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10 best funny movies on Amazon Prime Video

2023 is drawing to an end, and there are chances that some of us are experiencing a slight case of the blues, perchance. Funny movies are the perfect lift-me-ups. Amazon Prime Video, the streaming behemoth, has an assortment of hilarious films that will indeed have you laughing non-stop. Prepare to laugh till you drop! We have hand-picked the best funny movies available on Amazon Prime Video, including classics that will never go out of style, new releases that will have you in stitches, hidden gems that will make you swoon, undercover comedies that will blow your mind, and the animated releases that will have you laughing out loud.

Top Comedy Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Zootopia 

IMDb Rating:  8

Zootopia is a masterfully crafted film that combines thought-provoking themes with cutting-edge animation effortlessly. Its inclusive message resonates deeply, capturing the essence of our diverse world. The sumptuous visuals captivate, pushing the boundaries of artistic innovation. The movie strikes the perfect balance, effortlessly entertaining audiences with its quick wit and clever humor. Zootopia was a staggering box office smash, earning $1.025 billion against a budget of $150 million.

Voice Cast:

  •  Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Jason Bateman
  • Idris Elba
  • Jenny Slate
  • Nate Torrence
  • Bonnie Hunt
  • Don Lake
  • Tommy Chong
  • J. K. Simmons
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Alan Tudyk
  • Shakira
Director(s) Byron Howard and Rich Moore
Release Date March 4, 2016
Running Time 108 minutes

Soul 

IMDb Rating:  8

Jamie Foxx leads an exceptional ensemble in this loud and emotionally resonant adventure. In Pixar’s film SOUL, we are introduced to Joe, a talented musician who secures the opportunity of a lifetime at the most prestigious jazz club in the city. However, a single misstep leads Joe to a remarkable location known as The Great Before. There, he teams up with Soul 22 (Tina Fey), and together, they embark on a journey to discover the answers to some of life’s most profound questions. Pixar once again showcases its unrivaled ability to create extraordinary and universally appealing entertainment transcending age boundaries. With Soul, they prove their creative prowess remains as vibrant and awe-inspiring as ever. Soul won the Best Animated Film at the 2021 Oscars.

Voice Cast:

  • Jamie Foxx
  • Tina Fey
  • Graham Norton
  • Rachel House
  • Alice Braga
  • Richard Ayoade
  • Phylicia Rashad
  • Donnell Rawlings
  • Questlove
  • Angela Bassett.
Director Pete Docter
Release Date December 25, 2020
Running Time 101 minutes

The Big Short  

IMDb Rating:  7.8

The Big Short is a film that depicts the true story of four individuals who, as outsiders, could perceive what the big banks, media, and government were unwilling to acknowledge: the impending global economic collapse. Their bold investment takes them into the murky banking world, where trust is scarce, and uncertainty looms over everything and everyone. The film was both a critical and commercial success, grossing $133 million with a budget of $50 million. It received acclaim for various aspects, including the performances of the cast, especially Christian Bale, as well as McKay’s direction, editing, and screenplay. The movie received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, along with nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Bale), and Best Film Editing.

Cast:

  • Christian Bale
  • Steve Carell
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Brad Pitt
Director Adam McKay
Release Date December 11, 2015
Running Time 130 minutes

Captain Fantastic  

IMDb Rating:  7.8

Captain Fantastic is a comedy-drama film written and directed by Matt Ross. The story revolves around a family who, due to unavoidable circumstances, are compelled to reintegrate into society after spending a decade in isolation. The National Board of Review selected the film as one of the top ten independent films in 2016. Additionally, Viggo Mortensen received nominations for the Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and Academy Award for Best Actor.

Cast:

  • Viggo Mortensen
  • Frank Langella
  • Kathryn Hahn
  • Steve Zahn
Director Matt Ross
Release Date July 8, 2016
Running Time 118 minutes

His Girl Friday

IMDb Rating:  7.8

Are you looking for a delightful and entertaining viewing experience? Presenting the sensational choice that is His Girl Friday! Prepare to be captivated by the lightning-fast pace, spark, loud humor, and unforgettable lines of the timeless classic. This cinematic gem has solidified its well-deserved spot among the all-time greats, leaving audiences in awe. The screenplay for the film was based on the 1928 play “The Front Page” written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.

Cast:

  • Cary Grant
  • Rosalind Russell
Director Howard Hawks
Release Date January 18, 1940
Running Time 92 minutes

The Hangover  

IMDb Rating:  7.7

The Hangover successfully captures the perfect balance of raunchy humor with its clever script and hilarious interactions among the characters. The non-stop laughs take center stage, overshadowing any minor flaws. It did well with both critics and audiences. With over $467 million made worldwide, the movie was the tenth highest-grossing flick in 2009. It got a lot of awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It achieved the highest box office revenue for an R-rated comedy in the United States, shattering a record that Beverly Hills Cop had held for nearly 25 years.

Cast:

  • Bradley Cooper
  • Ed Helms
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Heather Graham
  • Justin Bartha
  • Ken Jeong
  • Jeffrey Tambor
Director Todd Phillips
Release Date June 5, 2009
Running Time  minutes

As Good as It Gets  

IMDb Rating:  7.7

As Good as It Gets is a delightful romantic comedy that will make you laugh and feel fabulous. All around, there were outstanding performances. Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt won the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively. Additionally, the movie ranked 140th on Empire magazine’s prestigious list of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. The film was produced with a budget of $50 million and earned an impressive $314.1 million.

Cast:

  • Jack Nicholson
  • Helen Hunt
  • Greg Kinnear
Director James L. Brooks
Release Date December 25, 1997
Running Time 139 minutes

The Big Sick   

IMDb Rating:  7.5

The Big Sick is a unique film that serves as a reminder, with its clever humor and subtle emotional depth, that the most significant moments in life often happen when we deviate from our expected path. The film is refreshingly different because it hasn’t been intentionally designed as a comedy. Instead, the humor arises organically from everyday situations and awkward interactions. The Big Sick is a film about the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani, a comedian born in Pakistan, and Emily Gordon, a graduate student. As they fall in love, they face challenges due to the clash of their different cultures. When Emily becomes ill with a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself in a situation where he must confront her spirited parents, the expectations of his own family, and his own genuine emotions.

Cast:

  • Kumail Nanjiani
  • Zoe Kazan
  • Holly Hunter
  • Ray Romano
  • Adeel Akhtar
  • Anupam Kher
Director Michael Showalter
Release Date June 23, 2017
Running Time 120 minutes

Crazy, Stupid, Love 

IMDb Rating:  7.4

While it may not fully live up to the grandeur of its title, fear not, for this delightful film is overflowing with unapologetic sweetness. Brace yourself for a cinematic experience that will leave you utterly enchanted, thanks to the sheer brilliance of its remarkable ensemble cast. Though it may have flaws, the undeniable allure of Crazy, Stupid Love will surely win your heart and make you forget any minor imperfections. The film had an impressive box office collection of $145 million, surpassing its budget of $50 million. The story revolves around Cal Weaver, a man who recently separated from his partner and embarks on a journey to improve his romantic skills and charm women.

Cast:

  • Steve Carell
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Julianne Moore
  • Emma Stone
  • Marisa Tomei
  • Kevin Bacon
Director(s) Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
Release Date July 29, 2011
Running Time 118 minutes

The Nice Guys 

IMDb Rating:  7.4

The Nice Guys pays homage to the buddy comedies of the past but also brings something fresh with its clever script. The Nice Guys checks all the boxes for an R-rated good time with its fast pace, thrilling set-piece fights, and charming bromance. Critics praised it for its comedic and mysterious elements, as well as for the performances of Crowe and Gosling throughout the film. The film is set in 1977 Los Angeles. It follows private investigator Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and brutal enforcer for hire Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) as they work together to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl (Margaret Qualley).

Cast:

  • Russell Crowe
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Angourie Rice
  • Matt Bomer
  • Margaret Qualley
  • Keith David
  • Kim Basinger
Director Shane Black
Release Date May 20, 2016
Running Time 116 minutes

Funny Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video Funny Movies in Order of IMDb Rating

Movie Name U.S. Release Date Genre IMDb Rating
Zootopia March 4, 2016 Animated Buddy Cop Action Comedy 8
Soul

 

December 25, 2020 Animated Fantasy Comedy-Drama 8
The Big Short December 11, 2015 Biographical Crime Comedy-Drama 7.8
Captain Fantastic July 8, 2016 Comedy 7.8
His Girl Friday January 18, 1940 Screwball Comedy 7.8
The Hangover June 5, 2009 Comedy 7.7
As Good as It Gets December 25, 1997 Romantic Comedy 7.7
The Big Sick June 23, 2017 Romantic Comedy 7.5
Crazy, Stupid, Love July 29, 2011 Romantic Comedy 7.4
The Nice Guys May 20, 2016 Neo-Noir Buddy Action Comedy 7.4
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Surya Ravi, an MBA in HR and Marketing, is an aspiring writer, kindle published author and translator. Hailing from the city of pearls, Hyderabad, her strengths are her spirit and optimism. An avid reader, a die-hard romantic at heart, she is a cinema buff and keenly follows the global tele-world. She has found her calling in writing.