There are many James Bond parodies all over Hollywood. Some were good. Some were downright atrocious. But these James Bond parodies stole our hearts (and made us laugh while doing it).
Johnny English Reborn
Rowan Atkinson in a spy movie? Who knew Mr. Bean could be such an eye candy while saving the world. The Johnny English movies are mostly popcorn flicks but Johnny English Reborn stands out as the better of the three. It is a laughter riot but more importantly, it shows us even the clumsiest person on Earth can save the world if he or she puts their mind to it.
The movie is the result of America deciding to make their own James Bond Parodies set in the USA. And then they decided to take Michael Scott from Dunder Mifflin and put him in a spy thriller. The movie is a comedy. But it leaves no leaf unturned when it comes to parodying the 007 films. Maxwell Smart is not the best and brightest of the lot like James Bond is. But he more than makes up for it with his pseudo-male ego and goofiness that knows no bounds.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Kingsman movies fully embrace the fact that they are by and large – tacky James Bond Parodies. The several 007 spoof scenes and moments are far too many and obvious to ignore. They are a British secret organization who not just excel in chivalry and being gentlemen but also save the world in the process. Sounds eerily similar. The bulletproof umbrella and the poisoned fountain pen along with the villain’s over the top plan to conquer the world screams James Bond Parodies. The cliched elements from the James Bond movies were used to make an entire cinematic franchise!!
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies
This 2006 movie is not from Hollywood. But trust us when we say this, it is way fresher and more fun than most of the Hollywood garbage they sell us in the name of entertainment these days. But it is not just the clever jokes that make it funnier and more entertaining. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies, believe it or not, has better plot depth and very fleshed out characters. the visuals are extremely exotic and the acting is superb. Overall, it is of superior quality even though it is counted amongst James Bond Parodies. The latter movies did not quite stick to the source material but the origin story movie was a solid addition to big screen entertainment back in the 2000’s.
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
The first ever Austin Powers movie came way back in 1997. And as far as parodies go, this movie set a precedent for future movies within the genre to follow. Scary Movie took clear inspiration from Austin Powers when the former parodied the Scream series. The reason this movie makes the James Bond Parodies movie list is because it never shies away from declaring that it is one. There ware not just references to spy and action thriller movies. The Austin Powers later parodied even time travel films and space operas like Star Wars and Star Trek. Powers had his own distinct style and suave throughout, which only made it even funnier.