Netflix has really transformed the way we watch movies and TV shows. It’s on demand and we can now “binge watch”. Another great thing about Netflix is are the “Netflix Originals” series and movies. Ones that are new and produced exclusively for Netflix, ones made in partnership with other networks or even sometimes shows that TV channels have cancelled and Netflix has then picked up and carried on making more.
Although these “originals” are great and everyone loves the idea sometimes it’s quite hard to find them and there is the fear that we are missing out on something that we would actually really enjoy. Simply doing a search on Netflix for “originals” doesn’t return all the results. A search on Google does bring up various lists with detailed text descriptions but sometimes what we really want is for them all to be on one page, categorised and a video trailer. This enables us to quickly see all the dramas or all the comedies or whatever, watch the short clip and then quickly decide if it’s something we want to watch or not…well, here on Steve Says this is is what you can get.
Let’s take a look at the Films – Comedy!
The Ridiculous 6
The Ridiculous 6 is a 2015 American Western comedy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler. It stars Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, and Luke Wilson. The film was released worldwide on Netflix on December 11, 2015.
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday is a 2016 American adventure comedy film directed by John Lee and written by Paul Reubens and Paul Rust. The film stars Reubens as Pee-wee Herman. The film was released on March 18, 2016, on Netflix.
Special Correspondents is a 2016 British-Canadian-American satirical comedy film written, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais. The film is a remake of the 2009 French comedy Envoyés très spéciaux, and stars Gervais, Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, Benjamin Bratt, America Ferrera and Raúl Castillo. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on 22 April 2016 and was released worldwide by Netflix on 29 April 2016.
The Do-Over is a 2016 American action comedy web film directed by Steven Brill, and written by Kevin Barnett and Chris Pappas. It stars Adam Sandler and David Spade. The film is the second in a four-film deal between Sandler and Netflix. The film was released worldwide on Netflix on May 27, 2016.
The film follows Charlie (David Spade) and Max (Adam Sandler) after the latter fakes their deaths in order to start their lives anew. Things go awry, however, when they discover that the dead men whose identities they have adopted were entangled in criminal activities.
Brahman Naman is a 2016 Indian comedy film directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee. It was shown in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It was released onNetflix worldwide on 7 July 2016.
Mascots is a 2016 mockumentary from Christopher Guest. Netflix announced on August 11, 2015 that it would be released on the streaming service in 2016. It was reported on August 26, 2015 that previous Guest collaborators Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban, and Chris O’Dowd were in negotiations to join the film. It screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
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