Delicious Black Comedies

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1.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
2.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
3.
Little Murders (1971)
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Comedy about how New Yorkers are coping with pervasive urban violence, obscene phone calls, rusty water pipes, electrical blackouts, paranoia and ethnic-racial conflict during a typical summer of the 1970s. (110 mins.)
Director: Alan Arkin
 
4.
Harold and Maude (1971)
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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
5.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
6.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
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An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
7.
Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
8.
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
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When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
 
9.
River's Edge (1986)
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A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself. (99 mins.)
Director: Tim Hunter
 
10.
Withnail & I (1987)
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At the end of the 1960's, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
 
11.
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
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A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off? (88 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
 
12.
Consuming Passions (1988)
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A tragic mishap at a chocolate factory results in candy lovers getting an unexpected 'extra' in their sweets. The problem is that they want more! (98 mins.)
Director: Giles Foster
 
13.
Manly Games (1989 Short Film)
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A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways... (14 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
14.
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
 
15.
Heathers (1988)
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In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
 
16.
Beetlejuice (1988)
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When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
17.
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
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Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off. (97 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
18.
Parents (1989)
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A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. (81 mins.)
Director: Bob Balaban
 
19.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
 
20.
I Love You to Death (1990)
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Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie. He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating. (97 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
21.
Barton Fink (1991)
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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
22.
Delicatessen (1991)
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Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
 
23.
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
 
24.
Falling Down (1993)
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An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. (113 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
25.
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
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An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
26.
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
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Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations. (88 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
27.
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
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Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy... (85 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
28.
Fargo (1996)
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Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
29.
Children of the Revolution (1996)
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Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that... (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Duncan
 
30.
Happiness (1998)
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The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection. (134 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
31.
Buffalo '66 (1998)
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After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom 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
“ One of my all time favorites and at the top of my recommendations. ” - cat-dentures
 
32.
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
 
33.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
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"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
34.
American Beauty (1999)
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A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
35.
Cherry Falls (2000)
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In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school. (92 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
 
36.
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
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A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. (95 mins.)
 
37.
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
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A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister. (112 mins.)
 
38.
Secret Window (2004)
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A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice." (96 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
39.
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
 
40.
Drop Dead Sexy (2005)
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When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target. (83 mins.)
Director: Michael Philip
 
41.
Fido (2006)
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In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting... (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Currie
 
42.
Weirdsville (2007)
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A pair of slackers get in way over their heads when they try to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in movie theater where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices. (90 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
 
43.
Just Buried (2007)
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A young man inherits a nearly bankrupt funeral home from his estranged father. He falls in love with the alluring young mortician, only to find out she's offing people to keep the place in business! (94 mins.)
Director: Chaz Thorne
 
44.
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
 
45.
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
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Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets. (93 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
46.
Burn After Reading (2008)
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A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it. (96 mins.)
 
47.
Hank and Mike (2008)
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Thomas Michael, Paolo Mancini, Chris Klein and Joe Mantegna star in director Matthiew Klinck's holiday-themed... (86 mins.)
Director: Matthiew Klinck
 
48.
I Sell the Dead (2008)
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A grave robber reflects on his life of crime. (85 mins.)
Director: Glenn McQuaid
 
49.
Dead Snow (2009)
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A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. (90 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
 
50.
Drool (2009)
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An abused wife's plan to escape her husband goes awry when she accidentally kills him, causing her to split on a cross-country drive with her best friend and his corpse in tow. (85 mins.)
Director: Nancy Kissam
 
51.
Life During Wartime (2009)
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Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. (98 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
52.
Strigoi (2009)
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When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood. (105 mins.)
Director: Faye Jackson
 
53.
Dogtooth (2009)
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Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. (94 mins.)
 
54.
A Serious Man (2009)
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Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. (106 mins.)
 
55.
Four Lions (2010)
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Four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror. (97 mins.)
Director: Chris Morris
 
56.
Super (2010)
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After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills. (96 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
57.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
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Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students. (89 mins.)
Director: Eli Craig
 
58.
The Perfect Host (2010)
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An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character. (93 mins.)
Director: Nick Tomnay
 
59.
Adam's Apples (2005)
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A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest. (94 mins.)
 
60.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
61.
A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)
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A crime novelist, whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, must confront his worst fears, when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script. (100 mins.)
 
62.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
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A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor. (103 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
 
63.
The Boondock Saints (1999)
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Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent. (108 mins.)
Director: Troy Duffy
 
64.
Dead End (2003)
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Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life. (85 mins.)
 
65.
Mon Ami (2012)
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Two friends try executing their 'get-rich-quick' plan by kidnapping their boss's daughter, but when the plan falls apart, they must scramble to fix the situation and repair their friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Grant
 
66.
Bad Milo (2013)
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A man learns that his unusual stomach pains are being caused by a demon living in his intestines. (85 mins.)
Director: Jacob Vaughan
 
67.
Wrong Cops (2013)
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A group of bad cops look to dispose of a body that one of them accidentally shot. (83 mins.)
Director: Quentin Dupieux
 
68.
Life After Beth (2014)
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A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her. (89 mins.)
Director: Jeff Baena
 
69.
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)
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Still on the run from a group of Nazi zombies, a man seeks the aid of a group of American zombie enthusiasts, and discovers new techniques for fighting the zombies. (100 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
 
70.
Housebound (2014)
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A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking. (107 mins.)
 
71.
Jerry and Tom (1998)
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Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business... (107 mins.)
Director: Saul Rubinek