Here are five other great parody films that won over fans and hit it big at the box office. Zombie films are a lot of fun — even though they often tend to tell the same story over and over again. This leads to over-the-top plays on moments that are quintessential to any military movie — dramatic gunfire, earnest bonding between soldiers, and moments of existential reflection. Source: DreamWorks Pictures. Rock documentaries like Gimme Shelter and The Last Waltz give us an inside look at the relationships, creativity and hardships that come with a rock and roll lifestyle. And it succeeds in making horror funny where many other films have failed. While early reactions to the film have been pretty positive, it may fail to bring in both fans of the genre and the indie fans that Eisenberg and Stewart tend to attract. Some of the best genre films of all time have good-naturedly poked fun at the tropes and themes that fans love.