Because some lighthearted comedy is the escape you need.
Sick of the negative coronavirus and news? We feel you. Grab your blanket, get some treats, order a takeout, and unwind after a long day by streaming one of the greatest Netflix comedies. From iconic movies to TV shows, we’ve narrowed down 15 of our favourites on Netflix Singapore to provide you with some well needed laugh-out-loud entertainment.
Still, 17 years later, this comedy show never fails to make us laugh repeatedly at the same jokes. Let Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Chandler provide you with some LOLs this lockdown as they navigate life experiences, from love to marriage to plenty of divorces, cough cough Ross, to heartbreaks and all sorts of craziness.
You don’t need to be a kid to watch this 2021 Netflix Original animation flick which is being absorbed by households around the globe right now. With fantastic all-new music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, it tells the tale of a music-obsessed Kinkajou (voiced by Lin-Manuel Miranda), who embarks on an unforgettable, musical journey to deliver a love song to Marta, for his owner Andres. Indeed, one of the greatest Netflix comedies to make you LOL.
3. Ginny & Georgia
This treasured Netflix series follows an awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old free-spirited mother, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) as they settle down in New England after years on the run. Though, Georgia’s past threatens any sort of possibility of a normal life. Amongst the emotion and drama, you can expect to get plenty of bellyaches filled with laughter.
This 2021 Indian comedy-drama flick starring Kriti Sanon tells the tale of an aspiring actress in a small town in India, who agrees to be the surrogate mother for an American couple, in order to earn a sum of money. Though, things don’t go according to plan. Indeed, this movie will make you laugh your head off but also get you a tad bit emotional.
5. Pitch Perfect 1, 2 & 3
Let the iconic Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and more famous faces, brighten up your day with this musical comedy trilogy. It follows a group of diverse girls, from mean chicks to odd girls, who would never be friends, only that they have found common ground while singing together. Their group enters top music competitions, and this leads the way for the story to unfold over three hilarious movies.
6. Forest Gump
This 1994 classic never gets old. It features Oscar-winning Tom Hanks, as Forrest, a gentleman with a very low IQ, who recounts his childhood and the events that shaped his life after finding himself in the middle of major key historical events. He goes on a mission to try and unite with his childhood sweetheart, Jenny. Definitely, a must-watch to boost your mood.
7. Yes Day
This charming family movie stars Jennifer Garner as mother Allison, along with her husband Carlos, who agree to take part in a ”Yes Day” to please their children. Therefore, for 24 hours they must say yes to everything the kids want to do. This sets the chaotic scenes ahead. Indeed, a flick filled with laughter, fun and warmth that everyone in the clan can enjoy.
8. Sex Education
This sex comedy drama series is, arguably, the funniest show you will ever watch. Catch up on season one and two now which follows a teenage boy, Otis (Asa Butterfield) with an embarrassing sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson). Otis, with help from a classmate, secretly and mistakenly sets up a sex therapy clinic at school in exchange for money.
This Spanish animation movie is the perfect comedy flick to get you in the mood for Christmas. It follows a selfish postman, who is sent to a frozen and dark town in the North, after becoming the worst student at his academy. There, he meets a reclusive toymaker, named Klaus. The two form a friendship to try and bring joy to the cold town.
10. Bad Trip
This American comedy film follows two best friends on a wild road trip to New York, as a hidden camera captures them pulling hilarious pranks on the general public. Indeed, it’s the escape movie you need to watch this weekend, and we bet you’ll be rolling off the couch laughing.
11. Resort To Love
This new romantic comedy is produced by Grammy winner, Alicia Keys, so you know it’s got to be a good one. It tells the story of a struggling singer, Erica (Christina Milian) who lands a gig at her ex-finance’s wedding in a lush island resort in Mauritius. There, she battles with keeping her past relationship a secret from his bride-to-be while also realising that she still has feelings for him.
This laugh-out-loud 2018 black comedy crime thriller follows Akash, an excellent piano player who is pretending to be blind. His conscious gets the better of him when he becomes entangled in multiple problems, one being that he is the witness to a murder of a former actor. Certainly, the mysterious flick you need to escape coronavirus news.
13. Set It Up
This relatable and funny romantic American comedy stars Zoey Deutch and Glenn Powell. It follows the pair as overworked and underpaid assistants in New York, who team up to try and get their bosses to fall in love, and in turn, give them a little bit of a break and more freedom. Definitely, the laughter you need this weekend.
14. He’s All That
Watch as TikTok famous Addison Rae brings Padgett Sawyer to life in her first-ever movie role. As the most popular girl in school, and a successful influencer, Padgett decides to turn an unpopular off-the-grid classmate into prom king after a fallout with her cheating boyfriend. One of the most enjoyable Netflix comedies for your watch-list.
This 2015 comedy movie never gets old. Follow single professional writer Amy (Amy Schumer) who fears commitment until she meets a dreamy sports doctor, who she is covering a story on. Amy ends up finding herself falling in love for the first time, and starts to panic. Indeed, one of the most unmissable Netflix comedies.