Whether you need a good TV show to marathon, a movie to make you cry, or a documentary to give you nightmares, Netflix has it all. But, having it all can sometimes make it impossible to find the thing you're looking for. To help you out next time you're in the mood for a good laugh, here are the 17 funniest movies on Netflix, guaranteed to make you laugh. (You can thank me later for giving you those 30 minutes of searching back.) No matter what mood you're in, these movies will definitely make your next Netflix and chill session a lot more lol-worthy.
What makes a movie funny is really a personal choice, and Netflix has a lot of different kinds of comedies to choose from. There's the explicit, gross comedies, the stoner comedies, the sex comedies, and the dramas inexplicably listed as comedies on Netflix. Through all that, however, no matter what kind of comedy you like, there will be a movie on this list that will cause you to laugh involuntarily and for a prolonged period of time. In other words, get ready to get your giggle on. Here are 17 of the funniest movies on Netflix, hands down.
1'This Is Spinal Tap'
Rob Reiner's classic mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap, will be massively funny to anyone who has ever seen a music documentary on a band, or even a few awkward band interviews.
Tropic Thunder is a wacky wonder, full of inappropriate jokes and mildly offensive ones too. And, for those who don't approve of the content of the plot (the blackface plot line has been known, for obvious reasons, to turn audiences off), the fake trailers that open the film will provide more than enough laughter.
3'Wet Hot American Summer'
The R-rated summer comedy to end all R-rated summer comedies, Wet Hot American Summer can always be depended on for a laugh.
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's film Hot Fuzz is part of the infamous Cornetto trilogy, so you know it's good.
Because any self-respecting '90s kids is already laughing just hearing the words "Welcome to Good Burger."
Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder made many a funny film together. The Western spoof Blazing Saddles is only one of them, and it doesn't disappoint.
Superbad offers a fresh, funny interpretation of the whole "boys desperate to lose their virginities" trope, plus it introduced us to Emma Stone, so, you know it's gotta be good.
8'2 Days In New York'
If you want a wacky family comedy that comes with some real cultural critiques, then 2 Days in New York is perfect. Not only does it feature a hugely inappropriate French family, it also has Chris Rock talking to a cardboard President Obama.
9'Chelsea Peretti: One Of The Greats'
Chelsea Peretti's stand-up special, One of the Greats, is gloriously feminist and silly. Guaranteed to make you and your best girlfriends laugh.
The Trip is a good low-key comedy for anyone in the mood to watch two white men insult each other while essentially on a road trip.
11'Bridget Jones's Diary'
Bridget Jones's Diary will have you alternatively laughing and cringing in your seat.
Who says a woman can't be both smart and hilarious? Working Girl stars super funny women, and features Harrison Ford actually looking... dare I say it, goofy.
13'Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil'
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is probably one of the best scary movie spoofs you will ever see. But, there's also a lot of blood and guts for the sake of a laugh, so, be warned.
Crazy neighbors and a rare kid-free night, what could go wrong? (Hint: a lot could go very right.)
15'For A Good Time Call'
Are sex hotlines ever not funny? In For A Good Time Call... two roommates decide to go into business together having phone sex, and it's just the best.
16'Aziz Ansari Live At Madison Square Garden'
Aziz Ansari has three stand-up specials on Netflix, but Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden is definitely his best.
"In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual.
The next day, I got a text from her saying that although 'it may have seemed okay,' upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said.
I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue."
17'The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou'
Wes Anderson's brand of humor is very particular, but never has it been more finely honed than in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
Check out these movies next time you're looking for a laugh.