To repeat myself again these are in a random order until I get to the lasts 2 weeks. This weeks batch are all spoof films. Growing up, I watched a lot of spoof films and would have claimed it be my favourite genre for a long time. I have kind of grown out of it now, but I would be lying if I said these wouldn’t make me laugh watching them now.
Shaun of the Dead
This is without a doubt one of the funniest films ever made. I think I may have seen this film more than any of film ever. It’s incredibly funny, full of memorable moments and introduced me to Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. I’m pretty sure that most people have seen it. It’s a riff on Romero’s zombie films and is just pure fun from start to finish. I’m not as big a fan of the follow-ups Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. They’re just not as good for me.
Arguably the best spoof film of all time. It was a career turn for Leslie Nielsen and again just full of classic moments. The drinking problem, the inflatable co-pilot and of course ‘don’t call me Shirly’. It’s an incredible film that I used to watch with a friend quite a lot. The second one is also great, and has William Shatner in it, but I think the first one is the better of the two. Still a classic and would recommend it to everyone.
The Naked Gun
Speaking of Leslie Nielsen, probably his most well know role is Frank Drebin from The Naked Gun series. These are a laugh a minute from start to finish. There is so many stupid jokes that just make me laugh every time. Nielsen is a God of spoof films, they defined the later half of his career and Naked Gun is probably his best. My favourite one is part 3, for the baby scene at the beginning and Mother Teresa the musical. I do think the 1st one has the best jokes overall, so that’s why it takes this spot on the list.
Scary Movie 3
The first spoof film I ever saw and I watched this so many times over the years that if Shaun of the Dead isn’t my most watched film, then this is. It sums up both Signs and The Ring efficiently and with great humour throughout. I could honestly watch this any day of the week and have a good time. For me the Scary Movie series up to this point is only so-so. 3 is excellent, 4 is good but not the same and I never saw number 5, and probably never will.
Hot Shots: Part Deux
Another one where I couldn’t decide which one to use for the list. My mum recommended this to me, and I absolutely loved it. I then ordered the double DVD with Part Deux for when a friend came round, and we watched these over and over again. They’re both so funny and Charlie Sheen at his best. I met Charlie Sheen at a convention and told him Part Deux was one of my favourite films, and I wasn’t lying.
The films above made up a big part of my childhood and I really need to sit down and watch them again. Maybe I’ll host a film night soon. Pizza and spoof films – perfection.
Have you seen any of the above? Love them, hate them? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading and until next time,