Top 30 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix Of All Time

By Ricky Valero
Published: January 30, 2023 (Last updated: January 24, 2024)

Keep this page handy as we celebrate and list what is deemed to be the Top 30 Best and Highest Rated Comedy Movies on Netflix of All Time

We all love to laugh, and comedy movies have been doing that for us for a very long time. Netflix has found its footprint in this market since its launch in 2012. The first big comedy they released was the Adam Sandler-led The Do-Over, and they have released hundreds since. We’ve used the Rotten Tomatoes scores to establish the best Netflix Original comedy movies that you can stream right now. 

Last Update: August 5th, 2023

Top 30 Best and Highest Rated Comedy Movies On Netflix of All Time

30. The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

The Fundamentals of Caring was the first dramedy released on the streaming platform featuring the star-studded cast of Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, and Selena Gomez. 

Official Premise: A man suffering a family loss enrolls in a class about caregiving that changes his perspective on life.

Cast: Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez

Rotten Tomatoes: 77%

29. To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021)

The third of the trilogy of movies that Lara Jean’s journey of love. To All the Boys: Always and Forever says farewell to today’s most likable YA cast with enough charm and earnestness to remind you of why the original was such a mega-hit.

Official Premise: Lara Jean’s senior year of high school takes center stage when she returns from a family trip to Korea and considers her college plans–with and without Peter.

Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%

28. Bad Trip (2021)

In our review, we said Netflix’s Bad Trip will not be a memorable film this year, but it will certainly amuse you in its full runtime.

Official Premise: This mix of a scripted buddy comedy road movie and a real hidden camera prank show follows the outrageous misadventures of two buds stuck in a rut who embark on a cross-country road trip to NYC. The storyline sets up shocking real pranks.

Cast: Eric Andre, Michaela Conlin, Lil Rel Howery

Rotten Tomatoes: 82.00%

27. I Am Not an Easy Man (2018)

I Am Not An Easy Man is still a typical rom-com, with enough light heart to maintain a cheery and amused disposition. Definitely worth a watch.

Official Premise: A shameless chauvinist gets a taste of his own medicine when he wakes up in a world dominated by women and locks horns with a powerful female author.

Cast: Vincent Elbaz, Marie-Sophie Ferdance, Pierre Benezit

Rotten Tomatoes: 80.00%

26. Ludo (2020)

Anurag Basu’s Ludo is nonetheless an intriguing and darkly comic crime anthology worth a look on Netflix.

Official Premise: From a resurfaced sex tape to a rogue suitcase of money, four wildly different stories overlap at the whims of fate, chance, and one eccentric criminal.

Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao

Rotten Tomatoes: 80.00%

25. Wendell & Wild (2022)

In our review, we said that Wendell & Wild has strong themes of grief and guilt that come through in the stunning animation. Kat’s feelings are manifested in Wendell & Wild, but they’re never fully explored. It’s almost as if her storyline is cut short because of situations at the school, in the underworld, and in the corporate business

Official Premise: Two scheming demon brothers, Wendell and Wild, enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot to summon them to the Land of the Living.

Cast: Lyric Ross, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Rotten Tomatoes: 80.00%

24. Alex Strangelove (2018)

Craig Johnson wrote and directed this refreshing take on the age-old romantic comedy. 

Official Premise: Alex, high school class president, nerd, and straight-A student, has been dating Claire for a long time. They decide to sleep together but then he meets a gay guy and he’s confused.

Cast: Michael Abela, Brenda Archer, Joshua Barragan

Rotten Tomatoes: 88.00%

23. Let it Snow (2019)

Let It Snow is a joyful, playful, and heartwarming festive movie that will entertain and soften the grumpiest of scrooges this Christmas.

Official Premise: In a small town, on Christmas Eve, a snowstorm brings together a group of young people.

Cast: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush

Rotten Tomatoes: 81.00%

22. Seventeen (2019)

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo wrote and directed this heartfelt comedy about two brothers and a dog. 

Official Premise: To find a shelter dog he befriended, a 17-year-old boy escapes a juvenile detention center and is joined on his quest by his older brother.

Cast: Biel Montoro, Nacho Sanchez, Lola Cordon

Rotten Tomatoes: 82.00%

21. Happy Anniversary (2018)

The writer of films like Mr. Popper’s Penguins, The Watch, and The Internship steps into the world of romantic comedy. 

Official Premise: A couple on their three-year anniversary needs to decide whether to stay together or call it quits.

Cast: Noel Wells, Ben Schwartz, Rahul Kohli

Rotten Tomatoes: 83.00%

20. Someone Great (2019)

Bold and red-hot fun, Someone Great is Netflix’s own Girls Trip, giving us a journey of love, friendship, and entering your 30s.

Official Premise: After a devastating breakup on the eve of her cross-country move, Jenny enjoys one last NYC adventure with her two best pals. Someone Great is a romantic comedy about love, loss, growth, and the everlasting bond of female friendship.

Cast: Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield, Brittany Snow

Rotten Tomatoes: 83.00%

19. Do Revenge (2022)

One of my favorite guilty pleasure films of 2022. Critic M.N. Miller says Do Revenge is wickedly entertaining and full of surprises.

Official Premise: Drea and Eleanor agree to go after one another’s bullies.

Cast: Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke, Austin Abrams

Rotten Tomatoes: 83.00%

18. Tallulah (2016)

Before winning an Academy Award for CODA, Sian Heder wrote and directed her feature film debut Tallulah which debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. 

Official Premise: Desperate to be rid of her toddler, a dissatisfied Manhattan housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.

Cast: Elliot Page, Allison Janney, Tammy Blanchard

Rotten Tomatoes: 85.00%

17. Win it All (2017)

Jake Johnson, known to be a funny guy, co-wrote and starred in Win It All, where we see his acting chops on full display. 

Official Premise A small-time gambler agrees to stash a bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he can’t resist the urge to dip into the funds.

Cast: Jake Johnson, Rony Shemon, Morgan Ng

Rotten Tomatoes: 85.00%

16. Work It (2020)

Work It proves that not every film requires originality in order to succeed; the perfect character, cast, and themes can elevate a rehashed story to a genuine level.

Official Premise When Quinn Ackerman’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she forms a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school…now she needs to learn how to dance.

Cast: Keiynan Lonsdale, Liza Koshy, Briana Andrade-Gomes

Rotten Tomatoes: 85.00%

15. Arlo the Alligator Boy (2021)

The second of two animated movies to make the list. RSC Critic Daniel Hart says about Arlo the Alligator Boy that it’s not always about what you don’t have, but what you do have, and the film does marvelously well to provide that philosophy.

Official Premise: A young humanoid alligator travels to the big city in hopes of reuniting with his estranged father, meeting a colorful cast of characters along the way.

Cast: Michael J. Woodard, Ryan Crego, Dee Bradley Baker

Rotten Tomatoes: 85.00%

14. Wedding Season (2022)

Critic Amanda Guarragi didn’t love Wedding Season as much as everyone else she said it does have some lovely moments between the two leads, and they will most likely steal everyone’s hearts. A similar romantic comedy storyline is there, but the actors within the family unit and the leads give it something extra. It’s a very nice addition to the romantic comedy section in the Netflix library.

Official Premise: Pressured by their parents to find spouses, Asha and Ravi pretend to date during a summer of weddings, only to find themselves falling for each other.

Cast: Pallavi Sharda, Suraj Sharma, Arianna Afsar

Rotten Tomatoes: 87.00%

13. The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

Writer/Director Jim Strouse debuted The Incredible Jessica James at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and following its premiere, Netflix picked it up to release later in the summer of 207.

Official Premise: An aspiring playwright in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy while on the rebound from a breakup.

Cast: Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, LaKeith Stanfield

Rotten Tomatoes: 89.00%

12. Paddleton (2019)

Mark Duplass co-wrote and starred in this film alongside Ray Romano in this heartfelt story of two men who bond over a tragic thing. 

Official Premise: An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Cast: Mark Duplass, Ray Romano, Christine Woods

Rotten Tomatoes: 89.00%

11. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

While the scores are high on Rotten Tomatoes, Critic Jonathan Wilson had other things to say about Always Be My Maybe. A well-worn formula and sentimentality drag down some fun chemistry and a cultural specificity generally lacking from mainstream romantic comedies.

Official Premise: Everyone assumed that Sasha and Marcus would wind up together, except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder–maybe?

Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito

Rotten Tomatoes: 94.00%

10. Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)

Horror is a genre that is quite divisive when it comes to critics vs. audiences. This movie sits at 44% with audiences, and we are more in line with the audiences. Apart from the important themes, Vampires vs. the Bronx is simple and run-of-the-mill.

Official Premise: A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from gentrification…and vampires.

Cast: Jaden Michael, Gerald Jones, Gregory Diaz IV

Rotten Tomatoes: 90.00%

9. The Willoughbys (2020)

The Willoughbys is a charming and offbeat family adventure on Netflix with enough dark ideas and visual inventiveness to make a mark.

Official Premise: Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

Cast: Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara

Rotten Tomatoes: 91.00%

8. The Big 4 (2022)

Our Lori C. says about The Big 4, A thrilling and entertaining feature that somehow successfully combines gratuitous violence with comedy.

Official Premise: Tells the story of an elite assassin who is targeted by murderous gangsters after sparing a girl’s life during a massacre.

Cast: Abimana Artasatya, Putri Marino, Lutesha

Rotten Tomatoes: 91.00%

7. Little Evil (2017)

One of the only films that land on both the Horror and Comedy lists for Netflix. In our review of Little Evil, we said it will not be a belly full of laughs. Keep this buried within the thumbnails.

Official Premise: Gary, who has just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Owen Atlas, Adam Scott

Rotten Tomatoes: 92.00%

6. Set It Up (2018)

Set It Up offers the predictable norms of a romantic comedy but tackles the story of two young corporate climbers in a sweet and charming way.

Official Premise: A team of lawyers takes on the heads of Argentina’s bloody military dictatorship during the 1980s in a battle against odds and a race against time.

Cast: Ricardo Darin, Gina Mastronicola, Francisco Bertin

Rotten Tomatoes: 92.00%

5. They Cloned Tyrone (2023)

Critic Lori C. said, “The Cloned Tyrone is a stylish satire that mixes several genres and will likely remind you of 70s Blaxploitation movies with a touch of Tarantino thrown in for good measure.”

Official Premise: A series of eerie events thrust an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.

Cast: John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

4. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

Three-time Academy Award-nominated writer/director Noah Baumbach brings us an ensemble cast to die for in this family dramedy.  

Official Premise: An estranged family gathers together in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Grave Van Patten

Rotten Tomatoes: 98.00%

3. Klaus (2019)

Klaus is one of the most rewarded animated films to come out for Netflix to date. The film went on to receive an Academy Award nomination in 2019 for Best Animated Feature. Klaus is the Christmas film Netflix needed, full of festivity and an underlying message that involves empathy and kindness.

Official Premise: After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Cast: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones

Rotten Tomatoes: 95.00%

2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

You know they always say you can never top the original. While all three films of this trilogy made the list, the original stands tall at number three. We said in our review that Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a predictable yet weirdly entertaining coming-of-age romance.

Official Premise: A teenage girl’s secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish

Rotten Tomatoes: 96.00%

1. The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)

Coming in number one, a movie that sits at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, and that’s The Forty-Year-Old Version. Critic M.N. Miller says about the film, Blank’s film is a fearless, razor-sharp comedy about keeping the gentrification out of art.

Official Premise: Radha is a down-on-her-luck NY playwright who is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. Reinventing herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime, she vacillates between the worlds of hip-hop and theater in order to find her true voice.

Cast: Radha Blank, Peter Kim, Oswin Benjamin

Rotten Tomatoes: 99.00%

And that completes our Top 30 Best and Highest Rated Comedy Movies on Netflix of All Time list. What’s your favorite comedy movie on Netflix? Comment below.

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