Good Black Comedies?

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  1. JessV

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    I really like black comedies (like House of Yes , To Die For, Fight Club, and The Opposite of Sex. They don't really seem to make many of them. Can any of y'all recommend some good ones?
     
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    Friday. (Couldn't resist)
     
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  4. Larry Seno Jr.

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    Is Players Club a black comedy? I mean literally, obviously it stars black people, but I dont know that it was intentionally a comedy, yet it's good.

    What about Rushmore? Bottle Rocket? (I do NOT recommend The Royal Tenenbaums, it was NOT funny).
     
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    Just off the top of my head:

    The King of Comedy

    Dr. Strangelove

    Fargo

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (children's film or not, musical or not, it is definitely a black comedy)
     
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    I would classify NURSE BETTY in this category for sure. An under-rated film IMO and a great dvd to boot.[​IMG]
     
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    Man Bites Dog. I think it was a comedy. Sort of. I remember it being different.

    Living in Oblivion. Steve Buscemi. Really liked that one.
     
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    Penn and Teller Get Killed. Yes, I'm serious. What are you all looking at? [​IMG]
     
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    Heathers
     
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    After Hours.
     
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    If you want to see what happens when black comedy goes bad, check out 'Very Bad Things'. There's a line with dark humor and it crossed it.
     
  13. John Stone

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    Some of my favorites:

    Freeway

    Go

    The War Of The Roses

    To Die For

    Welcome To The Dollhouse

    Election

    Fargo
     
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  15. Chuck L

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    Two that I haven't seen on the list so far are:

    Last Supper

    Faithful (not near as bad as what it was made out to be, in fact I think that it has some clever things to say about relationships...plus Cher's makeover at the end is so worth it...)
     
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    Man Bites Dog, Harold & Maude, Your Friends & Neighbors...
     
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    Grosse Pointe Blank
     
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    Anything by Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Storytelling).
     
  20. Ken_McAlinden

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    "The Ruling Class" is class satire served without a hint of cream or sugar. "How to get Ahead in Advertising" certainly qualifies. IMHO, "Heathers" is the most brilliant black comedy of the last twenty years.

    Regards,
     

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