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The 10 Funniest Comedies of the Last 25 Years on Netflix Streaming

After you've caught up on last week's comedy classics, revisit these more recent, reliable laugh-fests.

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Kyle Smith

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August 8, 2014 - 8:00 am
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Netflix’s streaming service offers hundreds of comedies, but which ones are the best? Here’s one critic’s list of the ten finest laffers since 1990 that you can punch up tonight on Netflix.

10. Happy Gilmore (1996)

Adam Sandler has had his ups and downs, but in his early films his lost little kid act was inspired. The way the title character makes the world around him adapt to his skills (he’s a hockey player whose slap-shot style makes him a strangely gifted golfer, and he needs to win a tournament to save his grandma’s house) neatly jibes with how Sandler nudged Hollywood comedy to accommodate his peculiar persona. And who else would have been willing to fistfight Bob Barker?

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Talk about clueless.
Clueless is NOT an "updated Valley Girl tale." It is an updated take on Jane Austen's Emma.
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I realize that movies are subjective, but I don't think any of these movies were particularly funny. And, sadly, I've seen all of them on this list.

I think Elf, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and A League of their Own (there's no crying in baseball), all have many truly laugh out loud moments in them.
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I realize that movies are subjective, but I don't think any of these movies were particularly funny.

Ditto, uv. It is impossible for any movie with Ben Stiller in it to be funny. He apparently has an ability to secure roles in movies, but funny he ain't.
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Among my life's goals is never watching an Adam Sandler movie. So far, I am having remarkable success.
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Megastink collection.
Groundhog day is orders of magnitude funnier that then all.
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This Kyle Smith fellow must be very, very young.
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Pain and Gain was great.
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"Very Bad Things". I have a close relation whom Christian slater was 'playing' in the film. Over the top dark/sick.

We all still love 'kind hearts & coronets'.
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This is a joke, right? PJ Media is doing the Facebook thing, where they switch everything around to test people's reactions.

None - Not a single one of these movies is even remotely funny.
If this is the best Netflix streaming has to offer, then I'm glad I'm not a subscriber to their streaming service.

Here, let me give you a start: 'My Fellow Americans', 1996.
It ought to be #10. Now go find 9 actually funny movies to complete the list.
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Ok, look, here are a few more. A couple are just past being 25 years old, but so what.
Uncle Buck (starring John Candy)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Death at a Funeral
Elf
Galaxy Quest
The Princess Bride
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Talk about clueless.
Clueless is NOT an "updated Valley Girl tale." It is an updated take on Jane Austen's Emma.
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I'd still rather watch the Stooges and the Little Rascals
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You are right about the gas station scene in Zoolander, otherwise I can't think of any truly gut-splitting movies in the last 25 years so I guess your choices are as good as any.

I might put Observe and Report on a list just for the complete weirdness of it.

I would put Idiocracy on the list. There were at least two scenes that had me in tears. The first two Naked Gun movies also were classics so I take back the part about no funny movies in the last 25 years..

Hollywood Shuffle would have just missed your cutoff point.
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