The 10 Best Comedies on Hulu Right Now: The world is becoming increasingly bizarre, and it looks to be becoming increasingly stressful by the day.
While TV shows are still Hulu’s bread and butter, the company also has a big collection of movies that many people are unaware of – and many of them are hilarious! Here are 30 of the greatest from that ever-increasingly important field.
1. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan
This wacky comedy, which was met with mixed reviews when it first came out, has now become a cult classic, a film that is frequently mentioned when people discuss Adam Sandler’s work.
Zohan Dvir, an Israeli commando turned hairstylist in New York City, is played by the Uncut Gems star. He tries to live a normal life, but a Palestinian cab driver discovers him (played problematically by Rob Schneider, of course).
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan is a 2008 American action comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, produced by Adam Sandler, and written by Adam Sandler, and Judd Apatow.
Robert Smigel, and starring Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Lainie Kazan, and Rob Schneider, and starring Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Lainie It was the fourth film in which Sandler and Dugan worked together as actors and directors.
Zohan Dvir (Hebrew: ) is an Israeli army counter-terrorist commando who fakes his own death in order to pursue his goal of becoming a hairstylist in New York City.
2. Say Anything
Say Anything… was named the greatest modern movie romance by Entertainment Weekly in 2002, and it was voted number 11 on the magazine’s list of the 50 best high-school movies.
Cameron Crowe wrote and directed this romantic dramedy, which became famous for that one scene with Peter Gabriel and the boom box. But there’s a lot more to it than that one instance.
It’s a beautiful film about individuals from all walks of life coming together, and those moments when you realize the world, including your parents, isn’t as simple as you think it is when you’re a kid. And it’s still considered one of John Cusack’s best roles.
Cameron Crowe wrote and directed Say Anything…, a 1989 American teen love comedy-drama film (in his directorial debut). The film depicts the romance between Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack), an ordinary student, and Diane Court (Ione Skye), the class valedictorian, following their high school graduation.
In 1987, Steve Martin created and performed in one of his best films, a lovely romantic comedy based on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac.
Martin achieved the perfect combination of whimsy and romanticism in reimagining and updating the story of a guy who speaks through another to tell his unrequited love how he truly feels.
Roxanne is a romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah that was released in 1987. Steve Martin updated Edmond Rostand’s 1897 verse play Cyrano de Bergerac into a modern retelling. In the opening credits, Rostand is acknowledged.
4. Postcards from the Edge
Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep star in this 1990 comedy Postcards from the Edge directed by Mike Nichols and based on Carrie Fisher’s autobiography of the same name.
Fisher penned the screenplay about an actress who is haunted by her addictions and her well-known mother. It earned Streep one of her numerous Oscar nods for Best Actress.
5. The Other Guys
Adam McKay’s latest pure comedy The Other Guys (and one of his last collaborations with Will Ferrell), this satire of action clichés stars Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as cops who nearly never get their man is garnering a lot of Oscar hype.
Ferrell and Wahlberg have a traditional buddy comedy relationship that allows them to riff off each other’s on-screen characters in a constantly entertaining and witty way.
6. The Nice Guys
In this old-fashioned buddy comedy picture, Shane Black directed Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe to two of their best performances of their careers.
In the film The Nice Guys, Gosling plays a private eye who becomes involved in the disappearance of a teen (Margaret Qualley) and teams up with a tough officer (Crowe) to track her down. It’s brilliant and hilarious, the kind of film that one wishes was made more frequently.
7. Love Actually
It wouldn’t be Christmas without debates over whether or not the ensemble rom-com starring Richard Curtis from 2003 is any good.
Hulu, on the other hand, chose to bypass the debate by introducing it to their streaming service soon before Spring Love Actually. Tricky!
You probably already know whether you like or dislike this…actually.
8. Little Miss Sunshine
One of the most important breakthroughs in the history of the Park City festival is Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ Sundance comedy. Little Miss Sunshine made it all the way from its Utah premiere to multiple Oscar nominations, grossing more than $100 million in the process.
People were drawn to a story that encourages them to be themselves, as well as an exceptionally charming supporting ensemble that includes Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, and Oscar winner Alan Arkin.
Jason Reitman’s comedy Juno was one of the year’s most popular films, riding a wave of critical acclaim all the way to an Oscar win for writer Diablo Cody.
The eponymous character, played by Elliot Page, is a young woman who is forced to deal with an unexpected pregnancy.
Page received a lot of attention (and an Oscar nomination), but Juno is a fantastic ensemble piece that features some of Michael Cera’s, Jennifer Garner’s, Jason Bateman’s, Allison Janney’s, and J.K. Simmons’ best work.
10. I Love You Phillip Morris
This 2009 comedy about a con artist named Steven Jay Russell, played skillfully by Jim Carrey in his last truly intriguing performance, is one of the darkest comedies ever made.
Steven falls in love with Phillip Morris, played by Ewan McGregor, while incarcerated for one of his many scam jobs. The Writers Guild of America nominated this strange film for Best Adapted Screenplay.