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

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

Luis Bunuel, 1961

£6.66

Recommended Star

Viridiana

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

DVD

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 ...

DVD

Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996

£11.99

Fargo

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

DVD

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...

DVD+Blu-ray

Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998

£6.99

Big Lebowski

The Coens' trademark deadpan wit and imaginative characterisation blend to inspired effect in thi...

DVD

Steven Shainberg, 2002

£8.99

Secretary

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

DVD

Nick Whitfield, 2010

£8.99

Skeletons

Surreal British black comedy, Skeletons sees Davis (Ed Gaughan) and Bennett (Andrew Buckley) play...

DVD

Corneliu Porumboiu, 2006

£9.99

Recommended Star

12:08 East of Bucharest

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

DVD

Frank Oz,

£9.99

Goldie Hawn Collection (Box Set)

Tripple bill of comedies starring everyone’s favourite dizzy blonde, Goldie Hawn....

DVD

Michael Moore, 2002

£6.99

Bowling For Columbine

A head-shaking, jaw-dropping but also very funny look at America's obsession with gun ownership, ...

DVD

Luis Bunuel, 1977

£14.99

Recommended Star

That Obscure Object of Desire (Studio Canal Collection)

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

Blu-ray

Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947

£10.99

Recommended Star

Quai des Orfevres (Clouzot, 1947)

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

DVD

Sacha Guitry, 1951

£17.99

Recommended Star

La Poison (Masters of Cinema)

A classic black comedy of 1950s French cinema, La Poison is one of the great late...

DVD

Jon S. Baird, 2013

£8.99

Recommended Star

Filth

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

DVD

Bobcat Goldthwait, 2011

£6.99

God Bless America

A blackly comic critique of modern America and its obsession with reality television, celebrity a...

DVD

Peter Smith, 1985

£7.99

Recommended Star

No Surrender

Set on New Year's Eve at a run-down club in Liverpool owned by the local gangland boss, No Surren...

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