9 comedies on Netflix you need to watch

Find a good comedy on netflix can be tricky.

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

Alright, let’s get started.

The best comedies on Netflix

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9. The Adam Project (2022)

Personally, I’m way above Ryan Reynolds and his schtick, but if you’re looking for a comedic action movie that will appeal to people, you could do a lot worse than The Adam Project.

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Despite this film being extremely flawed, I have Don’t Look Up in my top sci-fi movies and now in my list of top comedies.

The film is condescending and far too on-the-nose, but it feels important and is definitely a net benefit, especially for scientists who continually bang their heads against the wall trying to communicate the impact of climate change.

It’s also quite funny. Leonardo DiCaprio is awesome, as is Jennifer Lawrence. It also features a superb cameo by Timothée Chalamet.


A buddy cop comedy directed by Adam McKay of Anchorman fame, The Other Guys is super entertaining and takes full advantage of the great chemistry between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.


Stripes, which features a young Bill Murray as a hapless taxi driver who joins the military, is essentially Animal House in the barracks. It was a huge success upon its release and was truly the springboard for Murray’s career. Much like Caddyshack, it hasn’t aged well, but still worth checking out.

Is Paddington a comedy? I think so. Either way, it’s a lighthearted film filled with good vibes. The original isn’t quite Paddington 2’s masterpiece, but it’s still a fantastic must-see film.


4. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)

The Mitchells vs. the Machines is seriously one of the funniest and most authentic animated films of the past couple of years. Featuring a family of misfits on a road trip through a robotic apocalypse, it’s still sharp, funny, and perfect for family movie night. Everyone will love it.

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3. Forget Sarah Marshall

I love that movie. To this day, it’s one of my favorite comedies.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a film about ruptures. It’s also a movie about masculinity and Dracula-centric puppet rock operas.

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


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 second. Both are currently available on Netflix, so you really should watch both.

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Comedy movies are no better than Zoolander. Unlike most comedies, it feels timeless. It has the most memorable moments, the best lines, the weirdest performances. All the movies are just perfect. It might be one of the best pure comedies ever made.

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