Best Comedy Movies Available to Stream Right Now

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35. Hairspray (2007)
> Available on: HBO Max
> IMDb Rating: 6.6 (120,794 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 84% (763,542 votes)

A remake of the John Waters cult classic, this musical comedy takes place in Baltimore circa 1962. After landing a spot on a local TV dance show, overnight celebrity Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) helps upend racial barriers. John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Zac Efron are but a handful of the movie’s many stars.

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34. American Pie 2 (2001)
> Available on: Free, Fubo TV
> IMDb Rating: 6.4 (242,107 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 68% (955,005 votes)

All the major players return for the second installment of this comedy franchise, which sends Jim (Jason Biggs) and his friends to college. Adopting a familiar template, the story layers coming-of-age themes within a ceaseless barrage of crude sex jokes.

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33. The Graduate (1967)
> Available on: HBO Max
> IMDb Rating: 8.0 (255,996 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 90% (183,646 votes)

Adapted from a novel of the same name, this seminal comedy helped usher in the New Hollywood era. Dustin Hoffman plays disaffected college graduate Ben Braddock, who gets seduced by a married older woman (Anne Bancroft). Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson.

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32. Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
> Available on: Netflix
> IMDb Rating: 6.6 (169,419 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 73% (554,529 votes)

Frequent collaborators Will Ferrell and Adam McKay co-created this blockbuster comedy, in which Ferrell plays NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby. Writing for Time Out, critic Peter Watts described it as “broad but not crude, dumb but not witless, clever but still snot-spittingly funny. Stupidly brilliant, in other words.”

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31. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
> Available on: Amazon Prime
> IMDb Rating: 6.7 (231,466 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 76% (995,769 votes)

Slapstick by design and yet surprisingly charming, this sports comedy centers on the tournament ambitions of an untrained dodgeball team. Should the team fail, coach Peter LaFleur (Vince Vaughn) will lose his gym to cocky competitor White Goodman (Ben Stiller). It made over $168 million at the worldwide box office on a reported budget of just $20 million.

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