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What are the best Funny Movies on Netflix?

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Life is like a rollercoaster ride, one moment you are up, the second you are down – and what’s better than a funny movie that gives you a good laugh when you are down? Fortunately, we have a platform like Netflix! It serves as home to a virtual collection of thousands of enjoyable hilarious flicks from all around the globe. So, we’ve made a list of the best funny movies on netflix for you to enjoy. This collection has something for everyone, from classic rom-coms and slapstick blockbusters to timeless family films – wit, humor, and hilarious stories are guaranteed. 

Don't Look Up

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Don’t Look Up 

Director: Adam McKay

Writer: Adam McKay, David Sirota

Star Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Runtime: 2hrs. 18mins

It’s an apocalyptic black comedy that received a limited release in theatres before streaming on Netflix in November 2019. The cast’s performances and the soundtrack received high marks, and scientists gave the movie a more favorable review. According to the American Film Institute and National Board of Review, Don’t Look Up is among the top ten movies of 2021. Within 28 days of its release, the movie became the second-most viewed on Netflix, breaking the previous record for the most viewing hours in one week.

Two minor astronomers embark on a mission to warn people about an incoming comet that will destroy Earth. 

21 Jump Street (2012)

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21 Jump Street 

Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Writer: Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill, Patrick Hasburgh

Star Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Runtime: 1hr. 49mins

It’s a buddy cop action comedy adapted from the 1987-1991 same-titled television series by  Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh. The critics received the film well, and it earned $201 million internationally. 

Two underperforming police officers are brought back to the neighborhood high school to fit in and bust a drug ring.


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Director: Joe Dante

Writer: Chris Columbus

Star Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Runtime: 1hr. 46mins

It’s a 1984 black comedy horror movie that Warner Bros. premiered in theatres on June 8 to both critical and financial acclaim. The film earned more than $212 million globally. 

Unintentionally breaking three key pet-related rules, a young guy releases a swarm of evilly mischievous monsters on a tiny community.

Team America: World Police (2004)

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Team America: World Police 

Director: Trey Parker

Writer: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Pam Brady

Star Cast: Trey Parker(voice), Matt Stone(voice), Elle Russ(voice)

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Runtime: 1hr. 38mins

The American theatrical debut of the 2004 adult puppet comedy Team America: World Police took place on October 15. On a $32 million budget, it has generated over $51 million worldwide revenue and received primarily excellent reviews. The film won the Empire Award for Best Comedy.

Team America: World Police, an elite counterterrorism agency, seeks out well-known Broadway actor Gary Johnston for recruitment. He has to fight against terrorists and famous people and fall in love while the world around him starts to come apart.

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Addams Family Values 

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Writer: Charles Addams(characters), Paul Rudnick

Star Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Runtime: 1hr. 34mins

It’s a supernatural black comedy that premiered in the US on November 19, 1993. The film did pretty well at the box office, grossing over $111 million globally compared to its $47 million budget. 

Its story revolves around Addams’s family trying to save their uncle from his gold-digger love. 

Step Brothers

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Step Brothers 

Director: Adam McKay

Writer: Adam McKay, John C. Reilly, John C. Reilly

Star Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Runtime: 1hr. 38mins

It is an American comedy released by Sony Pictures on July 25, 2008, two years after Talladega Nights: Ballad of Ricky Bobby. The primary actors in both movies are the same as the production and writing teams. With $128.1 million in revenue, it earned mixed reviews. 

Its story focuses on two middle-aged losers staying at their parents’ home. When their single parents marry each other, they are pushed, against their choice, to share a room.

Always Be My Maybe

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Always Be My Maybe 

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

Writer: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Michael Golamco

Star Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Runtime: 1hr. 44mins

On May 29, 2019, a few theatres screened this American romantic comedy, and on May 31, 2019, it was available on Netflix. The film received highly favorable ratings from critics and the audience alike. 

Its story focuses on two childhood sweethearts who break up and don’t talk to each other for fifteen years. But they reunite as adults when Sasha bumps into Marcus in San Francisco. 

The Wedding Singer (1998)

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The Wedding Singer 

Director: Frank Coraci

Writer: Tim Herlihy

Star Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Runtime: 1hr. 37mins

On February 13, 1998, an American romantic comedy, The Wedding Singer, was released. With an $18 million production budget, it made $123 million globally and earned largely favorable reviews from reviewers. In addition, it is frequently cited as one of Sandler’s funniest films. 

Its story revolves around a wedding singer in 1985 who falls for a waitress.

The Longest Yard (2005)

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The Longest Yard 

Director: Peter Segal

Writer: Albert S. Ruddy, Tracy Keenan Wynn, Sheldon Turner

Star Cast: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Runtime: 1hr. 53mins

It’s a sports comedy and a recreation of The Longest Yard from 1974. The film did well financially, and its $47.6 million opening weekend set a career-high for Sandler. The movie made a total of $191.5 million, making it MTV Films’ highest-grossing production.

It tells the tale of prison inmates who create a football team to play against the guards.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail 

Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Writer: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

Star Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Runtime: 1hr. 31mins

It’s a British comedy film released in 1975, garnering mostly positive reviews from critics and the audience alike. The film successfully garnered the OFTA Film Hall of Fame Awards for Motion Picture. 

In a strange quest to find the Holy Grail, King Arthur and his Companions face several absurd roadblocks.



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