A Definitive List of the 14 Best Comedies on Netflix Right Now

Updated 10/31/19

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When it comes to unwinding, watch a comedy film on Netflix. Sure, you can dabble in dramas and documentaries, but comedy is best when it comes to chilling out. But no matter when you choose to watch, Netflix has a pretty great assortment of funny flicks right now. Some are throwbacks like Heathers while others like Fun Mom Dinner may be new to you.

These are our 14 favorite comedies on Netflix right now.

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Heathers (1989)

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We've got to be honest—Heathers is the original Mean Girls, but 10 times darker. Plus, it stars Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as a couple. Need we say more?

Available On: Netflix

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Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

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Watch this if you liked Bad Moms and The Hangover. You'll get some serious laughs when the dinner plans for four moms of preschoolers get a little out of hand (think karaoke and too many cocktails) in Fun Mom Dinner.

Available On: Netflix

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Frances Ha (2012)

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Anyone who has ever felt a little wayward will be able to sympathize with Greta Gerwig's character Frances, for which this movie is named. (By the way, Gerwig co-wrote the flick.) It's a comedy of errors as her character loses her apartment, job, and best friend in a matter of weeks, but she still finds a way to keep a smile on her face through it all.

Available On: Netflix

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Don't Think Twice (2016)

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A crew of improv actors has a hard time separating their performances from everyday life in Don't Think Twice. There are plenty of jokes (and jealousy) along the way as the group deals with the rise to stardom of one of its members.

Available On: Netflix

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Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)

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Two not-so-smart pals (Tucker and Dale) get mistaken for bad guys by a group of college kids visiting the wilderness. What ensues are some Dumb & Dumber–style jokes, with a few gory twists. 

Available On: Netflix

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Masterminds (2016)

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An unlikely trio plans to rob a bank together, only someone's being duped. And the best part? Masterminds is based on the true-life story of one of the biggest bank heists in history. 

Available On: Netflix

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Ibiza: Love Drunk (2018)

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You're practically guaranteed to have a good time watching the trip three friends take to Ibiza, Spain in this film. Will Harper (Gillian Jacobs) hook up with a famous DJ on the island?

Available On: Netflix

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Get Smart (2008)

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Two secret agents must thwart the plans of an evil terrorist group in Get Smart. Steve Carell guarantees the laughs as a field agent alongside Anne Hathaway.

Available On: Netflix

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Always Be My Maybe (2019)

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Two childhood sweethearts meet again 15 years later in Always Be My Maybe. Will they click better this time around?

Available On: Netflix

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The House Bunny (2008)

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A Playboy bunny is evicted from Hugh Hefner's mansion when she is deemed too old—at only 27. She finds a new home (and purpose) in a college sorority house of misfits in The House Bunny.

Available On: Netflix

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Mamma Mia! (2008)

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Mamma Mia! is about as feel-good as it gets. A young woman invites three of her mother's ex-lovers to Greece for her wedding in hopes of finding out which is her father in this musical. We dare you to try not to sing along to all the ABBA songs.

Available On: Netflix

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The Pink Panther (2006)

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An inspector (played by Steve Martin) must solve the murder of a famed soccer coach as well as catch the thief who stole his Pink Panther diamond ring in this reboot of a classic. Catch Beyonce in The Pink Panther, too, who plays a pop star and the girlfriend of the soccer coach.

Available On: Netflix

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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

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Nadine (played by Hailee Steinfeld) has a meltdown when her popular older brother begins dating her best friend in The Edge of Seventeen. What a nightmare. She feels alone as ever until one day someone decides to look her way.

Available On: Netflix

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

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When money is short, making and starring in a porno is the best option for roommates Zack and Miri. But will they make it through without falling for each other?

Available On: Netflix

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