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12 best comedy movies on Netflix if you need a laugh
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Nothing feels as good as a deep, genuine laugh. It's an expression of joy! It's a workout. It's a sign that you've having a good time.

Netflix has a huge archive of comedy movies that put that good-time feeling on demand, and there's something for anyone who wants to kick back and enjoy the glory of filmed farces, jokes, and general mayhem. Of course, if you're more in the mood for the best Netflix movies in general, or a nice Netflix original series, we've that covered too.)

From hidden gems to legendary favorite films, here are our top 12 picks (plus, two honorable mentions) for the best comedies on Netflix streaming right now. Enjoy!

Note: We've ranked Netflix's best stand-up specials and romantic comedies separately.

The greatest comedy in Bollywood, Hollywood, and human history is tucked away on Netflix. Andaz Apna Apna is an Indian cult classic starring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan (two huge stars who rarely if ever share top billing), Karisma Kapoor, and Raveena Tandon. Amar and Prem (Aamir and Salman, respectively) are extraordinarily lazy schemers who dream of getting rich without lifting a finger. When they hear that the wealthy heiress Raveena (Tandon) is visiting from London to find a husband, they both seek her hand and all its perks.

The two are sometimes the best of friends and worst of enemies throughout this quest, which also involves Raveena's assistant (Kapoor), dubious manager, and evil uncle (Paresh Rawal) plotting her murder. Did we mention the millions of rupees in stolen diamonds? Just watch it. -Proma Khosla

How to watch: Andaz Apna Apna is now streaming on Netflix

11. Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Credit: Adam Rose/NETFLIX

Zach Galifianakis' awkward celebrity interview web series Between Two Ferns might not seem like fodder for a full-length movie, but Between Two Ferns: The Movie goes double meta by presenting Galifianakis' success on Funny or Die as an insult to the actor's intention to host a "serious" interview show. Galifianakis…
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