I think that we can all agree that after the garbage fire that was 2020, everyone deserves to laugh once more. Right now, we don't need any more drama in our life (unless it's Bridgerton in which case, okay, fine, I concede). What better way than to escape reality than with a movie, preferably one with low stakes and high laugh value? For your viewing pleasure, we rounded up the top comedy movies that you can stream on Hulu right now. And when you're finished bingeing all that Hulu has to offer, check out our favorite comedy flicks that were released in 2020.
Few films truly nail that oh-so-elusive irreverent yet tender balance, but Booksmart does it with a heaping side of refreshing honesty, too. On the eve of their high school graduation, overachievers Amy and Molly (Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein) vow to make up for lost time with one night of chaotic debauchery. Cheeky and cool, Booksmart is the antidote to the classic high school male romp, with not a cliché to be found.
50 First Dates
Is there a better rom-com pairing than Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler? I think not. 50 First Dates finds Sandler's endearing Henry wooing Barrymore's sweet and sassy Lucy... Every. Single. Day. (She suffers from short-term memory loss and wakes up every morning with no recollection of him.) At this point, we've probably watched 50 First Dates 50 times, but it still makes us smile as much as it did upon the first viewing. (See what I did there?)
What Men Want
We'll watch anything with Taraji P. Henson, but this fun flick is at the top of the list. The powerhouse actress stars as a sports agent determined to prove her sexist coworkers wrong. And, thanks to a psychic, she can hear their inner thoughts...which on second thought, could be the premise of a horror movie, but trust us, it's funny.
Some action hero movies are serious and severe, but Deadpool is anything but: Dripping with ribald humor and sharp sarcasm (courtesy of the anti-hero himself, played by a perfectly cast Ryan Reynolds), Deadpool is a universal crowd pleaser.
Crazy, Stupid Love
One does not simply just watch Crazy, Stupid Love once: The dramedy still feels fresh, ten years after its release. Starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Julianne Moore, the film focuses on the endearing fumbling of love at every age. (Also, Gosling is shirtless multiple times, so there's that.)
The black comedy was the most celebrated film of 2019, and for good reason. Commenting on classicism, economic disparity, greed, and family hierarchy, the award-winning film expertly toed the line of absurd and deliberate, entertaining and contemplative. The film follows an impoverished family that schemes their way into the lives of a wealthy one, and feels like a crowd comedy and art film at the same time.
Ingrid Goes West
If you have a proclivity for dark humor, stream Ingrid Goes West. Aubrey Plaza leads as a mentally unstable woman who heads to Los Angeles in order to befriend her Instagram role model. A not-so-subtle social commentary on the dangers of social media culture, it's a delicious, off-kilter ride.
Sometimes, you just crave a straight-up stupid comedy. That stupid comedy is Year One. Like one of those, how much have they must have paid the actors to do this? stupid. But those actors are comedy kings Jack Black and Michael Cera, so we'll bite.
A Madea Family Funeral
Tyler Perry does it again with the most recent addition to the Madea family franchise. Though it might be about a funeral, expect the familiar laugh-out-loud humor you've come to know and love from him.
One of the OG sophomoric comedies to hit the coming-of-age market, Superbad awoke a raunchy jokester in us all. If not so that you understand all the cultural references made about it in our lifetime, watch it because it's a true slap-stick good time.
In this Hulu original, two reluctant wedding guests (played by Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti) find themselves trapped in an endless time loop, forcing them to relive the same day over and over again. Think Groundhog's Day, but add a mysterious sci-fi twist and a charismatic (and chemistry-high) comedic duo.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
If you've gotten this far in life without ever watching the original installment of the eponymous movie franchise, now is your chance: The iconic '90s spy comedy film is available to watch, as is its predecessors. Groovy, baby.
I Feel Pretty
Amy Schumer brings her signature raunchy humor style to this feature film. After a taking a nasty spill at a SoulCycle class, a website manager with low self-esteem wakes up believing she is "undeniably pretty." With her newfound confidence, she takes on bikini contests, a new job, and the world.
Feel all the feels (and happy cry laugh) watching this earnest flick about a teenage boy who is still in the closet. Tender but funny, it goes perfectly witch a night cuddled up on the couch.
For days when you need a comforting classic, opt for this modern twist on Snow White. Starring mid-2000s era Amanda Bynes, come for the silly ambient humor, stay for the silver eyeshadow and spray tans.
Margot Robbie plays an eccentric and extremely competitive figure skater who plans an attack on her on-ice rival. Sounds like how-did-they-think-of-this dark humor, until you remember this disturbing tale happened in real life.
Proving blood will always be thicker than water, Tiffany Haddish has us rolling with Nobody's Fool, where she plays a woman recently released from prison who helps her sister track down the guy who catfished her.