In terms of genres, comedy is among the trickiest to define. Every person has a unique sense of humor, which means that no list of the finest comedy movies will ever be the same for everyone. Nonetheless, we’ve compiled a list of the best comedy now streaming on Netflix.
Best Comedy Movies on Netflix in 2021
Other Netflix movies are available, too, if you’d prefer. Keep reading for our best comedy picks of 2021 if you’re just looking for a decent laugh.
1. School of Rock
School of Rock is one of the few films that highlight Jack Black in all glory. When a phone conversation intended for his housemate is intercepted by Black, he takes advantage of the situation to pose a substitute teacher when he is short on money. When he gets the idea to turn his classroom into a rock band, his quest for fast cash takes a detour.
2. Silver Linings Playbook
This romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence is a runaway success. Cooper portrays a man who has been freed from a psychiatric facility and is now trying to repair his life and save his marriage. To assist him to claw back his wife, an elusive widow (performed by Lawrence) offers to aid him if he enters a local dancing competition alongside her. The two forlorn souls discover a new purpose in each other.
3. Bo Burnham: Inside
Bo Burnham’s King Lear pandemic special is ostensibly a stand-up special. However, just like any Bo Burnham lover will remind you (and most likely has already informed you), there’s much more to be said. With his musical comedy show, Burnham takes us on an inside look at the world we live in.
4. About Time
Rachel McAdams has indeed been type-cast as a time traveler’s love interest more times than most folks can say they have. It is Domnhall Gleason who plays the young guy who, after discovering from his dad that his lineage has the ability to time travel, returns to make sure he winds up with Rachel McAdams’s character, the joy of his life.
5. Hail, Caesar!
This is a must-see if you’re a fan of the Coen brothers. While filming a huge studio biblical epic, George Clooney plays a 1950s film star kidnapped and held for ransom. The film stars Frances McDormand, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Jonah Hill, and more, making it a wonderfully ironic spoof of the old Hollywood.
6. Fun With Dick and Jane
Apatow’s adaptation of Fun with Dick and Jane, featuring Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni, is a fantastic blend of humor and uplifting. ‘As a middle-class family whose employer goes bankrupt, the two must find a means to get back on their feet by becoming robbers of course.
7. Bad Trip
Andre is just doing what he loves most: entertaining unsuspecting spectators with his outlandish antics. Andre, on the other hand, has swapped his open-access tv studio for real life this time around. Andre and Lil Rel Howery play best buddies Chris and Bud on a cross-country road journey to help Chris tell his high school infatuation about his emotions. However, Chris’s sister, portrayed by Tiffany Haddish, is on the prowl, having “stolen” Chris’s car for the journey.
8. Always Be My Maybe
For a wonderful and gut-busting romantic comedy about two old friends rekindled by a chance meeting decades later, Randall Park, and Ali Wong and are a match made in heaven. The two must face the question of if their distinct lives can find a way to interact in the same manner they used to in their boyhood home of San Francisco.
Superbad is the raucous older sibling of Booksmart, and it isn’t just because Jonah Hill is Beanie Feldstein’s older brother. Hill and Michael Cera play two clumsy high schoolers eager to lose their virginity before graduation, However, getting some McLovin’s love and drink is more difficult than it appears.
10. The Bling Ring
According to the book’s premise, which is based on real occurrences, The Bling Ring is a throwback to the era of Juicy Couture tracksuits, low-rise jeans, and fedoras in which it was released in 2008. It’s worth seeing just for Emma Watson’s fried valley girl voice accent.
11. My Best Friend’s Wedding
In the film, Michael (Dermot Mulroney), and Julianne (Julia Roberts) agreed that if they were still unmarried at the age of 28, they would marry each other. A little before Julianne’s 28th Anniversary, Michael discloses that he is wedding an attractive, young woman (Cameron Diaz).
Julianne, realizing she has feelings for Michael, tries to undermine the wedding at any cost. “You’re never going to be Jell-O,” one of the best life quotes ever heard on screen, is featured in this timeless romantic comedy.
12. The Death of Stalin
A black comedy directed and written by Veep’s Armando Ianucci follows Joseph Stalin’s closest aides as they compete for power in the Soviet Union following his death. Assassination plots and backstabbers abound, all tangled up in a stunningly humorous parody of political power grabs.
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