Top 5 best comedy films streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Top 5 Best Comedy Films Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
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A compilation of the best comedies, ranging from Knives Out to Coming to America.

Comedy is a genre that everyone enjoys with family, friends, or even all by oneself. A critic’s score can not determine this genre, as comedy tends to be subjective and differs in every individual’s preference. A good comedy movie helps lighten up the mood and help escape the viewers for a few hours into a stress-free world. Take time off and have a fun movie night with your loved ones. 

Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming platforms available worldwide. It has affordable packages to subscribe to and explore a pretty solid stock of funny films hiding in its catalog to keep the chuckles coming. Moreover, it provides excellent options for youth to choose from, which Netflix has yet to introduce on its platform. 

We’ve selected the best and funniest comedies on Amazon Prime, ranging from comedy classics to recent favorites and the streaming service’s newest hits, to help you find the feel-good entertainment you’re looking for.

Continue reading if you want to catch up on these films and finally cross them off your summer watch list. 

Coming 2 America (2021) 

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  • Director: Craig Brewer
  • Writers: Eddie Murphy(based on characters created), Barry W. Blaustein (story), and David Sheffield (story)
  • Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and Shari Headley
  • Runtime: 1h 50m

The premise of the movie: 

King Jaffe Joffer summons Prince Akeem of Zamunda before his dying father. Jaffe reveals that during an affair with two women, Akeem fathered a son. Akeem and his aide Semmi return to Queens in search of his illegitimate son. 

The plot revolves around Prince Akeem’s search for his queen, Queen Bopoto of Queens. Lavelle initially hesitates to put himself in danger, but bonds with Mirembe, a royal groomer. The film concludes with a lavish wedding celebration at the royal palace. 

Check out the trailer below: 

Coming 2 America - Official Trailer

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

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  • Director: Jason Woliner
  • Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay), Anthony Hines (screenplay), and Dan Swimer (screenplay)
  • Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, and Tom Hanks
  • Runtime: 1h 35m 

The premise of the movie: 

Borat Sagdiyev, a Kazakh journalist, is released by his country’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. He’s been tasked with delivering Kazakh porn actor Johnny, the Monkey, to President Donald Trump. Instead, he handed the Monkey over to Vice President Mike Pence. Tutar screams at Borat for keeping her oppressed her entire life. Borat is quarantined with QAnon conspiracy theorists who offer to assist him in reuniting with Tutar.

Borat becomes patient zero of the COVID-19 pandemic after being infected with SARS-CoV-2 via an injection of “gypsy tears.” Three months later, Tutar and Borat are reporting for a team, and Kazakhstan has a new anti-Semitic tradition to replace the country’s anti-Jewish ones. 

Check out the trailer below: 

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm - Official Trailer 2020 | Sacha Baron Cohen | Amazon Prime Video

Knives Out (2019)

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  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Writer: Rian Johnson
  • Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas
  • Runtime: 2h 10m

The premise of the movie: 

Harlan Thrombey, a wealthy mystery novelist, is discovered dead at his mansion in Massachusetts. The police believe Harlan committed suicide, but private detective Benoit Blanc is hired to look into it. Blanc discovers that Harlan instructed his nurse to fabricate a false alibi before slitting his own throat. Marta is served with a blackmail note containing a partial photocopy of Harlan’s toxicology report. She and Ransom drive to the medical examiner’s office, which has been destroyed by fire.

Marta discovers Fran drugged and summons an ambulance, but Blanc cuts Marta off before she can confess. Marta dupes Ransom into revealing it by falsely claiming Fran survived and will implicate him. Blanc tells Marta that he realized she had a hand in Harlan’s death when he noticed a tiny blood spot on her shoe. Marta watches from a balcony as Ransom is apprehended.

Check out the trailer below: 

Knives Out (2019) New Trailer – Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas

The Big Sick (2017)

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  • Director: Michael Showalter
  • Writers: Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
  • Stars; Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, and Holly Hunter
  • Runtime: 2h

The premise of the movie: 

Kumail is a struggling stand-up comedian who performs a one-person show about his Pakistani-American heritage. His immigrant parents want him to take the LSAT and regularly set him up with young single Pakistani women. 

Kumail reveals his relationship with Emily, and his parents disown him. Kumail and his friends decide to relocate to New York City. Emily awakens from her coma and tells Kumail to leave. Kumail is performing in New York when someone in the audience turns out to be Emily. 

Check out the trailer below: 

The Big Sick – Official US Trailer | Amazon Studios

Forrest Gump (1994)

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  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Writers: Winston Groom (novel) and Eric Roth (screenplay)
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise
  • Runtime: 2h 22m

The premise of the movie: 

Forrest saves several wounded platoon mates in Vietnam and is awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery. At the anti-war March on the Pentagon, Forrest meets Abbie Hoffman and briefly reunites with Jenny. 

As he competes against Chinese teams, he discovers a talent for ping-pong and becomes a sports celebrity. After meeting President Richard Nixon, Forrest unwittingly exposes the Watergate scandal. The film concludes with Forrest dropping off his son on his first school day.

Check out the trailer below: 

Forrest Gump - Trailer

All the listed movies are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. 

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