20 of the best comedies to watch on Netflix right now
Because we can all do with a good laugh right about now, and Netflix shall provide!
If you're in need of a good laugh (and, to be fair, who isn't) but you're not sure you want to search aimlessly for the best comedies on Netflix, then you'll be happy to hear we've put together a list of 20 of the very best funny movies you can find in the streaming library!
Let's get straight into it...
DUMB & DUMBER
After a woman (Lauren Holly) leaves a briefcase at the airport terminal, a dumb limo driver (Jim Carrey) and his dumber friend (Jeff Daniels) set out on a hilarious cross-country road trip to Aspen to return it.
A clean-cut high school student (Emma Stone) relies on the school's rumour mill to advance her social and financial standing.
FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
Devastated Peter (Jason Segel) takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah (Kristen Bell). Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend (Russell Brand).
The alumni cast (including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell) of a space opera television series have to play their roles in real life when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
A group of friends (including Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, and Sharon Horgan) who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.
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Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer (Seann William Scott) overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
A rejected hockey player (Adam Sandler) puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house. One of Sandler's first and, arguably, still one of his best.
While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man (Ryan Reynolds) comes face-to-face with his old high school crush (Amy Smart) whom he was best friends with - a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womaniser.
Journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
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Cady Heron (Lindsay Logan) is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett), the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George (Rachel McAdams).
THE OTHER GUYS
Two mismatched New York City detectives (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops (The Rock and Samuel L. Jackson), whom they idolise, only things don't quite go as planned.
Wild behaviour forces a pair of energy drink reps (Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott) to enroll in a Big Brother program.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
In a magically realistic version of Toronto, a young man (Michael Cera) must defeat his new girlfriend's (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) seven evil exes one by one in order to win her heart.
SHAUN OF THE DEAD
A man's (Simon Pegg) uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse. Arguably the world's first rom-com-zom.
A desk-bound CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer (Rose Byrne), and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Two aimless middle-aged losers (Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly) still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents (Richard Jenkins and Mary Steenburgen) marry.
Two co-dependent high school seniors (Michael Cera and Jonah Hill) are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.
Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman (Amy Schumer) may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy (Bill Hader).
Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) takes his own family on a road trip to Walley World in order to spice things up with his wife (Christina Applegate) and reconnect with his sons.
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At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model (Ben Stiller) is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia by a ruthless designer (Will Ferrell).