The Best Comedies to Stream On Netflix Right Now

im电竞官网-From Oscar-level dramedies to goofball slapstick.

best comedies on netflix
shutterstock

im电竞官网-Often it can feel like a good laugh is hard to come by, but we all need one every once in a while. It’s necessary, for the sake of sanity, to seek out something to lift your spirits even on the darkest of days. Comedy is the perfect outlet, accessible from the safety of your couch, to make you smile when you’re craving that brief escape—especially when you can’t handle any more tear-jerking dramas or eye-opening documentaries.

im电竞官网-Thankfully, Netflix has accumulated a quality collection of lighter hits that are sure to make you smile—or maybe even laugh out loud. If you don’t have the energy to focus on something new, there are plenty of old favorites that still do the trick even after your tenth rewatch. Here are some of our best suggestions that Netflix has to offer for a much needed laugh, from dark humor to rom coms to award-winning dramedies.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Clueless

im电竞官网-The classic tale of a shallow rich girl in Beverly Hills, giving makeovers and meddling to help her friends and teachers find love, which somehow leads her to fall for her ex-step brother. Featuring a young Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd, this is one of those movies you can watch over and over again and it’ll always make you smile.

Just Friends

Ryan Reynolds in a fat suit. Anna Faris as the insane pop star chasing after him. This hilarious rom-com about old friends reconnecting later in life and overcoming obstacles (like Faris’ character) to get together truly never gets old.

Lady Bird

More dramedy, less laugh-out-loud comedy, this coming of age story from Greta Gerwig is a must watch. Saoirse Ronan, Beanie Feldstein, and Timothee Chalamet are as charming as ever, telling a heartwarming and cleverly funny story about a quirky teenager trying to find her way in the world as she prepares to leave for college.

Observe and Report

Seth Rogen plays the head of security at a mall, trying to bring a flasher to justice while also trying to impress his dream girl (Anna Faris) and prove that he deserves a place at the police academy.

The Edge of Seventeen

Another heartfelt dramedy with delightfully dark humor, Hailee Steinfeld shines as a troubled teen struggling to mourn her father and hold on to her one friend (Haley Lu Richardson) when she starts dating her distant, golden boy older brother.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

From Oscar-winning filmmaker Noah Baumbach, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is a dark and dry dramedy with an all star cast that includes Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel and Emma Thompson.

Hitch

Will Smith stars as Hitch, a dating coach who helps men with no game win the hearts of women. Hitch is hired by bumbling Albert to get beautiful socialite Allegra Cole to fall for him; the two seem to be making progress until Hitch’s personal and professional lives become intertwined.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

im电竞官网-Eccentric Ace Ventura, a private investigator who specializes in missing pets, is hired when the Miami Dophins' mascot disappears. Soon after, players from the team start to go missing as well, making the case even more mysterious and challenging.

Back to the Future

im电竞官网-In the present day 1980s, Marty McFly gets thrown back to the '50s by his scientist friend Doc Brown when an experiment goes wrong. While in the past, Marty must make his parents meet and fall in love, as well as return to the '80s to save Doc Brown.

Get Him To the Greek

im电竞官网-Ambitious record company exec Aaron (Jonah Hill) is assigned the seemingly easy task of escorting British rockstar Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to L.A.’s Greek Theatre for a show. However, the job becomes much harder than anticipated when the unruly Snow makes getting to the venue on time nearly impossible.

A Night at the Roxbury

im电竞官网-It’s impossible not to smile while watching this classic, goofy comedy with Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan, who play adult brothers who still live at home and somehow get themselves into a swanky club where they meet their dream women.

Scary Movie

While nearly all the movies of the Scary Movie franchise still hold up, nothing beats the first. The original parody of horror movies of the late '90s like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer shows the most famous scenes redone in hilarious ways.

Obvious Child

Jenny Slate is irresistibly funny in this indie comedy. A fling with a graduate student (Jake Lacy, also hilarious) leads to an unplanned pregnancy that they attempt to navigate together, with plenty of moving and relatable moments.

Fun With Dick and Jane

im电竞官网-When married couple Dick and Jane both find themselves unemployed, they turn to a criminal lifestyle to handle their massive debt. Once they get the hang of robbing banks, they begin to have second thoughts when they’re reminded that crimes can hurt innocent people. Instead, they set their sights on Jack’s boss, who screwed them over.

Tootsie
Plaid, Design,
Netflix

Tootsie is one of those rare comedies that absolutely smashed at the Academy Awards. With 10 Academy Award nominations and an eventual musical adaptation, Tootsie follows the story of Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) whose reputation as an actor has become so bad that he has to take on a new identity... as a woman. It's chaos, and it's wonderful.

Life As We Know It
People, Child, Event, Toddler, Family, Family taking photos together,
Netflix

Remember when Katherine Heigl was the rom-com queen? Man, what a time. Starring alongside Josh Duhamel, the two become surprise parents after their couple-friends die in an accident (no, seriously, the movie is funny). The rest follows the duo as they try to coparent. Heigl is uptight. Duhamel is fun but irresponsible. You know the drill.

The Interview
Event, Interaction, Fun, Conversation, Dinner, Restaurant, Alcohol, Drink, Meal,
Netflix

Ah, yes. The film where James Franco and Seth Rogen actually pissed off North Korea. What starts as a movie where the two play a journalist and producer who go to interview Kim Jong-Un turns into an insane tale where the CIA asks them to kill the leader. It's full of laughs and also just a hair of political anxiety. You know, like life!


Bad Boys
Forehead,
Courtesy

im电竞官网-Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are two Miami detectives in the narcotics division. Things go awry when $1 million worth of heroin disappears from their headquarters. They have five days to track it down—or Internal Affairs will assume it was an inside job.

The Breaker Uppers
Guitar, String instrument, Musical instrument, Acoustic guitar, Plucked string instruments, Musician, Music, Guitarist, Street performance, Cavaquinho,
Courtesy

im电竞官网-Two women start an agency to break up couples—clearly in an enterprising effort to upend the matchmaking industry.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
People, Event, Fun, Photography,
Courtesy

im电竞官网-In 1967, British spy Austin Powers escapes his nemesis, Dr. Evil, who then cryogenically freezes himself. Powers volunteers to do the same, in case Evil ever comes back. Thirty years later, that’s exactly what happens. Evil is back, and Powers, also newly unfrozen, has to acclimate to the ’90s and save the world from evil, baby.

Okja
Common chimpanzee, Adaptation, Snout, Organism, Mouth, Smile,
Courtesy

A bit more on the serious side, Okja is more of a satire than it is a full-fledged comedy. When the Mirando Corporation takes Okja, a giant unnamed animal, for their own use the animal’s 10-year-old friend Mija hops into action to save him.

The Other Guys
Event, Drink, White-collar worker, Games, Distilled beverage,
Courtesy

The Other Guys has all the perfect parts for a great comedy. Adam McKay directs. Ice-T narrates. And Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell star as two pencil-pushing NYPD detectives who get the opportunity to prove they’re up for more than just paperwork.

John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch
People, Social group, Youth, Event, Community, Fun, Adaptation, Leisure, Sitting, Photography,
Courtesy

Just to be clear, John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch is extremely weird and niche, but its surrealism is a delight to watch. Filmed like an after-school activity, it quickly veers into weird territory and never looks back.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Tourist attraction, Event, Art, Art gallery, Tourism, Art exhibition, Exhibition,
Courtesy

im电竞官网-This John Hughes film from the ‘80s is one of the ultimate coming of age comedies. The plot? Nothing more than skipping a day of school in the most extra way possible, but Matthew Broderick, along with Mia Sara and Alan Ruck turned it into a masterpiece.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Landscape, Cowboy hat, Tourism, Mountain, Signage,
Netflix

The Coen Brothers teamed up with the streaming service for this Netflix original, an anthology film featuring six stories set in the American west that's full of outlaws, pioneer women, double-crossing, and one singing cowboy.

Catfight
Face, Facial expression, Head, Nose, Child, Fun, Cheek, Mouth, Smile, Happy,
Dark Sky Films

im电竞官网-Sandra Oh and Anne Heche star in this bonkers indie film about two women—and lifelong enemies—whose lives, careers, and levels of success are violently linked to each other.

Eddie Murphy: Delirious
eddie murphy
Paramount Pictures

This iconic stand-up comedy feature offered a more raw and profane side of the then-Saturday Night Live star.

Goon
Facial hair, Beard, Sports gear, Forehead, Personal protective equipment, Headgear, Player, Moustache, Helmet, Team sport,
Magnet Releasing

A bouncer who hates his job takes his violent talents elsewhere: the hockey rink, where he excels as a team's enforcer—and finds some purpose in his life.

Life of Brian
Human, Facial hair, Portrait, Beard,
Orion Pictures

Monty Python take on Christ with this story of Brian of Nazareth, a man who was born on the same night as Jesus—just in the stable next door—and spends his entire life being mistaken for the messiah.

The Little Hours
Photograph, Tradition, Veil, Ceremony, Wedding, Event, Photography, Bride, Wedding dress, Gesture,
Gunpowder & Sky

Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza play medieval nuns whose quiet lives turn far less quiet after the arrival of Dave Franco’s deaf-mute worker in this out-there sex comedy.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Movie, Human, Beard,
EMI Films

im电竞官网-The Authurian legend get the parody treatment in this absurd—and endlessly quotable—cult classic in which the Monty Python players star as the Knights of the Roundtable on the search for the legendary treasure.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Human, Fun, Flesh, Room, Black hair, Scene, Photography, Screenshot,
Universal Pictures

im电竞官网-This irreverent and energetic movie stars Michael Cera as a slacker musician who hits the romantic jackpot when he meets his new girlfriend Ramona Flowers—but must defeat her seven evil exes in manic, video game-inspired fashion.

Sleeping With Other People
People, Social group, Community, Youth, Event, Fun, Leisure, Summer, Tree, Adaptation,
IFC Films

im电竞官网-Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie play a pair of serial daters who can't commit, and find perfect matches in each other—even if they turn out to be committed to only having sex with each other.

Swiss Army Man
People, Fun, Human, Sea, Vacation, Photography, Travel, Rock, Smile,
A24 Films

im电竞官网-Daniel Radcliffe stars as a (wait for it) corpse in this surreal buddy-comedy in which Paul Dano makes great use of his dead friend's body after washing up on a deserted island.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Fun, Design, Plaid, Pattern, Event, Smile,
The Weinstein Company

Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks star as roommates who find an enterprising way to pay their rent—although it definitely complicates their friendship.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below