Top 10 British Spoof and Satire Movies

  • Published on Mar 21, 2018
  • Top 10 British Spoof and Satire Movies
    These movies take the mick, and that's why they're amazing! For this list, we're counting down the best, funniest and most memorable spoof and satire movies to come out of Great Britain. So, expect parodies aplenty, with films like "Death of Stalin", "Life of Brian", "Dr Strangelove", "Shaun of the Dead", "In the Loop" and "Johnny English all in contention!
    Special thanks to our user WordToTheWes for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool:
    #10. “Johnny English” (2003)
    #9. “The Death of Stalin” (2017)
    #8. “Hot Fuzz” (2007)
    #7. “Mike Bassett England Manager” (2001)
    #6. “Four Lions” (2010)
    #5. “In the Loop” (2009)
    #4. “Borat” (2006)
    #3, #2, #1: ???
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Comments • 138

  • Paul Jung
    Paul Jung 2 months ago

    I was wheezing throughout the entirety of Death of Stalin. I've been trying to get my friends to watch it with me ever since.

  • Jutta Maier
    Jutta Maier 6 months ago +1

    Four lions is hilarious. Only the Brits manage to make a comedy out of a dim subject that works.

    • Luísa Bortoli
      Luísa Bortoli 4 months ago

      I recommend you this channel, very nice satires:

  • George Job
    George Job 7 months ago

    What about lock,stock and two smoking barrels ! It's hilarious, British comedy at its finest...

  • Jared Griffiths
    Jared Griffiths 8 months ago

    I know the Pink Panther movies aren't officially considered parody movies for some reason but I personally consider A Shot in the Dark a parody of murder mystery stories and The Pink Panther Strikes Again a parody of James Bond movies.

  • B.L.A.S.H
    B.L.A.S.H 9 months ago

    wheres grimsby? (the brothers grimsby)?

  • Marc Ortlieb
    Marc Ortlieb 11 months ago

    They missed Peter Cook's brilliant "The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer".

  • swewunna
    swewunna 11 months ago

    US make comedy. UK make Satire. Bar late Robin Williams, none of the current crop come near enough to match British humour.

  • Kor3an Savage
    Kor3an Savage Year ago

    What about kingsman

  • G Curtis
    G Curtis Year ago

    Hot Fuzz only 8? No

  • Jess Chii
    Jess Chii Year ago +9

    Four Lions is both hilarious and heartbreaking.

  • Stacey Lou
    Stacey Lou Year ago

    He's NOT the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!

  • big kahuna burger

    10. Johnny English
    9. Death of Stalin
    8. Hot Fuzz( amazing movie)
    7. Mike Bassett: england manager
    6. Four Lions
    Honorable mentions

  • maryavatar
    maryavatar Year ago

    Oh god, why is Johnny English on this list? It’s complete shit.

  • Mike Page
    Mike Page Year ago

    Great picks. Also great pics.

  • chris willgoose
    chris willgoose Year ago

    Sorry but johnny english sucks so hard and is not even worth a mention.

  • Michael Lee
    Michael Lee Year ago

    How come "This is Spinal Tab" not in the list??

  • John Parr
    John Parr Year ago +2

    Johnny English is one of the worst films I've ever watched

  • Monty Python the Flying Circus

    7:53 and of course if Harrison had not got involved and set up handmade films we may never have had such classics as ‘The Missionary’, ‘Time Bandits’, ‘The long good Friday’, ‘A Private Function’ and ‘Withnail and I’

  • Neil Bartlett
    Neil Bartlett Year ago +5

    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

    • marconatrix
      marconatrix 11 months ago

      An immortal line if ever there was one :-)

  • James West
    James West Year ago

    Yup... if there is one thing we Britain can do well... it’s taking the piss.

  • mark griffiths
    mark griffiths Year ago

    Dr Strangelove not a British film !

    • Mike Page
      Mike Page Year ago

      Shot in Britain and stolen by Peter Sellars.

  • disney fan81
    disney fan81 Year ago

    What about "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"? I actually think it's a million times better than "Life of Brian".

    • Mike Page
      Mike Page Year ago

      It's a terrific movie but not as well known and let's be honest not as polished as LoB.

  • Phobe Romys
    Phobe Romys Year ago

    Great movies! Watched them all except Mike Bassett England Manager - thanks for the suggestion.

  • Steve Thompson
    Steve Thompson Year ago +1

    Mike Myers is Canadian not American.
    This is why you're just a shit Whatculture.

  • bfahren
    bfahren Year ago +1

    Mr. President, we must not allow a mine-shaft gap!

  • killer funghoul
    killer funghoul Year ago

    No up Pompeii or up the front? Carry on doctor/nurse/matron, carry on up the khyber or up the jungle? The original St Trinians films (Alastair Sim will always be the best miss Fritton, sorry Rupert Everett your good just not good enough) where were they?

    • Mike Page
      Mike Page Year ago

      Not in living memory, are they? Not for enough people anyway. OK so nor is Strangelove but that has a cult following the others don't.

    • killer funghoul
      killer funghoul Year ago

      J0hNF_UK seems so. how johnny english managed to be in this lost is beyond me, it’s crap, the pink panther series of films is way better. i like hot fuzz, but to say it’s any better than carry on constable is a tough call. i think it’s a lot to do with age of the people watching, these are as you say for the trendy crowd, me i’m 40+ that grew up with the likes of carry on films, Frankie Howard in up pompeii and peter sellers pink panther films, those are funny.

    • J0hNF_UK
      J0hNF_UK Year ago

      This list is obviously for the, 'young, trendies', so films like the ones you mentioned would be deemed too old with people starring in them that the majority of youngsters won't have even heard of, never mind seen them in any films.

  • Daniel Cook
    Daniel Cook Year ago

    Not comedy or particularly funny if I'm honest but if your looking for dark then look no further than "in Bruges" brilliant film, both me and my girlfriend loved it

  • PtolemyJones
    PtolemyJones Year ago

    A short sighted list indeed... apparently humor isn't required. What, no Carry On Nurse? Thhhpppttt...

  • Bearded Ste
    Bearded Ste Year ago

    How can you do a top 10 of British Spoofs without including Whoops Apocalypse?

    • Bearded Ste
      Bearded Ste Year ago

      Yes, that's the one.

    • Isabelle Drennan
      Isabelle Drennan Year ago

      Bearded Ste ah right, yeah that rings a bell. Has it got rik mayall and richard wilson in it? I must be getting it confused with another film.

    • Bearded Ste
      Bearded Ste Year ago

      No, it's a cold war spoof with Peter Cook as the Prime Minister of England about to start a nuclear war over the kidnapping of a British Princess.

    • Isabelle Drennan
      Isabelle Drennan Year ago

      Bearded Ste is that the one where luke skywalker gets his head cut off?

  • The_Nerd
    The_Nerd Year ago +2

    Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?

  • Patch McPatch
    Patch McPatch Year ago

    For the record, Mike Myers is Canadian, not American... and his parents are English.

  • Clem Fandango
    Clem Fandango Year ago

    Life of Brian, no contest. So many funny lines and scenes, and of course the controversy with the god squad.

    • George Job
      George Job 7 months ago

      Spike Milligan is brill when he does his confused begger..

  • Sam Fallow
    Sam Fallow Year ago

    Trying to pick my No.1. Hmmm... difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

  • 10K Subs With No Videos

    The whole cornetto trilogy should be top 3

  • Charles Bee
    Charles Bee Year ago

    Gotta love 4 lions

  • Cameron McLean
    Cameron McLean Year ago +10

    Life of brian isnt exactly an attack on the bible. Its an attack on the idea of following for the sake of it. Thats the whole point of the film and what its trying to get across.

    • Robert McElwaine
      Robert McElwaine 10 months ago

      Well, there has been some disagreement among the Python team about that. Apparently there was a brief exchange that occurred when the surviving members reunited in Aspen, Colorado, in 1998. In the section where Life of Brian is discussed, Terry Jones says, *"I think the film is heretical, but it's not blasphemous."* Eric Idle can be heard to agree adding, *"It's a heresy." However, John Cleese, disagreed, countering, *"I don’t think it's a heresy. It's making fun of the way that people misunderstand the teaching."* Jones ten responds, by saying *"Of course it's a heresy, John! It's attacking the Church! And that has to be heretical."* Cleese replies, "No, it's not attacking the Church, necessarily. It's about people who cannot agree with each other."*

      In a later interview, Jones did however say the film *"isn't blasphemous because it doesn’t touch on belief at all. It is heretical, because it touches on dogma and the interpretation of belief, rather than belief itself."*
      At the end of the day though I suppose it boils down to how anyone as an individual interprets the movie. Personally I don't think the "blasphemous" although as an atheist I couldn't care less if it was. Heretical yes as Jones stated but it clearly doesn't mock Jesus but his followers.

    • Robert McElwaine
      Robert McElwaine 10 months ago

      @MadnessInSerenity I'm not lol

    • charimonfanboy
      charimonfanboy Year ago +2

      just like everybody else

    • MadnessInSerenity
      MadnessInSerenity Year ago +2

      Yes! We're all individuals!

  • anonUK
    anonUK Year ago

    With Four Lions, I was actually worried with two of the characters that we were laughing at the mentally disabled.

  • Noel Down
    Noel Down Year ago

    Your accent is killing me. Not in a good way.

  • Michael Rawson
    Michael Rawson Year ago +1

    Ricky Thommo is an absolute LEGEND!!! 😂

  • Christopher Zavala

    KISS MY SWEATY BALLS, YOU FAT F**K!!! Hilarious! Thank you Peter (Doctor)

  • A Amelia
    A Amelia Year ago +1

    No one does satire like us Brits!

  • awesome420ication
    awesome420ication Year ago +4

    Hot Fuzz is no.1 for me.

  • Chrisey
    Chrisey Year ago

    Holy Grayel is so much better then life of Bryan

  • Lisa Kazmier
    Lisa Kazmier Year ago +5

    Love the story about how Eric Idle was discussing the loss of funding for Life of Brian to George Harrison. Apparently Harrison read the movie and said "I want to see that!" and thus funded it. Awesome.

  • Mhairi Gibbons
    Mhairi Gibbons Year ago +32

    Spinal Tap should be 11. ☺️

    • Random Fan?
      Random Fan? 7 months ago

      I’m pretty sure it’s a American film

    • son of sam
      son of sam 7 months ago

      Or this list should go to zero

    • Mike Page
      Mike Page Year ago

      ♫ Stonehenge!! ♫

    • WatchMojoUK
      WatchMojoUK  Year ago +3

      Mhairi Gibbons or we could just make 10 one louder 🤣

  • ValcorTheConqueror

    I live right near where most of four lions was filmed.

  • DanFarrell98
    DanFarrell98 Year ago

    Damn Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead? You guys are too kind

  • DanFarrell98
    DanFarrell98 Year ago +11

    These are so much better than American spoofs or satire films

    • Rob Fraser
      Rob Fraser Year ago +1

      Spinal Tap, Airplane, Naked Gun, Postal...

    • Robert Polanco
      Robert Polanco Year ago +3

      @DanFarrell98 - Well, I am sure that there were some GOOD American films that were spoofs or satires. Like "Airplane" and "Top Secret," for example.

    • Peter Frank
      Peter Frank Year ago

      Better than the 'Scary Movie' franchise for sure. But back then there were 'The Player' and 'The Network'.

  • Sally Philpin
    Sally Philpin Year ago +2

    Hot Fuzz was fimed in and around Wells in Somerset, England. Some of the extras were actually local people from Wells. I know that because my father used to dtive the Somerfield delivery van that is shown in the back car park of the supermarket.

  • Emma Griffiths
    Emma Griffiths Year ago +24

    I watched Four Lions for my a-level media exam and it was hysterical

  • Nepali Warrior
    Nepali Warrior Year ago +10

    I see four lions I click

  • Peter Frank
    Peter Frank Year ago +7

    'Hot Fuzz' is funny as hell but I never took it as a satire.

    • Rich the Unstable
      Rich the Unstable Year ago +3

      Satire of any of the action cop films from the states

    • Luke O'Neill
      Luke O'Neill Year ago

      It's completely a satire! I mean come on "Crusty jugglers" and "the greater good" make you crack up during the serious moments and it never takes itself too seriously!

    • Elliot Newton
      Elliot Newton Year ago +1

      Think it falls under spoof, it spoofs action movies like Shaun of the Dead spoofs zombie movies.

    • Peter Frank
      Peter Frank Year ago

      Max Bonic It's cool.

    • Max Bonic
      Max Bonic Year ago +1

      lol not thinking, thought you were talking about shaun of the dead haha

  • Pete Marr
    Pete Marr Year ago +3

    Death of Stalin.. one of the worst films I have seen.. Wished I never bought it.. Just not funny!

    • Mike Page
      Mike Page Year ago

      The pacing was poor but at its best was hilarious. Depended too much on performance, not enough on script.

    • Robert Polanco
      Robert Polanco Year ago +1

      @Pete Marr - I agree with you. That movie was pathetic.

  • steven fowler
    steven fowler Year ago

    well rowen first did back in the 1980 has a tv advert for Barclay card.

  • iammontecristo
    iammontecristo Year ago +6

    Ah yes, Life Of Brian. One of my personal favorites

  • Rossm3838
    Rossm3838 Year ago +5

    I'm Alright Jack is brilliant. Must see.

    • Rossm3838
      Rossm3838 Year ago +1

      or a memory beyond 10 years (except for Dr strangelove)

    • Colin Baker
      Colin Baker Year ago

      Rossm3838 Yes. Disappointing that Watch Mojo UK doesn’t seem to have honourable mentions.

  • TomUnited
    TomUnited Year ago +7

    Four lions is quality best be number 1

    • James West
      James West Year ago

      No one knows how it’s 6

    • Kosta Jovanovic
      Kosta Jovanovic Year ago

      +Tom hardly a poor list

    • TomUnited
      TomUnited Year ago +1

      Only 6th and mike bassett only 7th poor list imo both quality films

  • colin wilson
    colin wilson Year ago +5

    what no carry on screaming carry on dont lose your head.carry on follow that camel
    or any of the carry on films

    • David McMullan
      David McMullan Year ago +2

      Carry on up the Khyber is my favourite.

    • Sally Philpin
      Sally Philpin Year ago +3

      colin wilson. I totally agree with you, the Carry On films were all classics.

  • Total Creative Gaming
    Total Creative Gaming Year ago +54

    Haha. "He's not the messiah. He's a very naughty boy!" Heh heh. Love this line from Life of Brian. Hilarious.

  • Kyle Campbell
    Kyle Campbell Year ago +18

    Hot Fuzz > Shaun of the Dead