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The best comedies on Amazon Prime right now

Like to laugh? When it comes to movie night, comedies are always a great option. Sure, sometimes you want something intense or thought-provoking, but isn’t it nice just to have a laugh?

With Prime Video, you’ll always be able to find a comedy worth your time, but you’ll also find a ton of options that really aren’t all that funny. So, to help you narrow down your choices, we’ve curated this list of the best comedies on Amazon Prime right now.

Looking for laughs using a different streaming service? We’ve also curated guides to the best comedies on Netflix and the best comedies on Hulu.

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Jackass Forever (2022) new

Jackass Forever
74 %
r 96m
Genre Comedy, Documentary
Stars Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius
Directed by Jeff Tremaine

No one could ever argue that Jackass Forever’s title doesn’t tell you exactly who it was made for. It’s not really a movie — it’s more like a reality show car crash that you can’t turn away from.

Most of the cast members from Jackass make their return for some truly dangerous and often disgusting stunts. If this is your thing, have at it. But it’s definitely not going to be for everyone.

jackass forever | Official Trailer (2022 Movie)

I Want You Back (2022)

I Want You Back
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood
Directed by Jason Orley

This lighthearted romantic comedy casts Charlie Day and Jenny Slate as heartbroken strangers whose chance encounter after being dumped leads them to formulate a crazy plan: They’ll each attempt to infiltrate the life of the other’s ex-partner and break up their new relationship.

Silly, edgy, and fueled by the stars’ wonderfully funny chemistry, the film also features some great supporting roles for Gina Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood, and Pete Davidson.

Somebody I Used to Know (2023)

Somebody I Used to Know
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Alison Brie, Jay Ellis, Kiersey Clemons
Directed by Dave Franco

Dave Franco and Alison Brie team up for this romantic comedy that casts Brie as a workaholic television producer who decides to return to her hometown after suffering a professional setback.

The film is directed by Franco and co-written by him and Brie, and has her character reconnecting with her currently engaged first love (Jay Ellis). Their reunion sets off a series of events that has everyone getting in touch with who they are and who they really want to be in life and love.

Clue (1985)

Genre Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Stars Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn
Directed by Jonathan Lynn

The perfect blend of mystery and comedy, Jonathan Lynn’s big-screen adaptation of the popular Parker Brothers board game brought an all-star cast together for a classic whodunit story. Seven strangers are invited to a creepy mansion, and when one of them dies, the hijinks begin as the colorful cast of characters attempts to figure out the identity of the murderer in their midst.

Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, Martin Mull, Michael McKean, and Lesley Ann Warren lead the cast of the film, which famously features a set of alternate endings that explore the night’s events from different characters’ perspectives.

Catherine Called Birdy (2022)

Catherine Called Birdy
71 %
pg-13 108m
Genre Adventure, Comedy
Stars Bella Ramsey, Billie Piper, Andrew Scott
Directed by Lena Dunham

If you like sassy, era-crossing period content such as Netflix’s Enola Holmes and Apple TV Plus’ Dickinson, then this adventure comedy from Girls‘ Lena Dunham might be perfect for you. Based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Karen Cushman, this passion project for Dunham stars Game of Thrones‘ Bella Ramsay (who also plays Ellie in the hit HBO series The Last of Us series), who became a fan favorite for her depiction of feisty Lyanna Mormont, as the titular Lady Catherine, aka “Birdy,” a teenager in Medieval England.

When her father, Lord Rollo (Andrew Scott), tries to marry her off to a long list of suitors to prevent the family’s financial ruin, Birdy uses her wit and cunning to stave them off in a battle for her independence.

Heathers (1989)

72 %
r 103m
Genre Comedy, Crime
Stars Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty
Directed by Michael Lehmann
In the ’80s and ’90s, no one did “rebellious teen” like Christian Slater and Winona Ryder, and their dark-as-hell 1988 black comedy Heathers is exhibit A. The antithesis of John Hughes’ cheerier fare, Heathers turns the high-school clique trope on its head. Veronica Sawyer (Ryder) is part of her Ohio school’s popular crew, along with the Heathers three: Duke (Shannen Doherty), McNamara (Lisanne Falk), and clique leader, Chandler (Kim Walker). Veronica has had it with the mean-girls act, but when she falls hard for the broody new kid, J.D. (Slater), she learns just how dark and rebellious he can be when the Heathers start turning up dead. 

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
62 %
pg-13 115m
Genre Music, Drama, Comedy
Stars Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel
Directed by Jonathan Butterell

If you’re in need of a fun, fabulous feel-good movie this weekend, this West End stage play-turned-feature film will likely have you not just off the couch, but setting up a runway in your living room. Originally based on Jenny Popplewell’s popular TV movie, Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, this Amazon Original Movie is an adaptation of the stage musical from the same team – director James Butterell, composer Dan Gillespie, and lyricist Tom McRae. Sixteen-year-old Sheffield high schooler Jamie New (Max Harwood) has big dreams of becoming a drag queen.

And while his chosen path is unconventional and even frowned upon by his classmates, his own father (Ralph Ineson), and the locals, Jamie gets nothing but support from his loving mum (Sarah Lancashire), best friend, Pritti (Lauren Patel), and old drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant), who agrees to teach Jamie all he knows about drag. Full of big, bold, and colorful musical numbers (there’s a lot of dancing on desks going on), if Everybody’s Talking About Jamie doesn’t help you shake off the winter funk, you may want to check your pulse.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) new

The Wolf of Wall Street
75 %
r 180m
Genre Crime, Drama, Comedy
Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Leonardo DiCaprio is delightfully sickening as Wall Street trader Jordan Belfort in this adaptation of Belfort’s real autobiography. Belfort started from the bottom, climbed his way up by ripping people off on penny stocks, and ultimately was caught in a massive fraud investigation by the SEC. All the while, he fuels his addictive personality and feeds himself constant delusions of grandeur.

Coming 2 America (2021)

Coming 2 America
52 %
pg-13 110m
Genre Comedy
Stars Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Morgan Freeman
Directed by Craig Brewer
Amazon Prime Video paid a high price to get Coming 2 America to bypass theaters as an original movie. Most of the cast members from Coming To America reprise their roles from the 1988 film, including Eddie Murphy as King Akeem Joffer and Arsenio Hall as Akeem’s best friend, Semmi. Following his ascension to the throne of Zamunda, Akeem discovers that he had an illegitimate son, Lavelle Junson (Jermaine Fowler), during his time in America. Because Zamundan law demands male heirs, Akeem brings Lavelle home and attempts to groom him into a worthy successor. Meanwhile, General Izzi (Wesley Snipes) schemes to seize control of Zamunda for himself.
Coming 2 America - Official Trailer

The Big Sick (2017)

The Big Sick
86 %
r 120m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Directed by Michael Showalter
Released in 2017, The Big Sick is a romantic comedy film, starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano. Directed by Michael Showalter, The Big Sick follows Kumail, an Uber driver and struggling stand-up comedian living in Chicago. Kumail’s parents have locked him into an arranged marriage with a woman for whom he has little interest. Follow the laughs and romance as Kumail meets Emily, a woman he quickly falls for, but not everything is laid out as one would hope.
The Big Sick – Official US Trailer | Amazon Studios

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