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Nothing feels arsenic bully arsenic a deep, genuine laugh. It's an look of joy! It's a workout. It's a motion that you're having a bully time.

Netflix has a dazzling action of drama movies that put that good-time emotion connected demand. Whether you're craving action-spiked shenanigans, quirky coming-of-age adventures, awkward humor, stranger-than-fiction silliness, madcap philharmonic numbers, aliases crime pinch a spree of laughs, there's a cleanable prime for you. And we've made singling it retired each nan easier by highlighting nan astir hilarious below.

Here, successful nary peculiar order, are nan 20 funniest movies now streaming connected Netflix.

20. Everything Everywhere All astatine Once

Michelle Yeoh kicks butt successful "Everything Everywhere All astatine Once."

Michelle Yeoh kicks butt successful "Everything Everywhere All astatine Once." Credit: A24

Want a movie pinch a small spot of everything? Then you can't hit nan 2023 Oscar winner for Best Picture. Academy Award–winner Michelle Yeoh stars arsenic a disgruntled Laundromat proprietor who's astatine her wit's extremity betwixt her obligations arsenic a boss, wife, mother, and daughter. And conscionable arsenic she's braced to woody pinch a taxation auditor pinch a surly cognition (Academy Award–winner Jamie Lee Curtis), a dashing type of her hubby (Academy Award–winner Ke Huy Quan) bursts onto nan segment from a parallel beingness to loop her into a quest to prevention each existence. Packed pinch perfectly bonkers action, outrageous jokes, dizzying style, and performances arsenic silly arsenic they are profoundly poignant, The Daniels' Everything Everywhere All astatine Once is nan benignant of movie that'll person you laughing, crying, gasping, and possibly moreover reconsidering your life up to now. — Kristy Puchko, Film Editor

How to watch: Everything Everywhere All astatine Once is now streaming connected Netflix.

19. My Best Friend's Wedding

Julia Roberts successful "My Best Friend's Wedding."

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P.J. Hogan's 1997 offering blew up nan accepted rom-com standards. Forget nan communicative of boy meets woman that ends successful a happily-ever-after wedding betwixt nan two. America's Sweetheart Julia Roberts playfully torched her casting niche arsenic nan masterfully (and hilariously) manipulative Jules, who's hellbent connected getting her bestie (Dermot Mulroney) to autumn for her earlier he tin wed a overmuch younger female (Cameron Diaz). Cultures conflict arsenic this metropolis woman invades nan bride's Southern-charmed family. Plus, location are vulnerable flirtations, outrageous jokes, an infectious sing-along, and Rupert Everett arsenic nan cheery bff who proves to beryllium nan movie's MVP. — K.P.

How to watch: My Best Friend's Wedding is now streaming connected Netflix.

18. The Holiday

There’s nary amended balm for heartbreak and loneliness than ditching your life to alert to different state for a tiny solo vacation. That is, until nan loneliness and heartbreak travel you there. In The Holiday, Kate Winslet’s depressed British journalist Iris decides to do a location switch pinch Cameron Diaz’s recently azygous Amanda, a Hollywood trailer editor (the slightest believable portion of nan film, but we’ll return it). Amanda heads to a dreamy cottage successful nan English countryside wherever she meets a charming azygous begetter played by Jude Law, while Iris gets a sensation of L.A. glamour surviving successful Amanda’s modern Hollywood Hills home. Mind you, this is a Nancy Meyers film, truthful each group is simply a magazine-worthy dream house. Plus, there's a Jack Black philharmonic interlude!

As overmuch arsenic The Holiday is simply a perfectly cozy rom-com, it’s besides an fantabulous drama astir Hollywood itself. If you emotion movies that humorously wink astatine nan industry, complete pinch fabulous cameos, this 1 hits nan spot. — Oliver Whitney, Contributing Writer

How to watch: The Holiday is now streaming connected Netflix.

17. Bodies Bodies Bodies

Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Chase Sui Wonders, and Rachel Sennott successful "Bodies Bodies Bodies."

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Like your drama pinch a broadside of murder? Directed by Halina Reijn, this A24 thriller boasts a playful premise and a bevy of basking stars. Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Myha'la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace, and Pete Davidson play a motley unit of friends who scheme for a chaotic play successful a distant mansion. But erstwhile a childish crippled of dress execution leads to existent bloodshed, these friends move suspicious of each different faster than you tin opportunity statement foul. Cleverly constructed, wickedly funny, and weirdly hot, Bodies Bodies Bodies is a demented delight. —K.P.

How to watch: Bodies Bodies Bodies is now streaming connected Netflix.

16. Bullet Train

If you for illustration your drama pinch in-your-face action, you should title to cheque retired this 2022 romp from Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. It's a high-octane movie that asks nan classical question: "What happens if you heap a bunch of assassins onto 1 slug train done Japan?" The reply is delightfully daffy carnage.

Brad Pitt leads a star-studded formed arsenic a merc who's mislaid his bloodlust. What's expected to beryllium a elemental snatch-and-go occupation turns dangerously analyzable arsenic he crosses paths pinch a cavalcade of funny characters, each of whom are rocking codification names for illustration Tangerine, Lemon, Wolf, The Prince, The Hornet, and White Death. Rapid-fire wit is wielded by nan likes of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Shannon, Bad Bunny, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Joey King, Zazie Beetz, and Sandra Bullock. Also wielded? Every shape of limb you tin imagine, from guns and knives to poison, chaotic animals, and moreover a well-traveled h2o bottle. Sound cool? Catch it while you can. — K.P.

How to watch: Bullet Train is now streaming connected Netflix.

15. Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Zach Galifianakis looks annoyed.

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Zach Galifianakis' awkward personage question and reply web bid Between Two Ferns mightiness not look for illustration fodder for a full-length movie, but Between Two Ferns: The Movie goes double meta by presenting his occurrence connected Funny aliases Die arsenic an reproach to nan actor's volition to big a "serious" question and reply show. Galifianakis nan characteristic sets disconnected to correct nan presumption that his original show is simply a joke by interviewing moreover more celebrities, for illustration John Cho, Keanu Reeves, Gal Gadot, Tiffany Haddish, and more. — Alexis Nedd, Senior Entertainment Reporter

How to watch: Between Two Ferns: The Movie is now streaming connected Netflix.

14. Do Revenge

Camila Mendes and Sophie Turner successful "Do Revenge."

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Looking for a revenge flick that pays tribute to teen classics for illustration Mean Girls, Heathers, Cruel Intentions, and more? Then cheque retired Do Revenge, a acheronian drama judge to subordinate nan canon of iconic precocious schoolhouse movies. Students Drea (Camila Mendes) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke) couldn't beryllium much different... isolated from nan truth that some person awesome bones to prime pinch group who ruined their reputations. They determine to squad up and execute 1 another's revenge plans, which leads down a winding roadworthy of morally dubious choices, snappy one-liners, and fantabulous outfits.

Mendes and Hawke person awesome chemistry, but it's Sophie Turner who damn adjacent steals nan show successful a spot portion that simply must beryllium seen to beryllium believed.* — Belen Edwards, Entertainment Reporter

How to watch: Do Revenge is now streaming connected Netflix.

13. Hunt for nan Wilderpeople

Ricky Baker and Hec successful nan wilderness.

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This 2016 escapade astir bad ovum Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) and his curmudgeonly foster begetter Hec (Sam Neill) is nan benignant of eccentric delight that writer/director Taika Waititi specializes in (this clip co-writing pinch Barry Crump, who wrote nan original book).

After losing his foster mother, Ricky flees into nan forests of New Zealand; Hec pursues him, only to recognize he doesn't consciousness nan request to return to civilization either. Together, they go nan wilderpeople, surviving disconnected nan onshore and evading seizure from authorities, including Thor: Ragnarok's Rachel House. Wilderpeople is adjacent parts stirring, hilarious, and absurd — a silly yet sentimental communicative of recovered family and escapade that tin beryllium loved by all. — Proma Khosla, Senior Entertainment Reporter

How to watch: Hunt for nan Wilderpeople is now streaming connected Netflix.

12. Always Be My Maybe

Ali Wong and Keanu Reeves successful "Always Be My Maybe."

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What if nan 1 who sewage distant sewage a 2nd chance? Back successful nan day, Sasha and Marcus were tight arsenic a slap bracelet. But 1 fumbled nighttime successful a sweaty backseat seemed to shatter their early together.

Fifteen years later, she's a world-renowned cook and he's — good — he's moving for his dad's HVAC business and playing pinch his set connected nan side. Still, destiny arranges for them to reconnect, which could mean Marcus (Randall Park) has a changeable to show Sasha (Ali Wong) really he feels. Comedy ensues arsenic nan stakes get precocious erstwhile Keanu Reeves crashes nan party, being each weird and basking and having nan audacity to be Keanu Reeves! This Nahnatchka Khan–helmed laffer besides boasts appearances by James Saito, Charlyne Yi, Karan Soni, Daniel Dae Kim, and Michelle Buteau.* — K.P.

How to watch: Always Be My Maybe is now streaming connected Netflix.

11. The 'Burbs

If you've ever wondered what nan hellhole your weirdo neighbors person been getting up to complete there, past head Joe Dante has sewage conscionable nan drama for you. 

Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher prima arsenic Ray and Carol Peterson – normal folks, starring normal suburban lives — until a family moves successful adjacent doorway that Ray becomes convinced are portion of a Satanic cult practicing ritualized quality sacrifice. 

Spurred connected by his pushy champion friends, Art (Rick Ducommun) and Mark (Bruce Dern), Ray's investigation goes disconnected nan heavy extremity fast. And Dante, whose oeuvre ranges from Piranha to The Howling and Gremlins, ramps up nan outrageousness pinch chaotic abandon. The 'Burbs is a cult classical successful nan consciousness that it sewage bad reviews erstwhile it first came retired but became beloved complete nan years, acknowledgment to its endless rewatchability connected location video and cable. Treat yourself to nan spooky drama that's a awesome watch year-round.* — Jason Adams, Contributing Writer

How to watch: The ‘Burbs is now streaming connected Netflix.

10. Dolemite Is My Name

Eddie Murphy arsenic Rudy Ray Moore.

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Chronicling nan existent communicative of precocious comedian Rudy Ray Moore — besides known arsenic Dolemite — this Eddie Murphy conveyance is worthy each infinitesimal of viewing.

An outrageous showbiz comedy, Dolemite Is My Name is astatine erstwhile a poignant look astatine nan life of an underdog and an unbelievably bully time. With supporting performances by Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Wesley Snipes, Craig Robinson, and more, this biopic offers much beat-for-beat joyousness than galore of its fictional counterparts. Sensational, aspirational, and electric: You'll emotion it. — Alison Foreman, Entertainment Reporter

How to watch: Dolemite Is My Name is now streaming connected Netflix.

9. The Polka King

Jack Black and Jason Schwartzman successful "Polka King."

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Sometimes existent crime tin lead to immoderate pitch-perfect acheronian comedy. This is nan lawsuit for this outrageous offering, which stars Jack Black arsenic infamous scammer/local personage Jan Lewan. Black brings each nan stone prima panache you request to understand really Lewan could beryllium truthful beguiling to nan Pennsylvanian retirees who surrendered their savings to nan self-proclaimed Polka King.

Screenwriters Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky gave this communicative of fraud and showmanship shape. But they wisely trusted successful nan section flair of the terrific 2009 documentary The Man Who Would Be Polka King to supply immoderate of nan wildest lines of dialogue. Plucking directly from interviews pinch nan friends, family, and victims of Jan Lewan, this drama feels alien than fabrication but is jaw-droppingly real. Salty supporting turns from Jenny Slate, Jacki Weaver, and Jason Schwartzman bring added fun.* — K.P.

How to watch: The Polka King is now streaming connected Netflix.

8. The Mitchells vs. The Machines

A family freaks retired successful their car.

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Sony Pictures Animation has fixed audiences specified daring and move animated movies arsenic Surf's Up, Hotel Transylvania, and Spider-Man: Into nan Spider-Verse. This zany 2021 merchandise centers connected a family who's battling backmost nan robo-apocalypse pinch togetherness, net savviness, and a wall-eyed pug named Monchi (voiced by societal media icon Doug nan Pug).

The Mitchells' escapade into chaos originates erstwhile girl Katie (Abbi Jacobson) is poised to spell disconnected to college. Desperate for 1 past family-unifying roadworthy trip, her dada (Danny McBride) piles nan full family into his beater of a vehicle, unknowingly charting a fateful way into heroics. Director Mike Rianda infuses Katie's excitable position passim nan movie by working successful net memes, societal media-style reactions, and blitz of bonkers visuals. It’s a bold move that mightiness alienate immoderate viewers but has mostly won nan acclaim of critics and kiddos.* — K.P.

How to watch: The Mitchells vs. The Machines is now streaming connected Netflix.

7. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) ponders a execution enigma successful "Glass Onion."

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Writer/director Rian Johnson follows up his critically heralded whodunnit pinch a sequel that's moreover much explosive than Knives Out. Southern gentleman/detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is back, drawling deductions and whipping retired witticisms, overmuch to nan chagrin of a group of able and conniving friends.

It was expected to beryllium a execution enigma play wherever homicide was conscionable a game. But erstwhile tech scion Miles Bron (Edward Norton) brings together his closest friends and worst enemy, existent humor will beryllium spilled, and nan crippled is afoot! Joining successful connected nan comically chaotic nosy are Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., and Jessica Henwick. — K.P.

How to watch: Glass Onion is now streaming connected Netflix.

6. The Forty-Year-Old Version

Radha Blank sips beverage connected a autobus successful "The Forty-Year-Old Version."

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The Forty-Year-Old Version isn’t conscionable immoderate movie astir a struggling New York artist, but 1 astir a Black female playwright who’s continually held backmost from creating thing authentic to her perspective. Radha Blank’s autobiographical directorial debut, which she besides wrote, produced, and stars in, is simply a searing, funny, and unabashedly honorable look astatine nan compromises Black creatives are pushed to make successful a world dominated by whiteness.

A coach approaching her 40th birthday, Radha (Blank) gets nan chance to nutrient 1 of her plays — only aft she refuses to constitute a enslaved musical. But forced to alteration her imagination to appease achromatic audiences, Radha considers a wholly different mean to definitive herself: becoming a rapper. The Forty-Year-Old Version may beryllium 1 of nan astir slept-on Netflix originals, and it’s a shame we’ve yet to spot different movie from Blank since, itself an indictment of an manufacture that fails to continually level earthy and honorable Black storytelling.* — Oliver Whitney, Freelance Contributor

How to watch: The Forty-Year-Old Version is now streaming connected Netflix.

5. Vampires vs. nan Bronx

Kids successful a creepy hallway.

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Want a movie that's sewage excitement, comedy, a scorching connection astir nan evils of gentrification, and is simply a kid-friendly romp? Then return a wound retired of Vampires vs. nan Bronx.

Oz Perkins's PG-13 horror-comedy centers connected Afro-Latino teens who admit that a flurry of missing personification posters and an influx of rich | achromatic folks pinch tote bags intends bad news for nan neighborhood. Together, they squad up Monster Squad-style to return down nan bloodsuckers and prevention their community. With a crisp wit, a lukewarm heart, a rich | consciousness of atmosphere, and an adjacent appreciation for nan Blade movies and '80s Amblin, Vampires vs. nan Bronx is an easy watch afloat of rewards.* — K.P.

How to watch: Vampires vs. nan Bronx is now streaming connected Netflix.

4. The Boxtrolls

Laika Studios has made a sanction for itself successful animation by creating whimsical stop-motion adventures like Coraline, ParaNorman, Kubo and nan Two Strings, and Missing Link. But nan funniest of nan bunch is their quirky adjustment of Alan Snow's caller Here Be Monsters! Set successful a municipality wherever able men deterioration gangly achromatic hats and dine connected uncommon cheeses, The Boxtrolls swiftly ushers audiences into nan sewers below, wherever nan eponymous critters unrecorded peacefully, building gadgets from garbage and wearing abandoned cardboard boxes arsenic clothing. Living among them is simply a quality kid called Eggs. Why? Well that's astatine nan bosom of this wacky communicative of prejudice to unbox. The cardinal point you'll want to cognize is this movie is funky, fun, and family-friendly while beryllium perfectly hilarious, stuffed pinch ocular gags, kooky music, and comical twists you won't spot coming. — K.P.

How to watch: The Boxtrolls is now streaming connected Netflix.

3. The Breaker Upperers

This hidden gem comes from New Zealand, nan fertile drama crushed that gave america Taika Waititi, Flight of nan Conchords, and What We Do successful nan Shadows. Waititi collaborators Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, and Jemaine Clement squad up for a profoundly quirky buddy drama astir 2 long-time besties pinch a bonkers — but superb — business model.

Need personification to dump your partner truthful you tin debar a messy confrontation? Call connected Jen and Mel (co-writers/co-directors/co-leads van Beek and Madeleine Sami). For a reasonable fee, these fearless Breaker Upperers will impersonate constabulary officers, play pregnant, aliases moreover clone your decease to thief you shade an ex. Whatever nan shenanigans, van Beek and Sami sparkle. Booming pinch chaotic joke and large heart, this drama is guaranteed to time off you cackling.* — K.P.

Where to watch: The Breaker Upperers is now streaming connected Netflix.

2. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Rachel McAdams sings onstage.

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With its estimation for wacky philharmonic numbers, nan Eurovision Song Contest is ripe for parody. Luckily for Eurovision lovers, nan title gets nan send-up it deserves successful this gloriously goofy flick starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. They play nan Icelandic philharmonic duo Fire Saga, who find themselves successful nan Eurovision spotlight. There, they observe that nan famed title is simply a world of cutthroat competitors, glitzy costumes, and many, many bops.

Eurovision Song Contest is afloat of larger-than-life characters and ridiculous humor, but it's besides teeming pinch Eurovision references that will person fans laughing and cheering. For each "Jaja Ding Dong," there's a joyful Song-A-Long — and some are great! Pair each that pinch pitch-perfect comedic performances from Ferrell and McAdams, and you person a drama that will some person you successful stitches and triumph your heart. (Best of all, if you weren't a Eurovision extreme earlier seeing this movie, you'll decidedly beryllium 1 by nan clip it ends.)* — B.E.

How to watch: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is now streaming connected Netflix.

1. Monty Python and nan Holy Grail

Monty Python successful a segment of ridiculous knights.

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Made up of Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam, nan drama troupe Monty Python are nan uncontested kings of comedy. So it's only fitting that we raise a solid to their astir celebrated film, Monty Python and nan Holy Grail. Sure, Life of Brian has iconoclastic nosy pinch Bible stories — and a toe-tapping sound number to boot! But galore of nan crew's astir memorable characters tumble distant successful this parody of Arthurian lore.

From nan knights Who Say "Ni!" to nan dreaded Rabbit of Caerbannog to a taunting Frenchman to nan Black Knight who'll ne'er opportunity die, Holy Grail is overflowing pinch madcap comedy. It's endlessly quotable, stupidly funny, and captures everything that made this drama squad spectacular. Not to mention, it everlastingly changed really we spot coconuts, swallows, hamsters, and elderberries. — K.P. & A.F.

How to watch: Monty Python and nan Holy Grail is now streaming connected Netflix.

* denotes that this blurb appeared successful a erstwhile Mashable list. 

UPDATE: Mar. 27, 2024, 2:21 p.m. EDT This communicative has been updated to bespeak nan existent action connected Netflix.

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Kristy Puchko is nan Film Editor astatine Mashable. Based successful New York City, she's an established movie professional and intermezo reporter, who has traveled nan world connected assignment, covered a assortment of movie festivals, co-hosted movie-focused podcasts, interviewed a wide array of performers and filmmakers, and had her activity published connected RogerEbert.com, Vanity Fair, and The Guardian. A personnel of nan Critics Choice Association and GALECA arsenic good arsenic a Top Critic connected Rotten Tomatoes, Kristy's superior attraction is movies. However, she's besides been known to gush complete television, podcasts, and committee games. You tin travel her connected Twitter.

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