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:
The 40 Year-Old Virgin
Directed By: Judd Apatow
Written By: Judd Apatow and Steve Carell
Starring: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Romany Malco
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.
A Futile and Stupid Gesture
Directed By: David Wain
Written By: Michael Colton and John Aboud
Starring: Will Forte, Ed Helms, Jon Daly, Jackie Tohn, Seth Green, Joel McHale,
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.
Burn After Reading
Directed By: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Written By: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Starring: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, and Brad Pitt
Description: There is a disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent that ends up in the hands of two gym employees who attempt to sell it.
Directed By: Michael Dowse
Written By: Jay Baruchel, Evan Goldberg, Adam Frattasio, and Douglass Smith
Starring: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, and Eugene Levy
Description: A bouncer considered an outcast by his family overcomes odds by leading a team of underperforming hockey players to semi-pro hockey while beating up everyone in his way.
Kung Fu Hustle
Directed By: Stephen Chow
Written By: Stephen Chow, Kan-Cheung Tsang, Xin Huo, Man Keung, Chan
Starring: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, and Qiu Yuen
Description: During the 1940s in Shanghai, China, a wannabe gangster is aspiring to join the “Axe Gang” while residents of a housing complex exhibit unique powers while defending their turf.
Directed By: Todd Phillips
Written By: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, and Ken Jeong
Description: Three friends wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas without remembering what happened the previous night and… the bachelor has gone missing.
Starsky & Hutch
Directed By: Todd Phillips
Written By: William Blinn, Stevie Long, John O’Brien, Todd Phillips, and Scot Armstrong
Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Snoop Dogg
Description: A couple of new undercover cop partners Starsky and Hutch have to overcome their differences to solve an important case with the help of street informant Huggy Bear.
Directed By: Jared Hess
Written By: Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer, and Emily Spivey
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Ross Kimball, Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Jon Daly, and Ken Marino
Description: What happens when four dim-witted Southerners pull off one of the largest heists in American history by robbing $17 million from a Loomis Fargo armored truck (based on a true story).
Directed By: Harold Ramis
Written By: Brian Doyle-Murray, Harold Ramis, and Douglas Kenney
Starring: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe, Danny Noonan, and Bill Murray
Description: This film is about a young caddy that gets tangled in high jinks at an exclusive country club as the assistant groundskeeper famously battles a pesky gopher.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Directed By: Steve Carr
Written By: Kevin James and Nick Bakay
Starring: Kevin James, Keir O’Donnell, and Jayma Mays
Description: An clumsy security guard finds himself in over his head when he tries to prevent a criminal mastermind’s plot to rob an entire shopping mall.
Directed By: Anne Fletcher
Written By: Kristin Hahn and Julie Murphy
Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, and Odeya Rush
Description: In order to prove a point about measuring up and fitting in, Texas teen Willowdean Dickson enters a local pageant run by her former beauty queen mom.
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Written By: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Rade Serbedzija, and Jason Statham
Description: What happens when a group of boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Always Be My Maybe
Directed By: Nahnatchka Khan
Written By: Michael Golamco, Randall Park, and Ali Wong
Starring: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Keanu Reeves, Susan Park, Daniel Dae Kim, and Karan Soni.
Description: Famous chef Sasha and hometown musician Marcus reunited after 15 years and feel the old sparks of attraction, but struggle to adapt to each other’s worlds.
The Edge of Seventeen
Directed By: Kelly Fremon Craig
Written By: Kelly Fremon Craig
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, and Blake Jenner
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.
Directed By: Martin McDonagh
Written By: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ciarán Hinds
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.
The Little Hours
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
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.
Monty Python And The Holy Grail
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
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.
Directed By: David Gordon Green
Written By: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Starring: Seth Rogen and James Franco
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.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Directed By: Edgar Wright
Written By: Michael Bacall and Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Kieran Culkin
Description: In this action comedy film, a slacker musician has to battle seven evil exes of his new girlfriend, Ramona.
Set It Up
Directed By: Claire Scanlon
Written By: Katie Silberman
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu
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.
Sleeping With Other People
Directed By: Leslye Headland
Written By: Leslye Headland
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, and Jordan Carlos
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.
Wet Hot American Summer
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.
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.
Directed By: Amy Poehler
Written By: Liz Cackowski and Emily Spivey
Starring: Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, and Tina Fey
Description: In this movie, a group of friends goes to Napa for the weekend to celebrate the 50th birthday of their friend, but tensions of the past begin to cause a commotion.
The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience
Directed By: Mike Diva and Akiva Schaffer
Starring: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Hannah Simone, Jenny Slate, Sterling K. Brown
Description: The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience is a Netflix comedy rap group special put together by The Lonely Island. The Lonely Island honors Jose Canseco (played by Samberg) and Mark McGwire (played by Schaffer) through a visual rap album that is set in the their 1980s heyday.
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