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A parody film is a subgenre of "comedy film that "parodies other film genres or films as "pastiches, works created by imitation of the style of many different films reassembled together. Although the subgenre is often overlooked by critics, parody films are commonly profitable at the box office. "Mockbusters are another genre of parody films known for combining elements of sci-fi, horror, war, and thriller genres. It is known as a "crossover humor film.["citation needed]
Spoof films are routinely snubbed by Oscar and are even looked down upon by other comedies. But the genre's producers often just laugh all the way to the bank.