Black Comedy

Dark, sardonic humour has proved a popular mechanic for filmmakers wishing to examine the bleakest, most controversial or political of topics. Whether it be poking fun at the banality of office life or exploring the mindset of a murderous psychopath, satirical comedy is edgy and insightful.

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Black Comedy Film Listing

Hal Ashby, 1971

£6.99

Harold and Maude

A glorious mixture of the riotously morbid and joyously life-affirming, Hal Ashby’s Harold and Ma...

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Robert Altman, 1970

£7.99

MASH

One of the finest comedies about war ever made - Robert Altman's MASH depicts the crazy antics an...

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Luis Bunuel, 1961

£7.99

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Viridiana

Bunuel's notorious black humour, anti-clericalism and scathing satire are used to perfection in t...

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Luis Bunuel, 1977

£14.99

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That Obscure Object of Desire (Studio Canal Collection)

Bunuel's final film, That Obscure Object of Desire ...

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Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996

£11.99

Fargo

Returning to a small town setting reminiscent of the Coen Brothers' first film, but this time bas...

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Alfred Hitchcock, 1955

£6.99

The Trouble with Harry

The Trouble with Harry is that he is dead. Everybody seems to feel responsible for his death and ...

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Luis Bunuel, 1964-77

£29.99

Luis Buñuel Collection

Seven great, late films from Luis Bunuel, master filmmaker and incorrigible scourge of the bourge...

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Woody Allen, 1998

£8.99

Deconstructing Harry

Deconstructing Harry stars Woody Allen as a novelist with a habit for using those around him as i...

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Armando Iannucci, 2009

£7.99

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In the Loop

This razor-sharp political comedy satirising the inner mechanics of the ‘special relationship’ be...

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Steven Shainberg, 2002

£8.99

Secretary

The provocative, darkly comic box-office smash starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as a secretary whose bo...

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Richard Lester, 1969

£16.99

The Bed Sitting Room

In the hazy aftermath of World War III, the fallout from a ‘nuclear misunderstanding’ (which last...

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Corneliu Porumboiu, 2006

£9.99

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12:08 East of Bucharest

A comedy satire punctuated by laugh-out-loud moments and underscored by a mordant...

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Danis Tanovic, 2001

£6.99

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No Man's Land

A darkly comic satire on the political and media exploitation of human tragedy set during the Bos...

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Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947

£10.99

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Quai des Orfevres (Clouzot, 1947)

A classic French film noir set around the dancehalls of 1940s Paris. Singer Jenny...

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Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali, 1930

£10.99

Must Watch Star

L'Age d'Or

More than 80 years on, this masterpiece of cinematic surrealism remains as brilliantly witty and ...

DVD+Blu-ray

Alfred Hitchcock, 1955

£9.99

The Trouble With Harry

The Trouble with Harry is that he is dead. Everybody seems to feel responsible for his death and ...

Blu-ray

Hal Hartley, 1992

£9.99

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Simple Men

Hal Hartley's deadpan third feature follows a pair of brothers determined to trace their missing ...

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Gus Van Sant, 1995

£14.99

To Die For (Van Sant, 1995)

Kidman is excellent here as the pathologically ambitious TV weather girl, out to ...

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