Wanting to have a laugh (alone or in company) and not knowing what is on TV? Don’t worry: here are a few great comedies that you can find on Netflix right now.
There are many comedies for a laugh on Netflix, but these are the best. From among the hundreds of titles that can be found on the streaming platform, we have made a heterogeneous, wild and, above all, absolutely delusional selection . From teen comedies to satires of the most acclaimed genres of cinema, through music, historical portraiture or animation, here are a few comedy films that you will not want to miss.
If what you are looking for are series, we also have an ideal selection. But if you’ve woken up with movie buffs, you’re in the right place.
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1 Super nerds (Olivia Wilde, 2019)
Often referred to as the female counterpart to ‘Supersalidos’, this film, which marked Olivia Wilde’s directing debut, is truly a marvel. One of the best comedies you will find on Netflix and that follows two teenagers ( Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein ) on the night before their graduation, when they decide to live the whole party that they have been banning during their entire high school stage.
two Crazy about her (Dani de la Orden, 2021)
This Spanish romantic comedy is at the same time faithful to the tradition of the genre and, also, an original and different proposal courtesy of Dani de la Orden . The film follows a love-skeptical journalist ( Álvaro Cervantes ) who finally meets the woman of his dreams ( Susana Abaitua ). Now, it turns out that this woman is an intern in a psychiatric hospital, where he will also end up locked up and where he will have to understand a series of realities related to mental health that were previously clouded by his prejudices.
3 The Prince of Zamunda (John Landis, 1988)
Now that Amazon Prime Video has released the late sequel to this classic, ‘The King of Zamunda,’ what better time to watch it again? Netflix has it in its catalog, and that automatically makes it one of its best comedies. Directed by John Landis and starring the great Eddie Murphy , it tells the story of Prince Akeem, from the African kingdom of Zamunda, who decides to go to New York to find a wife.
4 Mamma Mia! The Movie (Phyllida Lloyd, 2008)
This legendary film not only has comedy in abundance, but also the full ABBA repertoire in the voices of such Hollywood stars as Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski and more. This musical introduces us to a young woman who, on the occasion of her wedding, invites her three possible parents without her mother knowing it.
5 My Best Friend’s Wedding (Paul Feig, 2011)
It is one of the best comedies of recent years, directed by Paul Feig and led by a group of incredible comic women: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper and company elevate this romantic comedy to the altars of the genre . A story where there is no shortage of eschatological jokes, personal catharsis and mismanaged drunkenness.
6 Miss Special Agent (Donald Petrie, 2000)
This funny comedy with Sandra Bullock tells the story of an FBI agent who infiltrates as a participant in the Miss America pageant, without her being any of that. Wow, a situation set to be a disaster that becomes not only a personal catharsis for the character, but also a great film that mixes comedy and action.
7 Perfect strangers (Álex de la Iglesia, 2017)
A remake of its Italian counterpart, this film by Álex de la Iglesia presents us with a truly nightmarish situation: during a dinner with friends, he proposes the idea of leaving mobile phones on the table and seeing what messages and calls arrive. How much do those gathered there have to hide? Apparently a lot. The cast formed by Belén Rueda, Eduard Fernández, Ernesto Alterio, Juana Acosta, Eduardo Noriega, Dafne Fernández and Pepón Nieto shines.
8 I am Dolemite (Craig Brewer, 2019)
Eddie Murphy returned to the top thanks to this Craig Brewer film , in which he plays the famous Rudy Ray Moore , an artist who in the 70s played the role of a prostitute “pimp” in several B movies, which they became famous within the phenomenon of ‘blaxploitation’. The result is fun, sexy and endearing, a brilliant comedy.
9 Yucatán (Daniel Monzón, 2018)
From his adrenaline rush ‘El Niño’, Daniel Monzón turns to black comedy with this great film starring Luis Tosar and Rodrigo de la Serna , who play two scammers who are dedicated to scamming naive tourists on luxury cruise ships. But that is only the starting point of a story of love disappointments and criminal schemes.
10 Crazy Rich Asians (Jon M. Chu, 2018)
This super successful romantic comedy, which broke barriers for Asian-American actors, is also everything classic that can be found in the genre (in the best way): a wedding to attend, a couple that gets to she tries surrounded by hostile family and a journey of self-discovery by its protagonist, Constance Wu , who must connect with her Asian roots while trying to keep her relationship with the man she loves from falling apart.
eleven Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (David Dobkin, 2020)
Eurofan or not, this comedy with Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams is going to get you more than a laugh. Both play an Icelandic musical duo who dreams of representing their country in Eurovision, and, against all odds (and after some suspicious circumstances), they will succeed. A film full of Eurovision cameos, from Conchita to Alexander Rybak , which is not so much a parody as a love letter to the legendary pageant.
12 Crazy, stupid, love (Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, 2011)
Love is crazy and stupid, yes, but we keep falling into it over and over again hopelessly. That is what happens in the different stories that make up this puzzle, where everything is connected and love relationships are the center of attention. With big stars like Steve Carell , Ryan Gosling , Emma Stone , Julianne Moore or Kevin Bacon , it is a romantic comedy with memorable moments, including the recreation of the jump from ‘Dirty Dancing’.
13 The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
Should we laugh at the biopic of the life of a criminal like Jordan Belfort ? Maybe not, but it’s hard not to when the director is Martin Scorsese and the one delivering his best physical comedy is Leonardo DiCaprio . With great excesses and a sour portrait of the world of Wall Street, this film speaks of the excessive ambition of the powerful and all the stupid things they can do when they are high.
14 Brian’s Life (Terry Jones, 1979)
fifteen The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Coen Brothers, 2018)
The Last of the Coen Brothers , produced by Netflix, was meant to be a series, but it makes a lot of sense that in the end it remained like a movie: its six different stories converge in a look at once comic and bitter at the collective imagination of western. Perhaps some chapter will make you shed a tear, but, in general, the ‘Coenian’ comedy prevails.
16 The Sausage Party (Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, 2016)
With a story written by Seth Rogen , Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill , this animated film proved that drawings are not always childish. In fact, they can be very foul-mouthed, political, and even risqué. Wow, some brownies. The story tells us the life of the supermarket products, who believe that when they are chosen they access a kind of paradise, but panic begins to spread among them when they discover that what awaits them is the belly of their buyers.
17 Bee Movie (Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith, 2007)
A bee suing humans for eating its honey? One that, in addition, is up to the bow of working in a beehive and wants to live life a little? Well, yes, this is the plot of this animated film, of which we only need one piece of information to know that it will be a comedy: Jerry Seinfeld provides the voice of the protagonist. From there, prepare your best laughs.
18 Hangover (Todd Phillips, 2009)
Classic of North American comedy and turned into a blockbuster trilogy, courtesy of Todd Philipps (‘ Joker ‘). How? Well imagining the craziest bachelor party of all time. Insuperable. In it, a group of friends wake up after the “hangover” and discover that the boyfriend has disappeared, there is a baby and a tiger in his room, one of them is missing a tooth and who knows what other horrible things.
19 Isn’t it romantic? (Todd Strauss-Schulson, 2019)
If there’s something as cool as a good rom-com, that’s a good rom-com parody. All those platitudes and stereotypes are put into question in this film starring Rebel Wilson , who plays a woman who doesn’t believe in all those romantic kitsch and who one day finds herself immersed in a world full of them. Everything, in the end, to realize who the love of his life really is. A funny and self-aware comedy.
twenty How to get rid of your boss (Claire Scanlon, 2018)
Looking for something between comedy and romance? Netflix is getting a quite successful master’s degree in ‘rom-com’, and this is one of the best examples of it. Directed by Claire Scanlon , it tells the story of two interns who want to mess up their bosses so they don’t give them so much trouble. Funny, witty and, of course, very romantic.
twenty-one Pain and money (Michael Bay, 2013)
¿ Michael Bay ? Comedy? Voluntary? You are right! This, which seems like a ‘machunada’ of things that explode starring three men with impossible muscles ( Dwayne Johnson , Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Mackie ), turns out to be a comedy not only tremendously funny, but also very self-aware and critical of the American Dream.
22 Something very fat (Carlo Padial, 2017)
The latest by Carlo Padial , king of the underground ‘posthumor’ with ‘Mi loco erasmus’ or ‘Taller Capuchoc’, is once again a reflection on the limits of comedy, and of cinema itself. But, in addition, it is a hilarious film, led by Berto Romero and his existential disquisitions.
2. 3 Little devil (Eli Craig, 2017)
If you were amazed by ‘Tucker and Dale Against Evil’, you will love the new from its creator, Eli Craig , who maintains that absurd humor and reverence for the genre. If the ‘slasher’ was the focus of the tribute in the first, demonic possession – the Antichrist, specifically – is the central theme of this funny comedy about the relationships, sometimes demonic, between parents and children.
24 The Incredible Jessica James (Jim Strouse, 2017)
Original Netflix production, this Jim Strouse film tells us about love in the days of Tinder from the overwhelming charisma of its protagonist, the comedian Jessica Williams . His emotional and sexual adventures reveal a feeling more alive than ever: the one that reveals the need to fit in, to connect, to fall in love.
25 Faith of ETA (Borja Cobeaga, 2017)
This original Netflix production had as its quality assurance the always interesting Borja Cobeaga , director of the acclaimed ‘Negotiator’. Here, he introduces us to four ETA members who must live under the same roof while waiting for the big coup, while Spain advances in the World Cup. Can they stand the ‘lololos’ and the nation’s flags?
26 The Call (Los Javis, 2017)
After succeeding on the Madrid stages, ‘La Llamada’ became films thanks to Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo (AKA Los Javis), who are now the most in-demand teachers in the country thanks to OT. In this musical, a religious camp becomes the setting for the appearance of God, who wears a suit and sings Whitney Houston .
27 The Meyerowitz Stories (Noah Baumbach, 2017)
The latest from Noah Baumbach , produced by Netflix, is a portrait of a family as artistic as it is unstructured, with past grudges that fly overhead and uncontrollable egos that destroy relationships. Adam Sandler , in one of his best roles, leads the cast of this comedy with a Woody Allen air .
28 Kiki, love is made (Paco León, 2016)
Love is made, and how good it suits us. Paco León paid a tremendous tribute to love, sex and eroticism in this choral comedy that explores the sexual affiliations of different characters, freed from any social ties or tradition. And long live freedom!
29 Eight Basque surnames (Emilio Martínez-Lázaro, 2014)
You already know it: it is the highest grossing film in the history of Spanish cinema, and it will be for a reason. Although simple in its portrayal of the regional topics of Andalusia and the Basque Country, this film by Emilio Martínez Lázaro has the irresistible charisma of a first-time Dani Rovira , and with a script meticulously devised to make you have a good time.
30 Ghostbusters (Paul Feig, 2016)
Yes, we all enjoy the mythical eighties film starring Bill Murray , Harold Ramis , Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson , but the cast of this female ‘reboot’ directed by Paul Feig is up there with Kristen Wiig , Melissa McCarthy , Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones . And that’s not forgetting the crazy massive secretary played by Chris Hemsworth . All of them make this movie a hilarious comedy with lots of ghosts.
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