Top 10 Dark Humor / Black Comedies on Netflix - April 2011

Just about everyone loves comedies, but not everyone's a fan of dark comedies. I think it's because, for the most part, a large portion of the population that watches movies doesn't seem to "get" it.

In my experience, dark humor is based around the idea of extreme subtlety, and in order to catch subtlety, you've got to be pretty smart. Now, I'm not saying that most people who watch movies aren't smart, but, well, yeah I am.

It's too bad that the cinema is flooded with ridiculous movies like "[Adjective] Movie," because all it does is lead to a recursive loop, where the dumb get dumber, because of course with high ticket sales, there's a continued market for the niche.

But anyway - here's our current list of the greatest movies available on Netflix streaming, which are classified as "dark humor."


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

now we're talking! too bad american beauty isnt on streaming.

dark comedies FTW.

BTW what do people think about "Very Bad things"? its usually mixed.

odoyle

Jeremy said...

Very bad things was the epitome of dark comedies. Great flick. I managed a movie theater at the time when that movie came out and I described it as a step WAY beyond your usual dark comedy.

I think this is a fairly comprehensive list of dark comedies.

Anonymous said...

I assume you are using the contemporary definition of a comedy... a movie played for laughs. There was nothing funny about Big Fan.

Anonymous said...

The list is for dark comedies, a different genre imo. Big Fan is listed under comedy on Netflix.

Anonymous said...

Sidney Lumet's Network has to be in this list, if not #1.

bizort said...

World's Greatest Dad needs to be on that list. One of the best dark comedies I've ever seen

Anonymous said...

World's Greatest Dad was definitely good. The Men Who Stare at Goats, though? Good god that movie was deplorable.

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