The 15 best comedies to watch on Netflix right now – The Sun

IN times of uncertainty and panic, the best medicine is being able to laugh and forget what's happening – even if it's temporary relief.

There's no need to look any further than this roundup of the best comedies to watch on Netflix right now.

1. Dolemite is my Name

A floundering comedian Rude Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into an overnight sensation.

After deciding he's going to step on stage as someone else in 1970's Los Angeles, he assumes a different persona with a gaudy suit and a cane.

Although his plans are halted after his alter ego is deemed too racy for mainstream media, expect plenty of laughs throughout his fall from grace.Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%

2. After Life

3. Sex Education

4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

5. Bojack Horseman

6. Good Girls

7. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

After living in a cult for 15 years, a woman has to start life again in New York City.

This comedy series follows a woman who is determined to be seen as something other than a victim after 15 years being held against her will by a Reverend.

She quickly befriends people who are more street-wise and gains a job as a nanny, but her new acquaintances prove to be just as wacky as her fellow captives..

Executive Produced by Tina Fey.Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96%

8. The Incredible Jessica James

An aspiring writer (Jessica Williams) is getting over a painful breakup by bonding with a man who is going through the exact same thing.

A romantic comedy that showcases a fiercely independent woman who details her breakup to a man in the throes of divorce.

After they spend the night together they go on a series of dates where they detail their past relationships, only to realise that they should be focusing on their newfound love for each other.Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88%

9. Police Academy

The classic Police Academy shows police recruits being put through their paces as they join the force and battle to uphold order in a crime-plagued city.

The chaos begins when the mayor announces that he desperately needs to increase the police force and is willing to let anyone be admitted to the city's police academy.

The prestigious and disciplined school becomes a place full of all manner of chaotic individuals.Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 64%

10. The Edge of Seventeen

A coming-of-age comedy made in the same vein as The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles.

Everyone knows siblings can be annoying, even more so when you have to go to the same high school and especially when they begin dating your best friend.

Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) experiences this first hand when her handsome older brother, who is seemingly perfect, decides to date her best friend.

Feeling friendless and more alone than ever she strikes up a friendship with her crush, which gives her a  glimmer of hope.

Battling all of life's problems with a well-meaning but largely absent mother and a history teacher who becomes a reluctant mentor, Nadine learns about herself and what life can be.Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%

11. Never Have I Ever 

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Devi is a regular 16 year old girl who's trying to live her life but a few obstacles hold her back.

After her father passes away and she becomes paralysed from the waist down she thinks her life is over.

Her Indian immigrant mum who treads the line between modern and traditional is trying her best to raise her with the same values she was raised with.

Throw in an unreadable crush, an arch nemesis and fracturing friendships and you have a relatable sitcom.

Produced by Mindy Kaling. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 97%.

12. Dumplin'

Jennifer Aniston is the mother of a young plus-size teen who wants to win a beauty contest.

Being a former beauty queen, Aniston doesn't support her daughters dreams as she thinks there are too many obstacles in the way.

A heart-warming, uplifting drama centred around revolutionising the way a small Texas town thinks.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 74 %.

13. The Spy Who Dumped Me

Two thirty-year-old best friends are put in the middle of an international conspiracy and have to flee from Los Angeles to Europe in order to figure out what’s going on.

Audrey (Mila Kunis) formerly dated someone who she thought to be normal but later turned out to be a charming British agent.

However, as her and best friend Morgan (Kate McKinnon) get further into the conspiracy, some things don’t add up.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 57%

14. Just Go With It

 Danny (Adam Sandler) is a plastic surgeon who wears a wedding ring and uses a sob story about his non-existent wife in order to land women in bed.

However, when a serious contender for a girlfriend wants more answers to who the ‘wife’ really is, he has to ask his assistant to help him out.

Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) and her two children act as Danny’s former family whilst on vacation in Hawaii.

What could possibly go wrong when Danny has to play happy families with his new girlfriend and assistant playing ex-wife?

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 59%


15. 50/50

Inspired by a true story, this story of friendship, love and survival is told in a different way.

Different to most cancer stories, this humorous take shows one man’s transformation and experience with cancer. 

The bizarre and quirky nature of his friends and relationships keep him going during a dark time.

Starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogan.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 88%

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