Arguably the most popular streaming service is Netflix. The site is home to thousands of movies of varying genres, meaning there is something for everybody. Netflix is home to some of the best comedy movies around. The site takes pride in its comedy, hosting more than a few stand-up specials and original comedies. Everybody needs a good laugh, just like they need a good cry. Whenever fans need to find a classic comedy or a new favorite, here are 10 of the best comedy movies to stream on Netflix.
10. The Addams Family
Shows that become movies are hit or miss. Movies that become shows usually only miss the mark. One of the best examples of a show successfully making the jump to the big screen is The Addams Family. In 1991, the classic spooky family found a new generation of fans with this love letter to the series. Raul Julia plays the patriarch of the family, Gomez. Christopher Lloyd plays his brother Fester who suddenly returns after having been missing for years. The movie is perfect for the family, with adult humor that is more subtle. The movie is also perfect for fans of the show, with throwbacks to the iconic series throughout. This is one of the best adaptations streaming on Netflix, and any fan of comedy needs to check it out.
With a stacked cast featuring actors such as Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and Rodney Dangerfield, it is no surprise Caddyshack is known as one of the best comedy movies. From the hysterical dialogue to the side-splitting performances, this is a movie that has stood the test of time. The plot is simple and follows a teen who spends his summer caddying for a brash golf club. Perhaps the scene-stealer is Bill Murray, who portrays the groundskeeper Carl Spackler. This ’80s classic is has received constant praise, and audiences should head over to Netflix to check it out for themselves.
8. The Hangover
It is hard to believe the mastermind behind 2019’s Joker, Todd Phillips, is also responsible for one of the funniest movies in the last 20 years. The Hangover follows a group of friends during a bachelor party. They wake the following day with their memories, and their soon-to-be-married friend, missing. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis star in this raunchy and side-splitting comedy. This film has been quoted and praised from the moment it was released. The film spawned two sequels, but most agree the first is the best by far. This quickly becoming classic movie is available to stream on Netflix.
7. The Other Guys
Will Farrell has plenty of great movies. Perhaps one of the more underrated ones is The Other Guys. The film stars Farrell and Mark Whalberg as two cops looking to prove themselves. The dynamic between the two leads is what carries the movie. Whalberg’s straight man to Farrell’s antics harkens back to another one of the best comedy movies, The Odd Couple. The film is as quotable as it gets, with each line funnier than the last. The film is not only a great comedy, but it is also a solid action movie meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy.
6. Monty Python and The Holy Grail
The Monty Python team is one of the funniest and best-regarded comedy troupes of all time. From their classic television series to their films, the British comedy team has been splitting sides for decades. Perhaps one of their most famous films is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This movie is one of the most important comedy films of all time and has inspired countless comedy routines. Modern audiences have likely seen the film’s impact, and they didn’t even know it. The Black Knight scene is not only one of the greatest Monty Python moments, but one of the best comedy moments in general. Calling this film one of the best comedy movies is an understatement and should be seen by everyone.
Over the years, Shrek has become more of a meme than a movie character. While it is fun to poke fun at the character and some aspects of the later sequels, the original film still holds up well. Now over 20 years old, Shrek is a fantastic animated film at a time when Disney was the main name in animation. In fact, the film was designed to make fun of the movie giant, as several of the employees were ex-Disney workers, and they jumped at the opportunity to lampoon their previous employer. The humor in the movie is also top-notch and doesn’t just cater to children. Today’s fans will be pleasantly surprised to see how well this original classic holds up. If fans are willing to ignore the meme status, the film is streaming on Netflix, and it would be worth it to watch it after all this time.
4. Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
Next to Shrek, Mike Myers’ most famous role is likely that of groovy super-spy, Austin Powers. Mike Myers was already a heavy hitter in comedy by the time this movie came out, but this is what catapulted him into a superstar. The film was a jab at the James Bond movies and has taken on a life of its own. Austin Powers is filled with some of the funniest jokes to ever come out of the ’90s. To this day, the film and its two sequels are regarded as some of the best comedy movies of all time. The movie is notable for featuring Myers in several different roles using make-up effects. Myers will tap into this skill later this year, as he will be playing 8 characters with his comeback series The Pentaverate.
3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
John Huges was the voice of a generation, and his coming-of-age films throughout the ’80s and ’90s have been regarded as some of the best comedy movies ever. One of his crowning achievements is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which is currently streaming on Netflix. The titular Ferris, played by Matthew Broderick, has decided he wants to take the day off from school. He ropes in his best friend and girlfriend to join them, and together they enjoy a much-needed day off. The film’s simple premise is part of the charm. Ferris Bueller is one of the greatest teen movie characters of all time, and his movie should be seen by movies fans of all wakes of life.
2. Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil may not be a very well-known movie, but it more than deserves to be. The film follows Tucker and Dale, two bumbling but harmless rednecks who find themselves the subjects of a huge misunderstanding when a group of teens mistakes them for murderers. Tucker & Dale is one of the greatest meta slasher movies of all time. Every slasher cliche is made fun of somehow, and each one is hilarious. Outside of the hilarious acting, the film’s humor comes from the absurd luck the two titular characters suffer. The film is gory, hilarious, and streaming on Netflix.
1. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is one of the best-regarded cult comedies of all time. Based on a series of graphic novels, the movie follows Scott Pilgrim. Scott wants to date his dream girl, Ramona. The only problem is that he must take on her seven evil exes to do so. The film is written and directed by Edgar Wright. The movie carries his signature style but with a twist. The film is a comic book come to life. From the editing to the visuals, Scott Pilgrim is one of the most eye-catching and best comedy movies on Netflix. The film is constantly regarded as fantastic, so comedy fans should rush over to Netflix to check it out.