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20 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix (September 2023): Star Cast, Storyline, IMDb Ratings

But with the vast number of options on Netflix, finding the perfect comedy flick can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack.

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Best Comedy Movies on Netflix: Life can be a rollercoaster, and sometimes, all you need is a good laugh. Movies can be a good way to distract yourself and feel good. But with the vast number of options on Netflix, finding the perfect comedy flick can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. So, we have curated the list of best movies that are currently streaming on Netflix India. Some of the recent Comedy titles on Netflix include We Have a Ghost, Murder Mystery 2, Bullet Train, A Man Called OTTO, and more. These movies are perfect for a cozy night dinner and even a weekend binge-fest.

List of Best Comedy Movies on Netflix

Movie Name IMDB Rating
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 8.2/10
The Mitchells vs. The Machines 7.6/10
Don’t Look Up 7.2/10
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 7.1/10
Dolemite Is My Name 7.2/10
Always Be My Maybe 6.8/10
She’s Gotta Have It 6.8/10
Bad Trip 6.5/10
Army of Thieves 6.4/10
Red Notice 6.3/10
The Lovebirds 6.1/10
A Man Called Otto 7.5/10
We Have a Ghost 6.1/10
Murder Mystery 2 5.7/10
The Hangover 7.7/10
Bullet Train 7.3/10
Rush Hour 7.0/10
Kung Fu Panda 3 7.1/10
Set it Up 6.5/10
I Care a Lot 6.4/10

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, the movie’s story revolves around King Arthur and his Knights. “The Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail.” The movie is absurd as well as witty but it does deliver good laughs.

Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and others.

Release Date: May 26, 1975

Duration: 92 minutes

Genre: British, Action and Adventure, Comedy, Satires, Independent Movies

Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Producer: Mark Forstater, Michael White

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Directed by Mike Rianda, the movie’s story revolves around the life of an aspiring filmmaker named Katie, who is soon leaving for college in California. After she gets involved in an argument with her technophobic father, Rick. Following this, Rick decides to take his wife Linda, son Aaron and Katie on a road trip to her college so that it does not affect their relationship. Parallely, an AI virtual assistant PAL is replaced by another assistant by the tech entrepreneur Mark Bowman. This new assistant orders all the robots to capture all the humans and send them to space. When PAL sees Rick and his family, he tries to capture them; however, Rick and his family manage to escape and even try to destroy the PAL and all the other robots. Will they be able to succeed in avoiding them, and dropping Katie to college forms the crux of the movie? It is a fun-filled movie with a lot of family bonding and laughter.

Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, and others.

Release Date: April 30th, 2021

Duration: 114 minutes

Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Comedy

Director: Mike Rianda

Producer: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kurt Albrecht

Don’t Look Up

Directed by Adam McKay, the movie’s story revolves mainly around two low-level astronomers. The two astronomers travel on a media tour to warn humankind about a planet-killing comet hurtling and approaching Earth. The response from the distracted world is ‘Meh’. Netflix on YouTube describes the film as ‘based on real events that haven’t happened – yet’.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, and others.

Release Date: December 5, 2021 (New York City), December 10, 2021 (United States), December 24, 2021 (Netflix)

Duration: 138 minutes

Genre: Political Satire, Black Comedy, Sci-Fi

Director: Adam McKay

Producer: Adam McKay, Kevin Messick

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Detective Benoit Blanc arrives to solve a murder mystery. The story kickstarts when the tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends to his private island, Glass Onion, in Greece for a getaway. The getaway is disrupted when one among them is dead. Detective Benoit Blanc is called to crack the case and find the culprit.

Cast: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom, Jr. Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, and others

Release Date: November 23, 2022 (United States), September 10, 2022 (TIFF)

Duration: 139 minutes

Genre: Mystery, Comedy, Witty

Director: Rian Johnson

Producer: Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson

Dolemite Is My Name

The movie’s story revolves around the real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore. It is a biographical comedy film. Taking the audience back to the 1970s, place LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore makes it big with his raunchy and suggestive alter ego, Dolemite. Dolemite then risks everything to take his act to the big screen. The movie is intimate, heartfelt and raunchy.

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Tituss Burgess, Wesley Snipes, and others.

Release Date: September 7, 2019 (TIFF), October 4, 2019 (United States)

Duration: 118 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Based on real-life

Director: Craig Brewer

Producer: Eddie Murphy, John Davis, John Fox

Always Be My Maybe

The story is about Sasha and Marcus, who meet after 15 years. There was a time once in the past when everyone assumed that Marcus and Sasha would end up together. But they don’t. Reconnecting 15 years later, Sasha, who is now a famous chef, and Marcus, who is a hometown musician, reconnect. Sparks of attraction sizzle again, but they struggle to adapt to each other’s current worlds. Always Be My Maybe is a witty and romantic movie that every rom-com lover should watch.

Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Daniel Dae, Kim Keanu Reeves, and others.

Release Date: May 31, 2019

Duration: 102 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Romantic

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

Producer: Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Randall Park, Ali Wong

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She’s Gotta Have it

Directed by Spike Lee, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a woman named Nola, who is a graphic artist living in Brooklyn. Nola can be seen juggling with three guys, Jamie, Greer, and Mars, refusing to commit to either of them. When Jamie, Mars, and Greer meet to discuss Nola, Greer says that Nola sees the three as a collective, whereas Jamie and Mars say Nola does not care about either of them. Jamie confronts Nola and asks her to choose only one of them and stay loyal to whoever she chooses. Nola picks Jamie and breaks up with Greer and Mars. However, she soon realizes that her decision to choose Jamie was taken under a moment of weakness and cheats on him. To know what happens next, you will have to watch the movie.

Cast: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Hicks, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell, and others.

Release Date: August 8th, 1986

Duration: 84 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Spike Lee

Producer: Spike Lee

Bad Trip

The movie’s story revolves around the lives of two best friends named Chris and Bud. Both Chris and Bud take a road trip all the way from Florida to New York City so that Chris can confess his love for his high school crush Maria. While they do so, Bud’s sister Trisha chases them to get back her car from them that they have stolen to go on the road trip. All through the trip, both Chris and Bud face many obstacles, but they describe it to be the best road trip that they have ever been on. You too can get on this fun ride as you watch the movie and see their funny antics.

Cast: Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, and others.

Release Date: March 26th, 2021

Duration: 84 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Director: Kitao Sakurai

Producer: Eric Andre, Jeff Tremaine, David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer

Army of Thieves

The movie acts as a prequel to ‘Army of the Dead’. The movie’s story revolves around Ludwig Dieter, a German safecracker, leading a group of thieves on a secret heist. A mysterious lady recruits Ludwig Dieter, a bank teller, to aid her crew in cracking open three safes (legendary) across Europe. The heist happens during the initial phases of a zombie apocalypse.

Cast:   Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan, Jonathan Cohen, Noémie Nakai, Barbara Meier, Peter Hosking, and others.

Release Date:  October 29, 2021

Duration: 127 minutes

Genre:  Comedy, Crime Heist

Director:  Matthias Schweighöfer

Producer: Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Wesley Coller, Dan Maag, Matthias Schweighöfer

Red Notice

The story of the movie revolves around an FBI profiler who is pursuing the world’s most wanted art thief. He becomes his partner in crime unwillingly to catch an elusive crook who is always one step ahead. The movie is touted to be exciting, and as the story unfolds, nothing is as it seems. A series of double-crosses is added as a plot twist. It is a mad ride with a lot of action and fun moments, and the terrific cast just makes it one of our favorites.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Ritu Arya, Chris Diamantopoulos, and others.

Release Date:  November 5, 2021

Duration: 118 minutes

Genre:  Action, Comedy

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Producer: Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Rawson Marshall, Thurber Hiram Garcia

The Lovebirds

The life of a couple, Jibran and Leilani, is captured in this movie. The couple has been together for four years. However, their relationship is not personal, and they can often be seen being involved in several arguments over some silly topics. How their lives are changed upside down when one day, while going out to a dinner party, they unintentionally get involved in a murder mystery, which endangers their life.

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer, and others.

Release Date: May 22nd, 2020

Duration: 87 minutes

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Director: Michael Showalter

Producer: Tom Lassally, Oly Obst, Martin Gero, Todd Schulman, Jordana Mollick, Issa Rae

A Man Called Otto

A Man Called Otto is a 2022 American comedy-drama film that tells the tale of a schoolteacher who has grown cynical and irritable following the loss of his wife, Sonya. Forced into retirement from his job at a steel plant, he takes steps to end his own life, intending to reunite with his late wife. However, in a strange twist of fate, he reluctantly starts getting involved in the lives of his neighbors.

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Cast: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Truman Hanks, Mike Birbiglia.

Release Date: December 29, 2022

Duration: 126 minutes

Genre:  Comedy and Drama

Director: Marc Forster

Producers: Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman

We Have a Ghost

We Have a Ghost is a 2023 American supernatural horror comedy film. It follows the story of the Presley family who purchase a cheap and abandoned house. Kevin, the youngest, records a video of a mute ghost named Ernest. Kevin is resolved to help Ernest discover his past, while his father Frank publishes the video of Ernest on YouTube to become famous.

Cast: David Harbour, Jahi Winston, Anthony Mackie, and others.

Release Date: February 24, 2023

Duration: 127 minutes

Genre:  Comedy, Supernatural, Horror

Director: Christopher Landon

Producers: Marty Bowen and Dan Halsted

Murder Mystery 2

This movie is the sequel to the 2019 film of the same name. One year after their adventure in Monte Carlo, Nick and Audrey Spitz now work as full-time private detectives. They receive an invitation from their friend Vikram “The Maharajah” Govindan to attend his wedding on his private island; they hope that their association with him will bring some much-needed credibility to their struggling detective agency. However, their plans take an unexpected turn when their friend, the Maharaja, is kidnapped during his own extravagant wedding, plunging them into an international abduction mystery.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, John Kani and others

Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, John Kani and others

Release Date: March 31, 2023

Duration: 89 minutes

Genre:  Comedy, Action, Crime

Director: Jeremy Garelick

Producers: Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Tripp Vinson, Jennifer Aniston, James Vanderbilt and James D. Stern

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The Hangover

The Hangover tells the story of four friends, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party to celebrate Doug’s impending marriage. However, Phil, Stu, and Alan wake up with Doug missing and no memory of the previous night’s events and must find the groom before the wedding can take place.

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor and others.

Release Date: June 5, 2009

Duration: 100 minutes

Genre:  Comedy

Director: Todd Phillips

Producers: Todd Phillips, Dan Goldberg

Bullet Train

The film is based on the 2010 novel Maria Beetle (titled Bullet Train in the UK and US editions) written by Kōtarō Isaka. It follows the story of an unlucky assassin, who embarks on his latest mission aboard a bullet train, assigned with the task of locating a valuable briefcase. However, he soon discovers that this assignment won’t be a walk in the park, as he encounters a series of potential threats along the way.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A. Martínez Ocasio, Sandra Bullock and others

Release Date: August 5, 2022

Duration: 127 minutes

Genre:  Action, Comedy, Thriller

Director: David Leitch

Producers: Kelly McCormick, David Leitch and Antoine Fuqua

Rush Hour

When a Chinese diplomat’s daughter is kidnapped in Los Angeles, he calls Hong Kong Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) for help. However, the FBI refuses to involve Lee and leaves him with the LAPD. They assign a loudmouth Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) to watch over him. Despite their initial dislike for each other, Lee and Carter team up to solve the case when they realize they’ve been abandoned by both the FBI and the police.

Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tzi Ma, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Leung, Elizabeth Peña, Mark Rolston, Rex Linn and others

Release Date: September 18, 1998

Duration: 98 minutes

Genre:  Action, Comedy, Crime

Director: Brett Ratner

Producers: Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman and Arthur M. Sarkissian

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Kung Fu Panda 3

When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. The supernatural villain Kai, begins to sweep across the spirit realm and China, defeating all the kung fu masters, and learns from Oogway that he is fated to meet Po. Po must now learn how to utilize Chi and defeat Kai to save his newfound family, friends, and himself.

Cast: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim and Jackie Chan

Release Date: January 29, 2016

Duration: 95 minutes

Genre:  Action, Comedy, Animation

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni

Producer: Melissa Cobb

Set it Up

The movie follows the lives of two assistants, Harper Moore and Charlie Young, working for Kirsten and Rick, respectively. One fateful dinner arrangement brings them together, and a shared plan to set up their bosses leads to unexpected love connections.

Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Taye Diggs, Lucy Liu and others

Release Date: June 15, 2018

Duration: 105 minutes

Genre:  Comedy, Romance

Director: Claire Scanlon

Producers: Juliet Berman and Justin Nappi

I Care a Lot

The film follows Marla Grayson, a con artist who deceives elderly people into an assisted living facility, isolating them from loved ones. She then liquidates their assets for personal gain. While handling Jennifer Peterson’s property, Marla falls into a trap set by Jennifer, whose identity remains hidden. Marla’s life takes a dark turn when she gets kidnapped, leading to her quest for revenge.

Cast: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza Gonzalez, Dianne Wiest, Chris Messina, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Macon Blair, Alicia Witt, Damian Young, and Nicholas Logan.

Release Date: February 19, 2021

Duration: 118 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime

Director: J Blakeson

Producers: J Blakeson, Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman, Michael Heilmler

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