If you are anything like me, picking out a movie to watch at home takes just as long as watching it. Scrolling through streaming services looking for something you both haven’t and want to see is absolutely dreadful. To help you out, here is a list of ten lesser-known comedies that are easily available on streaming services. Yes, I only did comedies because that is mainly what I watch and movies in general would have been too difficult.
American Pickle (HBO Max)
If you like Seth Rogen, you will love this movie. Not only does he play the two main characters, but it’s also just a straight up hilarious story. Rogen plays Herschel Greenbaum, a 1920s orthodox jew who was preserved in pickle brine for 100 years, as well as Ben Greenbaum, Herschel’s great grandson who lives alone in New York City. After waking up out of his preservation, Herschel connects with Ben and satrically learns about current day society. The plot may be ridiculous, because it is, but what else do you expect with a Seth Rogen movie?
The Week Of (Netflix)
Could a movie starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock be bad? Of course not. Sandler and Rock play the father’s of two young lovebirds set to get married in a week. While Rock plays a successful Los Angeles doctor, Sandler portrays a jewish Long Island family man who refuses any help as he desperately prepares for the wedding. It’s a Sandler classic that relies harder on the humor rather than the basic storyline, but it’s heartwarming, relatable, and sure to keep you cracking up the entire time.
Fundamentals Of Caring (Netflix)
This road trip adventure follows Paul Rudd as he plays the caretaker of an overly-sarcastic disabled teenager who wants to venture out of his small town for the first time. The journey consists of funny experiences, heartfelt moments, as well as picking up new additions to the trip such as Selena Gomez who plays a lonely teenager. This film is definitely a comedy worth watching, but beware it may tug at your heart strings a little bit.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix)
Will Ferrell absurdity is at an all-time high in this musical comedy about an Icelandic singing duo entering the Eurovision Song Contest. Co-starring Rachel McAdams as Ferrell’s singing partner, the pair strive to achieve their childhood dreams of winning the competition for best song of the year. It is set in Iceland which does lead to several hilarious jokes and bits, but have no fear it is mostly in English. The movie is great, but even better the soundtrack is absolutely phenomenal. Songs like Jaja Ding Dong and Double Trouble will be stuck in your head for days after watching and you will not even be upset about it. If you don’t think Will Ferrell is talented, watch this movie. He does all of his own singing and you will not believe how good he sounds.
Bad Trip (Netflix)
If you like the Borat, or Bad Grandpa, or any other prank-style movie where they film the most bizarre situations in public, then you must watch Bad Trip. Eric Andre stars in this movie, which is all filmed in front of unsuspecting real people, about a road trip to Florida in order to ask out the girl of his dreams. Everything, no matter how insane it seems, is actually done to and around ordinary people. Their reactions as well as Andre’s craziness makes this movie easily one of the funniest things I’ve ever watched in my life. I promise, I am not exaggerating. You need to watch this.
The Sitter (Hulu)
I wasn’t expecting to put this on the list because I personally thought it was a well-known movie. Yet, the other day I was the only person in a room of all my friends who had seen it, and that seemed alarming. If you haven’t seen this stop reading this bullshit blog and go watch it. This is prime Jonah Hill back when he only played the role of the fat funny guy that we all knew and loved, instead of this thinned-down Hollywood Jonah that’s trying to “be a real actor” or whatever that we have now. Jonah plays, well, a tubster, who agrees to babysit for his mother’s friend. However, when this girl calls him telling him to come to a party downtown, he takes the kids he’s babysitting in the car and gets moving. The hilarious journey which ensues is wildly entertaining, thrilling, and even a little heartfelt at times. Must watch.
Big Time Adolescence (Hulu)
This movie is what Pete Davidson should be famous for, not his several stunning girlfriends that are always way out his league. This movie stars Pete and this kid that you will definitely recognize but not know his name. The two form an unlikely friendship despite a large age gap. Pete plays the role of a local town loser who has lost the respect of everyone other than this one kid that can’t help but idolize him. The movie is about their friendship and Pete’s character giving advice to his kid-friend to help him navigate high school. This film is very funny, but honestly it’s just a great movie. It’s one of those movies that feels way faster than it really is and makes you wish it was even longer just so you can keep enjoying it.
The Watch (Hulu)
Similar situation to The Sitter in terms of popularity. Again, I had thought a lot of people would have seen this, but have recently found otherwise (who knows though, maybe my friends just never watch movies). Anyway, this star-studded comedy features Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, and Vince Vaughn as members of a neighborhood nightwatch team organized after a mysterious murder at the town Costco. The movie most definitely has laugh-out-loud moments, but even more it’s just a great storyline that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. This is a classic that doesn’t get the praise it deserves.
She’s Out Of My League (Amazon Prime)
If you want to see your dreams unfold in front of your eyes, this is the movie for you. Jay Baruchel (the same guy who plays Seth Rogen’s best friend in This Is The End) stars as an average-looking, below-average intelligent, ordinary dude who ends up in a relationship with an absolute dime piece. The movie tackles issues of self-confidence as well noting it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Not only will it give all of us average looking, kinda dumb guys hope, but it’s also our exact sense of humor.
The Ringer (123movies.net)
So I know this movie is not on any streaming service, but it’s worth the trouble and you can still get it for free. Just hop on to one of those sketchy free movie websites, make sure you click out of all the pop-ups to avoid buying penis enlargement pills, and use an HDMI cable to project it on the television (if you’re boujee like that). Despite the small hassle, this movie needed to make this list as it is one of my favorite movies of all-time. Johnny Knoxville, yep the dude from Jackass, acts as the main character in this film about rigging the Special Olympics. You read that right, this movie is about a normal man who fakes having special needs to compete in the Special Olympics. Does that sound horrible? I could see why you’d say that, but I promise there is more to this movie and it is all done in good taste. That being said, it’s still about a guy pretending to have mental incapacities, so you better believe it’s a riot.