Total Nerd Pretty Good Comedies You Can Totally Check Out On Amazon Prime  

Matthew Lavelle
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List Rules Vote up the comedies on Amazon Prime that get the job done.

On nights when choosing a movie is just too difficult or no one can settle on a genre, these are the times that a comedy is the perfect middle ground. And why squabble over which acclaimed comedy to watch when there are so many middle of the road comedies that will do just fine? After all, a mediocre comedy is going to be better than a mediocre drama. Luckily there are just such comedies to stream on Amazon in spades. Not to mention all the funny shows on Amazon Prime. Between movies and TV shows, everyone's need to chuckle - maybe not laugh out loud, just chuckle - can easily be met.

There are a great deal of funny movies on Amazon Prime. From indie comedies you may never have heard of to darkly humorous shows you've passed over but wondered about. Not every amusing comedy has to be non-stop laughter and knee-slapping to entertain. Sometimes, when you just want to take a break from your fast-paced life, it's enough after a movie ends to say to yourself "that was just a pretty good comedy."

In addition to the comedies to stream on Amazon Prime they have a great selection of decent horror flicks, great tv-shows, great dramas, and yes, even the actual best comedy films released. Here's the comedies you can stream on the platform that - at the very least - you won't regret watching and may even find yourself loving.

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50 First Dates

With a blockbuster cast like Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, you might expect that 50 First Dates will have non-stop laughs. Well... it's not their strongest, like say The Wedding Singer. Instead, it's a solid film, and it's one of Sandler's more thoughtful comedies. It's a lighthearted and entertaining movie from start to finish.

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She's All That

This late 1990s teen-comedy-drama captures viewers with the right mix of prom date anxiety and punchlines. While you won't be laughing the entire time - the '90s had their own sort of humor, after all - She's All That pays tribute to the unsuspected love-match, while also delivering a good dose of funny to match.

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Ocean's Twelve

Ocean's Twelve is a clever film with good plot twists. It also has a cast of top actors. While it's a mixed-genre movie somewhere between comedy and light mystery/suspense, it avoids a heavy plot. This is a solid choice for a film that is entertaining throughout. 

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What We Do In The Shadows

Four roommates, who also happen to be vampires, are filmed while they adjust to a non-vampire world. What We Do In The Shadows starts off a little slow, but soon it's like MTV's '90s House, only with vampires and some of the best supernatural themed jokes ever written.

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

South Park, the television show, is without a doubt an icon of cartoon satire. Part of the show's success is due to the creator's ability to shift the focus every new episode and deliver quick and punchy plots. While the movie has to linger on its plot a bit longer, which noticeably changes its pace and dynamic, the movie still has some hilarious moments. Overall, if you can handle animated profanity it's a good choice for a middle of the road comedy movie.

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Comrade Detective

One of the Cold War's most significant anti-Capitalist propaganda television shows has become a pretty funny voice-over series starring Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The concept isn't new, but the spin that Tatum and Gordon-Levitt put on the show makes the 1980s TV show seem like a new throwback series.

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Nothing Good Ever Happens

While the premise seems a little dark - a painter almost kills himself drinking bleach - Nothing Good Ever Happens is actually a decently witty movie. It's a sort of darkish-comedy look at the differences between the way we perceive ourselves and the ways that other people see us.

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Chef

At first, you might think that Jon Favreau and a kid make a strange comedy team, but a few scenes into this film will have any doubters convinced the comedy spark is there. Chef is a nice "get back to your roots" type movie sprinkled with laughs a little heartstring-tugging, and seriously good imagery of food that will have you salivating and laughing simultaneously.

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Daddy's Home

With Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg teaming up you might think that this is something like Anchorman meets The Departed. Daddy's Home is definitely not that, but it does have a simple charm that, while it won't rock your world, will keep you amused for the better part of 90 minutes.

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Red Oaks

If you like watching 1980s comedies like Caddyshack, you will probably enjoy Red Oaks. It's a nostalgic-feeling series, (for people who lived through the '80s or people who like 1980s movies), but the dialogue is fresh and sarcastic. It's a reliable choice for a pretty good comedy series.

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National Lampoon's Blackball

National Lampoon's Blackball is a kind-of British version of Happy Gilmore. While it might not inspire the timeless one-liners of its rogue athlete predecessor, it's a likable comedy starring Vince Vaughn. A man who is almost always funny.

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Nacho Libre

From Jared Hess, the man who brought us, Napoleon Dynamite, comes Nacho Libre. The movie stars Jack Black and is filled with absurdist humor about a padre at a convent. This one is ideal for sophomoric laughs and spacing out for a bit.

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The Tick

Amazon's new take on The Tick is very well reviewed. The seemingly clueless superhero always has a witty punchline to deliver - after he delivers justice, of course.

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Bio-Dome

Bio-Dome is a mid-'90s movie and a bit of a cult comedy. While it might not inspire a second viewing, it's a look back to 20 years ago when Pauly Shore's humor dominated screens everywhere. It's great for tickling your nostalgia and funny bones.