A brilliant, bonkers satire of the way Black people often have to contort themselves just to survive in America, Sorry to Bother You stars Atlanta standout LaKeith Stanfield (Get Out) as a starving artist who takes a job to as a telemarketer to make ends meet and finds his values compromised as he climbs the company ladder. But that description barely scratches the surface of the leftfield turn the film takes near its end, plunging off the edge from biting sociopolitical send-up to a surrealist mindfuck worthy of Buñuel.
Netflix has a lot of comedies. Movies that are actually funny, though, are in shorter supply. For every true gut-buster available on the streaming platform there are four that will have you cringing – and not in the good way. But that’s not to say Netflix is no laughing matter. Quite the opposite: whether you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy, an off-the-rails satire or something brilliantly stupid, it’s all there, hidden among the thousands of selections the streaming giant – you just need to know where to look. Luckily, we’ve done the searching for you. Here are the best comedies streaming on Netflix right now.