The best comedies on Netflix right now

Need some laughs? These comedy movies on Netflix have your back

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With its massive library of comedy movies, Netflix has been the go-to streaming service for many who want to take a break from the daily hassles of the real world and decompress with humor. However, browsing through the streamer’s extensive lineup can be very time-consuming, especially if you’re looking for a great comedy film amid a number of subpar entries in the genre. So to help you skip the endless scrolling and save your precious time, we’ve made a curated list of the best comedies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.

Mr. Roosevelt

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Mr. Roosevelt is an indie comedy about a 25-year-old struggling comedienne who returns to her college town of Austin, Texas and must come to terms with her past while staying with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. While the movie might not blow you away, its relatable characters and the unique situations they’re placed in set the film apart from others like it.

Written, directed by, and starring Noël Wells, the film has been praised for its authentic portrait of a rapidly gentrifying city. Critics also love its irreverent, whimsical, and existential insights, as well as Wells’ self-deprecating humor.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”