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The best comedies on Hulu right now

Successful comedies may be a rarity at the box office, but the genre is right at home on Hulu. In addition to several great comedies from the 20th Century Fox catalog, Hulu has produced several worthy comedy movies of its own as original titles. The result is a can’t miss lineup that is guaranteed to provide laughs for anyone who needs them. And let’s face it folks, we could all use a good laugh. If you need help finding the right comedy for you, check out our list of the best comedies on Hulu right now.

If you want more than just Hulu, then keep in mind that everything you see here is also available as part of the Disney Bundle. That package includes Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+, all for a single price of $14. It includes live sports alongside all of the Disney/Marvel/Star Wars/Pixar you can handle, with the additional benefit Hulu’s on-demand library. You won’t find a better offer than that.

Hulu isn’t the only platform with laughs on demand. Lucky for you, we’ve also put together guides to the best comedies on Netflix and the best comedies on Amazon Prime Video.

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The Worst Person in the World (2021) new
The Worst Person in the World
90 %
r 128m
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Stars Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum
Directed by Joachim Trier

Renate Reinsve’s Julie is the title character in the Norwegian comedy/drama, The Worst Person in the World. That may be a bit harsh on Julie since she’s not all that different from anyone else out there. She’s just selfish and fairly self-centered. We first meet Julie while she is in a relationship with Aksel (Anders Danielsen Lie). Julie soon has eyes for Elvind (Herbert Nordrum), a man who is already in a relationship with another woman. But Julie does whatever she wants, regardless of who she hurts in the process.

The Worst Person In The World - Official Teaser
Rosaline (2022) new
61 %
pg-13 96m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, Kyle Allen
Directed by Karen Maine

Meet Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever), the secret girlfriend of Romeo Mantague (Kyle Allen). Or at least she was until Romeo laid eyes on Rosaline’s cousin, Juliet Capulet (Isabela Merced). Rosaline takes its cues from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with the twist that Rosaline is going out of her way to break up the famous couple because she wants Romeo back for herself. Unfortunately for Rosaline, she can’t really stand in the way of these star-crossed lovers. And Rosaline soon realizes that she’s created a world of trouble for herself by staying so close to the chaos that follows.

Rosaline | Official Trailer | Hulu
Maverick (1994) new
62 %
pg 127m
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Stars Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner
Directed by Richard Donner
Maverick is loosely based on a Western TV series from the late ‘50s, and you don’t need to know anything about the show to enjoy this film. It’s just delightful from start to finish. Mel Gibson headlines the movie as Bret Maverick, a conman, gunslinger, and expert poker player. But this time, Maverick may have met his match with Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster), a woman whose card and con skills rival his own. Added to the mix is Marshal Zane Cooper, as played by TV’s Maverick, James Garner. This trio of unlikely traveling companions is going to a high-stakes poker game. And only one player will come out on top.
Maverick (1994) Official Trailer - Mel Gibson, James Garner Western Movie HD
Office Space (1999) new
Office Space
68 %
r 90m
Genre Comedy
Stars Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman
Directed by Mike Judge
Although the film is over two decades old, Office Space remains the go-to work comedy for a generation of movie-goers. Ron Livingston stars as Peter Gibbons, a disaffected programmer whose friends include Michael Bolton (David Herman) and Samir Nagheenanajar (Ajay Naidu). After some unexpectedly successful hypnosis gives him self-confidence, Peter begins dating a waitress named Joanna (Jennifer Aniston). Peter also comes up with the ultimate plan to get back at his boss, Bill Lumbergh (Gary Cole), and the company for abusing him and his friends for so long.
Office Space | #TBT Trailer | 20th Century FOX
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) new
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
63 %
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Stars Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell
Directed by Garth Jennings
When it came out in theaters, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy may not have had an all-star cast. But Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, and Zooey Deschanel’s subsequent success make it worthy of finding a new audience. In this adaptation of Douglas Adams’ zany sci-fi comedy novels, Freeman portrays Arthur Dent, an unlikely choice to be the last human male alive. Arthur’s friend, Ford Prefect (Mos Def), saves Arthur’s life moments before the Earth is destroyed. From there, they go on an increasingly bizarre and hilarious adventure across the stars and meet an eclectic cast of characters including a paranoid and depressed robot named Marvin (Alan Rickman).
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Trailer # 1 - Martin Freeman HD
I, Tonya (2017)
I, Tonya
77 %
r 120m
Genre Drama
Stars Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), is one of the most vilified individuals in the history of the Olympic Games. Robbie finds the inner humanity of Tonya as she struggles with her overbearing mother, LaVona Golden (Allison Janney), and her abusive husband, Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan). Tonya claims that she had no involvement with the infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). However, that’s contradicted by the story told by Jeff and his loser friend, Shawn Eckardt (Paul Walter Hauser). Regardless of the truth, it’s a fantastic showcase for Robbie’s comedic and dramatic chops.
I, Tonya Trailer #1 (2017) | Movieclips Trailers
Hustlers (2019)
79 %
r 110m
Genre Drama, Comedy, Crime
Stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles
Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Destiny (Constance Wu) is working as a stripper to make ends meet. But when she befriends the club’s top earner, Ramona (Jennifer Lopez), Destiny soon realizes just how much power she has. Ramona teaches Destiny how to work the club’s Wall Street clientele for maximum profits… until the 2008 economic collapse derails everybody. Now, the ladies and two other dancers devise a scheme to get back at the greedy Wall Street juggernauts who precipitated the crisis while also taking their lives back.
HUSTLERS Official Trailer (2019) Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Drama Movie HD
Another Round (2020)
Another Round
79 %
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Brush up on your Danish if you want to watch Another Round without subtitles. But even if you watch with subtitles, it’s still a great comedy. Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen stars as Martin, a teacher who is close friends with his colleagues Tommy (Thomas Bo Larsen), Peter (Lars Ranthe), and Nikolaj (Magnus Millang). The four men are deeply dissatisfied with their personal and professional lives, which is why they embark on a unique experiment. Together, they theorize that their lives will be more enjoyable if they can maintain a certain blood alcohol level. At first, the experiment is a rousing success. And yet even this constant buzz can’t last forever …
ANOTHER ROUND Trailer [HD] Mongrel Media
Vacation Friends (2021)
Vacation Friends
49 %
r 103m
Genre Comedy
Stars John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, Meredith Hagner
Directed by Clay Tarver
Hulu’s biggest breakout original film of 2021 was Vacation Friends, a comedy that already has a sequel in the works. Lil Rel Howery and Yvonne Orji star as Marcus Parker and Emily Conway, a couple whose vacation plans are waylaid by a series of mishaps. Soon after befriending another couple, Ron (John Cena) and Kyla (Meredith Hagner), Marcus and Emily enjoy some good times before ultimately parting ways with their new friends. However, Ron and Kyla re-enter their lives shortly before Marcus and Emily are about to be wed. While Marcus and Emily reluctantly allow the other couple to join them, misunderstandings and mayhem ensue on their way to the altar.

Villains (2019)
63 %
r 90m
Genre Comedy, Horror, Drama
Stars Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Blake Baumgartner
Directed by Robert Olsen, Dan Berk
In Villains, Maika Monroe and Bill Skarsgård headline the film as Jules and Mickey, a wannabe modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. However, the duo finds their amorality challenged when they discover a young girl, Sweetiepie (Blake Baumgartner), chained in a basement. The homeowners, George (Jeffrey Donovan) and his wife, Gloria (Kyra Sedgwick), try to bribe Mickey and Jules into forgetting what they saw. When they refuse, the battle of wills between the two couples becomes increasingly heated in this offbeat black comedy.
Villains Trailer #1 (2019) | Movieclips Indie

Palm Springs (2020)
Palm Springs
83 %
r 90m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons
Directed by Max Barbakow
Nyles (Andy Samberg) isn’t having the greatest day. At his friend’s wedding, the man finds his girlfriend cheating on him. Retreating into the desert with the drunken maid of honor, Sarah (Cristin Milioti), Nyles is pierced by a crossbow arrow. Reeling from the pain, he crawls to a strange aura inside a nearby cave. Sarah follows, only to discover that the brilliant lights are a mysterious vortex that traps those who enter in an endless time loop. As Nyles and Sarah are forced to relive the same November day over and over, the two form a bond that begins platonically but eventually becomes something more. An elevated time-travel comedy, Palm Springs is more than just a Groundhog Day homage, adding existentialist ponderings and R-rated hijinks to the time-loop flick formula.
Big Time Adolescence (2020)
Big Time Adolescence
64 %
r 91m
Genre Comedy
Stars Griffin Gluck, Pete Davidson, Jon Cryer
Directed by Jason Orley
Big Time Adolescence premiered at Sundance in 2019, where Hulu picked it up and rebranded it as a Hulu Original in 2020. Griffin Gluck stars as Mo, a teenager with an unusual best friend in this coming-of-age comedy. Mo has a promising future ahead of him, but he has one big problem: He worships his college-dropout, drug-dealing older best friend Zeke (Pete Davidson). While Mo’s hard-working dad tries to steer him onto the right path, he’s not the kind of guy to force his son to stop seeing his best friend, creating a precarious balancing act of maturity. Davidson gives a refreshingly clever performance in this comedy and has a great rapport with Gluck.
Parasite (2019)
96 %
r 133m
Genre Comedy, Thriller, Drama
Stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Sweeping the Academy Awards and giving director Bong Joon-ho some serious clout in Hollywood, this black comedy is almost universally liked by anyone who watches it. Set in South Korea, it tells the tale of a poor family who concocts a clever plan to work for a wealthy family, each by recommending one another for different jobs within the home, even though they aren’t the least bit qualified. The film took home four Oscars, including those for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film. If nothing else, it’s worth checking out just to see what all the fuss is about.
The Art of Self-Defense (2019)
The Art of Self-Defense
65 %
Genre Action, Comedy, Thriller
Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots
Directed by Riley Stearns
If you’re looking for a feel-good martial arts flick, this isn’t the movie for you. If anything, The Art of Self-Defense is the anti-Karate Kid. Jesse Eisenberg headlines this darkly comedic story as an accountant named Casey Davies. After getting assaulted by a gang, Casey joins a local karate dojo under the instruction of Sensei (Alessandro Nivola). He also befriends Anna (Imogen Poots), the only female student in Sensei’s dojo. Casey gradually comes under Sensei’s wing, and he embraces his inner toxic masculinity … with devastating results on his personal life. All of Casey’s new instincts are wrong, and they lead him to some wild places.

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