From tacky to witty, from smart to crazy, comedy movies on Netflix offer something for everyone. Here are the ten best comedy movies available to stream on Netflix.
Instead of fighting for the boy they both like, the teenage girl’s protagonists banana split become best friends, keeping their friendship a secret from the guy one is currently dating and the other used to. Liana Liberato and co-writer Hannah Marks have fantastic chemistry as the main characters in a movie about how the dizzying friendship ties transcend any kind of youthful romance.
Can’t hardly wait
It doesn’t get much more ’90s than an ensemble teen comedy Can’t hardly wait, several characters follow over the course of a single evening as they graduate high school. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Lauren Ambrose, Seth Green, Jason Segel, Melissa Joan Hart and Donald Faison are among the many stars and future stars floating in and out of the epic party and multiple comedic storylines.
The forty year old version
Writer / director / star Radha Blank made a big impression with her semi-autobiographical debut film The forty year old version, about a playwright of nearly 40 who reinvents himself as a rapper. It’s downright funny and brutally honest about age, race, and professional ambitions, all held together by Blank’s wit and charisma.
Hunt the Wilderpeople
Before he got a big deal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his Thor films, New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi directed the endearingly wacky comedy Hunt the Wilderpeople. The comedy is about a gloomy teenage orphan (breakthrough star Julian Dennison) who goes on the run with his survivalist foster uncle (Sam Neill) when childcare comes for him.
Filmmaker Christopher Guest continues the tradition of his acclaimed mockumentaries (including Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show) with Netflix original movie Mascots, about the eccentric sports mascots who come together for an annual competition. The cast of comedic all-stars includes Jane Lynch, Fred Willard, Chris O’Dowd, and Guest himself, who improvise witty exchanges as their absurd characters compete for glory in mascot.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is perhaps the best representation of the legendary British comedy troupe. The comedy places Monty Python members Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin in the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Follow along as the characters search for the Holy Grail, with lots of sublime ridiculous situations along the way.
Jim Henson’s beloved felt creations, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and many more, make their feature return courtesy of co-star and co-writer Jason Segel in The Muppets. Segel plays a human Muppets fan who embarks on a quest to reunite the Muppets and prevent their theater from being demolished by an evil developer.
The Naked Gun
One of the landmarks of the spoof genre, The Naked Gun comes from comedy titans Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams and David Zucker, who adapted their short-lived cop show parody Police crew! in this funny movie. Leslie Nielsen stars as the clueless but very serious Lt. Frank Drebin, who must stop an assassination attempt on the Queen of England when the monarch visits Los Angeles.
Scott pilgrim against the world
Filmmaker Edgar Wright adapts Bryan Lee O’Malley’s series of graphic novels Scott pilgrim against the world, combining comic book and video game aesthetics into an energetic, reference-heavy comedy. Michael Cera plays the title character, who must defeat the “seven evil exes” of his new girlfriend Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) in order to date her.
Jonah Hill and Michael Cera star as a pair of high school students trying to get their hands on booze and go to a cool party where they get the chance to score with the girls they love in this hilarious and raunchy coming-of-age comedy. Co-written by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (who also plays a supporting role), Super bad is about the ties of teenage friendship as well as crazy antics.