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Are You A Fan Of Dark Comedy? If So...  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1348 times:
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I like many dark comedies.
For some reason, I have found THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS to be one of THE best dark comedies I have ever seen. THat do you think?

What are some of your favorite dark comedies?


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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1342 times:

"Blazing Saddles"

User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1335 times:

"Throw Mama from the Train", with Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito...a classic!


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1328 times:
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YES! Both are excellent films that are also on my shelf!

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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1324 times:

From 1995 - "To Die For" with Nicole Kidman as a newscaster who convinces a teenager to kill her husband. I think I was the only one in the theatre who "got" it.

User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1318 times:

"Very Bad Things" is a whole lot of fun. You get to watch a bunch of characters get their cumuppins - and they all deserve it.

"After Hours", which was directed by Scorcese is also very good.

"War of The Roses" is a great dark comedy for anyone who has gone through a nasty breakup.


User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1319 times:

Blazing Saddles???
This must be some new and radically different definition of "Dark Comedy"?

Anyway. I'll vote for Dr Strangelove.



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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1311 times:

I like Serial Mom with Kathleen Turner...


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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5358 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1311 times:

I love Dark Comedy. Sorry, as much as I love it, Blazing Saddles is NOT a dark comedy. Put me down for Strangelove as well. "Mr. President, we cannot allow for there to be a mine shaft gap!"


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

Little Shop of Horrors. The scene between Orin Scrivello D.D.S. (Steve Martin) and Arthur Denton (Bill Murray) is classic.

User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Pulp Fiction-laughed my a** off in the theater. Classic stuff.

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Royal Tenebaums is a great movie... I have it on DVD.

Strangelove is a classic too.

Rushmore is another pretty good dark comedy, written by Wes Anderson like the Tenebaums



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13165 posts, RR: 78
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

I loved how 'Heathers' gleefully subverted the whole US teen/school genre.

Love the Tennebaums.
Dr Strangelove too.

'Election' skirts around darkness, but a great film.

'American Pyscho', thought to be an unfilmable book (which happens to be a favourite read of mine) but the 2000 film did a fine job, brought out what the book was really about, not a gorefest, but a savage satire on 80's yuppiedom.

'Go' Nicely dark in places.

While not a comedy as such, 'Natural Born Killers' is satire, Ollie Stone pitched it as 2 weeks of US TV in 2 hours, mind you, he was on mushrooms, wine Jack Daniels and Meixcan weed while making it, why am I not surprised by that! Even Robert Downey Jr thought there was way too much excess on the set.


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2241 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Miami Blues (1990) with Alec Baldwin was pretty quirky...


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User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Dr Strangelove "Gentleman you can't fight in here ,this is the war room!"


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User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Hi guys.

My favorite dark comedy is "FARGO".

The whole idea of that movie was DARK COMEDY.

Remember the scene at the end when dude is pushing his friend's foot & leg through the wood chipper?

Great movie.

Miami Blues is also a great movie .... but in my opinion, it's not a Dark Comedy.


Chris  Smile



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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6568 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
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It begins and ends with a liitle known movie:

"In the company of men"



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User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Fargo

and some others by the Cohen brothers, I forget the name of that 80's movie where everybody dies WITHOUT knowing what really happened. Try to follow:

- a jealous husband hires a killer to kill his wife and her lover
- the killer kills the husband instead and takes the money
- the lover finds the body and thinks the wife did it because she chose him
- he goes to her to thank her, but before they talk he gets shot by the killer who's been following him and thinks the guy has proof against him
- the wife chases the killer down thinking it is her husband (who's actually dead) and shoots him down through a wall
- the killer shoots her back through the wall and dies. She dies too, still thinking it is her husband on the other side of the wall.

so FOUR characters die each one thinking something different. Hilarious. Cohen brothers..


Very bad things is also an amazing movie


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Another good Coen brothers flick is "The Big Lebowski"

Not really sure that it is a dark comedy in the tradition of Fargo, but a funny trip nonetheless.

John Turturro's portrayal of Jesus, the Mexican ex-pedaphile bowler is hilarious.

"You don't fuck with the Jesus."



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Raising Arizona is another good Cohen Brothers film as well, and pretty quirky like most of their films.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

I agree with Fargo - that was great. O Brother where art thou? was surprisingly dark in places, although I wouldn't say it was a dark comedy. Basically the Cohen Brothers are the masters of this genre.


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User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Fargo absolutely, one of the best movies ever.

User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

Hi guys.

> Kay, I'm going crazy trying to figure out or remember the movie that you're describing. Sorry I don't have an answer.

> DesertJets, the movie "The Big Lebowski" is an amazing movie. One of my all time favorites! The Cohen brothers really put it together with that one. Jeff Bridges - aka "The Dude" played a great roll.

That movie is a DARK COMEDY.

Nothing like lines that say ......

"Hey man, they pissed on my carpet!"

"Nobody Fu*ks with the Jesus. I'll take that gun and shove it up your ass!!

*** "I'll suck your co*K for a thousand. He can't watch unless he pays me a hundred".

I Love that movie.

> Srbmod, the movie Raising Arizona is untouchable. It is such a mellow/funny movie. I know that if you ever need to just sit back & kick your boots off, watch Raising Arizona, and you will be a happy man. F*cking GREAT movie!!!  Big thumbs up

Gentlemen. are we not forgeting another excellent Cohen brothers movie that is a DARK COMEDY? Yes we are.

"Brother Where Art Thou?" with George Clooney (spelling?). That movie was an absalute riot!!! I Love the Cohen brother's work.

Chris  Smile



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User currently offlineDeltajax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1189 times:

The Cable Guy with Jim Carrey was hilarious!

Thats my favorite dark comedy


User currently offlineTheGov From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 414 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1188 times:

To go for the older dark comedies, try these:

"Mother, Jugs and Speed"

"Harold and Maude"

My vote for modern classic goes to "Heathers". Boy is it dark.



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25 Kay : The big lebowski haha! yeah I thought of that one, but it's not dark "the carpet, kinda held the room together, you know" unbelievable. And john goodm
26 L-188 : Doctor Stangelove M*A*S*H Both the series and the movie. Actually if you get the DVD sets of the TV show you can turn the laugh-track off. It is a who
27 Homer71 : "I forget the name of that 80's movie where everybody dies WITHOUT knowing what really happened" I think that movie was Blood Simple (1984) "I'll suck
28 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : Blackadder . Daniel
29 UALPHLCS : Heathers. You can't get Darker than that. My mother asked what it was about one time and I said, "teen suicide." She asked if it was a sad movie, and
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