Keyword: black comedy

American Beauty

American Beauty (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 09/14/1999
Lester Burnham's wife Carolyn, who's cheating on him, hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the ax -- the typical suburban nightmare. When you've got nothing to lose, you might as well risk everything. Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester decides to make a few changes in his life that are less mid-life crisis than adolescence redux. The freer...
Sex and Death 101

Sex and Death 101 (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 04/03/2008
One Man. One List. 101 Women. Some fantasies are too true to be good. Roderick Blank is a successful executive and ladies man, who has finally found 'the one,' and is getting married in a little over a week. His life, however, is turned upside down when he receives a strange email that includes the names of everyone he's had sex with--and ever will have sex with. The list throws Roderick into a...
Adaptation

Adaptation (2002)

Rated: R Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 12/05/2002
Despite the success of his first produced script, "Being John Malkovich," for which he received an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay, Charlie Kaufman is plagued by insecurities, both in his career and his personal life. When he is hired to adapt "The Orchid Thief," a nonfiction book about a fanatical orchid breeder, John Laroche, he is completely stumped. Though, on the surface...
Expired

Expired (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 06/19/2008
The sight of a dark-suited municipal employee doling out parking violations stirs a primal hate in all but the most enlightened soul, and meter maid Claire knows it. Claire, a kind soul, resents having to enforce the law at all times, but for Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, it's the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and loneliness...
Jennifer's Body

Jennifer's Body (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 09/17/2009
Small town high school student Jennifer is possessed by a hungry demon. She transitions from being "high school evil" - gorgeous (and doesn't she know it), stuck up and ultra-attitudinal - to the real deal: evil/evil. The glittering beauty becomes a pale and sickly creature jonesing for a meaty snack, and guys who never stood a chance with the heartless babe, take on new luster in the light of...
Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/05/2009
Reporter Bob Wilton is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady, a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought. A legion of "Warrior Monks" with unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring...
Little Children

Little Children (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 10/05/2006
In a suburban town full of perfect parents devoted to rearing their children for Harvard futures, a stay-at-home mom has an affair with an ex-jock stay-at-home dad who rebels against his wife's wishes that he become a big-bucks lawyer.
No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 11/08/2007
Llewelyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back trunk. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law--namely aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell--can contain. Moss tries to evade his pursuers, in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for...
Serious Man

A Serious Man (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 10/01/2009
The story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person...
Drowning Mona

Drowning Mona (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 03/02/2000
Somewhat north of Manhattan lies the quiet little town of Verplanck, New York. Nothing really exciting happens there but that isn't to say that life in Verplanck is boring. For one thing, the automobile of choice is the Yugo. For another, there seem to be more landscapers than land. But strangest of all, no one in this small town seems to blink when one of its best known and possibly least liked...
Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 07/25/2006
No one among the Hoovers quite has it together, but it's not for lack of trying. Father Richard, a hopelessly optimistic motivational speaker, is desperately attempting to sell his 9-step program for success--without much success. Meanwhile, the Hoovers' "pro-honesty" mother Sheryl is constantly harried by her family's eccentric secrets, especially those of her brother, a suicidal Proust scholar...
Grindhouse

Grindhouse (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 192 minutes Release date: 04/05/2007
A compilation of two horror tales, "Planet Terror" and "Death Proof." In "Planet Terror," married doctors William and Dakota Block find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by gangrenous sores and a suspiciously vacant look in their eyes. Among the wounded is Cherry, a go-go dancer whose leg was ripped from her body during a roadside attack. Wray, her former significant other...
Juno

Juno (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 12/04/2007
Juno is a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker. With the help of her hot best friend Leah, Juno finds her unborn child a "perfect" set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa, longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she...
Scary Movie

Scary Movie (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 07/06/2000
After the murder of a beautiful classmate, a group of misguided teens discover there is a killer among them. Cindy Campbell and her clique of clueless friends, including Buffy, Brenda, Bobby, Greg, Shorty and Ray, must all protect themselves from danger... and that pesky reporter Gail Hailstorm will just not leave them alone!
Romance and Cigarettes

Romance and Cigarettes (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 09/06/2007
Nick Murder's journey into infidelity and redemption is explored through the repercussions of his adultery and doomed fascination with a flame haired seductress named Tula. For Kitty, Nick's long suffering wife, his treachery is the final straw. With faith in her husband shattered she surprises even herself with the ferocity of her anger as she struggles to cope with his betrayal. It is only...
Panic

Panic (2000)

Rated: None Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 08/26/2000
All of his adult life Alex has worked for his father in the family business. Now, in the throes of a mid-life crisis, he wants out, he wants a change. Trouble is, the family business is murder-for-hire, and his father won't let him quit. Alex seeks the help of a therapist, Josh, and it's in Josh's waiting room that he meets and falls in love with a confused, sexually charged 23-year-old girl...
Beaver

The Beaver (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 05/05/2011
Walter Black is suffering from depression. Walter soon hits bottom, gets drunk and, upon waking up, is introduced to "the Beaver" - a puppet Walter had found in the trash and put on his hand during his drinking binge - who suddenly speaks to him, in a British accent. With the help of the Beaver (a facet of Walter's personality), Walter gets a new lease on life and returns home with dramatic...
Millions

Millions (2005)

Rated: PG Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 03/10/2005
Starting anew after the death of their mother, 9-year-old Anthony is ever practical, while his 7-year-old brother Damian uses imagination, fantasy, and faith to make sense of his confusing world. When a suitcase full of money falls out of the sky at Damian's feet, it sets the boys on the adventure of a lifetime that leads them to realize that true wealth has nothing to do with money.
15 Minutes

15 Minutes (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 03/08/2001
Superstar NYC homicide detective Eddie Flemming enlists talented young arson investigator Jordy Warsaw to help him track down a pair of Eastern European killers, on a rampage through the city. Clever, unpredictable and ferocious, the immigrants quickly learn how to use the celebrity of their persuers to spin their own stardom, creating an explosion of media and judicial madness.
Keeping Mum

Keeping Mum (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 09/14/2006
The sleepy English hamlet of Little Wallop is about to receive a rude awakening, as the absent-minded Reverend Walter Goodman, his dissatisfied wife Gloria, and their two children, Holly and Petey, await the arrival of their new housekeeper, Grace Hawkins. Gloria is a woman struggling to cope. Her teenage daughter's a nymphomaniac, her young son's the perennial target for the local bullies, and...
Numb

Numb (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2006
A screenwriter suffers from acute depersonalization disorder, a condition so alienating and sanguine that it makes the chronically depressed look perky. When he falls for a girl, he puts himself through every single therapy in the book in order to win her love.
Kill Bill Vol. 2

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

Rated: R Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 04/15/2004
Continuing the story-line which unfolded in "Kill Bill Vol. I," this is a revenge tale of an expert assassin, called The Bride, who sets out on a quest to wreak vengeance upon her former employer, Bill, and other members of their assassin circle, for shooting her on the day of her wedding--along with all The Bride's guests in attendance--and leaving her for dead. When this chapter in the story...

Just Peck (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/04/2014
When Michael Peck's overbearing parents force him to compete in the Science Fair, he thinks he can shock everyone. Instead, Peck finds teen angst might be cliché, but it still sucks.

Bad Guys (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 07/04/2014
A shrewd attorney holds a serious grudge against a system that screwed her schemes to produce and distribute a new designer drug based on an opium derivative. To achieve her ends, she teams up with three former clients whom she got off sundry crimes they committed, each with a particular expertise that she needs to bring her plan to fruition.

The Happytime Murders (N/A)

Rated: NR Runtime: 0 Release date: N/A