19 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix

Your Netflix app is open and you want to watch some good comedy, but the library is massive and it’s impossible for you to make a choice. Look no further, you’ve come to the right place. Our selection of best comedy movies on Netflix should help you.

You have probably already seen most of these before, but good movies never get old. They can be watched over and over again.

RELATED: Best Comedy Movies on Prime Video

So without further ado, here is the list of best comedy movies on Netflix to watch right now:

1. Ghostbusters (1984)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Director: Ivan Reitman
Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver

After they are kicked out of university for investigating the paranormal, three eccentric scientists decide to start a ghost chasing service. The business is slow until they capture a ghost in a Sedgewick Hotel. The real challenge is yet to come, as they need to go face the biggest threat – a demon Zuul.

The movie was the highest-grossing comedy at the time and has become a cultural phenomenon.

2. The Breakfast Club (1985)

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: John Hughes
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

Five high school students with nothing in common must spend 9 hours of detention together. They don’t really like each other since all of them come from different worlds. They are known as Athlete, Princess, Brain, Basket Case, and Criminal. What begins as a quiet morning will turn out to be friendship at the end.

3. The Naked Gun (1988)

Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director: David Zucker
Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson

In this crazy slapstick comedy, Leslie Nielsen stars as lieutenant Frank Drebin who discovers that criminal mastermind Vincent Ludwig is plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth II in Los Angeles. Ludwig plans to use a mind-controlling device on one of the baseball players as a weapon. Frank Drebin is about to stop the assassination while romancing with Ludwig’s assistant Jane Spencer.

The success of the movie led to two sequels: The Naked Gun 2 1⁄2: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Naked Gun 33 1⁄3: The Final Insult (1994).

4. Coming to America (1988)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: John Landis
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais

Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy) is a prince of Zamunda (a fictional African nation) who, according to the tradition, for his 21st birthday needs to marry a woman that he doesn’t know. Instead, he decides to travel to America, pretending to be a regular person, to find a woman who will love him not just because he is a prince.

5. The Mask (1994)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Chuck Russell
Starring: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) is a shy man and a pushover, but one day when he finds a magical mask everything will change. When he wears the mask he becomes a wild cartoon character with superpowers. Now, as The Mask, he will go through the city to get back at his tormentors but also clean up the city from gangsters.

With a $23 million budget, this movie grossed over $350 million worldwide, making it one of the most profitable films at the time.

6. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Peter Farrelly
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly

Two dumb friends are on a mission across the country to return a briefcase to a woman who left it at the airport terminal. They eventually arrive in Aspen but before they locate Mary, the briefcase gets opened accidentally; they discover it’s full of money and start spending it. Once they meet with Mary they both start to compete in who will date her. In the meantime, someone wants their money back.

The sequel Dumb and Dumber To was released 20 years later, in 2014.

7. Clueless (1995)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Amy Heckerling
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy

Cher is a pretty, popular, and rich blonde who can easily convince people to do what she wants. One day she decides to do a makeover on a new girl in school and help her to find a boyfriend. While she does that, Cher is also looking for a perfect boyfriend for herself. It will turn out that the new girl is not so innocent and that the perfect boy is closer than she thinks.

8. Striptease (1996)

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director: Andrew Bergman
Starring: Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante

When Erin lost her job she also lost custody of her daughter. To make money she accepts a job at a nightclub. While dealing with her ex-husband, she now also needs to deal with a crazy Congressman who wants her.

9. Blue Streak (1999)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Les Mayfield
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene

When a partner tries to double-cross him after the robbery, a jewel thief Miles Logan is caught and sent to jail, but not before he hid a huge diamond in an air duct of a building. After two years in jail, he comes back for the diamond, but the place is now police headquarters. Posing as a detective, Logan will try to get his diamond back, but the task is not that easy. He needs to do some police work too with his partner.

10. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Donald Petrie
Starring: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey

Benjamin bets with his friends that he can make any girl fall in love with him in just 10 days. When a woman is picked, he has no idea that she is also involved in a bet with her friends. She is writing a story for a magazine and the theme is how to lose a guy in 10 days. With completely opposite agendas, either side will have a tough time winning the bet.

11. Hitch (2005)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Andy Tennant
Starring: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James

Hitch is a “date doctor” and he helps men to win the women they want. His next client is about to be the toughest one yet. A nerdy financial consultant Albert is in love with his boss, rich and famous Allegra Cole. While helping Albert on his own mission, Hitch will meet an intriguing woman himself.

12. Big Stan (2007)

Genre: Action, Comedy
Director: Rob Schneider
Starring: Rob Schneider, David Carradine, Sally Kirkland

A real estate agent Stan (Rob Schneider) has committed fraud and is about to be sent to jail for two years. Since he has six months before he serves the sentence, Stan decides to hire a martial arts master to teach him how to defend himself while in prison. When he is finally sent to prison, he is completely confident in his skills. He defeats all the baddest inmates, but the dirty warden is a bigger problem.

13. Zombieland (2009)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson

The story follows a group of zombie apocalypse survivors trying to find a sanctuary that is zombie-free. Columbus is a college student with his own 30 rules for fighting zombies, Tallahassee is badass searching for Twinkies and they will be joined by two sisters Wichita and Little Rock who have their own ways for survival.

A sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, was released in 2019 and unfortunately, it’s not available on Netflix.

14. The Hangover (2009)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha

Three friends head to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. One of them (Doug) is getting married. The fourth member of the party is Doug’s fiancée’s brother. After a drunken night the group wakes up in a hotel room and nobody remembers a thing. There is a baby and a tiger in the room too and nobody knows where the groom is. Now they are going around the town trying to put the pieces of the night together in order to find Doug and answer the question: what happened last night?

The success of the movie spawned two sequels The Hangover Part II in 2011 and The Hangover Part III in 2013. The film got a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture and grossed over $467 million worldwide, becoming the second-highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever in the US.

15. Grown Ups (2010)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Dennis Dugan
Starring: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James

Five friends from the high school reunite after thirty years for the Fourth of July when they find out that their high school coach has passed away. Each of them has their own problems, but a weekend at the lake house should help them reconnect and wake up the teenagers in them.

16. The Hangover Part II (2011)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms

Two years after a crazy night in Las Vegas, five friends will find themselves in Thailand for another bachelor party. As to be expected, the night doesn’t go as planned and again, they will wake up not remembering anything. Again, they must unravel the crazy night.

17. Sex Tape (2014)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Jake Kasdan
Starring: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry

A married couple wakes up only to discover that their sex tape is uploaded on the cloud and sent to their friends. Now they must do everything to minimize the damage and stop the video from going viral.

18. The Nice Guys (2016)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Shane Black
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice

Set in the 70s, the story follows two private detectives whose paths will cross when a porn star dies. The two unlikely partners will find themselves in the case much bigger than they anticipated.

19. True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Starring: Kevin James, Kim Coates, Maurice Compte

Accountant Sam Larson (Kevin James) is about to finish his first fictional novel. He just needs a perfect ending and his friend will help him with that when he tells the story about a mysterious assassin known as Ghost. When Sam finally finds a publisher he will be surprised when she changes the novel’s type from fictional to memoir. Sam will suddenly find himself in a deadly political plot in Venezuela.

15 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix According to IMDb

According to IMDb, these are the 15 best comedy movies on Netflix (from the list above):

  • The Breakfast Club (1985) – 7.9
  • Ghostbusters (1984) – 7.8
  • The Hangover (2009) – 7.7
  • Zombieland (2009) – 7.6
  • The Naked Gun (1988) – 7.6
  • The Nice Guys (2016) – 7.4
  • Dumb and Dumber (1994) – 7.3
  • Tropic Thunder (2008) – 7.0
  • Coming to America (1988) – 7.0
  • The Mask (1994) – 6.9
  • Clueless (1995) – 6.8
  • Hitch (2005) – 6.6
  • The Hangover Part II (2011) – 6.4
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) – 6.4
  • Blue Streak (1999) – 6.3

15 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix According to Box Office

  • The Hangover Part II (2011) – $587 million
  • The Hangover (2009) – $467 million
  • Hitch (2005) – $368 million
  • The Mask (1994) – $351 million
  • Ghostbusters (1984) – $296 million
  • Coming to America (1988) – $288 million
  • Grown Ups (2010) – $271 million
  • Dumb and Dumber (1994) – $247 million
  • Tropic Thunder (2008) – $196 million
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) – $177 million
  • The Naked Gun (1988) – $140 million
  • Sex Tape (2014) – $126 million
  • Blue Streak (1999) – $118 million
  • Striptease (1996) – $113 million
  • Zombieland (2009) – $102 million