Netflix Instant: A Comedy Gold Mine!
Our friends at Netflix always have a great repertoire of films for every demographic, but we’d like to share a few of our favorite hidden gems that often go overlooked, especially within comedy. Here are five hilarious films you probably didn’t know were on Netflix Instant.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
“Quite Exciting this Computer Magic Is” –Viv Savag
We’ve all seen this movie and, if you’re like us, most likely attempt to quote it at any and every given opportunity. But, the fact that we have access to it anywhere we go, is truly a gift from the movie spirits. Whether watching it for the 50th time or introducing it to a new generation, this is the one comedy that still has influence on pop culture today. After all, Bart Simpson was inspired to become a rock musician after attending their concert.
Four Rooms (1995)
A low-key collaboration of some of the best talents of the mid 90s, this quirky piece of storytelling is one of the most overlooked movies of the past two decades. From directors Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) and Robert Rodriguez (Desperado), comes a tale of Ted the Bellhop (Tim Roth) transitioning through four different stories at the Hotel Mon Signor on New Years Eve. With a star cast including Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek & Marissa Tomei, you’ll wonder why films like this aren’t made anymore. 90s art house cinema at its finest.
Already seen as a cult classic of this decade, Richard Ayode’s (The I.T. Crowd, The Watch) directorial debut will have you smiling from start to finish. With a strong performance from Craig Roberts, the beauty in this movie lies in its innocence of love and power of fate. A delightful indie rom-com that will win your heart with original songs from Arctic Monkey’s front man Alex Turner, this is by far one of the most overlooked movies on instant streaming.
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
Bollywood is a genre that really knows how to deliver when it comes to fun and captivating entertainment. Check out the biggest Indian blockbuster of this year, exclusively on Netflix Instant. From catchy songs, beautiful dance sequences, and great political commentary, this is a laugh out loud romp that you will want to watch more than once. Turn this one into a Friday movie night.
Best In Show (2000)
Best In Show is a mocumentary about a dog show starring Jim’s dad from “American Pie” and Kevin’s mom from “Home Alone.” The witty humor of writer/director Christopher Guest continues to rival filmmakers today. His jokes are spot on, while each character flawlessly integrates within his narrative. Many people argue that this was a prerequisite for Mitchell Hurwitz’s “Arrested Development.” If you have a pet, this is a must-see.