9 Best Comedies on HBO Max to Watch Right Now

-

People will never get enough of comedy— that is the universal truth. Yes, one may say that it could be quite boring to just watch funny shows all the time, but that is the good thing about comedy: it is always funny but never in the same way.

With comedy always being handy, streaming platforms make sure to have an abundance of it in their lists. Luckily for HBO Max subscribers, the platform does not fall short of supply. But first, what exactly is HBO Max?

HBO Max is an online streaming service owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. It is basically a successor of both HBO Now and HBO Go and boasts a wide library of movies and shows. It also has content from BBC Studios, Sesame Workshop, Cartoon Network, and other third-party content that they have acquired rights to. Basically, HBO Max is just one of the online streaming giants that you should get a subscription for.

So, going back, HBO Max has a wide variety of comedies that you could watch and this list will help you narrow down your choices.

Wedding Crashers

Year: 2005

Director: David Dobkin

Runtime: 1h 59m

Cast:

  • Owen Wilson as John Beckwith

  • Vince Vaughn as Jeremy Grey

  • Christopher Walken as U.S. Secretary William Cleary

  • Rachel McAdams as Claire Cleary

Synopsis/Plot:

Jeremy and John are divorce mediators who spend their free time hosting wedding receptions. For the uncontrollable partner, there are several better ways to drink for free and for them to get women who are vulnerable to sleep with. When Treasury Secretary William Cleary announces his daughter's wedding, the couple goes on a mission to crash a hot event. But when John locks his eyes on his bridesmaid Claire, their plan turns upside-down.

The Hangover

Year: 2009

Director: Todd Phillips

Runtime: 1h 40m

Cast:

  • Bradley Cooper as Phil

  • Ed Helms as Stu

  • Zach Galifianakis as Alan

  • Justin Bartha as Doug

Synopsis/Plot:

Doug and his friends, Phil, Stu, and Alan, travel to Las Vegas for an exciting stag party just two days before he gets married. But things take a turn when his groomsmen wake up the next morning and cannot remember a thing; more importantly, they cannot find Doug. Pressed for time, the three groomsmen try to retrace their steps the night before to find Doug and bring him back to Los Angeles just in time to get married.

Horrible Bosses

Year: 2011

Director: Seth Gordon

Runtime: 1h 46m

Cast:

  • Jason Bateman as Nick Hendricks

  • Kevin Spacey as David "Dave" Harken

  • Charlie Day as Dale Arbus

  • Jennifer Aniston as Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.

  • Colin Farrell as Bobby Pellit

  • Jamie Foxx as Dean 'Motherf*cker' Jones

Synopsis/Plot:

Co-workers Nick, Dale, and Kurt are sick and tired of their horrible bosses and would love nothing more than to bury them six feet under the ground. Well, they could always resign, right? But obviously, that is not one of the options. So, through some courage and a heavy influence from alcohol, they conspire with a criminal, Dean Motherf*cker Jones, and come up with a plan to eliminate their bosses. The plan is as foolproof as it can be, but of course, a smart plan is only as smart as the ones plotting to do it.

A Hard Day’s Night

Year: 1964

Director: Richard Lester

Runtime: 1h 27m

Cast:

  • John Lennon

  • Paul McCartney

  • George Harrison

  • Ringo Starr

Synopsis/Plot:

The film features the members of the English rock band “The Beatles”— John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr during the height of their fame a.k.a. Beetlemania. The 36-hour musical documentary follows their life and some outtakes and what happens behind the spotlight.

Clueless

Year: 1995

Director: Amy Heckerling

Runtime: 1h 27m

Cast:

  • Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz

  • Stacey Dash as Dionne Davenport

  • Brittany Murphy as Tai Frasier

  • Paul Rudd as Josh Lucas

Synopsis/Plot:

Cher Horowitz is a princess— popular, rich, and a socialite. She is on the top of everything in her school, especially when it comes to fame. She also likes to think of herself as a matchmaker after having successfully paired two teachers in school. So when new student Tai Frasier enters her world, she decides to play matchmaker again. She befriends Tai and gives her a much needed makeover. But when Cher realizes that Tai is already more famous than her, she crumbles and realizes that her ex-stepbrother, Josh Lucas, is right when he said that she is losing track of what is important.

My Cousin Vinny

Year: 1992

Director: 1h 59m

Runtime: Jonathan Lynn

Cast:

  • Joe Pesci as Vinny Gambini

  • Ralph Macchio as Bill Gambini

  • Marisa Tomei as Mona Lisa Vito

  • Mitchell Whitfield as Stan Rothenstein

Synopsis/Plot:

Vinny is a lawyer but he has never won a case— never, not even once. So when his cousin Bill and his friend Stan are accused of murder in a town in Alabama, it is up to Vinny to save them from serious jail time. But here is the catch: Vinny has only tried personal injury cases before, all of which are unsuccessful.

Dumb and Dumber

Year: 1994

Director: Peter Farrelly

Runtime: 1h 47m

Cast:

  • Jim Carrey as Lloyd Christmas

  • Jeff Daniels as Harry Dunne

  • Lauren Holly as Mary Swanson

Synopsis/Plot:

Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dune are a pair of not-so-wise best friends who happen to come across a suitcase full of money left by Mary Swanson who was on her way to the airport. The pair, not knowing that the money is connected to a case of kidnapping, pursue Mary as they attempt to return the money to her. The pair go to Aspen, Colorado to try and find Mary, but they are followed by a group of criminals and syndicates and police officers. Follow the pair as their intelligence is tested and their friendship is put to a different level as they go on this adventure.

Best in Show

Year: 2000

Director: Christopher Guest

Runtime: 1h 30m

Cast:

  • Eugene Levy as Gerry Fleck

  • Catherine O'Hara as Cookie Fleck

  • John Michael Higgins as Scott Donlan

  • Michael McKean as Stefan Vanderhoof

  • Michael Hitchcock as Hamilton Swan

Synopsis/Plot:

The Mayflower Dog Show is the most prestigious and most anticipated event of the year. The movie follows five dog trainers in their adventures to take part in the competition.

Adventureland

Year: 2009

Director: Greg Mottola

Runtime: 1h 47m

Cast:

  • Jesse Eisenberg as James Brennan

  • Kristen Stewart as Em Lewin

Synopsis/Plot:

The year is 1987, and James who just graduated from college cannot wait to start his European trip. Unfortunately, this trip of his cannot materialize because his parents cannot finance it for him. He is now forced to have a summer job in a local amusement park. There he meets Em, his co-worker, and starts to think that his summer might not be a bad one after all.

And there you have it! This is just the start of your comedy film-watching through HBO Max. There are still a lot of movies out on the platform so it is best that you start watching soon. Do you already have your pick? Let us know!

How do you feel?
Lovely
Scream
Tears of Joy
Relieved Face
Clapping Hands
Thumbs Down
Angry
Send Feedback