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Top 10 Comedies on Netflix in 2016

Comedy is subjective, and when it is in film, it can be strange and varied at the same time. Since what might appear as funny to one person may elicit a different reaction in another, making comparison in comedy films and television shows is not among the easiest thing in the world.

For one to have an opinion about comedy, they must be really in the mood for something cerebral, or else it will be just another show being aired on the television. But unlike in the olden days when making comparisons between comical shows, in the present times, with the advent of streaming services such as Netflix, it really is easy to know what is indeed hilarious from the ones that bears only the name comedy, and without content matching the name.

Over the years, Netflix has proven to be one of those legendary inventions and has managed to bring people countless of hours of easily accessible shows, and not just comedy alone. Making an outright choice of the top comedy movies and television shows may thus be some sort of a hurdle, but with a little bit of digging, we have managed to unearth some of the most celebrated comedy and television shows for the year 2016 on Netflix. Below is a list of the top comedy movies and television shows on Netflix for the year 2016.


For a certain group of comedy fans, the works by Christopher Guest will always be the best. Guest has established himself as the gold standard for pseudo-documentary comedies and with Mascots, Guest managed to explore the competitive world of professional mascots that took all comedy lovers with awe. Though they may not be real things, the demonstration of Mascots by Guest imbues the show with mismatched couples which brings about a unique weirdness that the fans have come to love. In as much as it may not be the best by Guest, it is one of those movies which will be remembered by comedy enthusiasts as amongst the best in 2016.

Magic Mike

Magic Mike was released in 2015 in Los Angeles and it quickly became one of those comedy movies that aired on Netflix in 2016. The world of male trippers is something most people are yet to come to terms with. In this movie, the director, Steven Soderbergh welcomes to you to a surprising nuance of Magic Mike. Mathew McConaughley gets a lot of fun when he displays his bare oiled chest to a bunch of horny women whom he teases on whether or not they are “lawbreakers”. The movie, however, takes a turn towards what is commonly referred to as dark comedy, where we see a delicate balance between the gyrating thighs, the adoring crowds and the easy money. The movie did not just kick start the McConaissance, but also it proved that Channing Tatum had skills that extended well beyond dancing.

The Big Short

In the 2008, there was in impending collapse of the economy. For some, it was a time to count losses and hope that things would somehow work. But for others, it was an opportunity to make money while the rest make the losses. This is a comedy movie about a Wall Street guru who realized that a good number of subprime home loans were in danger of defaulting and took a step to make a killing.

Steve Burry decided to bet against the housing market by investing a whopping $1 billion of his investors’ funds. His actions, however, did not go unnoticed. Banker, Jared Vennett and hedge fund specialist Mark Baum as well as other greedy opportunists joined hands with him and together they made a fortune by taking full advantage of the looming economic collapse in the United States. This movie was a perfect demonstration that sharp comedies still had a place in modern megaplex. With a talented cast, an Oscar winning screen play and an unorthodox structure, this is the kind of movie that won’t encourage you to turn off your brain.


Dope is originally a 2015 comedy movie, but also it is one of the most adored comedy films on Netflix in 2016. As a matter of fact, Dope has earned cult status in online streaming. The film is about a high school senior, Malcolm and his friends Diggy and Jib, who are all young nerds trying to school and survive in a pretty rough neighborhood. Their encounter by chance with a drug dealer known as Dom gives them a ticket to the drug dealer’s nightclub birthday party where violence ensues and the trio runs away with a stash of ecstasy that was secretly hidden in Malcolm’s backpack. What follows then is a wild adventure where the trio tries to evade armed thugs who are keen on getting their hands on the stash on Malcolm’s backpack. The movie as something fresh and extremely funny and it deserves a spot in the top 10 movies and television shows which aired on Netflix in 2016.

Donald Trump The Art of The Deal The Movie

The movie was directed by Jeremy Konner and it was one of the most watched comedy movies in Netflix in 2016. You may consider the movie to be too long for what it is trying to achieve, but is a caustic-pseudo adaptation of the 1987 memoir of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States of America. Starring Johnny Depp, The Art of the Deal is a 50 minute sprint of the president’s formative years in business, but laced with a unique kind of comedy that will make the entire duration of the movie go so fast. It is one of those comedy movies that will get you glued to your seat right from the first minute to the last.

Band of Robbers

Band of Robbers was directed by Adam Nee and Aaron Nee. If you think that the talent in front of the cameras in this movie is strong (featuring Mathew Grey and Hannibal Buress), then wait until you see the talent behind the camera. The Nee directors know their stuff, irrespective of whether they are setting a punch line or they are composing love shots for in widescreens. They have made this film to be so hilarious and beautiful at the same time.

Orange is the New Black

In this television show, Piper Chapman seems to having life of her dream as a public relations officer as well as a fiancé and is definitely planning to settle down when her past life catches up with her. During her mid thirties, she is sentenced to jail to serve in a minimum security prison in Connecticut to pay for her crime of associating with a drug baron ten years earlier. While in prison, she is forced to trade power suits for prison orange. As a result, she tries to adjust her life in the prison system and life behind bars in general and she also manages to make friends with a lot of eccentric, unusual and funny people she meets inside the prison. The first episode of this Netflix original series aired on July 2013 and still goes strong even in 2017.

BoJack Horseman

This is a television show about a humanoid horse that is lost in booze and self loathing who decides it is time to make a comeback. In one of the sitcoms which he featured during the 90s, he was a star where he played the role of an adoptive father to three orphaned kids. 18 years down the line, BoJack is keen on regaining his dignity. With the help of a feline agent ex-girlfriend and a human sidekick, he embarks on a journey to make it happen. But a lot has changed in Hollywood since then, and now he has to get used to things like Twitter. This original series from Netflix has lots of references to drugs, sex and alcohol. It is thus a television series you wouldn’t sit down to watch with the little ones.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Kimmy Chmidt is rescued after 15 years in cult and decides to take control of her life one more time by be venturing to New York she faces life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. From a sudden desire, she makes the decision to rent a room from Titus, a wannabe Broadway actor, who does street performances in Times Square to make ends meet. The pair then realizes that they are well suited for one another and Titus embarks on an arduous task to reintroduce Kimmy to normal life. He tries to do so by offering her inspiration that she should never give up. Together, they vow to make it through life, no matter what life throws at them.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

The Gilmore Girls are back and Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham are eager to revise their roles as Rory and Lorelai, the coffe loving, fast-talking daughter-mother duo together with other cast members of the original Netflix series. This television series takes you to a trip back to Stars Hollow for a whole year with one episode every season.

The 10 Best TV Shows on Netflix in 2016

Netflix has always been the home of great entertainment for millions of Americans. If you have a special love for TV shows or you were wondering which ones stood out of the crowd in 2016, below is a complete list of the best 10 TV shows for 2016 worth watching on Netflix:

  1. The Crown

At the bottom of the best 10 TV shows on Netflix in 2016 is The Crown. The first episode of the show aired on 4th November and it quickly shot up the list garnering a rating of 8.9 by IMDB. The Crown is a television show based on The Audience – an award winning play by Peter Morgan. This Netflix’s original drama follows the footsteps of the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the mid 40s to the present.

At the beginning of the series, we are given a look at the early reign of the queen, how she ascended to the throne at a tender age of 25, following the death of her father – King George VI. As time passes by, romances, personal intrigues, and political rivalries which played a huge role in shaping the events of the 20th century begin to be revealed.

  1. Narcos

If the name Pablo Escobar rings a bell in your head, then you will be pleased by this Netflix’s modeling of this infamous Medellin drug lord. Pablo Escobar was a Colombian kingpin who amazed great wealth through the sale of narcotics and other contraband from Colombia to the United States and Mexico. In the show, the story is told from Pablo’s point of view, with Brazilian actor Wagner Moura as Pablo and DEA Agent Steve Murphy as Boyd Holbrook on the other side, in what later on turns out to be an all-out war.

The show begins during the early days of drug battle, when the biggest offenders were those who were caught with a kilo of marijuana, and then it proceeds to the violent bloody battles between cartels fighting to control tones of kilos of Colombian coke and the drug agents from USA, Mexico and Colombia. Eventually, it is estimated that up to 4,000 were lost during the battles which lasted for about two decades.

  1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the story of a 15 year old girl rescued from a cult, who decides to reclaim back her life by venturing into New York, not knowing what really lies ahead of her or the battles she will have to fight. While in New York, she decides to face life with wide-eye open enthusiasm, and despite her relatively tender age, she decides to rent a room from Titus, a Broadway wannabe actor, who makes a living as a street performer at Times Square.

The unlikely duo soon finds out that they can both help one another and Titus decides to introduce Kimmy back to modern life by first enthusing into her the inspiration that she should never give up. As a team, they are determined to make it through, irrespective of what life throws their way.

  1. Luke Cage

For those who love action shows, Luke Cage is another interesting television show by Netflix in 2016. The show first aired on 30th September, 2016 and it is an action packed drama that follows the evolution of Luke Cage. Luke Cage is a guy with immense strength and unbreakable skin which resulted from a sabotaged experiment.

When his relationship with Jessica Jones fails, Cage attempts to build a quiet life in New York. But his attempts to live a quiet life are thwarted when he finds himself pulled out of the shadows to fight for his city, where confronting his past life, which he tried to bury, becomes inevitable.

  1. House of Cards

House of Card is a Netflix original production featuring Francis Underwood, a US Rep for South Carolina as a ruthless politician out to seek revenge. Garrett Walker, a presidential aspirant promises Underwood the post of Secretary of State if he will help him ascend to the presidency. But just before the inauguration, Walker decides to change his mind and tells Underwood he is more valuable while serving in the congress.

From the outside, Underwood seems to accept the matching orders, but on the inside, he vows to bring Walker and all his allies down, with the help of his wife, who is an environmental activist. The show is based in the UK version with the same name, and the US version also offers a glimpse of the kind of greed and corruption that prevails in the American politics.

  1. Making a Murderer

In Making a Murderer, Steve Avery spends nearly two decades in a prison for a crime he did not commit. After being exonerated, Avery files a suit against all those involved with his arrest, but shortly after, he is put behind bars again, being accused of murdering Teresa Halbach, a 25 year old photographer, who was last seen in Avery’s property. Avery and his nephew are tried, found guilty and convicted of the crime.

Later on, Columbia graduate students Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi read about the Avery Story and thought that it could make a nice documentary. Netflix decided to take their concept and produced about ten episodes of the docuseries, which generated a lot of publicity leading to petitions to have Avery’s case reviewed.

  1. BoJack Horseman

This is a Netflix original television series which has been running since August 2014. It is the story of BoJack Horseman, a humanoid horse who decides to get lost in the sea of booze and self loathing, and later on decides after he’s got enough of all that, that maybe it is time for a comeback. Back in the 90s, the show used to be the hottest thing around, when BoJack was an adoptive father of three orphaned kids and was also once a star of the sitcom during that time. The show was however cancelled, only for it to reappear later, with BoJack wanting to regain his dignity.

With the help of a feline ex-girfriend who is now his agent, BoJack sets out on a quest to regain his dignity. But Hollywood has changed from what it used to be back in the days and it is not an easy to task to get used to stuff like Twitter if it is your first day. The show is laced with plenty of references to drugs, alcohol and sex, and thus not suitable for the little ones.

  1. Daredevil

Daredevil is the first in a planned series of show by Netflix, giving out the details of the Marvel Universe. It is the story of Matt Murdock, a guy blinded by an accident as a child, who during the day practices as an attorney, but becomes a vigilante by night. Following the accident and the blindness, Murdock has heightened senses as a Daredevil with which he uses to fight crimes on the streets of New York ones the sun retires for the day.

Since he is an attorney and he is required to believe in the criminal justice system, Murdock has an altered ego and decides not to believe in the system, but instead take the law in his own hands to protect his neighborhood and the nearby communities. The show was directed by Steven K DeKnight and the earlier episodes are available on YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, and Amazon Video.

  1. Orange is the New Black

At number 2 in the list of the top 1 best TV show on Netflix in 2016 is Orange is Black. In this show, Piper Chapman seems to be having a relatively good life as a public relations executive and a fiancé, when suddenly life decides to take the wrong turn on her. Chapman is in her mid 30s and is sentenced to serve 10 years in a medium security prison due to her association with a with a drug runner. While in prison, she is forced to trade power suits for the prison orange, a venture that makes her wade her way through the stringent prison system. She adjusts to the life in prison, and even makes friends many unusual, eccentric and unexpected persons she meets behind bars.

  1. Stranger Things

And number one on the list of the top 10 best TV show on Netflix in 2016 is Stranger Things. This is a thrilling Netflix original drama featuring award winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers. Joyce’s son, who is 12 years old, goes missing and she, together with the local authorities launches a terrifying investigation into the disappearance of the child.

As the investigation takes shape and their search for answers intensify, they unearth a series of strange mysteries about secret experiments being conducted by the government. The investigations also lead them to unraveling supernatural forces as well as a very unusual little whose details you can only find by watching the television show. The show is based on a story back in the 1980s, when science fictions shows still captivated the audiences.