Prepare to Belly Laugh! These Comedies on Netflix Starring Women Are Truly That Funny
If you’re in need of a good laugh, take a break from your daily to-do list, sit down, and watch these hilarious comedies starring women on Netflix. There’s nothing that can lighten a somber mood like a little humor, and these women-led films will surely put a smile on your face. From Amy Poehler‘s written, directed, and starred-in movie Wine Country to a slew of Jennifer Aniston‘s adorable rom-coms, we’re certain you’ll add these motion pictures to your watch list ASAP. Get comfortable, grab some popcorn (or a glass of wine), and have yourself a night on the couch! These Netflix movies will make for the perfect evening spent at home.
– Additional reporting by Hedy Phillips
While we love our light and breezy romantic comedies, Happy Anniversary is a refreshing look at what happens after the meet-cute. Sam and Molly, like many who find themselves in long-term relationships, struggle to accept the idea that love isn’t just grand, romantic gestures and passion – it’s hard work, tears, and struggle, but still a lot of laughs. Also, Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells – who you may better known as Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation and Rachel on Master of None – are actually perfect together.
Watch Happy Anniversary now.
The Kissing Booth
A high school girl signs up to run a kissing booth at the Winter carnival, but gets way more than she bargained for. When she falls for her best friend’s brother, a lopsided and complicated triangle emerges.
Watch The Kissing Booth now.
A Bad Moms Christmas
This sequel to the 2016 film Bad Moms brings back the dream team of Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn for more bad mom behavior – this time over the holidays. With erotic dancers, sexy Santas, and three hot moms desperate to blow off some steam during the stress of the holidays, you know that things are going to get pretty naughty.
Watch A Bad Moms Christmas now.
Buried among the higher-profile teen rom-coms is this lesser-known flick, set in a high school debate club. When a quiet, working-class girl and her polished-and-pressed rival have to work together, they realize that they might have more common ground than anyone thought.
Watch Candy Jar now.
Set It Up
In a nod to classic romantic comedies, this Netflix original is about two demanding workaholics (played by Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs) who unwittingly bring together their overworked assistants (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell) as they attempt to play matchmaker with their bosses. Deutch’s and Powell’s performances are so fun and flirty that they have even been compared to that of rom-com legends Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
Watch Set It Up now.
Falling Inn Love
Netflix’s feel-good romance Falling Inn Love has everything you need in a cheesy rom-com: a punny title, a gorgeous setting, and a scenario built to make its leads fall in (sorry, inn) love against all odds. Singer and actress Christina Milian stars as Gabriela, a city girl who spontaneously enters a contest to “win an inn” – aka renovating the dilapidated Bellbird Valley Farm – after a breakup. Lo and behold, she’s chosen! Which means she has to travel from her home in San Francisco to New Zealand, where the Bellbird is located. Luckily, with the help of a handsome contractor (Adam Demos), Gabriela fixes up not only the building but also her heart.
Watch Falling Inn Love now.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Whoa, whoa, whoa. You mean you haven’t watched this a dozen times already? Netflix’s breakout rom-com about a pair of teenagers who make a fake-relationship contract, only to fall in love for real, has launched its stars’ careers and already has a sequel in the works!
Watch To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before now.
You Get Me
For a rom-com that transforms into a psychological thriller, look no further than You Get Me, starring Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, and Taylor John Smith. After Holly (Thorne) meets Tyler (Smith) at an end-of-Summer party, the obsession begins.
Watch You Get Me now.
Nappily Ever After
An ad executive finds herself at a personal (and fashion) crossroads in this Netflix original. With the help of a hairstylist and some serious self reflection, she takes control of her own life – and her hair, too.
Watch Nappily Ever After now.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
In To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before‘s highly anticipated sequel, Lara Jean finds herself in a love triangle between John Ambrose, her old Model UN crush whom she’s recently reconnected with, and Peter Kavinsky, whom she’s definitely falling for. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are returning to reprise their roles, with Jordan Fisher joining the cast as John.
Watch To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You now.
Life as We Know It
Holly and Eric may not really like each other, but when tragedy strikes and they have to become the guardian of their friends’ baby, they set their differences aside.
Watch Life as We Know It now.
When a music journalist gets her dream job in San Francisco, her longtime boyfriend breaks up with her. To heal her broken heart, she and her two best friends hit the town in New York City for one last girls’ night out.
Watch Someone Great now.
The Incredible Jessica James
Formerly a correspondent on The Daily Show, Jessica Williams stars as a struggling playwright who reels over a bad breakup while falling for a charming divorced app developer. We’re all for women leads who know just how awesome they are, and so as soon as Jessica says, “I’m tall, I’m pretty, I’m smart, I’m a cocoa queen,” we knew she had us.
Watch The Incredible Jessica James now.
Ellen, a high-powered and privileged heiress, is set to inherit her father’s business. But there’s one catch: she has to deliver a Christmas card to his former partner, who has moved to the small town of Snow Falls. When she gets snowed in, she finds herself learning about what really matters.
Watch Christmas Inheritance now.
Always Be My Maybe
Childhood best friends Sasha and Marcus reconnect after more than 15 years apart. Old wounds are reopened as they clash over their differing outlooks on life, but there’s still a lot of love there.
Watch Always Be My Maybe now.
The Breaker Upperers
A pair of best friends run a business together: for a fee, they’ll figure out a way to break up any relationship. When one of them starts to doubt they’re actually doing the right thing, everything starts to unravel.
Watch The Breaker Upperers now.
F the Prom
Costarring The Kissing Booth‘s Joel Courtney and Riverdale‘s Madelaine Petsch, F the Prom tells the story of two best friends, Maddy and Cole, whose friendship changes once they start high school. It’s only after Maddy finds herself single just in time for prom that she and Cole reconnect with a mission in mind: destroy prom at any cost.
Watch F the Prom now.
This ridiculously sexy rom-com stars Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt as a mom-and-daughter duo who run a lucrative scam together: the mom marries a rich guy, and the daughter seduces him, leading to a generous divorce settlement. However, these two encounter an issue when they both fall in love with the same wealthy beach bar owner.
Watch Heartbreakers now.
This movie is the epitome of a YA film: teen girls, a huge rivalry, and a bit of romance.
Watch Sleepover now.
She's Out of My League
In a modern take on the beauty-and-the-geek setup, a geeky “average” guy is surprised to discover that a beautiful woman is interested in him. With his family and friends even more shocked, he struggles to find a way to make the relationship work and not get inside his own head.
Watch She’s Out of My League now.
Comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) is dumped by her boyfriend who leaves her to be with her friend. Donna is sent into a tailspin of emotions and ends up hooking up with a guy named Max (Jake Lacy), resulting in an unplanned pregnancy. Typical rom-com stuff, right?
Watch Obvious Child now.
A Cinderella Story
If you’re in the mood for early 2000s nostalgia, the modern teen fairy tale A Cinderella Story encapsulates tragic family drama, good old-fashioned high school politics, and a charming romance. Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray depict high school pen pals who meet up during a Halloween high school dance. The problem is they’re from two different worlds: she’s a smart, hardworking social outcast, and he’s a popular quarterback.
Watch A Cinderella Story now.
A teen pop star hides away in a small town to take a break from his celebrity lifestyle and winds up falling for a local.
Watch Be Somebody now.
Based on the bestselling book by Julie Murphy, this flick follows an outspoken, curvy, Dolly Parton-obsessed teenager named Willowdean (played by Danielle Macdonald) as she navigates life under the rule of her overbearing pageant-queen mother (played by Jennifer Aniston) in a small town Texas. Willowdean decides to regain her confidence by entering the beauty pageant run by her mother, and wow, is it a trip.
Watch Dumplin’ now.
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
In a story so twisty it could only take place in high school, a witty band geek winds up in a texting romance with her popular secret crush – but he thinks he’s texting the popular cheerleader. Mistaken identities and crossed wires abound until everything unravels en route to a happy ending.
Watch Sierra Burgess Is a Loser now.
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler team up to play a bored husband and wife who go on a long-awaited trip to Europe, only to have a chance meeting with a handsome stranger on the plane (Luke Evans) that leads the pair to an intimate family gathering on the yacht of aging billionaire Malcolm Quince (Terence Stamp). Though their surroundings are lavish, things soon take a turn when Quince turns up dead and everyone aboard the boat becomes a suspect in his murder.
Watch Murder Mystery now.
Ibiza: Love Drunk
Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, and Phoebe Robinson play three best friends whose trip to Ibiza becomes a game to track down a popular DJ (played by Game of Thrones hottie Richard Madden). Sure, it may embrace every gross-out girl comedy cliché there is, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still a good time (with a damn good soundtrack).
Watch Ibiza: Love Drunk now.
High school rom-com Class Rank tells the story of two teen outcasts who try to take down the school board together, only to end up falling in love.
Watch Class Rank now.
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
When best friends Naomi (Victoria Justice) and Ely (Pierson Fode) both fall in love with the same guy, they find themselves wondering if their bond is strong enough to withstand the rift, and what matters more in life: friendship or romance?
Watch Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List now.
You may not know the name Ava Michelle, but the vertically gifted dancer is taking on the title role in Tall Girl. The comedy centers on the tallest girl in high school who finds her match with a Swedish exchange student (Luke Eisner). Steve Zahn, Angela Kinsey, and Sabrina Carpenter are all costarring.
Watch Tall Girl now.
While definitely created by adults who have never once used social media themselves, this millennial flick revolves around a nerdy high school girl named Dani who catches the eye of the hottest guy in school – as well as in competition with the school’s Instagram-obsessed mean girl. While totally predictable, Nesta Cooper (who plays Dani) is too charming not to love, and Kate Walsh is fabulous as Dani’s hopelessly romantic boss.
Watch #RealityHigh now.
Based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, the film follows a young girl living in 1960s Baltimore with high hopes of making it big as a dancer. After scoring a dream spot on The Corny Collins Show, she becomes an overnight sensation for her fun personality and optimistic attitude.
Watch Hairspray now.
The goofy romantic comedy My Ex-Ex follows the story of a jilted woman named Mary who gets in touch with a psychic to win back the affections of her ex-boyfriend. In a dramatic turn of events, Mary must choose between her recent beau and her college boyfriend.
Watch My Ex-Ex now.
Our Souls at Night
Believe it or not, rom-com protagonists don’t have to be under the age of 30 to matter. Robert Redford and Jane Fonda star in this one as a widow and widower who have lived next door to each other for years, but who one day decide to alleviate their shared loneliness by sleeping together – and by “sleeping together,” we mean just that: sharing a bed. Needless to say, the platonic element of their relationship doesn’t last long.
Watch Our Souls at Night now.