The Best Comedies on Netflix Instant Watch

15 Aug
2011

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netflix instant watchUsually, this spot is reserved for our weekly rundown of the new movies available to stream on Netflix Instant but August is a dead month and there is nothing notable streaming this week. Doesn’t look like there will be for another couple weeks either, so let’s pick the best comedies available to stream on Netflix right now:

Mystery Team add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

Mystery Team on netflix instant watch

Rated R | 2009
Flickchart Ranking: #1913
Times Ranked: 4081
Win Percentage: 57%
Top-20 Rankings: 6 Users

My favorite comedy on Netflix Instant. It’s the perfect mix of smart and stupid and Donald Glover is pretty much my favorite human being right now.

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This is Spinal Tap add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

This is Spinal Tap on netflix instant watch

Rated R | 1984
Flickchart Ranking: #197
Times Ranked: 177999
Win Percentage: 54%
Top-20 Rankings: 1020 Users

Widely considered one of the best comedies ever made. If you haven’t seen Spinal Tap, go now. Seriously, right now.

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Wet Hot American Summer add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

Wet Hot American Summer on netflix instant watch

Rated R | 2001
Flickchart Ranking: #617
Times Ranked: 11327
Win Percentage: 52%
Top-20 Rankings: 37 Users

Probably the king of cult comedies right now. There was a great Comedy Bang Bang podcast episode from a couple weeks ago reuniting Paul Rudd, David Wain and Ken Marino that’s worth a listen.

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Little Shop of Horrors add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

Little Shop of Horrors on netflix instant watch

Rated PG13 | 1986
Flickchart Ranking: #1103
Times Ranked: 39484
Win Percentage: 36%
Top-20 Rankings: 72 Users

Netflix Instant is woefully thin when it comes to musicals but at least they have this one. Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Bill Murray and John Candy all in one amazing movie!

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Arsenic and Old Lace add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

Arsenic and Old Lace on netflix instant watch

Rated NR | 1944
Flickchart Ranking: #437
Times Ranked: 28499
Win Percentage: 43%
Top-20 Rankings: 87 Users

Cary Grant = Greatest actor that ever lived, and this is his funniest movie. It stinks that there are only a couple of the movies he starred in available to stream.

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Hot Tub Time Machine add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

Hot Tub Time Machine on netflix instant watch

Rated R | 2010
Flickchart Ranking: #1367
Times Ranked: 27160
Win Percentage: 49%
Top-20 Rankings: 32 Users

The newest of all the good comedies on Netflix. Great mix of comedy and time travel.

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Sherlock Jr. add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

Sherlock Jr. on netflix instant watch

Rated NR | 1924
Flickchart Ranking: #819
Times Ranked: 5810
Win Percentage: 68%
Top-20 Rankings: 15 Users

I had a lot of trouble getting into silent film until I started watching Buster Keaton. As you can tell by this movie’s win percentage, if you watch it, you’ll love it. There are a ton of Keaton movies on Instant Watch too!

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BASEketball add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

BASEketball on netflix instant watch

Rated R | 1998
Flickchart Ranking: #1464
Times Ranked: 31428
Win Percentage: 33%
Top-20 Rankings: 57 Users

Hard to believe it’s been 13 years since BASEketball came out. If you enjoy Matt and Trey’s work on South Park, you’ll be entertained watching this.

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Spaceballs add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

spaceballs on netflix instant watch

Rated PG | 1987
Flickchart Ranking: #483
Times Ranked: 238380
Win Percentage: 45%
Top-20 Rankings: 2056 Users

Spaceballs is big and dumb but it’s still a fun movie to pop in from time to time. At the very least, it’s better than the "spoof" movies Hollywood churns out nowadays. The more recent Spaceballs: The Animated Series is also available.

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Big add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

Big on netflix instant watch

Rated PG | 1988
Flickchart Ranking: #367
Times Ranked: 173152
Win Percentage: 51%
Top-20 Rankings: 1195 Users

Anybody else stunned Big is in fewer people’s top 20 lists than Spaceballs? In a career full of likable performances, Big is the movie that most effectively showcases Tom Hanks’s charm.

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The Comedians of Comedy add The Office to my Netflix instant queue

The Comedians of Comedy on netflix instant watch

Rated R | 2005
Flickchart Ranking: #4494
Times Ranked: 1884
Win Percentage: 59%
Top-20 Rankings: 1 Users

Let’s cover all the comedy bases and include some stand up. You can’t possibly do any better than Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Zach Galifinakis and Maria Bamford.

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