Best Netflix Series Comedy of All Time: Comedy always works! Who wants to indulge in problem films all the time or fear horror films all the time? Even action films are unbearable in the long run without a pinch of humor. Some even claim that comedy is the premier class of genre film. Because while action, horror and thriller function according to fairly manageable patterns, in comedy the joke has to work – and that depends on many factors, including the comedic talent of the actors.
Best Netflix Series Comedy of All Time
We scoured Netflix for the best comedies and found these highlights:
13. Bad Neighbors (2014):
Kelly (Rose Byrne) and Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) live with their baby in a tranquil suburb. The bourgeois couple loves the peace and quiet in their nice neighborhood. They usually greet newcomers warmly, but when a party-mad fraternity moves into the house next door, the fun is over. Kelly and Mac start a neighborly war against the rowdy liaison president Teddy (Zac Efron), which escalates more and more.
12. Ted (2012):
In this frivolous fantasy comedy, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) metaphorically clings to his childhood, which manifests itself in the form of his best friend Ted: Ted is a living giant teddy bear. But the outwardly cute stuffed animal has a rather vulgar mouth, drinks like a hole and celebrates excessive parties with prostitutes. At some point, John’s friend Lori (Mila Kunis) has enough and it says: either me or the bear. What follows is a shameless, but definitely funny fairy tale for adults who can laugh at rude shame and dirty humor.
The numerous comedies with Adam Sandler such as “Don’t mess with the Zohan” (2008), “The Chaos Dad” (2012) and “Pixels” (2015), which Netflix has in its program, also offer a similar sense of humor . Unfortunately, the “Ace Ventura” films with Jim Carrey can no longer be seen on Netflix, only “The Mask” (1994). The 80s brute comedy “Hot Shots” starring Charlie Sheen, a parody of “Top Gun”, is currently on Netflix.
11. The Big Lebowski (1998):
The story of the deeply relaxed bowling aficionado “Dude” (Jeff Bridges) is not only the cult film par excellence, but also a grotesque comedy. The same name as millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski leads to two debt collectors standing in front of him one day demanding debts. Since they don’t believe him that he is the wrong person, he has no choice but to look for the real Big Lebwoski. But the millionaire doesn’t want to know anything about him at first. Only when his wife Bunny is kidnapped is he supposed to act as a ransom courier. But that only leads to further unpredictable entanglements. Iconic fun!
10. Hangover (2009):
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Sure, only when you don’t remember anything, things get pretty chaotic. It should have been just a bachelorette party in Las Vegas, but the next morning Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) wake up with no memory of the night before – and groom Doug (Justin Bartha) has disappeared. Instead, there is a chicken running around in the luxury suite and a real tiger is sitting in the bathroom. With this comedy blockbuster, “Joker” director Todd Phillips made a name for himself. Netflix also has the two sequels in its program.
9. Gringo (2018):
Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) had a completely different picture of his business trip to Mexico. The innocent US citizen has a good job at a pharmaceutical company and has a happy marriage. Or so he thought. But during the trip he not only learns that his wife Bonnie (Thandie Newton) wants a divorce, but also that his job is being rationalized as part of a company merger. As if that weren’t enough, he is also targeted by a Mexican drug cartel. But the man has nothing more to lose and becomes inventive.
The day for Elizabeth Banks in “Mädelsabend” (2014) is similarly chaotic : After a night of partying, she is hungover somewhere in Los Angeles with no money and has to go to an unexpected application deadline for her dream job.
8. The Babysitter (2017):
The evening turns into an even worse horror trip for teenager Cole (Judah Lewis). He had been looking forward to an evening with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving). But the pretty blonde and her friends turn out to be cold-blooded, murderous Satanists – and if Cole doesn’t run away quickly, he is her next victim. Splatter comedy for friends of black humor and blood splattering.
7. Isn’t It Romantic (2019):
The next horror trip follows: The New York architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) doesn’t think much of romance. But after being hit hard on the head, she wakes up in her very own personal nightmare: a romantic comedy suitable for children!
6. Moonrise Kingdom (2012):
Unnoticed by their surroundings, the orphan boy and boy scout Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward), who is ignored by her family, fell in love with each other. In the summer of 1965, the teenagers run away, triggering a hysterical search operation by the local boy scouts and the village policeman Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis). Even the youth welfare office gets involved. And to make matters worse, there is also a huge summer thunderstorm. An incredibly amusing grotesque with the typically weird humor of director Wes Anderson.
5. The Polka King (2018):
This comedy tells the equally true story of Jan Lewan (Jack Black), a local Pennsylvania celebrity. The Polish immigrant was the leader of a popular polka band. His success was based mainly on illegal investments by his fans in the style of pyramid games.
4. St. Vincent (2014):
As always, Bill Murray’s dry sense of humor is great in this hilarious social drama: Vincent MacKenna (Murray) is a grouchy retiree who isn’t exactly the best company for a 12-year-old due to his weakness for alcohol and gambling. But the single mother Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), who has just moved into the neighboring house with her son Oliver (Jaeden Martell), has to work overtime all the time and urgently needs a guardian for her son.
3. Murder Mystery (2019):
The title says it all in this entertaining comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. The film is a parody of the popular “Find the Killer” crime stories by Agatha Christie. Audrey (Aniston) and Nick (Sandler) are involved in a murder on a luxury yacht. In order to prove their innocence, they must solve the case immediately. Unfortunately, the New York couple are not quite as brilliant as Hercule Poirot.
Netflix also has “My Made Up Wife” (2011), the last film by the two Hollywood stars, in its program, as well as some solo films by Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.
2. Ghostbusters (1984):
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! The cult comedy from 1984 is remembered not least thanks to the hit series “Stranger Things”: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in top form! And of course Ernie Hudson too. The first part is now back in Netflix’s program, as is the second part from 1989. Incidentally, the remake from 2016 is also much better than its reputation, but can currently not be seen on Netflix, but on Amazon Prime Video.
1. Borate (2006):
Sacha Baron Cohen as a Kazakh documentary filmmaker in the USA who exposes the prejudices and hypocrisy of his supposed interviewees. Great mockumentary! Also on Netflix: “The Dictator” (2012).