Netflix has gained 15.77 million more subscribers within the first quarter of 2020. That’s no surprise as everyone has been forced into their homes thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The world is a shit-show and we all need a good laugh. So, if you want to take a minute and laugh at someone else, have a look at these 50 comedies on Netflix at the moment.
This romantic comedy stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams, and features a man who has the ability to go back in time. He uses it to change the trajectory of his love life, as you do. Still, he realizes that it’s better to take life one day at a time.
This 2011 musical is one of the best Muppet movies and the whole family will love it.
The Austin Powers Trilogy
There’s no doubt that this classic can change the dreary year that everyone hates – instead of moping about our situation, have a laugh at the absolute ridiculousness of Mike Myers’ fearlessness.
Ice Cube, Ceddric the Entertainer, and Anthony Anderson star in this endearing and funny insight into the going-ons of barbershop culture in the Black community.
As Good As It Gets
Although not as current as some other romantic comedies, the actors of this film warrant another go. It was the last film that won the Oscar for Best Actor and Best Actress. Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt deserved the win in a massive way.
This 1999 comedy is one of Adam Sandler’s absolute best and revolves around a good-for-nothing with a new responsibility to take care of an actual human child.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
The kids can join for this one and every one of you will laugh until your sides feel like they’re exploding. An inventor (accidentally) lets loose a storm of food. It might sound like a wonderful dream to some, but it’s not as great as it seems. Although a storm of popcorn while you’re watching still doesn’t seem too bad.
The Addams Family
This 1991 live-action stars Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, and Christina Ricci, and the dark humor is brilliant.
Definitely not one to watch with the kids anywhere in sight, but the hilarity of this movie will never get old. This foul-mouthed teacher is terrible at her job, but man oh man is she fun to watch.
The Death of Stalin
This dramatization of October 1953 when the Soviet Union finally got rid of its crazy totalitarian leader (who’d been ruling psychotically for three decades) highlights, albeit in a silly way, how horrors generally originate from clowns and egoists.
Although most adaptations revolving around SNL are terrible, this 1993 remodeling of the alien family played by Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin in the beginning of the sketch comedy show is actually pretty good. The soundtrack is the best part about it though!
Dolemite is My Name
Eddie Murphy offers a funny and endearing performance as Rudy Ray Moore, a down-on-his luck musician who changes himself into Dolemite.
It’s a great distraction movie and Zack Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. as two unlikely travelers having to work together to get Robert Downey Jr. across the country so that he doesn’t miss the birth of his child.
Emma Stone stars as a smart high school girl who ends up with a bit of a reputation after she lies and says that she had sex at a party.
Ryan Reynolds is complemented by an amazing female cast in this rom-com. Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, and Elizabeth Banks are great, and the movie is pretty sweet.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
One of the better things to come out of 2020, Will Ferrel and Rachel McAdams turn this year round (ok, maybe that’s taking it a bit far), but they do pretty well, in this sweet story about two Icelandic singers who end up at the Eurovision singing contest.
Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, and Jonah Hill star in this 2006 comedy which looks at the 1950s film industry.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
A young boy loses his beloved foster mother and gets stuck with his bad-tempered foster father. It’s funny and incredibly endearing as they end up on a great adventure.
The Incredible Jessica James
Although there really aren’t a lot of good Netflix Original comedies, this one is really worth seeing. Jessica James wants to find love and be happy. Who doesn’t?
Kung Fu Hustle
If you want to see some of the best possible stunt work, then this 2004 martial arts comedy is for you. It’s set in 1940s China, and you simply won’t be able to get over it.
It has a pretty staunch cult following, and features Andy Samberg as a dopey stuntman who wants to carry out the biggest stunt of his life so that he can save his father’s life.
Saoirse Ronan stars in this beautiful and endearing coming-of-age story which was nominated for an Oscar, and sees a young girl from California who wants to go somewhere better than her hometown.
The Little Hours
Who doesn’t love a swearing nun? It’s brilliant and stars Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and Fred Armisen.
Rachel McAdams stars as a TV producer who has the daunting task of fixing a morning news show which isn’t faring too well.
This dark comedy features people looking for love. The catch? If they don’t find it within 45 days, they’re turned into animals. Yikes.
Black humor dominates in this story of a couple who are both having affairs. Their lovers tell them to divorce and they realize that they do actually love each other.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
This is one of the best of all of the Monty Pythons, and you’ll find yourself quoting the movie day in and day out.
Monty Python and the Life of Brian
Not as funny as Holy Grail, Life of Brian is cleverer. It features Graham Chapman as Brian Cohen, who is the neighbor of Jesus. As you can imagine, there was a bit of negative attention as the film was accused of blasphemy. Whatever, it’s brilliant.
The Land of Steady Habits
It’s not one of Nicole Holofcener’s best work, but stars Ben Mendelsohn as a man having a mid-life crisis as he starts to understand that he’s not as important as he thinks he is.
Adam Sandler shines in this film that really highlights the child-like nature of comedy. He is for sure a child trapped in a man’s body and it’s evidenced by the humor.
All three of these classics are on Netflix at the moment, and they’re all equally amazing. So get ready to binge!
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney are amazing in this 1997 comedy about best friends who vow to marry each other in college. However, he ends up engaged to someone else, who is played by the incredible Cameron Diaz, and she has to come to grips with the fact that she might actually be in love with him.
No-one can get over Jack Black’s goofy sense of humor, and it’s the perfect movie to watch while you’re basically busy with something else.
It wasn’t a big hit, but it’s a pretty sweet story of a girl who goes back to where she grew up and deals with issues she had with an ex-boyfriend, who obviously has a new love interest.
The Naked Gun
Everyone loved this 1988 movie so much that there were two sequels. This first is still the best to watch though and shows Nielsen Frank Drebin come to know of a plan to murder Queen Elizabeth II. It’s one of those stupid movies that is simply brilliant.
Charlize Theron is great in this 2011 dark comedy revolving around a young writer who decides to go home and create chaos.
The Other Guys
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg end up having to work together as the new top cops after two others die.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Even though it didn’t go over well with critics, Kevin James is pretty likeable as a mall cop who ends up having to deal with a real robbery.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This beautiful coming-of-age comedy features Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.
Seth Rogen and James Franco are hilarious in this movie about a guy and his dealer who see a murder. As you can imagine, criminal drama ensues. Add weed, and you’ve got a winner.
Cobie Smulders, Guy Pearce, and Kevin Corrigan feature in this rom-com revolving around personal trainers.
Safety Not Guaranteed
Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, and Jake Johnson star in this film which is based on a real classified ad that was placed in 1997 for someone looking to go back in time.
Swiss Army Man
Daniel Radcliffe stars as a farting dead body. There’s nothing more to say.
This cute romantic dramedy stars Callum Turner and Grace Van Patten as two New Yorkers who end up bonding over a mystifying briefcase.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
It’s a laugh-out-loud comedy which is reminiscent of the success garnered by movies like Bohemian Rhapsody.
While We’re Young
Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, and Adam Driver are great in this 2014 comedy.
As the name suggests, it’s a movie about a man that says yes to absolutely everything. It’s got a great cast including Jim Carrey, Zooey Descanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins, Rhys Darby, and Terence Stamp.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Michael Cera is great in this adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel.
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
Adam Sandler does great work again as an Israeli counter terrorist agent who pretends that he’s dead and turns himself into a hairstylist in New York City.
Set It Up
Although so many new rom-coms are pretty terrible, this one starring Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell is pretty endearing. It’s a feel-good movie and is sure to make your day better.
You don’t get much better than this – this 1980s classic parodies the disaster movies of the ‘70s, and there’s a reason it’s become so beloved. You’ll be quoting the film for days!