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Dark Humor (Movies)

Enjoy these sometimes morbid, always funny films. Perfect for fans of crime and comedy.

The hunt .

After twelve strangers wake up in a clearing, they discover they are the prey of a group of sadistic elitists who hunt people for sport

12 hour shift

It's 1999 and throughout one twelve-hour shift at an Arkansas hospital, a junkie nurse, her scheming cousin, and a group of black market organ-trading criminals start a heist that could lead to their imminent demises

Ready or not

A young bride joins her new husband's rich, eccentric family in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival

Fatman

"To save his declining business, Chris Cringle, also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin, hired by a precocious 12-year-old after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking. 'Tis the season for Fatman to get even

Fargo

A midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong

The big Lebowski

A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife

Death to Smoochy

Venom-laced and the raucous rivalry of scandalized former kid-show host Rainbow Randolph and his squeaky-clean replacement, Sheldon Mopes, a.k.a. Smoochy the Rhino. Randolph is insanely obsessed with getting his job back, but Smoochy's a smash, and their war for kid-vid supremacy places a jaded "KidNet" producer in the middle of a Rainbow/Rhino smackdown

World's greatest dad

Lance Clayton once dreamed of a career as a rich and famous writer. He has only managed to be a single dad and high school poetry teacher. His son is a jerk who won't give him the time of day, and his girlfriend won't acknowledge publicly that they are dating. A freak accident provides Lance his worst tragedy, and greatest opportunity at fame, fortune, and popularity. But can he live with the knowledge of how he got there?

Kiss kiss bang bang

While fleeing from the cops, small time hood Harry Lockhart stumbles into an acting audition. He does so well he gets to go to Hollywood. While there, Harry pursues a girl he loved in high school and ends up geting caught up in twisted murder mystery. His only chance of getting out alive is a private detective named Gay Perry, who also works as a consultant for movies

Death at a funeral

Daniel is a decent young man who is married to Jane. They live at his father's home. When his father dies, it his up to him to organize his funeral. On the morning of the funeral, with a suitably grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father's friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such a circumstance will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work; his famous, but selfish brother has returned from the USA; his cousin's fiancé has accidentally ingested drugs; a man takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart, or rather the body, of a woman who is about to marry another; a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know

Grosse pointe blank

A comedy about a hit man, a high school reunion, and the girl he left behind

Drop dead gorgeous

The Sarah Rose Princess America Pageant is a beauty contest to die for. And that's exactly what the contestants in Mount Rose, Minnesota are doing. Ever since the vivacious but vicious former beauty queen, Gladys, has been pushing her charm-challenged daughter, Rebecca, to win at all costs, the competition has been dropping like flies

I, Tonya

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises up the ranks at the US Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is, until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Based on the beloved, best selling book by Roald Dahl

O brother, where art thou?

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts-- escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi-- and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood

Arsenic and old lace

A young man is shocked when he learns his aunts like to serve men elderberry wine spiked with arsenic, and then bury their bodies in the cellar

Bad Santa

Willie is a thief who teams up with his dwarf friend Marcus, for a very special Christmas scam. Willie gets a job as Santa Claus at a shopping mall, Marcus tags along as an elf, and they use their employee status to rob stores blind just before Christmas. But Willie is a bitter and foul-mouthed alcoholic who doesn't care much for kids. A mall's manager is certain something's wrong, so he asks the chief of security to check out Willie. Meanwhile, one of the kids Willie is forced to talk to becomes a regular customer

The little shop of horrors

Seymour's exotic plant has an insatiable appetite only for blood and flesh. As the ruthless plant grows larger and larger with each feeding, so do Seymour's affections for shop girl, Audrey

In Bruges

Hit men Ray and Ken have been ordered to cool their heels in the storybook city of Bruges (it's in Belgium) after finishing a big job. But since hit men make the worst tourists, they soon find themselves in a life-and-death struggle of comic proportions against one very angry crime boss

Throw momma from the train

A student tries to convince his writing professor to exchange murders - he'll murder his teacher's wife, and the prof will murder his students mom

The big white : and, Fifty pills

The big white (2005, 105 min.): On the brink of bankruptcy, Alaska travel agent Paul Barnell cooks up a scheme to pass off a dead body as his long-lost brother, Raymond, to collect his million-dollar life insurance policy. Unfortunately, the ambitious insurance investigator isn't buying the scam, the hit men responsible for the body want it back and Raymond shows up demanding a piece of the action

The ladykillers

Marva Munson is a spry, elderly woman who is looking for a tenant for the spare room in her house. Goldthwait H. Dorr moves in and gains Munson's permission to use the basement for rehearsals with his "medieval music ensemble." Dorr is masterminding the robbery of a riverboat casino, and the fellow musicians in his ensemble are actually the crew he's assembled to pull off the job. Despite their best efforts, Munson finds out about their scheme and Dorr decides the best solution is to silence her permanently

Serial mom

Beverly Sutphin, seemingly the perfect suburban homemaker, is driven to murder by the everyday annoyances in her neighborhood

The ice harvest

It's Christmas Eve in icebound Wichita, Kansas, and this year Charlie Arglist just might have something to celebrate. Charlie is an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, along with his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavanaugh, the two have just successfully embezzled $2 million from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard. But the real prize for Charlie is the stunning Renata, who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie hopes to slip out of town with Renata. But as daylight fades and an ice storm whirls, everyone from Charlie's drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie's Christmas stocking

Thin ice

Mickey Prohaska is a small-time insurance agent looking for one big score to get him out of frigid Wisconsin. But Mickey's clever con spirals out of control when an unstable locksmith turns the tables and raises the stake higher than he ever imagined

Small apartments

A man is surrounded by strange events and odd neighbors in this adaptation of Chris Millis' novel. When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother and a crew of misfit characters, force him on a journey where a fortune awaits him

Novocaine

A prosperous dentist has his well-ordered existence thrown into turmoil when an alluring new patient draws him into the seedy underworld of sex, drugs and murder

Masterminds

A night guard at a car company organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history for seventeen million. Only problem is he hands the money over to a group of double crossers and is set up to take the fall

Game night

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery

Bernie

In Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede is one of the town's most beloved residents. He sings in the church choir and is always willing to lend a helping hand. He befriends an affluent widow, and she soon becomes dependent on Bernie. Later it is reported that Marjorie Nugent has been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede is charged with the murder

Killers anonymous

Tensions mount at a support group for killers, as the members of the group try to solve the mystery behind which one of them is responsible for the assassination attempt on a U.S. senator that has the police in the city on high alert. But things are not what they seem, and when new facts are discovered, secret partnerships and betrayals appear as the session blasts into violence and pandemonium, forcing the killers to kill or be killed!

Kill me three times

When an assassin is hired to kill a woman he soon discovers he isn't the only one planning to kill her
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