There’s plenty of ways to relieve stress and, in a world that seems to be getting more stressful by the day, laughter and by association, comedies, can contribute to letting go of some of the tension in our lives.
Streaming service Hulu is mostly known for its TV series but it also hosts a large library of films, a lot of them comedies.
So, if you were trying to let go of a hard day or a stressful work week, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best comedies on Hulu that you can start watching right now, or pick for that long-awaited Friday movie night.
Bill & Ted Face The Music
Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves have made Bill and Ted iconic characters and, after almost three decades, the two have returned in a new movie. This time however, they hand out their legacy to their children.
Ingrid Goes West
This movie was released in 2017 and since, it has gained a decent cult following. It follows the story of a young woman who becomes obsessed with an Instagram personality. The film makes you both laugh out loud as well as be a little scared in equal amounts, so it’s definitely a ride.
This film is definitely a switch for Kirsten Stewart from the usual roles she normally picks but she definitely delivers the laughs almost effortlessly. In this movie, Stewart plays the girlfriend of Mackenzie Davis and has to pretend to be her straight roommate when visiting family over Christmas.
This, of course, leads to both stressful and hilarious situations that might either strengthen or completely break their relationship.
Love and Monsters
This story is set during a monster apocalypse that has left the Earth in ruins and people hiding in bunkers. Coincidentally, it’s in a bunker where our main character ‘meets’ his love interest, thanks to radio conversations.
He decides to go meet her in person, in spite of all the dangers that lurk outside.
The movie has its hilarious moments but also tends to be tinged with a feel-good sense of melancholy that will definitely linger on long after you finish watching it.
Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar
In this story, two middle aged best friends from Nebraska leave their hometown for the first time in their lives, heading for Vista Del Mar in Florida. While they assumed this will be a relaxing, way overdue vacation for both of them, they end up entangled in a villain’s evil plan to murder everyone in town.
The Groundhog Day-type stories have been told over and over again but few of them have managed to stand out from the crowd and this might just be the one. With ingenious twists and turns and a hilarious script, Palm Springs follows two wedding guests that relive the same day over and over again.
This comedy has been hailed as one of the funniest films in the past years but you’ll have to see it for yourself to decide. The movie, which is Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, follows Amy and Molly, two high school seniors, during their last days in school.
While they spend most of the movie trying to get to a graduation party, they also have different encounters during their trip, one stranger than the other, some involving hallucinogenic strawberries while others are straight up murder mystery parties. And once they finally reach their destination, well, things get even more wild.
Margot Robbie stars in this movie as Tonya Harding, a real world-renowned figure skater who is believed to have coordinated an attack on her rival, back in 1994.
If you like your comedies a little dark, this is the one for you: with a great script, fast-paced editing and documentary-style narrations from Tonya, her mother, ex-husband and a slew of other supporting characters, it’s really a ride.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
This comedy is definitely a quirky one. In it, we follow the life of a former Seattle architect called Bernadette, who almost never leaves her home anymore and has an ongoing feud with one of her neighbors. On top of that, there is an impending trip to Antarctica she has to deal with.
Her husband tries desperately to help her and attempts to send Bernadette to a mental hospital, but she escapes and somehow gets herself in on an adventure she will remember for the rest of her life.
If you like funnies in your horror, then this movie, where an MBA graduate discovers his parent’s house is haunted, is the one for you.
We’re talking about Raymond, who, in his desperate attempt to fight off the evil spirits, decides to ask a former high school friend for help. Hilarity ensues, of course.
We hope that this list gave you some options and ideas for a giggle-filled evening and, if you’ve seen any of the movies on this list and enjoyed them (or not) let us know more in the comments.