The Best Black Comedies

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1.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
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When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
2.
Keeping Mum (2005)
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A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good. (99 mins.)
Director: Niall Johnson
 
3.
8 Women (2002)
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One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! (111 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
4.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
 
5.
Burn After Reading (2008)
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A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it. (96 mins.)
 
6.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
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The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
 
7.
Layer Cake (2004)
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A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
8.
In Bruges (2008)
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Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
9.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
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A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
10.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
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Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents. (116 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
11.
High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
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A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million. (86 mins.)
Director: Mel Smith
 
12.
Slim Susie (2003)
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A young man returns to his hometown to look for his missing sister. (97 mins.)
Director: Ulf Malmros
 
13.
Scoop (2006)
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An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
14.
Match Point (2005)
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At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. (119 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
15.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
16.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
 
17.
Accidents Happen (2009)
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There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old... (92 mins.)
 
18.
Igby Goes Down (2002)
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A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up. (98 mins.)
Director: Burr Steers
 
19.
City Island (2009)
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The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find... (104 mins.)
 
20.
Black Sheep (2006)
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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan King
 
21.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
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A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City. (110 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide
 
22.
Snatch (2000)
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Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. (104 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
23.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
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A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
24.
EuroTrip (2004)
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Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends. (93 mins.)
Director: Jeff Schaffer
 
25.
Tamara Drewe (2010)
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A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale. (107 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
26.
Despicable Me (2010)
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When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. (95 mins.)
 
27.
The Darwin Awards (2006)
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To investigate bizarre insurance claims that transpired in either accidents, death or both, a former cop and an insurance investigator travel throughout the country to look at the cases up close. (94 mins.)
Director: Finn Taylor
 
28.
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
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Shy, chain-smoking, insomniac Peter McGowan is an L.A. playwright with a string of hits that preceded his current ten years of failed productions... (107 mins.)
 
29.
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
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When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note. (99 mins.)
 
30.
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
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A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love. (130 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
31.
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
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An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. (101 mins.)
 
32.
Four Rooms (1995)
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Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve. (98 mins.)
 
33.
Miss Nobody (2010)
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A mild-mannered secretary discovers that she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate ladder. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Cox
 
34.
Kick-Ass (2010)
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Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
35.
Waiting... (2005)
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Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics. (94 mins.)
Director: Rob McKittrick
 
36.
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
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The owner of a Miami restaurant indebted to the mob institutes a contest to see what waiter can earn the most money in one night. (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin Heffernan
 
37.
Death at a Funeral (2007)
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Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family. (87 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
38.
Death at a Funeral (2010)
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A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies. (92 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
 
39.
Zombieland (2009)
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A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. (88 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
 
40.
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
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A rich kid becomes the self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body of his new high school. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Poll
 
41.
Choke (2008)
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A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death. (92 mins.)
Director: Clark Gregg
 
42.
Running with Scissors (2006)
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Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family. (116 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
 
43.
Leaves of Grass (2009)
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An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord. (105 mins.)
 
44.
Undertaking Betty (2002)
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A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together. (94 mins.)
Director: Nick Hurran
 
45.
Vampire's Kiss (1988)
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After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Bierman
 
46.
Year of the Dog (2007)
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A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies. (97 mins.)
Director: Mike White
 
47.
Teeth (2007)
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Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence. (94 mins.)
 
48.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
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Five siblings are left alone all summer when their mom leaves town and the evil babysitter bites the dust. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
49.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
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Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. (118 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
50.
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
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The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body... (99 mins.)
 
51.
44 Inch Chest (2009)
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A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego. (95 mins.)
 
52.
Dead Alive (1992)
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A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
53.
Bedazzled (2000)
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Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul. (93 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
54.
Buffalo '66 (1998)
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After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, who he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit. (110 mins.)
Director: Vincent Gallo
 
55.
My Name Is Bruce (2007)
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B Movie Legend Bruce Campbell is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster in a small town in Oregon. (84 mins.)
Director: Bruce Campbell
 
56.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
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Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids. (89 mins.)
Director: Eli Craig
 
57.
Divorcing Jack (1998)
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Black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack. (110 mins.)
Director: David Caffrey
 
58.
The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)
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The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass. (79 mins.)
Director: Bård Breien
 
59.
Twin Town (1997)
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Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours... (99 mins.)
Director: Kevin Allen
 
60.
The Last Supper (1995)
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A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs. (92 mins.)
Director: Stacy Title
 
61.
A Little Thing Called Murder (2006 TV Movie)
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Based on the true story of mother/son tag-team Sante Kimes and her offspring, Kenny, who crisscrossed the country and committed a string of crimes, among them robbery, fraud, arson, slavery, and murders that shocked the world. (90 mins.)