Best Comedies On Netflix (Updated May 2019)

By Amit Chowdhry ● May 4, 2019

Netflix has one of the best collections of comedy movies and TV shows available. With so many choices available, it can be hard deciding which one to choose. And depending on the rights to the comedies, Netflix frequently removes certain titles and adds new ones.

To help you find the best comedies on Netflix, here is a list of some options:

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Directed By: Judd Apatow

Written By: Judd Apatow and Steve Carell

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Starring: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Romany Malco

Rating: R

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Description: The 40 Year Old Virgin is a film about 40-year-old virgin Andy Stitzer — who is a stock supervisor at an electronics store and he also collects toys. Upon learning that Stitzer has not experienced lovemaking, his co-workers provoke him into finding someone. And then things seem to turn around for Andy when he meets Trish.

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Directed By: David Wain

Written By: Michael Colton and John Aboud

Starring: Will Forte, Ed Helms, Jon Daly, Jackie Tohn, Seth Green, Joel McHale,

Rating: TV-MA

Description: This setting of this film takes place between 1964 and 1980 when Doug Kenney and his classmate Henry Beard celebrate the release of the book “Bored of the Rings” with the staff of the Harvard Lampoon. After graduating from Harvard, the two men decide to publish a monthly magazine called the National Lampoon. The franchise became successful — which ended up becoming more problematic for the two friends.

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Directed By: Mike Nichols

Written By: Jean Poiret, Francis Veber, Édouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, and Elaine May

Starring: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, and Gene Hackman

Rating: R

Description: Two longtime gay lovers Armand and Albert try to make themselves look like a “normal” family when Armand’s son announces plans to get married to a fiancée who has strict conservative parents.

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Directed By: Kelly Fremon Craig

Written By:  Kelly Fremon Craig

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, and Blake Jenner 

Rating: R

Description: High school is already hard enough. But it becomes even more challenging for Nadine when her best friend Krista starts dating her older brother.

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Directed By: Edgar Wright

Written By: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman

Rating: R

Description: In this buddy-cop action comedy movie, a top London cop gets assigned to solve a number of mysterious “accidental” deaths in the small town of Sandford.

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Directed By: Martin McDonagh

Written By: Martin McDonagh

Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ciarán Hinds

Rating: R

Description: After a hit job in London goes wrong, two men are ordered to hide out at a bed-and-breakfast in Bruges, Belgium until their boss reaches out to them again. But that is the last place that Ray (played by Farrell) wants to be.

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Directed By: Jeff Baena

Written By: Giovanni Boccaccio and Jeff Baena

Starring: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Nick Offerman, and Fred Armisen

Rating: R

Description: Set in the Middle Ages, a young gardener servant flees from his master and takes refuge with a group of unstable nuns at a convent. The young gardener poses as a deaf-mute and has to try and keep his cover while the nuns try to resist their urges.

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Directed By: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Written By: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle 

Rating: PG

Description: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Galahad the Pure, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot, and Sir Not-Appearing-in-this-Film) go on a journey on the search for the Holy Grail while encountering a number of comedic obstacles.

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Directed By: David Gordon Green

Written By: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Starring: Seth Rogen and James Franco

Rating: R

Description: When a lazy process server and his marijuana dealer become witnesses to the murder of a supplier, they are forced to flee from corrupt police officers and hitmen out to get them.

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Written By: Paul Thomas Anderson

Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, and Mary Lynn Rajskub

Rating: R

Description: Punch-Drunk Love is a movie about an entrepreneur who has major social anxiety. One day, his sister sets him up on a date with a co-worker. The two fall in love, but then he gets forced to defend himself and love interest from a group of thugs trying to extort him.

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Directed By: Edgar Wright

Written By: Michael Bacall and Edgar Wright

Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Kieran Culkin 

Rating: PG-13

Description: In this action comedy film, a slacker musician has to battle seven evil exes of his new girlfriend, Ramona.

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Directed By: Claire Scanlon

Written By: Katie Silberman

Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu 

Rating: TV-14

Description: Two assistants team up to set up their workaholic bosses on dates to get them to fall in love so that they can get a break from work.

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Directed By: Leslye Headland

Written By: Leslye Headland

Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, and Jordan Carlos 

Rating: R

Description: This is a story about what happens when a womanizer and a serial cheater get together in a platonic relationship, but a mutual attraction begins.

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Directed By: David Wain

Written By: Michael Showalter and David Wain

Starring:  Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Zak Orth, and A. D. Miles. 

Rating: R

Description: The setting of this film is on the last day of a fictional summer camp in 1981. And everyone is looking for a final shot at action on the last day. As the film amassed a cult following, Netflix revived the franchise with an eight-episode sequel series that takes place ten years after the original film.

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