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Anyone have good black comedy recommendations?

Asked by King_Pariah (11484points) February 18th, 2012

I’m in the mood for a black comedy, but I don’t want to watch any of the one’s I’ve seen already sorta like Severance and Postal…

So do you know any worthwhile black comedies?

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linguaphile's avatar

An oldie—Heathers.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Dr. Strangelove

King_Pariah's avatar

Heathers sounds interesting, Thanks!

Already saw Dr. Strangelove.

ddude1116's avatar

The Coen Brothers are a fantastic source for dark humor: Fargo, Burn After Reading, Oh! Brother Where Art Thou? and The Big Lebowski are great choices. Even No Country For Old Men had a few comedic elements to it, however, at its heart it isn’t.

Stanley Kubrick: Of course, Dr Strangelove, Full Metal Jacket (though, mostly just the first half), Barry Lyndon and A Clockwork Orange, maybe, though those two are kind of a stretch

And also: Leaves Of Grass, Welcome To the Dollhouse, Dexter, (though, that’s a television series), Amelie, apparently Cool Hand Luke (it’s always listed as a dark comedy, never noticed anything comedic in it, though), Mullholland Drive has a little of everything to it, Up in the Air …if I think of any others I’ll post them!

amujinx's avatar

I’ve always been a big fan of Death to Smoochy.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Being John Malkovich
Army of Darkness
The Addams Family
The Cable Guy
Harold and Maude
The Stepford Wives

King_Pariah's avatar

@ddude1116 I started losing hope as I have seen all that you mentioned in the first two paragraphs… and then the third paragraph came and there was joyous weeping. :)

Death to Smoochy, gotta love it.

@SavoirFaire you got two there I haven’t seen, Jawbreaker and Harold and Maude, thanks!

SavoirFaire's avatar

@King_Pariah You are most welcome. Harold and Maude is excellent, as is Heathers. I think you will enjoy them both.

ddude1116's avatar

@King_Pariah I was just building suspense, no worries.;) Also, I thought of two more: Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind, it’s really compelling, but there’s some humor to it, and The Truman Show, also compelling, but kind of humorous (and both Jim Carrey!), and also Garden State (I just had to edit that in there..).

King_Pariah's avatar

@ddude1116 seen both of those

dappled_leaves's avatar

The original (UK) Death at a Funeral.

ddude1116's avatar

@King_Pariah Oh, well…can’t win every round.

King_Pariah's avatar

@dappled_leaves That was a good one, I did enjoy the American remake as well though not quite to the same extent.

@ddude1116 nope, no you can’t, and it blows especially when it’s the most important round… but that’s for another thread at another time. :)

amujinx's avatar

The TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia can be very dark from time to time too. Especially the ending to episode 5 from season 2, 100 Dollar Baby. The movie Eulogy is dark too.

King_Pariah's avatar

@amujinx I love that show! It’s like Seinfield as it’s pointless and the characters are scumbags (and they have a short bald guy) but even better!

Eulogy sounds familiar, I’ll look into it. :)

ddude1116's avatar

@King_Pariah Oh, definitely! And I also thought of Three Kings (I presume you’ve seen it, however), but you’ve seen Barry Lyndon?! Isn’t it fantastic?!

King_Pariah's avatar

Three Kings is a yep and Barry Lyndon was pretty damn good.

augustlan's avatar

Dogma is one of my all-time favorites.

King_Pariah's avatar

@augustlan Dogma is a favvy of mine as well

@ragingloli That got some chuckles out of me, Liam Neeson wants to do comedy? lol

filmfann's avatar

AstroChuck will be irritated that I said The Loved One before he did.
The original Producers

ddude1116's avatar

@King_Pariah I found out about it only a few weeks ago, and was surprised I hadn’t found it sooner, but damn, what a film… Also, I thought of another film: Ghost Town.

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