Laughing with Dad: A Father's Day Netflix Comedy Movie Marathon

Father’s Day is not only a day to honour the paternal figures we love, but it is also an opportunity to enjoy the hilarity associated with the holiday and have a little laugh together. To make this year’s Father’s Day a memorable one, we curated an exceptional list of the top five best comedy movies you can catch on Netflix today. Not only are these movies highly funny, but they all reflect the kind of humour dads love to enjoy. So, for this marathon, get the popcorn, gather Dad on the couch, and prepare yourself for the most chuck-filled viewing experience.

  • The Birdcage (1996)
  • The Two Popes (2019)
  • Kicking and Screaming (1995)
  • The Abyss (1989)
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
  • The Lamb (2005)
  • The Potato Factory (1997)
  • The Moth Diaries (2011)
  • Best in Show (2000)
  • The Death of Stalin (2017)

Hilarious Hijinks with Hit Man (2024)

If you’re in the mood to watch something that’s highly American and intergenerationally funny for Father’s Day, make Richard Linklater’s Hit Man your pick. Glen Powell gives a stellar performance in this comedy about a philosophy professor who moonlights as a police informant. The pairing of Powell’s character with a professor played by Kiefer Sutherland and a cop played by Thomas Sadoff creates a fusion of genres that all work in unison to deliver a romantic comedy. Our recommendation is that you watch Hit Man on Netflix to experience the best balance of romance and comedy on Father’s Day.

Family Fiascos in The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021)

If you’re curious about modern fatherhood, The Mitchells vs The Machines is guaranteed to make you laugh and sob a little, too. This animation sends a family on a crisis mission to destroy the world’s robot army – but really it’s all about one father and his daughter. Netflix will do the job. Pick it and stick it in your armpit. It’s inventive, funny and sweet. It’s perfect for dads and kids. It’s perfect for Father’s Day.

A Comedic Caper: Burn After Reading (2008)

Anyone wanting to try out cinema culture should watch The Coen brothers’ Burn After Reading (2008), a ludicrous but beautifully executed tale of two employees in a gym caught up in an intricate government tangled web. Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand are brilliant in two of the lead parts, and the film – which is now on Netflix – provides ‘laugh out loud’ entertainment from beginning to end, based on a humorous view of government bureaucracy and a whole heap of victimised humour when misunderstandings take place.

Growth and Giggles with Knocked Up (2007)

Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up is a surprisingly ugly, surprisingly hilarious comic love story about the kind of parenthood no one plans for, and the maturation process it brings. When slacker party animal Seth Rogen and career girl Katherine Heigl find themselves fully pregnant and not in love, their romance has to do what it can to make ends meet: it needs to grow up fast. This Father’s Day-appropriate Netflix rental is filled with strong performances and deep, potentially philosophical thoughts: what if babies were literally the surprise that changed your life forever?

Classic Comedy: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

You can’t have a ‘best comedy’ list without Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), can you? This classic film, brimming with quotable one-liners and ridiculous situations that have become part of our collective cultural fabric, is available on Netflix. Q: ‘What’s your name young man?’ A: ‘Ni.’ Q: ‘Ni?’ A: ‘Ni!’ Such a great bit of comedy from the finest comedy troupe of the late 20th century. By now, 80 per cent of fathers have probably watched this with their sons and/or daughters – why not watch it again with your dad on Father’s Day?


While Father’s Day is the occasion when the selection of comedies on Netflix reigns supreme, Amazon is there to make it easy to obtain the rest of the paraphernalia needed for a memorable viewing experience: from the latest streaming device, to comfortable seating, thematic decorations, and more. When planning your Father’s Day celebration, Amazon is an indispensable tool.

Father’s Day and AmazonThe listings for Father’s Day gifts at Amazon are even longer: want to give your dad DVDs of his favourite old comedies? Done. Prefer to give him a subscription for Amazon Prime Video, after which your dad can watch infinitely more movies? Done. With Amazon, you can rely on the site to take care of Father’s Day so that you can spend less time worrying about what to get your Dad and more time being with him.

In Conclusion

Hey dads – it’s Father’s Day! Get together with your kids, your wife, or your friends over laughter and togetherness with our top picks in comedy from Netflix. Every movie is a unique joke, so you are guaranteed to find something you like to laugh at and watch on this special day with your important friends and family members. Get the full Netflix experience and’s greatest deals during our annual celebration of all dads and their day off – nothing can beat it! The marathon of laughing starts now!

Jun 17, 2024
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