The 20 Best Comedies to Stream on Hulu Right Now

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Of all the streaming services, Hulu might be the most underrated. The platform may be best known for its acclaimed original series, like The Handmaid's Tale, The Path, and The Mindy Project, but it also boasts an impressive movie library that holds its own against the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Max—especially if you're in the mood to laugh.

With hundreds of movies to choose from, the sheer volume may be overwhelming, but fear not: We've compiled the very best comedies on Hulu that you can watch tonight. To narrow the selection to the best, we scoured the Internet for reviews from audiences and critics alike to bring you the most loved films.

Including classics and newcomers that span from coming-of-age stories to pertinent tragicomedy, browse the funniest movies below that you should add to your queue.

01 of 20

Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart movie poster.

Annapurna Pictures

Booksmart centers our eccentric main characters in this coming-of-age story, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), who decide on the night before graduation to attend their first—and only—high school party. As dedicated straight-A students, they are devastated to realize that their classmates managed to have fun and get into good colleges, and they’re ready to learn how it's done.

Available on: Hulu 

02 of 20

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople poster

Piki Films

Offbeat and charming, Hunt for the Wilderpeople follows a city-raised kid and his survivalist foster parent as they navigate the New Zealand bush in an attempt to evade a national manhunt. Also classified under the adventure and drama genres, this film brings a variety of excitement to the table as the rebellious child embarks on an escape with his new family.

Available on: Hulu

03 of 20

I, Tonya (2017)

I, Tonya poster

LuckyChap Enterainment

Based on one of the most scandalous events in sports history, I, Tonya finds the humor hidden in figure skater Tonya Harding's tragic story. As a skater rising to the top and on the verge of participating in the Olympics, Harding's dreams are set back when a purposeful injury is planned for one of her competitors by none other than her own ex-husband.

Available on: Hulu

04 of 20

Parasite (2019)

parasite movie poster

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In this Oscar-winning tragicomedy, Parasite follows the Kim family as their son, Ki-woo, gets an opportunity to tutor the daughter of the wealthy Park family and dissect the class differences between the two families. The film discusses class discrimination as the Kims attempt to climb the social ladder at the Parks’ expense.

Available on: Hulu

05 of 20

Heathers (1988)

Heathers poster.

New World Pictures

A cult classic of the '80s, Heathers stars Winona Ryder as a disillusioned "It Girl" and Christian Slater as her dangerous, motorcycle-riding boyfriend, and they both wreak havoc on their high school classmates. The film is classified as a comedy for its many moments of laughter, but it also follows a dark, elaborate plot after the couple accidentally poisons a classmate.

Available on: Hulu

06 of 20

Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)

Once Upon a Time in Venice


If you're looking for a little dose of action with your comedy, look no further than Once Upon a Time in Venice. This Bruce Willis flick is hilarious from start to finish, but it's also a twisting tale that takes us through a variety of eccentric characters in Venice, California as Steve Ford (played by Willis) gets into strange, dangerous, and exciting situations on a quest to get his dog back.

Available on: Hulu

07 of 20

Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985)

girls just want to have fun

New World Pictures

This classic '80s film is a time capsule movie that's a fun spoof on the MTV generation. For a tacky good time, follow two high school girls and their arch-rival as they vie for a spot in the most popular dance contest. Plus, you'll get to witness Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt in some early iconic roles.

Available on: Hulu

08 of 20

Palm Springs (2020)

Palm Springs Movie Poster

Limelight Productions

The perfect film for describing the relentlessness of 2020, Palm Springs is a comedy written in a similar vein to Groundhog Day, where main character Nyles (Andy Sandberg) is numbly reliving his friend’s wedding night over and over. But things get interesting when Sarah (Cristin Milioti), the sister of the bride, suddenly becomes stuck in the time warp alongside him.

Available on: Hulu 

09 of 20

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

The Peanut Butter Falcon


Shia La Beouf fans will discover a whole new type of love for the actor in this stunning film. Tyler, a 32-year-old outlaw escaping from his small fishing town after getting into trouble with the locals, comes across another man on the run: Zak, a 22-year-old with Down Syndrome who fled from his nursing home in search of adventure. The duo seems to make an odd pair at first, but this story of brotherhood, resilience, and the freedom of exploration will make you see the beauty in all friendships as its heartwarming characters do. The Peanut Butter Falcon is certainly a drama, but with plenty of hilarious moments that will make you laugh out loud, it's definitely a noteworthy pick for your comedy watchlist.

Available on: Hulu

10 of 20

Up in the Air (2009)

up in the air

Paramount Pictures

This star-studded film directed by Jason Reitman won a lot of Oscar buzz. The story is set within the modern tragedy of commonplace corporate layoffs with Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) as the "Termination Facilitator." While mentoring a young, bright-eyed newcomer (Anna Kendrick), Bingham meets a fellow road warrior (Vera Farmiga) who makes a lasting impression on him.

Available on: Hulu

11 of 20

Their Finest (2016)

their finest

EuropaCorp, BBC Films

Set in World War II London, the British ministry needs to boost morale and decides to make propaganda films. Realizing they could use a female perspective, they hire Catrin Cole (played by Gemma Arterton), who rises to the occasion. Expect a witty and captivating dramedy with an underlying feminist message.

Available on: Hulu

12 of 20

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

sorry to bother you

Annapurna Pictures

This bold and deftly entertaining satire succeeds on many levels. The plot centers around a Black telemarketer named Cassius Green who discovers his key to success at work is to use his "White voice." You can already see where this is heading, but hold onto your seat. Things get weird—in a good way.

Available on: Hulu

13 of 20

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

ingrid goes west

Star Thrower Entertainment

This dark comedy hits close to home for many of us who fall into the modern-day social media trap of enviously scrolling through the glamorous, perfect lives of influencers. Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen star in this frighteningly entertaining movie about a woman who sets out to stalk her favorite Instagram influencer—and fake her way into becoming best friends.

Available on: Hulu

14 of 20

Support the Girls (2018)

support the girls

Burn Later Productions

This quietly feminist movie unfolds over the course of an eventful day at a Hooters-style restaurant full of scantily clad waitresses. Though the set-up sounds perfect for a raunch-com, it quickly veers towards a deeply witty and heartfelt comedy about empathy.

Available on: Hulu

15 of 20

The Year of Spectacular Men (2017)

The Year of Spectacular Men poster.

MarVista Entertainment

The very unspectacular Izzy Klein is a recent college graduate who can’t seem to kiss the right frog and have him materialize into a prince—let alone text her back. A light and easy watch, The Year of Spectacular Men follows Klein through romances in young adulthood (and relatable moments for us all).

Available on: Hulu

16 of 20

The Hustle (2019)

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Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson remake the age-old Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in this chaotic comedy. The pair become the best con-artists on the French Riviera, teaming up to fool and exploit wealthy men.

Available on: Hulu 

17 of 20

Friends With Kids (2011)

Friends with Kids poster.

Red Granite Pictures

Another classic star-studded movie, Friends With Kids follows the main character, Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt), who is beginning to become fearful that her childbearing years are coming to a close. But her best friend, Jason (Adam Scott), thinks up the perfect solution: Get her pregnant (platonically, of course). Nothing could go wrong, right?

Available on: Hulu

18 of 20

50 First Dates (2004)

50 First Dates


This classic Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore film has been loved since it was first released in 2004, but its tale stays relevant and heartwarming more than 15 years later. Rated at number 14 out of Sandler's more than 60 movies (yes, you read that right!), 50 First Dates follows the love story of a man in Hawaii falling for a woman who wakes up with severe memory loss each morning. On top of a cinematically beautiful set in paradise, this film will make you laugh and even fall for the characters yourself.

Available on: Hulu 

19 of 20

Force Majeure (2014)

force majeure


This sharp marital drama by Ruben Ostlund centers around an average family who goes on a ski vacation, only to have an avalanche nearly ruin the trip. The bigger question is whether it will ruin the parents' marriage—but you'll have to watch to find out.

Available on: Hulu

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The Wedding Planner (2001)

The Wedding Planner poster.

Columbia Pictures

If you love a cheesy rom-com love story, this is the pick for you. J-Lo and Matthew McConaughey team up in this classic to prove magic happens when you least expect it. Mary (Jennifer Lopez) was always too busy planning weddings to find the man of her dreams— until she falls for the groom at her recent client’s wedding.

Available on: Hulu

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