Best 7 Comedy Movies on Netflix Before 2000

Now more than ever, humor is much-needed. Netflix’s ever-changing comedy section is a great way to escape the gloomy news of the outside world. Some of the streaming giant’s originals will be around for the long haul, but what about the studio comedies that come and go?

Where do people go these days to have a good time? This list of the top 90s comedy on Netflix was compiled to help you out.

American Graffiti

Year: 1973
Duration: 1 hour and 52 minutes


George Lucas directed and co-wrote one of the most successful comedies of its time, a ’60s-set coming-of-age story about cruising and rock ‘n’ roll before anyone had heard of Star Wars. It’s a fascinating snapshot of Hollywood’s youth, with outstanding turns by then-teenage actors like Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Mackenzie Phillips, and Cindy Williams.


Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Year: 1975
Duration: 1 hour and 29 minutes


When filming for the fourth season of Monty Python’s Family Circus was put on hold between the third and fourth seasons, the ensemble of super-talented comedians resolved to make cinematic history.

Holy Grail, which takes its inspiration from the King Arthur tale, is a unique kind of film that will still make people laugh hundreds of years from now. While the Monty Python team had some notoriety before this film, it helped to solidify their place in cinematic history.


National Lampoon’s Animal House

Year: 1978
Duration: 1 hour and 48 minutes


Perhaps you’re familiar with it. One of the best examples of a movie where the cast and crew were clearly enjoying themselves on site and it showed in the final product is one of the most influential comedies of all time.

Most of the prominent performers in this film were not A-listers at the time, and yet no one seems to remember that it was shot on a shoestring budget. They were simply a group of buddies planning an amusing activity. And the rest is a cinematic legend.


A League of Their Own

Year: 1992
Duration: 2 hours and 7 minutes


After 30 years, in 2022, Prime Video released a new original dramedy series set in the universe of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, where everyone learned that there’s no crying in baseball.

However, the original film remains the finest. The film’s great success upon its initial release is due in large part to the endearing performances of its lead actors and the genuine warmth of Penny Marshall’s direction.


Jerry Maguire

Year: 1996
Duration: 2 hours and 18 minutes


The often cited lines from this character-driven romantic comedy from one of Cameron Crowe’s best films (like “Show Me the Money,” “You had me at Hello,” and “everything that cute kid says”) have made it something of a punchline, but the picture itself has held up remarkably well over the past quarter century.

Tom Cruise stars as the film’s protagonist, a sports agent who falls in love with Renee Zellweger’s single mother role while being pressured into founding his own agency. It’s endearing, witty, and clever.


Austin Powers

Year: 1997
Duration: 1 hour and 29 min


Mike Myers probably didn’t think his silly superspy parody, Austin Powers, would become a franchise, but all three Austin Powers movies are now available on Netflix for your next rainy-day viewing pleasure. The movies succeed because Myers has no inhibitions whatsoever; he’ll do anything for a laugh.


Galaxy Quest

Year: 1999
Duration: 1 hour and 42 minutes


This film’s popularity only seems to increase with time. Why? It’s hilarious. Fans of movies, especially those of a particular genre, tend to be drawn to those who are underdogs or undervalued. The plot follows the actors of a science fiction TV show (Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Sam Rockwell) as they are transported to a real battle of the stars.


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