What with everything going on in the world right now, a good laugh might just be the thing you need.

Amazon Prime has a wide selection of comedies - some you'll know, some you'll love - to choose from, including favourites like 'Booksmart', 'Four Lions' and many more available to stream.

Here's a few of our favourites...

 

'What We Do In The Shadows'

Taika Waititi's trailblazing vampire-mockumentary sees a group of vampires in New Zealand go about their mundane daily lives while a documentary crew trails their movements. Taika Waititi stars as Viago, an uptight 379-year old vampire who still dresses like it's the 18th century and he's a dandy. If you enjoyed the likes of 'Thor: Ragnarok' or 'Hunt For The Wilderpeople', this is essential viewing.

 

'His Girl Friday'

The classic rom-com starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell that's paved the way for countless other rom-coms about dysfunctional couples. That's not an exaggeration either - basically, any rom-com with a dysfunctional couple where one of them comes up with a screwball scheme to stop the other from moving on is basically a lift of 'His Girl Friday'. Grant plays a hardboiled editor whose wife and ace reporter is about to leave the paper and get married to a bland insurance man. Desperate to keep her, he tries to convince her to stay with an enticing story about a botched murder investigation.

 

'Logan Lucky'

While it was initially described as "red state" version of 'Ocean's Eleven', there's a lot more to it than just that. Yes, it does have the same setup of an elaborate heist being pulled off by a set of unusual characters, but the fact is that 'Logan Lucky' almost feels more clever and appealing than 'Ocean's Eleven'. For one, the characters aren't nearly as smug and much of the movie is made up of people underestimating them based on their accents and working-class roots. Not only that, but Daniel Craig as a heavily tattooed bomb expert also works so well yet it absolutely shouldn't.

 

'Ocean's Thirteen'

Well, if we put in 'Logan Lucky', we had to include this. Easily the better of the two sequels, 'Ocean's Thirteen' saw the gang get back together one final haul with Al Pacino in there as the big bad. This time around, you can tell just about everyone involved is only in it for the fun of it and that somehow makes it better. The weird and distracting cameos from the second one are gone, and everyone's as funny and slick as ever.

 

'A Cock and Bull Story'

If you enjoyed 'The Trip' and you were a fan of Ricky Gervais' TV series, 'Extras', then this is absolutely worth seeking out. Set out as a behind-the-scenes documentary, Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan play exaggerated (or are they?) versions of themselves as they attempt to navigate a film production of 'Tristram Shandy'. Frequently sparring with one another and alienating their fellow cast members, including Dylan Moran, Gillian Anderson, Keeley Hawes and Stephen Fry, the whole thing quickly goes off the rails.

 

'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'

Speaking of Steve Coogan, 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa' is one of the very few examples of a British comedy series navigating itself into a movie and it not being terrible. Following Coogan's most recognisable character as he attempts to deal with a hostage situation in his radio station - being carried out by Colm Meaney, no less - everything you loved about the original series is there to enjoy. Jurassic Park!

 

'Magic Mike'

Based in part on Channing Tatum's own experiences as a male stripper, 'Magic Mike' might not seem like your conventional comedy, but it's packed to the brim with laughs. Matthew McConaughey's ridiculous strip club owner, not to mention the likes of Kevin Nash and Joe Mangianello in there, makes it far more entertaining and funny than you'd initially expect.

 

'Four Lions'

There's no denying going into 'Four Lions' that it is pushing the boundaries of what's acceptable as a comedy, but really, that's often where the best comedy lies. A terrorist cell in the North of England is attempting to pull off an attack, but frequently get in their own by the fact that they're A) idiots, and B) don't actually not a whole lot about being terrorists. Like we said, it's provocative stuff, but never once fails to be anything other than hilarious. You'll never look at crows the same way again.

 

'Down With Love'

Taking a big pull out of sixties musical comedies, 'Down With Love' sees Ewan McGregor and Reese Witherspoon as two opposing writers - one a strident feminist, the other a lothario about town - who square off in '60s New York with lots of musical moments, double entendres, and references to Rock Hudosn and Doris Day-type movies. It's an homage to the era, but still holds a lot of humour and self-awareness of how weird it all is.