tape and tries to work out a way to prevent her death. But this is not the only mystery to appear. Crop circles have been appearing in the local farm of Tom (Sheen) and George (Rex). With help from Aunt Shaneequa (Latifah), Cindy suspects that the aliens may be linked with the killer tape and must now work out both mysteries before it's the end of the world. Written by Film_Fan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive crude and sexual humor, language, comic violence and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scary Movie 3.5  »

Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$48,113,770 (USA) (24 October 2003)


$110,000,082 (USA) (13 February 2004)

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Did You Know?


The first of two Scary Movies to parody a slasher film remake, as it does with the Cindy and Tabitha confrontation parodies The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake of 2003, and the fifth Scary Movie with the Jody and Kendra cabin sequence parodies the Evil Dead remake of 2013. See more »


When Cindy starts hacking away at the floor when revealing the well, she makes the first hole in the center, but later on, we see her lifting up a large circular section of the floor, with no hole in the middle. See more »


President Harris: Get me the President.
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President Harris: Good. Then I already know about this. Let's order lunch.
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Crazy Credits

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User Reviews

Pretty good, but it could have been better.
12 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I thought this one was rather funny, I liked it a tiny bit more than the first one (didn't see the 2nd), but that is probably because I saw all the movies they made fun of with the exception of "8 Mile". The problem is once again this movie isn't going to be very good if you haven't seen "The Ring" or "Signs" the two main ones they made fun of therefore it is not really a stand alone movie. You can miss "8 Mile" though as anything you saw in the previews of that one would be all you need. These "Scary Movies" and the last few parodies made really require you to see movies before you can enjoy. That just was not the case with movies like "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun", sure there were a few references that might of helped too if you saw the movie, but not a whole lot as it was stand alone funny. This movie mainly makes fun of "The Ring", there are some funny jokes here, but for my money the funniest stuff came at the expense of "Signs". The Ring probably made up 50 percent or more of the jokes with Signs at around 30 percent and "The Matrix Reloaded" and "8 Mile" making the remainder. There is one small joke that is Lord of the Rings related, but it isn't anything really funny. There was supposed to be something in it making fun of the Hulk, but I am pretty sure it was cut because I didn't notice anything. Which leads to another complaint, why the heck did they make the movie so short? This movie had to be an hour and twenty minutes max, you're telling me they couldn't find anything else to spoof? I really hate going to a movie that is under an hour and thirty minutes. Overall though it was an okay movie with some good laughs here and there.

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