Continuing from the previous list, these movies round off what I believe to be the funniest films you can watch on Netflix. I've sorted out the criteria from popularity, direction, acting and of course how many times these movies crack me up. Here are my top 10 pick of Netflix comedy movies.
10. Zoolander Is there more to life than being really, really . . . ridiculously good looking? Not according to fictional fashion model Derek Zoolander. This Ben Stiller comedy lampoons the silliness of the male modeling world with some laugh out loud gags by performances from Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. Even David Bowie shows up to showcase his comedic chops!
9. Hot Rod This is a movie which you're either going to find side-splittingly funny, or hate. I for one take the comedic timings of this movie to be sublime. Well maybe not sublime, but damn funny. Andy Samberg plays Rod, a delusional stuntman who fails at every daredevil trick he tries to do. This movie has great comedic timing and awesome one liners galore. Cool beans!
8.Wayne's World Aside from The Blues Brothers, this is probably the funniest movie based on an SNL sketch. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey play two aimless metal-heads who run a public access show out of a basement. Great jokes with some great cameos make this a must watch. Party on Wayne, and party on Garth.
7. Hot Fuzz Simon Pegg plays super cop Nicholas Angel who is promoted, or rather demoted, to serve in the sleepy village of Sandford. Everything seems to be going rather boring for Angel. That is until a series of murders, gunfights and explosions. Hilarity ensues following Pegg and buddy Nick Frost as they find themselves a bunch of outlandish situations. While not as funny as Shaun of the Dead, this is a great installment in the cornetto trilogy.
6. Trading Places Eddie Murphy was on fire in the 80s with this movie as no exception. Trading Places stars Murphy and fellow SNL alum Dan Aykroyd as they swap roles from a vagabond hustler and a wealthy stock consultant. Both actors do great work here. The movie will have you laughing from beginning to end.
5. Clerks Kevin Smith's independent movie proves just how much you can do with a shoe string budget. Clerks follows the rather sad life of Peter Dante and his buddy Randal as they work their meaningless jobs as quickie-mart clerks. The dialog in this movie is something to admire, as well as the first appearances from Jay and Silent Bob.
4.Team America: World Police Oh man, where do I begin with this one. Puppet actors, a crazy plot about North Korea and the goofy impersonations of Hollywood actors. All in a day's work for South Park creators Trey Park and Matt Stone. This movie has without a doubt one of the funnies theme songs in cinema history. F*** yeah!
3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off Come on admit it, everyone wanted to be ultimate slacker Ferris Bueller in high school. John Hughes' teen comdey is hilarious, but also has something to say about life. If you don't look around once in a while, you might miss it.
2. Bad Santa As far as dark comedies go, it doesn't get much bleaker than this. Or funnier. Billy Bob Thorton plays an alcoholic mall Santa who moonlights as a bank robber. Great casting along with a nuanced script makes this one of the funniest holiday movies I've seen.
1. The Naked Gun What can be said, a comedy classic. Leslie Nielsen stars as absent minded Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad. Nielsen was one of the best straight men in movie history, keeping his composure for some laugh out loud sight gags and silly dialog. Along with Airplane, this is director David Zucker's funniest movie and is my pick for best of Netflix.
Do you think I missed something? What's your favorite comedy on Netflix?
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