10 Best Comedy Movies on Amazon Prime Video
If you’re looking for a quick fixer-upper to brighten your day, a comedy film can do the trick. Amazon Prime Video is also a great streaming service to enjoy some humor. We’ve assembled some of the best flicks to tickle your funny bone right now.
Now let’s get to the laughs!
10 best comedy movies on Amazon Prime Video
Written, produced and directed by the Coen brothers in 1996, Fargo is a quirky black comedy starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, and Steve Buscemi. The darkly funny adventure begins when a man plots to kidnap his own wife to force his father-in-law to pay ransom. It only gets more absurd from there. Settle in for a movie unlike anything you’ve ever seen, with laughs big and small along the way.
High school can’t prepare you for the real world. So college surely can… right? A fresh degree, a vested disinterest in plastics, and a loving girlfriend may not be enough to help small town graduate Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman). Things only get worse when he stumbles into a love triangle with his girlfriend’s mother, the infamous Mrs. Robinson. It’s the coming-of-age movie to end all coming-of-age movies. And oh, that ending!
It’s the movie that rocketed director Wes Anderson to stardom, and it might be his best film. An overachieving teenage student (Jason Schwartzman) falls for a new teacher at his private school. But when the wealthy Herman Blume (Bill Murray) falls for the same teacher, the two romantic rivals battle for her attention. While many Wes Anderson movies are overstuffed with supporting characters, this one is lean and sharp. The soundtrack is great. If you’ve never seen this one, it’s time to hit “play!”
When you’re a journalist from Kazakhstan exploring the United States of America for the first time “the cultural differences are … vast.” If you’re a fan of jaw-dropping cringe comedy, Borat will fit the bill nicely. Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen goes undercover as he interacts with real people to expose how they really think. This is the sequel to the original 2004 comedy blockbuster, and it features just as many crazy stunts, hilarious interviews, and unexpected cameos.
What better way to break a family curse than with a robbery? And when better to break in than during the Coca-Cola 600 race at the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway? Oceans 11 director Steven Soderbergh gets behind the wheels of a zany comedy heist starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver.
At first glance, Knives Out may not seem like a comedy. But, as is the case with much of Rian Johnson’s work, nothing is as simple as it seems. Daniel Craig plays the suave detective Benoit Blanc, who must get to the bottom of a murder mystery… and he’s can’t eliminate any suspects among an all-star cast. Also, Chris Evans is having a blast as a character 180 degrees from Captain America.
“Clue” like the board game? Exactly. Mr. Boddy has been murdered and six colorful dinner guests are all pointing fingers. A cult classic film about a cult classic board game is about as wacky as you’d expect! The beloved movie has a killer cast and a unique ending that’s never been duplicated.
Remember when you missed your kid’s eighth grade graduation and she never let you forget it? Imagine what would happen if, as the result of a separation, you abandoned your three brilliant kids for 20 years they all blamed you for their subsequent failures. Is it possible to make amends for past mistakes? What’s the cost of forgiveness after decades of neglect and apathy? From Gene Hackman to Bill Murray to Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, and Ben Stiller, this ensemble comedy from Wes Anderson is a Swiss watch of dysfunction, high emotion, and genuine laughs.
When talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) starts falling out of style for being “too old and too white” she wants to save her image and her career - even if her studio is more than happy to see her fall. The only one with the gumption to bring her mojo back is Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling) by giving her punchlines a rewrite. This title is an Amazon Original.
Despite the culture schism that separates Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner, the pair falls in love. But a mysterious illness complicates their courtship. The two may be able to overcome adversity and embrace their differences, but will their parents follow suit? This heartfelt comedy is a wonderful twist on the traditional rom-com.