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20 Best Funny Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

Updated January 2, 2019
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Life is hectic, and if it’s not, then you’re one lucky dog! For us normal humans, to deal with the heavy stuff that comes along, every once in a while, in life, we need some good laughs. Amazon Prime has a great collection of comedies that will change your mood no matter how blue you feel. While some are sprinkled with light, crisp humour that will crack a smile on the most serious of faces, others are funny enough to leave you rolling on the floor. If you have been scrolling for a while, undecided of what you want to see next, we are here to help you.

Movies in comedy genre can differ 180 degrees from a romantic comedy to black comedy. Having that said and taking into account the different comedy genres that have been laid out and explored by our beloved filmmakers, here is the list of funniest movies on Amazon Prime for every fan of humor in films. If you were wondering what are really good comedy movies on Amazon Prime, we might have an answer. Here they are.

20. Clear History (2013)

Nathan Flomm had a chance at glory and riches but he let it pass him by because of his own flaws. He was the business associate of Will Haney and he left the company right when it was at the cusp of making history. As soon as Nathan left, the company found huge success and Flomm was left with nothing but ridicule in the society. But that was ten years ago. Now, Nathan Flomm is Rolly DaVore and he has changed everything about himself, starting from his name, to his appearance, to the town and friends. What he didn’t change was his behaviour and this is what gets him in trouble when Will Haney visits the town.

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19. What If? (2013)

Based on a play called ‘Toothpaste and Cigars’, this film has Daniel Radcliffe playing Wallace and Zoe Kazan playing Chantry. When Wallace found out that his girlfriend was in a heated affair with their anatomy teacher, he decided to leave medical school. It has been a year now and Wallace has made no attempts of socializing. He lives with his sister and his son. When his best friend can take it no more, Wallace is forced to attend a house party where he meets Chantry. They connect instantly but turns out Chantry already has a boyfriend. What will Wallace do now? More importantly, what will Chantry do?

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18. Landline (2017)

Pat and Alan Jacobs’ marriage is crumbling and their children can see that too. While the upheavals increase in their relationship, their daughters go through a phase of their own. Elder daughter Dana is questioning the meaning of her long-term relationship while the younger one, Ali, seems disinterested in her future after school. One night, Ali discovers her father’s letters to a woman marked “C”. She discloses this to her sister and they decide to find out who their father has been cheating with on their mother. But, turns out, Alan is not the only one who has made mistakes in a relationship. As the girls study their father’s life, they begin to pay a closer attention to their own.

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17. Destination Wedding (2018)

Frank and Lindsay appear very much different but are really very similar at the core. Frank has accepted that there is no out there in the world for him. Not because he is not good enough, but because no one else is good enough with whom he can spend the whole life. He is a cynic to the core. He hates weddings but has to attend one because his mother says so. The wedding is that of his brother. At the airport, he meets Lindsay who just talks too much. She wants to find love for herself but there is a huge problem she isn’t ready to deal with. She was engaged to Frank’s brother, who is now getting married and this hurts her. Both of them hate everything about the wedding, including each other. But that only brings out the common factors in them.

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16. The Foot Fist Way (2006)

Fred Simmons is dedicated to the art of Taekwondo. He is a black belt and runs his own dojang. He is rich, successful and confident. Life is good. Until his wife cheats on him which robs him not only of their relationship but also of his confidence. He visits a martial arts expo to cheer himself up and meets his idol Chuck Wallace there. But, Wallace is not everything that Fred had hoped. He is not the action figure Fred had seen in the movies. He is broken and battered and is an overall mess. But, Fred is unwilling to give up on himself and on Wallace. He asks Wallace to come to the belt test at his Taekwondo Institute. Fred decides to give his all to that day, but not everything happens as he had hoped.

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15. Get Shorty (1995)

Chili Palmer is good at his job. He works as a loan shark for a mob boss in Miami. Palmer clashes with Ray Barboni, another mobster over petty issues. What happened is that Barboni had borrowed a jacket from Palmer. For Barboni borrowing doesn’t include asking for permission. Palmer took the issue over the top which led to two incidents between the two of them. In both of these events, Palmer had tried to kill or severely wound(!) Barboni. While Palmer can’t get over his anger, Barboni is left with a broken nose and a bullet singe on his scalp. But bygones are bygones. Or are they? Palmer soon finds out the answer to this when his boss dies and Barboni takes his place.

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14. Young Adult (2011)

Mavis Gary is the writer of a series of young adult novels. Even though there is pressure on her from her editor to finish the novel, she knows that the series will soon be cancelled. When she receives an email from her high-school boyfriend, Buddy, she interprets it as a sign. A sign that she should head back to her hometown and reignite her relationship with Buddy. But, there is a slight glitch in her plan. Buddy is married and the mail that he had sent was the picture of his new-born baby. Despite being advised by another schoolmate of hers to not pursue this ridiculous quest, Mavis doesn’t budge. How far will she go to reclaim her long-lost love?

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13. Swiss Army Man (2016)

Ending up alone on an island can drive a person to insanity. Hank Thompson has been frustrated by his loneliness on an island and, finally, he decides to hang himself. Until a corpse washes up on his shore. Hank tries to revive it but to no avail. With his last hope for a companionship gone, Hank is about to rescind into pessimism. But, the corpse acts in weird ways which make Hank come with ideas like riding the corpse like a jet ski to another island and using it to save water. As the corpse begins to show minor consciousness, it looks like Hank found a companion after all.

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12. The Little Hours (2017)

This story is set in the mid-1300s in a convent where a man becomes the object of attention of three nuns. Alessandra has been living in the convent due to her father’s wishes, Ginevra is secretly lesbian and Fernanda has violent tendencies. They are under Father Tommasso who is a drunkard. The nuns chase away the gardener by routinely picking on him. When Father Tommasso meets Massetto, he tells him to act as a deaf-mute so that the nuns won’t bother him. However, a new chain of events starts with Massetto’s arrival that brings everyone’s secret into the light and causes chaos more than there already was.

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11. Mr Mom (1983)

Jack had a good job and a good life until the recession hit the market. It caused him to lose his job and in order to fend for the family, he and his wife doubled their efforts in finding a new work. When his wife became the first one of them to land a proper job, he realised that a role reversal was in play. For his wife to work effectively, he needed to handle the things at home. Now, he has to handle their three children, go shopping, sit with other housewives and experience first-hand what it means to take care of the family. While all this happens, he has to make sure that his relationship with his wife doesn’t hit a setback.

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10. Get Smart (2008)

Steve Carell has a comedic charm that will never wear off. There is a way he plays even the most ridiculous of characters and makes them lovable. In this film, based on the television series of the same name, he plays the role of Maxwell Smart, an analyst for an intelligence agency. Smart wants to leave the desk and be out on the field like other top agents, one of whom he idolizes very much. Despite his various efforts at trying to find a field job he is deliberately not given any. However, an attack on the agency leaves every agent’s identity exposed leaving them without a cover. Finally, Smart gets a chance to prove his mettle.

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9. The Lobster (2015)

Let me just say it right at the start that ‘The Lobster’ is not everyone’s cup of tea. It is absurd and at times, horrifying. It is confusing yet a clear representation of the society that we live in. It is sharp and to the point, yet its message could easily be lost on someone who doesn’t find it worthy of attention. But is it a comedy? Oh, it has its moments. And it proves to be quite hilarious in all of them. It tells the story of David, a recently divorced man who lives in a world where being single isn’t acceptable. He is sent to a place, The Hotel, where he has the deadline of 45 days to find a suitable partner for himself. If he fails to do so, he will be turned into any animal he chooses to be.

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8. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)

“An empty mind is the devil’s den.” Jeff’s life has been following this rule for some time now. He is thirty but he lives in his mother’s house. Instead of finding a job, he is trying to find a sign from the universe that will lead him towards his destiny. He follows one such sign and ends up on a road of misadventures. When he comes out of it, he realises the true meaning of finding signs and following one’s fate. But before that, he gets into a lot of trouble.

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7. In and Out (1997)

When Tom Hanks gave his acceptance speech for the Oscar that he received for ‘Philadelphia’, he wouldn’t have imagined that a single line of his speech could inspire a film. ‘In and Out’ is the story of Howard Brackett who is a high-school teacher. Liked and respected, Howard is engaged and one of his students who became an actor has been nominated for an Oscar. The student does win and shows gratitude to Howard in his speech, adding the fact that he is gay. This single statement causes a massive upheaval in Howard’s life because no one knew about him. He was getting married to a woman, so yeah, he didn’t tell anyone. Also, he finds it hard to acknowledge the fact himself. As his life turns into a media circus, one reporter tries to offer some support to him.

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6. The Disaster Artist (2017)

‘The Room’, an indie film that came out in 2003, was really very bad. So bad indeed that it was stamped as one of the worst films ever made. However, its writer, producer, director and actor Tommy Wiseau is not the figure who got lost in oblivion followings its massive failure. This film tells the story of Wiseau, his time in Hollywood, his relationship with Greg Sestero and how he came around to make ‘The Room’. James Franco gave an ecstatic performance as Wiseau and brought out not only the uninhibited methodology of this infamous Hollywood figure but also added the essential humour to this film that could have easily been a tragedy!

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5. Logan Lucky (2017)

Jimmy Logan has been going through a hard time in his life. He had recently lost his construction job, and before long, he discovered that his ex-wife is moving to another city with her new husband which would mean that his daughter would be taken away too. Jimmy’s brother Clyde hasn’t met with any good fate either. He had lost his hand while serving in Iraq and now runs a bar. They get into a brawl with a NASCAR team-owner and after that Jimmy hatches the plan of a heist. What seems like a simple job turns into a much-complicated issue when unforeseen forces get involved in it.

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4. Lady Bird (2017)

There are so many reasons to watch ‘Lady Bird’ and its raw humour is one of them. It tells the story of Christine, a teenager who is stubborn and opinionated yet free-thinking and strong-willed. Much of her characteristics she gets from her mother Marion. It is the similarities of their characters that turn out to be the reason of a turbulence in their relationship. The film hits on issues like the mother-daughter relationship, the upheavals of teenage, friendship, love and family. One of the best films of the year, it was a frontrunner at the 90th Academy Awards, bagging multiple nominations. At the end of the day, it is a feel-good film that presents its emotions in a very simple, yet effective manner.

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3. His Girl Friday (1940)

Walter Burns is absorbed in his job but he can’t let go of his beautiful ex-wife who was a star reporter. When he gets the news that she has decided to marry another man and is settling down in another city, he tries to find ways to make her stay. The case of Earl Williams seems like an interesting thing. Walter convinces her that Williams has been wrongfully convicted and that she is the only one who can bring his story to light. After much efforts from Walter, his ex-wife decides to take up the case. Turns out, Williams really has been wrongfully convicted.

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2. Ghostbusters (1984)

One of the most iconic comedy films, ‘Ghostbusters’ finds its place with the cult classics. It tells the story of a group of people who roam the streets of New York City, catching paranormal creatures. Peter, Raymond and Egon were scientists who were interested in the paranormal things. Their fascination with the supernatural landed them in trouble when they tried to investigate an incident in the university which didn’t end up so well. Due to this they lost their jobs but decided to start Ghostbusters, a service for the common people wherein they could report any paranormal happening and get it sorted out. The scientific approach allowed them to make sophisticated weaponry to catch ghosts.

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1. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Before Taika Waititi dazzled the world with ‘Thor: Ragnarök’, he had gained some reputation for his writing, directing and acting in ‘What We Do in the Shadows’. It told the story of four vampires sharing a flat in Wellington. During the night, they roam about, searching for their prey, but during the day, they are forced to retreat inside the flat because sunlight will kill them. In one of their kills, the victim escapes, but they catch up to him and turn him a vampire. Through their new underling, they learn the ways of the 21st century and try to inculcate a new lifestyle, leaving behind their centuries’ old ways.

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