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Spoofs

The wide wonderful world of film lends itself splendidly to the 'spoof' or parody as most genres have conventions and unwritten rules that are very easy to twist and undermine. It's all about messing with audience expectation - and nobody is safe - from TV cops ('Police Squad') to zombies ('Shaun of the Dead'); disaster flicks ('Airplane') to westerns ('Blazing Saddles'); Alfred Hitchcock ('High Anxiety') to Arnold Schwarzenegger ('Last Action Hero'). Sit back and have a laugh, at someone else's expense.

Top Secret! Special Edition (1984)

7.2/10
Director: David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Starring: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Christopher Villiers

A likeably silly comedy from the writing-directing team that brought you 'Flying High' .. about an Elvis-like rock star who becomes embroiled in espio... Read more

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)

7.6/10
Director: Eli Craig
Starring: Tyler Labine, Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk

What do you get when you cross two West Virginia hillbillies with evil? Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain... Read more

UHF ( aka The Vidiot from UHF ) (1989)

7/10
Director: Jay Levey
Starring: Weird Al Yankovic, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, David Bowe, Victoria Jackso...

Despite this being his only starring role, Yankovic plays it to the hilt in this quirky cult film from the 80's. Yankovic stars as George Newman, a ho... Read more

Undercover Brother (2002)

5.8/10
Director: Malcolm D Lee
Starring: Aunjanue Ellis, Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Billy Dee Williams

Riotous spoof of blaxploitation films boasts Eddie Griffin as the title hero, an Afroed, kung fu-fighting fellow stuck in the 1970s, recruited by a se... Read more

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

6.8/10
Director: Jake Kasdan
Starring: John C Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows

John C. Reilly stars in this pitch-perfect spoof of the rock biopic genre, chronicling the life of country boy-turned-music superstar, Dewey Cox. Foll... Read more

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Blu-ray) (2007)

6.8/10
Director: Jake Kasdan
Starring: John C Reilly, Tim Meadows, Jenna Fischer

John C. Reilly stars in this pitch-perfect spoof of the rock biopic genre, chronicling the life of country boy-turned-music superstar, Dewey Cox. Foll... Read more

Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

7.1/10
Director: Nick Park
Starring: Peter Sallis

Wallace and Gromit have started a new bread baking business, 'Top Bun'. Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that a dozen loc... Read more

Way Out West (1937)

7.7/10
Director: James W Horne
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy go on the trail of the lonesome pine to locate the daughter of a dead prospector who left behind a valuable deed. They ar... Read more

Wayne's World (1992)

7/10
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Starring: Tia Carrere, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Mike Myers, Lara Flynn Boyle

The youth comedy hit of 1992 about the pleasures of best buddies Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey), who transferred their Saturday Night Live... Read more

Wellington Paranormal: Season 1 (2018)

7.6/10
Starring: Maaka Pohatu, Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary

Sergeant Ruawai Maaka of the Wellington Police enlists the aid of Officers Minogue and O'Leary to tackle paranormal events in New Zealand's capital ci... Read more