This is a fun genre to watch in my opinion. It puts together two very different worlds into one unique story. Personally, I find these kinds of films very interesting because of the mixture of light and dark themes. If you’re unfamiliar with this kind of genre, basically it’s a story where serious or dark matters are given a comedic twist. Sometimes, making the movies controversial. I have a passion project that’s going to be a dark comedy but probably won’t be made for quite some time because I want it to be a series. Enjoy!
Top 15 Dark/Black Comedy Movies
-Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers, George C. Scott)
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
-Fargo (William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi)
Jerry Lundegaard’s inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen’s bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson.
-Heathers (Winona Ryder, Christian Slater)
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.
-American Psycho (Christian Bale, Bill Sage)
Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is a Wall Street yuppie, obsessed with success, status and style, with a stunning fiancée (Reese Witherspoon). He is also a psychotic killer who rapes, murders and dismembers both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or purpose.
-Bad Santa (Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox)
A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
-In Bruges (Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson)
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.
-Shaun of the Dead (Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield)
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.
-Pulp Fiction (John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson)
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.
-Trainspotting (Ewen McGregor, Ewen Bremner)
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
-Very Bad Things (Jon Favreau, Leland Orser)
A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.
-Seven Psychopaths (Michael Pitt, Michael Stuhlbarg)
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.A screenwriter is drawn into a dog kidnapping scheme by his oddball friends.
-Harold and Maude (Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort)
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
-Fight Club (Brad Pitt, Edward Norton)
Sick of his dead end, white bread existence, Jack encounters an intriguing stranger who alters his relationship with reality.
-American Beauty (Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening)
Lester’s wife hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the axe. …look closer as Lester decides to make a few changes in his life; the freer he gets, the happier he gets. But Lester is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price.
-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer)
A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition, but soon finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation.
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