Netflix Added 6 Greatest Comedy Movies of 2010s to Its January 2024 Lineup
Immerse yourself in the greatest era of comedy with these golden oldies this January.
Looking for a good laugh? Netflix will be adding these titles in the first month of 2024, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the hilarious antics of these comedy films.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
57% on Rotten Tomatoes
Before Evan Almighty, there was Bruce Almighty, a fantasy comedy like no other.
Starring the legendary and truly ridiculous Jim Carrey, Bruce Almighty follows an angry and uninspired news reporter who is given the chance to step into God's shoes. After complaining about God one too many times, Bruce is given divine powers and challenged to do a "better job" at being "God".
In a combination of Carrey's goofy humor and spiritual themes, Bruce learns how difficult it really is to watch over and run the world, especially when he uses his power for petty revenge and entertainment. Bruce Almighty is truly funny, but also finds a way to teach some valuable spiritual lessons.
School of Rock (2003)
64% on Rotten Tomatoes
Any movie starring Jack Black is a treat, and audiences are sure to laugh themselves to tears at his hilarious antics.
Kicked out of his band and strapped for cash, a struggling musician poses as a teacher and manages to land a job at a prestigious elementary school, but his plan is far from over. When Black discovers his students' musical talents, he decides to turn the group into a rock band and enter them in the Battle of the Bands competition.
School of Rock is arguably one of Jack Black's most memorable comedy films and a favorite of many in the 2000s. We can't wait to tune into Netflix for all the mischief, music, and mayhem to come.
Meet the Parents (2000)
79% on Rotten Tomatoes
Robert De Niro, an ex-CIA agent, is every boyfriend's worst nightmare in this chaotic comedy starring Ben Stiller as Greg Focker, a nurse anxious to make a good first impression on his girlfriend's parents before proposing.
As with any good 2000s comedy, everything that can go wrong does, from Greg accidentally smashing his girlfriend's grandmother's ashes to Greg's cringe-inducing smash-poetry prayer at the family dinner. Will Greg manage to impress the parents in a single, excruciating weekend? We won't spoil it for you, but we will say that it's a hilarious downward spiral, with some wholesome moments in between, that keeps this movie a fan favorite to this day.
Meet the Fockers (2004)
58% on Rotten Tomatoes
Grossing over $500 million worldwide, Meet the Fockers rode the success of Meet the Parents' $330 million gross and created something even funnier and more successful.
Picking up where the previous film left off, Meet the Fockers finds Greg finally "in" with his in-laws, but with the bigger challenge still ahead: introducing his fiancée's family to his own crazy family. Bringing these two groups together proves to be no easy task, as the quirky Fockers and their eccentrics threaten to push their strict in-laws over the edge.
If you thought your parents were embarrassing, wait until you meet the Fockers.
Little Fockers (2010)
34% on Rotten Tomatoes
The third and final installment of the Focker trilogy, Little Fockers marks the end of a comedy era and the final test for Greg to win over his father-in-law. With two children of their own, the Focker family has grown, as has Greg's need to provide for his family and prove himself as the man of the house, but his new job leaves Jack suspicious and back to his hilarious and devious detective antics.
Earning just over $300 million, Little Fockers was not praised by fans or critics, but it's a light, funny and relaxed movie, complete with great acting, of course.
It's Complicated (2009)
60% on Rotten Tomatoes
Marriage is complicated, divorce is even more complicated, but a divorced couple with new partners rekindling the spark they once had? Now that's REALLY complicated.
Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin star as a happily divorced couple who suddenly find themselves drawn to each other after spending a decade separated and having significant others. Thus begins a passionate but scandalous affair between the two, who desperately try to keep it a secret.
Despite fans calling the story predictable, It's Complicated was and still is a total hit, from its ensemble cast to its top-notch comedic moments, and is ready to liven up your 2024.