Comedy can be a tricky thing to recommend; what some find funny might seem dull or downright disgusting to others. Often Hollywood tries to split the difference, making movies featuring slapstick alongside super broad comedy to try and hit an audience's sweet spot. Yet typically, while that formula may make a studio's money back, it doesn't exactly make for compelling film. The joy of streaming services, though, that is that it doesn't cost you anything but time to check out some intriguing comedies, even if you're not sure if they'll be up your alley. Check out these 11 underrated comedies on Netflix, and you'll likely find yourself actually laughing out loud.
The list below contains buddy comedies of all stripes, darker comedies that'll really make you think, and plenty of over-the-top, gross-out humor-filled comedies that'll leave you rolling on the floor. Most of these films had relatively limited theater releases (hence the "underrated" aspect), but thanks to the magic of streaming services, gems of the smaller screen no longer need to slip into obscurity. And hey, if you enjoy them, it's that much easier to recommend them to friends. Hopefully with enough attention, these movies will get to bump the "underrated" title completely.