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The 30 Best Comedies on Netflix Right Now

The 30 Best Comedies on Netflix Right Now

Netflix’s huge library can be exhausting to go round to find the one movie you want to watch if you don’t already have a selected one. Out of all the genres, comedy movies are a certain favorite of everyone. Happy mood or sad, light mood or not, comedy movies always make a way to your heart and lifts your mood up.

We have compiled a list of 30 best comedies on Netflix right now that is definitely worth giving a watch. Some of them are bound to make a way to your “the favorite” list.

Here is a list of a 30 best comedies on Netflix right now:

The 30 Best Comedies on Netflix Right Now

1. Coneheads (1993)

The movie “Coneheads” is a silly comedy about an alien family who has a crash landing on earth. In between being searched by the INS and trying to get back to their home planet, these coneheads will leave you in laughter all the while. The movie is funny and original in concept. It is sweet with a great blend of laughter.

Critic Consensus

A sweet, funny anarchic pastiche that should find broad-based popularity.

Director: Steve Barron

Main Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Robert Knott

IMDb Rating: 5.3

RT Score: 35%

Genre: Comedy and Si-Fi

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

2. The Addams Family (1991)

The 1991 adaption of the movie “The Addams Family” is one of the best comedies on Netflix. The story follows a charlatan who plans to escape a strange family with a man who claims to be their uncle. With dark and wicked humor, this film is hilarious and one of the must-watch when you need that gust of laughter.

Critic Consensus

The Addams Family captures the family’s droll humor with just the right mixture of morbidity and genuine care

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Main Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd

IMDb Rating: 6.9

RT Score: 44%

Genre: Comedy and Fantasy

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

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3. Pineapple Express (2008)

A pun-filled story of a process server and a marijuana dealer who witnesses a murder by the dealer’s boss and is on a run to save their lives. The movie is action-packed with two great leads who make it extremely funny in every way.

Critic Consensus

Plenty of strong laughs for unimpaired onlookers as well, but be prepared for a jarring, violent finale.

Director: David Gordon Green

Main Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

IMDb Rating: 6.9

RT Score: 68%

Genre: Action, Comedy, and Crime

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

4. Deeds (2002)

“Mr. Deeds” is a story of a small-town guy who inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and tries to run the business in his own way. This movie is funny without being offensive to anyone or for anything and is great to watch for those light mood times.

 

Director: Steven Brill

Main Cast: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro

IMDb Rating: 5.8

RT Score: 59%

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

 

5. Baby Mama

A fun filled movie about a business woman who wants to have a baby, however, she is infertile. She hires a working class woman to be her surrogate.

Critic Consensus

The film is not exactly original but it is a lot of fun, thanks to the skill with which Fey and Poehler play to one another’s strengths.

Director: Michael McCullers

Main Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver

IMDb Rating: 6.0

RT Score: 22%

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV

 

6. Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

The 2004 movie is a sequel to the “Ocean’s Eleven”. This time Terry Benedict (Garcia) is still fuming after losing his money and wants it back. The team now has the job of getting all the money they spent back, or risk being thrown in jail. How are they going to get it all back? By pulling off another amazing plan.

Critic Consensus

An amiable sequel that doesn’t really add much to the original, but does manage to have a feel-good nature and charm to it.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Main Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

IMDb Rating: 6.3

RT Score: 55%

Genre: Crime, Comedy, Thriller

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

7. Airplane! (1980)

The movie portrays a story of a man who is afraid of flying and he has to land a plane when the pilot becomes sick. The movie is rated by the watchers as a comic gold and is one of the must-watch best comedies on Netflix.

Critic Consensus

The really great thing about “Airplane!” is that the jokes undercut your expectations so deftly.

Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

Main Cast: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen

IMDb Rating: 7.7

RT Score: 97%

Genre: Comedy

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

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8. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

The story is about two aspiring musicians who are given the opportunity to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition.

Critic Consensus

A mostly earnest love letter to the competition’s madness, albeit an ode of affection spread over a very uneven two hours.

Director: David Dobkin

Main Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens

IMDb Rating: 6.5

RT Score: 64%

Genre: Comedy and Music

Where to watch: Netflix

 

9. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Watch how singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Critic Consensus

The entire film has three repetitive jokes: Dewey cut his brother in half, Dewey can’t smell, and he’s going to take drugs. So it’s kind of amazing how well the film works.

Director: Jake Kasdan

Main Cast: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, David Krumholtz

IMDb Rating: 6.8

RT Score: 74%

Genre: Comedy, Drama, and Music

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

10. The Death of Stalin (2017)

Watch how the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power when Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) dies of illness.

 

Critic Consensus

Everything about this movie works, particularly depicting the dictator’s inner circle as a frat house. Hilarious and unsettling.

 

Director: Armando Iannucci

Main Cast: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambo

IMDb Rating: 7.2

RT Score: 95%

Genre: Comedy, Drama, and History

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

11. Lady Bird (2017)

This movie follows the character’s senior year in high school, her first romance, her participation in the school play, and her applying for college.

Critic Consensus

A gloriously funny and wistfully autobiographical coming-of-age comedy.

Director: Greta Gerwig

Main Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts

IMDb Rating: 7.4

RT Score: 99%

Genre: Comedy and Drama

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

12. The Disaster Artist (2017)

The story portrays two aspiring actors who become friends and explore Hollywood in the way of making their dream come true.

Critic Consensus

“The Disaster Artist” is a sweet, emotionally engaging tribute to friendship, the movies, and the importance of dreams.

Director: James Franco

Main Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor

IMDb Rating: 7.4

RT Score: 91%

Genre: Comedy, Biography, and Drama

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

13. Hail, Caesar! (2016)

A story set up in the 1960s where a Hollywood fixer works to keep the studio’s stars in line.

Critic Consensus

It’s not encumbered with significance, but richly affectionate and very entertaining. “Hail, Caesar!” is something to be greeted as a gorgeous exercise in style.

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Main Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich

IMDb Rating: 6.3

RT Score: 85%

Genre: Comedy, Drama, and Music

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

14. Just Friends (2005)

One of the best comedies on netflix, see how a man turns into a womanizer after being turned down by a woman he had a crush on since his high school.

Critic Consensus

Reynolds’ screen charisma and comic timing, but it does work, and works well

Director: Roger Kumble

Main Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris

IMDb Rating: 6.2

RT Score: 43%

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

15. The Other Guys (2010)

One of the best comedies on Netflix, “The Other Guys” is the story of two New York City detectives in the lookout to seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops, whom they idolize. However, things don’t quite go as planned.

Critic Consensus

All I expected from The Other Guys was that it makes me laugh, and it did, for two hours straight.

Director: Adam McKay

Main Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter

IMDb Rating: 6.6

RT Score: 78%

Genre: Action, Comedy, and crime

Where to watch: Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

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16. Frances Ha (2012)

A story of an apprentice at a dance company who throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.

Critic Consensus

Gerwig superbly incarnates the contradictions of this insecure woman.

Director: Noah Baumbach

Main Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver

IMDb Rating: 7.5

RT Score: 92%

Genre: Comedy, Drama, and Romance

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

17. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

A funny and beautiful story of legend Rudy Ray Moore portrayed by Eddie Murphy himself.

Critic Consensus

The film around him has its flaws, but Murphy’s mouth moves so fast that there’s never time for the edifice to crumble.

Director: Craig Brewer

Main Cast: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski

IMDb Rating: 7.3

RT Score: 97%

Genre: Biography, Comedy, and Drama

Where to watch: Netflix

 

18. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

The story of a guy who has to defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart. This will leave you laughing.

Critic Consensus

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World becomes a fatal case of flash over substance. Pretty great flash, though.

Director: Edgar Wright

Main Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin

IMDb Rating: 7.5

RT Score: 82%

Genre: Action, Comedy, and Fantasy

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

19. Always be my Maybe

 

A sequel to the 2015 movie, this movie is about how everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder – maybe?

Critic Consensus

Past the performances, the remarkable part of Always Be My Maybe is how the film inhabits Asian-American culture.

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

Main Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito

IMDb Rating: 6.8

RT Score: 89%

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Where to watch: Netflix

 

20. Wine Country (2019)

A hilarious comedy where a group of friends reunites to visit their past choices.

Critic Consensus

Wine Country is a much-needed break with what feels like old friends.

Director: Amy Poehler

Main Cast: Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer

IMDb Rating: 5.4

RT Score: 65%

Genre: Comedy

Where to watch: Netflix

 

21. Swiss Army Man (2016)

This movie shows the story of a man who is stuck on an island and makes friends with a dead body to get back to his home.

Critic Consensus

Swiss Army Man shows that a person’s strengths and weaknesses are inextricable.

Director: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert

Main Cast: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

IMDb Rating: 7.0

RT Score: 71%

Genre: Action, Drama, and Fantasy

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

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22. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

King Arthur and his knights of round table embark on a mission to find the Holy Grail.

Critic Consensus

Silly, sophomoric, and slapped together — but would you want it any other way?

Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Main Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

IMDb Rating: 8.2

RT Score: 97%

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, and Fantasy

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV

 

23. The Lobster (2015)

A story based in the future where the singles are turned to beasts and sent off to the woods if they do not find a love interest within 45 days of being taken to The Hotel.

Critic Consensus

Lanthimos doesn’t deliver all the way, but he sticks his landing mightily and whets appetites for whatever he decides to do next.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Main Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden

IMDb Rating: 7.2

RT Score: 87%

Genre: Comedy, Drama, and Romance

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, and Apple TV

 

24. The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience

A short film that accompanies a new Lonely Island album, the special is presented as a rap album that baseball legends Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire created in the 1980s, during their time as the “Bash Brothers.

Director: Akiva Schaffer and Mike Diva

Main Cast: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Sterling K. Brown, and Maya Rudolph

Where to watch: Netflix

 

25. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

The movie is a tale of six lives full of violence and funny moments in the old west.

Critic Consensus

On an artistic level, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an unreserved success.

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Main Cast: Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown

IMDb Rating: 7.3

RT Score: 90%

Genre: Comedy, Drama, and Music

Where to watch: Netflix

 

26. Set it Up (2018)

A fun story of how two corporate assistants try to make a match of their two bosses.

Critic Consensus

As a showcase for two actors who more than deserve their moment to shine, Set It Up is hugely satisfying. As a modern romantic comedy, it’s glorious.

Director: Claire Scanlon

Main Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu

IMDb Rating: 6.5

RT Score: 92%

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Where to watch: Netflix

 

27. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

One of the best comedies on netflix, the 2008 movie shows a hilarious free spirit who would go on to co-write Animal House and Caddyshack before meeting an untimely end.

Critic Consensus

Forte, Wain, and the rest of the cast do their best to honor the icon, and the result is an extremely fun meta-comedy.

Director: David Wain

Main Cast: Frank Gingerich, Morgan Gingerich, Annette O’Toole

IMDb Rating: 6.8

RT Score: 67%

Genre: Comedy, Biography

Where to watch: Netflix

 

28. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

A teenager’s love letters are exposed and she is saved in falling into a triangle by having a fake relationship. Will it last?

Critic Consensus

Much of the movie’s success is down to Condor’s gentle appeal and her quiet chemistry with co-star Noah Centineo.

Director: Susan Johnson

Main Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish

IMDb Rating: 7.1

RT Score: 96%

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Where to watch: Netflix

 

29. A Serious Man (2009)

Through several sudden incidents, a physics teacher unravels his life and finds meanings and answers.

Critic Consensus

The entire script is a mishmash: funny, droll, and anxiety-producing, just like daily life in many Jewish families.

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Main Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick

IMDb Rating: 7.0

RT Score: 90%

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, Vudu, and Apple TV

 

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30. While We’re Young (2014)

A young couple enters the lives of a middle-aged couple, and turns their lives, marriage and careers overturned.

Critic Consensus

An exhaustive and acid analysis on accepting the passage of time and leaving youth behind.

Director: Noah Baumbach

Main Cast: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver

IMDb Rating: 6.3

RT Score: 84%

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, Vudu, and Apple TV

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