Best Comedies to Stream On Netflix Right Now to brighten your day
I think it's safe to say that we could all use a laugh right now. With the world in shutdown mode and most of us confined to our homes, here are 10 movies on Netflix that are sure to put a smile on your face.
1. Step Brothers
I challenge you not to laugh while watching this classic Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly film. The funny duo play two brothers forced to live under the same roof when their parents get married.
2. The Interview
Sony's most successful digital release and the subject of a political controversy over the depiction of North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un, THE INTERVIEW is now streaming on Netflix. In the action-comedy, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As they prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. If you are looking for a little stupid fun, look no further.
3. The Breaker upperers
Executive produced by Taika Waititi, this New Zealand Rom-Com film is about two two women cynical about love, who run an agency that helps break couples up. Sound like the perfect formula for a comedic disaster, well you would be right. Oh did we mention that Roger Ebert gave it 4 stars?
4. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Seeing this on Netflix had us saying "Yeah baby, yeah."! As Time Out critic Trevor Johnston said "It would take a stone face not to crumple at Austin's dodgy catchphrases and irrepressible sexual desperation." Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a groovy comedy that's quite happening and sure to put a smile on your face. Friendly reminder...it definitely isn't for kids.
5. Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Ever found yourself binging Between Two Ferns on YouTube wishing they would make a movie out of it? Well, Scott Aukerman heard you loud and clear and answered your wishes. Some how they actually found away to string these hilarious and completely irreverent interviews into a full length feature. I think it's safe to say we could all use a little more Zach Galifianakis in our lives right now.
6. Dolemite is My Name
Eddie Murphy is back and in our opinion better than ever. This Golden Globe nominated biopic portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon. We are here for Eddie's comeback...now if he can just keep coming back with even more great films.
7. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Come on, you didn't think we were going to leave this off the list, did you?! One of the most popular comedies of its era turned its title character into a household name. A cult classic that you can never go wrong with and yet so simple at the core of its plot: The most popular kid in high school takes the day off and gets into trouble. Timeless and always a great choice.
8. Hot Rod
Andy Samberg plays a stunt-obsessed grown man named Rod who is—it turns out—very bad at stunts. A bit of a mix between Blades of Glory and Napoleon Dynamite its surprisingly has a lot of heart mixed in with its comedic hilarity. Rod's objective is to raise enough money to save his dying step-dad by means of a life saving operation, but the underlying reason for doing so, however, is because he wants to earn his respect by beating him in a fight. Funny? Absolutely.
9. The Other Guys
Yes, another Will Ferrell movie has made our list because...Will Ferrell. This time he's teamed up with Mark Wahlberg as two pencil-pushing NYPD detectives who get the opportunity to prove they’re up for more than just paperwork. Narrated by Ice-T and directed by Adam McKay, it's sure to keep you laughing through the afternoon.
10. The Little Hours
Lastly, if you are looking for some turn your brain off stupid fun this is it. Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza play medieval nuns whose quiet lives turn far less quiet after the arrival of Dave Franco’s deaf-mute worker in this out-there sex comedy. Let us reiterate...its definitely out there.
We hope our list of funny films helps to brighten your day. Of course there are a ton of comedies on Netflix right now to keep you entertained for hours. Bonus, if you don't already have a Netflix account you can try it for 30 days for free.