Grab a blanket, get some treats, order takeout, and unwind after a long day by streaming one of the greatest Netflix comedies. From movies to TV shows, we’ve narrowed down 28 of our favourites on Netflix New Zealand to provide you with some laugh-out-loud entertainment.
1. Man Vs Bee
This is one of the best new Netflix shows to watch right now. It comically follows a homeless man played by the hilarious Rowan Atkinson (known for Mr Bean), who finds a job as a house sitter at a luxurious home. There, he encounters a mischievous bee that unleashes a series of damage and chaos that he gets blamed for.
2. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
With a stellar cast featuring Daniel Craig, Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline, Huge Grant and more…it’s one of the most enjoyable movies on Netflix New Zealand. It tells the story of a Tech Billionaire, who invites his friends for a murder mystery game on his private island in Greece. But things take a dramatic turn, when someone really dies and it’s up to skilled Detective Benoit Blanc to find out who is the culprit.
3. Do Revenge
Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke star as a pair of new friends who form an unlikely friendship in an effort to go after one another’s bullies. The type of movie you’ll either love or hate, nevertheless, a must-watch.
4. Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Watch Matilda with a twist in this unique musical number starring Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood. Finding an escape through library books, the extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, discovers her superpower, and dares to take a stand to change her story. Certainly, among all the musical numbers are some laughable moments.
5. Pineapple Express
Deemed one of the funniest movies on earth, this 2008 blockbuster is an excellent watch this weekend. It centres around a stoner and his pot-dealer, who end up on the run after witnessing a corrupt police officer and a drug lord murder a man.
6. Ginny And Georgia
Watch season one and two of this treasured Netflix series follows an awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old free-spirited mother, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) as they settle down in New England after years on the run. Though, Georgia’s past threatens any sort of possibility of a normal life. Amongst the emotion and drama, expect to get plenty of bellyaches filled with laughter.
7. The Man From Toronto
This action-comedy movie is being absorbed by households globally. It follows the world’s greatest assassin who must team up with a screw-up called Teddy (Kevin Hart) who is mistaken for a mysterious man from Toronto. Certainly, one of the best Netflix comedies.
8. Senior Year
This unbeatable movie is another great comedy flick. When a popular high-school cheerleader (Rebel Wilson) lands into a 20-year coma before her prom, she awakens with a desire to return to high school, reclaim her status and become prom queen.
9. The Sea Beast
From the creators of Moana, animation lovers will adore this family-friendly film. It shows the life of a heroic sea monster hunter, whose life is turned upside-down when a mischievous little girl stows away on his ship.
This romantic comedy is arguably, one of the most hilarious ever made. It tells the story of jobless Annie (Kristen Wiig), a single woman with a messy life. When her lifelong bestie, Lillian (Maya Rodolph) gets engaged, she is asked to be the Maid Of Honor. However, she faces conflict with one of Lillian’s other bridesmaid, the beautiful and rich, Helen (Rose Byrne) who would rather lavish celebrations.
11. Red Notice
This hilarious $200 million blockbuster thriller movie is being absorbed by households worldwide. With a stellar cast, from Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, and more…you know it’s going to be good. It follows an FBI agent who attempts to capture a smart crook, who is the world’s most wanted art thief.
12. Shrek 1 & 2
These animation comedy movies are the perfect watch with family. Let Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and all the fairytale creatures make your week with their entertainment.
13. The War With Grandpa
New Zealanders are loving this comedy movie first released in 2020. It follows a comical tale between sixth-grader Peter and his grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro), who moves into his bedroom after being widowed. But, Peter is horrified so he plots a series of pranks to drive his strong-willed Grandpa out.
14. The Bubble
This funny film follows a film being shot at the height of the pandemic. Comically watch a lot of sneaking out, hooking up and melting down amongst the cast and crew while they quarantine at a posh hotel.
15. Dating Amber
Set in Ireland in the 1990s, Eddie and Amber fake a relationship to disguise the fact both of them are gay and stop speculation about their sexuality. Surely, a hilarious and relatable tale from Amazon Original to watch on Netflix New Zealand.
16. White Chicks
This 2004 blast from the past will have you in stiches no matter how many times you’ve seen it. It tells the tale of two FBI agents, Kevin (Shawn Wayans) and Marcus (Marlon Wayans), who land in hot water after upsetting two socialites they are escorting to the Hamptons. Then, the girls refuse to go so the FBI agents are forced to pose as the sisters.
17. Derry Girls
Another brilliant tale told from the streets of Ireland during the 1990s. The series is set amid the political conflict of Northern Ireland, where five secondary school students deal with the challenges of being a teenager at a catholic school. Indeed, one of the best Netflix comedies to watch.
This award-winning 2010 New Zealand independent film is set in 1984. It follows an 11-year old boy, a Michael Jackson fan with his head in the clouds. After discovering his father’s criminality and the fact he isn’t the hero he always imagined, Boy’s world turns upside-down. This movie is filled with both emotional and humorous moments offering the perfect balance.
19. Murder Mystery
Watch a fantastic duo, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston portray a New York cop and his wife who go on a European trip to try and repair their marriage. However, after being invited onto a billionaires yacht, they must solve a baffling murder or get framed for it. Indeed, the perfect LOL this weekend. Murder Mystery 2 is coming out on March 31.
Still, 20 years later, this comedy show never fails to make us laugh repeatedly at the same jokes. Let Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Chandler provide you with some LOLs this weekend as they navigate life experiences, from love to marriage to plenty of divorces, cough cough Ross, to heartbreaks and all sorts of craziness. Indeed, one of the greatest comedies on Netflix.
21. Bad Boy Bunny
This 1993 Australian flick never gets old. It follows a man who accidently kills his parents after being kept in his home as a prison for 35 years. The man called Buddy played by Nicholas Hope then escapes into the real world that is entirely unknown to him. Although, there are some hilarious parts to get you laughing.
This 2007 comedy blockbuster never gets old. It follows three nerdy best friends, while they navigate their last few weeks of high school. When they are invited to a huge party, they go on a mission to try and secure alcohol, to impress girls, and get some sex before college. The hilarious dialogue, McLovin’s epic one-liners and memorable characters will have you rolling off the couch.
23. I, Tonya
Starring Margot Robbie, this drama comedy film is based on a true story. It tells the real-life scandalous events of talented figure skater Tonya Harding, who was the first American woman to complete a triple axel. However, in 1994, her life turned upside-down after her ex-husband planned an attack on her Olympic competition, Nancy Kerrigan, that forced her to withdraw. Tonya’s attitude is enough to put you into fits of laughter in one of the best Netflix comedies.
24. Ted 1 & 2
This entertaining masterpiece tells the story of a teddy bear who comes to life after his owner, John, wished that he could talk as a child. However, in adulthood, Ted clings to John, and is not prepared when John’s girlfriend wants Ted to move out. This leads the way for the story to follow over two movies. Additionally, Ted’s comical New York accent, foul mouth and one-liners are enough to make you giggle.
25. Yes Day
This charming family movie stars Jennifer Garner as mother Allison, along with her husband Carlos, who agree to take part in a ”Yes Day” to please their children. Therefore, for 24 hours they must say yes to everything the kids want to do. This sets the chaotic scenes ahead. Indeed, a flick filled with laughter, fun and warmth that everyone in the clan can enjoy.
26. Sex Education
This sex comedy drama series is, arguably, the funniest show you will ever watch. Catch up on season one, two and three now which follows a teenage boy, Otis (Asa Butterfield) with an embarrassing sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson). Otis, with help from a classmate, secretly and mistakenly sets up a sex therapy clinic at school in exchange for money.
27. Bad Trip
Another one of the greatest American Netflix comedies. It follows two best friends on a wild road trip to New York, as a hidden camera captures them pulling hilarious pranks on the general public. Indeed, it’s the escape movie you need to watch this weekend, and we bet you’ll be rolling off the couch laughing.
28. Emily In Paris
One of the best new Netflix shows we find the jokes in this Emmy and Oscar-nominated show hilarious. It follows American marketing executive, Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), works for her company’s team in Paris. From fashion to travel, feminism and romance…there are three seasons to get stuck into. Definitely, one of the best Netflix comedies to watch.