24 Best Comedies on Hulu

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Anybody would love a good laugh after a hectic day at work. To make things easier for you, we scoured the internet for film reviews from audiences and critics and picked some of the best comedies available on Hulu. Although the volume may be overwhelming, every movie on this list has been successful in making people laugh.

Below you’ll find 24 best comedies available on Hulu.

24 of the Best Comedies Available on Hulu

  1. Booksmart
  2. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  3. I, Tonya
  4. Heathers
  5. Sorry to Bother You
  6. Support the Girls
  7. Ingrid Goes West
  8. The Hustle
  9. A Simple Favor
  10. The Art of Self-Defense
  11. Back to School
  12. Big Time Adolescence
  13. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
  14. The Interview
  15. Superbad
  16. Overboard
  17. Instant Family
  18. I Feel Pretty
  19. Palm Springs
  20. Up in the Air
  21. Beach Bum
  22. Chicken Run
  23. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  24. Knocked Up

1. Booksmart

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The movie Booksmart centers around two best friends and straight-A students, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein). The night before graduation, the two girls decide to go to their first high school party. Suddenly they realize that they missed out on all the fun in their teenage years while working too hard to become academic superstars. 

To make up for all the exciting memories they could have made in their four years of high school, Amy and Molly try to make that night one as chaotic and adventurous as possible. Directed by Olivia Wilde, this coming-of-age comedy film will ensure that you get some serious laughs. 

2. Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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Based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump, this adventure comedy-drama is written and directed by Taika Waititi. The plot centers around Uncle Hector (Sam Neill) and Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), a father figure, and a foster son, respectively. 

The two become the targets of a national manhunt while they are hiding in the New Zealand bush. Things get interesting when they slowly bond while figuring out how to escape the arrest. Though the set-up sounds like a thriller, it quickly veers towards a fun and witty mood.

Any fan of adventure comedy-drama is sure to love this movie and get a good laugh. It’s filled with hilarious mishaps, heart-warming moments, and stunning scenery.

3. I, Tonya

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Directed by Craig Gillespie and written by Steven Rogers, this American biographical sports black comedy film stars Margot Robbie as Tony Harding, an ace figure skater. 

Growing up, Tonya was sent to Diane Rawlinson, a popular coach in figure skating, to focus on her skating career. She becomes one of the best figure skaters in the United States and wishes to progress to the next level. The plot takes a turn as her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan), becomes abusive and plans to injure fellow Olympic, forcing both women to step back from the national championship.

Inspired by a true story, this film is both emotional and witty at the same time. 

4. Heathers

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Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) plays the role of a popular girl in the fictional Westerburg High School. She is part of a snobby but feared clique that consists of three other girls with the same first name: Heather. Wanting to get out of the group that is destroying her good-girl reputation, Veronica comes up with a master plan and teams up with a sociopath to kill the others and stage their deaths as suicides.

Written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann, this American black comedy teen is definitely a must-stream classic. The art of vengeance in this dark comedy may not be for the faint-hearted, but the humor, along with the mysterious vibes, is fun to watch.

5. Sorry to Bother You

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This black comedy-drama film is written and directed by Boots Riley, in his directorial debut. The plot centers around a young black telemarketer named Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) who discovers how to succeed at work using a white accent. 

Cassius takes the job as a telemarketer as he was struggling to pay his rent. He finds it difficult to talk to customers until his co-worker tells him to use the white voice to deal with customers. After he masters the accent, Cassius is promoted to an elite position. The film continues as the protagonist propels into greed that makes him do a lot of weird things. 

The film is interesting, smart, and witty. As one of the most daring debuts of 2018, the film received praise for its cast and Riley’s exceptional screenplay and direction. 

6. Support the Girls

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Support the Girls is an American comedy film that stars Lisa (Regina Hall) as the general manager at a highway-side sports bar, Double Whammies. She has blind faith in her employees and protects them from unpleasant and rude interactions with the customers.

Regardless of Lisa’s commitment to the restaurant, her boss, Cubby (James LeGros), repeatedly threatens to fire her. He gets even more annoyed as he finds out the good deeds Lisa has been doing to help her employees. The film takes an interesting turn when Lisa has to deal with newly recruited difficult employees. 

This big-hearted comedy directed by Andrew Bujalski will warm your heart and help you unwind after a long day at work.  

7. Ingrid Goes West

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6.6/1086/100Hulu
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Ingrid Goes West is a dark comedy-drama film directed by Matt Spicer and written by Spicer and David Branson Smith. It portrays the social media trap in which the perfect lives of influencers negatively influence their followers. 

The film centers around the life of Ingrid Thorburn, a social media stalker and an unstable woman from Pennsylvania. She is tempted to live like her social media idol, Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), living in Los Angeles. Ingrid decides to move to LA and befriend Sloane. 

An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star. 

The film received praise for its script, humor, and cast. It won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017.

8.The Hustle

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Penny (Rebel Wilson) and Josephine (Anne Hathaway) are two con artists. One traps men into giving her money, and the other cons the world’s richest men out of their money. Once they realize that two heads are better than one, they decide to team up to con people out of even more money. They compete with each other to con a tech billionaire, Thomas Westerburg, played by Alex Sharp.  

This female-centered American comedy film is directed by Chris Addison. The foolish acts of the con artists and the tricks they come up with are fun to watch. This film is a remake of the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a remake of Bedtime Story, a film released in 1964. 

9. A Simple Favor

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A Simple Favor stars Anna Kendrick as Stephanie Smothers, a single mother who runs a parenting vlog about recipes and crafts for parents. On her son’s playdate, she meets Emily Nelson (Blake Lively), an upper-class woman who works as a PR director for a fashion company. They become friends and exchange stories from their childhood and adulthood. Emily tells Stephanie about her financial situation and her unsuccessful husband. 

When Emily faces a work crisis, she asks Stephanie to babysit her son. However, Emily does not return or leave any message for two days. The film continues with Stephanie trying to find out Emily’s whereabouts.

This American black comedy crime thriller film is directed by Paul Feig from a screenplay by Jessica Sharzer. The movie is based on the thriller novel A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell.

10. The Art of Self-Defense

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This black comedy martial arts film is written and directed by Riley Stearns. The plot centers around a young accountant, Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg), who is a little socially inept. 

One night, a gang on motorcycles attacks Casey on the street. Following the recovery, he plans to buy a handgun for his safety. But when he encounters a karate dōjō led by a mysterious sensei (Alessandro Nivola), he decides to attend karate classes instead of buying the gun. The storyline continues with Casey meeting a girl named Anna (Imogen Poots) at the dōjō. 

11. Back to School

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Back to School centers around a wealthy but uneducated father, Thornton Meloni (Rodney Dangerfield), and a college-going son, Jason Melon (Keith Gordon). 

Jason has no friends in his college, except for his roommate. When Thornton found out that his son wants to drop out of college, he decided to enroll in the school as a student himself. When the college dean David Martin expresses a lack of interest in Thornton entering college, he bribes Martin with a donation to develop college infrastructure. Martin then admits him alongside Jason.

Things get interesting when Thornton starts going to college with his son. The film, directed by Alan Metter, was well received by its viewers and appreciated for its script and cast.

12. Big Time Adolescence

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This coming-of-age comedy film is written and directed by Jason Orley. It is about a teenager named Monroe (Griffin Gluck) who is negatively influenced by his older best friend, Zeke (Pete Davidson), who spends most of his time drinking and smoking. 

When Monroe was younger, his older sister Kate used to date Zeke. Although they broke up, Monroe remained close friends with Zeke. His parents were concerned about Zeke’s influence on Monroe, but they allowed him to hang out and spend time with Zeke. 

The storyline moves forward with Zeke acquiring marijuana and drinks for Mo and shows many other instances that shape Mo as a person.

13. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

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A classic adventure comedy film of the ’90s, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure stars Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman, an unusual person who comes across as a fun-loving child with animated facial expressions.

One day, Pee-wee Herman gets his most treasured bike stolen while he is inside a mall. Desperately, he tries to find out the bike’s whereabouts and the person who stole it. When the police seemed helpless, he even offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could bring back his bike.  

When nothing seems to work, he visits a psychic named “Madam Ruby,” who tells him that the bike is in San Antonio. Herman sets off to Antonio in search of his stolen bicycle. Directed by Tim Burton, this adventure comedy film received positive feedback from the viewers and was nominated for a Young Artist Award.

14. The Interview

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The Interview is a political satire action black comedy film with the storyline revolving around a tabloid show “Skylark Tonight” run by David Skylark (James Franco) and Aaron Rapaport (Seth Rogen). 

The journalists set up a surprise interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, a big fan of the show. But the plot takes a turn when the CIA recruits Skylark and Rapaport to assassinate the North Korean leader.

The movie started an international crisis, but viewers enjoy its dark humor and unexpected twist of events. The movie is co-produced and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Who better to create an edgy, hilarious comedy about such a difficult situation?

15. Superbad

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Directed by Greg Mottola and produced by Judd Apatow, this coming-of-age teen comedy film is a good watch when you need a laugh.

The plot focuses on two codependent high school seniors, Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera). Before their graduation, the two boys decide to party and lose their virginity. But their plans take a dramatic turn. 

Superbad fans love the chemistry between Seth and Evan. The film received many positive reviews from viewers as well as critics. It’s a classic comedy that brought many stars into the spotlight.

16. Overboard

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This romantic comedy film is about a wealthy yacht owner, Leonardo Montenegro (Eugenio Derbez), and a widowed single mother of three daughters, Kate Sullivan (Anna Faris), who is often mistreated by Leo.

One day, the spoiled yacht owner slips off the yacht and falls into the ocean. He loses his memory and is diagnosed with amnesia. Kate learns about this incident and tells her friend Theresa about it. Determined to pay back for his misdeeds, Kate decides to convince Leo that they are married. 

The film, directed by Rob Greenberg, portrays the life of a struggling, working-class woman that becomes interesting as she comes up with her new plan.

17. Instant Family

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If you are in the mood for a family comedy-drama, Instant Family would be a good watch. It centers around a husband and a wife, Pete Wagner (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie Wagner (Rose Byrne), who adopt three young children.

The couple enrolls in a foster care run by social workers. They encounter a 15-year-old girl named Lizzy at a fair, who impresses the couple. The foster care team tells the couple that the girl has two siblings, 10-year-old Juan and 6-year-old Lita. Furthermore, they learn that the mother of the children is a drug addict and is in prison. 

The story moves forward with the couple discussing with their families about adoption and the events that follow. Instant Family is directed by Sean Anders

18. I Feel Pretty

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This interesting American comedy film is centered around a woman, Renee Bennett (Amy Schumer), who struggles with her insecurities. One day, she wakes up from a fall and suddenly believes that she is the most efficient and beautiful girl in the world. The movie gets interesting as she begins to live her life with new-found confidence and fearlessness.

Written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, this film will inspire those who have low self-esteem. While Renee is confident in her abilities, what happens when she realizes that her appearance has not changed?  

19. Palm Springs

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This American romantic comedy film is about two strangers who get stuck in the same time loop. Although the storyline may sound strange at first, the movie is fun to watch and is sure to make you laugh.

Nyles (Andy Samberg) and maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Milioti) meet on Tala and Abe’s wedding day. Nyles delivers an impromptu speech at the reception as Sarah was not ready with her maid of honor speech. Following the event, Nyles and Sarah talk and bond with each other. But the film takes an interesting turn when both of them get stuck in the same time loop, not able to escape the venue and themselves.

Palm Springs is directed by Max Barbakow and written by Andy Siara. The film received many positive reviews, especially the cast and the engaging concept. 

20. Up in the Air

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Up in the Air is a comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner. It is based on the 2001 novel Up in the Air by Walter Kim. 

The protagonist, Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), is an entrepreneur working for a human resources consultancy firm that aids in employee termination. His work allows him to travel around the country and meet new people. On one such business trip, he meets Alex Goran (Vera Farmiga), a beautiful and clever businesswoman who is also a frequent flier.

Alex and Ryan bond and develop a casual relationship. As both their jobs are flexible, they meet in different cities, depending on their schedules. But a new business model in Ryan’s company ruins their plans. It’s an excellent choice for those in search of drama and comedy in the same high-quality film.

21. The Beach Bum

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This is an American stoner comedy film that stars Matthew McConaughey as Moondog, a stoner who lives a hedonistic and carefree lifestyle. The film follows the adventures of Moondog while he finishes his new novel, traveling around the Florida Keys. He meets and flirts with women he meets on his trips. 

The film shows his wealthy wife, Minnie (Isla Fisher), who is in an affair with Moondog’s friend. The film is written and directed by Harmony Korine. Following the release, the film received mixed reviews, but it is a fun-to-watch movie if you are in the mood to laugh and relax.

22. Chicken Run

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If you are up for an animated adventure comedy film, Chicken Run is a good option. Directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park, the film received many positive compliments following its release.

The plot centers on a group of chickens living on a farm run by the Tweedys. Wanting to escape the farm, the chickens come up with many ideas but are always caught. They are also annoyed by the low profits the farm generates. The film gets interesting as a rooster named Rocky Rhodes arrives at the farm after being shot from a circus cannon. 

The chickens get excited and plead with the rooster to help them fly and escape the farm. They even plan to build a pie machine to make the production process on the farm fully automated.

23. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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This interesting romantic comedy film centers around Peter Bretter (Jason Segel), a music composer for a TV Show. Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), his girlfriend, breaks up with him after a long five-year relationship. 

To deal with the breakup, Peter takes a vacation and sets off to Hawaii. The film takes an interesting turn when he learns that his ex-girlfriend Sarah is also traveling to the same place with her new boyfriend. The events that follow, including how Peter deals with his new situation, is fun to watch.

The film is directed by Nicholas Stoller and bagged many positive reviews from critics.  

24. Knocked Up

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This American romantic comedy, co-produced and directed by Judd Apatow, follows the story of a career-minded woman, Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl), and a party animal, Ben Stone (Seth Rogen).

Alison Scott receives a promotion at work and goes to a local nightclub to celebrate. She meets Ben, who works on a porn website with his roommates and has no aim in life. They end up having sex that night without using protection. Sarah leaves the next morning, which upsets Ben. 

The film engages the audience when Sarah visits Ben eight weeks later to tell him that she is pregnant with his child. Knocked Up received a lot of positive compliments from critics for its humor and the cast. It’s a fun choice for any fan of adult comedies.