Some of the best times I’ve ever had are sitting down on my couch with my loved ones and watching some hilarious comedy movies. Luckily, Netflix has plenty of them for people to enjoy, some of which are the best movies on Netflix.
If you’re looking for some good Adam Sandler films, or maybe a new Netflix original, the popular streaming platform has got you covered with laughs, snorts, and hilarious humor that is sure to brighten up your day.
She’s All That (1999)
Starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook, She’s All That is the romantic comedy that everyone needs to see. The main story follows a teenager who swears he can make any girl at his high school popular using his social talents, and his friends choose an awkward art student as his target.
She’s All That is quite possibly one of the most essential teen comedies that anyone should watch. Out of every teen comedy I viewed when I was younger, She’s All That certainly stands out for its quick comedic timing, fun romantic moments, and so much more. Besides, who could forget that “Kiss Me” scene?
Murder Mystery (2019)
The comedy-mystery, Murder Mystery, follows a married couple who are caught up in a murder investigation on a billionaire’s yacht.
Honestly, Murder Mystery is one of my favorite of the Adam Sandler movies that he’s done for Netflix in the last couple of years. He and Jennifer Aniston are awesome together, and the whole murder mystery aspect of the film is so fun and overdone by the perfect amount. I really enjoy rewatching it from time to time, and the sequel is just as fun, but you should check out the original first.
She’s The Man (2006)
This was the sports comedy movie back in 2006, and one that you have to watch. She’s The Man, starring Amanda Bynes, is about a young female soccer player who goes undercover as a boy, her brother, in order to play on her high school boy’s soccer team.
I think what I like the most about this movie is that while the romance is there, it’s not at the forefront of the story. Rather, Amanda Bynes’ incredible comedic timing steals the show and makes you snicker every single time, reminding you that she was a phenomenal comedic actress for the time she was in these movies. You also have to love Channing Tatum in this film – he’s so funny.
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Starring Ali Wong and Randall Park, Always Be My Maybe is the romantic-comedy that you need to check out. Directed by Nahnatchka Khan, Always Be My Maybe is all about two childhood friends who lost touch after a failed fling. But as adults, they reunite, and the chemistry is still there. However, there are challenges that are presented with both their jobs, their lives, and their own feelings that make this new relationship a little more complicated.
I personally love Always Be My Maybe. It’s like the perfect friends-to-lovers story that isn’t as perfect as everyone would expect. There’s awkwardness and unsureness and so much more, but there’s heart and love there as well, and both Wong and Park have amazing chemistry. I would certainly rank this high on my life.
Oh look, another Seth Rogen film, this time with co-star Zac Efron. Neighbors is a comedy film starring Seth Rogen as a new father and Zac Efron as a fraternity brother who moves into the house next door, bringing chaos, parties, and more. And now, it’s war between the two men.
I have to admit that I really love Neighbors. It’s one of my favorite films from the early 2010s. I think after seeing both Rogen and Efron in more serious roles as of late, it’s great to return back to this time when they were in comedy films and making me laugh my butt off.
13 Going On 30 (2004)
13 Going On 30 is definitely one of Jennifer Garner’s best movies so far and one of the best rom-coms ever. This fantasy romantic comedy follows Jenna Rink, a 13-year-old who wants nothing more than to grow up and be “thirty, flirty and thriving.” However, when she goes to sleep one day, she suddenly wakes up in her body as a thirty-year-old woman, living in New York City.
There is so much that I love about 13 Going On 30. I love Jennifer Garner’s performance, but the whole 13 Going On 30 cast is great. Aside from that, the story is full of fun, and Garner and Mark Ruffalo’s comedic timing and chemistry always makes this movie so much fun.
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Are you ready to get up and live your dancing queen life? That’s what Mamma Mia! is going to do. This film adaptation of the successful Broadway musical of the same name follows a young woman who invites three separate men to her wedding on a Greek island, with the intent to find out which one is her father. Oh, and her mother is there, and still in love with one of them.
I have talked about how much I love this musical time and time again. I’ve rewatched Mamma Mia! and love it just as much, and I adore the Mamma Mia! cast with every part of my being. This is my comfort rom-com and no matter what, it makes me laugh every time I watch it. It’s sequel is also available to watch on Netflix, but I prefer the original.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Starring Jennifer Lawrence in one of her best films, as well as Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook is about a young man named Pat who tries to win back his estranged wife by dancing with a young woman in a dance competition after he went through a stay at a psychiatric hospital. While Tiffany promises to help Pat win back his wife, the two become closer.
Silver Linings Playbook is more of a comedy drama than a lot of the other picks on this list, but I’ll openly say it’s a great movie to watch. The performances of both Cooper and Lawrence are some of their best (Lawrence even won an Academy Award for her role), and the comedic timing is on point. I still can’t get over Cooper and Lawrence’s chemistry in some of these dance moments – they still make me laugh.
It’s Complicated (2009)
Starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood, there’s nothing complicated about how much you should love It’s Complicated. This film, directed by Nancy Meyers, follows a mother who begins an affair with her ex-husband, but soon finds herself falling for another man at the same time.
The film has so many stars – Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinki, Rita Wilson – the list just goes on and on. Is the story a little predictable? Sure it is, it’s a rom-com, the formula is there for a reason. But there is no denying that the acting from these Hollywood legends is great, and the comedic delivery is on point. It’s hilarious and deserves all the love.
I Care A Lot (2020)
In this black comedy thriller, I Care A Lot is about a con woman who makes a living as a court-appointed guardian, seizing the assets of vulnerable elderly people, only to get mixed up with a dangerous gangster.
I Care A Lot is certainly one of the more serious comedies on this list, but it’s so good. Rosamund Pike shines in her starring role, alongside a talented cast that includes Peter Dinklage from the Game of Thrones cast, Alicia Witt, Eiza Gonzalez, and so many more. The humor is darker yet hilarious, and the thrills are intense - certainly worth the time to watch it if you haven’t.
Hubie Halloween (2020)
Coming up next, we have another Adam Sandler original, Hubie Halloween. In this Halloween comedy horror film, Adam Sandler stars as a Halloween-loving delicatessen worker, who must save his town of Salem, Massachusetts from a kidnapper.
Look, I love spooky season, and I also love watching some of the best horror movies - but Adam Sandler is great in this comedy. Compared to some of his others as of late, this is one of his best, and deserves so many more people to watch it. If you love Halloween and comedy, this could be your new favorite movie.
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Starring Julia Roberts (a certified queen of romantic comedy movies), My Best Friend’s Wedding is about a young woman who realizes that she is in love with her best friend after he reveals that he is getting married. Now, she makes it her goal to try and stop the wedding and confess her feelings.
I can’t think of many Julia Roberts rom-coms that didn’t make me chuckle my head off and also make me swoon at fictional men, because My Best Friend’s Wedding effectively does both. Julia Roberts is a great lead as always, but I have to give some praise to Cameron Diaz as Kimmy Wallace. She had some of the funniest moments of the movie.
No Hard Feelings (2023)
The newest addition to this list, No Hard Feelings is the hilarious Jennifer Lawrence movie you need to watch. This film follows a young woman who is in need of a car, and in order to get one, she agrees to a deal with a young man’s parents – have sex with their son before he goes to college, and she’ll get a car in exchange.
I have to admit that I watched No Hard Feelings as a J-Law fan, and I loved it. It was so freaking funny. Jennifer Lawrence needs to be in way more comedy movies because she was hysterical in this – especially that surprising yet funny beach scene – but the rest of the cast did a great job too. I could rewatch this again and still laugh just as hard.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Directed by John Hughes, Sixteen Candles is a coming of age comedy movie that tells the story of a girl whose life just isn’t going the way she wanted – she has a crush on the most popular boy in school, but the nerdiest kid has a crush on her, and of course, with her sister getting married, everyone forgets about her sixteenth birthday. Despite it all, she tries to make it through this supposed celebratory day, and tries to find the love she deserves.
Sixteen Candles is certainly one of the best ‘80s movies overall, and one of the best movies that Molly Ringwald ever did. It really ignited her career and contributed to a trend of movies focused on teenage life in the 1980s. Definitely a classic comedy to check out.
Sausage Party (2016)
Think Toy Story but a million times more raunchy and disgusting. Sausage Party, directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon (with a story by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill), is an animated film that is about as dirty as you can get. It follows several food store items that are sentient, and try to escape when they find out what humans really do to them once they leave the store.
This movie… will forever live in my memory, for years to come, because my silly head decided to drag my whole family to the theater to go see this movie the night before I went off to college – so that was fun.
Regardless, Sausage Party is a fun freaking time and not for the faint of heart, but if you can handle the raunchiness of it, it’s so funny. Plus, there’s even a sequel – Sausage Party: Foodtopia TV series – coming out soon, so better be sure to check that out. Just don’t have your kids watch it – please.
Long Shot (2019)
Starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, Long Shot is a rom-com that follows the story of a journalist who reunites with his babysitter from when he was a kid when she decides to run for presidency. They grow closer as time goes on when she hires him as her speechwriter.
I remember when this film first came out, I was nervous about it because I didn’t think politics and rom-com’s could really go together that well. But after watching Long Shot, I can thankfully say that I really enjoyed the heck out of this movie. The love story is fun and obviously with Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, the comedy is great.
Dumb Money (2023)
Remember when the stock of GameStop randomly went up a crazy amount in 2021? That’s what Dumb Money documents. The movie, based on the book The Antisocial Network, chronicles the story of how several people used hype and online social media to create waves in the stock market.
While this is based on a true event, Dumb Money is surprisingly funny and has the cast to prove it, with actors such as Pete Davidson, Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman and more showing their comedic talents. But it also shows a lot of heart too and how one instance can change your life forever. I’m not even a huge fan of stocks and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
If you want a cute little comedy film that is perfect for the whole family, then Paddington is the movie for you. This film, starring Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, is a semi-animated comedy film that tells the story of Paddington the Bear, an anthropomorphic bear who travels to London after leaving his home in Peru, and is adopted by a family.
Paddington – as well as its sequel – is a pure delight, through and through. You’ll laugh your heart out, and then proceed to cry because the film is so touching. It’s kind, heartfelt, and will make you want to be a better person by the end, while also making you laugh. It’s the perfect film for couples, children, and everyone alike. And now, with Paddington in Peru confirmed, I think it’s time to watch the first.
I have a feeling that once you give these movies a shot, you’ll be laughing your butt off just like I am. Happy viewing!
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