Has it not been your day, your week, your month or even your year? Are you in the need for some laughter? Or perhaps you just want to see some of the best comedies on Netflix and laugh your a** off? Well, no worries we here have assembled a bunch of funny movies on Netflix to watch over a cold beer.
From Adam Sandler vehicles to French Arthouse, social indictment to heartwarming romances, Netflix seemingly has it all, making that "chill" so much easier. So without further ado, here are the best funniest movies currently on Netflix right now.
1. Big Daddy (1999)
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
After having cemented his comic reputation with Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler possibly reached his zenith with Big Daddy, which is a shining example of a comedy with a big heart. He plays Sonny, an immature man who upon being saddled with a five year old child has to learn how to grow up the hard way.
2. Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)
Directed by: Jeremy Konner
How do you satirise someone like Donald Trump, a man whose very over-the-top presence seems to be a satire of himself? Step in none other than Johnny Depp, who had a minor comeback mocking the potential next President, making a perfect match of actor to the material.
3. What Women Want (2000)
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Before he became somewhat reviled, Mel Gibson used to be a heartthrob. Nowhere is this more evident than in What Woman Want, where he stars as an ad man who one day gains the magic ability to know what goes on inside every woman's mind. Starting with a silly premise, it slowly develops into something more real, mostly due to the chemistry felt between Gibson and Helen Hunt.
4. The Big Short (2015)
Directed by: Adam McKay
A comedy with a purpose, The Big Short uses nearly every trick in the comic toolbox in order to deliver a scathing critique of Wall Street. Boasting a stellar cast including Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Marisa Tomei, and riffing off the bankers-behaving-badly antics of Wolf Of Wall Street, The Big Short is a rip-roaring indictment of human greed.
5. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Directed by: Martin Brest
The film that catapulted Eddie Murphy on to the world stage, it plays brilliantly upon its fish-out-of-water premise, in which a streetwise Detroit cop is thrust into the far more debonair universe of upper Los Angeles. Anchored by the improvisatory genius of Murphy himself, it also features an iconic soundtrack.
6. Almost Famous (2000)
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Arguably Cameron Crowe's best film, Almost Famous is based upon his time in the 70s writing for Rolling Stone magazine. Detailing one writer's exploration of rock and roll through his coverage of fictional band Stillwater, it is a bittersweet, heartwarming look at a special musical era.
7. Sixteen Candles (1984)
Directed by: John Hughes
An underrated John Hughes classic, Sixteen Candles is the ultimate distillation of what it means to be a young, dumb and in love teenager in the 80s. Starring Molly Ringwald as the girl whose parents forget her sixteenth birthday, the entire story takes place all over two party-filled, highly inebriated, unforgettable days, establishing Hughes as the true chronicler of High School during the Reagan era.
8. Results (2015)
Directed by: Andrew Bujalski
A low-key but nonetheless charming comedy, Results teams Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders up as two lovelorn personal trainers who just don't know yet that they are destined for one another. This is cleverly contrasted against a hilarious Kevin Corrigan in his best form as a lazy rich man with little to no purpose in his life, creating a screwball-type comedy which is hard to forget.
9. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Showcasing Wes Anderson in fine form, Moonrise Kingdom ranks up there as one of his best. It tells the story of two teenagers at summer camp who decide that they are in love with one another and run away, leading the whole of New Penzance on the lookout for them. A brilliant ode to being in love yet too young to do anything about it, Moonrise Kingdom will have you both laughing and yearning wistfully for the simplicity and purity of youth.
10. Hot Fuzz (2007)
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Film number two in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's "Cornetto" Trilogy, Hot Fuzz is a pitch-perfect parody of both cop films and small-town-with-something-wrong horror, placing a veteran London police officer in the bizarre village of Sandford. With action as taut as any thriller, Hot Fuzz combines standout set-pieces with expert homage to make a highly enjoyable experience.
11. Swingers (1996)
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Before he directed Iron Man, Jon Favreau made one of the best comedies of the 90s with Swingers. With an almost documentary approach to how men act towards and talk about women, it is a deeply funny yet touching depiction of masculine mores. Check out the great Goodfellas pastiche too!
12. We Are the Best! (2013)
Directed by: Lukas Moodysson
After experimenting with different genres with the strange Mammut, Container and A Hole in My Heart, Lukas Moodysson returned to his comfort zone with We Are The Best! which tells the story of three Swedish girls who start a punk band despite the fact none of them play an instrument very well. An inspiration to anyone who wants to start a band of their own!
13. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Directed by: David O. Russell
Jennifer Lawrence won her first and only Oscar (yet) for this romantic comedy that is equal parts life-affirming and highly amusing. Hiding a screw-tight plot within a screwball form, Silver Linings Playbook sees her paired up with Bradley Cooper as both of them have to prove that they aren't fuck-ups after all, falling in love in the process.
14. Filth (2013)
Directed by: Jon S. Baird
Warning: this film is really dirty! With a no-holds barred James McAvoy performance that is hard to forget, Filth depicts a rule-breaking, amoral, sexually obsessed cop who has to battle his own demons in order to solve the case. If you don't understand the heavy accents, maybe put on subtitles.
15. Scoop (2006)
Directed by: Woody Allen
Of the three films Scarlett Johansson and Woody Allen have made together, Scoop remains the purest comedy: pairing a magician and a reporter together on a mission to investigate a man known as the Tarot Card Killer (Hugh Jackman). It's undeniably silly, but a welcome throwback to Allen's "earlier, funnier" comedies.
16. Amélie (2001)
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Featuring the immortal line "How many people are having an orgasm right now?" Amélie is the very definition of a quirky French film. In a career-defining performance Audrey Tautou stars as the titular character who has a very different way of looking at life in this strange yet highly affecting romantic comedy.
17. Trainspotting (1996)
Directed by: Danny Boyle
One of the true landmarks of British film, Trainspotting was the movie that put the darkness of Scottish humour into the mainstream and made the careers of Robert Carlyle and Ewan MacGregor. Ostensibly quite a bleak exploration of heroin abuse, Trainspotting has enough liveliness to the dialogue, situations and performances that comedy is never far behind.
18. Frances Ha (2012)
Directed by: Noah Baumbach
Taking inspiration from French New Wave cinema, the black-and-white Greta Gerwig vehicle is the ultimate depiction of post-recession Millennial life. Much of the films charm rests upon the performance of Gerwig herself, where her awkward physicality, bluntness and optimism all combine to create a charming character portrait. By the end I found myself positively rooting for her to succeed.
19. The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)
Directed by: Ben Palmer
The quintessential depiction of what British people can get up to abroad, The Inbetweeners Movie is a whole lot of stupid, but underneath its bellyaching stupidity is an inquisitive look at what exactly drives people to act like such idiots on holiday in the first place.
20. Chalet Girl (2011)
Directed by: Phil Traill
She may be the star of the upcoming Rogue One now, but there was a time Felicity Jones was merely trying to make it in charming little comedies such as Chalet Girl, in which she plays the hapless assistant to a rich family skiing in the Alps. Come for the physical comedy, stay for the romance between her and Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl fame.
Hope you enjoyed our list of the funniest movies on Netflix. What are some of your favorite best comedy movies?