The best comedies on Netflix right now

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

Our Idiot Brother

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Starring Paul Rudd as the titular character, Our Idiot Brother centers on Ned Rochlin, a dimwitted yet well-meaning slacker who makes the biggest mistake of his life when he sells some pot to a cop. Homeless and jobless upon his release from jail, he must prevail upon his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer) for help, throwing their carefully ordered lives into chaos.

Directed by Jesse Peretz, Our Idiot Brother is a completely enjoyable comedy thanks to its strong supporting cast and an endearing central performance from Rudd. Though it may not be laugh-out-loud funny, it’s still full of wit and goes down in a good way, with an infectious positivity.