Best Comedy Movies Available to Stream Right Now

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10. Airplane! (1980)
> Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen
> Runtime: 88 min
> Rating: PG
> Available on: Vudu, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Redbox, FandangoNOW, CBS All Access Amazon Channel

This zany send-up of disaster films directed by Jim Abrahams and David and Jerry Zucker contains memorable lines and sight gags. The film’s humor is accentuated by the inspired casting of macho actors like Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges as well as basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in comedic roles. Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes said the film was “unabashedly sophomoric,” and critics gave it a Freshness rating of 97%.

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9. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
> Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy
> Runtime: 104 min
> Rating: PG
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Disney Plus, DIRECTV, FandangoNOW

Robert Zemeckis’ sly animated take on the noir genre mixes animation and live action and has a cast that includes Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, and Joanna Cassidy. The story is about a rabbit wrongly accused of murder trying to prove his innocence. The comedy delighted critics, who gave it a 97% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and 84% of nearly 443,000 audience members liked the movie. Dave Kehr of the Chicago Tribune said the film was “brilliantly funny, bracingly smart and surprisingly moving.”

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8. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
> Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
> Runtime: 99 min
> Rating: R
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store, YouTube, DIRECTV, Redbox, FandangoNOW

Filmmaker Wes Anderson scored a major hit with this comedy about a lobby boy in a luxury hotel. The stylish film won four Oscars and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Critics gave it a 91% Freshness rating, finding it “deceptively thoughtful.”

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7. Being There (1979)
> Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas
> Runtime: 130 min
> Rating: PG
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Video, DIRECTV, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Microsoft Store

Film adaptation of the Jerzy Kosinski novel of the same name stars comic genius Peter Sellers as a sheltered, simple-mind gardener who only knows what he knows from watching television. He eventually becomes a trusted Washington political insider. Melvyn Douglas won his second Academy Award, this time for Best Supporting Actor. Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes said of the film, “Smart, sophisticated, and refreshingly subtle.” Both critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes gave the film at least a 92% approval, and IMDb users rated it 8.0 out of 10.

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6. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
> Starring: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest
> Runtime: 82 min
> Rating: R
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Amazon Video, FandangoNOW

“This Is Spinal Tap” is Rob Reiner’s hilarious mockumentary about a British heavy metal group’s attempt to resurrect their career. Janet Maslin of The New York Times said, “It stays so wickedly close to the subject that it is very nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.” The sharply directed and highly quotable film holds a 95% Freshness rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 92% rating among audiences.