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Top 10 Worst Parody Movies

VO: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Nathan Sharp

Script written by Nathan Sharp

Movies like this take the "fun" out of "funny". From Fifty Shades of Black, to Leonard Part 6, to Meet the Spartans, these parodies are more likely to make you cringe than laugh. WatchMojo ranks the top worst parody movies.

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Top 10 Worst Parody Movies

Please, just stop. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Worst Parody Movies.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the ghastly, lamest, and most unfunny parody movies to ever grace our screens. These are the movies that attempted to make fun of other movies and crack jokes at their expense, but ended up being irredeemable pieces of unfunny trash.

#10: “Fifty Shades of Black” (2016)

Regardless of your opinion on them, the “Fifty Shades” series has been a bit of a laughing stock in recent years. Did we really need a parody of a movie no one took seriously in the first place? With “Fifty Shades of Black,” Marlon Wayans attempts to recapture his glory days of “Scary Movie,” but “Scary Movie” this is not. We suppose the message of female empowerment was well-intentioned, but the movie is nevertheless filled with gags that miss far more than they hit, complete with the typical serving of lame racist, gross-out, and sex jokes.

#9: “Leonard Part 6” (1987)

It's not like anybody's running to consume any media that inolves Bill Cosby these days, but even against his current reputation this movie is terrible. “Leonard Part 6” is a spy parody from the mind of Cosby himself, who produced, conceptualized, and starred in the movie. It was an absolute travesty, and Bill Cosby himself even told his fans to ignore it, as he had zero faith in the finished product. The director, Paul Weiland, would also disown the movie, calling it a “mistake” that was bred from Bill Cosby’s power and Weiland’s inability to argue his creative decisions. Cosby’s warnings turned out to be successful, as the movie was a massive bomb that quickly (and rightfully) faded into obscurity.

#8: “Breaking Wind” (2012)

Before we get into the heart of our criticism, let’s just sit for a second and ponder the existence of a movie titled “Breaking Wind.” Yeah, you can just tell this one wasn’t going to be very good. “Breaking Wind” serves a “Twilight” parody, and surprisingly, the cast isn’t too bad. The woman who played Amy on “The Walking Dead” is here, as is everyone’s favorite badass, Danny Trejo. Aside from the casting, there are no redeemable qualities to this movie. It isn’t just lame and unfunny, it’s mean-spirited – it directly makes fun of real “Twilight” fans and constantly cracks jokes at the idea of gay marriage. It’s a mess from every angle.

#7: “Scary Movie 5” (2013)

The first “Scary Movie” was not half bad. And then they just kept coming. And coming. And coming. Thirteen years after the original, Dimension Films released the fifth installment in the series, and it was more terrible than we could have imagined. Series veterans Anna Faris and Regina Hall sat this one out, and their presences are sadly missed. No one in the movie is particularly funny, and even the gags, which spoof movies like “Inception,” “Black Swan,” and “Mama,” were stale and out-of-date. It seems as if thirteen years’ worth of the same tired jokes has robbed them of their funniness.

#6: “Vampires Suck” (2010)

The best we can say about “Vampires Suck” is that Jenn Proske does a damn good Kristen Stewart. “Vampires Suck” is also a spoof of “Twilight,” and it’s just as bad, if not worse, than “Breaking Wind.” This movie contained nothing but empty jokes that consisted of your typical head bonks and groin hits. People bending over in pain after being hit in the groin may have been funny, like, five thousand years ago, but we expect a little more from our humor today. Despite being completely panned by critics, the movie ended up grossing $80 million at the box office, proving that there is in fact an audience for these movies.

#5: “Date Movie” (2006)

In the mid-2000s, theaters were plagued with these “Movie” movies, and every single one of them were laugh-free travesties. “Date Movie” may not be as bad as some of the others, but don’t confuse that with it being good. “Date Movie” has a good cast that includes Alyson Hannigan and Fred Willard, but their talents are completely wasted on a script that believes constant toilet humor and fat suits are funny. “Date Movie” is nothing but a pop culture reference machine, and an unfunny one at that.

#4: “Meet the Spartans” (2008)

“Meet the Spartans” may not have the word “movie” in its title, but it comes from the same directing team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, and it is just as bad as the rest of them. As you can imagine, “Meet the Spartans” is mostly a lampoon of Zack Snyder’s “300,” and it comes with all the predictable gay jokes, out-of-date pop culture references, and silly body humor you can imagine. Like “Date Movie,” “Meet the Spartans” also contained less jokes and more random pop culture references, as if us recognizing the reference is supposed to be funny. We don’t think they know how comedy works.

#3: “Epic Movie” (2007)

“Epic Movie” is Friedberg and Seltzer’s attempt at lampooning various blockbuster movies like “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “X-Men.” You know exactly what you’re getting into simply by reading the tagline, which proudly states, “We know it’s big. We measured.” The rest of the movie follows suit, as it’s filled with childish humor that only a 12-year-old boy might find funny. We say might, because even that’s a stretch. “Epic Movie” was an earlier entry in the “Movie” series, but its box office gross of $86 million ensured that there would be plenty more in the years to follow. Hooray.

#2: “The Starving Games” (2013)

For “The Starving Games,” Friedberg and Seltzer attempted to tackle, you guessed it, “The Hunger Games.” Like their previous works, this is a movie filled with completely random pop culture references, comic violence, and horrible attempts at satire. However, unlike their previous works, there is no star power to speak of here. Whereas before they snagged Fred Willard, Alyson Hannigan, and Kal Penn, there is no one in “The Starving Games” who can even attempt to draw your attention away from the horrible jokes on screen. But then again, there is absolutely no saving this juvenile, crass, and stale excuse for a movie.

#1: “Disaster Movie” (2008)

OK, we think you get it by now. Friedberg-Seltzer movies are bad, and they are full of horrible jokes that would struggle to make even an immature kid laugh. But “Disaster Movie” is something else. As you can imagine, the movie is a riff on various disaster movies, but unlike good parodies, it has nothing to say about the genre it lampoons. It was deemed the team’s worst movie yet, and unlike their previous works, it performed poorly at the box office, proving that even the duo’s most devout fans had finally had enough of their random, offensive, and childish sense of humor.

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