A lighter side of space travels, alien invasions, futuristic gadgets and time travel providing unlimited entertainment and laughs, here’s Crizic’s list of 11 most awesome sci-fi comedy movies:
11. The Absent-Minded Professor (1961):
Starting off this list is the 1961 classic, The Absent-Minded Professor. Its hard to remember now, but Robin Williams was not the original inventor of “flubber”, instead Fred MacMurray’s portrayal of Professor Ned Brainard did it first in The Absent-Minded Professor. And its no argument that the 1997 remake was not as good as the original.
10. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997):
With a cast that includes Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Seth Green and of course, Mike Myers who portrays both Austin Powers and Dr. Evil, Austin Powers is a well scripted and hilariously entertaining movie, which also gave us one of the most iconic villains, Dr. Evil.
9. Paul (2011):
The duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s take on a sci-fi comedy after successfully proving their comedic talents in ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’, Paul is a extremely hilarious movie with numerous funny references to other science fiction films while also paying homage to the genre.
8. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989):
The future is a utopian society, thanks to “Wyld Stallyns”. The movie stars Keanu Reeves as Ted Logan and Alex Winter as Bill Preston, two not so bright metalhead teens who have an excellent way to prepare for their history test, using a time machine, and to help them is Rufus (George Carlin).
7. Sleeper (1973):
Woody Allen is not a name that jumps to our mind when we think about science fiction, but still Sleeper is the comic auteur’s one of the very best. The movie is classic Woody Allen observational comedy and social commentary set 200 years in the future.
6. Men In Black (1997):
Men in Black is Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones at their comic best. Filled with great effects and wild ideas MIB appealed to everyone, fans of sci-fi or fans of comedy. It combined the two genres to create a franchise which includes movies that are funny and entertaining everytime you watch them.
5. Back to the Future (1985):
Back to the Future is probably the first thing that comes to our mind when we hear the name Michael J. Fox. With memorable characters like Biff Tannen, Marty McFly and Doc Brown, Back to the Future is a brilliant time travel story dressed up as 1980s teen comedy.
4. Spaceballs (1987):
Mel Brooks parodies Star Wars in Spaceballs along with some references to other popular sci-fi movies as well. Ensuring the audiences’ affection for the characters and movies while still being extremely funny, Spaceballs is an absolute comedy classic.
3. Galaxy Quest (1999):
A satire on the sci-fi fandom (and not in a mean-spirited way), featuring stellar performances from Tim Allen, Sam Rockwell, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, and Sigourney Weaver, Galaxy Quest was a quest that pleased everyone who took part in it.
2. Young Frankenstein (1974):
Second on our list is another Mel Brooks film, Young Frankenstein. A parody to the various adaptations of Frankenstein, the movie tells the story of Frankenstein’s grandson with Gene Wilder starring as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein.
1. Ghostbusters (1984):
There is a reason for the popularity of Ghostbusters. Originality of the concept and exceptional performances from every cast member, a movie that was such a massive hit, the classic comedy tops our list of sci-fi comedies.