Often one needs a break from the repetitiveness of everyday life whilst indulging in some light and aggressive humour. One just gotta laugh it off sometimes. Comedy as a genre not only helps heal but also helps one take their minds off the chaos that is life. Aggressive humour is used in a witty way in this genre of fiction that consists of discourses with rather off-the-beat plots. The genre itself provides entertainment to all sects of society, where we can all sit together and have a good laugh.
However, being one of the oldest genres, it becomes more and more difficult to produce original tropes. Kevin Hart and Ryan Reynolds continue to be the kings of comedy. Nonetheless, a number of debutant directors and actors in this genre are adding the missing element over the years. Other alumni of this school of the film include Chris Pratt, Will Smith, Seth Rogan, and of course the real OG, Adam Sandler.
Whilst looking for brilliant comedy plots we stumbled upon a list of insanely hilarious ones. And these crooked films will force you to fade away into the world of fiction for as long as you want them to. Take a break from realism to walk into the world of magical realism, fantasy, and fictional humour. Don’t let the fiction fool you though! All of these films continue to cover social injustices through the world of comedy. So without further ado let’s dive into your weekend watchlist right here!
9 best comedy movies on Netflix now
9. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Almost homeless and cashless Cassius Green (LaKeith Lee Stanfield) ends up finding a macabre universe of telemarketing. He happens to find himself the magical key to exponential growth in the professional world. That key is using a “white” voice.
When he begins to climb the ladders within the corporation, his friends and people working with him organize several protests. The fight was against the very concept of his work and the role of systemic oppression within his world. Soon the protagonist falls under the spells of his cocaine-sniffing capitalist ideal, Steve Lift (Armie Hammer) who offers him a deal too good to turn down. Watch the trailer here!
Sorry to Bother You (2018) is streaming on Netflix now!
8. Senior Year (2022)
Rebel Wilson has struck again. The queen of comedy takes on a modern version of 13 Going on 30. Only this time the protagonist awakens from a 20-year-old coma as a 37-year-old. Comedy or horror? Unsure of the genre?
Watch her take back her old life and everything she missed out on when she returns to high school to finish her diploma. Watch the trailer here!
Senior Year (2022) streaming on Netflix now!
7. Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Unfortunately, this comic creation is no longer present on the streamer for each country. But if you are lucky, your country’s audience kept comedy alive. Set in the early 1950s, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) works as the go-to problem solver on sets at Capitol Pictures.
For Mannix’s newest challenge, he faces the cast and crew of a swords-and-sandals epic Hail, Caesar! Whilst a costume rehearsal Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) gets kidnapped, and the studio is hit with a whopping amount of $100,000.
If the studio fails to pay the lump sum, the movie star will face his end. You might also catch your favourite Magic Mike character, Channing Tatum in there! Watch the trailer here!
6. I Care a Lot (2020)
We can never forget the masterpiece of Gone Girl. Neither can we ever forget the girl from the former who gave an outstanding performance, Rosamund Pike. Watch her flaunt her versatility as a performer in the one-of-a-kind comedy movie with a twisty plot.
She plays the role of a rather shady legal guardian (Marla Grayson) who eventually gets karma for her misdeeds when she messes with the wrong woman, Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest). Other famous artists in the plot include our favourite Peter Dinklage, Eiza Gonzalez, and Chris Messina.
I Care a Lot (2020) is streaming on Netflix now!
5. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)
If you like animation, we have reached our personal favourite destination. Covering the life of Katie Mitchell in a world highly modernised with machines taking over the world. The story begins with Katie getting into film school. The family’s decision to take a cross-country road trip to bond before she embarks on her new journey. However, they are soon interrupted by an evil electronic uprising.
The Mitchells befriend two of the robots and take on a journey to save the world from the wrath of not-so-sentient machines. Watch the trailer now!
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) streaming on Netflix now!
4. The Nice Guys (2016)
Ryan Gosling plays the role of Holland March, who is a private eye. Whereas Russell Crowe plays the role of a hired enforcer, who gets paid to hurt others. The duo forms an unlikely bond over the disappearance of Margaret Qualley, playing Amelia.
Soon they realise the deep pit they are stuck in when they realise the dangers stuck with the case. Find out more this weekend by adding this charmer to your list on Netflix. Find the trailer here!
3. Day Shift (2022)
A star-studded fantasy comedy starring Jamie Fox as Bud Jablonski. As the name suggests, his side job is killing vampires and selling their teeth. To the eyes of others, he is your daily pool cleaner. One of the sharpest at his jobs, he meets his family at crossroads when his wife wants to move away to a different state for not being able to afford her daughter a comfortable lifestyle in California.
Soon Bud is back at his old gig in the union with a couple of days at hand to hold onto his family and provide them with a life they deserve. How does he manage to do that whilst being hunted by the head of the vampire clan, Audrey (Karla Souza)? My personal favourite adding to the cast was of course, Snoop Dogg (Big John Elliott). Others include Dave Franco (Seth), Meagan Good (Jocelyn), and Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Heather). If you wish for entertainment, Hollywood has got you. Check out the trailer here!
Day Shift (2022) streaming on Netflix now!
2. Look Both Ways (2022)
Our favourite Riverdale actor Lili Reinhart acts as the protagonist here alongside supporting actor Aisha Dee playing Cara, her friend. The film is a beautiful comedy narrating her life in two different parallel realities. One in which she becomes pregnant on the eve of her college graduation and the other where she doesn’t.
For the former, she traverses through the struggles of becoming a young mother in Texas. On the other, she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her career. One of the most riveting approaches in the world of contemporary filmmaking. Give this marvel of a movie a shot, you will be mesmerised by the directorial charmer. But first, the trailer!
Look Both Ways (2022) streaming on Netflix now!
1. This Is the End (2013)
Based on almost the real world, this film tries to cover a fictional apocalyptic situation through the lens of real Hollywood. Actor James Franco throws a massive party with all kinds of celebrities. Including his closest, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Jay Baruchel. Soon, the world is hit with a massive apocalypse forcing the group to be stuck inside Franco’s house.
The journey closely covers how six friends deal with the world ending and narrowing supplies present in the house. Quite the plot. Add it to your watch list now, but first, the trailer!
This Is the End (2013) is streaming on Netflix now!