The 37 funniest movies you can watch on Netflix right now


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• Netflix has a huge selection of comedies. Here are 37 great ones to watch.

Comedy is quite possibly the most difficult genre of film to produce. Drama, horror, romance — these genres all achieve their intended response with relative ease compared to comedy. In order to make someone laugh, a lot of things have to go right. The audience's familiarity with the subject, the unusual thing that enters the picture, and the timing of that unexpected twist all have to click in order to achieve the guffaw that the movie is aiming for. That's why there are a lot of comedies out there, but not very many good comedies — comedy is hard. Thankfully though, you can watch some of the funniest movies around on Netflix.

Netflix's library is massive, and although their collection of comedies features a ton of movies you probably haven't heard of (a lot of which aren't very funny), several of them are laugh riots; and a few even rank among the greatest comedies ever made. You'll find big comedic stars like Will Ferrell, Bill Murray, and Kristen Wiig; along with works produced by some of the most hilarious filmmakers like Albert Brooks, Amy Heckerling, and Wes Anderson. So take a look at the 37 funniest movies you can watch on Netflix right now, and just try and hold in your laughter.

1. Zootopia


Netflix's big Disney deal is starting to bear fruit with this, the funniest Disney animated feature in years.

2. Dazed And Confused

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Before he was winning Oscars as a dramatic actor, Matthew McConaughey was making fans laugh at his townie loser.

3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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A classic from '80s comedy great John Hughes.

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