During tough times such as a global pandemic, stress at work, or not finding friends to hang out with, comedy can be one of the most uplifting genres to lighten our moods and divert our minds from the harsh realities around us. After a long day of work from home or being unable to fight stress, the best way to cope with any situation can be to take a small break and have a good laugh. Netflix offers a wide variety in the comic genre ranging from heart-warming rom-com and sitcom to edgy comedy thrillers to raunchy comedies. But sometimes, picking one from this abundant availability can be a confusing task. That’s why we bring you a list of all the best comedies on Netflix to relax with, according to your mood.
Here is the list of best comedy movies available on Netflix that are worth watching. And help viewers light up their mood.
1. About Time
- Director: Richard Curtis.
- Writer: Richard Curtis.
- Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy.
- IMDb Rating: 7.8
With a star cast of Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, About Time is a rom-com with a hint of drama. Released in 2013, the story revolves around Gleeson’s character, who discovers that the men in their family have the ability to time travel. The comedy flows in, as he uses it to alter his romantic future with the girl he falls for. The relationship shared by Mary and Tim is very sweet built with a lot of understanding. It is a charming attempt at a romantic comedy-drama with some great lessons to take away from the movie. This movie is definitely worth a shot if you are in the mood for a low-key and heart-warming comedy.
2. Dolemite Is My Name
- Director: Craig Brewer
- Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
- Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, and Mike Epps
- IMDb Rating: 7.3
Netflix offers you a biographical comedy-drama named “Dolemite is my Name.” The movie stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, a filmmaker who is best known for having portrayed the character of Dolemite multiple times before. It is a story that narrates how the character, Dolemite, turns into an underground sensation. The hilarious performance put up by Eddie Murphy is a major highlight and the sole reason for watching this movie for a hearty laugh and a good time.
3. Easy A
- Director: Will Gluck
- Writer: Bert V. Royal
- Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, and Penn Badgley
- IMDb Rating: 7.0
Easy A is a teen rom-com movie which is best for all the teenage group. And viewers admit that secretly we have, at some point or the other, been huge fans of rom-com. From Netflix’s long list of teenage rom-com, “Easy A” is a must entertaining watch starring Emma Stone, who has a reputation for outdoing her characters. She plays the role of a charismatic highschooler named Olive, who pretends to hook up with a boy to hide the fact about him being gay. However, she finds herself knotted when her other classmates start asking her to lie about hooking up in return for gifts, which leads to her tainted reputation. The Scarlett Letter partially inspired the movie. If you are looking for a high school rom-com, Easy A will assuredly lighten your mood till the very end.
4. The Addams Family (1991)
- Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
- Writers: Charles Addams and Caroline Thompson
- Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd
- IMDb Rating: 6.9
Rather than the animated version of this ghostly family that formed a great part of the 90s childhood, the 1991 film version of The Addams Family is a much more hearty movie and has lots of tiny laughs. It features a family, The Addams Family, who bears the reputation as the creepiest family in town. The story is about their journey as they tackle problems in dealing with an imposter looting them. A man claims to be a missing member of the family in order to sweep them clean off their riches. Now it is up to the Addams family to secure their family’s fortune and unmask the imposter. Starring Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams, and Raul Julia as Gomez, the film delivers its comedy with a darker perspective. The movie does not put forth the same effect as the original 1964 TV series, but still is a decent attempt at recreating the show. It can be understood as one of the more average comedy movies available on Netflix but has its hype due to the original version of it.
5. Lady Bird
- Director: Greta Gerwig
- Writer: Greta Gerwig
- Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Tracy Letts
- IMDb Rating: 7.4
Lady Bird by Greta Gerwig has been an Oscar nominee and is definitely one of the best coming-of-age movies on Netflix. It features Saoirse Ronan as a quirky teenager belonging to a middle-class family from Sacramento, California. She constantly finds herself trying very hard to fit amongst her richer peers. Co-actors like Laurie Metcalf, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein have pulled off amazing performances making sure that the viewers feel very personally about the movie. Lady Bird and her mother’s relationship is an exceptionally conflicting one as both their characters are very strong. However, her relationship with her father is the exact opposite, with more love and understanding. Lady Bird is a very strong and moving film. Movies like these can also be life-altering and play a very important role in shaping today’s youth’s morale. With a lot of life lessons to take away from it, the viewers are sure to find themselves both cracking and tearing up big time.
6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones.
- Writers: Graham Chapman and John Cleese.
- Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and Eric Idle.
- IMDb Rating: 8.2
In the list of Monty Python movies and specials on Netflix, Monty Python and the Holy Grail remains inarguably one of the best comedies on Netflix of all time. It is one of those undying British parodies of tales with a popularity that can never sink. When the King of Britons, along with his knights, go in search of the Holy Grail, they face several mythical monster-like creatures and battle their way through them. Starring John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, you do not want to miss out on this classic if you are in the mood to sit back and have an enjoyable laugh. Monty Python and the Holy Grail would not miss out on if naming some of the most well-aged comedies.
7. Definitely, Maybe
- Director: Adam Brooks.
- Writer: Adam Brooks.
- Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, and Abigail Breslin.
- IMDb Rating: 7.1
Remember when Ryan Reynolds humored us with his dark comedy in Deadpool? “Definitely, Maybe,” a movie that belongs to a period when he was at the peak of his rom-com era. With his personal contributions in radiating comedy, this movie is a story about how a 30-year-old father, struggling with his divorce, is questioned by his 10-year-old about his life before marriage. Ryan Reynolds, as Will, gives his daughter flashbacks about three of his past lovers. However, he changes their names so that she guesses which of the three he actually married at the end. It is a light-hearted comedy with a refreshing flux of pace from the other typical romantic comedies.
8. The Dictator
- Director: Larry Charles.
- Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen and Alec Berg.
- Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, and John C. Reilly.
- IMDb Rating: 6.4
Netflix has a long list of comedies filled with dirty jokes, but The Dictator is an evergreen fit of laughter. With Sacha Baron Cohen as Aladeen, the dictator of Wadiya, viewers constantly bombarded with cheap and mean-spirited laughs. The story portrays Aladeen, a mindless dictator, venturing to New York in order to speak to the UN Security Council. However, the story takes a turn when his uncle, who is also his family and his most trusted advisor, hires a hitman to kidnap him. The movie has some amazing co-actors like Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris, Megan Fox, and Jason Mantzoukas. This comedy movie is sure to turn into one of your guilty pleasures.
9. Swiss Army Man
- Director:Dan Kwan (as Daniel Kwan), Daniel Scheinert.
- Writers: Daniel Scheinert and Dan Kwan (as Daniel Kwan).
- Stars: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
- IMDb Rating: 7.0
From the list of atypical comedies we know on Netflix, not a lot of movies make it to a Sundance hit. Swiss Army Man brings us the star from JK Rowling’s famous novel series Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, as a corpse who farts. Set apart from the other movies in this genre, Daniel Radcliffe, along with co-star Paul Dano, puts forth a film that is indeed too quirky to be fitted into any list, only discrediting Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s rather unique script. The writer/director duo’s genuine efforts are very evident as the movie reaches for your funny bone in all the right timings. If weird ghosts are your thing, so will this movie.
10. The Interview
- Director: Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.
- Writers: Dan Sterling (screenplay) and Seth Rogen (story).
- Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Randall Park.
- IMDb Rating: 6.5
This movie is a must-watch because James Franco and Seth Rogan actually pissed off entire North Korea. The hilarious duo plays the roles of a journalist and a producer. The humor begins when they are required to interview Kim Jong-Un, and consequentially, the story unfolds into an insane fit of comedy when the CIA asks them to kill their leader. Although The Interview has had a reputation for setting on a political rage, we all are aware of James Franco and Seth Rogan’s duo always pairing up to cause sincere havoc of comedy amongst its viewers. The Interview is just another movie full of laughs with just a seasoning of political anxiety. Much like our own lives!
11. We’re the Millers
- Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
- Writers: Bob Fisher (screenplay) and Steve Faber (screenplay).
- Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, and Emma Roberts.
- IMDb Rating: 7.0
With a star cast of Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter, Jason Sudeikis, and Emma Roberts, Netflix brings “We’re the Millers,” a relaxing comedy one can sit to enjoy with friends. Jason Sudeikis plays David, a drug peddler, who is forced to deliver drugs from Mexico for his boss. He hires a stripteaser, a teen neighbor, and a minor thief and forms a hoax family who would help him in his peddling without any suspicion. Their journey through the task is enjoyable and sweet, with a few tickles every now and then. The movie has some of the most iconic scenes, which we have, later, significantly seen turning into memes. It is an easy watch with a pretty basic script. The storyline is not a surprise, but We’re the Millers is still a pretty fun watch with an expected but satisfying ending.
12. Always Be My Maybe
- Director: Nahnatchka Khan.
- Writers: Ali Wong and Randall Park.
- Stars: Ali Wong, Randall Park, and James Saito.
- IMDb Rating: 6.8
Netflix offers a wide list of romcoms. Always Be My Maybe is one of the many funny childhood romances that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Childhood sweethearts Sasha and Marcus fall out of love after spending 15 years apart, but after crossing paths, they realize not much has really changed. The story is actually pretty cute, and the actors have stood up to their roles. With a surprise entry by Keanu Reeves and a heart-melting performance by the actors, the movie has a predictable but decent ending. It is one of those romcoms you watch just to see two lovers unite for the sake of your heart’s content. You know what’s coming, and yet you end up sobbing towards the end.
13. The Death of Stalin
- Director: Armando Iannucci.
- Writers: Armando Iannucci and David Schneider.
- Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, and Jeffrey Tambor.
- IMDb Rating: 7.2
Armando Iannucci, in The Death of Stalin, dramatizes the days of 1953 when the Soviet Union lost its incredulous and deranged authoritarian leader of three long decades in the month of October. The accents of the characters sound the same as that of the Londoners, scornful and rather forced. Orders of torment and massacres are carried out in broken and frangible English. Through the tough politics and the constant hunger for power, Armando Iannucci still succeeds in retaining the touch of comedy in it. It is one of the finer works available on Netflix and definitely a movie that should not be missed out on.
14. The Incredible Jessica James
- Director: Jim Strouse
- Writer: Jim Strouse
- Stars: Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, and LaKeith Stanfield
- IMDb Rating: 6.5
Netflix Original comedies are rather rare. The company has always paid more attention to drama and sci-fi productions in the first few years. However, one of the exceptions is the Sundance hit, The Incredible Jessica James, a truly relaxing comedy starring Jessica Williams. She stars as the leading character, Jessica James, who is recovering from a break up when she meets Boone. When they find themselves in the same shoes, they strive to figure out, together, ways to survive life after a significant break-up. With a fluent execution of her character, it’s as if Jessica Williams just made for this role. It’s a charming and delightful movie, and a shame that not enough people have watched it.
15. My Best Friend’s Wedding
- Director: P.J. Hogan.
- Writer: Ronald Bass.
- Stars: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, and Cameron Diaz.
- IMDb Rating: 6.3
Julia Roberts peaked her beauty in the 90s, and one of her star movies is My Best Friend’s Wedding. Co-starring with her are Dermot Mulroney and the beautiful Cameron Diaz. My Best Friend’s Wedding is known as one of the better rom coms of the time. Two best friends settle on an agreement, earlier in their lives, to get married. Later, when Dermot Mulroney gets engaged to another woman, things become different for Julia Roberts as she finds herself having feelings for her best friend. Among the many well-constructed scripts that Netflix offers, My Best Friend’s Wedding is definitely one of the better oldies with good laughs and a just ending.
16. Ocean’s Trilogy
- Director: Steven Soderbergh.
- Writer: George C. Johnson, George Nolfi, Brian Koppelman and David Levien.
- Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, and Don Cheadle.
- IMDb Rating: 7.7
Sometimes all you need are some good old-fashioned Hollywood classics to treat yourself. All three of the Ocean’s Trilogy are available on Netflix right now, and they are a great treat if one is up for a marathon night. Among the many comedy movies on Netflix, this trilogy, being typical Hollywood heist films, tops many. With each of them more intense than the other, Danny Ocean and his cool team of criminals ooze nothing but sheer confidence and sass. All three movies (Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen) are fun watches with multiple comic elements to keep them light as well as interesting.
17. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
- Director: Edgar Wright
- Writers: Michael Bacall and Edgar Wright
- Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Kieran Culkin
- IMDb Rating: 7.5
This derisive and dynamic movie starring Michael Cera as an idle musician thinks his romantic conquest has finally become successful when he meets Ramona Flowers, his new girlfriend. However, the story takes a turn after he finds out that he must defeat all seven of her devilish exes in crazy and unreal, video game-like ways. The movie is an inventive graphic adaptation of the novel. The execution of the film is very clever, and some of the showdown activities with Ramona’s exes are particularly hilarious. All the tiny graphic details that have been paid attention to make Scott Pilgrim vs. the World one of the better watches on Netflix’s unending list of comedies.
18. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
- Director: Taika Waititi.
- Writers: Taika Waititi, Barry Crump.
- Stars: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, and Rima Te Wiata.
- IMDb Rating: 7.6
If it is the night for a fanciful comedy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople by Taika Waititi is definitely one you should resort to. From the writer/director of Thor: Ragnarok, this 2016 comedy is a New Zealand adventure, casting a grabby Sam Neill as he falls under a situation to make teams with a smutty little boy under compulsion. The story is based on an existing book where the duo is chased throughout New Zealand. The movie, though unusual, is enjoyable and also a tiny bit appalling. With Waititi’s unconventional storyline, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is guaranteed to put you in a good mood.
19. 50 First Dates
- Director: Peter Segal.
- Writers: George Wing.
- Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider Sean Astin, and Dan Aykroyd.
- IMDb Rating: 6.8
To the extent Adam Sandler romcoms go, 50 First Dates is entirely incredible. Delivered in 2004, the film happens in Hawaii and follows a veterinarian (Sandler) who runs into a dazzling young lady (Drew Barrymore) and has a charming day. In any case, when he goes to catch up and ask her out on the town the following day, she doesn’t recollect what his identity is. Things being what they are, she experiences transient cognitive decline and her memory resets each day. So he spends the remainder of the film prevailing upon her for quite a while to attempt to strike up a relationship. It’s actually incredibly sweet, and Barrymore and Sandler have extraordinary science.
20. Mr. Deeds
- Director: Steven Brill.
- Writers: Tim Herlihy.
- Stars: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Peter Gallagher, Jared Harris, Allen Covert, and John Turturro.
- IMDb Rating: 5.8
Adam Sandler motion pictures run the extent from funny to horrendous, and keeping in mind that Mr. Deeds is some place in the middle of, it falls somewhat nearer to the “great, really” side of the scale. A change of a 1936 Frank Capra film, Mr. Deeds stars Sandler as a youngster running a pizza joint who finds he’s the beneficiary to a multibillionaire’s fortune. Winona Ryder plays a journalist for a newspaper TV show who’s entrusted with drawing near to the nominal Mr. Deeds and drawing near to him for a story. Their relationship rapidly turns real, be that as it may, and she’s stuck between conveying for her boss and being consistent with her emotions. Deeds, in the interim, battles to adjust to the ways of life of the rich and acclaimed
Comedy movies can be a great indulgence, and Netflix has an assorted list for us to avail from. If you are looking for some to enjoy tonight, here are a few comedy movies on Netflix that will not disappoint you! So, have pizza and popcorn tub and binge on some cheery comedy. Untill then stay home, stay connected.
21. Wine Country
- Director: Amy Poehler.
- Writers: Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski.
- Stars: Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, and Jason Schwartzman.
- IMDb Rating: 5.4
n case you’re searching for a blustery, simple watch, look at Wine Country. While Amy Poehler’s first time at the helm may not be the most specifically fulfilling or sealed shut parody, it’s a strong exertion stuffed with adequate snickers and a strong portion of heart. The film is propelled by a genuine outing the cast individuals and genuine companions took to observe Dratch’s 50th birthday celebration, during which their kinship was revealed. The entertainers play just marginally misrepresented forms of themselves, so some portion of the fun is seeing what the dynamic between these SNL alums is truly similar to. This is a truly simple watch, particularly in case you’re searching for something to appreciate with companions (and wine) on a Friday or Saturday night in.