8 Hilarious Comedies You Can Stream for Free

KC Frankenburger

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Watch comedy "Legally Blonde" for free this week!
Watch comedy “Legally Blonde” for free this week!

There hasn’t been a lot of joy in the news lately, so everyone could really use a good reason to laugh. If you’re looking for something side-splitting to stream for free tonight, or any night this week, we’ve got your recommendations right here:

Men in Black
Type: Science-Fiction, Comedy
Release Date: 1997
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith
Rating: 7.3/10 IMDb

This sci-fi flick that paired the unlikely duo of Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith was pretty much a runaway hit with audiences. The great thing about this movie is that it’s just as charming and entertaining today as it was back in 1997. Don’t forget about the sequel, Men in Black II, which is also streaming free this month!

Groundhog Day
Type: Cult, Comedy, Romance
Release Date: 1993
Director: Harold Ramis
Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
Rating: 8/10 IMDb

Undoubtedly one of the best Bill Murray comedies to date, Groundhog Day is the story of a cranky weatherman who finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. While Groundhog Day itself was a month ago, it’s never the wrong time to re-watch this silly and ultimately sweet film.

Spaceballs
Type: Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Release Date: 1987
Director: Mel Brooks
Starring: Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, John Candy
Rating: 58%, 7.1/10 IMDb

Speaking of silly, if you haven’t yet watch Mel Brooks’ Star Wars spoof Spaceballs, well then you haven’t really lived. With iconic actors like John Candy and Rick Moranis in the unlikely role of Dark Helmet (Spaceballs’ version of Darth Vader) there is so much to love here.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Type: Crime, Comedy
Release Date: 1988
Director: Frank Oz
Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly
Rating: 88% RT, 7.3/10 IMDb

With Steve Martin and Michael Caine in the lead roles, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is a total classic. The story is of two grifters who challenge each other to see which one of them can con a young heiress out of $50.000 first.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Type: Mystery, Comedy
Release Date: 1994
Director: Tom Shadyac
Starring: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young
Rating: 6.9/10 IMDb

If you’re looking for something with more of a slapstick vibe, look no further than Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. This hilarious comedy made Jim Carrey an overnight sensation, and spawned its own catch-phrases.

Legally Blonde
Type: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: 2001
Director: Robert Luketic
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair
Rating: 6.3/10 IMDb

Meet Elle Woods, a ditzy sorority girl who seemingly has it all. When Elle is dumped because she’s not intelligent enough, she manages to prove her ex, and the world, wrong about her by not only getting into Harvard law, but by totally kicking butt while she’s there.

Four Rooms
Type: Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Comedy
Release Date: 1994
Director: Alexandre Rockwell, Allison Anders, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Bruce Willis
Rating: 14% RT, 6.8/10 IMDb

This experimental film tells the story of a brand new bellhop named Ted, who is tasked with watching over the hotel on New Years Eve. His experiences with four of the hotel’s guests were each written and directed by four different directors.

Our Idiot Brother
Type: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: 2011
Director: Jesse Peretz
Starring: Paul Rudd., Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel
Rating: 6.4/10 IMDb

When Ned is released from jail without a job or a home to go back to, his three sisters must take him in and get him back on his feet. This is one of those films that is as heartening as it is funny.

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