There is nothing better than a good laugh to help you forget the drama of 2020! If you have already been through all the great comedies on Amazon Prime, and all the good romantic comedies on Netflix, why not check out all the amazing comedy gems that are hidden on Hulu.
Below is a list of 20 of the best comedy movies currently available to stream on Hulu.
The Art of Self-Defense (2019)
This newish comedy stars Jesse Eisenberg, so you probably already have a pretty good idea of what to expect. He plays a shy young man who starts martial arts classes in order to develop a bit of grit and courage. He soon discovers that he has entered the equivalent of the bad academy from The Karate Kid, but there is no Mr Myagi to save him.
From the makers of Super Troopers, this gives you an idea of the type of comedy to expect from this film. It is set around an underground drinking tournament that is scheduled to happen in Munich during Oktoberfest. So expect alcohol-fueled antics and a few hilarious misunderstandings between cultures.
Big Daddy (1999)
One of Adam Sandler’s most popular movies (after The Wedding Singer and The Waterboy), this is a typical Sandler comedy. In this one, the scenario is that Sandler is an overgrown adult child, who then finds himself responsible for an actual child. He is forced to grow up, but not without some antics along the way.
Big Time Adolescence (2019)
This is a coming of age comedy about a young man leaving school with a bright future. His problem, he worships his best friend, who happens to be a college-dropout drug leader. Our lead finds himself pulled in different directions as his dad pushes him towards college and responsibility, while his friends push him in another direction.
Characterized as Super Bad for girls, this is also the directorial debut from the popular Olivia Wilde. Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Denver star as lifelong friends that have worked hard to do well during high school. Now that they are graduating, they are determined to let their hair down and finally have a good time. But the world seems to be conspiring against them.
Cabin in the Woods (2011)
You might be asking yourself, hey isn’t this a horror? And the answer would be yes and no. Joss Whedon puts a new spin on the genre by posing the question: what if all those zombie and monster attacks were actually caused by a big white-collar organization such as Google for reasons of power and money?
Fighting With My Family (2019)
This unexpected comedy delight stars the excellent Florence Pugh. It is based on the true story of an amateur wrestler and her rise to fame. The double standards that still exist when it comes to sport prove fertile ground for some good wholesome laughs.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
This rom-com is a must-see for younger audiences who haven’t seen the movie that put both Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell on the map (and don’t ask who they are). It follows a relationship between the two characters over a few years through various major life events, namely weddings and funerals.
Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
This is a feel-good comedy rather than one that will give you some dirty laughs, but is definitely worth watching. Nick Offerman of Parks & Recreation fame, stars as a father whose daughter is flying the nest. They make a song together, and their lives get turned upside down when it becomes an unexpected hit.
Another classic comedy that has already been remade as a TV show for a younger generation. This is a dark comedy set in a high school and shows what can happen when popularity rivalry goes too far. This movie is the original Mean Girls but with Winona Ryder, Shannon Doherty, and Christian Slater.
I, Tonya (2017)
This dark comedy biopic proves that life can be stranger than fiction. Margot Robbie transforms into the American figure skater Tonya Harding, who was famously the “white trash” of the glamorous sport, and may have been involved in an attack on a fellow figure skater in order to take home gold.
Ingrid Goes West (2017)
Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen star in this comedy about a young woman who decides to move to Los Angeles for the purpose of befriending her Instagram idol. Plaza is an unhinged stalker who then insinuates her way into the life of the unsuspecting social influencer.
Knocked Up (2007)
While we love Judd Apatow, this film is filled with problematic gender stereotypes that wouldn’t fly today, but the clever script still works and is full of some good laughs. Katherine Heigl is an up and coming TV presenter who finds herself impregnated after a one night stand with slacker Seth Rogan. She designed to keep the baby, and they have to figure out what to do next.
The Nice Guys (2016)
In this action-comedy, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling star as a tough enforcer and a private eye who find themselves working together to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl. But one mistake sends everything crashing down around them, and they are suddenly stumbling from one disaster to another.
The Oath (2018)
This is a sharp political satire set in an era when everyone has until Thanksgiving to sign an oath of loyalty to the U.S. government. One couple who aren’t keen on the oath must deal with the criticism of their family over Thanksgiving, and also with two federal agents that show up asking questions.
Palm Springs (2020)
Andy Samburger and Cristin Millioti play strangers who meet at a wedding and build an unexpected connection. Sounds familiar, but the delivery is something new as Samberg’s character is stuck in a time loop and is reliving the same day over and over.
Plus One (2019)
Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid star in this romantic comedy about two friends feeling alone as they line up to attend the many weddings that are inevitable for anyone in their late twenties. They agree to act as one another’s plus ones at the upcoming series of nuptials to help one another get through, and see the lighter side.
Who doesn’t like a good superhero movie? Rainn Wilson stars as a short-order cook who becomes a superhero even though he doesn’t have any super powers. But things get serious when he must save his wife from a drug dealer.
If you like this film, you probably like watching it again and again, or having it on in the background when you are doing other things. Jonah Hill and Michael Cera star as two typical, not cool teenage boys about to graduate who want to party and lose their virginity. What follows is a night of incredible antics, and also, McLovin!
Support The Girls (2018)
This movie follows a day in the life of the character Lisa Conroy, played by Regina Hall, who is a hardworking manager at a Hooter-like bar. Comedy is found in the indignities often associated with the service industry, and especially the role of women within it. But this film also has a lot of heart and characters that you really care about.
What To Watch Next?
If you get through this list and you are still looking for some great laughs, why not turn your attention to some of the best stand-up comedy currently streaming. Start with this list of comedy specials currently on Netflix, as well as their collection of the best stand-up gigs.