Fantastically Funny: The 20 Best Sci-Fi Comedies

In this selection – a movie where unbridled fantasy was mixed with humor, and the result was a spectacle more interesting than just science fiction. Time travel, space travel, alien attacks – it can be not only exciting, but also funny. Any movie on our list of the best sci-fi comedies will spark your imagination and lift your spirits even on a gloomy day.

Couple from the Future (2021)

The novelty of Russian cinema is a family comedy in the fantasy genre. Eugene and Alexandra are a typical married couple over 50. The husband drinks and lies on the couch, the wife is unhappy and grumbles. It would seem, why torture each other if you can get a divorce? Except our spouses live in 2040, where divorce costs a fortune. By coincidence, Eugene and Alexandra fall into the past. Now you just need to separate yourself in your youth so that the trip to the registry office does not take place.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Actors:
Sergey Burunov, Maria Aronova, Denis Paramonov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8

Age restrictions:
12+


Hang Out in Palm Springs (2020)

A highly rated foreign film is a mix of fantasy and romantic comedy genres . Romkom has become a modern youth variation of Groundhog Day. On the day of someone else’s wedding, the young fool Nise and the bride’s sister Sarah get stuck in a time loop. They are no longer able to listen to boring toasts and the same songs day after day. But they have at their disposal an endless summer in Palm Springs and countless lives to implement the most daring ideas.

Original title:
Palm Springs

Cast:
Andy Samberg, Christine Milioti, J.K. Simmons …

Country:
USA, Hong Kong

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Space Cleaners (2020)

The fantastic film will show the near future – 2092. The earth is no longer habitable due to air and water pollution. UTS Corporation plans to establish a new home for earthlings on Mars , but not everyone will get the chance to start over. Among the dregs of society, the daring crew of the Pobeda ship are among those who will have to survive on their own. One day, the heroes find a child android created as a weapon of mass destruction. Now the team has a chance to improve their position by profitably selling the find.

Original title:
Seungriho

Actors:
Song Jun-gi, Kim Tae-ri, Chin Sung-gyu …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
18+


Okay, Lexi! (2019)

Comedy fiction with a serious message – a beautiful social network account often hides loneliness. The story of the virtual assistant Lexi, who knows everything about you. She has seen the most embarrassing pictures, knows what you are secret about with friends and what queries you make in search engines. What if she gets out of control? Gadget-addicted sci-fi comedy hero Phil will feel it first hand.

Original title:
Jexi

Actors:
Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Rose Byrne…

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

The 20th anniversary film of the Marvel universe gave the viewer another meeting with the smallest superheroes. Scott Lang got involved in a superhero showdown and received three years of house arrest. However, he will not be bored at home for a long time. Former colleagues Hank Pym and Hope find Scott. A father and daughter want to open a quantum tunnel to save Janet van Dyne, who is trapped in subatomic space. And for this, Lang will again have to put on a shrinking suit and confront the mysterious “Ghost”.

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Original title:
Ant-Man and the Wasp

Actors:
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Hannah John-Kamen …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.0

Age Limits :
12+


Deadpool (dilogy, 2016 and 2018)

This sci-fi comedy made it into the genre’s best films thanks to one of Marvel’s most hardcore and lovable heroes. Wayne Wilson managed to work as a mercenary and returned from the war . The guy is going to marry his girlfriend Vanessa when he finds out that he has cancer. Out of desperation, Wayne agrees to take part in an experimental military program. This is where Deadpool is born, who, along with an unknown serum, received the ability to regenerate, improved reflexes and incredible strength.

Original title:
Deadpool

Actors:
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 8.0

Age restrictions:
18+


My girl is a monster (2016)

Gloria cannot be called a happy woman. Her life revolves around drinking and dishonest men. Throwing another traitor and her dull life, Gloria returns to her hometown, where she meets a former classmate and gets a job as a waitress. At this time, on the other side of the world in Seoul, real fantasy is happening – an unknown monster appears out of nowhere and goes nowhere. Gloria suspects that she has something to do with the bully.

Original title:
Colossal

Actors:
Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell …

Country:
Canada, USA, Spain, South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Pixels (2015)

Do you want to feel nostalgic and plunge into the world of old computer games? Then you should watch a fantastic comedy film about an unbanal alien invasion. Somewhere in outer space, an alien ship receives a recording of computer games. The aliens decide that this is a declaration of war. Now the heroes of the arcade games of the 80s, led by Pacman, will oppose the Earth. And only a group of avid players can save our planet from attack.

Original title:
Pixels

Actors:
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan…

Country:
USA, China, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.5

Age limit:
12+


I can do anything (2015)

Aliens want to take over the Earth. But before the attack, they decide to give humanity another chance. And the chance lies in the following – to give a random person superpowers and see what wins in him: goodness or selfishness and greed. The choice falls on the unfortunate teacher Neil. Now Neil can make all the most incredible desires come true. And instead of wishing for world peace, our hero indulges in all serious.

Original title:
Absolutely Anything

Actors:
Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
16+


Turbo Kid (2014)

Cool movie successfully combines such genres as comedy and science fiction, seasoned with black humor and a sea of ​​blood. In a parallel universe, the planet is destroyed by a nuclear war. People are divided into two categories – some try to survive by honest means, getting provisions through the exchange, others take what they need by force. Our hero belongs to the first category. He peacefully collects all sorts of rubbish and reads the comics he finds . Soon he will have to dress up as his favorite superhero and put an end to the post-apocalyptic madness .

Original title:
Turbo Kid

Actors:
Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside…

Country:
Canada, New Zealand, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
12+


How to Create the Perfect Guy (2014)

The comedy will tell about the fantastic adventures of two unpopular college students who dream of finding their love. However, peers are in no hurry to pay attention to smart, but nondescript girls. There is a way out of the situation. The girlfriends decide to create the perfect boyfriend using a computer program. As a result, he appears – a handsome, smart and charming Albert. That’s just the program that the girls used was set up to create super soldiers.

Original title:
How to Build a Better Boy

Actors:
China Anne McClain, Kelly Berglund, Marshall Williams…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.4

Age Limits :
12+


Armageddian (2013)

The plot of the hooligan British film comedy begins with an enchanting booze, and ends with a fantasy-style story. The leader of the youth company, Gary, never achieved anything by the age of 40. But a lover of adventure cannot put up with boring everyday life. He brings old friends together to retrace his unfinished 12-pub student itinerary. And even the collapse of the end of the world will not be able to stop the men and prevent them from drinking in the pubs of their hometown – a pint in each.

Original title:
The World’s End

Actors:
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan…

Country:
UK, USA, Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 7.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Iron Sky (2012)

After the war, the surviving Nazis hide on the other side of the moon, preparing for a new attack. If you’re not already intrigued, how about Hitler riding a dinosaur? This is just one of the surprises that await when looking after a big-budget European absurd comedy-style trash. In abundance – technical inventions and eccentric characters: neo-Nazis, religious fanatics, space zeppelins and spaceships powered by a smartphone. And a naive teacher from the moon and a former astronaut will deal with all this lawlessness.

Original title:
Iron Sky

Actors:
Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Goetz Otto …

Country:
Finland, Germany, Australia, France, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Gender: Secret Material (2011)

A list of funny fiction cannot do without a film about the charming alien Paul voiced by Pavel Volya. In addition to Paul, the plot centers on two middle-aged friends who are big fans of comics and UFOs. After visiting Comic-Con, the men decide to drive around the places where the plates are rumored to have flown. The guys do not even imagine that one of the nights they will be lucky enough to meet a real alien and go on a fun trip with him.

Original title:
Paul

Actors:
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen …

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
16+


Strangers in the area (2011)

Youth fantasy comedy film about the showdown in the area. In a parking lot where troubled teenagers hang out , an evil member of an alien race lands. The leader of the gang kills an uninvited guest, not knowing that larger, scarier and more aggressive creatures will soon arrive on Earth. Now a gang of hooligans will face a difficult task – to protect their native quarter from alien evil spirits.

Original title:
Attack the Block

Actors:
Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail …

Country:
UK, France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
18+


Lost World (2009)

A fantasy action comedy about a crazy paleontologist who invented a device for traveling between worlds and built it from improvised means and an old tape recorder. Once in another world in the company of a female physicist and a random companion, the professor discovers intelligent reptilians, prehistoric man and other fantastic creatures there. In search of a way home, travelers have a difficult journey through the desert, rescue from dinosaurs and meeting lizard people.

Original title:
Land of the Lost

Actors:
Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.3

Age restrictions:
12+


Aliens in the attic (2009)

A funny fantasy film about the confrontation between teenagers and alien creatures will appeal to both children and adults. The Pearson family dreamed of relaxing in a country house. But then a surprise awaited them – under the roof settled a detachment of alien creatures, very hostile. The younger members of the family are the first to discover uninvited guests and decide to fight on their own.

Original title:
Aliens in the Attic

Actors:
Carter Jenkins, Austin Butler, Ashley Tisdale …

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
6+


Hancock (2008)

John Hancock is a drunkard with superpowers. He uses his powers to fight crime in the city and save people. However, Hancock’s methods do not suit the local authorities. The uncouth superhero destroys everything around and damages municipal property. One day, John saves the good-natured press secretary Ray Embry, who, in turn, is ready to help the hero rehabilitate himself in the eyes of the public.

Original title:
Hancock

Actors:
Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
12+


Meet Dave (2008)

The list of fantastic comedies will continue with another story about an alien invasion. A meteorite falls to Earth. From the formed crater, at first glance, a completely ordinary person emerges. But if you look closely, the citizen turns out to be a spaceship, inside which sits a team of many little people. Their mission is to get to know people better by piloting a ship disguised as an earthling.

Original title:
Meet Dave

Actors:
Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabriel Union …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.0

Age Limits :
6+


Click: with the remote for life (2006)

Michael is a workaholic. Every day he plows tirelessly, trying to provide the family with all the best. But how to explain to his wife and children that his eternal absence from home is for the good of the family, and where to find it all the time? One day, an unusual remote control falls into Michael’s hands, with which he can control reality. Now a man can turn off the sound when his wife screams, rewind a quarrel, or even pause any event.

Original title:
Click

Actors:
Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.4

Age Limits :
12+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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