9 Best Comedies on Amazon Prime

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Best Comedies on Amazon Prime

Whether you are looking for a fun night with friends or a chill night to yourself, putting on a comedy will always be the highlight of the evening. Long gone are the days you had to wait for a movie rental to come in. Amazon Prime has several comedies on demand to choose from that will keep you laughing throughout the night. 

Below you’ll find the top 9 best comedies available on Amazon Prime.

9 of the Best Comedies Available on Amazon Prime

  1. Coming to America
  2. Coming 2 America
  3. Jumanji: The Next Level
  4. Zombieland: Double Tap
  5. Bridesmaids
  6. My Spy
  7. Meet the Parents
  8. The Addams Family
  9. The Big Sick

1. Coming to America

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Coming to America (1988) – IMDb

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
7.1/1071/100Amazon Prime (subscription), or rent/buy on Google Play, Cineplex, Microsoft, YouTube, AppleTV, and Amazon

Many Eddie Murphy lovers are re-watching this fan-favorite since ‘Coming 2 America’ has recently released, the second film of this franchise. 

Akeem Joffer, played by Eddie Murphy, is the heir to the throne of Zamunda, a fictitious country in Africa. After being introduced to his bride-to-be, he realizes that he wants to find an American woman with a mind of her own. 

The movie follows the prince and his loyal servant as they try to fit into the American lifestyle. Eventually, the prince falls in love with an American woman. He spends most of the movie trying to win her over. 

2. Coming 2 America

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Coming 2 America (2021) – IMDb

IMDb Rating Rotten Tomatoes RatingWhere Else to Watch
5.4/1050/100Amazon Prime (subscription)

Eddie Murphey (Prince Akeem), Arsenio Hall (Semmi), and several other cast members reprise their roles for Coming 2 America. 

Even though this sequel did not do as well as its predecessor, audiences still appreciated how the movie continued the characters’ stories from the first film. 

This movie follows Prince Akeem back to America to find his long-lost son. Throughout the story, the prince attempts to grow closer to his son and build a relationship. Once again, he struggles to mesh with the American lifestyle smoothly. 

3. Jumanji: The Next Level

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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesWhere Else to Watch
6.6/1071/100Amazon Prime (subscription), or rent/buy on Google Play, Cineplex, Microsoft, YouTube, AppleTV, and Amazon

Jumanji: The Next Level is just as exciting as the first installment in the series. The whole main cast is back for the second movie, along with some new faces such as Awkawinfa, playing Ming. 

The reviewers commented on how much they enjoyed the comedy in this film. The actors seemed to be having a blast filming the movie.

This film follows Martha, Fridge, and Bethany, along with some new players, as they try to find Spencer, who seems to have disappeared back into the game. Much like the first movie, the gang has to survive harsh conditions without losing too many lives. Overall, it is a fun, silly, and fast-paced movie that the whole family will love. 

4. Zombieland: Double Tap

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Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesWhere Else to Watch
6.7/1069/100Amazon Prime (subscription), or rent/buy on Google Play, Cineplex, Microsoft, YouTube, AppleTV, and Amazon

If you loved the first movie, its sequel would not disappoint. The crew is back, and audiences love how over-the-top this movie is with its fun banter and horrifying zombies.

The movie follows Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone), and the rest of the gang as they fight against stronger, mutated zombies from their headquarters in the White House. When Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) doesn’t return after her sudden departure, the crew heads out and tries to find her, all the while looking for a final safe haven.

5. Bridesmaids

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Bridesmaids (2011) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesWhere Else to Watch
6.8/1090/100Amazon Prime (subscription),  Crave Starz (subscription), or rent/buy on Google Play, Cineplex, Microsoft, YouTube, Illico, and AppleTV

Bridesmaids is a classic comedy that is perfect for an adult movie night. Audiences rave about how the movie can simultaneously curl you up with laughter, all the while allowing you to appreciate supportive friendships. 

Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a bridesmaid for her childhood best friend. However, her life is a complete mess. She has no boyfriend, her business has hit rock bottom, and she has no hope. Even so, Annie puts a smile on her face, pretends everything is okay, and tries to be the best bridesmaid for her friend. 

The movie has knee-slapping humor mixed with heartfelt moments that will keep you engaged throughout the entire film. 

6. My Spy

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My Spy (2020) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesWhere Else to Watch
6.3/1048/100Amazon Prime (subscription), or rent/buy on Google Play, Cineplex, Microsoft, YouTube, Illico, and AppleTV

When Sophie (Chloe Coleman) catches JJ (Dave Bautista), a CIA agent, JJ agrees to teach Sophie how to be a spy if she keeps quiet. As the two continue to interact, JJ soon realizes how smart Sophie is as they exchange in a battle of wits. 

My Spy has a concrete cast that holds its own. The performances and line delivery are what make this movie hilarious, reviewers comment. Check this comedy film out if you want a heartwarming yet fun movie.

7. Meet the Parents

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Meet the Parents (2000) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesWhere Else to Watch
7.0/1084/100Amazon Prime (subscription), or rent/buy on Google Play, Cineplex, Microsoft, YouTube, Illico, and AppleTV

Meet the Parents showcases Ben Stiller’s quirky and endearing humor while moving the story along at a good pace. This film will always be a crowd-pleaser, reviewers say; it is full of belly-laughs and relatable moments. 

When Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) visits his soon-to-be fiance’s parents’ house, he soon realizes that this will be the weekend from hell. His girlfriend’s parents are former CIA agents and will not hesitate to use the lie detector on Focker.  

8. The Addams Family

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The Addams Family (1991) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesWhere Else to Watch
6.9/1064/100Amazon Prime (subscription), or rent/buy on Google Play, Cineplex, Microsoft, YouTube, Illico, AppleTV, and Amazon

If you are going for a more silly and eccentric comedy, this will be the hit of the night. Reviews mention that the dark humor and rich characters drive the plot of the film. 

The Addams family is thrown for a loop when a man named Fester (Christopher Lloyd) shows up at their doorstep. The man is claiming to be a long-lost brother of Gomez (Raul Julia), but Morticia (Anjelica Huston) suspects that the man is conning them for their money.  

9. The Big Sick

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The Big Sick (2017) – IMDb

IMDb RatingRotten TomatoesWhere Else to Watch
7.5/1098/100Amazon Prime (subscription), Crave (subscription), or rent/buy on Google Play, Cineplex, Microsoft, YouTube, and Amazon

Kumail (Kumail Nimjiani) is an amateur stand-up comedian trying to make it big while driving an Uber to make ends meet. However, when he meets Emily (Zoe Kazan), his world is turned upside down. Due to an illness, doctors place her into a medically induced coma. This event happens in the middle of their budding relationship. He has to balance those emotions while facing her disapproving parents. 

If you are looking for a heartwarming yet hilarious movie for comedy night, look no further. The Big Sick is both genuine yet knee-slap funny and will be a movie you won’t forget.