The Best Comedies On Amazon Prime Right Now

06.13.19 2 months ago

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Last Updated: June 13th

Amazon’s comedy collection may not rival that of Netflix in terms of sheer size, but if you’re skipping over the streaming platform when you’re skimming for something funny to watch on the weekend, you’re missing out on some quality gut-busters. Amazon has put time into cultivating a wide range of laugh-out-loud flicks, from cult classics, to forgotten favorites, and a handful of worthy originals. There’s something for everyone here, no matter what tickles your funny bone.

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Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

Run Time: 91 min | IMDb: 6.9/10

A comedy about a pair of sisters who run a maid service that cleans up crime scenes is the definition of dark, but there are some bright spots in Amy Adams and Emily Blunt’s Sunshine Cleaning. The two play siblings struggling to find themselves and stay afloat in a small town before they happen upon a macabre idea for a new business. Mopping up blood and hazardous waste isn’t the most reputable of jobs, and the two aren’t particularly good at it, especially Blunt, who plays a woman floundering in her personal and professional life, but if you’ve got a strong stomach, there’s plenty of payoff here.

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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot (2018)

Run Time: 114 min | IMDb: 6.9/10

Another Joaquin Phoenix-starring vehicle, this one is a biopic directed by Gus Van Sant and co-starring Jonah Hill, Jack Black, and Rooney Mara. Phoenix plays John Callahan, an alcoholic who becomes paralyzed after a terrible car accident. He finds sobriety, friendship, and a new perspective on life in his recovery. He also finds a hidden artistic talent, drawing newspaper cartoons that help him channel his emotions and find a new lease on life. It’s a moving portrait of a man wrestling with his inner-most demons, and Van Sant manages to curb the sentimental tendencies of a film like this through dark comedy and brilliant performances by Hill and Phoenix.

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