Top 10 British Spoof and Satire Movies
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!
Special thanks to our user WordToTheWes for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool:
#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: ???

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    Amy Clarke

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  • Paul Jung
    Paul Jung

    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.

  • Jutta Maier
    Jutta Maier

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

    • Luísa Bortoli
      Luísa Bortoli

      I recommend you this channel, very nice satires:

  • George Job
    George Job

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

  • Jared Griffiths
    Jared Griffiths

    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.

  • B.L.A.S.H

    wheres grimsby? (the brothers grimsby)?

  • Marc Ortlieb
    Marc Ortlieb

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

  • swewunna

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

  • Kor3an Savage
    Kor3an Savage

    What about kingsman

  • G Curtis
    G Curtis

    Hot Fuzz only 8? No

  • Jess Chii
    Jess Chii

    Four Lions is both hilarious and heartbreaking.

  • Stacey Lou
    Stacey Lou

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

  • big kahuna burger
    big kahuna burger

    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

  • maryavatar

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

  • Mike Page
    Mike Page

    Great picks. Also great pics.

  • chris willgoose
    chris willgoose

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

  • Michael Lee
    Michael Lee

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

    • Rob Fraser
      Rob Fraser

      It's American.

  • John Parr
    John Parr

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

  • Monty Python the Flying Circus
    Monty Python the Flying Circus

    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’

  • Neil Bartlett
    Neil Bartlett

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

    • marconatrix

      An immortal line if ever there was one :-)

  • James West
    James West

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

  • mark griffiths
    mark griffiths

    Dr Strangelove not a British film !

    • Mike Page
      Mike Page

      Shot in Britain and stolen by Peter Sellars.

  • disney fan81
    disney fan81

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

    • Mike Page
      Mike Page

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

  • Phobe Romys
    Phobe Romys

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

  • Steve Thompson
    Steve Thompson

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

  • bfahren

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

  • killer funghoul
    killer funghoul

    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?

    • Mike Page
      Mike Page

      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.

    • killer funghoul
      killer funghoul

      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.

    • J0hNF_UK

      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.

  • Daniel Cook
    Daniel Cook

    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

  • PtolemyJones

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

  • Bearded Ste
    Bearded Ste

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

    • Bearded Ste
      Bearded Ste

      Yes, that's the one.

    • Isabelle Drennan
      Isabelle Drennan

      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.

    • Bearded Ste
      Bearded Ste

      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.

    • Isabelle Drennan
      Isabelle Drennan

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

  • The_Nerd

    Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?

  • Patch McPatch
    Patch McPatch

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

  • Clem Fandango
    Clem Fandango

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

    • George Job
      George Job

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

  • Sam Fallow
    Sam Fallow

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

  • 10K Subs With No Videos
    10K Subs With No Videos

    The whole cornetto trilogy should be top 3

  • Charles Bee
    Charles Bee

    Gotta love 4 lions

  • Cameron McLean
    Cameron McLean

    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.

    • Robert McElwaine
      Robert McElwaine

      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.

    • Robert McElwaine
      Robert McElwaine

      @MadnessInSerenity I'm not lol

    • charimonfanboy

      @MadnessInSerenity just like everybody else

    • MadnessInSerenity

      Yes! We're all individuals!

  • anonUK

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

  • Noel Down
    Noel Down

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

  • Michael Rawson
    Michael Rawson

    Ricky Thommo is an absolute LEGEND!!! 😂