Cult Following presents our Top 5 Favorite Space Comedies


Hey guys! We’re about 2 weeks away from seeing Cult Classics AZ present Spaceballs on the big screen. To reflect on that occasion, we wanted to take a look back and explore some of our favorite Sci-Fi Space Comedies! The two criteria for the list – 1) Happens in Space and 2) Comedic (on purpose or accidental). I’ll also be doing a future column about our favorite movies about aliens on earth.


Spaceballs. Of course this movie is at the top of the list. It’s hilarious and raunchy. It spoofs the Star Wars empire with perfection. The best spot on commentary is the merchandising scene! This is especially poignant in the onslaught of the Force Awakens stuff EVERYWHERE!


Hot n’ Sexy Barbarella is a classic space comedy. It’s not a straight type of comedy movie but it’s absurd with a silly cast of characters. I’m sure many teenage boys discovered special kinks and strong right hand muscles because of this one. The fashion and set design is pretty great too when you’re paying attention to that.

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest! No space comedy list is complete without this special piece of art. Spoofing on Star Trek and the super fans chasing the TV show stars, Galaxy Quest takes the actors into space to fight actual aliens. This 1999 movie is way ahead of its time, when conventions were barely a blip on the general public radar and it truly captures the “deep nerd” fandoms.

Ice Pirates

1984’s Ice Pirates is a childhood favorite VHS tape. Clearly inspired by many sci-fi movies like Star Wars & Mad Max, it’s actually feels like a grandfather to Serenity. I didn’t get half the racy jokes then but I do now and I still laugh at a few of them Surprise cast members include Angelica Houston and Ron Perlman as henchmen to Robert Blake.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

I could not do this list without The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. This movie has cult status for its over the top pure ego driven Buckaroo and his perfection in all things. It’s funny, outrageous, with one hell of a great cast including Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum & Christopher Lloyd.

What did you think of my choices? What are some of your favorite space comedies?