So, you’re scrolling through an endless list of movie titles on Hulu (with a selection of tasty snacks in hand, of course) and faced with major decision fatigue. After the long day you’ve had, you could really go for something that’s fun and light. Perhaps a classic rom-com would do the trick? Or maybe you’re in the mood for a clever satirical film. But as we all know, picking a single film from hundreds of options can seem a bit daunting. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to round up some of the best comedies on Hulu, from The Breakfast Club to Palm Springs. Take a look at our selection, kick back and relax with a couple of laughs.
The 15 Best Comedies on Hulu Right Now
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1. The Breakfast Club (1985)
- Cast: Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall
The story follows a group of teens from different social cliques who are forced to spend their Saturday in detention. Throughout the day, they bond and form new friendships, leaving them with a very important question: Will it be the same when they return to school on Monday?
2. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
- Cast: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen
Andy Stitzer (Carell) is a single man who’s never had a romantic relationship. When his friends encourage him to lose his virginity, he pursues dating for the very first time. The scene featuring Carell screaming “Kelly Clarkson” while getting his chest waxed will never get old.
3. The Proposal (2009)
- Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White
Bullock stars as a high-strung book editor who’s about to be deported to Canada. So, she devises a plan to marry her overworked assistant (Reynolds). What could possibly go wrong?
4. Just My Luck (2006)
- Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong
Meet Ashley (Lohan), a young woman who’s known for being lucky. Her good fortune takes a turn for the worse when she kisses a man and gets his bad luck.
5. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
- Cast: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller
The film takes place 13 years after Ted (Stiller) blew his chances with his prom date (Diaz). Now that they’re adults, he’s determined to win her back.
6. Crush (2022)
- Cast: Rowan Blanchard, Auli'i Cravalho, Isabella Ferreira, Tyler Alvarez, Megan Mullally
When Paige (Blanchard) begrudgingly joins the track team, she tries to turn it into a positive situation. However, when she starts to fall for an unexpected teammate, she must choose between love and friendship.
7. Palm Springs (2020)
- Cast: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin
Nyles (Samberg) and Sarah (Milioti) find themselves trapped in a time loop after a casual hookup at their friends’ wedding. As they continue to live the same day over and over again, the pair develop a budding romance…but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
8. I Feel Pretty (2018)
- Cast: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Naomi Campbell
Renee Bennett (Schumer) isn’t the most confident person in the world. In fact, she constantly struggles with feelings of insecurity, especially when it comes to her looks. However, her perspective changes drastically after she suffers a hard fall. This one received mixed reviews, but Schumer’s performance is guaranteed to give you a good couple of laughs.
9. Superbad (2007)
- Cast: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Longtime BFFs Seth (Hill) and Evan (Cera) are determined to lose their virginity before going off to college. After scoring an invite to a huge house party, the boys agree to supply the booze in hopes of getting two girls to sleep with them. And, well, you’ll have to watch to see what happens next.
10. Never Been Kissed (1999)
- Cast: Drew Barrymore, Jessica Alba, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, James Franco
Josie Geller (Barrymore), a copy editor who works at the Chicago Sun-Times, has never been in a romantic relationship. But when she goes undercover as a high school student for a future story, she falls hard for her English teacher. He seems to reciprocate those feelings, but there’s just one problem: He thinks she’s only a teenager. (Ignore the ick-factor here and just go with it…)
11. Are We There Yet? (2005)
- Cast: Ice Cube, Nia Long, Jay Mohr, Tracy Morgan
Nick Persons (Ice Cube) is determined to get the woman of his dreams...even if that means having to endure a super long car ride with her rebellious kids.
12. First Daughter (2004)
- Who’s in it? Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Amerie, Margaret Colin, Lela Rochon Fuqua
Samantha MacKenzie (Holmes), AKA the American president’s daughter, is eager to find some semblance of normality when she starts college, but this proves to be difficult with agents following her every move. At Samantha’s request, the president agrees to let her attend school without them. But unbeknownst to her, he secretly sends a dashing, undercover agent to pose as one of her peers. This fairytale flick is more cheesy than funny, but sometimes that’s exactly what the doctor ordered.
13. How Do You Know? (2010)
- Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jack Nicholson
Witherspoon plays charming softball player Lisa Jorgenson, who finds herself caught in a love triangle after she goes out with professional baseball player Matty (Wilson) and business executive George (Rudd). Hmm, decisions, decisions…
14. It Had to be You (2015)
- Cast: Cristin Milioti, Dan Soder, Halley Feiffer, Kate Simses, Erica Sweany
When Sonia (Milioti), a jingle writer, gets a sudden marriage proposal from her boyfriend, she’s faced with a tough ultimatum. Should she say yes and settle down with married life or go pursue her dreams?
15. Big Time Adolescence (2020)
- Cast: Pete Davidson, Griffin Gluck, Emily Arlook, Colson Baker, Sydney Sweeney, Jon Cryer
This coming-of-age comedy follows a high school student named Mo, who befriends his older sister’s ex and college dropout, Zeke (Davidson). As the two spend more time together, Zeke’s awful influence starts to rub off on Mo, who’s introduced to a world of drugs and alcohol. Fans of Davidson on SNL will instantly recognize this unique brand of humor.