NETFLIX Genre: Critically-acclaimed Comedies



Netflix box art for 2 Days in Paris 2 Days in Paris
2007 / 96

On their way home from an ill-fated Venice vacation, Marion and Jack stop in Paris to visit Marion's parents on an equally disastrous excursion.

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Netflix box art for 50/50 50/50
2011 / 95
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An otherwise healthy twentysomething has a comically early midlife crisis when he gets slapped with a cancer diagnosis and a 50-50 chance of survival. A young writer has it all -- including a best bud for comic relief -- until cancer swoops in to test the odds.

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Netflix box art for The Artist Artist, The
2011 / 4.0 / 100
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Winner of five Oscars, this black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era legend on a downward spiral and a rising starlet. He's on a downward spiral. She's on the rise. These silent film stars are caught up in the talkies tornado.

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Netflix box art for Big Fan Big Fan
2009 / 3.0 / 84
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Parking attendant and New York Giants fanatic Paul Aufiero must reexamine his life after he's beaten up by his favorite player.

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Netflix box art for Computer Chess Computer Chess
2013 / 2.8 stars / 91
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This comedic period piece portrays a 1980s chess tournament in which human competitors get their first crack at vying against a machine. In the epic battle of man versus machine, no one really comes out a winner. These chess nerds need to lighten up.

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Netflix box art for Dave Dave
1993 / 3.7 / 109
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A man who looks like the U.S. president gets more than he bargained for when he's hired to pose as the commander in chief after he suffers a stroke.

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Netflix box art for Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove
1964 / 4.0 / 94
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When a fanatical U.S. general launches an air strike against the Soviets, they raise the stakes by threatening to unleash a "doomsday device." The President's a pacifist, the General's deranged and the War Room's filled with idiots. Great day for nuclear war.

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Netflix box art for Ed Wood Ed Wood
1994 / 3.4 / 126
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Ed Wood, a grinning goof with a sunny disposition, is heralded as the worst director of all time -- and certainly made the movies to prove it. He's a cross-dressing, sweet-natured, schlock director of inexplicably awful movies. And a legend in his own mind.

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Netflix box art for God Save the King God Save the King
2005 / 89

In 1984, a young woman leaves her provincial small town for the big city, where she strives to make her dreams of punk-rock stardom come true.

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Netflix box art for The Kids Are All Right Kids Are All Right, The
2010 / 102
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The children of same-sex parents become curious about the identity of their sperm-donor dad and set out to make him part of their family unit. Two teenagers with lesbian parents arrange to meet their biological father. Family harmony just walked out the door.

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Netflix box art for Moonrise Kingdom Moonrise Kingdom
2012 / 4.2 / 89
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This quirky drama follows the frantic search that ensues in a small New England town when two 12-year-olds fall in love and run away together. Their parents think they're lost, but they've found each other -- and their own private, wonderful world.

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Netflix box art for Pee-wee's Big Adventure Pee-wee's Big Adventure
1985 / 91

When his treasured bicycle is stolen, childlike prankster Pee-Wee Herman sets off on a whirlwind cross-country adventure to recover it. It's red, it's spiffy, and it's been stolen. Every man-child in a suit and bowtie needs a set of wheels.

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Netflix box art for Silver Linings Playbook Silver Linings Playbook
2012 / 4.0 / 7323
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After a stint in a mental hospital, Pat moves in with his parents and tries to win back his wife, until he meets a woman who's as unstable as he is.

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Netflix box art for A Somewhat Gentle Man Somewhat Gentle Man, A
2010 / 3.5 / 6450
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With revenge on his mind, a gangster who spent 12 years in prison for murder sets out to kill the man who put him there.

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Netflix box art for The Squid and the Whale Squid and the Whale, The
2005 / 81

This insightful drama looks at the crumbling marriage between a self-centered novelist -- whose career is waning -- and his up-and-coming writer wife.

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Netflix box art for Terribly Happy Terribly Happy
2008 / 99
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When a Copenhagen cop winds up in the remote town of Skarrild, life there is anything but peaceful as he is drawn into the odd local happenings. He doesn't fit in with their bizarre, small town culture. But their creepy ways begin to affect him.

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Netflix box art for Thank You for Smoking Thank You for Smoking
2005 / 87

On a mission to make the country forget the dangers of smoking, Big Tobacco spin doctor Nick Naylor promotes his product in the movies. This guy's spinning the virtues of tobacco and raising a son. But his calculated life is about to turn upside down.

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Netflix box art for Tootsie Tootsie
1982 / 3.6 / 116
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Few actors go as far to bag a part as Michael Dorsey, who transforms himself into a woman to prove he can get hired as a soap opera star. The TV spotlight is on him and he loves it ... although he'd also love to be able to ditch the dress and makeup.

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Netflix box art for Up in the Air Up in the Air
2009 / 109
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Ryan Bingham flies around the country firing employees on behalf of companies, but he faces losing the job he savors to recent college grad Natalie. Travel light and keep life simple, preaches a charming businessman. Then he meets two women who complicate everything.

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Netflix box art for Vicky Cristina Barcelona Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2008 / 3.5 / 92
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Two girlfriends on holiday in Spain become smitten with the same artist, unaware that his insanely jealous ex-wife is about to re-enter the picture. Two friends on vacation fall for the same sexy artist. Things get even trickier when his unstable ex-wife shows up.

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Netflix box art for Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
2002 / 104

In this darkly offbeat comedy, the arrival of a fetching cleaning lady disrupts the lives of suicidal Wilbur and his saintly sibling savior, Harbour.

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