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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
Happy Gilmore 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
The Waterboy 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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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons "“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They ...more

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Hot Fuzz 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 three and the film's producer Nira Park had ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Heathers 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) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 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) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Goon 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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Drinking Buddies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Drinking Buddies Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Jason Sudeikis Drinking Buddies is a 2013 American film written and directed by Joe Swanberg, and starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston. The film is about two co-workers at a ...more

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Frances Ha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Frances Ha 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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I Give It a Year is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
I Give It a Year Anna Faris, Rose Byrne, Minnie Driver I Give It a Year is a 2013 British comedy film, written and directed by Dan Mazer and starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris and Simon Baker. The film was based and filmed in London and was ...more

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Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Meet the Fockers Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe ...more

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Shrek 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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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a 2003 romantic comedy film, directed by Donald Petrie, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. It is based on a short cartoon book of the same name by ...more

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more

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The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
The Truman Show 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) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
I Love You, Man 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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Burn After Reading is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Burn After Reading William Patrick Riley, Sasha Formoso, Damatri Crayton Burn After Reading is a 2008 black comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and ...more

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Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Despicable Me 3 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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The Secret Life of Pets is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
The Secret Life of Pets Louis C.K., Lake Bell, Kevin Hart The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Chris Renaud. The quiet life of a terrier named Max (Louis C.K.) is upended when his owner takes in Duke ...more

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Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Bruce Almighty 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) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 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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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
The Breakfast Club 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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Stripes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid Stripes is a 1981 American war-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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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Get Smart Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray Get Smart is a 2008 American action comedy film which was produced by Leonard B. Stern, who is also the original series' producer. The film is based on Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's 1960s spy ...more

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Year One is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Year One 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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The Ridiculous 6 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
The Ridiculous 6 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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Masterminds is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Masterminds 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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Two Weeks Notice is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Two Weeks Notice Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones Two Weeks Notice is a 2002 romantic comedy film starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock from Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was written and directed by Marc Lawrence. Although response was ...more

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Father of the Year is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Father of the Year 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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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. It was adapted ...more

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Meet the Blacks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Meet the Blacks Mike Tyson, Mike Epps, Zulay Henao

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The Informant! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
The Informant! Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale The Informant! is a 2009 American biographical-comedy-crime film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It depicts Mark Whitacre's involvement as a whistle blower in the lysine price-fixing conspiracy ...more

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Ali G Indahouse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Ali G Indahouse Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhona Mitra, Martin Freeman Ali G Indahouse is a 2002 British comedy film directed by Mark Mylod and starring the fictional character Ali G, who is written and performed by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. The character of Ali ...more

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Game Over, Man! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Game Over, Man! Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson Game Over, Man! is a 2018 Netflix action comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck. Three friends (Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson) are on the verge of getting their video game ...more

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The Do Over is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
The Do Over Adam Sandler, Paula Patton, Luis Guzmán

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Spanglish is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Spanglish Adam Sandler, Sarah Hyland, Téa Leoni Spanglish is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written and directed by James L. Brooks, and starring Adam Sandler, Paz Vega, and Téa Leoni. It was released in the United States on ...more

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Casa de Mi Padre is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Casa de Mi Padre Will Ferrell, Génesis Rodríguez, Nick Offerman Casa de Mi Padre is a 2012 Spanish-language American comedy film. The film stars Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Génesis Rodríguez with Matt Piedmont ...more

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Set It Up is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Set It Up Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Joan Smalls Set It Up is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon. Coworkers hatch a plan to set up their bosses on a date.