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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
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...

100 Mile Rule (2001)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 11/29/2001
Bobby, one of three Detroit salesmen on a business trip to Los Angeles, isn't looking to abide by the rule his co-workers so fondly believe in: if you're at least 100 miles away from home, you're free to do whatever with whomever. But in this film of comedy and suspenseful surprises, Bobby finds himself on a roller-coaster ride of guilt, peer pressure, and haunting secrets.
101 Reykjavik

101 Reykjavik (2001)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 07/24/2001
A young man's sexual impulses go haywire when he discovers that the woman he has just been to bed with happens to be his mother's lesbian lover and may be carrying his child. Living on social security in the protected environment of his mother's home, Hlynur has never felt the urge to venture beyond the confines of his microcosmic world: 101 Reykjavik. Determined to resist adulthood at all costs...
12 and Holding

12 and Holding (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 05/18/2006
In the suburbs, three close knit 12-year-olds--introverted Jacob, precocious Malee, and vulnerable Leonard--start down the path of self-discovery and begin to distinguish their own voices from those of their parents. Sparked by the tragic death of Jacob's twin brother, the trio band together as they grapple with feelings of revenge, the burden of grief and the indelible experiences of growing up...

12 in a Box (2009)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 08/06/2009
One stately home, two corpses and 12 million cash. They were only 96 hours away from collecting a fortune. It was as simple as that. Then someone dropped dead and things started to get a bit more complicated. At a school reunion dinner in a remote country mansion, a dozen people are offered the chance to collect a million pounds each. The only catch is that they must all remain on the estate - cut...

13: Game of Death (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/04/2006
A naive man is dragged into a gruesome reality show with an audience he cannot see. Winning takes guts and questionable morals.

14 Ways to Wear Lipstick (1997)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 11/29/1997
Carlo works for a loan shark, and spends his days listening to people's lies about why they can't pay him. He, too, has become a liar, as he cannot tell his wife that he is no longer in love with her. She is aware that something is wrong, but a mysterious series of events begin to change her feelings about Carlo too. Noticing the change, he begins to want her again, but things cannot go back to...
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.

3 Chinesen Mit Dem Kontrabass (2000)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 11/29/2000
Paul, an up and coming architect, has just landed a big job with his colleague Rieke. He wants to party. But Paul's girlfriend Gabi disagrees with this idea and they start quarrelling. Paul decides to celebrate with Rieke and his best friend Max, a burly, quiet physician. Paul drinks too much and loses track of what happens that night. Meanwhile Gabi meets her lover Heribert, who is also her boss...

5 Logner (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/16/2007
Ulrik is dreaming of becoming a stand-up comedian; a handicapped girl named Kristin is in love with Alexander, but does not dare tell him; Erna is to be deported from the country because she is a "consumed" mail order bride from Eastern Europe--but maybe there is hope for these peculiar outsiders.
8 1/2 Women

8 1/2 Women (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 05/25/2000
Philip Emmenthal, a wealthy businessman, and his son, Storey, are two very different men whose shared grief inspires them to embark on an elaborate sexual odyssey. When Storey takes his father to see Federico Fellini's masterpiece, "8 1/2," the sight of so many magnificent women prompts them to create their own private bordello on their Geneva estate. While enthusiastically dedicating themselves...
800 Bullets

800 Bullets (2004)

Rated: None Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 10/28/2004
Carlos, a fiesty boy fueled by seeing pictures of his dead father, takes off to Almeria, Spain to seek out his flaky grandfather and learn the truth behind his days as a spaghetti Western stunt performer.