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29 Hilarious Movies On Netflix For When You Need To Laugh Out Loud

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What's a better way to unwind from a long day or kick-start your weekend than with a funny flick? These days, you can save your time (and money) by streaming one of the many laugh-until-you-cry films. And luckily, there are plenty of hilarious movies on Netflix for when you need a good belly laugh session and don't want to leave the couch.

Although there are a ton of tearjerkers, action-packed movies, and horror films, sometimes you're just in the mood for a really good comedy. No fuss, no frills. After all, the best cure for a stressful day full of meeting tight deadlines or running around after the kids is a good whole-hearted giggle. Whether you're in the mood for a comedy, a dramatic comedy, or rom-com, there's a flick pick on Netflix that's the perfect fit your movie taste. Actors ranging from Eddie Murphy to Olivia Wilde will make your throw your head back in a gasping-for-air kind of laugh —the best kind.

So, be sure to make a pit-stop in the candy and snack aisle before kicking back and streaming one of the best comedies around (or several, hello marathon). From Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days to Jon Heder in The Benchwarmers, there is an endless amount of comedies that'll leave you in tears. Of course the best kind of tears — happy tears.

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1'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days'


What's better than a movie where the lead tries to win a guy over? A film about How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Follow Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey around in this must-see rom-com.

2'Big Daddy'


Adam Sandler and a young Cole Sprouse (alongside his brother Dylan) star in Big Daddy way before Sprouse's Riverdale days. This comedy about an unlikely duo and unexpected fatherhood is sure to make you smile.



What more could you ask for in a comedy than Jonah Hill? Watch the hilarious antics of Hill, Michael Cera, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse unravel in Superbad.

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Although dubbed as a "kid's movie," Minions is truly a comedy that people of all ages can appreciate. Plus, the hilarious Sandra Bullock and Allison Janney voice characters in the film — amazing.

5'White Chicks'


Starring the Wayans brothers, White Chicks is probably a comedy classic that you've already seen. However, it's definitely one you can chuckle at time and time again.

6'The Benchwarmers'


Jon Heder and David Spade star in The Benchwarmers, a comedy about a baseball team full of unexpected winners. This dynamic duo, alongside Rob Schneider, will definitely make you bust your gut from cracking up so hard.

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7'Two Weeks Notice'


Starring Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant, Two Weeks Notice is the perfect rom-com for a Friday night in. This early 2000s flick will have you immersed in all of the throwback feels.



Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in the witty flick Adventureland about the thrills of a budding relationship and summertime amusement park.



Robin Williams and JoJo? Your pre-teen heart is singing right now. Follow this family's RV adventure in the film appropriately titled RV.

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10'Tommy Boy'


Former SNL stars Chris Farley and David Spade star in Tommy Boy. These kings of comedy and a yummy snack are the perfect combination for a great night.

11'Barbershop 2'


Ice Cube and Queen Latifah star in the second installment of the film series, Barbershop. This funny film will leave you wanting more, and you're #blessed that it's a series.

12'Bridget Jones's Diary'


Bridget Jones's Diary is one of the best comedies about taking life by the reins. Follow Renée Zellweger as Bridget as she documents an ever-changing life.

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13'Moonrise Kingdom'


The coming-of-age Moonrise Kingdom tells a quirky story about adventure. It'll leave your imagination running wild.



Caddyshack, starring Chevy Chase and Bill Murray, is a classic. This comedy will definitely satisfy both sports fans and non-sports fans alike.

15'Working Girl'


Sigourney Weaver shines in the rom-com Working Girl. I mean, could you really name a better way to end a day of work than with this flick?

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16'Daddy Day Care'


Daddy Day Care is a film most moms, and really anyone, can relate to a little too well. Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, and Steve Zahan will have you rooting for the newly-established daycare and their newest little friends.

17'Burn After Reading'


Brad Pitt and George Clooney take breaks from their serious roles in Burn After Reading. A few minutes into the film, and you'll be looking a lot like Pitt in this GIF.

18'Drinking Buddies'


Drinking Buddies is the perfect way to unwind on a weekend, especially with a favorite cocktail in your hand. The movie stars actors Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, and Anna Kendrick.

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Frank is a European comedy, made popular in the U.S. thanks to the partial help of Netflix. Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in the film about a band whose frontman wears a paper mâché mask. If that's not out-of-the-box enough for you to get you to watch this funny film, then I don't know what is.

20'Everything Must Go'


It's no doubt that Will Ferrell is a funny man. From Elf to Everything Must Go, Ferrell is guaranteed to make you laugh.

21'Good Burger'


Ah, what a classic. Revisit your preteen days with Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell in Good Burger.

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22'The Little Rascals'


Enjoy the darnedest things kids say in Little Rascals. You'll definitely crack up whether it's the first or fourth time watching this classic.



Fan favorites Sofía Vergara and Robert Downey Jr. are both featured in Chef. Vergara can certainly make you chuckle in Modern Family so, don't second guess her ability to strike again in this comedy.

24'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids'


What a blast from the past. Revisit one of your old-time favorites thanks to Netflix.

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25'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'


Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a classic for many reasons. One of which is its ability to make you laugh out loud. Enjoy this comedy while taking a day off yourself.

26'The Overnight'


Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black) are no strangers to the comedy world. They'll make you fall even more in love with their wit in The Overnight.

27'The Switch'


The Switch stars the hilarious duo of Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. Follow their unpredictable fate in this hilarious rom-com.

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28'The Waterboy'


Adam Sandler strikes again. The Waterboy will win you over with its sharp humor as Sandler takes you from his water boy days straight to the football field .

29'Sausage Party'


Although Sausage Party is not suitable for kids, it has certainly been a hit with adults. Catch the funny subliminal messages in this animated comedy.

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