The five best action comedies to watch on Netflix
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The five best action comedies to watch on Netflix

Action comedies have been the longest last genre to provide uncensored entertainment to all sects of audiences. Perfect for catching a break from the ever-rising pressures of life, action comedies offer audiences the opportunity to switch off their weary brains and enjoy. Thankfully, Netflix is full of them.

If you are in need of a new watch list, these five best action comedies currently streaming on Netflix serve as the perfect weekend virtual getaway. 

However, let’s navigate our focus back to the following list of non-stop entertainment and hop on the train before these titles leave the streamer. This list will steer clear of the classic hits that do not necessarily need a special mention.

There is still room on the streaming platform for Bullet Train, Rush Hour, The Man from Toronto, and 22 Jump Street, amongst many others. But these titles have that extra slice of comedy.

The five best action comedies to watch on Netflix

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 journey to save the world from the wrath of not-so-sentient machines.

With animation surging to the top, these well-executed movies deserve equal attention. You can catch the movie playing on Netflix right here.

4. Central Intelligence (2016)

Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson) is an average kid who was bullied back in school for being overweight. However, during his reunion, he makes his comeback with a body that has been trained for years. Lean and muscular and big enough to scare off any bullies, Bob feels strong. He bumps into Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) who misses his best days as an athlete. But what happens when the two reunite?

Calvin is unaware of how Bob is now a CIA agent who needs his help to save a compromised SPY satellite system. A world of chaos is ready to unleash upon the notorious duo. What happens next? Find out for yourself! Catch this movie streaming on Netflix here.

3. The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

One of the world’s most notorious hitmen now needs a bodyguard. The bodyguard is the world’s top protection agent. For the longest time, they have been arch-enemies. But what happens when both their lives are at stake and the only way they can see the light at the end of the tunnel is by helping each other?

Two hours of complete badassery and a must-watch for every entertainment junkie. A visual pleasure by the iconic comedic duo of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. Other stars that will light up your screens include the incredible Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman, Elodie Young, and Richard E. Grant amongst others. Tune in now on Netflix.

2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Fun, wild-spirited, and random. Jumanji is the literal game of a movie, wherein a group of friends discover a dusty and old console and get swooped into the world of Jumanji. Where they have limited lives and all play characters with some kind of special powers.

However, the game gets a lot more tricky than that. A star-studded performance with Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas, amongst many others. Filled with fantasy, drama, and a giving and crazy world. Hop on this adventurous journey on Netflix here.

1. Murder Mystery 2 (2023)

What happens when the iconic couple Audrey (Jennifer Aniston) and Nick Spitz (Adam Sandler) are back on one of their classic adventures? The Maharaja is getting married, and he wants his man Nick on board for what looks like the wedding of the decade. While everything shines and glitters, it is not necessarily gold. Right in the midst of all the colourful festivities, the Maharaja goes missing.

The couple takes charge of the situation and delves deeper into his kidnapping, with an amusing outcome in the end. What happens? Find out for yourself through this true audiovisual treat.Watch this absolute delight on Netflix here.