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.

Black Comedy Film Listing

Robert Altman, 1970

£7.99

MASH

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

DVD

Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947

£16.99

Recommended Star

Quai des Orfevres (Clouzot, 1947)

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

DVD

Hal Ashby, 1971

£5.49

Harold and Maude

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

DVD

Luis Bunuel, 1977

£19.99

Recommended Star

That Obscure Object of Desire (Studio Canal Collection)

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

Blu-ray

Luis Bunuel, 1961

£8.99

Recommended Star

Viridiana

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

DVD

Richard Lester, 1969

£16.49

The Bed Sitting Room

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

DVD+Blu-ray

Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996

£12.99

Fargo

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

DVD

Robert Fuest, 1971-72

£28.99

Recommended Star

The Complete Dr. Phibes

Contains The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Fuest, 1971) and Dr. Phibes Rises Again (Fues...

Blu-ray

Jon S. Baird, 2013

£19.99

Recommended Star

Filth

James McAvoy stars as a corrupt, sociopathic Edinburgh cop in director Jon S. Baird's fast-paced ...

DVD

Mikkel Nørgaard, 2010

£11.69

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Klown

Based on the popular Danish sitcom Klovn, famed for its awkward, taboo-busting laughs, Klown foll...

DVD

Steven Shainberg, 2002

£8.99

Secretary

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

DVD

Alfred Hitchcock, 1955

£6.49

The Trouble with Harry

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

DVD

Hal Hartley, 1992

£17.99

Recommended Star

Simple Men

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

Blu-ray

Luis Bunuel, 1964-77

£29.99

Luis Buñuel Collection

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

DVD

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...

DVD

Armando Iannucci, 2009

£7.99

Recommended Star

In the Loop

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

DVD

Aki Kaurismaki, 2002

£12.49

The Man Without a Past

Kaurismaki inhabits a filmmaking universe of his own and his latest film continues his unique and...

DVD

Lars von Trier, 1998

£8.99

The Idiots

A strikingly original and thought-provoking film, produced in accordance with the revolutionary D...

DVD