Best Comedy Movies Available to Stream Right Now

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20. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
> Available on: Free
> IMDb Rating: 7.8 (444,606 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 91% (427,212 votes)

The surprise hit that few saw coming, this indie dramedy follows a quirky family from New Mexico as it travels to California via VW bus. Their destination is the “Little Miss Sunshine” beauty pageant, where young Olive Hoover (Abigail Breslin) plans to knock the judges’ socks off. “A scrappy human comedy that takes an honest path to laughs and is twice as funny and touching for it,” wrote Peter Travers for Rolling Stone.

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19. Bridesmaids (2011)
> Available on: Free
> IMDb Rating: 6.8 (271,734 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 76% (161,865 votes)

Kristen Wiig co-wrote and stars in this Judd Apatow production, which sends a woman’s life off the rails before her best friend’s wedding. In addition to a boatload of hilarious scenes, it features breakthrough performances from the likes of Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson.

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18. As Good as It Gets (1997)
> Available on: Paramount+, Hulu Plus
> IMDb Rating: 7.7 (278,651 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 86% (378,773 votes)

Everyone deserves a shot at love — even misanthropic author Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) — in this romantic dramedy. Director James L. Brooks brings his typical flair for three-dimensional characters, sharp dialogue, and emotional themes. The film won two Academy Awards.

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17. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
> Available on: HBO Max, Hulu Plus
> IMDb Rating: 7.3 (356,408 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 84% (1,028,392 votes)

The feature debut from directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly cemented Jim Carrey’s status as a comedy legend. It trails two brainless best friends (Carrey and Jeff Daniels) out to Colorado, where they unwittingly embroil themselves in a kidnapping plot. To this day, there’s still nothing quite like it.

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16. Young Frankenstein (1974)
> Available on: Fubo TV
> IMDb Rating: 8.0 (144,840 reviews)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92% (209,364 votes)

Filmmaker Mel Brooks reinterprets a monster classic as only he can in this black-and-white horror comedy. Upon his arrival in Transylvania, Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson (Gene Wilder) reanimates the dead to riotous results.