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The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix  

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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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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Goon is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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Scary Movie 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Anna Faris, Tim Curry, James Woods
Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American parody film and the second film of the Scary Movie franchise. Though part of the first Scary Movie '​s tagline read "...No sequel", this film's tagline ...more
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The 40-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell
The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally lose their virginity. It was co-written ...more
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Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen
Pineapple Express is a 2008 American stoner action comedy film directed by David Gordon Green, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring Rogen and James Franco. Producer Judd Apatow, ...more
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Masterminds is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Father of the Year is listed (or ranked) 12 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 Do Over is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
The Do Over Adam Sandler, Paula Patton, Luis Guzmán
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Dumplin' is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Always Be My Maybe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves
Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) find themselves in vastly different socioeconomic ...more
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera ...more
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Despite Everything is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Despite Everything

After their mother's death, four sisters learn a shocking family secret and embark on an adventure to discover the truth about their genealogy.

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Evolution is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Julianne Moore, Sarah Silverman, Dan Aykroyd
Evolution is a 2001 American science fiction comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Julianne Moore and Ted Levine. In the United ...more
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Zack and Miri Make a Porno is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords
This film is a 2008 romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, distributed by The Weinstein Company, and starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. It is Smith's second film not to ...more
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The Package is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Daniel Doheny, Eduardo Franco, Geraldine Viswanathan
The Package is a 2018 black comedy film directed by Jake Szymanski. When a group of teenage friends goes on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to ...more
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Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan
Bachelorette is a 2012 American comedy film written and directed by Leslye Headland, adapted from her play of the same name. It stars Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher as three ...more
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The Ridiculous 6 is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Someone Great is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise
Someone Great is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. An aspiring New York music journalist, Jenny (Gina Rodriguez), has just landed her dream job at an ...more
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Burn After Reading is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
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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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix
Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren
Arthur is a 2011 romantic comedy film written by Peter Baynham and directed by Jason Winer. It is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name written and directed by Steve Gordon. It stars ...more