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
Hal Ashby, 1971
A glorious mixture of the riotously morbid and joyously life-affirming, Hal Ashby’s Harold and Ma...
Robert Altman, 1970
One of the finest comedies about war ever made - Robert Altman's MASH depicts the crazy antics an...
Luis Bunuel, 1977
Bunuel's final film, That Obscure Object of Desire ...
Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996
Returning to a small town setting reminiscent of the Coen Brothers' first film, but this time bas...
Luis Bunuel, 1964-77
Seven great, late films from Luis Bunuel, master filmmaker and incorrigible scourge of the bourge...
Woody Allen, 1998
Deconstructing Harry stars Woody Allen as a novelist with a habit for using those around him as i...
Steven Shainberg, 2002
The provocative, darkly comic box-office smash starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as a secretary whose bo...
Richard Lester, 1969
In the hazy aftermath of World War III, the fallout from a ‘nuclear misunderstanding’ (which last...
Danis Tanovic, 2001
A darkly comic satire on the political and media exploitation of human tragedy set during the Bos...
Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947
A classic French film noir set around the dancehalls of 1940s Paris. Singer Jenny...
Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
The Trouble with Harry is that he is dead. Everybody seems to feel responsible for his death and ...
Hal Hartley, 1992
Hal Hartley's deadpan third feature follows a pair of brothers determined to trace their missing ...