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Good Black Comedies?


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#1 of 77 JessV

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Posted March 20 2002 - 04:39 PM

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?

#2 of 77 brian a

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Posted March 20 2002 - 04:53 PM

Friday. (Couldn't resist)

#3 of 77 Damin J Toell

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Posted March 20 2002 - 06:20 PM

American Psycho.

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#4 of 77 Larry Seno Jr.

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Posted March 20 2002 - 06:34 PM

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).

#5 of 77 Oliver Kopp

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Posted March 20 2002 - 07:08 PM

Snatch

#6 of 77 Brian W.

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Posted March 20 2002 - 07:17 PM

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)

#7 of 77 Marty Lockstead

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Posted March 20 2002 - 07:47 PM

I would classify NURSE BETTY in this category for sure. An under-rated film IMO and a great dvd to boot.Posted Image
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#8 of 77 Brad_V

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Posted March 20 2002 - 09:24 PM

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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Posted March 20 2002 - 09:30 PM

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#10 of 77 Anders Englund

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Posted March 20 2002 - 10:45 PM

Heathers
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#11 of 77 David Echo

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Posted March 20 2002 - 11:02 PM

After Hours.
"There is metal in my path. Metal boiled in cauldrons and mixed by computers. Metal stamped into shape by clanking machines.

There is metal in my hands.

Metal made soft by fire - - folded and flattened by a hundred thousand hammer blows - - folded, flattened, patiently, lovingly, endlessly . ....

#12 of 77 Zane Charron

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Posted March 21 2002 - 12:09 AM

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 of 77 John Stone

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Posted March 21 2002 - 12:21 AM

Some of my favorites:

Freeway
Go
The War Of The Roses
To Die For
Welcome To The Dollhouse
Election
Fargo

#14 of 77 Peter Apruzzese

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Posted March 21 2002 - 12:50 AM

Dr. Strangelove
The Loved One

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#15 of 77 Chuck L

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Posted March 21 2002 - 01:12 AM

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...)

#16 of 77 Todd Terwilliger

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Posted March 21 2002 - 01:29 AM

Man Bites Dog, Harold & Maude, Your Friends & Neighbors...
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Hey kid you got no class. Hit the bums, kid. Run like the devil. Get a tin can and take up mooching. Knock on back doors for a nickel.
Tell them your story. Make 'em weep. You could have been a meat-eater, kid. But you didn't listen to me when I laid it down.
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#17 of 77 Gabe D

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Posted March 21 2002 - 01:37 AM

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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.

I disagree. It pushed it, and the results were hilarious. It's not dark humor, it's black humor.

#18 of 77 Dave_P.

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Posted March 21 2002 - 01:37 AM

Grosse Pointe Blank

#19 of 77 MichaelPe

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Posted March 21 2002 - 04:07 AM

Anything by Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Storytelling).

#20 of 77 Ken_McAlinden

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Posted March 21 2002 - 04:20 AM

"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.

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