During these unprecedented times of social distancing, sometimes laughter is the best medicine. Luckily, Netflix has a library full of comedies to help lift your spirits up and put a smile on your face. Below, Variety has compiled a list of the best comedies now streaming on the platform.
While there are plenty of classics on the streaming service, including ”Back to the Future,” “Groundhog Day” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” there are also some newer dramedies that will make you shed a few tears in the best way possible, like “Paddleton” and “Other People.”
Looking for the perfect Friday night flick? Consider checking out “The Edge of Seventeen,” starring Hailee Steinfeld in a heartfelt comedy tinged with some dark humor, or take a look at “Lady Bird” featuring some of the biggest young actors on the rise in Hollywood, like Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein.
Some of the other star-studded comedies include Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore in “Dolemite Is My Name,” Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller in “The Meyerowitz Stories” or George Clooney in “Hail, Caesar!” For more female-driven fare, we recommend “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “The Breaker Uppers” or “Lez Bomb.”
If you’re tired of scrolling through hit-or-miss comedies, check out the list below for some films that will surely put a smile on your face.