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Top Satirical Films (#1-100)

The Internet Movie Database includes "Satire," "Social Satire," or "Political Satire" as one of the keywords describing the films below.

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 8
2 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Stanley Kubrick 10
3 Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen 15
4 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
5 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder 28
6 All about Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 44
7 The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols 45
8 The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder 65
9 8 1/2 1963 Federico Fellini 66
10 Fargo 1996 Joel Coen 67
11 Fight Club 1999 David Fincher 68
12 Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch 72
13 Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam 76
14 His Girl Friday 1940 Howard Hawks 80
15 Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey 82
16 This Is Spinal Tap 1984 Rob Reiner 85
17 Modern Times 1936 Charles Chaplin 88
18 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 99
19 La Dolce Vita 1960 Federico Fellini 100
20 The Big Lebowski 1998 Joel Coen 105
21 Nashville 1975 Robert Altman 108
22 American Beauty 1999 Sam Mendes 113
23 Manhattan 1979 Woody Allen 130
24 Easy Rider 1969 Dennis Hopper 139
25 Life of Brian 1979 Terry Jones 141
26 Airplane! 1980 Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and David Zucker 158
27 Sullivan's Travels 1941 Preston Sturges 160
28 Lost in Translation 2003 Sofia Coppola 169
29 Planet of the Apes 1968 Franklin J. Schaffner 172
30 The Manchurian Candidate 1962 John Frankenheimer 179
31 WALL•E 2008 Andrew Stanton 184
32 Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 Robert Hamer 190
33 Edward Scissorhands 1990 Tim Burton 196
34 Moulin Rouge! 2001 Baz Luhrmann 203
35 M*A*S*H 1970 Robert Altman 210
36 Blazing Saddles 1974 Mel Brooks 211
37 Network 1976 Sidney Lumet 221
38 Sherlock, Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton 229
39 Dawn of the Dead 1978 George A. Romero 232
40 Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961 Blake Edwards 238
41 The Incredibles 2004 Brad Bird 250
42 Being John Malkovich 1999 Spike Jonze 255
43 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 Luis Buñuel 267
44 To Be or Not to Be 1942 Ernst Lubitsch 268
45 Belle de Jour 1967 Luis Buñuel 289
46 Shaun of the Dead 2004 Edgar Wright 290
47 Viridiana 1961 Luis Buñuel 291
48 The Great Dictator 1940 Charles Chaplin 292
49 Shrek 2001 Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson 304
50 Animal House 1978 John Landis 314
51 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 317
52 Amarcord 1973 Federico Fellini 318
53 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Robert Zemeckis 321
54 Clerks. 1994 Kevin Smith 343
55 The Truman Show 1998 Peter Weir 344
56 Ninotchka 1939 Ernst Lubitsch 345
57 Voyage to the Moon 1902 Georges Méliès 367
58 South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 1999 Trey Parker 381
59 Contempt 1963 Jean-Luc Godard 388
60 An American Werewolf in London 1981 John Landis 397
61 Shakespeare in Love 1998 John Madden 407
62 Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg 410
63 RoboCop 1987 Paul Verhoeven 411
64 Clueless 1995 Amy Heckerling 416
65 Election 1999 Alexander Payne 421
66 Pink Flamingos 1972 John Waters 453
67 The Player 1992 Robert Altman 456
68 If.... 1968 Lindsay Anderson 465
69 Pierrot le Fou 1965 Jean-Luc Godard 480
70 Crumb 1994 Terry Zwigoff 499
71 The Celebration 1998 Thomas Vinterberg 502
72 The Long Goodbye 1973 Robert Altman 503
73 Being There 1979 Hal Ashby 510
74 Raising Arizona 1987 Joel Coen 511
75 The Exterminating Angel 1962 Luis Buñuel 515
76 Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 Woody Allen 516
77 Scream 1996 Wes Craven 527
78 Monsters, Inc. 2001 Pete Docter 531
79 The Triplets of Belleville 2003 Sylvain Chomet 532
80 L'Âge d'or 1930 Luis Buñuel 538
81 The Band Wagon 1953 Vincente Minnelli 541
82 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006 Larry Charles 545
83 Alphaville 1965 Jean-Luc Godard 551
84 Delicatessen 1991 Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet 555
85 Sideways 2004 Alexander Payne 558
86 Bowling for Columbine 2002 Michael Moore 560
87 Batman 1989 Tim Burton 569
88 Closely Watched Trains 1966 Jirí Menzel 570
89 Sleeper 1973 Woody Allen 575
90 Chicago 2002 Rob Marshall 597
91 My Man Godfrey 1936 Gregory La Cava 611
92 Starship Troopers 1997 Paul Verhoeven 616
93 Office Space 1999 Mike Judge 619
94 The Fifth Element 1997 Luc Besson 626
95 Adaptation. 2002 Spike Jonze 643
96 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 Adam McKay 648
97 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris 656
98 O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Joel Coen 683
99 Heathers 1988 Michael Lehmann 696
100 Zero for Conduct 1933 Jean Vigo 704
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