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40 Best Comedy Movies On Amazon Prime [September 2021]

Amazon Prime is one of the most efficient services online and not just because you can put a 4K TV and a "Game of Thrones" adult coloring book in the same order and get it two days later. The streaming service is a treasure trove of movies, particularly comedies — so many that it can be hard to suss them out or keep track of what's on the service. That's where we come in.

We've picked out 40 comedy movies for every conceivable taste. Whether you're looking for something family-friendly or a raunchy sex comedy, something lowbrow or something classy, one of the all time greats or a forgotten gem, we've got you covered. Something important to keep in mind: Comedy is among the most subjective of genres, so judge each Rotten Tomatoes score how you will.

Updated on September 9, 2021: As Amazon Prime changes its selection, we'll keep this list updated to reflect the changes in its streaming catalog. Be sure to check back each month for films that will leave you laughing, as we'll be keeping this list current with the latest and greatest comedy films to hit the site.

Borat

"Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" was a behemoth of a movie when it came out, one that shifted the entire cultural landscape. Now, years after people finally packed away their bad Borat impressions and stopped saying "NOT!" after every joke, we can watch this classic movie with fresh eyes (even if we can't see the naked fight for the first time.) And if you're among the very few who's never seen "Borat," do yourself a favor and watch Sacha Baron Cohen's Golden Globe-winning turn as Borat, the journalist from Kazakhstan who meets with real people and leaves a wake of chaos in his trail.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Nearly 15 years after the events of the first "Borat" movie, reporter Borat Margaret Sagdiyev is brought out of the gulag for a new assignment — to bring a gift from Kazakhstan to President Donald Trump. The plan falls apart quickly after Borat arrives in America, especially when he finds out that his daughter, Tutar, stowed away on the trip. As a backup plan, Borat and Tutar conspire to offer her as a gift to Vice President Mike Pence. A surprisingly emotional story acts as a through line for a movie that blends fact and fiction, during which Borat encounters (and gets the worst out of) politicians, influencers, conspiracy theorists, and vile people of all stripes.

  • Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Rudy Giuliani
  • Director: Jason Woliner
  • Year: 2020
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Porky's

It's hard to pinpoint the exact origin of the teen sex comedy, but few — if any — were more successful and influential than "Porky's." The story largely follows a group of Floridiain high school boys who go to the titular strip club to lose their virginity, only for the owner to take their money and humiliate them. The boys seek revenge on Porky and his sheriff brother, all while various sexcapades happen around them. Like most movies of its kind, "Porky's" was panned by critics, but it was a huge financial success that spawned a franchise and decades of imitators.

  • Starring: Dan Monahan, Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras
  • Director: Bob Clark
  • Year: 1981
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Tropic Thunder

"Tropic Thunder" follows a group of actors making a Vietnam film, only for them to end up having to actually survive in the jungle as soldiers. Fading action star Tugg Speedman, drugged-up comedian Jeff Portnoy, and acclaimed method actor Kirk Lazarus — the later of whom is a white Australian doing Blackface, much to the chagrin his Black castmates — take the lead and fight after stumbling into a real-life drug war. In addition to the A-list talent of Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr., the film boasts a spectacular supporting cast, including Nick Nolte, Jay Baruchel, Matthew McConaughey, and Bill Hader. Plus, the always scene-stealing Tom Cruise is unrecognizable under prosthetics as psychopathic movie executive Les Grossman. Containing both biting satire and laugh-out-loud action comedy, "Tropic Thunder" is a must-watch.

His Girl Friday

"His Girl Friday" is one of the most recognizable and acclaimed screwball comedies of all time, bolstered by the sizzling chemistry between Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. An adaptation of the hit play "The Front Page" with a romantic twist, "His Girl Friday" starts with no-nonsense newspaper editor Walter Burns finding out that his vivacious star reporter/ex-wife Hildy Johnson is quitting to live a boring wife with a boring fiance. Walter dedicates himself to sabotaging these plans by roping Hildy into one last story, which — surprise, surprise — goes off the rails in the funniest way.

  • Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
  • Director: Howard Hawks
  • Year: 1940
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

The Odd Couple

An adaptation of Neil Simon's acclaimed play, "The Odd Couple" remains a timeless, funny watch half a century later. After a divorce, neat-freak Felix Ungar moves in with his slovenly and similarly divorced friend Oscar Madison. The two try their best to co-exist while also starting dating once again. Two years after the movie came out, ABC capitalized on its success with the popular sitcom of the same name. After all, it's a winning formula, and with hysterical performances from the uptight Jack Lemmon and a slobby Walter Matthau, "The Odd Couple" is one charming comedy.

  • Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herbert Edelman
  • Director: Gene Saks
  • Year: 1968
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Rating: G
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

The Terminal

Traveling from the Eastern European country of Krakozhia, Viktor Navorski arrives at JFK Airport. It's here that he stumbles into a big problem: The United States no longer recognizes Krakozhia as a country, meaning Viktor's passport is invalid. Unable to leave the airport or return home, Viktor takes up long-term residence in the airport terminal. Meanwhile, he falls in love with flight attendant Amelia — a romance complicated by his situation. The film is supposedly inspired by Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian refugee who lived in an airport lounge for 18 years. On top of that, it's a Spielberg movie starring Tom Hanks and scored by John Williams — what more do you need?

  • Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 128 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Tortilla Soup

Martin is an experienced chef who lost his sense of smell and taste after his wife died. Even so, he still cooks elaborate Mexican meals. He lives with his three grown daughters, and he has one non-negotiable rule for them: Show up for Sunday dinner. Though they love him, his daughters find themselves chafing under his values and looking for fulfillment elsewhere. This creates a rift in the family, exacerbated further when the visiting Hortensia sets her sights on the single father. An English language remake of Ang Lee's "Eat Drink Man Woman," with a Mexican-American twist, "Tortilla Soup" is a delightful and charming feel good family comedy.

  • Starring: Héctor Elizondo, Raquel Welch, Elizabeth Peña
  • Director: María Ripoll
  • Year: 2001
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Brittany is a hard-partying New Yorker in her late 20s. When she visits a doctor to acquire an Adderall prescription, she gets bad news: She's overweight and unhealthy, and she needs to fix that. When she's priced out of gym memberships, she does what she can do free — namely, running. After setting and succeeding at smaller goals, she sets a big one — compete in the vaunted New York City Marathon. Writer/director Paul Downs Colaizzo based the inspirational story of "Brittany Runs a Marathon" on his roommate, who also lived an unhealthy lifestyle and took up running when she didn't like what she'd become.

  • Starring: Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michaela Watkins
  • Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Late Night

Katherine Newbury is a legendary talk show host, albeit one on a slow decline. Under orders to right the ship or lose her gig, Katherine hires Molly, an Indian-American woman and the first woman to ever be added to the show's writing staff. Though Molly is clearly a diversity hire with little experience, she and Katherine hit it off and improve the show — and fight to keep Katherine's job. In addition to her starring role, Mindy Kaling also wrote the screenplay for "Late Night," which means it's pretty darn funny.

  • Starring: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow
  • Director: Nisha Ganatra
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

The Kentucky Fried Movie

"The Kentucky Fried Movie" isn't so much a "movie" as it is a series of unconnected sketches thrown together in feature-length form. There are spoofs of genres like kung fu flicks and Blaxploitation, fake commercials, absurd news reports, and educational films. There's dozens of celebrity bit parts, ranging from Donald Sutherland to George Lazenby. It's an early work of Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker, the trio who'd go on to write/direct/produce "Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" series. Be forewarned: Many of the references and parodies are dated, riffing on then-mainstream pop culture since lost to time. But even those just add to the absurdity of the entire enterprise, and they stay funny as chaotic items in and of themselves.

  • Starring: Bill Bixby, George Lazenby, Evan C. Kim
  • Director: John Landis
  • Year: 1977
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

The House Bunny

Shelly Darlingson is a Playboy Bunny living at the Playboy Mansion ... or at least she was until she got kicked out. Looking for a place to stay, she ends up at the Zeta Alpha Zeta sorority. The Zetas, a socially awkward group of women impressed by Shelly's ability to attract boys, make her their house mother. Shelly proceeds to teach the girls her tricks of the trade, including the secrets of makeup and dating. "The House Bunny" is admittedly formulaic, but it's also an early showcase for actors who'd go on to prominent roles over the next decade plus.

  • Starring: Anna Faris, Kat Dennings, Emma Stone
  • Director: Fred Wolf
  • Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

The Big Sick

"The Big Sick" is based on the real-life tragicomic story of star Kumail Nanjiani and his now-wife Emily V. Gordon. The movie follows Kumail playing a version of himself, a stand-up comic who starts dating Emily. While worrying about what his Pakistani parents would think of him dating a white woman, Emily contracts an illness that leaves her comatose. During this time, Kumail bonds and overcomes cultural differences with Emily's parents and discovers the depths of his feelings for his sick girlfriend. 

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

"Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" is a tragicomic biopic about cartoonist John Callahan by indie film icon Gus Van Sant. Callahan, portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, became quadriplegic after a car accident. His struggles with alcohol predated the accident and certainly don't get better after it, but after reluctantly entering treatment, he discovers that he has a talent for drawing. It's just the start for the artist, who goes on to draw macabre and irreverent comics for years and also, somehow, forgotten Nicktoon "Pelswick."

Knives Out

"Knives Out" is an old-fashioned whodunnit, one with a hilarious script and a stellar ensemble cast. The movie begins with the death of mystery novelist Harlan Thrombey, and Detective Benoit Blanc is hired by an enigmatic source to investigate the case. Every member of the Thrombey family — played by the likes of Jaime Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, and Toni Collette — is a suspect, each of them greedy in their own ways. However, the story is largely told from the point of view of Marta, Harlan's nurse and an undocumented immigrant — seemingly the only altruistic character in the household and one who might be central to the whole case.

  • Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans
  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 130 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Up in Smoke

"Up in Smoke" was the first feature-length film of Cheech and Chong's career and the first mainstream stoner comedy. The story follows weed-smoking kindred spirits Anthony "Man" Stoner (Chong) and Pedro De Pacas (Cheech) as they travel the country, play music, smoke joints, and drive a van made entirely out of marijuana. Much like sex comedies, stoner comedies generally are made for a specific subset of fans rather than critics, so judge the low Rotten Tomatoes score as you wish. But if getting high off hilarity sounds good, then "Up in Smoke" is definitely for you.

Coming 2 America

The long-awaited sequel to comedy classic "Coming To America," the aptly named "Coming 2 America" shows the new adventures of Prince Akeem and Semmi. When the two find out that Akeem has a son in Queens from their adventure all those years ago, they travel back to New York to find him — lest Zamunda's neighboring country of Nexdoria marry one of their own into Akeem's family and take over the country. "Coming 2 America" frequently calls back to the original, often to a fault, but it's hard not to smile seeing Akeem do his thing again.

I.Q.

We all know that Albert Einstein was a scientific genius, but what if — in the words of the Tom Tom Club — he was also a genius of love? That's the essence behind "I.Q.," in which Walter Matthau plays Einstein. Catherine is a brilliant doctoral student at Princeton University. Ed is an average mechanic who's fallen in love with Catherine. There's just one problem: Catherine is engaged to a pretentious professor, the exact opposite of Ed. Luckily, Ed has an ally — Catherine's uncle, Einstein, who believes that Ed would be a better match for his niece. As such, Einstein helps disguise the average man as a physicist to impress her. It's a light, simple movie, and worth it for Matthau's performance alone.

  • Starring: Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau
  • Director: Fred Schepisi
  • Year: 1994
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Fanboys

"Fanboys" is a film for a specific subset of "Star Wars" fans by that specific subset of "Star Wars" fans. The story follows a group of friends who, after finding out one of them is dying, travel cross country to the famous Skywalker Ranch. Their mission? Convince George Lucas to give them a screening of the next "Star Wars" movie before its official release. (Fun fact: This movie predated Disney's acquisition of "Star Wars.") The movie features cameos by names like Carrie Fisher, Ray Park, and ... William Shatner? Yup, he's in here too.

  • Starring: Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Kristen Bell
  • Director: Kyle Newman
  • Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critical Condition

Kevin Lenahan is a con man who got framed for a jewelry theft. To avoid jail time, he fakes insanity and gets sent to a psych ward. While awaiting evaluation, a storm hits and causes a power failure. Kevin, wearing a lab coat, gets mistaken for a doctor and ends up taking charge of the hospital and trying to maintain some kind of order. It's not Pryor's sharpest comedy, but it's in-your-face uncomplicated fun nonetheless.

Hot Rod

Before the Lonely Island brought us "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," they gave us "Hot Rod" — a film unappreciated in its time but one that's been majorly reevaluated in recent years. 

All Rod Kimble wants in life is to be a stuntman, even if he's not particularly good at it. His stepfather, Frank, has no respect for Rod or his dreams, and he always beats his stepson in their weekly sparring matches. When Frank is in need of an expensive heart operation that insurance won't cover, Rod plans his most ambitious stunt yet. His goal? Raise enough money to save his stepfather ... and then finally beat him up for real.

Midnight in Paris

Gil is a successful screenwriter who aspires to be a novelist. He also holds the present day in contempt and wishes he lived in the 1920s, what he deems a more literary-friendly era. So naturally, he's pretty excited when he goes on a trip to Paris — home of the Lost Generation — with his fiancé ... who's far less enthusiastic about France than him. 

But while taking a late night walk, Gil is transported to 1920s Paris, and he soon finds himself cavorting with the likes of Cole Porter, Ernest Hemmingway, Gertrude Stein, the Fitzgeralds, and a beautiful woman named Adriana (Marion Cotillard). "Midnight in Paris" also features Tom Hiddleston as F. Scott Fitzgerald, showing a meeting between lead actor Owen Wilson and Hiddleston years before "Loki."

  • Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard
  • Director: Woody Allen
  • Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

The Lady in the Van

"The Lady In The Van" is inspired by an unusual true story — the friendship between playwright Alan Bennett and Miss Shepherd, the old lady who lived in a van parked in his driveway for 15 years. Written by Bennett himself, the story takes place over many strange micro-eras in British history, even as the two have a consistent relationship. Here, Maggie Smith gets a chance to shine in a role far different than the prim-and-proper ladies we've come to expect of her.

  • Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam
  • Director: Nicholas Hytner
  • Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Heathers

The setting is Westerburg High. And here, Veronica is part of a clique with the three most popular girls in school, all named Heather, but she's not happy and wants to go back to the nerdy kids. Her life is upended when she meets a compelling new student named J.D., a sociopath who leads her in a truly dark direction. This pitch-black teen comedy classic has since been turned into a TV series and a musical, but the original is here to stream on Amazon Prime.

  • Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty
  • Director: Michael Lehmann
  • Year: 1989
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Sideways

Miles is a sad sack English teacher, a failed writer, and a lover of fine wine. Jack is something of a womanizer, due to get married next week. Miles, the best man at Jack's upcoming wedding, takes his friend on a week-long trip through wine country for their last trip as single men. Miles wants the good wine, Jack wants one last fling, and these two desires come crashing into each other. One of the most acclaimed dramedies of the 2000s, "Sideways" is a mature and somewhat sophisticated movie about two men searching for themselves.

  • Starring: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Sandra Oh
  • Director: Alexander Payne
  • Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 126 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Julie & Julia

"Julie & Julia" is based on the real-life stories of two people. First, there's Julia Child, the legendary chef and the author of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Then there's Julie Powell, a woman with a soul-crushing job who seeks out joy by cooking every recipe from "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in one year. The film cuts back and forth between Julia compiling her cookbook and Julie blogging about her cooking adventure. "Julie & Julia" was the last work of Nora Ephron — best known for "Sleepless in Seattle" — before her death, and it's a perfect swan song for the beloved filmmaker.

  • Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci
  • Director: Nora Ephron
  • Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Paper Moon

"Paper Moon" stars the father/daughter duo of Ryan and Tatum O'Neal as a couple of Depression-era swindlers. Moses (Ryan) is a con man based out of Kansas, who meets 9-year-old orphan Addie (Tatum) and ends up promising to transport the girl to her aunt in Missouri. The two end up forming a formidable team, conning people across their journey. Tatum O'Neal won great acclaim for the role, winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress — which made her the youngest person to ever win an Oscar, a record held to this day.

  • Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn
  • Director: Peter Bogdanovich
  • Year: 1973
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" begins with the death of ex-con "Smiler" Grogan (the legendary Jimmy Durante), who — with his dying breath — tells those nearby that he's buried a fortune under "a big W" at a state park. This leads to a zany race, sending everyone in earshot scrambling to find the money. The movie features one of the most stacked casts in the history of cinema. Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, and Jonathan Winters all have lead roles. Other stars including Peter Falk, Jim Backus, Don Knotts, Jack Benny, Jerry Lewis, and the Three Stooges all make small appearances. It's a long movie, full of madcap bits and classic comedian shtick, and it makes great use of its run time.

  • Starring: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Buddy Hackett
  • Director: Stanley Kramer
  • Year: 1963
  • Runtime: 159 minutes
  • Rating: G
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

After an arrest, Jay and Silent Bob are swindled by a lawyer — Hollywood is planning a reboot of "Bluntman and Chronic," and the two get tricked into signing away the rights to their own names. This leads the pair on a cross-country adventure to San Diego Chronic-Con, where the final scene of the reboot is being shot, to stop production and get their names back. Along the way, they discover that Jay has a daughter named Millennium "Milly" Faulken, who joins them on their journey. Smith made "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" specifically for View Askew fans, and he took this movie on a roadshow journey instead of a theatrical release. Now, you can watch it on Amazon Prime.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Joanna Drayton is a forward-thinking white woman, and John Prentice is a Black doctor. Shortly after getting engaged, the two go on a trip to introduce John to Joanna's family. The Draytons are upscale liberals who must come to terms with their own subconscious racism, all while the Prentice family are uncomfortable with the relationship themselves. While movies about interracial/intercultural romance are still made to this day, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" was groundbreaking in its era. It came out in a time when 16 states still prohibited interracial marriage, laws that were deemed unconstitutional a mere six months before the movie premiered. The end result is a challenging but ultimately feel-good dramedy.

  • Starring: Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy
  • Director: Stanley Kramer
  • Year: 1967
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Funny Face

Dick Avery is the head photographer of a fashion magazine, and his editor-in-chief wants a new model to be the face of the brand. Dick forgoes using in-house talent and picks Jo Stockton, a timid employee at a bookstore, after accidentally taking her picture. Jo doesn't aspire to the life of a model, but she visits Paris with Dick anyway after realizing she'll have a chance to meet one of her intellectual idols. Dick and Jo, played by Hollywood legends Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, spend the rest of "Funny Face" taking pictures, falling in love, and dancing across France in this classic musical comedy.

  • Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson
  • Director: Stanley Donen
  • Year: 1957
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Rating: N/A
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Eurotrip

Whether or not you've seen "Eurotrip," there's a solid chance "Scotty Doesn't Know" just started playing in your head. In this 2004 comedy, Scott's girlfriend breaks up with him after their high school graduation, leading the lovelorn teen to visit Europe to track down his German pen pal. He hops from country to country with his dumb-as-post pals, getting into all kinds of horny hijinks. Like most teen sex comedies, critical reviews are mixed, but if you're a fan of the genre, you can't miss "Eurotrip," especially as it features one of the all-time best Matt Damon cameos.

  • Starring: Scott Mechlowicz, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jacob Pitts
  • Director: Jeff Schaffer
  • Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Army brat Janey moves to Chicago, setting down something resembling roots after her father retires from active duty. She quickly becomes friends with Lynn, a classmate, after learning that they both love a show called "Dance TV." They soon learn that "Dance TV" is looking for a new couple to join the show, and they each try to join. There's just one problem: Janey's father cannot sanction this buffoonery. Though "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" wasn't a critical darling in it's day, it's picked up a cult following in years since, and it marks an early, fun project for Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt.

  • Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Lee Montgomery
  • Director: Alan Metter
  • Year: 1985
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Young Frankenstein

More than any other movie on this list, there's a pretty solid chance you've seen Mel Brooks classic "Young Frankenstein" — and Amazon Prime makes it easy to see it again. After Dr. Frederick Frankenstein inherits his grandfather Victor's estate, he goes to Transylvania and ends up creating his own monster. We could spend all day talking about the great characters, the classic dialogue ("He vas my ... BOYFRIEND!"), and the endless sight gags (the moving hump), but it's better to just let you all know that it's streaming so you can watch it again — or maybe show someone for the first time. That PG rating — for a movie with this much implied sex and violence — also makes it an interesting relic of the pre-PG-13 era.

  • Starring: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman
  • Director: Mel Brooks
  • Year: 1974
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Major League

"Major League" is a prime example of the "ragtag group of colorful characters comes together" sports movie genre that just doesn't get made anymore. Selfish showgirl Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians after her husband dies. She wants to move the team to Miami, which requires breaking the team's contract with Cleveland by guaranteeing low attendance. So, she puts together the worst team money can buy, one full of outcasts. There's a voodoo practitioner who can't hit off-speed pitches, a worn-out catcher who can't throw to second, a pitcher with a 90 MPH fastball who has no control, and a speedy outfielder who can't hit to save his life. When this team figures out Phelps's true motivations, they decide to go on a genuine pennant run.

  • Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Wesley Snipes
  • Director: David S. Ward
  • Year: 1989
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Four Weddings and a Funeral

"Four Weddings and a Funeral" was Hugh Grant at the peak of his "Charming Brit" powers, and it's the film that cemented him as an international superstar. Grant stars as Charles, who stumbles into Claire — a beautiful American woman — at a wedding. Charles, the kind of bachelor that most bachelors think they are, seemingly falls in love with Claire, but the distance means it's not to be. The two meet across three more weddings and one funeral, but they always seem to have one or two obstacles preventing them from getting together again. Marked by solid performances, "Four Weddings and a Funeral" is an old-fashioned rom-com, and we mean that in the best way possible.

  • Starring: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson
  • Director: Mike Newell
  • Year: 1994
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

"Fast Times" is far more than that Phoebe Cates scene — it's a high school comedy that, in between the raunchiness, has a pretty decent grasp on the realities of being a teenager. The movie, in short, follows several high school students navigating relationships, sex, partying, drugs, and just the minutiae of teenage life. The most notable character is Sean Penn's Spicoli, a surfer dude at odds with his history teacher, and the screenplay is by a young Cameron Crowe, who based it on his experiences after going undercover in a high school and pretending to be a teenager.

  • Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold
  • Director: Amy Heckerling
  • Year: 1982
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Jennifer's Body

Jennifer — a stereotypical high school cheerleader — gets possessed by a demon, turns into a succubus, and starts devouring her male classmates. Her nerdy friend, Needy, realizes that something is wrong and it's up to her to stop it in this horror comedy. "Jennifer's Body" was released when Megan Fox was at both her most popular and most reviled, and it was a pretty big flop. But in recent years, especially in a post-#MeToo world, the movie has seen significant critical reevaluation. The movie is now a feminist cult classic, and Fox calls it her favorite role, so don't let the bad Rotten Tomatoes scores scare you off.

  • Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody
  • Director: Diablo Cody
  • Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

(500) Days of Summer

Tom is an emotionally immature romantic. Summer (the platonic ideal of the so-called "manic pixie dream girl") is a fun loving woman who doesn't believe in true love. These two are, improbably, a couple ... for 500 days until Summer abruptly dumps Tom. Looking for answers, Tom reflects on various points in their relationship to figure out where things went wrong. Along the way, he learns some harsh truths about himself — and figures out his real passions.

  • Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Chloë Grace Moretz
  • Director: Marc Webb
  • Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Something's Gotta Give

Harry Sanborn is a wealthy businessman who, despite his age, only dates women under 30. When Harry and his young girlfriend, Marian, visit her mother's beach house in the Hamptons, Harry has a heart attack and is prescribed bed rest. As he recovers, he gets to know Marian's mother, playwright Erica Barry ... and starts to realize that she might be a better match for him than her daughter. In addition to Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, "Something's Gotta Give" has a solid supporting cast including Amanda Peet, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, and Jon Favreau