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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Family

The Family (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 09/12/2013
A Mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the Witness Protection Program after snitching on the mob. Despite Agent Stansfield's best efforts to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni, his wife Maggie, and their children, Belle and Warren can't help resorting to old habits by handling their problems the "family" way. Chaos ensues as their former Mafia cronies try to track...
Scoop

Scoop (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 07/27/2006
The prominent--and recently belated--U.K. journalist Joe Strombel is being mourned by his fellow colleagues. Meanwhile, even as he's frustratedly stuck in limbo, Joe remains committed to pursuing a hot tip, from beyond, on the identity of "the Tarot Card Killer," who's still at-large in London. But how can his legwork get done now that he's dead--the answer is simple: via the very much alive...
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!
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...
Force Majeure

Force Majeure (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 10/23/2014
A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life The anticipated...
ABCs of Death 2

ABCs of Death 2 (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 09/17/2014
Featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film, this anthology is made up of productions spanning from Nigeria to Brazil to the United Kingdom. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet, beginning with the letter A and ending with the letter Z. The directors...
Dir: Lancelot Imasuen
With: N/A
Mule

The Mule (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 11/20/2014
It's 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. Alone and afraid, he makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence. In doing so, he becomes a "human time-bomb," dragging cops, criminals, lawyers and his mother into his impossible escapade. Inspired by true events.
Angriest Man in Brooklyn

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill. Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left...
Big White

The Big White (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 12/15/2005
A destitute Alaskan travel agent with a deranged wife finds the answer to his financial problems in the form of a get rich quick insurance scam involving a frozen body in the dumpster behind his office. Just a few things stand in his way--a determined insurance investigator, an irate sibling and two would be gangsters.
Horns

Horns (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 10/30/2014
A young man who is a suspect in the violent murder of his girlfriend wakes up from a night of heavy drinking to find horns sprouting from his head. Intent on finding his girlfriend's murderer and exacting revenge, he finds the horns have a unique ability to coerce people into doing what he wants.
Life of Crime

Life of Crime (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
Margaret "Mickey" Dawson is a loving, if not naive, housewife whose husband, Frank Dawson, has been embezzling millions for years and keeping the cash in off-shore accounts without her knowledge. Two career criminals, Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie, catch wind of his scam and figure if they hold Mickey for ransom, Frank would have no choice but to pay up a million dollars. Except, what they don't...
Moebius

Moebius (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
A husband. A wife. Their son. The atmosphere at home is ice cold - the husband distracted by an affair with a young woman, the wife sick of her husband's debauchery, and the teenage son indifferent to them both. Overwhelmed with hatred, the wife attempts to remove from the husband the organ driving his desires; thwarted, she instead takes out the violent act on the son and then disappears into the...
Hit By Lightning

Hit By Lightning (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/30/2014
Ricky Miller, the loneliest man in North America, finally meets the perfect woman, Danita, but there's only one catch -- she's married and she wants him to kill her husband. Even though restaurant manager Ricky has never even killed a spider, he agrees to do it, begging his best friend and accountant, Seth to help him. Seth is reluctant to help Ricky "waste a mofo," suspicious of Danita and her...
Maps to the Stars

Maps to the Stars (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/26/2015
Stafford Weiss is an L.A. psychotherapist and life coach who has made his fortune with self-help books promising happiness. His wife Cristina is the overbearing manager of their 13-year-old son, Benjie, a TV star and recent drug rehab grad. Their estranged daughter, Agatha, has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and befriends limo driver and aspiring actor Jerome. Among Stafford's...
Live!

Live! (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
As seen through the lens of a documentary film crew, an ambitious president of programming attempts to produce a highly-controversial reality TV show in which contestants competing for five million dollars play Russian Roulette with loaded guns live on the air.
It's a Wonderful Afterlife

It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 10/07/2010
A woman wants to marry off her overweight daughter before she joins her departed husband in heaven. But her hope begins to fade, as there seems to be no boy willing to marry her daughter. Incensed she kills all the suitors who refused, all of whom return as ghosts to haunt her.
Bernie

Bernie (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 04/26/2012
In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her...