50 Best Comedies on Netflix Japan

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Last updated: 2019-07-20

If you’re looking for something funny to watch and relax at the end of day, let this list guide you right. It's a curated list of 50 best comedies on Netflix Japan streaming right now. The list has it all types of funny movies from raunchy sex farces, witty social satires, to pitch-black dark comedies, the streaming service has plenty of movies to watch when you're tired of bummers, sick of thinking, and just want to hear some jokes.

Paddleton


Paddleton 2019
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   73/100

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2019-02-22

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Alex Lehmann

After he's diagnosed with terminal cancer, middle-aged Michael asks his neighbour friend Andy to help him end his life before the disease does.

Actor(s):   Alexandra Billings, Kadeem Hardison, Mark Duplass, Matt Bush, Ray Romano, Sierra Fisk

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Toni Erdmann


Toni Erdmann 2016
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   93/100

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2017-07-26

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Maren Ade

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Actor(s):   Hadewych Minis, Ingrid Bisu, Lucy Russell, Michael Wittenborn, Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller, Thomas Loibl, Trystan Putter, Victoria Cocias, Vlad Ivanov

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople


Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016
IMDb:   7.9/10

Metacritic:   81/100

Genre:   Adventure, Comedy

Available From:   2016-12-25

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Taika Waititi

A wild teenage boy and his late foster mother's cantankerous husband get lost in the wilderness after social services threatens to take the boy away.

Actor(s):   Cohen Holloway, Julian Dennison, Mike Minouge, Oscar Kightley, Rachel House, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata, Sam Neill, Stan Walker, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Troy Kingi

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Crazy Rich Asians


Crazy Rich Asians 2018
IMDb:   7/10

Metacritic:   74/100

Genre:   Comedy, Romance

Available From:   2019-06-12

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Jon M. Chu

When she joins her boyfriend on a trip to his native Singapore, Rachel Chu discovers his family's luxurious wealth and faces his disapproving mother.

Actor(s):   Amy Cheng, Awkwafina, Chris Pang, Constance Wu, Fiona Xie, Gemma Chan, Harry Shum Jr., Henry Golding, Janice Koh, Jimmy Ouyang, Jing Lusi, Ken Jeong, Lisa Lu, Michelle Yeoh, Nico Santos, Pierre Png, Remy Hii, Ronny Chieng, Sonoya Mizuno, Victoria Loke

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Game Night


Game Night 2018
IMDb:   7/10

Metacritic:   66/100

Genre:   Comedy, Crime

Available From:   2018-12-25

Year:   2018

Director(s):   John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Max and Annie's weekly game night with friends takes a twisted turn when his hotshot brother hosts a murder-mystery party that becomes all too real.

Actor(s):   Billy Magnussen, Chelsea Peretti, Danny Huston, Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Wright, Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler, Kylie Bunbury, Lamorne Morris, Michael C. Hall, Rachel McAdams, Sharon Horgan

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Captain Fantastic


Captain Fantastic 2016
IMDb:   7.9/10

Metacritic:   72/100

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2018-04-18

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Matt Ross

A father raising his children off the grid begins to question his anti-establishment, utopian views when a tragic loss pulls them back into society.

Actor(s):   Ann Dowd, Annalise Basso, Charlie Shotwell, Erin Moriarty, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Kathryn Hahn, Missi Pyle, Nicholas Hamilton, Samantha Isler, Shree Crooks, Steve Zahn, Trin Miller, Viggo Mortensen

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The Lobster


The Lobster 2015
IMDb:   7.1/10

Metacritic:   82/100

Genre:   Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2016-08-07

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Giorgos Lanthimos, Yorgos Lanthimos

In a near-future world, single people are hunted and forced to find mates within 45 days, or be turned into animals and banished to the wilderness.

Actor(s):   Aggeliki Papoulia, Ariane Labed, Ashley Jensen, Ben Whishaw, Colin Farrell, Jacqueline Abrahams, Jessica Barden, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Michael Smiley, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Roger Ashton-Griffiths

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I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore


I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore 2017
IMDb:   7/10

Metacritic:   75/100

Genre:   Comedy, Crime, Drama

Available From:   2017-02-24

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Macon Blair

A timid nursing assistant gets a new lease on life when she and a neighborhood loner track down the degenerates who broke into her house.

Actor(s):   Chris Doubek, Christine Woods, David Yow, Devon Graye, Elijah Wood, Gary Anthony Williams, Jane Levy, Jared Roylance, Marilyn Faith Hickey, Melanie Lynskey, Robert Longstreet

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What We Do in the Shadows


What We Do in the Shadows 2014
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Comedy, Horror

Available From:   2015-10-10

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too.

Actor(s):   Ben Fransham, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Elena Stejko, Jackie van Beek, Jason Hoyte, Jemaine Clement, Jonny Brugh, Stu Rutherford, Taika Waititi

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The World’s End


The World's End 2013
IMDb:   7/10

Metacritic:   81/100

Genre:   Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2015-05-04

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Edgar Wright

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.

Actor(s):   Jasper Levine, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Thomas Law, Zachary Bailess

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