Slogging through your Netflix Watch Instantly options can be a nightmarish tour of the straight-to-DVD netherworld. Fortunately, our friends over at Splitsider have compiled a handy list of 55 comedies for your queue that aren't just excellent—they're essential.

You could argue that there are more movies out there that are worth watching that didn't make the cut—I have it on good authority that Ren and Stimpy came in at 56—but there's really not a bad pick on here. Go check out the full, definitive list here. [Splitsider]