So you’re looking for something to watch on Netflix, but you’re in the mood for something light. Netflix’s massive catalog can be daunting, especially when you’re looking for a decent comedy amidst a barrage of bad comedy. But don’t worry because we at Collider have got you covered. We have compiled a list of the best Netflix comedies currently available. We’ve got everything from goofy buddy comedies to huge commercial comedies to esoteric indie films and even a few flicks that walk the line between comedy and drama. You will no doubt find something you like. So, take a look at our picks for the best Netflix comedies and find your ideal deal.
Spike Jonze (director/writer)
The cast includes Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig.
The end result came together in an artistically remarkable form that is arguably among the strangest pitches ever heard. It’s like a long, melancholic episode of Black Mirror. Spike Jonze’s great drama follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a divorced professional letter writer, and the operating system he falls in love with. What makes her so sad also makes her a little scary.
In a society increasingly dominated by technology, we have seen a decrease in face-to-face interactions and an increase in sadness and suicide in our own lives. She envisions a future where such things are brought to their logical conclusion. The loss of community has led to widespread loneliness. Phoenix portrays this so brilliantly that his romance with Scarlett Johansson’s Samantha seems entirely plausible. Despite its melancholy moments, it’s a charming and amusing film. After all, it is good when there is a good deal of self-reflection. – Michael Brendan
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Year of Seniority (2022)
Alex Hardcastle, Director
Andrew Knauer, Brandon Scott Jones and Arthur Pielli are the authors.
The cast includes Rebel Wilson, Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Mary Holland, Sam Richardson, Zoe Chao, Chris Parnell and Alicia Silverstone.
Stephanie Conway (Angourie Rice) worked hard throughout her high school career to get to the top. She’s no longer the nerd she was when she emigrated from Australia, where she was captain of the cheering team and dated the handsomest boy in school. But with success comes natural enmity: Tiffany (Ana Yi Puig). Stephanie falls into a coma and wakes up 20 years later when Tiffany arranges for the crew to drop her while performing a stunt. Stephanie (now played by Rebel Wilson) is determined to graduate from high school and be the prom queen, whatever the cost.
But the world changed while she slept. Stephanie learns what really matters in life as she begins to understand the world she finds herself in and begins to put the pieces of the puzzle together to create a better future for herself than she ever imagined. Senior Year is an unusual coming-of-age story that tugs at your emotions and transports you to the late 1990s and early 2000s. – Jay Snow
Other People (2010)
Adam McKay, director
Adam McKay and Chris Henchy are the authors.
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson were among the cast.
Before films like Don’t Look Up and The Big Short focused solely on issues like global warming and subprime mortgages, Adam McKay incorporated these larger themes into his broader comedies like The Other Guys. The Other Guys is a humorous buddy cop movie starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, even if you don’t want to learn about Ponzi schemes. Ferrell is far more reserved than most McKay comedies, but Wahlberg goes all out in one of his most outrageous comedy performances.
The Other Guys, on the other hand, is a great take on the buddy cop movie, especially with an excellent opening scene starring Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson as the classic buddy cop duo. The Other Guys is a reminder not only of how much fun Ferrell and Wahlberg can have in competition, but also of how McKay used to mix wilder comedy with more serious subjects. – Bonaire, Ross
The Life of Brian by Monty Python (1979)
Traditional comedy troupe Monty Python’s best work, this edgy and sassy British comedy has lost none of its savageness 40 years later. It is often considered a strong contender for best British comedy film of all time.
The film’s religious content has caused major controversy since its initial release, leading to the film being banned in some countries (including many in the UK). In a 2006 poll in the UK, Channel Four declared the film the best comedy ever made.
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Never Lookup (2021)
Adam McKay’s ensemble satire is ambitious, with consistently strong performances and plenty of laughs. Despite the sheer amount of talent, it’s hard not to see the film as lackluster. The film is dark and bleak, even badly put together at times. Dark humor has so much promise when done well, but it’s difficult to fully explain an often downright awkward and jarring viewing experience in the genre.
Jennifer Lawrence is gorgeous and sensitive as the outsider who nobody believes, but it’s an oddly underdeveloped role for an actress whose powers feel limitless (Leonardo DiCaprio’s is the meatiest). Many will argue that it’s worth the price of admission to see the A-list performers teasing each other in this film.