Top 5 Best Comedy Movies Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

A compilation of the best comedies, from Knives Out to Coming to America.

Comedy is a genre that everyone enjoys with family, friends or even alone. A reviewer’s rating cannot determine this genre, as comedy tends to be subjective and differs according to each individual’s preference. A good comedy movie helps lighten the mood and helps viewers escape for a few hours into a stress-free world. Take some time out and have a fun movie night with your loved ones.

Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming platforms available in the world. It offers affordable packages to subscribe to and explore a pretty solid stock of fun movies hidden away in its catalog to keep the laughs coming. Plus, it offers great options for young people, which Netflix has yet to introduce to its platform.

We’ve picked out the best and funniest comedies on Amazon Prime, ranging from comedy classics to recent favorites and the streaming service’s latest hits, to help you find the feel-good entertainment you’re looking for.

Keep reading if you want to catch up on these movies and finally cross them off your summer watch list.

Coming 2 America (2021)

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  • Director: Craig Brewer
  • Writers: Eddie Murphy (based on created characters), Barry W. Blaustein (story) and David Sheffield (story)
  • Actors: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Halland Shari Headley
  • Duration: 1h 50m

The principle of the film:

King Jaffe Joffer summons Prince Akeem of Zamunda before his dying father. Jaffe reveals that during an affair with two women, Akeem fathered a son. Akeem and his assistant Semmi return to Queens in search of his illegitimate son.

The plot revolves around Prince Akeem’s search for his queen, Queen Bopoto of Queens. Lavelle is initially hesitant to put himself in harm’s way, but bonds with Mirembe, a royal groomer. The film ends with a lavish wedding celebration at the royal palace.

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Borat: Next Movie (2020)

Top 5 Best Comedy Movies Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
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  • Director: Jason Woliner
  • Screenwriters: Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay), Anthony Hines (screenplay) and Dan Swimer (screenplay)
  • Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova and Tom Hanks
  • Duration: 1h 35m

The principle of the film:

Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev is released by his country’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. He was tasked with delivering Kazakh porn actor Johnny, the monkey, to President Donald Trump. Instead, he handed the monkey over to Vice President Mike Pence. Tutar yells at Borat for keeping her oppressed all her life. Borat is quarantined with QAnon conspiracy theorists who offer to help him find Tutar.

Borat becomes patient zero of the COVID-19 pandemic after being infected with SARS-CoV-2 via an injection of ‘gypsy tears’. Three months later, Tutar and Borat are reporting for a team, and Kazakhstan has a new anti-Semitic tradition to replace the country’s anti-Jewish traditions.

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At Knives Out (2019)

Top 5 Best Comedy Movies Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
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  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Screenwriter: Rian Johnson
  • Actors: Daniel Craig, Chris Evansand Ana de Armas
  • Duration: 2h 10m

The principle of the film:

Harlan Thrombey, a wealthy crime novelist, is found dead in his Massachusetts mansion. The police believe Harlan committed suicide, but private detective Benoit Blanc is hired to investigate. Blanc discovers that Harlan had his nurse fabricate a false alibi before slitting his throat. Marta receives a blackmail note containing a partial photocopy of Harlan’s toxicology report. She and Ransom go to the medical examiner’s office, which has been destroyed by fire.

Marta discovers Fran drugged and calls an ambulance, but White cuts Marta off before she can confess. Marta tricks Ransom into revealing this by falsely claiming that Fran survived and will implicate her. Blanc tells Marta that he realized she played a part in Harlan’s death when he noticed a small bloodstain on her shoe. Marta watches from a balcony as Ransom is apprehended.

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The Big Sick (2017)

Top 5 Best Comedy Movies Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
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  • Director: Michael Showalter
  • Screenwriters: Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
  • Stars; Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter
  • Autonomy: 2h

The principle of the film:

Kumail is a struggling comedian who hosts a solo show about his Pakistani-American heritage. His immigrant parents want him to take the LSAT and regularly set him up with young single Pakistani women.

Kumail reveals his relationship with Emily and his parents disown him. Kumail and his friends decide to move to New York. Emily wakes up from her coma and tells Kumail to leave. Kumail is performing in New York when someone in the audience turns out to be Emily.

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Forrest Gump (1994)

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  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Screenwriters: Winston Groom (novel) and Eric Roth (screenplay)
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wrightand Gary Sinis
  • Duration: 2h 22m

The principle of the film:

Forrest saves several wounded platoon mates in Vietnam and receives the Medal of Honor for his bravery. During the anti-war march on the Pentagon, Forrest meets Abbie Hoffman and briefly reunites with Jenny.

As he competes against Chinese teams, he discovers a talent for table tennis and becomes a sports celebrity. After meeting President Richard Nixon, Forrest unwittingly exposes the Watergate scandal. The film ends with Forrest dropping off his son on his first day of school.

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All the movies listed are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.