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Watching comedy movies is perfect for a broad audience. Whether you’re watching a movie as a family or as a couple, everyone can laugh from time to time. For many movie lovers, watching these types of movies provides comedic relief, which can be vital during stressful times.

Want to watch a funny movie but don’t feel like scrolling through hundreds of movies on Netflix? We’ve got you covered. Check out these five hilarious movies available on Netflix to grab a laugh (or two). Below, read through a brief synopsis of each movie to see if it sounds of interest. Whether you watch just one or check out all five funny movies, we know you won’t regret it.

1.   21 Jump Street

Released in 2012, 21 Jump Street has remained a classic comedy movie throughout the years. Featuring stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, you may have caught bits and pieces of this movie by now by flipping through the channels. You might have already seen parts of the movie while playing your online pokies, or scrolling social media in the living room. Well, this is the time to get off the phone and enjoy the movie with family members.


The two featured police officers (stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) are new to the force and take on an exciting mission. 21 Jump Street is a movie that every comedy-lover should watch at least once in their lifetime.

2.   Set It Up

If romantic comedies are more up your alley, check out Set It Up for a great rom-com laugh. This Netflix-exclusive movie, released in 2018, follows the story of two professional assistants in New York City. They both embark on a plan to arrange a relationship with their bosses. The movie follows their attempts to set them up, however, the two soon develop unexpected feelings for each other.

Set It Up is full of plenty of moments that will make you laugh. Directed by Claire Scanlon (also known for her work in the popular show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Set It Up is certainly a must-watch comedy whether you’ve seen it before or not.

3.   The Kissing Booth

Ready to binge a whole series of comedy movies? The Kissing Booth follows the story of two teenagers and their teenage crushes. Though this may sound like a romantic movie, this movie is more hilarious than anything else. In fact, this movie received such excellent reviews that there is now a second and third movie in the series (perfect for an all-day binge).

The Kissing Booth movies are actually based on a popular book, written by
Beth Reekles. If you’re so into this movie trilogy that you can’t get enough, you might even wish to read the book after you finish. Many fans are hopeful that there may be a continuation of the Kissing Booth movies with a potential fourth Kissing Booth movie in question.

4.   Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire is a classic comedy movie that you can always count on for a good laugh! Released in 1996, this over-2-hour-long movie provides plenty of laughs that the whole family can enjoy. This movie stars popular actor Tom Cruise, as a sports agent who starts his own agency at the same time as he falls in love with a single mother (Renee Zellweger).


Many fans of this popular comedy movie do not know that this movie is based on real-life inspiration. This idea sparked this Oscar-winning movie! Many movie buffs know that this movie is one of the most quoted movies of all time!

5.   Notting Hill

Staring classic stars Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, you can’t go wrong watching this popular 1999 rom-com. With the right blend of comedic relief and romance, this movie is sure to help take your mind off whatever is going on in your life. Notting Hill follows the story of William Thacker (Hugh Grant) who owns a bookstore in London. When he runs into a famous actress Anna Scott in his shop, the love story begins.


Though these two characters come from vastly different backgrounds, Notting Hill follows the story of their love through a series of comedic incidents. Filmed in London, this movie is one of the most unique romantic comedies available on Netflix today. If you’re looking to revisit older comedy movies, this one’s for you!

 Sit Back and Relax

Does reading about these 5 stellar comedy movies get you ready for a Netflix binge session? You can’t go wrong with any of these options if you’re in search of a laugh. From romantic comedies like Notting Hill to action comedies like 21 Jump Street, there’s something for everyone in Netflix’s comedy section.