The 14 Best, Funniest Comedies on Hulu Right Now

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This is your guide to memorable funny movies that are currently streaming on Hulu. If you're looking for some hearty laughs while you're at home, and you have a Hulu subscription, we've got great news: the streaming service is now host to a virtual library of laugh-out-loud funny comedies. We've rounded up the best comedies on Hulu, in a list of 14 old and new funny favorites.

Here are the 14 best, funniest comedies you can watch right now on Hulu. This list is updated regularly as titles come and go from Hulu.

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Best comedies on Hulu right now

1. Dick (1999)

Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams are brilliantly funny in Andrew Fleming's sharp satire that reimagines the Watergate scandal—if two ditzy teenage girls were Deepthroat.

A satisfying satire that's laugh-out-loud hilarious, Dick was, if anything, a little underrated upon release, and it holds up great two decades later. Numerous cast members of SNL and Kids in the Hall round out the supporting cast, and Ryan Reynolds appears in a small role.

2. Happiest Season (2020) 

Between this and Palm SpringsHulu can boast arguably the two best romantic comedies of 2020. Kristen Stewart delivers her strongest comic turn to date in Clea DuVall‘s winning charmer opposite Mackenzie Davis, as a young woman who pretends to be her girlfriend’s straight roommate at Christmas to appease a conservative family. The all-star cast includes Alison BrieAubrey PlazaVictor GarberDan Levy and Mary Steenburgen. Now streaming exclusively on Hulu.

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Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever in 'Booksmart'
Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever in 'Booksmart'

3. Booksmart (2019)

Even in a golden age of coming-of-age pictures (see: Love, SimonEighth GradeThe Miseducation of Cameron Post) Olivia Wilde‘s howlingly funny directorial debut stands out. You'd be hard-pressed to find a film that more perfectly captures intelligent modern high school students: how they talk, what their rooms look like, their embarrassing parents, things like that. With no shortage of heart to match the humor, this can comfortably be called one of the best teen comedies ever made.

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4. Parasite (2019)

Bong Joon-ho‘s funny, terrifying, tragic, tense, erotic, gross and compulsively, feverishly entertaining crime film examine the internationally relevant topic of classism. In light of its astounding, highly deserved nod for top honors at the SAG AwardsParasite became the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

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Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star in 'Palm Springs' <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Friday" class="link ">Friday</a> July 10 on Hulu.
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star in 'Palm Springs' Friday July 10 on Hulu.

5. Palm Springs (2020) 

A dark horse (and fully-deserving) contender for Oscar attention is The Lonely Island’s time-loop rom-com sci-fi extravaganza—which set the all-time record for a film bought at Sundance. Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star as wedding guests living the same day over and over. The premise may sound familiar, but the execution is relentlessly imaginative, heartfelt and frequently gut-bustlingly hilarious. Palm Springs is now streaming exclusively on Hulu. If you haven’t seen it yet, prepare to be wowed.

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6. Hustlers (2019)

Lorene Scafaria‘s exciting, funny and humanistic crime picture pulled from real-life headlines was one of the best and most entertaining films of 2019. Jennifer Lopezs Ramona Vega, a mother hen with a career criminal edge, is a screen presence we’re all going to remember for a long time. This was a lamentable Oscar snub, one of the most scandalous of recent years. Hustlers is a terrific film; Lopez’s career will continue to thrive. One day she’ll likely have Oscar redemption.

7. The Nutty Professor (1996) 

Playing multiple characters with aplomb, Eddie Murphy took his career to new highs in a loose, superior remake to the Jerry Lewis film from the '60s, about a mild-mannered academic who bottles suave and develops a smooth-talking braggart alter ego.

8. Big (1985)

Even in 1988, this kind of body-swap comedy setup felt mined to death. With a winning script by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg (focused more on character than high jinks and yuks), Penny Marshall's Big, about a 12-year-old whose magic wish turns him into a 30-year-old man, defied expectations. Co-starring Elizabeth Perkinsand the ever-underrated Robert Loggia, Big was a massive hit and received two Oscar nods: for best original screenplay, and Hanks' first for Best Actor. All these years later, Big is utterly bewitching.

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9. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Jared Hess's semi-autobiographical farce about a teen geek was the surprise box-office phenomenon of 2004 following a Sundance premiere. With a budget of $400,000, shaggy, quirky Napoleon Dynamite struck a chord and grossed over $46 million, making a star of Jon Heder. The film remains an icon of American indie filmmaking.

10. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger charm in a superior teen rom-com inspired by The Taming of the Shrew. Later adapted for the small screen; 20 episodes of the show ran from 2009-2010 on ABC Family.

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11-14. American Pie quadrilogy

Thanks to a script with more heart and more laughs than the average teen sex comedy, Paul Weitz's R-rated iconic teen movie centered around a virginity pact was one of summer 1999's biggest hits. American Pie 2, American Wedding and American Wedding all feature most of the same winning cast (American Pie launched many stars including Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott to fame) and no shortage of laughs.

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