If you’re in need of a good pick-me-up, look no further than the vast library of comedy films on Netflix. With both definitive and new tales of hilarity, you’re sure to find one that’ll make you laugh until your sides ache.
Don’t know where to begin? Just take a pick from our top 12 funny flicks!
Netflix Comedy Movies
1. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
If you’re up for a critically acclaimed film, tune into this Golden Globe Award nominee. Dolemite Is My Name portrays the life of comedian and rapper Rudy Ray Moore as he struggles to rise to the top in 1970s LA with his new persona, the vulgar, loudly mesmerizing Dolemite.
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key
2. Isn’t It Romantic (2019)
For Natalie, a worn-out and undervalued New York architect, the candy-colored optimism of the rom-com is completely untrue to life. But after getting knocked out, she wakes up to discover she’s stuck as the lead in the romance-filled universe she’s grown to hate. The only way to return to reality? Fall in love.
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra
3. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
In the nostalgic, youthful spirit of the original 1995 film, a group of high school students accidentally gets sucked into Jumanji, which has now become a video game. Together, they must find a way out of the game before it traps them inside forever.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Yearning for something timeless? Check out Monty Python’s arguably most well known feature length sketch, a hilarious retelling of King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail. Along with his mismatched band of knights, King Arthur must face countless obstacles before they can claim the mythical treasure.
Starring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman
5. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
If you like your funny with a sprinkle of undead guts, you’ll love Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead. Shaun, an unenthusiastic salesman content with bumming around, faces the biggest wake-up call of his life when a zombie apocalypse ravages his town. This zom com classic is 2000s British deadpan humor at its finest—and bloodiest!
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis
6. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Live action films aren’t the only source of good comedy on this list. This animated adaptation of the infamous caped crusader, produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, masterminds of 2014’s The Lego Movie, sees him having to overcome personal issues before he can stop the Joker from taking over Gotham.
Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis
7. Mean Girls (2004)
One of our generation’s most quotable teen comedies, Mean Girls centers on Cady Heron, a homeschooled girl who attends an American public high school. At first, she’s in with cool girl clique, The Plastics, but war ensues when she dates the ex-boyfriend of alpha female Regina George.
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Amanda Seyfried
8. Zombieland (2009)
Looking for another great comedy with the undead? Zombieland is your perfect match. Thrown into the chaotic beginnings of the zombie apocalypse, unassuming college student Columbus reluctantly teams up with three other survivors to survive traveling across the US. The sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, was released in 2019.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin
9. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)
Enjoy some groundbreaking historical antics when you watch this biographical movie. A Futile and Stupid Gesture traces the journey of Douglas Kenney, a comedy writer of American humor magazine National Lampoon, as he helps the company reach new heights of success and fame, eventually changing 1970s and '80s pop culture.
Starring: Will Fort, Domhnall Gleeson
10. Always Be My Maybe (2019)
For a smart twist on the rom com formula, Always Be My Maybe is your always, definitely. Sasha and Marcus are childhood friends who stopped talking after a falling out when they were teenagers. As they cross paths again 15 years later, both start to wonder if there’s hope for a second chance.
Starring: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves
11. Murder Mystery (2019)
In an attempt to bring romance back into their marriage, Nick and Audrey Spitz head to Europe on their 15th wedding anniversary. But the trip doesn’t go as expected after they’re framed for the death of a billionaire.
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton
12. Set It Up (2018)
If you’re in the mood for love and matchmaking, then Set It Up is the movie for you. Two assistants, tired of being mistreated by their domineering bosses and hoping to have time for personal pursuits, do everything in their power to get their bosses to date.
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs