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Best Comedy Movies On Netflix Which Would Make You Roll On The Floor Laughing

By Anubha Das

Updated - Dec. 18, 2018 11 min read

Not seeing your favorite movie? There’s a good chance that it is time to explore a different genre! After a long day at work or a fight with your girlfriends or boyfriends you desperately need to escape for a couple of hours into a lighter, funnier world, Netflix might just be your portal. Be it slapstick, poor jokes, or dry wit and humor; people just want to have fun. Herewith, the best comedy movies on Netflix—not including sequels and superhero tentpoles.

 

*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.

 

1. When We First Met

Director: Ari Sandel

Stars: Adam Devine, Alexandra Daddario, Shelley Hennig

 

A love which is unrequited is faced by almost half of the population at some point of their time which is usually described as a situation of being 'friend-zoned.' When we first met is a lighthearted comedy with a tried-and-true relatable story: A man who wants to be more than friends with the girl of his dreams goes back in time to get a second chance with her. The leads all share great chemistry, there are quite a few good laughs, and it has a big heart, and the ending is sweet.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 6.4/10

 

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2. The Meyerowitz Stories

Director:  Noah Baumbach

Stars: Adam Sandler, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman

 

A flat-out brilliant drama movie and one of the good things to watch on Netflix which is about Harold Meyerowitz's children reunited in New York for the preparation of their father's career retrospective. The Meyerowitz Stories is a must watch for anyone who loves a movie that depicts great art, whether they succeed or not. The Meyerowitz Stories banters, bristles and sometimes bleeds too. The main highlight is Dustin Hoffman, giving a performance that is sublime in every silly and serious detail.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.0/10

 

3. Little Evil

Director: Eli Craig

Stars: Evangeline Lilly, Owen Atlas, Adam Scott 

 

Little Evil promises us a good laugh and brings us another solid horror-comedy. Little Evil is a movie that pokes fun of the stressful incidents involving a stepdad. The plot of this comedy movie shows that it is not uncommon for the new parent to feel their stepchild is the antichrist from time to time. Unfortunately for Adam Scott in the movie that comparison comes out to be true. Being listed as one o the best things on Netflix, this is a must watch to see the characters poking fun at familiar horror tropes.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 5.7/10

 

4. Alex Strangelove

Director: Craig Johnson

Stars: Michael Abela, Daniel Doheny, Brendan Archer

 

Alex Strangelove is one of the best movies on Netflix right now that is buzzing about a major issue of coming out in high school in a very fun and comedy style. The movie is about a boy named Alex Truelove, the kind of affable and friends with everyone kind of a guy with a reputation as "the best boyfriend in the world" confronts unacknowledged desires just as he's about to graduate from high school. A raunchy comedy with lots of underage drinking and partying, that also gives out a strong message about self-acceptance, self-respect, honest communication, and unconditional friendship.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 6.4/10

 

5. 17 Again

Director: Burr Steers

Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann 

 

Apart from the dashing look of Zac Efron to make you fall hard for him at the first scene itself, 17 again is one of the best comedies on Netflix. The story is about a high school basketball champion who gets a second shot at life when he's miraculously transformed into a teenager and offered the opportunity to redefine his future. Compiling the instances and situations about graduating from high school and marking a beginning—this movie is the gateway that shows a wider world filled with opportunities, challenges, responsibilities, and joys.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 6.4/10

 

6. Mascots

Director: Christopher Guest

Stars: Zach Woods, Wayne Wilderson, Sarah Baker 

 

Mascots are one of the comedies on Netflix that is more of a disguised documentary by Christopher Guest about a team of mascots from smaller colleges and venues going for the World Mascot Association. While it may at first appear that the topic is perfect for youthful groups of onlookers, this film is intended for adolescents and grown-ups as it were. Featuring a significant number of his customary troupe of performers, this most recent film happens in the ultra-focused universe of games mascots where they seek the most esteemed honor in their field, the Gold Fluffy.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 5.8/10

 

7. The Breakfast Club

Director: John Hughes

Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

 

Earlier this year "The Breakfast Club" turned 30 years old. This Netflix comedy would make your day by not only adding laughter and fun to it but also a lot of amazing nostalgic moments that is sure to take you back to your school days. The Breakfast Club encapsulates adolescence in the '80s where 5 high schools students face detainment in their school library where eventually they become very good friends once they let go of their ego and differences. Praised as a quintessential piece of '80s cinema and highly regarded among the greatest high school comedies on Netflix.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.9/10

 

8. The Truman Show

Director: Peter Weir

Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney 

 

A great thought provoking movie about digital-age Nostradamus which continues to be the best comedy even after two decades since Jim Carrey's dramatic turn. Jim Carrey even won a Gloden Award for his amazing performance in The Truman Show. The film evolves from an intriguing premise where a sovereign television producer named Christof, adopts an unborn child for the purpose of creating the ultimate home movie. The satirical qualities of the film provoke discussion on topics such as how product placement is used in movies and TV shows, and that's why The Truman Show is the best comedies to watch on Netflix.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 8.1/10

 

9. Obvious Child

Director: Gillian Robespierre

Stars:  Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann 

 

The main issue that this movie deal is about abortion and it is shown in a very assured and humorous way. It doesn't believe in having a familiar heartwarming thing like any other romantic comedy movie, but instead, it shows the issue with sarcastic realism. The obvious child belongs to the best list of top Netflix comedies that uses humor to explore mature themes, including unexpected pregnancy, modern-day romantic entanglements, and unemployment.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 6.8/10

 

10. Wet Hot American Summer

Director:  David Wain

Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter

 

David Wain’s cult comedy film is a sheer absurdity of its existence. A parody of the endless march of revivals and off-brand sequels are thrown at the audience. "Wet Hot American Summer" follows a group of counselors who are each trying to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. One of the iconic comedies on Netflix which would make you forget about all the blues.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking:  6.7/10

 


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11. Burn After Reading

Director:  Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney

 

One of the funny Netflix movies whose plot about bumbling CIA agents, stolen information, and Russian spies could hardly be more fitting for the present moment. This Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2008 black comedy is filled with references and inside jokes. Having Brad Pitt as one of the leading characters it sure did make a place in lots of girls heart back in 2008, and it continues to do so.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking:  7.0/10

 

12. Groundhog Day

Director: Harold Ramis

Stars:  Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott 

 

Groundhog Day is a well-loved 1993 film which is majorly popular due to its time loop trope. Phil Connors a  smarmy weatherman wakes up every day to find that it is Groundhog Day and the whole movie is about how he tries to both adjust and escape from his weird situation, with the comedy and drama shown by the various ways Bill Murray reacts to the situation and the circumstances. This Netflix comedy throws light on self-growth and redemption.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 8.0/10

 

13. The Voices

Director: Marjane Satrapi

Stars:  Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick 

 

A quirk-filled serial-killer comedy which is one of the best comedies where the movie is presented largely through Jerry's perspective. The surfaces of his reality appear to change with the medicines that he takes, and we before long comprehend that what we're viewing is the formation of a profoundly insecure personality. A dark-comic drama with dream hints and some outrageous gut which gives out a madly unusual and bent story.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 6.4/10

 

14. Set It Up

Director: Claire Scanlon

Stars: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu 

 

A quicky romantic, witty at heart is a break away from the sappy office romances. This one of the Netflix original movies is a perfect set-up parent-trap kind of a movie you'll love to watch with your partner. The story is set in an office where 2 assistants bored out of their minds, try to trick their workaholic bosses into falling in love.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 6.5/10

 

15. Bring It On

Director:  Peyton Reed

Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford

 

This is an engaging teen comedy whose plot focuses on the ambitious Campbell who is the captain of her high school team. And, when she is deviously relocated to another establishment, she vows revenge on the rival who has supplanted her. Striking on the right note the comedy movies that argue to the point that there is more to life than just winning and the dubiously hermetic nature of its subject.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 6.0/10

 

16. To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Director: Susan Johnson

Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish 

 

If you've spent the past week on Instagram scrolling through all 82 pictures of Peter Kavinsky's, then you must know all about the movie which is one of the best movies on Netflix. This new teen romantic comedy is enchanting. The kids of the world have already established this movie to be wholesome of pure and soft moments. The storyline of this movie is a bit complex, having a high-concept premise, but it is one of the oldest stories to be seen out there- the fake dating story.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.4/10

 

17. A Serious Man

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick 

 

An ordinary man who is in search for clarity in a universe is the main center protagonist of A Serious Man. A Serious Man has marked out an intriguing spectrum between broad, bright comedy and bitter darkness. The film conjures a woozy, weightless feeling, combined with an almost hallucinatory clarity and the heightened sense of itself. Watch it for all the heart beating fast scenes and twists because A serious man is one of the best movies on Netflix to be streaming right now.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.0/10

 

18. Sleeping With Other People

Director:  Leslye Headland

Stars:  Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jordan Carlos 

 

Sleeping with other people is one of the funniest movies about a weet and sour romantic comedy. The lead characters of the movie generate some of the biggest laughs in an improv sequence over the end credits. This romantic comedy on Netflix heightens the joy of seeing two incompatible lovers who met after staying apart for a decade and complete their adorable and wildly lovable story.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 6.5/10

 

19. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Director: Jake Szymanski

Stars:  Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick 

 

One of the best comedies on Netflix which is filled with raunchy humor will make you fall off your seat in almost all the scenes. With an amazing plot of two brothers sending out an advertisement about searching for dates for their sister's wedding is epic. When they finally meet the girls who behave as to be the most simple girls they hope for a wild getaway; the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 6.0/10

 

20. Frances Ha

Director:  Noah Baumbach

Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver 

 

FRANCES HA is a modern comic which lists as best comedy movies on Netflix is a fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption. The story is about a dancer coming to New York and struggling to get through her dreams. Greta Gerwig and her presence in the movie is what makes this movie worth watching.best-comedy-movies-netflix

IMDb Ranking: 7.4/10

 

 


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FAQ

Q: What are the best comedy movies on Netflix?

A: Set it up, Serious Man, To all the boys I have loved before

 

Q: Which are the best thriller movies on Netflix?

A: Creep, Gerald's Game and Killing Ground

 

Q: How much does Netflix cost in India?

A: You can get a one-month free subscription but to continue, Netflix India rates start at Rs.500 (roughly $8.00) per month. It costs Rs. 650 a month (HD plan) which can be shared on 2 screens. So, you can share the password with a friend and effectively pay Rs. 325 a month. The video library of Netflix is Ad Free which makes it a delightful experience.

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