Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Adventure Films with a Sense of Humorby bfomara | created - 22 Jul 2016 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
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2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Votes: 114,409 | Gross: $139.88M
3. Night of the Comet (1984)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.
Votes: 14,576 | Gross: $14.42M
4. The Fifth Element (1997)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
Votes: 376,827 | Gross: $63.54M
6. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Votes: 44,464 | Gross: $8.08M
7. They Live (1988)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Votes: 85,634 | Gross: $13.01M
This movie is an allegory/satire for the era of the Reagan administration and rise of the "yuppie." Growing up under an oppressive alt-republican father made the understanding of this term semi-difficult, and of course it has an offensive connotation to it because it identifies a society of privileged people. Now, the idea of who is and who isn't privileged is relative to what economic class you identify with but what I think is different about yuppies is that they socially and economically control everyone else. What I mean by this is that the yuppies preach an illusion to the middle class that they too can be successful and privileged one day if they work hard enough. The middle class usually eats this up because it sounds just like religion where they are promised a ticket to some sort of paradise in the end so long as the work hard at achieving something. In reality, these yuppies are exploiting our capitalist economy but don't get too defensive about that idea because there are yuppies who exploit socialist and communist economies as well. It's human nature for people to exploit every opportunity they have for success but when it gets out of control, you have yuppies. So how do you deal with yuppies? - You get Roddy Piper!
The film subtly explores the different circumstances we face in dealing with oppressive forces. It shows us how corrupt law enforcement are the driving force behind a lot adversity we face and while not every police officer/soldier is corrupt, their actions and motives are still influenced directly by corrupt superiors/politicians. The film also shows us how there are oppressive forces surrounding us in the media which tell us exactly how to feel and lives our lives. We also see through an extensive fight sequence how difficult it is to motivate others around us to make changes rather than be complacent. John Carpenter goes as far in this film as to explain how control is usually maintained by employing quick action, something that republicans have an advantage of whereas Democrats usually like to wait and conceive the best possible plan to execute by which time it's too late. Of course, surveillance is another aspect of social control that is explored as well.
8. Repo Man (1984)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.
Votes: 28,200 | Gross: $3.57M
More subtle jokes than obvious ones, so pay attention!
9. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,011,634 | Gross: $120.54M
10. Three Kings (1999)
R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
Votes: 146,624 | Gross: $60.65M
11. The Guyver (1991)
PG-13 | 88 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he ... See full summary »
R | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
An action epic that explores the origins of Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, better known as the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, who somehow become pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment.
Votes: 12,562 | Gross: $5.52M
14. The Muppet Movie (1979)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.
Votes: 27,556 | Gross: $76.66M
15. Manborg (2011)
Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A soldier, brought back to life as a cyborg, fights alongside a band of adventurers against demon hordes in a dystopian future.
16. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Votes: 155,949 | Gross: $156.45M
17. Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Votes: 26,850 | Gross: $51.18M
18. The Muppets (2011)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.
Votes: 79,225 | Gross: $88.63M
19. Forbidden Zone (1980)
R | 74 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.
20. Labyrinth (1986)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.
Votes: 104,644 | Gross: $12.73M
21. Meet the Applegates (1990)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Modeling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950s family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.
Votes: 1,837 | Gross: $0.49M
22. Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.
Votes: 17,554 | Gross: $3.92M
Despite this movie existing practically my entire life, I had never heard of it until I was 31. It's hugely underrated and brings in tons of talent. First off, the movie was written by Julie Brown who claims that it was green-lit immediately after pitching it to studio executives. That's something unheard of in Hollywood today. Brown was a comedian who was supposed to be a pop singer modeled after Madonna. She released several albums that I highly recommend as they are an awesome combination of politically incorrect dark humor with the style of Cyndi Lauper & 1980's Madonna. Brown even has a role in the movie as Genna Davis's friend/coworker and also gets her own music video in the movie with the song "'Cause I'm a blonde." The the two music video moments of the movie should come as no surprise as the director of the film is the legendary Julien Temple who's 80's and 90's music video resume is nothing to sneeze at.
Want more? The film features a pre-In Living Color Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans who play incompetent trouble-making aliens. There's a small but hilarious pool boy surfer role played by Michael McKean. Also, did I mention how HOT Geena Davis is in this movie?! In other words, there's a lot to love about this movie so check it out.
23. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.
Votes: 74,252 | Gross: $135.27M
25. Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father's sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.
Votes: 8,045 | Gross: $0.17M
R | 87 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last... See full summary »
Votes: 2,081 | Gross: $1.34M
Don't be fooled by the artwork/covers for this film, it's poorly marketed as a softcore porn like Emmanuel. Yes, it's directed by Just Jaeckin, but it's a wonderful combination of sexpliotation and fantasy/adventure comedy.
Like Deadpool (2016), many of the film's jokes come from playing with genre tropes. Brent Huff plays the male "hero" of the film, Willard, who's personality and sense of humor are almost identical to Ryan Reynolds' character Deadpool. Perhaps Ryan Reynolds was inspired by this movie?
27. Tokyo! (2008)
Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.
Votes: 8,026 | Gross: $0.35M
The only segment of this film that I care for is "Merde"
28. Extraterrestre (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Everyone knows what to do if one morning the sky would be absolutely full of UFOs: run as fast as you can. However, what would happen if the invasion started while you are in the flat of the girl of your dreams, the one you have just met?
29. Trancers (1984)
PG-13 | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler - an evil criminal who uses powerful hypnotic powers to convert ... See full summary »
I feel like this movie ends up being even funnier on another level because at first it seems like a silly rip-off of the original Terminator but both movies came out the same year. Instead of ripping off of anything, it seems like it actually influenced the movie Time Cop ten years later. Anyway, this a very fun sci-fi action that has an Army of Darkness feeling to it here and there. The first hour moves delightfully quick. I must not forget to mention the young and beautiful Helen Hunt.
30. Total Recall (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?
Votes: 261,203 | Gross: $119.39M
Not particularly known for it's jokes however Arnold has a lot of really cheesy/funny one-liners letting the audience know that he's cool and confident despite his predicament. There are also some great "famous last words" from the two artificial intelligence charters in the film before the explode.
32. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.
Votes: 3,821 | Gross: $20.26M
34. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
PG-13 | 73 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).
Votes: 16,520 | Gross: $1.01M
35. Time Bandits (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.
Votes: 49,736 | Gross: $42.37M
36. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
PG-13 | 88 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy
The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,127 | Gross: $0.19M
Another movie that I watched so many times as a child that I had to wait 21 years before I could watch it again. I have to believe that the intentional campy humor and synth score in this movie helps establish my taste in film while growing up. The acting isn't the best but it suits the film very well. It's an early example of a superhero film done right as it blends surrealism, romance, action, humor, sci-fi, horror all in one movie. As an added bonus, the movie features Monique Gabrielle in a small but very sexy roll.
37. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.
Votes: 211,851 | Gross: $73.71M
39. Desperate Living (1977)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
A neurotic society woman murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, escape to Mortville, a homeless community ruled over by a fascist queen.
This movie is *beep* insane.
40. Schizopolis (1996)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Fletcher Munson, the lethargic employee of a pseudo-religious self help company, and his doppelganger, the friendly but dull dentist Dr. Jeffrey Korchek.
Votes: 4,591 | Gross: $0.01M
41. Not of This Earth (1988)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet.
Votes: 1,749 | Gross: $0.11M
This movie has a lot of cute-funny moments. It's hard to truly appreciate without being a fan of Traci Lords and or Jim Wynorski. Before watching this movie, it's important to know that this is a Roger Corman production. For those of you who don't know, Roger Corman is responsible for giving lots of talented directors their start in Hollywood by offering them shoestring budget movies. His policy was always that if they could complete a film for him on a very low budget, they would have the chance to move on to bigger and better projects. Wynorski must have enjoyed working for Corman like this because he had already completed two movies for him prior to this project.
42. Deathstalker II (1987)
R | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Deathstalker helps Reena the Seer out of a few jams, and she solicits his help for a bigger task. She reveals that she is actually Princess Evie, but the evil sorcerer had her abducted and ... See full summary »
43. The American Astronaut (2001)
Not Rated | 91 min | Musical, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader, sets forth through a rustic and remote solar system, unaware that his old friend Professor Hess is trying to kill him.
Votes: 2,762 | Gross: $0.04M
45. Vicious Lips (1986)
R | 84 min | Horror, Music, Sci-Fi
A band finally gets the opportunity for that breakthrough gig if they can make it to an "in" club on another planet in time.
This one is a cheesy and bizarre delight. Dark humor, anti-humor, and absurd humor can be found throughout this film. For me, the issue with this movie isn't the semi-incoherent story line, but is its slow pacing.