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, 1977
Bunuel's final film, That Obscure Object of Desire ...
Hal Ashby, 1971
A glorious mixture of the riotously morbid and joyously life-affirming, Hal Ashby’s Harold and Ma...
Luis Bunuel, 1961
Bunuel's notorious black humour, anti-clericalism and scathing satire are used to perfection in t...
Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996
Returning to a small town setting reminiscent of the Coen Brothers' first film, but this time bas...
Steven Shainberg, 2002
The provocative, darkly comic box-office smash starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as a secretary whose bo...
Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947
A classic French film noir set around the dancehalls of 1940s Paris. Singer Jenny...
Luis Bunuel, 1964-77
Seven great, late films from Luis Bunuel, master filmmaker and incorrigible scourge of the bourge...
Armando Iannucci, 2009
This razor-sharp political comedy satirising the inner mechanics of the ‘special relationship’ be...
Hal Hartley, 1992
Hal Hartley's deadpan third feature follows a pair of brothers determined to trace their missing ...
Corneliu Porumboiu, 2006
A comedy satire punctuated by laugh-out-loud moments and underscored by a mordant...
Danis Tanovic, 2001
A darkly comic satire on the political and media exploitation of human tragedy set during the Bos...
Lars von Trier, 1998
A strikingly original and thought-provoking film, produced in accordance with the revolutionary D...