15 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix [January 2023]: Star Cast, Storyline, IMBD Rating and More

Now if anyone wished to watch any movies, they do not have to rent and can just watch them on the online streaming platform Netflix, only if they are subscribed to it. So, if you are at home and want to watch any comedy movies you can just click on any movie you need to watch. Below, we have listed some of the comedy movies over the years that are easily available to watch on Netflix, so if you’re planning to watch them with your friends and family, we hope that the movies listed below are good suggestion for you, and you have a great time watching them.

List of Best Comedy Movies on Netflix

25 Best Comedies on Netflix to Watch in 2022: Funny Movies to Stream

Movie Name IMDB Rating
The Mitchells vs. The Machines 7.6
Pineapple Express 6.9
The Incredible Jessica James 6.5
Sorry to Bother You 6.9
She’s Gotta Have It 6.8
21 Jump Street 7.2
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 7.8
Parenthood 7
Dumb and Dumber 7.3
Bad Trip 6.5
Little Evil 5.7
Through My Window 5.4
The Holiday 6.9
The Lovebirds 6
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 7


The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021)

Directed by Mike Rianda, the story of the movie revolves around the life of an aspiring filmmaker named Katie who is soon leaving for college in California. After her technophobic father Rick gets involved in an argument with his daughter Katie, he decides to take his wife Linda, son Aaron and Katie on a road trip to her college, so that it does not affect their relationship. On the other hand, when AI virtial assistant PAL is replaced by another assistant by the tech entrepreneur Mark Bowman, it orders all the robots to capture all the humans and sent them to space. When PAL sees Rick and his family, he tries to capture them, however, Rick and his family go through several obstacles in order to destroy the PAL and all the other robots. In the end, they are successful in killing the robots and Katie is dropped off to college to start a new life and pursue a career in filmmaking in California.

Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, and others. 

Release Date: April 30th, 2021

Duration: 114 minutes

Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Comedy

Director: Mike Rianda

Producer: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kurt Albrecht

Pineapple Express (2008)

Directed by David Gordon Green, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a man named Dale, who visits his drug dealer Saul, and they both smoke the “Pineapple Express” that is quite rare to find. One day, when Dale visits Ted Jones, he sees Tedd along with the police officer Carol Brazier shoot an Asian man, after which Dale quickly leaves and explains everything to Saul. However, Ted gets to know that Dale paid a visit to him since he accidentally dropped his rare marijuana at his place. Ted contracts another drug dealer Red and she informs them that these belong to a drug dealer named Saul. Now that Ted knew who Dale and Saul were, they try to escape the city and save their lives. What follows next is a series of chaos that also leads to many characters getting killed and injured amidst all the fleeing. However, the movie ends on a positive note when both Dale and Saul come out alive with few injuries. 

Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Bill Hader, and others. 

Release Date: August 6th, 2008

Duration: 112 minutes

Genre: Action, Comedy

Director: David Gordon Green 

Producer: Judd Apatow, Shuana Robertson

The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

Directed by James C. Strouse, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a girl named Jessica, who is an independent woman and works with children as a part of theatre projects. One day, she is set up on a blind date by her best friend Tasha, with a guy names Boone. While Jessica talked about her recent breakup with her ex Damon, Boone was seen talking about his divorce. They both had an amazing time on the date, which lead to spending the night together with each other. Since both Jessica and Boone were obsessed with checking the social media accounts of their exes, they both decide to unfollow them and both of them start to follow each other exes to keep a tab on them. Jessica, who is now madly in love with Boone, finds him in bed together with his ex-wife, which leads to them splitting up. However, after having a conversation, they both reconcile and start seeing each other again. Soon, Jessica receives an offer to be in-charge of the reading of one of her plays in London, and takes a flight with her students, and to make up for his mistake, Boone also accompanies her. 

Cast: Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Noel Wells, Lakeith Stanfield, Megan Ketch, Zabryna Guevara, and others.

Release Date: June 28th, 2017

Duration: 83 minutes

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: James C. Strouse

Producer: Alex Turtletaub, Michael B. Clark

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Directed by Boots Riley, the story of the movie revolves around a man named Cassius Green, also known as Cash, who lives with his girlfriend Datroit in his uncle’s Garage. In order to earn some money and to pay for his rent, Cash gets a job as a telemarketer at Regal View, where he struggles in the beginning but after adapting to talk in a white voice, Cash gets comfortable and even gets promoted to Power Caller position. Now that Cash was really good at his job and was promoted to a higher position, he was able to buy a house for himself and could afford other necessary things. However, when Datroit notices a change in the behaviour of Cash, she breaks up with him and moves out of the apartment. Due to his ego, his relationship with all of his friends also becomes complicated and he spends the entire time making things right and learn from his mistake. 

Cast: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Danny Glover, and others. 

Release Date: July 6th, 2018

Duration: 112 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Boots Riley

Producer: JuNina Yong Bongiovi, Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy, Charles D. King, George Rush, Forest Whitaker

She’s Gotta Have it (1986)

Directed by Spike Lee, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a woman named Nola, who is a graphic artist living in Brooklyn. Nola can be seen juggling with three guys, Jamie, Greer and Mars, refusing to commit to either of them. When Jamie, Mars, Greer meet to discuss about Nola, Greer says that Nola sees the three of them as a collective, whereas Jamie and Mars say Nola does not care about neither of them. Jamie confronts Nola and asks her to choose only one of them and stay loyal to whoever she chooses. Nola picks Jamie and breaks up with Greer and Mars. However, she soon realizes that her decision of choosing Jamie was taken under a moment of weakness and cheats on him. The movie ends with Jessica going to bed alone.

Cast: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Hicks, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell, and others.

Release Date: August 8th, 1986

Duration: 84 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Spike Lee

Producer: Spike Lee

21 Jump Street (2012)

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the story of the movie revolves around the life of Jenko and Schmidt, who meets several years later at the police academy and become good friends. They are assigned a case where they are told to limit the spread of a drug called HFS (“Holy Fucking Shit”), at Sagan High School. They are enrolled in the school and in order to crack the case, they are disguised as students. While Jenko takes arts and humanities, Schmidt takes science classes. Through a classmate named Moly, both Schmidt and Jenko are able to track down the leader, who is a student named Eric. Throughout the film it can be seen, Jenko and Schmidt trying to search for the person who is responsible for spread of the drug in the school. After further investigation, they find out the physical education teacher named Mr. Walters is the one responsible for the same. Regardless of the arguments, both Jenko and Schmidt are able to arrest Mr. Walters and Eric, which leads them to get yet another case: infiltrating a college.

Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Ice Cube, and others. 

Release Date: March 16th, 2012

Duration: 109 minutes

Genre: Action, Comedy

Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Stephen J. Cannell 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Directed by Taika Waititi, the story of the movie revolves around the life an abandoned child named Ricky, who is taken by police officers named Paula and Andy, and is sent to live with his foster aunt Bella and her husband Hec. After Bella suddenly dies, Ricky to save himself for the child service, fakes his suicide and flees with his dog into the bush, where he gets lost. However, Hec is able to find him and they both go from one hut to another to save themselves from getting arrested. Hec explains to Ricky that he was once arrest for manslaughter and has spent quite a lot of time in prison. When Ricky spends a night at the house of a girl named Kahu, the next morning when he returns to the hut, he notices some signs that suggested Hec was arrested. Ricky manages to run away from the officers, and eventually reconciles with Hec. After some unfortunate events, Hec is arrested by the police and Ricky is taken in by Kahu’s family. After a few years later, when Hec is released from the jail, Ricky invites him to stay at Kahu’s house and work at their farm.

Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Waita, Rachel House, and others.

Release Date: March 31st, 2016

Duration: 101 minutes

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Director: Taika Waititi

Producer: Carthew Niell, Matt Noonan, Leanne Saunders, Taika Waititi

Parenthood (1989)

Directed by Ron Howard, the story of the movie revolves around the life of the children of a man named Frank. Frank’s son Gil is a sales executive, who has three sons, and each of them have some issues that they are going through. Gil’s life is turned upside down when he gets to know that his wife is pregnant with his fourth child. Gil has an elder sister, Helen, who is divorced and her children Garry and Julie are totally abandoned by their father. Garry spends most of his time in his room and Julie gets married to her boyfriend Tod. After Julie wishes to break up with Tod, Helen advices her not to go ahead with the decision and given the relationship one more chance. Gil and Helen’s younger sister, Susan, who is married to a scientist Nathan, wishes to have more children, however, Nathan refuses to go ahead with the decision. After several arguments, Susan decides to give her relationship with Nathan another chance. Larry, is the black sheep of the family, who can be seen getting involved in gambling and is known for not taking good care of his son, Cool. At the end of the movie, it can be seen Julie giving birth to a daughter, Susan getting pregnant, and Gil can be seen as the father of four.

Cast: Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Pimpton, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne McAlpine

Release Date: August 2nd, 1989

Duration: 124 minutes

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Director: Ron Howard

Producer: Brian Grazer

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Directed by Peter Farrelly, the story of the movie revolves around the life a dumb man named Llyod, and his best friend, Harry Dunne. Lloyd is a cab driver, who when he drops a woman named Mary Swanson to the airport, notices that Mary had left off a briefcase that contained money, that would save her husband from the kidnapping. Soon after the incident, Lloyd is fired from his job, which when he returns to his apartment learns that Harry has also been fired from his job. The story of the movie flows, when both Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to Aspen to return the suitcase to the woman that it belonged to. 

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Karen Duffy, Mike Starr, Charles Rocket, Teri Garr, and others. 

Release Date: December 16th, 1994

Duration: 106 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Peter Farrelly 

Producer: Charles B. Wessler, Brad Krevoy, Steve Stabler

Bad Trip (2021)

Directed by Kitao Sakurai, the story of the movie revolves around the lives of two best friends named Chris and Bud. Both Chris and Bud take a road trip all the way from Florida to the New York City, so that Chris can confess his love for his high school crush Maria. While they do so, Bud’s sister Trisha chases them to get back her car from them that they have stolen to go on the road trip. All through the trip, both Chris and Bud face many obstacles but they describe it to be the best road trip that they have ever been on.

Cast: Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, and others.

Release Date: March 26th, 2021

Duration: 84 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Kitao Sakurai

Producer: Eric Andre, Jeff Tremaine, David Bernad, Ruben Fliescher

Little Evil (2017)

Directed by Eli Craig, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a man named Dary Bloom who is married to Samantha who has a son named Lucas. Gary and Lucas do not see eye to eye, and do not have a good relationship with each other. One day, Gary receives a phone call from Lucas’ school with his teacher informing Gary that when Lucas told a teacher to “go to hell”, she committed suicide. Lucas was advised to see a therapist, to which Gary agrees. To find out the truth about Lucas’ behaviour, Gary goes to different people and learns that Lucas is antichrist and that he is a danger to the world, and that killing him would end the misery of the world. Gary goes ahead with the plan to kill Lucas, but in the midst of that develops a soft corner for him and saves him from people who were danger to Lucas. 

Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Bridget Everett, Owen Atlas, Kyle Bornheimer, Chris D’Elia, Donald Faison, and others. 

Release Date: September 1st, 2017

Duration: 95 minutes

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Director: Eli Craig 

Producer: Jason Michael Berman, Scott Stuber

Through My Window (2022)

Directed by Marcal Fores, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a girl named Raquel, who lives in not so lavish house. Next to her house is an empire called the Hidalgo mansion, who are quite wealthy and own one of the most influential companies, Alpha 3. Raquel is obsessed with Ares since many years, but has never spoken to her. One day when Apolo (Ares’ brother), thanks Raquel for giving the WiFi password, leaving her confused. When she finds out that Ares hacked his computer and got the password, she decides to confront him, which later turns to Raquel agreeing to him that she likes him and wants him to fall for her too. Things begin to get steamy as they get closer, and Ares ends up falling in love with Raquel despite his family’s objection. 

Cast: Julio Pena, Clara Galle, Pilar Castro, and others. 

Release Date: February 4th, 2022

Duration: 116 minutes

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Marcal Fores

Producer: Nuria Valls, Adrian Guerra

The Holiday (2006)

Directed by Nancy Meyers, the story of the movie revolves around the lives of two woman, one from London, a columnist Iris Simpkins, who is still in love with her ex even though he cheated on her, and a woman named Amanda Woods, a movie trailer producer who is getting out of a serious relationship. Tired of their lives, they agree to switch houses for two weeks and immediately fly to their countries the very next day. Their life is turned, when Amanda falls in love with Iris’ brother, Graham, who is a widow has two daughters whereas Iris ends up falling in love with Arthur, who is Amanda’s neighbour. 

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns, and others. 

Release Date: December 8th, 2006

Duration: 136 minutes

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Nancy Meyers

Producer: Nancy Meyers, Bruce A. Block

The Lovebirds (2020)

Directed by Michael Showalter, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a couple Jibran and Leilani, who have been together for four years. However, their relationship is not person and they can often be seen being involved in several arguments over some silly topics. However, their lives are changed upside down when one day while going out to a dinner party, they unintentionally get involved in a murder mystery, which endangers their life. 

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer, and others. 

Release Date: May 22nd, 2020

Duration: 87 minutes

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Michael Showalter

Producer: Tom Lassally, Oly Obst, Martin Gero, Todd Schulman, Jordana Mollick, Issa Rae

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

Directed by Susan Johnson, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a teenage girl named Lara Jean Covey, whose letters that she had written for all his boys, gets exposed that turns her life upside down, which leads to beginning of her romance with her former crush Peter Kavnisky. 

Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Andrew Bachelor, Trezzo Mahoro, and others. 

Release Date: August 17, 2018

Duration: 99 minutes

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Susan Johnson

Producer: Jordan Levin, Matthew Kaplan, Dougie Cash

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