Track down a low budget indie film called Blood Car. You won’t be dissapointed.
In the Company of Men
The Squid and the Whale?
In the Loop
I recently posted that Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia was the coolest film title I knew of. Blood Car? Pretty freakin’ cool title. 2007 USA right? I will look out for it.
What is Blood Car about?
Sunset Blvd., La Grande Bouffe, The Exterminating Angel, and After Hours all come to mind.
scorsese’s the king of comedy and after hours are two of the best black comedy ever, bruce robinson’s withnail and i is the best from british so far, and martin mcdonagh’s in bruges is my favorite comedy of this decade..
i do agree with JL21 and Rajiv Ibrahim,after hours is one of the best of its genre
aside from that,.hmm,.kiss kiss bang bang ?
My favourites, and the ones that come to mind first are Heathers, American Psycho, Dr. Strangelove, Female Trouble, Evil Dead 2, Drag Me To Hell, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Dead Alive, Teeth, Fight Club, The Meaning Of Life, A Clockwork Orange, Fargo, Sunset Boulevard and Lolita (1962).
The Seventh Seal
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Bad Boy Bubby
man bites dog !!!!!!!
donnie darko ( i think… its been a long time i’ve seen it but one great film, tell me if i’m wrong)
and finally :
the green butchers
2 great dark comedy by Anders Thomas Jensen
WOW! @ only ONE mention of a todd solondz movie. hes kind of the king of dark comedies.
@Gabriel add Adam’s Apples(2005) to another great dark comedy by Jensen.
Election (1999) Dir. by Alexander Payne
Death Becomes Her (1992) Dir. by Robert Zemeckis
Divided We Fall (2000) Jan Hrebejk
Kikujiro (2000) Takeshi Kitano
I am partial to polyester but water’s color design and spirited performances make it hard to classify as dark comedy
@Bostonluna yes i’ve seen it, but my favorites are the two listed up there.
And i forgot to say : ALMOST ALL QUENTIN TARANTINO’S MOVIES ! (including indeed inglorious basterds)
and Zatoichi (2003) Takeshi Kitano
Damn maybe i missed it but i believe no one has mentioned Being John Malkovich.
I think no one has mentioned this one:
it’s not really dark, but i always found The Graduate to be quality dry humor.
Festen (dir. Thomas Vinterberg) is pretty grim and funny in some weird sense
I believe that ‘’Dark Comedy’’ in the cinema of art is the most crucial segment. There is a long pause for 1 year. The first at all, we have to change this. My fav. film dir. are Coen Brothers. All their films. Informing similar film directors with few works instead of one will be appreciated.
Harold And Maude
The Wrong Box
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Bed Sitting Room
A Severed Head
How I Won The War
@house of leaves: i’ve had my deadpan list for a while now! and just saw this forum now so i added the ones i was missing. check it out :)
“What is Blood Car about?”
Since this was never answered, it’s a movie about a car that runs off of alternative fuel. That alternative fuel is, of course, blood. Social satire awaits!
Some of these choices are weird for “dark comedy.”
To me a classic is Scorsese’s After Hours:
After Hours is orgasmic, I don’t care what the Scorsese-naysayers spout off about.
People always say Satantango is a black comedy. Sadness, endless sadness. Yeah, pretty funny (Oh my god, have I missed the point of my favourite film of all time?).
What problems do people have with After Hours? I think it’s hilarious. That scene where Teri Garr keeps messing him up when he’s trying to make a phone call by saying random numbers out loud, and all the mousetraps around her bed, when Rosanna Arquette is looking at the book about burns and skin afflictions… it’s all a ridiculous but frightening nightmare for a yuppy stuck in SoHo late at night. What’s not to like?
Dark comedies. lOve them.
How to get ahead in advertising
withnail and I
the ruling class
the chase (adam rifkin so much better than people give it credit for)
hudson hawk (ditto)
the idiots (vontrier)
i like very much big momma comedies with a lot of dark actors in them. marty lawrence is one old favourite of me.