Comedy films

Best Netflix Original Comedy Movies, Ranked

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“The Meyerowitz Stories.”



Efforts in the field of original comedy films have produced mixed results, with a stark disparity between its best and its worst films.

This year the


service has extended its four-film production contract with Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions to run for four more films (eight in total). The three Netflix originals Sandler has released so far have all received harsh criticism from critics, but are widely watched nonetheless, according to Netflix.

Sandler scored a critical hit for the platform, however, with his role alongside Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman in Noah Baumbach’s new comedy-drama, “The Meyerowitz Stories” – one of the world’s most acclaimed originals. Netflix review.

To determine which of the Netflix original comedies are worth watching, we turned to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes for classify each version according to its composite critical reception. We excluded stand-up comedy specials and any films that did not have enough reviews to receive a “Rotten” or “Fresh” designation.

Here are 18 of Netflix’s original comedy movies, ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes Critical Score from lowest to highest (if there was a tie, we used the Audience Score to break it):