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

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

Robert Altman, 1970

£6.49

MASH

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

DVD

Alfred Hitchcock, 1955

£5.99

The Trouble with Harry

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

DVD

Luis Bunuel, 1961

£5.99

Recommended Star

Viridiana

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

DVD

Luis Bunuel, 1977

£12.49

Recommended Star

That Obscure Object of Desire (Studio Canal Collection)

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

Blu-ray

Hal Ashby, 1971

£11.99

Harold and Maude

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

DVD

Hal Hartley, 1992

£7.99

Recommended Star

Simple Men

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

Blu-ray

Ben Wheatley, 2012

£9.49

Recommended Star

Sightseers

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

DVD

Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947

£8.99

Recommended Star

Quai des Orfevres (Clouzot, 1947)

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

DVD

Jon S. Baird, 2013

£7.99

Recommended Star

Filth

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

DVD

Sacha Guitry, 1951

£11.99

Recommended Star

La Poison (Masters of Cinema)

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

DVD

Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996

£9.99

Fargo

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

DVD

Mikkel Nørgaard, 2010

£10.99

Recommended Star

Klown

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

DVD

Robert Fuest, 1971-72

£26.49

Recommended Star

The Complete Dr. Phibes

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

Blu-ray

Hal Ashby, 1971

£12.99

Recommended Star

Harold and Maude (Masters of Cinema)

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

Blu-ray

Hal Hartley, 1992

£13.99

Recommended Star

Simple Men

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

DVD

Nick Whitfield, 2010

£9.49

Skeletons

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

DVD

Emir Kusturica, 1995

£16.99

Recommended Star

Underground (Kusturica, 1995)

The postwar history of Yugoslavia played as a farce that deservedly won the Palme...

DVD