Funny Alien Movies

Wednesday, March 23 by Shawn Lealos

There have been a number of funny alien movies, taking the science fiction idea and squeezing it for humorous anecdotes. These movies are animated films, comic book adaptations and sci-fi spoof movies and all of them stand the test of time, as funny today as they were when they were first released.

  1. “Coneheads” – Based on the “Saturday Night Live” sketch, Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin star as the head of an alien family known as the Coneheads who live on Earth. The movie follows them as they try to fit in with normal society, while not revealing their true identities in this funny alien movie.
  2. “Monsters vs. Aliens” – A girl grows into a giant on her wedding day thanks to a toxic meteor and is captured and locked away by the government. In one of the funny alien movies, she is forced to team up with other monsters to battle an oncoming alien invasion.
  3. “Lilo and Stitch” – An evil, mischievous alien escapes from a prison world and crash lands on Earth. While in Hawaii, the alien makes friends with a young, lonely girl and the two of them go on the run when a violent bounty hunter arrives to take the alien back home in one of animations more funny alien movies.
  4. “My Stepmother is an Alien” – Celeste is an alien sent to Earth to find out if the citizens of the planet knowingly attacked their world. While on the planet, she meets a lonely widowed man and integrates herself in his life while his daughter soon realizes that this new woman might be an alien.
  5. “Bad Taste”Peter Jackson directs this micro-low budget splatter funny alien movie where an alien task force is sent to a small town overrun with aliens. The movie is full of ridiculous scenes including one that is completely disgusting involving an alien, a chainsaw and a “birth.”
  6. “Super Mario Bros.” – While it might be all unintentional, this remains one of the runny alien movies thanks to its ridiculous situations. Dennis Hopper stars as an alien lizard who wants to take over the world and it is up to Mario and Luigi to stop him and save the planet.
  7. “Spaced Invaders” – A group of aliens from Mars intercepts the transmission of Orson Wells classic “War of the Worlds” and, believing it is real, head to Earth to help out in the invasion. This is one of the more funny alien movies thanks to the Martians lack of intelligence mixed with back woods America.
  8. “Spaceballs” – Mel Brooks was onc the master of the spoof movie. While many films today fail to elicit much humor in spoofs, Brooks had the magic touch. In one of the best funny alien movies, Brooks spoofed “Star Wars” in this movie starring Bill Pullman and John Candy.
  9. “Men in Black” – Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones star as mismatched law enforcement partners for the Earth’s alien task force. In one of the 90s funny alien movies, the two set out to find an evil alien that slipped past customs and is searching for a mini galaxy hidden on the planet.
  10. “Mars Attacks”Tim Burton directed one of the best funny alien movies ever made in this spoof of alien invasion movies. Burton struck gold with this movie’s all-star cast. Luminaries appearing in the film included Burt Reynolds, Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox and Danny DeVito.
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