Top 10 British Spoof and Satire Movies

Pubblicato il 21 mar 2018
Top 10 British Spoof and Satire Movies
These movies take the mick, and that's why they're amazing! For this list, we're counting down the best, funniest and most memorable spoof and satire movies to come out of Great Britain. So, expect parodies aplenty, with films like "Death of Stalin", "Life of Brian", "Dr Strangelove", "Shaun of the Dead", "In the Loop" and "Johnny English all in contention!
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#10. “Johnny English” (2003)
#9. “The Death of Stalin” (2017)
#8. “Hot Fuzz” (2007)
#7. “Mike Bassett England Manager” (2001)
#6. “Four Lions” (2010)
#5. “In the Loop” (2009)
#4. “Borat” (2006)
#3, #2, #1: ???


  • I was wheezing throughout the entirety of Death of Stalin. I've been trying to get my friends to watch it with me ever since.

  • Four lions is hilarious. Only the Brits manage to make a comedy out of a dim subject that works.

    • I recommend you this channel, very nice satires:

  • What about lock,stock and two smoking barrels ! It's hilarious, British comedy at its finest...

  • I know the Pink Panther movies aren't officially considered parody movies for some reason but I personally consider A Shot in the Dark a parody of murder mystery stories and The Pink Panther Strikes Again a parody of James Bond movies.

  • wheres grimsby? (the brothers grimsby)?

  • They missed Peter Cook's brilliant "The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer".

  • US make comedy. UK make Satire. Bar late Robin Williams, none of the current crop come near enough to match British humour.

  • What about kingsman

  • Hot Fuzz only 8? No

  • Four Lions is both hilarious and heartbreaking.

  • He's NOT the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!

  • 10. Johnny English 9. Death of Stalin 8. Hot Fuzz( amazing movie) 7. Mike Bassett: england manager 6. Four Lions 5. 4. 3. 2. Honorable mentions

  • Oh god, why is Johnny English on this list? It’s complete shit.

  • Great picks. Also great pics.

  • Sorry but johnny english sucks so hard and is not even worth a mention.

  • How come "This is Spinal Tab" not in the list??

  • Johnny English is one of the worst films I've ever watched

  • 7:53 and of course if Harrison had not got involved and set up handmade films we may never have had such classics as ‘The Missionary’, ‘Time Bandits’, ‘The long good Friday’, ‘A Private Function’ and ‘Withnail and I’

  • Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

    • An immortal line if ever there was one :-)

  • Yup... if there is one thing we Britain can do well... it’s taking the piss.

  • Dr Strangelove not a British film !

    • Shot in Britain and stolen by Peter Sellars.

  • What about "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"? I actually think it's a million times better than "Life of Brian".

    • It's a terrific movie but not as well known and let's be honest not as polished as LoB.

  • Great movies! Watched them all except Mike Bassett England Manager - thanks for the suggestion.

  • Mike Myers is Canadian not American. This is why you're just a shit Whatculture.

  • Mr. President, we must not allow a mine-shaft gap!

  • No up Pompeii or up the front? Carry on doctor/nurse/matron, carry on up the khyber or up the jungle? The original St Trinians films (Alastair Sim will always be the best miss Fritton, sorry Rupert Everett your good just not good enough) where were they?

    • Not in living memory, are they? Not for enough people anyway. OK so nor is Strangelove but that has a cult following the others don't.

    • J0hNF_UK seems so. how johnny english managed to be in this lost is beyond me, it’s crap, the pink panther series of films is way better. i like hot fuzz, but to say it’s any better than carry on constable is a tough call. i think it’s a lot to do with age of the people watching, these are as you say for the trendy crowd, me i’m 40+ that grew up with the likes of carry on films, Frankie Howard in up pompeii and peter sellers pink panther films, those are funny.

    • This list is obviously for the, 'young, trendies', so films like the ones you mentioned would be deemed too old with people starring in them that the majority of youngsters won't have even heard of, never mind seen them in any films.

  • Not comedy or particularly funny if I'm honest but if your looking for dark then look no further than "in Bruges" brilliant film, both me and my girlfriend loved it

  • A short sighted list indeed... apparently humor isn't required. What, no Carry On Nurse? Thhhpppttt...

  • How can you do a top 10 of British Spoofs without including Whoops Apocalypse?

    • Yes, that's the one.

    • Bearded Ste ah right, yeah that rings a bell. Has it got rik mayall and richard wilson in it? I must be getting it confused with another film.

    • No, it's a cold war spoof with Peter Cook as the Prime Minister of England about to start a nuclear war over the kidnapping of a British Princess.

    • Bearded Ste is that the one where luke skywalker gets his head cut off?

  • Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?

  • For the record, Mike Myers is Canadian, not American... and his parents are English.

  • Life of Brian, no contest. So many funny lines and scenes, and of course the controversy with the god squad.

    • Spike Milligan is brill when he does his confused begger..

  • Trying to pick my No.1. Hmmm... difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

  • The whole cornetto trilogy should be top 3

  • Gotta love 4 lions

  • Life of brian isnt exactly an attack on the bible. Its an attack on the idea of following for the sake of it. Thats the whole point of the film and what its trying to get across.

    • Well, there has been some disagreement among the Python team about that. Apparently there was a brief exchange that occurred when the surviving members reunited in Aspen, Colorado, in 1998. In the section where Life of Brian is discussed, Terry Jones says, *"I think the film is heretical, but it's not blasphemous."* Eric Idle can be heard to agree adding, *"It's a heresy." However, John Cleese, disagreed, countering, *"I don’t think it's a heresy. It's making fun of the way that people misunderstand the teaching."* Jones ten responds, by saying *"Of course it's a heresy, John! It's attacking the Church! And that has to be heretical."* Cleese replies, "No, it's not attacking the Church, necessarily. It's about people who cannot agree with each other."* In a later interview, Jones did however say the film *"isn't blasphemous because it doesn’t touch on belief at all. It is heretical, because it touches on dogma and the interpretation of belief, rather than belief itself."* At the end of the day though I suppose it boils down to how anyone as an individual interprets the movie. Personally I don't think the "blasphemous" although as an atheist I couldn't care less if it was. Heretical yes as Jones stated but it clearly doesn't mock Jesus but his followers.

    • @MadnessInSerenity I'm not lol

    • @MadnessInSerenity just like everybody else

    • Yes! We're all individuals!

  • With Four Lions, I was actually worried with two of the characters that we were laughing at the mentally disabled.

  • Your accent is killing me. Not in a good way.

  • Ricky Thommo is an absolute LEGEND!!! 😂

  • KISS MY SWEATY BALLS, YOU FAT F**K!!! Hilarious! Thank you Peter (Doctor)

  • No one does satire like us Brits!

  • Hot Fuzz is no.1 for me.

  • Holy Grayel is so much better then life of Bryan

  • Love the story about how Eric Idle was discussing the loss of funding for Life of Brian to George Harrison. Apparently Harrison read the movie and said "I want to see that!" and thus funded it. Awesome.

  • Spinal Tap should be 11. ☺️

    • I’m pretty sure it’s a American film

    • Or this list should go to zero

    • ♫ Stonehenge!! ♫

    • Mhairi Gibbons or we could just make 10 one louder 🤣

  • I live right near where most of four lions was filmed.

  • Damn Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead? You guys are too kind

  • These are so much better than American spoofs or satire films

    • Spinal Tap, Airplane, Naked Gun, Postal...

    • @DanFarrell98 - Well, I am sure that there were some GOOD American films that were spoofs or satires. Like "Airplane" and "Top Secret," for example.

    • Better than the 'Scary Movie' franchise for sure. But back then there were 'The Player' and 'The Network'.

  • Hot Fuzz was fimed in and around Wells in Somerset, England. Some of the extras were actually local people from Wells. I know that because my father used to dtive the Somerfield delivery van that is shown in the back car park of the supermarket.

  • I watched Four Lions for my a-level media exam and it was hysterical

  • I see four lions I click

  • 'Hot Fuzz' is funny as hell but I never took it as a satire.

    • Satire of any of the action cop films from the states

    • It's completely a satire! I mean come on "Crusty jugglers" and "the greater good" make you crack up during the serious moments and it never takes itself too seriously!

    • Think it falls under spoof, it spoofs action movies like Shaun of the Dead spoofs zombie movies.

    • Max Bonic It's cool.

    • lol not thinking, thought you were talking about shaun of the dead haha

  • Death of Stalin.. one of the worst films I have seen.. Wished I never bought it.. Just not funny!

    • The pacing was poor but at its best was hilarious. Depended too much on performance, not enough on script.

    • @Pete Marr - I agree with you. That movie was pathetic.

  • well rowen first did back in the 1980 has a tv advert for Barclay card.

  • Ah yes, Life Of Brian. One of my personal favorites

  • I'm Alright Jack is brilliant. Must see.

    • or a memory beyond 10 years (except for Dr strangelove)

    • Rossm3838 Yes. Disappointing that Watch Mojo UK doesn’t seem to have honourable mentions.

  • Four lions is quality best be number 1

    • No one knows how it’s 6

    • +Tom hardly a poor list

    • Only 6th and mike bassett only 7th poor list imo both quality films

  • what no carry on screaming carry on dont lose your head.carry on follow that camel or any of the carry on films

    • Carry on up the Khyber is my favourite.

    • colin wilson. I totally agree with you, the Carry On films were all classics.

  • Haha. "He's not the messiah. He's a very naughty boy!" Heh heh. Love this line from Life of Brian. Hilarious.

  • Hot Fuzz > Shaun of the Dead