Top 10 Comedies to Stream Online with Netflix in December

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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

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.

  • Running time: 121 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Comedy
  • Directed by: Edgar Wright
  • Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman
  • IMDB: 7.8/10

2. School Of Rock

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!

  • Running Time: 109 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Music
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Stars: Jack Black, Mike White and Joan Cusack
  • IMDB: 7.1/10

3. Ted


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!

  • Running time: 106 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
  • Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane 
  • IMDB: 6.9/10

4. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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.

  • Details: 107 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Crime
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Stars: Jason Statham, Dexter Fletcher and Nick Moran
  • IMDB: 8.2/10

5. The Duchess

The Duchess on Netflix

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.

  • Details: Season 1
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Creator: Katherine Ryan
  • Stars: Katherine Ryan, Rory Keenan and Katy Byrne
  • IMBD: 6.8/10

6. The Politician

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.

  • Details: 2 Seasons
  • Genre: Comedy Drama
  • Creators: Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy
  • Stars: Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch and Lucy Boynton
  • IMDB: 7.5/10

7. Space Force

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.

  • Details: 1 season
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Creator: Steve Carell, Greg Daniels
  • Stars: Steve Carell, John Malkovich and Ben Schwartz
  • IMDB: 6.8/10

8. The Dirt

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.

  • Details: 107 minutes
  • Genre: Biographical Comedy
  • Directed by: Jeff Tremaine
  • Stars: Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, and Machine Gun Kelly
  • IMDB: 7.0/10

9. Mr Iglesias

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!

  • Details: 2 Seasons
  • Genre: Sit-Com
  • Creator: Kevin Hench
  • Stars: Gloria Aung, Gabriel Iglesia and Sherri Shepherd
  • IMDB: 7.1/10

10. Sex Education

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.

  • Details: 2 Seasons, 16 episodes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Creator: Laurie Nunn
  • Starts: Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey and Aimee Lou Wood 
  • IMDB: 8.3/10

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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.

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