The Best Comedy Movies When You Need A Laugh

By Kelley Boymer
25 Oct 2023

Sometimes you just need to take a break from the relentless news cycle, and heaviness of the world and lose yourself in a funny movie. Comedy is one of the best ways to shift your mood and give yourself a break. If you are in need of some feel good laughter, we’ve got what you’re looking for. Here’s a round-up of our favorite comedies to watch when you just need a good laugh. Let us know your favorites in the comments!

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The Best Comedy Movies When You Need A Laugh

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids is a classic that we all know and love starring SNL’s Kristen Wiig. Wiig plays an out-of-work pastry chef who finds her life begin to unravel when things get heated between her and the maid-of-honor of her best friends wedding. As the two women fight tooth and nail for the “best friend” role to the bride, they lose sight of what really matters and a hilarious adventure unfolds.

Rent on Amazon Prime

Step Brothers

For a Will Farrell classic with nonstop laughs, watch Step Brothers. The lives of two spoiled men living at home with their single parents merge when their parents decide to marry. Ridiculous ensues when they all move in together and the “boys” must learn to how to live and embrace their new stepbrother. For more laughs from Will Farrell check out Anchorman and Elf.

Rent with Amazon Prime

Office Space

This satire on the working world, takes the premise of a burnt-out, corporate drone and his sudden promotion after being stuck in an eternal “blissful” state during a hypnotherapy session gone wrong. You’ll love reliving Office Space with your favorite cast of characters and one liners we’ll never forget!

Watch on HBO Max

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

With hopes of getting away to recover over the break up with his ex, Peter sets off on a trip to Hawaii and is unpleasantly surprised upon his arrival by none other than his ex… and her new boyfriend. Starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Paul Rudd, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is just the easy-breezy, light and fun rom-com you need!

Watch on Netflix

Happy Gilmore

Adam Sandler plays a hockey player who embarks on a pro golf tour to help save his grandmother from debt with more aggression and rowdiness than the sport is accustomed to. Happy Gilmore is Adam Sandler at his best!

Rent on Amazon Prime

We’re The Millers

Starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers is the tale of a “family” of unlikely drug smugglers and their RV trip to Mexico to smuggle drugs back to the U.S. A great comedy for all the laughs and good times!

Rent on Amazon Prime

Dumb & Dumber

Dumb & Dumber is one of my all time favorites. I love Jim Carey and Dumb and Dumber is the kind of movie you can watch again and again and still be entertained and die laughing from each and every time. This movie tells the story of two well-meaning, yet dopey friends who embark on a hilarious road trip to return a briefcase to a client. For fellow Jim Carey fans don’t forget another favorite, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

Rent on Amazon Prime

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is another hilarious classic starring Jeff Bridges about “The Dude” who is mistaken for a millionaire and becomes entangled in a web of mystery and crime. This is one you can’t go without seeing!

Watch with Amazon Prime Subscription

Mrs. Doubtfire

Don’t miss Robin Williams at his best in Mrs. Doubtfire. When a father of three children divorces his wife and loses custody of his children, he decides to dress as a British nanny so he can spend more time with them. This movie is kid-friendly and something the whole family will enjoy! Add it to your Friday family movie night rotation!

Watch on Disney+

Super Troopers

As Vermonters, we can’t do a comedy round-up without mentioning one of our favorites–Super Troopers. Set in Vermont, Super Troopers is an outrageous comedy about a group of dimwitted state troopers struggling to stay above the law. This laugh-out-loud comedy is one of the best!

Watch on Hulu

Zoolander

For Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Farrell fans, you can’t miss, Zoolander. Zoolander is about a famous male model who’s time in the spotlight is threatened by the new model in town. A fashion designer takes advantage of Zoolander’s fragile state and brainwashes him into killing Malaysia’s Prime Minister. Ridiculousness ensues! The starting point of the coined “Blue Steel” phrase, Zoolander is a comedy favorite for many. For Ben Stiller fans don’t miss Meet The Parents!

Watch on YouTube

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