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This list of the best comedy movies on Netflix should help you narrow down and decide which comedies you want to throw in your Netflix queue to watch next. All the best comedies on Netflix streaming are listed in one convenient place so you can fully use your Netflix service and stop watching Tucker & Dale vs. Evil over and over for lack of better options. It's time to branch out! There are other funny movies on Netflix! Some of the best movies of all time are now available so you can catch up on new hit movies, funny comedies, feel good movies and classic film hits right in your living room. From Happy Gilmore to Meet the Parents, you'll find plenty of great comedies to catch. Looking for something a little more recent? Netflix also has The Secret Life of Pets, I Love You, Man, and their original Father of the Year.

This Netflix streaming list of comedies has nearly as many of the greatest comedy films to watch as the regular DVD service offers. There are also plenty of fan favorite comedies that can be viewed on Netflix as well as new comedies you've probably never seen. 

What are the best Netflix comedy movies? What good comedies are available on the Netflix streaming selection? Are there new comedy movies on Netflix? This Netflix streaming list of comedy films is here to get you started on the best Netflix streaming movies has to offer.

Vote up your favorite streaming comedies. And remember, if you know your favorite comedy movie is on Netflix but isn't on this list of Netflix comedy movies, make sure to add it so other users can find the funniest movies on Netflix.

Be sure to also take a peek at the Best Comedies on Amazon Prime, The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films, The Best Romantic Comedies of All Time, and the Best Stand-Up Comedy Movies on Netflix Instant

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert Simonds. It stars Adam Sandler as the title character, an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers ...more

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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows two police officers attempting ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more

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Goon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill Goon is a 2011 Canadian-American action sports comedy-drama film directed by Michael Dowse, written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, and starring Seann William Scott and Liev Schreiber. The ...more

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Frances Ha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen Frances Ha is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by Noah Baumbach and written by Baumbach and Greta Gerwig. Gerwig also plays the title role. The film premiered at the Telluride Film ...more

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura ...more

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I Love You, Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Rashida Jones, Paul Rudd, Jaime Pressly I Love You, Man is a 2009 American bromantic comedy film originally titled Let's Be Friends and written by Larry Levin before John Hamburg rewrote and directed the film. It stars Paul Rudd and ...more

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more

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Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series. Gru (Steve Carell) faces off ...more

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Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman Bruce Almighty is a 2003 American religious comedy-drama film directed by Tom Shadyac, written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk and stars Jim Carrey as Bruce Nolan, a ...more

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

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Masterminds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig Masterminds is a 2016 American comedy film based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo Robbery in North Carolina. Directed by Jared Hess, the film stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason ...more

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Father of the Year is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
David Spade, Nat Faxon, Bridgit Mendler Father of the Year is an 2018 American comedy film directed by Tyler Spindel. When a drunken debate about whose father would in a fight is taken too seriously, two friends must come to grips ...more

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The Ridiculous 6 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia The Ridiculous 6 is a 2015 American Western comedy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler. It stars Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob ...more

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Year One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Olivia Wilde, Jack Black, Paul Rudd Year One is a 2009 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, and produced by Judd Apatow. The film stars Jack Black and Michael Cera, and features Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Hank Azaria. The film ...more

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Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is out ...more

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White &... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Jennifer Coolidge Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde is the 2003 sequel to the 2001 film, Legally Blonde. It was produced by MGM, with Reese Witherspoon again starring as Elle Woods, Luke Wilson, Sally ...more

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film, directed by Mike Nichols and stars Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest. Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, and ...more

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Stripes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first ...more

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Dumplin' is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush Dumplin' is a 2018 American musical comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher, based on the young adult novel by Julie Murphy. Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), the plus-size teenage daughter of a ...more

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Alex Strangelove is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marizale, Joanna Adler Alex Strangelove is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Craig Johnson. Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), ...more