The movie “Airplane!” turned 40 this summer, so Britain’s Independent newspaper put together a list of the 10 greatest SPOOF movies. And, amusingly, “Airplane!” is NOT #1.

Here’s the list:

1.  “Blazing Saddles”, 1974

2.  “Airplane!”, 1980

3.  “Young Frankenstein”, 1974

4.  “This Is Spinal Tap”, 1984

5.  “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, 1975

6.  “Shaun of the Dead”, 2004

7.  “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”, 1988

8.  “The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash”, 1978

9.  “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid”, 1982

10.  “Love at First Bite”, 1979


(Some obvious “snubs” include: “Austin Powers”, “Spaceballs”, “Tropic Thunder”, “High Anxiety”, “Hot Shots”, “Walk Hard”, “Johnny English”, and “Scary Movie”.)

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