Our Top 5 Comedy Movies On Netflix In Summer 2018

Our Top 5 Comedy Movies On Netflix In Summer 2018

Jun 28
Our Top 5 Comedy Movies On Netflix In Summer 2018

Netflix is full of quality comedy content, including a wide range of films, television series, and stand up specials. However, the streaming services selection is constantly changing. It can be difficult to keep up with what’s available to watch, as old favorites get removed while new ones get added every month. As someone who loves kicking back with a good comedy after work and on the weekends, I know how frustrating it can be to struggle with finding something to watch. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 comedy movies to watch on Netflix during summer 2018.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

This hilarious horror comedy is a parody of the common horror movie trope of hillbilly psycho murderers terrorizing teens in the woods. However, the movie isn’t actually about hillbilly psycho murderers, but rather a series of rapidly escalating and hilarious misunderstandings. Tucker and Dale are both well-meaning hillbillies but are misunderstood as killers by a group of college students vacationing in the woods. This comedy is full of laughs and scares and is perfect for fans of the two genres.

Best In Show

This mockumentary by Christopher Guest follows the lives of five strange and quirky participants of a prestigious dog show. The story follows the strange interactions between owners and dog handlers as they travel to the Westminster Kennel Club and compete in the dog show. Some of the funniest jokes in the film show how the personalities of the owners are reflected in their dogs. A good bit of the dialogue in this film was improvised, and there are some hilarious back-and-forths between the talented cast members.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

This Judd Apatow romantic comedy from 2008 stars Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Russell Brand. Segel’s character Peter Bretter works as a music composer for a TV show starring his girlfriend, Sarah Marshall. After dating for five years, Sarah abruptly ends their relationship. Peter decides to go on vacation to Hawaii to forget about her and move on, but he finds himself in a crappy situation when he runs into Sarah and her new boyfriend on the island.

Russell Brand is gut-bustingly funny as Marshall’s new rock star boyfriend, and Mila Kunis plays a hotel concierge who has chemistry with Peter. However, Peter is often blinded by his residual feelings for his ex. There are some hilariously awkward scenes between the four main characters and this film has some of Apatow’s best comedic writing.

Trading Places

This 1983 comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy is a true American comedy classic. Upper-class commodities broker Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) finds his life intertwined with homeless Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) when the two men are made part of an elaborate bet: two brothers who own a successful commodities brokerage make a bet after a discussion of nature versus nurture and agree to conduct an experiment switching the lives of Valentine and Winthorpe and observing the results.

Tropic Thunder

This action comedy features hilarious performances from Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr, Jay Baruchel, and Brandon T. Jackson as a group of high-maintenance actors who are working together on a Vietnam War movie. Their director eventually gets tired of their attitudes and decides to drop them in the middle of the jungle, where they must work together using their acting skills to survive real-life dangers. The situations and arguments between the characters make for some real belly laughs, and the film parodies Hollywood with fake trailers.