What to Watch on Netflix
When it comes to comedies, Netflix doesn’t mess around. The streaming service has a huge selection of titles on offer, making sure subscribers looking for a fun time are in for a treat. To help you pick the best of the best, we’ve gathered a few of their most attractive selections below. Bring on the popcorn and the laughs!
1. Hot Fuzz
Baby Driver and Shaun Of The Dead director Edgar Wright teams up with his close friends Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Hot Fuzz. Pegg plays a London cop who is sent to a boring sleepy village after upsetting his bosses. But a brutal murder takes place, and all macho skills as a cop seem to fit the situation perfectly.
2. School Of Rock
Jack Black was seemingly made for this role. He plays a jobless wannabe rockstar who somehow manages to land himself a job as a substitute teacher. Upon finding out his class is filled with highly talented musicians, he decides to enter them into a music competition, behind the headmaster’s back!
This film is a non-PC version of Toy Story, where a young boy wishes his Teddy could one day come to life. When it does, it takes the world by storm and the boy and the Teddy (Ted) remain best friends in adult life. Problem is that Ted is a borderline alcoholic who is fond of prostitutes and recreational drugs!
4. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The debut film from director Guy Ritchie may have been released back in 1998, but it is still just as funny today. It’s a British crime caper following four close friends who get cheated out of £100,000 in a poker game – and have only a week to come up with a way of paying it back.
5. The Duchess
Canadian stand-up comedian Katherine Ryan has written her very own sit-com after several successful collaborations with Netflix. The series is loosely based on Ryan’s experiences in London as a single mother.
6. The Politician
Payton Hobart has always had a dream of one day becoming president of his dear United States. But before he can consider the top job, he must first tackle the eventful political landscape of his high school, Saint Sebastian. Now in its second season, The Politician season 2 has 16 brand spanking episodes available to watch now.
7. Space Force
Mark Naird (Steve Carrell) has achieved everything there is to achieve in the US Air Force, the only thing seemingly out of his reach is the top job. When he is invited to take part in a top-secret meeting he expects it is to announce his dream role. But the powers that be throw him a curveball, by putting him in change of a new branch of the US military – the Space Force.
8. The Dirt
The Dirt is a cinematic take on Motley Crue’s biography of the same name. If you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to the rock n roll lifestyle, think again.
9. Mr Iglesias
Mr Iglasias is a situation comedy that follows a well-natured high-school teacher who works with a group of misfit kids. There are new episodes available now on Netflix Australia, which fans of the show have had to wait some time for!
10. Sex Education
A teenage virgin who lives with his sex therapist mother teams up with a smart and edgy high school classmate to start their own health clinic.
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There’s nothing more relaxing than watching a comedy after a particularly dreadful day. Pour yourself some wine, pick any of the titles from our list and you’ll be in for a fun ride. Alternatively, you can always start binging a new show – here’s a list of the best Netflix series currently streaming.