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The best comedies on Amazon Prime right now (September 2022)

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 Amazon 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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Clueless (1995) new
Clueless
68 %
6.9/10
pg-13 97m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
Directed by Amy Heckerling
In Clueless, Alicia Silverstone stars as Cher, the ultimate teenage valley girl in this classic comedy about life at Beverly Hills High. Cher is the envy of everyone, from her scheming besties to potheads to even teachers. At least, she is in her own mind. And that popularity is hard to nurture, so it’s not her fault for prioritizing projects like finding love for her debate class teacher and making over her friends. But when Cher finds herself feeling some lustful feelings for her cute “ex-stepbrother,” Josh (Paul Rudd), things start to get a little weird in her perfectly manicured life.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) new
The Wolf of Wall Street
75 %
8.2/10
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.
Shaun of the Dead (2004) new
Shaun of the Dead
76 %
7.9/10
pg-13 99m
Genre Horror, Comedy
Stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield
Directed by Edgar Wright
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright have developed a signature style that all stems from this romantic zombie comedy following underachiever Shaun (Pegg) and his best mate Ed (Frost). Unlucky in love, lazy, and down on their luck, the two buddies find themselves at the center of North London during an enormous zombie outbreak, all while trying to rescue Shaun’s girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), and mum (Penelope Wilton).
A League of Their Own (1992) new
A League of Their Own
69 %
7.3/10
pg 128m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty
Directed by Penny Marshall
During World War II, American men went off to war, suspending Major League Baseball. But in a push for boosting war morale, the world’s first all-female professional baseball league springs up in the Midwest. The league is highlighted by sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty), teammates who become rivals after a midseason trade. Meanwhile, grumpy has-been manager Jimmy Duggan (Tom Hanks) dispenses life lessons as the sisters’ rivalry becomes a nationwide sensation that gives the country an escape as the war rages overseas.
Half Baked (1998)
Half Baked
16 %
6.6/10
r 82m
Genre Comedy, Crime
Stars Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams
Directed by Tamra Davis
A textbook example of critic and audience discord, Half Baked is a stoner classic to many and an insult to cinema to others. Let that guide you before you choose to dive in. When their friend gets himself thrown in jail for accidentally killing a police horse by feeding it while he was high, three potheads strike up a masterful plan to steal and sell medicinal-grade marijuana. But in 1998, that puts them in the crosshairs of an entire criminal industry.
Groundhog Day (1993)
Groundhog Day
72 %
8.1/10
pg 101m
Genre Romance, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
Stars Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
Directed by Harold Ramis
An all-time classic, Bill Murray stars as TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) who is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities along with his cheerful producer, Rita Hanson (Andie MacDowell), and their snarky cameraman, Larry (Chris Elliott). Phil is not exactly thrilled about the assignment, but he manages to get by. That is until he is stranded in town by a giant blizzard that he failed to predict. Somehow, Phil is also stuck waking up every morning on Groundhog Day again, and again, and again.
Juno (2007)
Juno
81 %
7.5/10
pg-13 96m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Elliot Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner
Directed by Jason Reitman
Juno launched a couple of careers when it caught the cinema world by surprise to win a Best Original Screenplay Oscar and become one of 2007’s most popular movies. Juno (Elliott Page) is a smart, self-sufficient teenager who gets unexpectedly knocked up by her classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera). Not wanting to get an abortion, but not willing to take care of the baby herself, Juno and her supportive parents set out to find a “perfect” set of parents for the new baby.
Office Space (1999)
Office Space
68 %
7.7/10
r 89m
Genre Comedy
Stars Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman
Directed by Mike Judge
As long as offices exist, Office Space will remain a timeless comedy. Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is a cubicle slave who spends his day writing TPS reports and suffering the passive-aggressiveness of his boss at Initech Corporation. Until one day, he decides he’s going to get fired.

Coming 2 America (2021)
Coming 2 America
52 %
5.3/10
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

Fargo (1996)
Fargo
85 %
8.1/10
r 98m
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi
Directed by Joel Coen
Fargo could work simply as a crime story gone wrong, but the Coen brothers bring such heart and biting black comedy to the film that it remains one of their greatest movies. Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a police chief who investigates the kidnapping of Jean Lundegaard (Kristin Rudrüd), the wife of a beleaguered auto dealer, Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy). Jerry arranged the crime to ransom his own wife, but he underestimated the ineptitude of his collaborators: Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) and Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare). Jerry also underestimated Carl and Gaear’s capacity for violence, which takes a simple plan…and complicates it.
Fargo Official Trailer #1 - Steve Buscemi Movie (1996) HD

The Big Sick (2017)
The Big Sick
86 %
7.5/10
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

Heathers (1989)
Heathers
72 %
7.2/10
r 103m
Genre Comedy, Crime
Stars Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty
Directed by Michael Lehmann
Another tremendous black comedy film, Heathers stars Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannon Doherty. Directed by Michael Lehmann, it features four girls named Heather who find their everyday lives suddenly thrust into chaos by someone murdering popular students at school and staging their deaths as suicides. If you don’t mind a bit of morbid humor, this teen film is sure to produce a few laughs. Having since been adapted into a musical and a television series, Heathers has become a popular cult comedy.

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