Julian Dennison looking tough

While the streaming landscape has become more and more crowded over the years, the name most closely associated with movies-on-demand remains Netflix. A pioneer in offering a massive library of content for a few bucks a month, Netflix’s catalog of movies is among streaming’s most impressive.

The behemoth streamer offers a particularly delightful assortment of comedies. There are thousands of choices available to the discerning fan of all that’s funny, spread across dozens of categories. You want something darkly humorous? You’ve got it. Interested in cerebral laughs? No problem. Hungry for out-and-out slapstick? Get ready for satisfaction. These are the 55 most chuckle-inducing, funny bone-tickling, and laugh-out-loud comedy movies currently available to stream on Netflix.

Updated on January 27, 2023: Like any streaming service, Netflix adds and removes titles all the time. We’ll be keeping this list updated, to reflect these comings and goings. Be sure to check back every month to keep up on the funniest comedies currently available on Netflix.

21 Jump Street

Jonah Hill braces 21 Jump Street

"21 Jump Street" embraces the ridiculous and far-fetched premise of the late ’80s TV show upon which it’s based and takes it to its silliest heights, satirizing police movies, teen movies, and mismatched duo movies. Schmidt and Jenko are a pair of young police detectives and best-friends-forever tasked with going undercover in a Los Angeles high school in order to uncover a drug ring pushing a troubling narcotic. Neither one of them looks remotely high school-age however, but that doesn’t matter so much as their approach to reliving high school. Schmidt was a nerd, and he has to come to terms with his past while trying to pass as a cool teen now. On the other hand, Jenko — a jocky and cocky big man on campus back in the day — has a surprisingly hard time fitting in amongst today’s highly intelligent, high-achieving young people.

  • Directors: Phil Lord and Chris Miller
  • Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Rating: R

Always Be My Maybe

Randall Park and Ali Wong arm in arm

Star Ali Wong co-wrote this romantic comedy, which combines ’90s throwbacks with sparkling wit. As children growing up in San Francisco, Sasha and Marcus were best friends and neighbors. Latchkey kid Sasha frequently hung out at Marcus’ house, where she learned to cook from his mother. Their friendship blossomed into romance, but one physically awkward attempt to take it to the next level cut things short. 15 years later, Sasha is an acclaimed chef while Marcus is a bar musician drifting through life. They might be perfect for each other after all — too bad Sasha’s dating Keanu Reeves. Yes, we’re talking the Keanu Reeves, playing a hilariously heightened version of himself.

  • Director: Nahnatchka Khan
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
Eric Andre in Bad Trip
Jason Bateman in Bad Words
Buster Scruggs playing guitar
Zach Galifianakis with fern
Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek in The Breaker Upperers
Brad Pitt as Ladybug
Tom Hanks in The 'Burbs
Sandra Oh looking distressed
Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke walking
Eddie Murphy as Dolemite
Leonardo DiCaprio in Don't Look Up
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams singing
Chevy Chase in Fletch
Radha Blank drinks
Carol Burnett and Alan Alda arguing
Will Forte as Doug Kenney
Benoit Blanc glancing sideways
Sandy and Pink Ladies at lunch
George Clooney in Hail, Caesar!
Julian Dennison smears mud
Rosamund Pike in I Care a Lot
Jessica James on the subway
Randall Park in The Interview
Ed Harris in Kodachrome
Graham Chapman grimacing Life of Brian
Kristen Bell biting lip
Adam Scott in Little Evil
Jason Mantzoukas talking
Rafe Spall lying in bed
Green Worm in Mascots
Brunette kid holding guitar
Julian Barratt as Mindhorn
Mitchell family walks away from fire
Knights singing
Noel Wells in Mr. Roosevelt
Holland March looking stern
Sherman Klump wearing bow tie
Steve Martin dressed as cowboy
Seth Rogen with arm around Danny McBride
Ramona Flowers glancing sideways
Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell smile
Nola Darling smiling
Malin Akerman in The Sleepover
LaKeith Stanfield in Sorry to Bother You
Paul Rudd in This is 40
Lara Jean hugging banister
Arnold Schwarzenegger looking confused
Kimmy Schmidt on lawnmower
John Beckwith and Claire Cleary smiling
Adam Driver in White Noise
Jake Johnson wide eyed on phone
Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch holding wineglasses