20 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix Right Now [February 2023]: The Nice Guys, Glass Onions – Knives Out a Mystery, Moxie, and More

Are you looking for some good comedy movies to watch on Netflix? Check out the list here.


Netflix has quickly become the go-to streaming platform for people worldwide who want to watch their favourite movies repeatedly. Not only does Netflix release new movies, but it also has a great selection of movies released in theaters many years ago. Netflix has something for everyone with genres like comedy, romance, action, horror, adventure, fantasy, crime, thriller, and more.

Are you looking for some good comedy movies to watch on Netflix? If so, we’ve got you covered! Below, we have listed some of the best comedy movies that are available on Netflix right now. These movies have received love from viewers and were also appreciated by critics. So, if you’re looking for good movies to watch this weekend or day off, check out the list below!

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Top Comedy Movies on Netflix: Star Cast, Storyline, IMBD Rating, and More

Movie name IMDb rating
The Nice Guys 7.3
Glass Onions – Knives Out a Mystery 7.3
Moxie  6.7
The Bad Guys 6.8
21 Jump Street 7.2
Do Revenge 6.3
The Mitchells vs. The Machines 7.6
The Addams Family 6.9
Paddington  7.8
Murder Mystery 6.0
The Love Birds 6.1
She’s Gotta Have it 6.8
I Care a Lot 6.3
Bad trip 6.5
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 7.8
Eurovision Song Contest-The Story of Fire saga 6.5
Pineapple Express 6.9
Hail Caesar 6.3
Dolemite is my Name 7.2
Always be my maybe 6.8


The Nice Guys (2016)

Shane Black, the writer/director of this movie, has proven himself to be the king of crackling neo-noir. The story in this movie follows private eye Holland March, and fixer Jackson Healy, coming together to investigate the vanishing of a young woman. The movie is a great example of playing with genre conventions and film tropes to completely reverse expectations. This movie had the potential of being a massive hit and spawning an amazing comic franchise. Till then, there’s just this one movie that you can treasure. 

Cast-Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David, and Kim Basinger

Release date-3rd June 2016

Duration-1h 56 min

Genre-Action, comedy, crime

Director-Shane Black

Producer – Joel Silver

Glass Onions – A Knives out Mystery (2022)

Known simply as Glass Onions, this 2022 American mystery film is the directorial venture of Rian Johnson and has been produced by Ram Bergman and Johnson. It serves as the sequel to the 2019 movie Knives Out, as master detective Benoit Blanc tackles a new case. To take on this new case he travels to Greece, a foreign land. What happens in the movie? Does Blanc manage to solve the case or will he be bested by forces unknown? Watch this movie and find out. 

Cast – Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Hugh Grant, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Katherine Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Noah Segan, Jackie Hoffman, Madelyn Cline,Ethan Hawke, Dallas Roberts, Stephen Sondheim, Natasha Lyonne, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Serena Williams.

Release Date – 23rd December 2022

Duration – 2h 20 min

Genre-Comedy, Crime, Drama.

Director –Rian Johnson

Producer – Ram Bergman and Rian Johnson

Moxie (2021)

This movie is based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu, directed by Amy Poehler who also appears in the movie. The story revolves around a shy teenager, who, inspired by stories of her mother’s rebellious years, launches an anonymous protest against sexism in the school, with the support of a few friends. A talented young cast and an adorable, romantic subplot, make this movie a must-watch. 

Cast-Amy Poehler, Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Alycia Pascual-Pena

Release date-3rd March, 2021

Duration-1h 51 min

Genre-Comedy, drama, music. 

Director-Amy Poehler

Producer – Amy Poehler 

The Bad Guys 

This animated comedy also doubles up as a heist movie, with some of the most impressive visuals of the year. In this story we are introduced to Mr Wolf, the leader of the robber gang “The Bad Guys’, who participate in high-stakes thefts. Unfortunately, the gang gets caught and the group faces rehabilitation. The rest of the gang shrugs it off however Mr Wolf considers the possibilities of turning good and how that may be as worthwhile as going bad. This movie is very captivating, and it is interesting to see these animal criminals trying to reform. 

Cast-Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, Richard Ayoade, and Zazie Beetz

Release date – 22nd April, 2022

Duration-1h 40 min

Genre-Animation, adventure, comedy

Director-Pierre Perifel

Producer –  DreamWorks Animation Studios 

21 Jump Street 

21 Jump Street is an adaptation which converted the moody late-80s police procedural into a buddy-cop comedy. The movie is really good and really funny. The story follows Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko, working undercover at a high school to track down whoever is selling a new drug called HFS. 21 Jump Street is a great modern take on the buddy-cop comedy and not having seen it is not an option, so make sure you watch it today. 

Cast-Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Brie Larson, Dave Franco

Release date-16th March 2012

Duration-1h 49 min

Genre-Action, comedy, crime

Director-Phil Lord, Chris Miller. 

Producer – Neal H Moritz, Stephen J Cannell

Do Revenge (2022)

Directed by Jennifer Kaytlin Robinson, the story of the movie revolves around a high school girl named Drea, who is quite popular at her school and is also dating a popular boy named Max. However, things go south when Max releases Drea’s sex tape but do not accept that he was behind releasing that video. After this incident, even Drea’s best friends turn their back on her, and almost everyone in the school starts treating her differently. After the incident, she is sent to work at a tennis camp, where she meets Eleanor, who is also joining Rosehill for her senior year. Eleanor tells Drea that a girl named Carissa at Rosehill started a rumour which ruined her life, which made her start therapy to get over it. Since people at Rosehill have no idea that Drea and Eleanor know each other, they make a plan to take revenge from the people who have wronged them in the past. Thus, Eleanor takes revenge with Max and his friends, whereas Drea takes revenge on Carissa. However, things start to change when Drea learns about their true identity of Eleanor, which results in both of them turning against each other. The movie was released on the online streaming platform Netflix on September 16th, 2022. 

Cast: Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke, Austin Abrams, Rishi Shah, Talia Ryder, Alisha Boe, Ava Capri, Jonathan Daviss, Paris Berelic, Sophie Turner, Sarah Michelle Gelllar, and others. 

Release Date: September 16 2022

Duration: 118 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Jennifer Kaytlin Robinson

Producers: Jennifer Kaytlin Robinson, Anthony Bregman, Peter Cron

Me Time (2022)

Directed by John Hamburg, the story of the movie revolves around the life of Sonny, who is a stay-at-home father and invests most of his time spending time with his family, who he loves the most. His best friend, Huck, whom he stopped meeting with, calls Sonny and invites him to his birthday celebration. After facing a near-death experience on Huck’s birthday, Sonny rejects his proposal. After his wife and kids go away for a while, Sonny finds himself alone and seems to have a lot of time alone. He agrees to go to Huck’s birthday celebration to make the most of his time. However, his life falls apart when Sonny offers Huck his birthday celebration at his house when his wife returns and finds the house in bad condition, Sonny’s wife advices him to stay away from her and the kids for a while. For the rest of the movie, Sonny spends his time trying to undo things with his wife and with all the people he has wronged. The movie was released on Netflix on August 26th, 2022. 

Cast: Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, regina Hall, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Jimmy O. Yang, John Amos, Anna Maria Horsford, Andrew Santino, Naomi Ekperigin, and others. 

Release Date: August 26, 2022

Duration: 101 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: John Hamburg, Kevin Hart, Bryan Smiley

Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

Directed by Noel Wells, the story of the movie revolves around a twenty-five-year-old comedian Emily Martin, who has returned to her hometown Austin, Texas, to bid farewell to her beloved deceased cat and tries to get comfortable with her past so that it does not affect her future. Not having an apartment anymore, Emily is staying with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. The movie was released on the online streaming platform Netflix on October 17th, 2017.

Cast: Noel Wells, Nich Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, Andre Hylamd. Doug Benson, Armen Weitzman, Sergio Cilli, and Carley Wolf. 

Release Date: October 27, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Noel Wells

Producers: Micheal B. Clark, Chris Ohlson, Alex Turtletaub

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Day Shift (2022)

Directed by J.J. Perry, the movie’s story revolves around the life of a blue-collar father named Bud Jablonski, who works as a pool cleaner to provide for his family, his real job being of hunting vampires and killing them. One day at work, he meets two vampires and, after several tries, kills them by pulling their fangs with pliers and later tries to sell these fangs. To provide for her daughter, who will soon start school in Florida, Bud returns to hunt the vampires and join the vampire hunting union. What follows next is how Bud, along with his partners at the union, tackles the vampire situation and kill them. The movie was released on the online streaming platform Netflix on August 12th, 2022.

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Meagan Good, Karla Souza, Steve Howey, Schott Adkins, Oliver Masucci, Eric Lange, Peter Stormare, and Zion Broadnax. 

Release Date: August 12, 2022

Duration: 114 minutes

Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Director: J.J. Perry

Producers: Shaun Redick, Yvette Yates, Redick, Chad Stahelski, Jason Spitz

I Care a Lot (2021)

Directed by J Blakeson, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a con artist Marla Grayson, who moves older people to an assisted living facility where she claims cannot take of themselves where they are not kept in contact with their loved ones. While the elders are living in the house under Marla’s help, she sells off their entire properties and belongings for personal gain. While selling off the property belonging to a woman named Jennifer Peterson, Marla gets trapped in her trap and is conned by the woman who does not reveal her identity to Marla. Things start to go south when Marla is kidnapped, which makes her take revenge. The movie was released on the online streaming platform Netflix on February 19, 2021.

Cast: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza Gonzalez, Dianne Wiest, Chris Messina, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Macon Blair, Alicia Witt, Damian Young, and Nicholas Logan.

Release Date: February 19, 2021

Duration: 118 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime

Director: J Blakeson

Producers: J Blakeson, Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman, Michael Heilmler

Bad Teacher (2011)

Directed by Jake Kasdan, the movie’s plot revolves around the life of a woman named Elizabeth Halsey, who returns to teach at a school after her fiancé breaks off the engagement as he claimed her to be a gold digger. Awful at her job, Elizabeth’s only motive for teaching is to save up some money for breast implant surgery. However, when a handsome new rich teacher joins the school, and a bonus is announced for teachers whose class scores the highest marks, Elizabeth becomes very active in teaching her students. The story flows, and we see how far Elizabeth could go to woo the new teacher and win the bonus to get her breast implants. The movie was released on June 24, 2011, and is now available on the streaming platform Netflix.

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins, Dave Allen, Jilian Armenante, Matther J. Evans, Kaitlyn Dever, and others. 

Release Date: June 24, 2011

Duration: 92 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director: Jake Kasdan

Producers: Jimmy Miller, David Householter

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Bullet Train (2022)

Directed by David Leitch, the plot of the movie takes place in a bullet train in Tokyo that has a man named ‘Ladybug’ on board, which is just covering up for his sick colleague. He is on a mission to bring back a briefcase full of cash to his master Maria, that can be found on the train. In the train, four more assassins go by the code names Lemon, Tangerine, the Wolf, and the Hornet, who are travelling in the train with the same motive, to steal the briefcase. Throughout the train journey, Ladybug has to fight off these assassins in order to retrieve the suitcase, which makes him worry that he might end up losing his life. The movie was released on the online streaming platform Netflix on August 5th, 2022. 

Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A. Martinez Ocasio, Sandra Bullock, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman, Masi Oka, and Karen Fukuhara. 

Release Date: August 5, 2022

Duration: 126 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Action, Thriller

Director: David Leitch

Producers: David Leitch, Kelly McCormick, Antoine Fuqua

Senior Year (2022)

Directed by Alex Hardcastle, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a 17-year-old cheerleader named Stephanie, currently in her senior year, aspires to become a prom queen. One day during a cheerleading performance, Stephanie is betrayed by her fellow cheerleaders resulting into several injuries which puts her into a coma. After twenty years, Stephanie, who is now 37, wakes up from her coma, and finds out that she has missed most of her life and also one of the main nights of her life: Prom. To live her dream of becoming a prom queen, Stephanie joins a new high school and gives her best to win the most desired title. The movie was released on Netflix on 13th May, 2022. 

Cast: Rebel Wilson, Angourie Rice, Sam Richardson, Zaire Adams, Zoe Chao, Ana Yi Puig, Mary Holland, Molly Brown, Justin Hartley, Tyler Barnhardlt, Chris Parnell, Lucy Taylor, and others.

Release Date: 13 May, 2022 

Duration: 111 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Alex Hardcastle 

Producers: Todd Garner, Rebel Wilson, Timothy M. Bourne, Chris Bender

Friends with Benefits (2011)

Directed by Will Gluck, the story of the movie revolves around the lives of two people residing in New York, Jamie Rellis and Dylan Francis Harper Jr. Jamie is a recruiter who provides job to Dylan by signing a one-year contract which helps her earn a commission and they soon become good friends. However, things take a turn when they decide to have sex with no strings attached, but it is later when they discover that sex does nothing but complicate things, breaking off their friendship. The story flows of how they mend things, leave their past relationship aside, and work as two professionals.

The movie was released on July 22, 2011. 

Cast: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg, Nolan Gould, Richard Jenkins, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Andy Samberg, Shaun White, Courtney Henggler, and others.

Release Date: July 22, 2011

Duration: 109 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director: Will Gluck

Producers: Will Gluck, Liz Gotzer, Martin Shafer, Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker

The Other Guys (2010)

Directed by Adam McKay, the movie’s story revolves around the lives of two police officers from New York City, named Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz, who are just the opposite of each other. After having been assigned to investigate a case together, both Allen and Terry take advantage of the opportunity and solve the case just like the famous detectives Chris Danson and P.K. Highsmith, who are known to be the best policemen of NYPD. However, as they are investigating the case some things happen that they had never imagined and discover things that shakes them, which results in wrecking their plan. The movie was released on August 10, 2010. 

Cast: Will Farrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Lindsay Sloane, Natalie Zea, Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., Viola Harris, Rob Heubel, Brett Gelman, Bobby Cannanvale and others.

Release Date: August 10, 2010

Duration: 107 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime

Director: Adam McKay

Producers: Adam McKay, Will Garrell, Jimmy Miller, Patrick Crowley

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Look Both Ways (2022)

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a teenager named Natalie who has sex with her friend Gabe. On her graduation night, when Natalie feels sick, she takes a pregnancy test, and her life diverges into two parallel realities. In one parallel, her pregnancy test comes out to be positive, which makes her move back to her parent’s house, where her parents advise her to pursue her career in animation while also focusing on her motherhood.

On the other hand, in another parallel reality, her pregnancy test comes out to be negative, which gives her the opportunity to move to Los Angeles and follow her dream. She applied to become the assistant of a famous animator named Lucy Galloway. The movie was released on the online streaming platform Netflix on August 17th, 2022.

Cast: Lili Reinhart, Danny Ramirez, David Corenswet, Aisha Dee, Andrea Savage, Luke Wilson, Nia Long, Elisa Annette, and Amanda Kanpic.  

Release Date: August 17, 2022

Duration: 110 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: Wanuri Kahiu 

Producers: Bryan Unkeless, Eric Newman, Jessica Malanaphy

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Directed by Nahnatchka Khan, the story of the movie revolves around the lives of two childhood friends, Sasha Tran and Marcus Kim, who grew up together and were each other’s neighbour, in San Francisco. They both reconcile after sixteen years when they lose contact with each other. Sasha becomes a famous chef and is engaged, whereas Marcus lives with his father, and performs at a local bar with his band. After meeting, they both become friends again, and Marcus admits to having feelings for Sasha to his father. Things between them oscillate when both of their careers take a leap resulting in complicating their relationship. The movie was released on Netflix on May 31, 2019. 

Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Jame Saito, Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Karan Soni, Charlyne Yi, Susan Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Keanu Reeves, Lyrics Born, and others.    

Release Date: May 31, 2019

Duration: 102 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

Producers: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Erin Westerman, Nathan Kahane 

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a guy named Cal, who is left heartbroken when her wife, Emily of twenty years suddenly asks for a divorce. He would often go to a bar and whine about her marriage, where he meets a guy named Jacob, who offers him help. Jacob gives Cal a makeover which would help him get more ladies and hence, get back into the game. After having a one-night stand with someone, Cal realizes that he still loves his ex-wife Emily and wishes to win her back. At the same time, Jacob falls in love with a girl he once picked up at the bar, who turns him down since she already has a boyfriend. The movie was released on July 29th, 2011. 

Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, John Carroll Lynch, Josh Groban, Analeigh Tipton, Jonah Bobo, Joey King, Beth Littleford, Julianna Guill, and others.    

Release Date: July 29, 2011

Duration: 118 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Director: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

Producers: Steve Carell, Denise Di Novi 

Set it up (2018)

Directed by Claire Scanlon, the movie’s story revolves around the lives of two assistants named, Harper Moore and Charlie Young, who are assistants to Kirsten and Rick, respectively. Working in the same building, they meet one night when they have to arrange dinner for their respective bosses. When Harper has no cash to pay for Kirsten’s dinner, Charlie offers her to take one of the meals so that she can give it to her boss and not get fired. Both Kirsten and Rick are single, making them spend more time at their jobs, resulting in both Harper and Charlie working till late hours. One day both Harper and Charlie come together to make a plan to set up their bosses, and they make them cross paths with each other on several occasions. Their plan becomes successful when Rick and Kirsten start seeing each other. In the midst of setting their bosses, both Charlie and Harper also fall in love with each other. The movie was released on Netflix on June 15, 2018.

Cast: Zoey Deutch, Gien Powell, Lucy Liu, Tay Diggs, Joan Smalls, Meredith Hagner, Pete Davidson, Jon Rudnitsky, Tituss Burgess, Noah Robbins, and Jaboukie Young-White. 

Release Date: June 15, 2018

Duration: 105 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director: Claire Scanlon 

Producers: Justin Nappi, Juliet Berman

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, the story of the movie revolves around a seventeen-year-old girl named Nadine Franklin, who has a love-hate relationship with her popular brother Darian and her mother, Mona. Nadine was only close to her father, Tom, who passed away when she was only thirteen. During a party, Nadine and her best friend Krista get drunk, which results in Krista giving a handjob to her brother Darian. When Nadine learns about the same, her friendship with Krista becomes complicated, and she starts dating her brother, making her school life worse. The movie was released in theatres on November 18, 2016. 

Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Hayden Szeto, Kyra Sedgwick, Eric Keenleyside, Alexander Calvert, Nesta Cooper, and Meredith Monroe. 

Release Date: November 18, 2016

Duration: 104 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig

Producers: James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai, Julie Ansell

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So if you’re looking for a good laugh and some fun comfort films to watch, check out these trending comedies available on Netflix. From zany romantic comedies to silly slapstick humor, these movies will surely have you laughing from the comfort of your home. So invite friends or family, make some popcorn, and get ready to enjoy some of the funniest films.