16 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix [January 2023]: Star Cast, Storyline, IMDb Rating and More

Comedy movies are fun to watch. They provide a good distraction from life and let you have some light-hearted fun. However, picking which movie to watch can be a laborious task. Netflix has a vast library of content, and it is easy to get lost. There is a lot of content being added on a daily basis and you might not know the best that the platform has to offer. But you don’t have to worry as we have curated the list of best movies that are currently streaming on Netflix India. So do check you our list and let us know which of these did you enjoy watching the most.

List of Best Comedy Movies on Netflix

Movie Name IMDB Rating
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 8.2
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 7.8
The Mitchells vs. The Machines  7.6 
21 Jump Street  7.2
Don’t Look Up 7.2
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 7.2
Dolemite Is My Name 7.2
Pineapple Express 6.9
Always Be My Maybe 6.8
She’s Gotta Have It 6.8
Bad Trip  6.5 
Army of Thieves 6.4
Red Notice 6.3
The Lovebirds 6
The Man From Toronto 5.8
Yes Day 5.7

1) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, the movie’s story revolves around King Arthur and his Knights. “The Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail.”  The movie is absurd as well as witty but it does deliver good laughs. 

Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and others. 

Release Date: May 26, 1975

Duration: 92 minutes

Genre: British, Action and Adventure, Comedy, Satires, Independent Movies

Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Producer: Mark Forstater, Michael White

2) Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

The story of the movie revolves around the life of an abandoned child named Ricky, who is taken by police officers named Paula and Andy, and is sent to live with his foster aunt Bella and her husband Hec. After Bella suddenly dies, Ricky, to save himself for the child service, fakes his suicide and flees with his dog into the bush, where he gets lost. However, Hec can find him, and they both go from one hut to another to save themselves from getting arrested. Hec explains to Ricky that he was once arrested for manslaughter and has spent quite a lot of time in prison. When Ricky spends a night at the house of a girl named Kahu, the next morning, when he returns to the hut, he notices some signs that suggest Hec was arrested. Ricky manages to run away from the officers and eventually reunites with Hec. After some unfortunate events, Hec is arrested by the police and Ricky is taken in by Kahu’s family. Will they reunite again?

Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Waita, Rachel House, and others.

Release Date: March 31st, 2016

Duration: 101 minutes

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Director: Taika Waititi

Producer: Carthew Niell, Matt Noonan, Leanne Saunders, Taika Waititi

3) The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021)

Directed by Mike Rianda, the movie’s story revolves around the life of an aspiring filmmaker named Katie, who is soon leaving for college in California. After she gets involved in an argument with her technophobic father, Rick. Following this, Rick decides to take his wife Linda, son Aaron and Katie on a road trip to her college so that it does not affect their relationship. Parallely, an AI virtual assistant PAL is replaced by another assistant by the tech entrepreneur Mark Bowman. This new assistant orders all the robots to capture all the humans and send them to space. When PAL sees Rick and his family, he tries to capture them; however, Rick and his family manage to escape and even try to destroy the PAL and all the other robots. Will they be able to succeed in avoiding them, and dropping Katie to college forms the crux of the movie? It is a fun-filled movie with a lot of family bonding and laughter. 

Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, and others. 

Release Date: April 30th, 2021

Duration: 114 minutes

Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Comedy

Director: Mike Rianda

Producer: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kurt Albrecht

4) 21 Jump Street (2012)

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the story of the movie revolves around the life of Jenko and Schmidt, who meet at the police academy and become good friends. They are assigned a case where they are told to limit the spread of a drug called HFS (“Holy Fucking Shit”), at Sagan High School. They are enrolled in the school, and to crack the case, they are disguised as students. While Jenko takes arts and humanities, Schmidt takes science classes. Through a classmate named Moly, both Schmidt and Jenko are able to track down the leader, a student named Eric. Is he the kingpin, or are more people involved? To know this and more, watch the light-hearted movie 21 Jump Street. 

Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Ice Cube, and others. 

Release Date: March 16th, 2012

Duration: 109 minutes

Genre: Action, Comedy

Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Producer: Neal H. Moritz, Stephen J. Cannell

5) Don’t Look Up (2021)

Directed by Adam McKay, the movie’s story revolves mainly around two low-level astronomers. The two astronomers travel on a media tour to warn humankind about a planet-killing comet hurtling and approaching Earth. The response from the distracted world is ‘Meh’. Netflix on YouTube describes the film as ‘based on real events that haven’t happened – yet’.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, and others. 

Release Date: December 5, 2021 (New York City), December 10, 2021 (United States), December 24, 2021 (Netflix)

Duration: 138 minutes

Genre: Political Satire, Black Comedy, Sci-Fi

Director: Adam McKay

Producer: Adam McKay, Kevin Messick

6) Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)

Detective Benoit Blanc arrives to solve a murder mystery. The story kickstarts when the tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends to his private island, Glass Onion, in Greece for a getaway. The getaway is disrupted when one among them is dead. Detective Benoit Blanc is called to crack the case and find the culprit.

Cast: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom, Jr. Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, and others

Release Date: November 23, 2022 (United States), September 10, 2022 (TIFF)

Duration: 139 minutes

Genre: Mystery, Comedy, Witty

Director: Rian Johnson

Producer: Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson

7) Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

The movie’s story revolves around the real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore. It is a biographical comedy film. Taking the audience back to the 1970s, place LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore makes it big with his raunchy and suggestive alter ego, Dolemite. Dolemite then risks everything to take his act to the big screen. The movie is intimate, heartfelt and raunchy.

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Tituss Burgess, Wesley Snipes, and others.

Release Date: September 7, 2019 (TIFF), October 4, 2019 (United States)

Duration: 118 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Based on real life

Director: Craig Brewer

Producer: Eddie Murphy, John Davis, John Fox

8) Pineapple Express (2008)

The movie’s story revolves around the life of a man named Dale, who visits his drug dealer Saul, and they both smoke the “Pineapple Express”, which is quite rare to find. One day, when Dale visits Ted Jones, he sees Tedd and the police officer Carol Brazier shoot an Asian man, after which Dale quickly leaves and explains everything to Saul. However, Ted gets to know that Dale paid a visit to him since he accidentally dropped his rare marijuana at his place. Ted contracts another drug dealer Red, and she informs them that these belong to a drug dealer named Saul. Now that Ted knows who Dale and Saul are, they try to escape the city and save their lives. What follows next is a series of chaos that also leads to many characters getting killed and injured amidst all the fleeing.  

Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Bill Hader, and others. 

Release Date: August 6th, 2008

Duration: 112 minutes

Genre: Action, Comedy

Director: David Gordon Green 

Producer: Judd Apatow, Shuana Robertson

9) Always Be My Maybe (2019)

The story is about Sasha and Marcus, who meet after 15 years. There was a time once in the past when everyone assumed that Marcus and Sasha would end up together. But they don’t. Reconnecting 15 years later, Sasha, who is now a famous chef and Marcus, who is a hometown musician, reconnect. Sparks of attraction sizzle again, but they struggle to adapt to each other’s current worlds. Always Be My Maybe is a witty and romantic movie that every rom-com lover should watch.

Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Daniel Dae, Kim Keanu Reeves, and others.

Release Date: May 31, 2019

Duration: 102 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Romantic

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

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

10) She’s Gotta Have it (1986)

Directed by Spike Lee, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a woman named Nola, who is a graphic artist living in Brooklyn. Nola can be seen juggling with three guys, Jamie, Greer and Mars, refusing to commit to either of them. When Jamie, Mars, and Greer meet to discuss Nola, Greer says that Nola sees the three as a collective, whereas Jamie and Mars say Nola does not care about either of them. Jamie confronts Nola and asks her to choose only one of them and stay loyal to whoever she chooses. Nola picks Jamie and breaks up with Greer and Mars. However, she soon realizes that her decision to choose Jamie was taken under a moment of weakness and cheats on him. To know what happens next, you will have to watch the movie. 

Cast: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Hicks, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell, and others.

Release Date: August 8th, 1986

Duration: 84 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Spike Lee

Producer: Spike Lee

11) Bad Trip (2021)

The movie’s story revolves around the lives of two best friends named Chris and Bud. Both Chris and Bud take a road trip all the way from Florida to New York City so that Chris can confess his love for his high school crush Maria. While they do so, Bud’s sister Trisha chases them to get back her car from them that they have stolen to go on the road trip. All through the trip, both Chris and Bud face many obstacles, but they describe it to be the best road trip that they have ever been on. You too can get on this fun ride as you watch the movie and see their funny antics. 

Cast: Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, and others.

Release Date: March 26th, 2021

Duration: 84 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Kitao Sakurai

Producer: Eric Andre, Jeff Tremaine, David Bernad, Ruben Fliescher 

12) Army of Thieves (2021)

The movie acts as a prequel to ‘Army of the Dead’. The movie’s story revolves around Ludwig Dieter, a German safecracker, leading a group of thieves on a secret heist. A mysterious lady recruits Ludwig Dieter, a bank teller, to aid her crew in cracking open three safes (legendary) across Europe.  The heist happens during the initial phases of a zombie apocalypse.

Cast:   Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan, Jonathan Cohen, Noémie Nakai, Barbara Meier, Peter Hosking, and others. 

Release Date:  October 29, 2021

Duration: 127 minutes

Genre:  Comedy, Crime Heist

Director:  Matthias Schweighöfer

Producer: Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Wesley Coller, Dan Maag, Matthias Schweighöfer

13) Red Notice (2021)

The story of the movie revolves around an FBI profiler who is pursuing the world’s most wanted art thief. He becomes his partner in crime unwillingly to catch an elusive crook who is always one step ahead. The movie is touted to be exciting, and as the story unfolds, nothing is as it seems. A series of double-crosses is added as a plot twist. It is a mad ride with a lot of action and fun moments, and the terrific cast just makes it one of our favourites. 

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Ritu Arya, Chris Diamantopoulos, and others. 

Release Date:  November 5, 2021

Duration: 118 minutes

Genre:  Action, Comedy

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Producer: Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Rawson Marshall, Thurber Hiram Garcia

14) The Lovebirds (2020)

The life of a couple, Jibran and Leilani, is captured in this movie. The couple has been together for four years. However, their relationship is not personal, and they can often be seen being involved in several arguments over some silly topics. How their lives are changed upside down when one day, while going out to a dinner party, they unintentionally get involved in a murder mystery, which endangers their life. 

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer, and others. 

Release Date: May 22nd, 2020

Duration: 87 minutes

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Michael Showalter

Producer: Tom Lassally, Oly Obst, Martin Gero, Todd Schulman, Jordana Mollick, Issa Rae

15) The Man from Toronto (2022)

The movie revolves around a struggling fitness entrepreneur Teddy, and a mysterious assassin, Randy/ The Man from Toronto. A case of mistaken identity forces the bumbling entrepreneur Teddy to team up with the notorious assassin, The Man from Toronto, to stay alive. The two characters are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental. The film is exciting and goofy. 

Cast: Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Kaley Cuoco, Jasmine Mathews, Lela Loren, Pierson Fodé, Jencarlos Canela, Ellen Barkin, and others.

Release Date: June 24, 2022

Duration: 112 minutes

Genre: Action and Adventure, Comedy

Director: Patrick Hughes

Producer: Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch

16) Yes Day (2021)

Directed by Miguel Arteta, the movie’s story revolves around a parent couple. The mom and Dad, who usually say no, arrive at a decision to say yes to their kids’ requests, even the wildest ones. But there are a few ground rules on a whirlwind day of adventure and fun. The film has a feel-good and goofy vibe. 

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Édgar Ramírez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla, H.E.R./ Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, and others. 

Release Date: March 12, 2021

Duration: 86 minutes

Genre:  Comedy, Family Feature

Director: Miguel Arteta

Producer: Lawrence Grey, Ben Everard, Daniel Rappaport, Nicole King Solaka, Jennifer Garner

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