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.
August 8, 2014 - 8:00 am
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?