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Black Humour

"Black comedy...also known as 'black humour' or 'dark comedy', is a sub-genre of comedy and satire where topics and events that are usually treated seriously – death, mass murder, sickness, madness, terror, drug abuse, rape, war etc - are treated in a humorous or satirical manner." - Wikipedia Good Stuff! Alice's dark comedy delights await below.

Fargo (1996)

8.1/10
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: Peter Stormare, William H Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Frances McDormand

A lovingly mocking tale of a kidnapping scheme that goes horribly wrong in the snow-clad Mid-West. A pregnant Sheriff (Oscar-winning Frances McDormand... Read more

Dead Man (1995)

7.7/10
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, John Hurt, Lance Henriksen, Michael Win...

A one-of-a-kind stylish western written by director Jim Jarmusch, about a city accountant (Johnny Depp) who heads off to the wild west for job. When... Read more

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 (2000)

8.7/10
Starring: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

He's got it all, a loving wife, good friends, a successful career, a good home... What could go wrong for Larry David? "Curb Your Enthusiasm" stars "S... Read more

Pulp Fiction (1994)

8.9/10
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Pl...

An audacious crime thriller that won 'Best Picture' at the Cannes Film Festival and is one exhilarating ride from start to finish. John Travolta and S... Read more

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

8.7/10
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, W...

The first movie since Frank Capra's It Happened One Night to sweep the big five Oscars (director, screenplay, actor, actress, film), Cuckoo's Nest rem... Read more

101 Reykjavik (2000)

6.9/10
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Starring: Victoria Abril, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Hanna Maria Karlsdottir, Baltasar Kormaku...

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. Set a... Read more

Deadwood: Season 1 (2004)

8.7/10
Director: Walter Hill, Daniel Minahan, Davis Guggenheim, Michael Engler, Ed Bianchi, Steve Shill
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, John Hawke...

"Welcome to Deadwood... a hell of a place to make your fortune" - the words that serve as a greeting for saddle-weary former lawman Seth Bullock (Timo... Read more

The Princess Bride (1987)

8.1/10
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Wal...

A very special, engaging fairy-tale comedy which mixes romance, magic and swashbuckling action as told to a young boy by his grandfather (Peter Falk).... Read more

The Big Lebowski (1998)

8.1/10
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: David Huddleston, Peter Stormare, Steve Buscemi, Sam Elliott, Philip Seymour Hof...

A comedy about kidnapping, nihilism, the Gulf War and bowling, courtesy of Joel and Ethan Coen. Jeff Bridges plays Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, a middle-... Read more

The Sopranos: Season 4 (2002)

9.2/10
Director: Alan Taylor, Daniel Attias, Steve Buscemi, John Patterson, Allen Coulter, Tim Van Patten, Henry J Bronchtein, Jack Bender, James Hayman
Starring: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chiane...

It's tough times in Jersey for Tony Soprano. The sluggish economy hasn't been good for the family business. His wife Carmela is angling for more finan... Read more