For fans of "A very scary movie": 10 carbon monoxide parodies of famous filmsPictolic
Parody films are considered the "lowest" genre, since they usually lack authenticity, outstanding acting or bright special effects. But instead, such tapes can boast of a lot of killer jokes, a sea of black humor, irony and sarcasm.
If you are one of those people who at one time eagerly watched all parts of the "Very scary movie", this selection is for you.
"Top Secret!", 1984, USA
It is completely unclear why this film received a rating of 7.2 on the IMDb service. We would have given him more!
The film parodies several popular films at once, including "The Blue Lagoon", a couple of spy stories and musicals with Elvis Presley. But even if you have not watched the original films, "Top Secret!" will not leave you indifferent.
The plot of the comedy revolves around the American singer Nick Rivers, who comes to Germany and accidentally witnesses a terrible crime. The local military kidnapped a scientist and forced him to develop a deadly weapon capable of destroying thousands of people. But Nick will not let them carry out their plans! Together with the rebels and the charming girl Hilary, the popular singer gives a worthy rebuff to the villains.
"Airplane!", 1980, USA
The famous comedy with the participation of everyone's favorite Leslie Nielsen tells the story of a former military pilot who, by chance, finds himself in a falling plane. Now the lives of all passengers depend on his actions, but the problem is that the hero has completely lost faith in himself because of the memories of past failures.
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail", 1975, Great Britain
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is a popular comedy with fantasy elements, which is a parody of British legends dedicated to King Arthur. The film takes place in The Middle Ages and tell about the adventures of a king who went in search of the Holy Grail Cup.
There are a lot of obstacles on his way — sometimes funny, sometimes really difficult. All events are accompanied by absurd jokes, a share of vulgarity and a little "black" humor. In general, that's why we love such comedies.
"A Zombie named Sean", 2004, Great Britain, France
The main character's life is an endless routine, from which he periodically "hides" in a bar with his friend. But one day everything changes dramatically, because everyone around turns into zombies! Now Sean and the rest of the survivors will have a difficult struggle for survival.
The film is replete with references to famous horror films and killer humor, which the audience loved so much. If you also feel warm feelings for the works of director Edgar Wright, we advise you to watch his other films, like "Like cool cops" and "Armageddon".
"Naked Gun", 1988, USA
And again, Leslie Nielsen is an actor who became famous for his roles in films of this genre. In this film, the comedic hero will have to save the Queen of Great Britain herself!
"Space Eggs", 1987, USA
If you have watched "Star Wars", then you just have to watch a comedy parody of this film, which has received the telling name "Space Eggs". The film directed by Mel Brooks tells about the same story, but "seasoned" with high-quality humor, killer jokes and funny special effects.
By the way, George Lucas himself helped director Mel Brooks to work on the sound and special effects. He has long appreciated the talent of his colleague and kindly allowed him to make a parody of his film.
"Don't threaten South Central by drinking juice in your neighborhood", 1996, USA
This film has become literally a legend, despite the fact that there is no plot in it, and many scenes seem painfully absurd. The creation of the film directed by Paris Barclay was inspired by the trend that appeared in the 90s to shoot films about the life of blacks in poor neighborhoods.
The tape consists of miniatures about the adventures of two cousins-Lock Dog and Ashtrays. One of them is a real limitless person, the second is more calm and well-mannered. Perhaps that is why they complement each other so perfectly.
"Agent Johnny English", 2003, France, Great Britain
And it would have been all right if Johnny English had at least a little understanding of what he was doing…
"Sparkling Saddles", 1974, USA
Parodies of the western also deserve your attention, at least the movie "Shining Saddles". The film makes fun of many representatives of the genre, including the classic Hollywood western "Exactly at Noon".
The film tells about some enterprising villains who want to stretch a new railway line through a small town. And to make everything look legal, they bribe the governor and send a sheriff to the city who can't even shoot.
"Hotheads!", 1991, USA
The plot of the film "Hotheads!" tells about a high-class pilot Topper Harley, who goes to an Indian settlement to cope with the complexes associated with his father. But they find him and call him back to the service. Now Harley will take part in a military operation in Iraq, called "Sleepy Ermine".
The tape "Hotheads!" is clearly inspired by the picture "The Best Shooter" with the participation of Tom Cruise. It's funny that at that time Charlie Sheen, who plays the main role in the parody, was insanely similar to him. But later the directors refused to link to this similarity, because the second part of the comedy is already a parody of the film "Rimbaud".