Top 10 Dark Humour Movies To Unburden Your Heavy Heart

Getting a glance at disturbing levels of discomfort, which will give you an adrenaline rush, get ready to dive into some pitch-black comedy filled with fun.

This kind of humor is something that only some get. It’s unique and thus is often prone to unwanted criticism, but who cares because weird is good?

So, if you come into the category of people who laugh at the wrong place and time, scroll down! It’s going to get dark and often quite stupid, but the fun has just begun.

Do Revenge

Do Revenge, starring Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke, is based on a high school drama bringing back the nostalgia of 90s teens where Camila, the famous Drea, is seen living her seemingly perfect life and dating the perfect guy.

Her whole life seems shattered when her narcissistic boyfriend leaks a nude video of her to the entire school. The movie gave a chaotic pleasure when Drea teamed up with Eleanor (played by Maya Hawke) to bring down the people they sincerely hate that ruined their lives.

The second half seems to have quickly fallen flat, where women end up pitted against each other altogether, here Eleanor has turned out to show switches of sarcasm and expressions, giving her character a whole transformation where Drea turns you to be her real enemy leading to destroying their entire madness-driven friendship to hell.

The climax gives a thorough satisfaction proving that it is dangerous to mess with teenage girls because they ultimately get their REVENGE!

Director-Jennifer Kaytin Robbinson

Cast-Maya Hawke, Camila Mendes, Austin Abrams, Sophie Turner, Talia Ryder, Ava Capri

Fargo

The Coen brothers were able to strike a complete mixture of humor and serious consequences. The dialogue usage is desirable and brilliant. The movie is about a Minnesota vehicle salesperson named Jerry Lundegaard, whose well-planned crime fails at a crucial moment due to his and his accomplices’ bungling.

The efficient and persistent cop work of the pregnant cop named Marge Gunderson also plays a vital role in bringing him down. The movie was able to explore the dark side of midwestern society.

The background of crime and murder makes the movie exciting, worth your time, and will keep you glued to your seat.

Director- Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Cast-William Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, and Peter Stormare

Burn After Reading

It is a black comedy detective film authored, assembled, revised, and coached by Joel and Ethan Coen. It tracks a newly unemployed CIA critic named Osbourne Cox, whose absent bios are encountered by a duo of dimwitted gymnasium workers.

When they need to understand the memoirs for ranked government manuscripts and records, they experience a succession of misadventures to benefit from their discovery.

‘Burn after Reading’ Is not the kind of movie you should laugh at for ethical reasons, but it will eventually make you laugh. The acting is masterful. The film cannot be compared to lighter comedies; the sides are dark.

Director- Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Cast- Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, George Clooney, and John Malkovich

I Care A Lot

Well, nobody is a good guy, but everybody is fun. Rosamund Pike (Marla Grayson) has proved “I care a lot” to be the master of her craft. This is something I like in my dark comedies.

Here, Marla Grayson has been legally appointed as the guardian of the older people who either doesn’t have a family or are too old to take care of themselves, but as a snake, she bleeds them dry by sending them to nursing homes and selling all their assets. Marla can be seen being glamorous and monstrous at the same time.

Everything seems to go swiftly until she chooses the wrong golden goose as her next bait, and that is when things start going wrong for her. She might not be a hero, but the dialogue ‘I am a Lioness’ serves her right.

 Director-J Blakeson

Cast-Rosamund Pike, Dianne Wiest , Eiza Gonzalez , Peter Dinklage , Chris Messina

The Witches

A Whimsical Dark Fantasy with a perfectly new creature idea leaves a strong mark on impressionable minds.

Anne Hathaway can be seen here as the Grand High Witch leading a coven of witches looking exceptionally dangerous but is successful in entering into the role of a perfectly fashionable witch with the sole motive of creating a portion that will turn all kids into mice.

The humor hits when the witches learn about a boy who was successful in hearing about their plot and is forced with an overdose of that particular portion which instantly turns him into a mouse. The rest of the story showcases the boy’s dark plots with her grandmother to take down the witches with the same portion.

THE WITCHES is a grim comedy that was successful in attracting supernatural comedy lovers at large. 

Director-Robert Zemeckis

Cast-Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Chris Rock, Stanley Tucci

Spontaneous

”Exploding Teens” well, that’s the premise of Spontaneous. Mara Carlyle and Dylan are seen in their senior year of high school, where the two of them start dating, realizing that we never know how much time we have left.

Spontaneous certainly is dark and gets darker giving doubt to its viewer if it was inspired by covid 19, but the answer is no. Also, since the movie was released in 2020 during the lockdown, it has become a constant reminder of the lives lost during the pandemic.

The darkest humor hits, seeing more of their classmates exploding daily, and the government is testing the students ( students on the verge of becoming test subjects), hoping to find a cure. The movie shows a different point to a teen critic because the teens cannot waste a single breath as death could lurk around the corner.

The movie taps into some real-life trauma and is brutal, proving that life is unpredictable.

Director-Brian Duffield

Cast-Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Hayley Law, Piper Perabo, Laine Mac Neil, Rob Huebel, Yvonne Orji

Don’t Look Up 

A fantastic dark comedy with an unpredictable outcome. The story starts with astrologers trying to warn the world about a comet that will destroy Earth. This movie should have felt fictional, but it’s scary. The cast is impressive and is a primary force in attracting a large audience.

Instead of prioritizing the safety and welfare of its people, the government always cleans up any traces of its hidden conspiracies and schemes. They ultimately disregard the truth they don’t want to hear. Space agencies and experimental technologies are the last hope for the whole world, which gives people no choice but to wait for the worst-case scenario, which will eventually lead to their unforeseeable future. 

DON’T LOOK UP will give you complete entertainment with its all-star cast and vicious humor till the end.

Director-Adam McKay

Cast-Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo Dicaprio, Timothee Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Ariana Grande, Meryl Streep, Mark Rylance, Melanie Lynskey

Heathers 

The movie shows a different turn to high school teenage drama in that the teens have no covers. They are just as bad as they appear. I never thought that a high school drama could go so dark as to show murder. Jason Dean’s sole motive is to create trouble without a cause.

The HEATHERS is not one person or a lady. It’s a group of females with the same first names who love backstabbing and gossip. The movie shows sociopathic violence, which also makes you giggle at some point, and the ending is exceptionally engaging, where Veronica manages to be the movie’s true hero.

HEATHERS has turned out to be a bedrock for all high school dramas and is a must-watch film.

Director-Michael Lehmann

Cast-Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Kim Walker, Lisanne Falk, Shannen Doherty, Carrie Lynn

A Simple Favour

A mysterious dark comedy that nobody was expecting, it will make you laugh at their terrible flaws. The movie proves to be way more than what you expect from it.

The movie starts when Stephanie meets Emily, the drama kicks in when Emily asks Stephanie to pick her son up from school daily and then all of a sudden vanishes in thin air. The movie will make you question the intentions of every character; after all, nobody is innocent.

What makes it dark is that you can feel the character’s essence in the background but cannot see it. The movie is equally fun with multiple reveals and keeps you entertained until the end. Overall it is good dirty fun to keep you company.

 Director- Paul Feig

Cast-Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding, Linda Cardellini, Ava LaFramboise, Joshua Satine, Eric Johnson

The Lobster

This one may not be for Singles, The Lobster is based on a world where according to the law, every person is given 45 days to find a partner, and if they fail to do so, they are turned into animals; nobody can lie and hide from the eyes of the law, this movie will take you on a ride with many bumps.

The movie follows the story of a man named David, played exceptionally by Colin Farrell, whose wife left him for another man; with 45 days in hand, David begins his quest to find a partner, where he meets different types of people, each with a story and puzzling behavior, no one can be trusted.

 The movie gets darker towards the end, with dangers at every corner; every mistake has a significant expense in ways the viewers would not have imagined, so watch out and be careful.

 Director-Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast-Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, John C. Reilly, Ariana Labed

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