If someone says Comedy is quite probably the most difficult genre to create just because it is subjective, duh bro! all forms of arts are subjective. It may have been tagged so because it needs to click the right subject matter to tackle the most difficult emotion in the human – a smile. The timing of the plot, which on the one hand should be unusual and on the other hand must be quite relatable and familiar to the audience, must be perfect. Because a lag in one scene can just get the movie drop from the list of good comedy movies to some lame movies. Jim Carrey can rock romantic movie genre but imagine Robert Pattison doing comedy movie, what a disaster it would be (not that he is any good in romantic movies too. Come on girls, hate me for this!!). Did you check the updated list of best Romantic movies on Netflix?
There are a lot of comedies on Netflix, but not all of these Netflix comedies are up to the mark. We have gone through Netflix library for bringing a superb collection of comedy movies 2017 that you should watch right now. So, just leave us the task of digging deep into Netflix and enjoy this list of Top Comedy Movies on Netflix.
Top 11 Most Watched Funny Movies on Netflix
In the Loop (2009)
If witty verbal comedy were easy, there would have been more movies like In the Loop. But since it is not, this movie stands out as a class of its own. One of the most quotable comedy movies on Netflix by miles, and the cynically disgusting mouths on screen seem so lucid and creative that, when the avalanche of Zinger ends, what you are left with is the persisting sense of not only watching a funny movie but also a wickedly awesome political mockery of the utmost order, one where the absurdity expresses itself. And as for the plot, Malcolm Tucker stands out as a character which America needed to see for itself, and this acute look at the George Bush and Tony Blair epoch is clearly one of the best comedy movies out on Netflix and must not be missed.
Not everyone forgets theirs’ not-so-golden days of high school embarrassments, and here comes Superbad to perfectly distil that awkward feeling into one insanely crazy night. Skyrocketing the film career of Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, and Emma Stone, the movie follows teen boys in their quest to acquire some liquors, increase their party credibility, and of course get into a little action.
The characters Seth, Evans and of course McLovin’ lit up the movie and establish this as one of the top teen comedy films.
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (2010)
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil is an indie comedy and has briskly become a cult classic in horror comedy genre, turning the usual horror tropes in bloody hilarious ways. Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk play the role of two bumbling hillbillies who gets dragged into an ordeal milieu when a bunch of salacious coeds believes they are trying to murder them. In a string of happenings that quickly escalates in violence, the two characters – Tucker and Dale, strive to do the proper thing while still managing to stay alive in this process. Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil is a covert treasure waiting to be unearthed by those who are hunting for an off-the-beat comedy. So, hurry up and watch this awesome Netflix comedy.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dazed and Confused by Richard Linklater is a doting observation of the olden era’s youth culture into 1976, where the delights of the pot smoking, beer blasts, and Frampton Comes Alive is celebrated. The film sets on the final day of the school and follows the erratic activities of a rambling group of high schoolers from Texas as they party hard to mark the arrival of summer. The cast of this epically good comedy movie consists who’s who of hot young actors like Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Renée Zellweger – those who were completely unknown at that time. But what a way to pull off their careers!!
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
The Coen brothers (Ethan and Joel; the directors) have a skillful way of bringing absurdity and blunt reality into balance, but on O Brother, Where Art Thou? They incline more towards the absurdity. The plot retells the story of The Odyssey soaked with a heavy shot of bluegrass in the Great Depression era and stars George Clooney whose modern-times Odysseus flees from a chain group with two other cons (John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson). Their journey along the Deep South and entails is presented in this master-work of strangeness, lushness, and cleverness, and as far as the performances go – Clooney has never been this charming in a weirdly funny role, after all, he is thought to be a man of continual sorrow.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
It’s not quite often when just a name can conjure up nostalgia for an entire decade but honestly, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off might just be the stereotypical 80s movies. Matthew Broderick is able to broach into the inner renegade inside every one of us through his Ferris by shattering the fourth wall in order to speak directly to his audience. Even if you find yourself more relatable to Sloan (Mia Sara) or Cameron (Alan Ruck), deep down, you would still want to be Ferris, for he can’t-lose attitude and harum-scarum approach to life, everything that we wished to be when we were just in our teens. One of the funniest scripts of John Hughes Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is always a good option for another watch, and with Netflix bringing to us this good comedy movie, one must not just skip this one.
The Big Short (2015)
There were some questions raised when Adam McKay decided to make a genuinely hilarious movie on the financial crisis of the 2000s. Of all the stories that could have been extracted from this melancholy, he chose funny ones. Literally the funny ones. Big Short erases all the doubts if any sharp comedy movies could thrive in the modern megaplexes through its Oscar-winning screenplay, an avant-garde structure, and a talented cast. It is a perfect kind of comedy movie which will not require you to switch off your brain, rather encourages you not to. One of the must-watch good comedy movies on Netflix lately!
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Although Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have acted together many times under director Edgar Wright creating movies of universal excellence, Hot Fuzz clearly stands above all. Because there is something about the movie like its passionate love letter to and hilarious parody of other classic action movies, it stands out. Simon Pegg has never been as awesome as Nicolas Angel, a London police who is compelled to take charge in a small village of Sanford. Soon after, he finds out that the hapless mishaps that keep occurring in the town are no mishaps at all, and this leads to a bloody deadlock between him and others who have a twisted way of retaining “greater goods”. Hot Fuzz is made by action movie lovers for action movie lovers in a comedically master way. So, just turn on your device, log in to your account and watch this Netflix comedy.
In Bruges (2008)
Martin McDonagh’s debut movie In Bruges stars two hit-men from Dublin who is sent to the best-preserved medieval city in Belgium, Bruges to seek refuge, two weeks after their work goes very wrong. The visual appeal in the movie complements the contemptuous and hilariously funny dialogues for giving one fine dark-horse dramedy. In Bruges is boundlessly astonishing, very dark, awesomely humorous and having a plot that can only be relished. Not every time you find a movie like this, which gets driven by the weirdness of the characters, so better, watch this funny movie when it is available on Netflix.
Groundhog Day (1993)
Director and co-writer Harold Ramis, screenwriter Danny Rubin and actor Bill Murray take an extremely good comedic premise to find a surprising profundity. An egocentric weatherman gets glued to experience February 2 repeatedly, and the story revolves around him handling the situation. Groundhog Day is a comedy movie that provokes American people from middle-class milieu to better themselves, and it doesn’t just prompt laughter but also moves the audiences so deeply than they ever expected. It is that kind of movie which finds its purpose so precisely that you have to look deep into the movie to find its geniuses. One of the best comedy movies on Netflix so, you cannot miss out on this one!!
The Princess Bride (1987)
We could not think of anything that has not been said already about The Princess Bride. Although the movie has had a disappointing theatrical release, it is one of the most perfectly effectuated conversions of a dearest book into a dearest movie. The movie provides a classic twist to the classic fairy tale of the love story between Buttercup (Robin Wright) and Wesley (Cary Elwes), the revenge of Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), and various Sicilians, Giants, and mind-blowing machines. The movie is literally a story narrated by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage) and is a limitlessly romantic, clever, quotable, and funny movie. With pitch-perfect acting by all the cast, The Princess Bride is one of the funny movies on Netflix which gets better and better with every visit.
We rest our list of top comedy movies on Netflix, but it’s likely that we may have missed out some of your favorite funny movies. So, we would like you to mention those movies in the comment section below and let us know.