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
December 23, 1999
For four years, the courageous crew of the NSEA protector - “Commander Peter Quincy Taggart” (Tim Allen), “Lt. Tawny Madison (Sigourney Weaver) and “Dr. Lazarus” (Alan Rickman) - set off on a thrilling and often dangerous mission in space…and then their series was cancelled! Now, 20 years later, aliens under attack have mistaken the Galaxy Quest television transmissions for “historical documents” and beam up the crew of has-been actors to save the universe. With no script, no director, and no clue, the actors must turn in the performances of their lives.
If you enjoy this movie (and you will), be sure to check out “Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary.”
October 23, 2020
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.
November 27, 2019
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.
June 4, 1998
Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) is the star of “The Truman Show,” a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife (Laura Linney) and his best friend (Noah Emmerich) is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.
This amazing film was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Director (Peter Weir), Best Original Screenplay (Andrew Niccol), and Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris).
December 13, 1985
“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.
January 25, 2019
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.
March 30, 2017
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.
March 19, 1959
Two musicians (Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis) witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate (Marilyn Monroe) and a very determined suitor.
This classic farce from director Billy Wilder was ranked the best comedy of all time in the American Film Institute's “100 Years…100 Laughs” list in 2000.
January 22, 2010
Det er den traditionsrige Spring Break uge i USA og en gruppe universitetsstuderende tager på campingtur i skovene i West Virginia. Tæt på det sted, de har slået lejr, bor de to bonderøve Tucker og Dale - som de unge hurtigt bliver overbeviste om, er onde og vil slå dem alle ihjel. De unge indleder derfor en mission, der skal afsløre dem som voldsmænd og mordere, men det går ikke helt efter planen, og flere af de unge ender med at blive dræbt i makabre ulykker. Hos Tucker og Dale stiger frygten og forvirringen derimod, da de til gengæld tror, at de unge har indgået en slags selvmordspagt… Det vrimler med fordomme og misforståelser, når gys og grin indtager skærmen side om side i denne grotesk morsomme hyldest til splattergenre.
August 13, 1997
Gaz (Robert Carlyle), a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash, persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show in Sheffield, England. The cast includes Mark Addy and Tom Wilkinson.
It may be largely forgotten today, but this movie was a phenomenon in the late 90s. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Peter Cattaneo), and Best Original Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy). It won the Oscar for Anne Dudley’s score.
It was later adapted into a Broadway musical.