92% of people can't figure out these satire movies from one image! Can you?

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J. Scott Wilson

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Satire movies point fun at humanity, our goofs and vices. The following are some of the most popular satire movies ever made. Have a laugh as you try to figure out these satirical movies from their screenshot.

Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Get within arm's reach of any Python fan and he'll start giving you a litany of his favorite lines from this movie. For extra fun, watch it back-to-back with "Excalibur" for a salty/sweet combo of Arthurian legend.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This is hands-down the funniest, most adult-oriented superhero flick ever made. Right from the opening credits, it's abundantly clear that this is NOT for the under-15 set.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Mike Judge strikes again with another spot-on satire, this one of corporate life. It's sold uncountable numbers of red staplers, that's for sure.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Alicia Silverstone rocketed into the public consciousness with this comedy of teen social etiquette. Most teen boys won't get half the jokes, and most teen girls will think it's secretly about them.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

If you've ever watched TV news, especially if you watched it in the '70s and '80s, this movie will make you howl. Even if you're a 20-something who grew up on CNN and internet news services, you'll get a lot of the jokes.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Mel Brooks is one of the all-time masters of movie satire, and "Spaceballs" is one of his funniest ... at least for us sci-fi geeks. You haven't lived until you've seen John Candy in a wookiee suit.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

If you've ever felt like someone's watching your every move, recording your life moment by moment ... well, you're probably a candidate for a padded cell. But in this case, Jim Carrey's Truman lived his life for the amusement of the world, televised 24-7.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This Mel Brooks classic introduced us to Mongo, which happens to be my nickname. It's also a biting satire of racial politics, mores and society as a whole.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill star in this based-on-reality, greed-glorifying flick. It can be hard to stomach, until you realize that not only did this stuff happen, but what you're seeing isn't the worst.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This broad comedy of the movie biz hits on most cylinders, especially when it lets George Clooney show off his comic chops. I think my taste for Hollywood satire got set early on by Mel Brooks, though, and no one really measures up.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Simon Pegg made his big splash stateside with this hilarious spoof of zombie flicks. Along with a pal whose chief talent appears to be doing exactly the wrong thing at the worst possible time, Pegg gathers survivors and heads for, where else, the pub!

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Will Smith was already a star when he made this movie, but the pairing with Tommy Lee Jones boosted him into the stratosphere. I've often walked the streets and thought the idea that a good percentage of the people I saw were actually aliens would explain a LOT.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

John Malkovich is one of the oddest actors in Hollywood history, so a movie journey into his head had to happen. This one will make you pay attention lest you get lost, but it's worth the effort.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Very few comedy movies have inspired a more fanatical following than this one. Jeff Bridges finds the part of his lifetime as The Dude, and John Goodman is scenery-chewing hilarious.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

We've had plenty of films where guys shuck the conventions of modern life and hit the road for irresponsible behavior. This one gives women their turn at the wheel, with hilarious results.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

The sight gags come almost too fast in this spoof of the '70s wave of disaster movies. Just about everyone has a favorite. Mine is the reporters running into the phone booths, which then fall over.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This movie more or less defines over-the-top parody. Every actor in it is playing a steroid-fueled caricature of an action-movie trope, none more so than Robert Downey, Jr. His cigar-chewing, faux-tough grunt is consistently hilarious.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy might work well in a live-action comedy, but their Shrek pairing is comedy gold. My favorite part, though, is John Lithgow voicing the pompous Lord Farquaad.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Lindsay Lohan, before her early-career flameout, headlines this comedy of teen girl clique behavior. Much like "Clueless," it's not one for the boys in the crowd in any appreciable way.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This movie may take a couple of viewings for you to catch the flow. It's not funny in the conventional sense, like a lot of the best satire, but its mockery of small-town life, society in general and high school silliness are outstanding.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This is MANY peoples' favorite romance movie/favorite Christmas movie. It's got a star-studded cast, intersecting plot lines and some nifty surprises sprinkled throughout.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This broad social satire is commonly thought of as Audrey Hepburn's finest role. Her character, Holly Golightly, certainly has one of the greatest names in the movie business.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Sacha Baron Cohen can surely be an acquired taste, and I'll admit it's one I've never acquired. In this one, he plays a soccer hooligan whose long-lost brother is MI-6's top assassin, kind of like Larry the Cable Guy having Jack Ryan for a brother.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Try as I might, I can't figure out why a second Zoolander movie was necessary. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson playing clueless fashion models is just too close to real life!

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Two of the Wayans brothers stomp into the world of race-based comedy the way only they can. There's not much subtlety here, with the brothers dressing up as white college girls, but the laughs are plentiful.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Two generations of great actresses face off in this film, reportedly based on a true story. Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep are fantastic, and every scene with both of them crackles with talent.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Dustin Hoffman's career was pretty much made by this movie, and a lot of young men started looking at their boss' wives very differently. Just remember: Plastics!

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

The cast of this movie reads like a who's-who of latter 20th century Hollywood, with Jack Nicholson and Annette Bening leading Pierce Brosnan, Michael J. Fox, Danny DeVito, Rod Steiger and seemingly hundreds of others. Sadly, this volume of talent doesn't necessarily make for a good movie.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

For my money, this is the best spoof of "Star Trek" and other fandom ever created. Tim Allen leads a "crew" of science fiction actors who get mistaken for real space heroes and are called upon to save the galaxy from an alien race.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This Broadway musical-turned epic movie is one of the biggest movie musicals ever. It gave Richard Gere his career back, and introduced us to several emerging stars.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This might be the most obscene animated movie ever made. You'll think about the food in your fridge very differently after seeing it!

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Jason Segel seems perfectly cast as a lovable loser who goes to Hawaii to get over a bad breakup. Of course, since this is a movie, it doesn't all go smoothly.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This is sort of the opposite of the "Dazed and Confused" school of filmmaking. In this one, a bunch of well-established actors get together and commit acts of debauchery, playing themselves, against the backdrop of the Biblical apocalypse.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Ever wonder if the monsters under your bed have a union? It turns out, at least in this film, that the boogeyman in the closet is a trained professional! Sleep well!

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This movie SHOULD have worked. Aliens who think our video games are declarations of war come to Earth, and we find ourselves attacked by Pac-Man, Centipede and friends. I blame Adam Sandler ... but then I blame him for everything.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Before Gwyneth Paltrow went off the deep end with weird diets and odd home tips, she did some darned fine acting in this movie. Joseph Fiennes plays the Bard, who's got a bad case of writer's block until Gwynnie comes along.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

The original TV version of "21 Jump Street" introduced us to Johnny Depp, but it wasn't really great otherwise. The comedy films, on the other hand, with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, are pure gold.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

The movie is a ton of fun to watch, but the real star is the soundtrack. Who knew George Clooney could sing? And the array of bluegrass talent assembled is impressive, to say the least.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Emma Stone, the next queen of Hollywood, leads this high school-set comedy of morals and manners. It starts off loosely following "The Scarlet Letter" but takes a sharp turn into high comedy.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This Bollywood presentation shows three young men trying to reunite with a university friend. One escapes his wife without his pants, and another fakes a stroke ... trust me, it's funny!

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge is behind this, which explains the razor-sharp satire. Luke Wilson (the smart Wilson brother) plays a man who wakes up after five centuries to discover he's the smartest man on the planet.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

What if you were a high-school kid who just happened to be a superhero? Would the teacher write you a hall pass in the event of alien invasion?

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Simon Pegg is once again facing the end of the world, but this time they are aliens instead of zombies. Pegg plays a man determined to take his old chums on a replica of an epic pub crawl. Along the way, they inadvertently become mankind's last hope to stave off an alien invasion.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

You've heard the old joke about watching a fight and having a hockey game break out? Imagine if that was the premise for a movie! A failing hockey team takes to nonstop fisticuffs to put bodies in the seats.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

This Seth MacFarlane comedy was meant to lampoon Westerns and generally thumb its nose at genre conventions. Instead, it turned into a series of dirty jokes and shock comedy that was amusing, but not very profitable.

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Any movie based on a Thomas Pynchon novel is bound to be complex, and this one's no different. Essentially a crime caper, it's got a cast of main characters and walk-ons, all of whom seem to have just been indulging in some questionable pharmaceuticals.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Three popular girls stage a mock kidnapping of the prom queen, then accidentally kill her with the title snack. Things just get weirder from there.

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Which satire movie is shown in this screenshot?

Douglas Adams' original book, one of the most beloved tomes in science fiction history, deserved better than this. It's not really the moviemakers' fault. The book is just too complex and too full of subtle humor to translate to the screen in two scant hours.

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Monster movies have always been ripe for satire, and this one blends real scare with chuckles. Two American tourists encounter a werewolf in London, but no one believes them.

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This, Kevin Smith's epic road movie, isn't so much a cohesive film as a series of vignettes. One of the greatest (of course) features George Carlin, playing a hitchhiker with strange wisdom.

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