Parody film

A "parody" or "spoof film" is a comedy that satirizes other film genres or classic films. The main conventions for this genre are:

* Sarcasm
* Huge stereotyping, e.g., the dumb blonde, the hardboiled detective
* Mocking other films or scenes from serious movies
* Violence with no consequence for characters' actions
* Obvious meanings to characters' actions/names
* Joking around with no purpose
* Random scenes, many layers

Examples

1940s

*"Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948)
*"Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff" (1949)

1950s

*"Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man" (1951)
*"Jack and the Beanstalk" (1952)
*"Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1953)
*"Beat the Devil" (1953)
*"Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops" (1955)
*"Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy" (1955)

1960s

*"Creature from the Haunted Sea" (1961)
*"Carry On Spying" (1964)
*"Carry On Cleo" (1964)
*"Carry On Screaming!" (1966)
*"Don't Lose Your Head" (1966)
*"Casino Royale" (1967)

1970s

*"Carry On Up the Jungle" (1970)
*"Carry On Henry" (1971)
*"Carry On Dick" (1974)
*"Blazing Saddles" (1974)
*"Young Frankenstein" (1974)
*"The Groove Tube" (1974)
*"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975)
*"Silent Movie" (1976)
*"High Anxiety" (1977)
*"The Kentucky Fried Movie" (1977)
*"Carry On Emmannuelle" (1978)
*"Monty Python's Life of Brian" (1979)

1980s

*"Airplane!" (1980)
*"History of the World, Part I" (1981)
*"" (1982)
*"Monty Python's The Meaning of Life" (1983)
*"Bloodbath at the House of Death" (1984)
*"This Is Spinal Tap" (1984)
*"Top Secret!" (1984)
*"When Nature Calls" (1985)
*"Hollywood Shuffle" (1987)
*"Leonard Part 6" (1987)
*"Amazon Women on the Moon" (1987)
*"Spaceballs" (1987)
*"Throw Momma from the Train" (1987)
*"" (1988)
*"I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" (1988)
*"UHF" (1989)

1990s

*"Repossessed" (1990)
*"Hot Shots!" (1991)
*"" (1991)
*"Fatal Instinct" (1993)
*"Loaded Weapon 1" (1993)
*"" (1993)
*"CB4" (1993)
*"Airheads" (1994)
*"" (1994)
*"" (1995)
*"The Brady Bunch Movie" (1995)
*"A Very Brady Sequel" (1996)
*"Mars Attacks!" (1996)
*"" (1996)
*"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (1996)
*"Spy Hard" (1996)
*"High School High" (1996)
*"" (1997)
*"George of the Jungle" (1997)
*"Mafia! (1998)
*"Galaxy Quest (1999)
*"" (1999)

2000s

*"Big Money Hustlas" (2000)
*"Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth" (2000)
*"Scary Movie" series (2000-2009)
*"Not Another Teen Movie" (2001)
*"" (2002)
*"Austin Powers in Goldmember" (2002)
*"George of the Jungle 2" (2003)
*"Johnny English" (2003)
*"Shaun of the Dead" (2004)
*"My Big Fat Independent Movie" (2005)
*"Date Movie" (2006)
*"Man of the Year" (2006)
*"Hot Fuzz" (2007)
*"Farce of the Penguins" (2007)
*"Epic Movie" (2007)
*"The Comebacks" (2007)
*"" (2007)
*"Meet the Spartans" (2008)
*"Superhero Movie" (2008)
*"The Onion Movie" (2008)
*"Get Smart" (2008)
*"Tropic Thunder" (2008)
*"Disaster Movie" (2008)
*"An American Carol" (2008)


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