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7 of the best dark comedy films that you must watch, especially for open minded people!

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Who here likes to watch movies? Everyone has their own favorite genre. Starting from drama, action, horror, comedy, and others.

Of the many popular genres in the world, there is one genre that is a bit different than usual, namely Dark Comedy.

Even though it has comedic elements, this type of film will not make you laugh out loud, gang. Curious about the best dark comedy films? Read on for the following Jaka article, OK!

7 Best Dark Comedy Movies You Must Watch

Dark Comedy or so-called black comedy is a comedy genre that discusses things that are taboo to joke about.

Dark comedy raises a theme that is considered offensive, such as murder, rape, suicide, war, and others wrapped in comedy.

So, not everyone can accept dark comedy, gang. Even so, there are many special messages that intend to satirize the reality or deviations that occur.

Only "special" people can understand the meaning of the dark comedy that is delivered.

If you are sure that you will understand the meaning behind the comedy in the following films, here it is 7 of the best dark comedy films which you must watch.

1. Fargo (1996)

Fargo tells the story of a man who asks a criminal and his friend to kidnap his wife in order to ransom his rich father-in-law.

This resulted in the death of 2 innocent people accidentally. A pregnant policewoman is assigned to solve the case.

Fargo saves a lot of dark and dark comedy so you will laugh bitterly when watching it. Oh yes, this film is based on a true story, you know.

Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.1 (565,809)
Duration1 hour 38 minutes
GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller
Release DateApril 5, 1996
DirectorJoel Coen, Ethan Coen
PlayerWilliam H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi

2. American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho tell stories Paul Bateman, a young and successful investor who has a perfect life. Even so, he always felt dissatisfied.

In his spare time, he is a serial killer. Paul will not hesitate to kill people who seem better or more successful than him.

This film satirizes the rich people whose only job is to show off their wealth and are never satisfied with what they have. Wrapped in a thin comedy, this film will entertain you, gang.

InformationAmerican Psycho
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)7.6 (435,130)
Duration1 hour 41 minutes
GenreCrime, Drama
Release DateApril 14, 2000
DirectorMary Harron
PlayerChristian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas

3. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Dr. Strangelove satirizing the cold war situation & arms race that happened in the era of the Soviet Union. Dr. Strangelove himself was an eccentric German scientist who used a wheelchair.

The United States Air Force Command (USAF) ordered its troops to attack Soviet territory for no apparent reason.

The US president and other military leaders tried to prevent this so that there would be no 3rd world war. This film is really good and will entertain you with its unusual humor.

InformationDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.4 (418,121)
Duration1 hour 35 minutes
Release DateJanuary 29, 1964
DirectorStanley Kubrick
PlayerPeter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

4. Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club tells the story of an office worker with a gloomy life. One day, he met Tyler Durden, an eccentric soap salesman.

The two founded fight club, an underground fighting club that managed to attract a large crowd. However, the man discovers strange things about Tyler and the club.

This film has a really gokil plot twist. In addition, this film is considered as one of the best films of all time.

InformationFight Club
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.8 (1,693,237)
Duration2 hours 19 minutes
Release DateOctober 15, 1999
DirectorDavid Fincher
PlayerBrad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf

5. Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction has a parallel and non-linear storyline. You will be presented with a lot of main characters who in time will meet each other.

This film has an unpredictable plot. You won't find clichés that usually happen in other general films here, gang.

If you are looking for a gangster film filled with cool shooting scenes, Pulp Fiction is not the film you are looking for.

On the other hand, this film offers a strange, funny, and unusual perspective.

InformationPulp Fiction
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.8 (1,693,237)
Duration2 hours 34 minutes
GenreCrime, Drama
Release DateOctober 14, 1994
DirectorQuentin Tarantino
PlayerJohn Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

6. Burn After Reading (2008)

Burn After Reading has a rather complex story and characters. Starting from a CIA analyst named Cox who was fired from his job for drinking.

Cox's wife, Katie, has an affair with a man named Harry.

They both try to drain Cox's wealth by copying Cox's secret data and then selling it to someone who is willing to pay a high price.

Unfortunately, the data was left in the gym locker and found by Chad and Linda. They both try to blackmail Cox who has the data.

This film will make you laugh with the actors' acting, gang. It's a must watch!

InformationBurn After Reading
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)7.0 (289,209)
Duration1 hour 36 minutes
GenreComedy, Crime, Drama
Release Date12 September 2008
DirectorEthan Coen, Joel Coen
PlayerBrad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney

7. The Big Lebowski (1998)

Finally, there's a movie The Big Lebowski which was also directed by the Coen brothers. This film tells about Jeff Lebowski, an unemployed man who was beaten by many people for mistaking him.

The man beat Jeff because he had the same name as a rich man who had a lot of debt. Jeff did not accept it and wanted to ask for compensation from Jeff, who was rich.

This film will make you laugh out loud, gang. Moreover, the acting of the players is very comical and very natural.

InformationThe Big Lebowski
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.1 (668,268)
Duration1 hour 57 minutes
GenreComedy, Crime
Release DateMarch 6, 1998
DirectorEthan Coen, Joel Coen
PlayerJeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

Thus Jaka's article about 7 films with the best dark comedy themes that you must watch. Hopefully this Jaka recommendation can entertain you, gang.

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