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:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. The Birdcage
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
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.
4. 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.
5. Hot Fuzz
Directed By: Edgar Wright
Written By: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman
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.
6. In Bruges
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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Pineapple Express
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.
10. Punch-Drunk Love
Written By: Paul Thomas Anderson
Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, and Mary Lynn Rajskub
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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Wine Country
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.
16. 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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