Dark comedy

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1. Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

38 Metascore

After his ninth unsuccessful attempt on his own life, a young man outsources his suicide to an ageing assassin. "If you're serious about ending it, you need professional help"

Director: Tom Edmunds | Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard, Marion Bailey, Freya Mavor

Votes: 3,340

2. Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

A strait-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.

Directors: Geoff Moore, David Posamentier | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Fonda

Votes: 13,471 | Gross: $0.07M

3. RocknRolla (2008)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

53 Metascore

In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Thandie Newton

Votes: 221,310 | Gross: $5.69M

4. The Darwin Awards (2006)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

To investigate bizarre insurance claims that transpired in either accidents, death or both, a former cop and an insurance investigator travel throughout the country to look at the cases up close.

Director: Finn Taylor | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, David Arquette, Ty Burrell

Votes: 9,479

5. Year of the Dog (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

Director: Mike White | Stars: Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard, Laura Dern

Votes: 5,861 | Gross: $1.54M

6. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

62 Metascore

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

Director: Goran Dukic | Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, Will Arnett

Votes: 51,410 | Gross: $0.32M

7. Big Nothing (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A frustrated, unemployed professor joins forces with a scammer and a friend of his in a blackmailing scheme.

Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea | Stars: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Jon Polito

Votes: 28,499

8. Delirious (2006)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

An offbeat drama focused on a homeless youth, a pop music siren and a member of the paparazzi.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon

Votes: 5,680 | Gross: $0.09M

9. The Ice Harvest (2005)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen, Lara Phillips

Votes: 22,392 | Gross: $8.82M

10. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

72 Metascore

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 203,799 | Gross: $4.24M

11. Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic ... See full summary »

Director: Trace Slobotkin | Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Justin Urich, Lisa Loeb, Rick Overton

Votes: 706

12. Employee of the Month (2004)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

It just isn't David's day. First he gets fired at the bank, then his fiancee breaks up and throws him out of the house. The bank gets robbed and he gets shot. Twists follow.

Director: Mitch Rouse | Stars: Matt Dillon, Steve Zahn, Christina Applegate, Andrea Bendewald

Votes: 9,165

13. Intermission (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson

Votes: 14,689 | Gross: $0.90M

14. Big Trouble (2002)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

47 Metascore

The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children, intersect with humorous and dangerous results.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 19,158 | Gross: $7.26M

15. Chain of Fools (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

Salma Hayek plays an avid detective assigned to the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.

Directors: Pontus Löwenhielm, Patrick von Krusenstjerna | Stars: Steve Zahn, Salma Hayek, Jeff Goldblum, Elijah Wood

Votes: 3,773

16. Cold Pursuit (2019)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film 'In Order of Disappearance'.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, Michael Eklund

Votes: 35,547 | Gross: $32.14M

17. Surveillance (I) (2008)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

31 Metascore

Two FBI agents attempt to clarify the murders occurring in a desolate region. They approach the witnesses of the latest incident with the help of the local police. All of them hide something and all have wildly different stories to tell.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Pell James, Caroline Aaron

Votes: 16,228 | Gross: $0.03M

18. The Baker (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller

A hit man has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village.

Director: Gareth Lewis | Stars: Damian Lewis, Kate Ashfield, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Dyfan Dwyfor

Votes: 3,324

19. Grand Theft Parsons (2003)

PG-13 | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant... See full summary »

Director: David Caffrey | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate, Marley Shelton, Jamie McShane

Votes: 3,218

20. A Simple Plan (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Brent Briscoe

Votes: 58,809 | Gross: $16.31M

21. Happiness (1998)

Unrated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

Votes: 63,026 | Gross: $2.81M

22. Kill Me Three Times (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

30 Metascore

Professional hit-man Charlie Wolfe finds himself in three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge after a botched contract assignment.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth

Votes: 18,384 | Gross: $0.02M

23. Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

38 Metascore

After his ninth unsuccessful attempt on his own life, a young man outsources his suicide to an ageing assassin. "If you're serious about ending it, you need professional help"

Director: Tom Edmunds | Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard, Marion Bailey, Freya Mavor

Votes: 3,340

24. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Votes: 107,494 | Gross: $6.22M

25. Wild Target (2010)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett

Votes: 34,098 | Gross: $0.12M

26. God Bless America (2011)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

56 Metascore

On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Melinda Page Hamilton

Votes: 66,132 | Gross: $0.12M

27. Filth (I) (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own inner demons.

Director: Jon S. Baird | Stars: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots

Votes: 94,375 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Choke (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

Director: Clark Gregg | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Kathryn Alexander

Votes: 30,572 | Gross: $2.93M

29. Stockholm (I) (2018)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 4,148 | Gross: $0.30M

30. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni

Votes: 112,539 | Gross: $4.01M

31. Anna (VII) (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A man with the ability to enter people's memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.

Director: Jorge Dorado | Stars: Mark Strong, Taissa Farmiga, Brian Cox, Saskia Reeves

Votes: 19,976 | Gross: $0.00M

32. The Ref (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Votes: 22,115 | Gross: $11.44M



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