10 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Need a laugh? Here are some hilarious gems on Netflix!
While Netflix is home to an impressive library of standup comedy films, it also has some fun narrative comedy as well. Here are some solid picks to keep you laughing.
Monty Python and the Holy GrailMay 25, 1975
King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as “it is a silly place”.
Life of BrianAugust 17, 1979
Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he’s not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python’s signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian’s life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.
ComedianOctober 25, 2002
A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.
Although this is a documentary, it is surprisingly funny and revealing. You get to see Jerry Seinfeld bomb as he tries to assemble a new act. The desperation of the younger comic (Orny Adams) provides an excellent counterpoint from the other side of the success spectrum.
Wedding CrashersJuly 13, 2005
John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman’s hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John meets Claire, he discovers what true love – and heartache – feels like.
Bo Burnham: InsideJuly 22, 2021
Stuck in COVID-19 lockdown, US comedian and musician Bo Burnham attempts to stay sane and happy by writing, shooting and performing a one-man comedy special.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldAugust 12, 2010
As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim has never had trouble getting a girlfriend; usually, the problem is getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers skates into his heart, he finds she has the most troublesome baggage of all: an army of ex-boyfriends who will stop at nothing to eliminate him from her list of suitors.
21 Jump StreetMarch 14, 2012
In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.
The 'BurbsFebruary 17, 1989
When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it’s hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.
FletchMay 31, 1985
When investigative reporter Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher goes undercover to write a piece on the drug trade at a local beach, he’s approached by wealthy businessman Alan Stanwyk, who offers him $50,000 to murder him. With sarcastic wit and a knack for disguises, Fletch sets out to uncover Stanwyk’s story.
ZombielandOctober 7, 2009
“Columbus” has made a habit of running from what scares him. “Tallahassee” doesn’t have fears. If he did, he’d kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they’re about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.
This horror-comedy features a great cast with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. It also features one of the most famous cameos of all time. (We won’t spoil it.) So grab a Twinkie and get ready to splatter the undead!