50 Great Netflix Comedies To Watch During Lockdown

Lockdown Comedy

We're all going to need lots of new Netflix recommendations to get through the coming weeks of lockdown. If you've already binged watched our ‘Top 50 Netflix Movies‘ then you might be ready for some more recommendations.

If you're currently in the ‘I don't know whether to laugh or cry' phase of lockdown, our list of Top 50 Comedies might lift your spirits for a few hours.

If you're meant to be ‘working from home' you might also enjoy one or two these comedies whilst on your lunch break – If you've been furloughed, just think, the government are paying you to laugh! OK, it's a sad lonely laugh – but still, we have to make the best of it. Enjoy the list and stay safe.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a fast-talking sit-com which blends smart wordplay with dumb gags, against a backdrop of the ever so slightly ridiculous. Starring an incredibly funny cast, all four seasons on Netflix are impeccably and consistently high on qua...[Read More]

Bring on the glitter and spandex-laden world of 80's women's wrestling. The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) is a show that has it all - comedy, drama and nostalgia. This is unmissable five star tv all the way.

This British spy action-comedy surprises in many ways. Super stylish, action-packed and genuinely funny. Think James Bond blended with Kick-Ass, and you have Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Derry Girls is the hilarious sitcom that follows the exploits of 16-year-old Erin and her family and friends during the Troubles in Derry in the early 1990s. Sharp wit and near-the-knuckle gags have made this Channel 4's most successful comedy.

Private Life, starring Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn covers a realistic but slightly comedic take on the confusing cycle of IVFs and other birthing options. It is a wonderfully subdued comedy-drama that reveals in both the moderate highs and suppres...[Read More]

Clever sitcom about the confusion and lack of respect that goes into the office IT department from comedy writer Graham Linehan. With a perfect blend of cast and characters, the IT Crowd is tv gold.

This brilliant sequel of the 90's cult classic was a long time coming and fans of the original will love this film. In fact, T2 delivers a grittier even tragic experience that stands on its own but be warned this movie is not for the faint-hearted. ...[Read More]

What happens when an underworld Nazi splinter group gets its hands on a data disc that would enable them to rain terror on the world? Well, you bring the world's best secret agents together to stop them, even if they hate each other and are sworn ene...[Read More]

American Vandal is an excellent mockumentary style show. Taking real life 'who dunnit's' as inspiration our film makers must solve the latest mystery. Far more insightful than you think.

If you're after a laugh-out-loud comedy that features two of the greatest actresses on the planet, then Grace And Frankie is the bingeable show you've been looking for. Razor sharp with on point comedic timing, this an absolute gem from Netflix.

Adapting the world famous Manga series, One Piece is an epic adventure set in a seafaring world where a young pirate captain sets out to discover the mythical treasure known as 'One Piece.'

Just where is the best place to go and hide out when you need to lie low? Well, how about the beautiful but sleepy Belgian city of Bruges. This brilliant black comedy provides one of the most complete performances you can experience on film. Funny, T...[Read More]

Beef follows two strangers who let a road rage incident fester in their minds as it slowly consumes their every thought and action. A brilliant and unmissable comedy starring Ali Wong.

Detective Benoit Blanc is back with another mystery to solve in Glass Onion. Another superb whodunnit from director Rian Johnson.

A blast from the past with this 90s British sitcom starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Spaced is a fun trip down memory lane with plenty to like about this group of misfit friends.

Atypical is a very funny and engaging show about the Gardner family and their 18 year old son Sam who is on the autistic spectrum. With stand out characters and cast, it is witty and warm and not to be missed.

Eleanor Shellstrop has died and has mistakenly found herself in an afterlife known as The Good Place, despite her dubiously immoral existence on earth. But can she mend her ways and stay there in this brilliantly funny comedy?

Always Be My Maybe follows celebrity chef Sasha who returns home and rekindles a friendship with childhood friend Marcus. But with two very different lives, the path to true love is tricky. Ali Wong and Randall Park are comedy gold and so is this fil...[Read More]

Jenna Ortega is Wednesday Addams in the supernatural comedy horror from director Tim Burton. With a clever plot and outstanding performances, it is an absolute delight to watch.

With cult status, this long-running sitcom is set in deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf, three million years into the future. A unique blend of highbrow, slapstick, insult-laden dialogue, and twisted science fiction.

Meet Megamind the greatest supervillain the World has ever seen - Well almost. Watch Megamind take on Metro Man in this hugely funny superhero story with an all-star cast.

Payton Hobart wants to be President of the United States. But first, he must navigate the treacherous waters of high school politics to become Student Body President. The Politician is a clever, witty and fresh creation from Ryan Murphy that combines...[Read More]

Schitt's Creek is the award winning comedy created by Eugene and Dan Levy that follows the Rose family who go from extremely wealthy to penniless overnight, forcing them to move into a motel and re-evaluate their entire lives.

An unflinching and emotionally charged stand-up special that makes Hannah Gadsby's Nanette one of the most talked about Netflix shows in the world. Turning cultural norms on their heads this is, at times, very difficult to watch but perfectly weaves ...[Read More]

An absolute gem of a tv series, Sisters is now streaming on Netflix. Follow Julia who navigates the chaos her father created when he used his own donations to fertilise hundreds of women throughout his career as a Noble Prize winning geneticist. It's...[Read More]

Filmed entirely inside one room, Bo Burnham: Inside charts the comedian's attempts to stave off isolation during a year in lockdown with a production that is quite astonishing.

From John Michael McDonagh comes The Guard starring Brendan Gleeson as an unorthodox Irish policeman who is partnered with an F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

25 years have passed since Shaft has seen his son but when Shaft Jnr shows up needing his help, the duo ends up on a comedic and action-packed crusade to prove a murder. A brilliantly funny action movie that is deeply unapologetic so avoid if you hav...[Read More]

A witty dark comedy that stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as two friends who meet at a bereavement support group. Peppered with twists and turns, this is a totally unconventional take on the grieving process and is a huge thumbs up!

Packed with action, drama, and comedy, South Korea's Bad and Crazy, follows an ambitious corrupt police officer whose life is thrown into chaos when he meets the righteous but crazy 'K'.

Frank Murphy is a blue-collar worker and family man struggling with the demands and doldrums of life. Created by comedian Bill Burr, F Is For Family is a very funny but honest portrayal of a dysfunctional family in 1970s suburbia.

Colt Bennett has returned home to the family ranch following a failed career as a pro footballer. Gone 15 years, Colt isn't exactly welcomed with open arms. This is a fantastic blend of comedy and drama with a sense of realism faced by millions of mi...[Read More]

If you love your animated comedy filled with animal puns, alliterative gags, daft surrealist humour and Hollywood satire then the highly acclaimed BoJack Horseman is for you. Adult humour at it's finest in Season 5.

The Letdown is an endearing and relatable comedy drama that captures the struggles of new parenthood as we follow a sleep deprived, over-whelmed Audrey trying to find a new normal in the world of motherhood.

Uber modern, almost bordering on hipster, Russian Doll is the story of Nadia who dies on her 36th birthday but soon finds herself in a never-ending loop of dying and waking up at the same birthday party.

Black Books is a British sitcom starring comedians Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey about a bad-tempered, eccentric bookshop owner and his long-suffering assistant Manny. Offbeat and quirky show that hasn't lost its fun since it originally aired.

If you like animated shows like American Dad, South Park or Family Guy then you'll love Rick and Morty. The show is funny and intelligent at the same time.

Community follows the exploits of a suspended lawyer who is forced to enrol in a community college with an eccentric staff and student body. It is one of the all time great comedy shows and a cult classic.

Sex Education follows awkward teenager Otis and the bad-girl of the school, Maeve, who start a therapy clinic together to deal with their fellow students' weird and wonderful problems. Both hilarious and quite serious in equal measure but a show that...[Read More]

Here comes the "Merc with a Mouth" - Deadpool is not your standard super hero, let's say he is a little unstable. He is super cool, super funny, a real badass Marvel comic book hero who has become a cult figure in the super hero world and is now on t...[Read More]

Unicorn Store is a very whimsical and offbeat comedy fantasy trip that stars Brie Larson as Kit, who refuses to have her childlike dreams of rainbows and glitter crushed under the weight of adulthood.

A quirky short film from Wes Anderson and based on Roald Dahl's story, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar follows a man who is able to see without the use of his eyes with the help of a book he stole.

The show must go on and it certainly does in Staged. Watch as David Tennant and Michael Sheen, play more extreme versions of themselves as they attempt to rehearse a play via zoom. Hilarious!

When successful architect Bea discovers her fiance has cheated on her she returns home to get over the break-up. A really funny and beautiful movie about how great a family can be when your life gets turned upside down.

If quirky British humour is your thing, start bingeing on the nine seasons of The Peep Show available on Netflix right away! It follows two socially impaired flatmates (Mark & Jeremy) and their hapless adventures through life.

This inspirational tale, based on true historical events, takes a difficult subject and delivers it in a heartwarming, gritty, funny, and informative way. An impressive script and outstanding cast deliver one of the best feel-good films ever made.

The biggest problem with DC’s Batman character has long been Batman himself. In a world of great tech gadgets and maniacal super villains, the Dark Knight himself is often the least interesting aspect. However, the juggernaut success of ‘The Lego Mov...[Read More]

Jane the Virgin follows an ordinary young woman called Jane who gets pregnant after being accidentally artificially inseminated and then her meticulously planned life gets very complicated and more like the telenovelas she loves. 

A Storm For Christmas follows a group of travellers who all find themselves stranded at the airport the day before Christmas. So what do they do in this great comedy drama? 

It's time to get funky, super retro Rudy Ray Moore funky. This wild biopic tells the story of the creation of the stage character Dolemite. An all-star cast blast onto the screen in a super funny tribute to the Godfather of Rap.

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