The best Netflix comedy movies: our selection!

The best Netflix comedy movies: our selection!

Netflix has enough material to guarantee hours and hours of entertainment without getting off the couch. This is our selection of the best comedies available to stream on Netflix right now!

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

This Netflix original production and an anthology film by the Coen brothers show a mixture of a western and black comedy set in a nostalgic scenario. With six independent stories told in different chapters all with their own characters and aesthetics. The Cohens have explained that it took them a quarter of a century to write the script for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which was originally intended to be a series. The cast includes Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, and Tom Waits. It was well-received by the critics and received three Oscar nominations.

Life of Brian

After its release in 1979, it didn’t take long for The Life of Brian to become one of the most acclaimed movies of Monty Python, the subject follows the life of Jesus Christ and a wrongly appointed Messiah looking to the bright side of life while making this film a cult classic. The Life of Brian, which has subsequently been used to explain blind faith or human stupidity applied to any moment in history, is considered by many to be the best comedy film of all time. If you believe in comedy as a true form of freedom, this can be a good movie to enjoy on Netflix.

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This film starring and written by Will Ferrell and alongside Rachel McAdams, tells the story of Icelandic singers Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdóttir whose dream is to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest. The story of Fire Saga (which is the name of the fictional band that gives the film its title) was to be released to coincide with the famous musical event that every year brings together millions of spectators in front of the television, but which had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite a synopsis that may not seem the most attractive, the result is a hilarious comedy in which you can also expect to see cameos by Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, and Demi Lovato. 

Lady Bird

Individuality, freedom, and a moving story are the elements that Greta Garwing uses to portray the life of Lady Bird. Saoirse Ronan portrays a teenage girl and her quest to find individuality and freedom for herself while dealing with the pains of sharing that freedom with her mother. The movie is a fresh new style of comedy both smart and romantic that gives a fresh eye into what teenagers live while they search for freedom, love, and fun. If you want to enjoy a good time with your family or friends, keep an eye on Lady Bird on Netflix.

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Pineapple Express

This is not the first time where James Franco and Seth Rogen join forces to bring us comedy, although it is considered by some as their best collaboration. Premiered in 2008, the story follows an ordinary process server and his long-time dealer/friend who are forced to run away after witnessing a murderer and flee from a corrupt cop, a big-time mob boss, all alongside a worried love interest (Amber Heard). Judd Apatow (Funny People) is the producer of this film, and just like many of his works, it never disappoints. If you’re in the mood for a Netflix and chill night mixed with a good pizza, this is the perfect film!