recommend dark comedies

Discussion in 'Comedy Movies' started by Duck, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    I love dark comedies but don't know of too many... which is strange for me with any genre of movie... [​IMG]
    but yeah fav. comedy ever is Fight Club
    and yeah recommend some dark comedies please
  2. White Scorpion

    White Scorpion 4umotographer

    There a new film called Dark City which is based on the Frank Miller comicstrip. I highly recommend it for its style and I think it more than qualifies for its dark humourous moments. I'm not giving any spoilers though. Go and see it.
  3. White Scorpion

    White Scorpion 4umotographer

    Beg your pardon, forumites. I meant Sin City.
  4. gunison

    gunison Member

    The darkest of dark comedies: Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove'.

    "Mandrake. Do you know what flouridation is?"
  5. pioggia

    pioggia Member

    American Beauty, Fargo, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Withnail & I, Pulp Fiction, All About My Mother, Man Bites Dog, to name a handful.
    They vary in darkness, but I believe all could fall under the genre "dark comedy."
  6. Igby Goes Down,clerks
  7. dedhead95

    dedhead95 The Wizard of Rhythm

    was gonna suggest that, very dark....but one of the greatest films in history
  8. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    been meaning to see that for like 3 years....
    didn't like it....
    how could I not have seen that?
  9. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    second favorite comedy [​IMG]
    I love that movie so much
    it's style was kinda like Once Upon A TIme In Mexico only a million times cooler with the effects and it being basically a moving comic...

    ANd as for Dr. strangelove I was going to watch it the other day but forgot it was on
    I will be downloading that

    thank you, keep em coming
  10. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Barton Fink! And The Lady Killers... but Barton Fink is a better movie.
  11. pioggia

    pioggia Member

    You'd be surprised. ;)
  12. Jesus the Jedi

    Jesus the Jedi Senior Member

    any movie by those brothers (forgot their name) but they did fargo, big lebowski, barton fink.

    tarantino and rodriquez have good ones.
  13. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire


    Fargo is a great dark comedy! Love it love it love it
  14. Jesus the Jedi

    Jesus the Jedi Senior Member

    fargo was amazing, one of my favorite parts is when buscemi is yelling at the guy in the booth about paying for parking.

    reminds me of the buscemi from resevoir dogs and not believing in tipping.
  15. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Steve Buscemi is great, I love him
  16. monarch

    monarch Member

  17. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    love that movie
  18. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

    Man Bites Dog!
  19. White Scorpion

    White Scorpion 4umotographer

    If you don't mind subtitles, see a dark comedy called Delicatessen. It's a great French film. It's set in the future, which as per ususal is bleak, and it shows a community that amongst other activities engage in some peculiar eating habits. On a similar note, although different in style and more subtle in humour is another great movie called The Cook, The Thief , His Wife and Her Lover. This movie will set your eyes ablaze with colour. It was made by a great director, Peter Greenaway and I highly recommend it. Staying continental and on the subject of dark comedy, probably the maestro of celluloid in that field has to be Piedro Almodovar. That's the only thing he makes so any of his movies will fit the bill, Matador, High Heels (if you run a search you'll get the whole archive). He's from sunny Spain and his films are filled with Mediterannean conundrums.
  20. boog

    boog A square peg

    accione mutante
    bad karma (dunno if it counts as dark but is messy and damn funny:))

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