The 5 ‘Scary Movie’ Movies, Ranked
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The 5 ‘Scary Movie’ Movies, Ranked

With the last of the franchise hitting Netflix, might as well prioritize your viewing

5. Scary Movie 5

When your franchise loses its two leads — Anna Faris and all-time queen Regina Hall — you know you’re scraping bottom. Not even Snoop and Mac Miller could save this one.

4. Scary Movie 4

Peak rap cameo here, folks: Bubba Sparxx, Bonecrusher, Fab, Chingy, Lil Jon, and Shaquille O’Neal. What, you don’t fuck with Shaq-Fu? It’s the hooper hyper protected by Viper!

3. Scary Movie 3

Notice a pattern here? The Wayans were gone and so were any hopes of transcending warmed-over parody. At least a healthy delegation from our 40 Over 40 list showed up to take on the aliens. Too bad they couldn’t take care of Simon Rex for that 8 Mile-spoofing battle scene.

2. Scary Movie 2

The younger Wayans, plus an expanding scope of references that handled everything from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to Rocky? The critics wrote it off, but the critics probably weren’t watching it the way it was meant to be watched: blazed as hell. We see you, Shorty!

1. Scary Movie

Nothing beats an original! While future installments expanded to riff on all genre films, the OG stuck to the slasher-film pool for its parody, especially Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. The result was both endlessly quotable and notable for immediately being the most rap (and weed) friendly spoof since Naked Gun at the Apollo. Which, uh, doesn’t actually exist.

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