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Unknown Comedy Gems on Netflix You Need to Watch

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While comedies are a diverse genre of film encompassing all sorts of humor, they can be reduced to its best quality – it makes you laugh! Let’s face it, we could all use a little more laughter in our lives. If you’re in the mood for some side-splitting laughter, you have to check out these underrated comedy titles on Netflix. 

Burn After Reading (2008)

This dark comedy by the Coen Brothers stars Brad Pitt, a neurotic opportunist who comes upon the memoirs of a CIA agent, and Geroge Clooney, a shameless U.S. Marshall that will stop at nothing to retrieve. If you’re a fan of black comedy, Burn After Reading should be right up your alley. 

Someone Great (2019)

Netflix has been killing it with the rom-com’s as of late, and Someone Great is no exception. When a young woman is faced with leaving her hometown of NYC, she decides to have one final night of fun before her big move. Starring Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, and DeWanda Wise, Someone Great is full of laughs and feel-good experiences. 

Hot Fuzz (2007)

This cult classic sees Nick Frost and Simon Pegg team up as cops taking on a strange town where grisly “accidents” keep happening around the town. Simultaneously a parody and a neat action flick, Hot Fuzz is as absurd as it is fun. 

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Harkening back to the ridiculous 70s martial arts flicks, Kung Fu Hustle brings, with a completely ridiculous plot, impressive fighting scenes all seamlessly blended with a hilarious undertone. Kung Fu Hustle is one of the movies where you can’t help but laugh at the absurdity of it, and you definitely don’t need to think too hard to enjoy it. 

The After Party (2018)

This Netflix original coming-of-age comedy follows an aspiring rapper who sees his career go viral for all the wrong reasons. In an attempt to salvage his quickly spiraling out of control career in music, his best friends get him into a wild NYC after party for one last shot at making people see his talent. 

War Machine (2017)

A satirical war film starring Brad Pitt as an idiosyncratic general who is faced with having to confront his enemies and allies in the war-torn country of Afghanistan, all while being held back from the complex bureaucracy of Washington. War Machine is a dark comedy exploring the ironies of the modern War on Terror. 

The Babysitter (2017)

Teenager Cole is madly in love with his babysitter Bee, who seems to be the perfect girl that just gets him. There’s one problem though: he wakes up in the middle of the night to find her and a group of older teens participating in a demonic sacrifice. Instantly, Cole is thrust into a night where he must survive on his own or become the groups newest sacrifice. Over the top gore, and a healthy serving of old school slasher stereotypes makes The Babysitter a truly fun watch. 

Game Over, Man! (2018)

Three friends are on the cusp of getting their video game idea funded by a wealthy benefactor when the hotel they work at is taken over by terrorists. While usually underachieving slackers, these three friends transform into the heroes as they fight off these terrorists and save the patrons of the hotel. With all the action of a Die Hard with plenty of humor mixed in, Game Over, Man! will have you doubling over in laughter. 

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