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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Ben Wheatley, 2012

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Sightseers

A jet-black British comedy in which a romantic break turns into a bloody killing spree. Shelt...

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Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947

£13.99

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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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Richard Lester, 1969

£8.99

The Bed Sitting Room

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

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Jon S. Baird, 2013

£13.99

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Filth

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

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Robert Altman, 1970

£6.49

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, 1964-77

£38.99

Luis Buñuel Collection

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

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Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali, 1930

£16.99

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L'Age d'Or

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

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Nick Whitfield, 2010

£9.49

Skeletons

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

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Hal Hartley, 1992

£8.99

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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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Hal Hartley, 1992

£13.99

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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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Aki Kaurismaki, 2002

£6.99

The Man Without a Past

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

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Armando Iannucci, 2009

£8.49

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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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Mikkel Nørgaard, 2010

£9.99

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Klown

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

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Jiri Menzel, 2006

£6.99

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I Served the King of England

This delightful black comedy, written and directed by Jiri Menzel (Closely Observ...

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Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996

£6.49

Fargo (Special Edition)

Returning to a small town setting reminiscent of the Coen Brothers' first film, b...

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Luis Bunuel, 1977

£13.99

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That Obscure Object of Desire

Bunuel's final film, That Obscure Object of Desire is a tale of impossible desire...

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Chris Morris, 2009

£8.49

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Four Lions

A black comedy directed by satirist Chris Morris ('Brass Eye', 'The Day Today'), Four Lions sends...

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Sacha Guitry, 1951

£11.99

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La Poison (Masters of Cinema)

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

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