At any time of the day or year, whether it’s Christmas or the middle of August, one comedy it’s always the right choice to entertain your friends or just spend some time alone.
Over the years, cinema has offered countless titles of this type, with one genre in particular that has proved highly successful. It is about the parodies, proposed in all sauces, with excellent results. Just think of the beloved series of Scary Moviewhose first chapter fulfills 20 years in 2020. So here are the best titles of this type to be recovered at any cost or reviewed for guaranteed laughs.
- Scary Movie
- Robin Hood – A man in tights
- Dracula dead and happy
- The craziest plane in the world
- Frankenstein Junior
Scary Movie, 2000
DIRECTOR: Keenen Ivory Wayans
ACTORS: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Regina Hall, Kurt Fuller, Carmen Electra, Dave Sheridan, Marlon Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth, Cheri Oteri, David L. Lander, Dan Joffre, Shawn Wayans, Lochlin Munro, Andrea Nemeth, Babe Dolan, Mark McConchie , Mark Hoeppner, Susan Shears, Karen Kruper, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Rick Ducommun, Glynis Davies
The first chapter of a successful saga, which takes elements from various successful films, in the horror field and beyond. The villain is clearly a hilarious version of the killer who wreaks havoc in “Scream”. Added to this are sequences taken from “The sixth sense”, “The Matrix”, “I know what you did” and “The blair witch project”, totally revisited. A constant mockery, with the clichés of the films in the viewfinder.
Robin Hood – A Man in Tights, 1993
DIRECTOR: Mel Brooks
ACTORS: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck, David Chappelle, Don Lewis, Richard Assad, Corbin Allred, Carol Arthur, Joe Don Baker, Mel Brooks, Brian George, Isaac Hayes, Eric Allan Kramer, Kelly Jones, Zitto Kazann , Megan Cavanagh, Joe Don Dimmick, Dom DeLuise, Chase Masterson, Chuck McCann, Roger Owens, Herman Poppe, Matthew Porretta, Clive Revill, Robert Ridgely, Avery Schreiber, Patrick Stewart, Steve Tancora, Dick Van Patten, Tracey Ullman, Clement Von Franckenstein, Patrick Valenzuela
Mel Brooks totally reviews the Robin Hood story, making a hilarious hero. Back from the Crusades, he finds himself without family, home and land. Together with a group of fighters, improvised or not, he will battle Prince John, who has usurped the throne of his brother Richard the Lionheart, tyrannizing over the hungry people. Robin intends to restore a state of justice, also conquering the beautiful Lady Marian. Many adventures, often in time to music, with heroes in tights, hilarious quotes from films such as “The Godfather” and constant demolition of the fourth wall.
Dracula dead and happy, 1995
DIRECTOR: Mel Brooks
ACTORS: Leslie NielsenPeter MacNicol, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck, Mel Brooks, Barbaree Earl, Lysette Anthony, Elaine Ballace, Anne Bancroft, Gregg Binkley, Mark Blankfield, Charlie Callas, Megan Cavanagh, Jennifer Crystal, Lisa Cordray, Phillip Connery, Rudy De Luca, Cindy Marshall-Day, Bill McCann, Tony Griffin, Ezio Greggio, Darla Haun, Harvey Korman, Zale Kessler, Casey King, Benjamin Livingston, Maura Nielsen, Thea Nielsen, Matthew Porretta, Clive Revill, Karen Roe, Nick Rempel, Leslie Sachs, Avery Schreiber, Robin Shepard, Maude Winchester
Count Dracula is played by a majestic Leslie Nielsen. The vampire moved to London in 1893, making his way into high society, identifying beautiful victims such as Mina and Lucy. Their family, however, worried by the presence of an unknown threat, turns to Dr. Van Helsing, an expert on the paranormal. He will start a tough fight against Dracula, including laughter, gags and scenes clearly taken from Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula by Bram Stoker.
The craziest plane in the world, 1980
DIRECTOR: Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker
ACTORS: Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Peter Graves, Robert Stack, Lorna Patterson, Stephen Stucker, Frank Ashnore, Joyce Bulifant, Craig Berenson
Ted is a former pilot who, due to traumatic experiences during the Vietnam war, is terrified of airplanes. But that doesn’t stop him from boarding a plane to win back his ex-girlfriend, Elaine, who is serving as a stewardess. However, he will have to take control of the vehicle after the pilots’ poisoning, bringing the plane to the ground with a thousand gags. The passengers, in total panic, begin to give way to unlikely situations, for what is in fact a pearl of American comic cinema.
Frankenstein Junior, 1974
DIRECTOR: Mel Brooks
ACTORS: Gene WilderPeter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn, Liam Dunn, Danny Goldman, Gene Hackman, Lou Cutell, Randolph Dobbs, John Dennis, Rick Norman, Leon Askin, Ian Abercrombie, Oscar Beregi, Rusty Blitz, Patrick O’Hara, Terrence Pushman, Norbert Schiller, Richard Roth, Rolfe Sedan, John Madison, Monte Landis, Anne Beesley
Gene Wilder is Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of the famous scientist. Although reluctant to accept the inheritance of the famous relative, he goes to his castle for the inheritance received. Here he will meet strange characters such as Igor, stumbling upon the scientific project that could create a new creature from a dead body. Mission accomplished but with unpredictable and hilarious results.