Monday, September 13th, 2010

The 55 Best Comedies Available to Watch Instantly on Netflix

The Netflix Watch Instantly feature is amazing. Whether on your computer, phone, iPad or TV, it allows you to watch thousands upon thousands of movies, TV shows and specials whenever you want for a very cheap monthly fee.

The problem? The selection is hit-and-miss, to put it mildly. For every classic Richard Pryor standup special, there are a half-dozen specials by Carlos Mencia. For every Throw Mama From the Train there are 10 National Lampoon movies from the 90s.

So allow me to make things a little easier. Here are 55 movies, TV shows and standup specials available on Netflix Watch Instantly. Whether or not you're new to Netflix and trying to fill out your queue or if you've had an account forever and just need some new stuff to watch, you should find plenty of stuff you've never seen or need to see again.

Updated: I somehow left out both Arrested Development and The Big Lebowski, omissions that were too embarrassing to let stand. So now the list is 57 items long. Phew.


-The 'Burbs
-Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
-Fast Times at Ridgemont High
-Teen Wolf
-The Bad News Bears
-Brewster's Millions
-Big Top Pee-Wee
-Throw Momma From the Train
-Party Girl
-Without You I'm Nothing
-Revenge of the Nerds
-Dirty Work
-Risky Business
-The Breakfast Club
-The Evil Dead
-Barton Fink
-All About Eve
-The Jerk
-The Hudsucker Proxy
-9 to 5
-Robin Hood: Men in Tights
-Grumpy Old Men
-National Lampoon's Vacation
-The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-Being There
-The Big Lebowski


-Comedy Central Presents
-Louis C.K.: Chewed Up
-Demetri Martin: Person
-Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
-Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill
-Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing
-Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic
-The Comedians of Comedy: The Movie
-David Cross: Let America Laugh
-The Lenny Bruce Performance Film


-30 Rock: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
-The Office: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5
-NewsRadio: Seasons 1 and 2, Season 3
-Chappelle's Show: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3/The Lost Episodes
-Strangers with Candy: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
-Arrested Development: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
-Beavis and Butthead: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3
-The State: The Complete Series
-South Park: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Season 8, Season 9, Season 10, Season 11, Season 12, Season 13
-Reno 911!: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5
-Dog Bites Man: The Complete Series
-The Sarah Silverman Program: Season 1, Season 2 (Vol. 1, Vol. 2)
-That Mitchell and Webb Look
-Little Britain, Series 1, Series 2, Series 3
-The IT Crowd: Series 1, Series 2, Series 3
-Saturday Night Live: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Best of John Belushi, Best of Adam Sandler, Best of Chris Rock, Best of Dan Aykroyd, Best of Christopher Walken

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