9 Comedies on Netflix You Absolutely Need to See

It can be difficult to find a good comedy in Netflix.

That’s why we’ve decided to rank the best comedies currently available on Netflix. We will do our best to keep this as up to date as possible!

All right, let’s get started.

The best comedies on Netflix.

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9. The Adam Project (2022)

Personally, I’m head over heels for Ryan Reynolds and his schtick, but if you’re looking for a people-pleasing comedy action movie, you could do a lot worse than The Adam Project.

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Even though this movie is wildly flawed, I have Don’t Look Up on both my best sci-fi movies and my best comedies list.

The film is patronizing and overly straightforward, but it feels important and is certainly a net benefit, particularly for scientists who are continually banging their heads against the wall trying to communicate the impact of climate change.

It’s also quite funny. Leonardo DiCaprio is great, as is Jennifer Lawrence. It also features a great cameo from Timothée Chalamet.


A buddy cop comedy directed by Anchorman’s Adam McKay, The Other Guys is super entertaining and makes the most of the great chemistry between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.


Featuring a young Bill Murray as a down-on-his-luck cabbie who joins the army, Stripes is essentially Animal House in the barracks. It was hugely successful upon its release and was really the springboard for Murray’s career. Like Caddyshack, he has barely aged well, but is still worth a try.

Is Paddington a comedy? I think so. Either way, it’s a light-hearted movie full of good vibes. The original isn’t exactly the masterpiece that Paddington 2 is, but it’s still a fantastic film to watch.


4. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)

The Mitchells vs. the Machines is seriously one of the funniest and most authentic animated films in recent years. Starring a family of misfits on a road trip during a robot apocalypse, it’s consistently sharp, funny, and perfect for family movie night. Everyone will love it.

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3. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

I love this movie. To this day it is one of my favorite comedies.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a movie about breakups. It’s also a film about masculinity and puppet rock operas centered around Dracula.

Honestly just one of the best and most unique comedies ever made. Maybe a little too long, but we’ll forgive you.


2. Life of Brian from Monty Python (1979)

Alright, now we’re talking. Brian’s life is, for me, the best of the Monty Python movies, with The Holy Grail coming in second. Both are currently available on Netflix, so you really should watch both.

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Comedy movies don’t come any better than Zoolander. Unlike most comedies, it feels timeless. It has the most memorable moments, the best lines, the weirdest performances. The whole movie is just perfect. It could be one of the best straight comedies ever made.

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