Top Dark Humor & Black Comedies movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Burn After Reading on DVD Burn After Reading
Synopsis
In this darkly comic farce, an ousted CIA official loses his penned memoir to a pair of moronic gym employees who use it to try and turn a profit. Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand co-star in this irreverent tale of poorly executed espionage.
Cast
Cast
George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, J.K. Simmons
Director
Director
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Spoofs and Satire
Rent Stranger than Fiction on DVD Stranger than Fiction
Synopsis
As best-selling novelist Kay Eiffel struggles with how to kill off her main character, IRS auditor Harold Crick begins hearing her voice in his head and slowly realizes that he must stop his own death.
Cast
Cast
Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Hale, Tom Hulce, Linda Hunt
Director
Director
Marc Forster
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Romantic Comedies
Rent The Break-Up on DVD The Break-Up
Synopsis
Cohabitating couple Gary (Vince Vaughn) and Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) find their once-blissful romance on the rocks when petty spats about lemons and dirty dishes mushroom into an all-out battle for custody of their upscale Chicago condo. An escalating argument ensues as Gary and Brooke continue to live under the same roof, all while cooking up schemes to drive each other off the premises. Judy Davis co-stars as Brooke's diva boss.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Justin Long, Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams, Cole Hauser, Peter Billingsley, Geoff Stults, Judy Davis, Ann-Margret
Director
Director
Peyton Reed
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent Duplicity on DVD Duplicity
Synopsis
Julia Roberts and Clive Owen co-star in this curveball-throwing thriller as a pair of romantically involved corporate operatives who are entangled in a bitter rivalry between two mammoth pharmaceutical companies. Paul Giamatti and Tom Wilkinson convincingly round out the heavyweight cast as warring big pharma CEOs in this intriguing espionage effort from writer-director Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton).
Cast
Cast
Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti, Dan Daily, Lisa Roberts, David Shumbris, Rick Worthy, Oleg Stefan, Denis O'Hare
Director
Director
Tony Gilroy
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Espionage Thrillers, Erotic Thrillers, Heist Films, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Funny People on DVD Funny People
Synopsis
Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities -- with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Cast
Cast
Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, RZA
Director
Director
Judd Apatow
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Late Night Comedies
Rent The Informant! on DVD The Informant!
Synopsis
While gathering evidence against his institutional employer to help the FBI build a price-fixing conspiracy case, affable agribusiness executive Mark Whitacre begins to piece together a fantasy world of his own.
Cast
Cast
Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas F. Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Tony Hale, Eddie Jemison, Paul F. Tompkins, Tom Papa
Director
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Horrible Bosses on DVD Horrible Bosses
Synopsis
Disgruntled buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale can't leave their miserable jobs, so they cook up a creative strategy for eliminating their micromanaging and maniacal employers instead. Peculiar advice from a con artist sets the scheme in motion.
Cast
Cast
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Julie Bowen, Donald Sutherland, Lindsay Sloane
Director
Director
Seth Gordon
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent Kick-Ass on DVD Kick-Ass
Synopsis
Inspired by comic books, high school student Dave Lizewski transforms himself into a masked crime-fighter and becomes an Internet sensation. Soon, Dave's antics inspire a wave of would-be heroes to don costumes and live out their superhero dreams.
Cast
Cast
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Omari Hardwick, Xander Berkeley, Michael Rispoli, Clark Duke, Lyndsy Fonseca
Director
Director
Matthew Vaughn
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Comic Books and Superheroes, Action Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Dinner for Schmucks on DVD Dinner for Schmucks
Synopsis
A rising executive's boss hosts a dinner party where he invites his friends to bring along the saddest, most pathetic loser they can find. But when the ultimate schmuck arrives, his actions somehow turn everyone else into the losers.
Cast
Cast
Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, Stephanie Szostak, Lucy Punch, Bruce Greenwood, David Walliams, Ron Livingston, Larry Wilmore
Director
Director
Jay Roach
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Sunshine Cleaning on DVD Sunshine Cleaning
Synopsis
Financially on shaky ground yet determined to send her son to a top private school, Rose Lorkowski teams up with her unreliable sister, Norah, to start a new company that specializes in biohazard removal and crime scene cleanup.
Cast
Cast
Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Clifton Collins Jr., Eric Christian Olsen, Paul Dooley, Kevin Chapman
Director
Director
Christine Jeffs
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies
Rent Bad Teacher on DVD Bad Teacher
Synopsis
Cameron Diaz stars as Elizabeth Halsey, a scheming and coarse-tongued middle school teacher who gets dumped by her wealthy boyfriend and rebounds by sinking her claws into a handsome substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake).
Cast
Cast
Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins, Dave Allen, Jillian Armenante, Matthew J. Evans
Director
Director
Jake Kasdan
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent In Bruges on DVD In Bruges
Synopsis
After a job goes tragically wrong in London, hit men Ray and Ken are ordered to lay low at a bed-and-breakfast in Bruges, Belgium, until their boss phones with further instructions. But when he calls, Ken doesn't like the assignment.
Cast
Cast
Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy , Jérémie Renier, Thekla Reuten, Jordan Prentice, Zeljko Ivanek, Theo Stevenson
Director
Director
Martin McDonagh
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Action Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent Lars and the Real Girl on DVD Lars and the Real Girl
Synopsis
When a delusional loner buys a life-sized sex doll over the Internet, promptly falls in love with her and starts telling people that she's his girlfriend, his brother and sister-in-law decide it's time to intervene.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson, R.D. Reid, Kelli Garner, Nancy Beatty
Director
Director
Craig Gillespie
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Romance, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Romantic Comedies
Rent Zombieland on DVD Zombieland
Synopsis
Looking to survive in a world taken over by zombies, a dorky college student teams with an urban roughneck and two grifter sisters. But after making their way to an allegedly safe Los Angeles amusement park, the quartet learns that no place is safe.
Cast
Cast
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard, Bill Murray, Derek Graf
Director
Director
Ruben Fleischer
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Zombies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Halloween
Rent Volver on DVD Volver
Synopsis
In acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's engaging fantasy, a woman revisits her hometown in the La Mancha region of Spain -- in spectral form -- to resolve problems that she couldn't settle during her lifetime.
Cast
Cast
Penélope Cruz, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Carmen Maura, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Leandro Rivera
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Spanish Language, Spain
Rent Office Space on DVD Office Space
Synopsis
In a comedy that jabs at corporate life, Peter conspires with his cubicle cohorts to embezzle money from their soulless employer. With help and hindrance from his peers, including quotable nerd Milton, Peter might find his sanity and his revenge.
Cast
Cast
Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Diedrich Bader, Stephen Root, Gary Cole, Richard Riehle, Alexandra Wentworth, Joe Bays, John C. McGinley, Paul Willson, Kinna McInroe, Todd Duffey, Greg Pitts
Director
Director
Mike Judge
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Secretary on DVD Secretary
Synopsis
Recently released from a mental hospital, a young woman who cuts herself gets a job working as a secretary for an egotistical attorney, and the two forge a unique relationship charged with sadomasochism.
Cast
Cast
James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen McHattie, Patrick Bauchau, Amy Locane, Oz Perkins, Jessica Tuck, Michael Mantell
Director
Director
Steven Shainberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Steamy Romance, Indie Romance, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies
Rent Ted on DVD Ted
Synopsis
John Bennett's constant companion, Ted -- a hard-partying, foul-mouthed teddy bear who came to life when John was a kid -- threatens to derail his belated attempts to enter adulthood and marry his girlfriend.
Cast
Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton, Matt Walsh, Jessica Barth, Aedin Mincks, Bill Smitrovich
Director
Director
Seth MacFarlane
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Late Night Comedies, Blockbusters, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Smokin' Aces on DVD Smokin' Aces
Synopsis
After a sleazy Las Vegas magician agrees to testify against the mob, he embarks on one last hurrah in Lake Tahoe before entering protective custody. But can just one FBI agent keep him safe from a slew of would-be assassins?
Cast
Cast
Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Berg, Jason Bateman, Common, Martin Henderson, Chris Pine, Kevin Durand
Director
Director
Joe Carnahan
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Mobster, Crime Action, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent RocknRolla on DVD RocknRolla
Synopsis
A likeable gang of thieves in London's underworld set out to nab millions when they are clued in to a mobster's real estate deal. But the boys get tangled up with a powerful crime boss, a drug-addicted rock star and two impenetrable Russian guards.
Cast
Cast
Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Toby Kebbell, Jeremy Piven, Ludacris, Karel Roden
Director
Director
Guy Ritchie
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Mobster, Action Thrillers, United Kingdom
Rent The Big Lebowski on DVD The Big Lebowski
Synopsis
Slacker Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski gets involved in a gargantuan mess of events when he's mistaken for another man named Lebowski, whose wife has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. All the while, the Dude's friend, Walter, stirs the pot.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid, Philip Moon, Mark Pellegrino, Peter Stormare, Flea, Torsten Voges, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jack Kehler, John Turturro, James G. Hoosier, Richard Gant, Christian Clemenson, David Thewlis, Peter Siragusa, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara, Jon Polito
Director
Director
Joel Coen
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Matchstick Men on DVD Matchstick Men
Synopsis
When Roy Waller, a professional con man struggling with an obsessive-compulsive disorder, meets the daughter he never knew he had, he inadvertently jeopardizes his tightly organized and artificially controlled life.
Cast
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, Bruce Altman, Bruce McGill, Jenny O'Hara, Steve Eastin, Beth Grant, Sheila Kelley, Fran Kranz, Tim Kelleher, Melora Walters
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Snatch on DVD Snatch
Synopsis
While transporting a pinched 84-karat sparkler to his stateside boss, a gangster stops off in London and inadvertently triggers a slew of fateful events that wends through the worlds of bookies, pawnshops, bare-knuckle boxing and swine.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Jason Statham, Stephen Graham, Dennis Farina, Rade Serbedzija, Vinnie Jones, Alan Ford, Mike Reid, Robbie Gee
Director
Director
Guy Ritchie
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Heist Films, Mobster, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent Smart People on DVD Smart People
Synopsis
An unexpected romance with a charming former student and a surprise visit from his wild adopted brother conspire to turn the life of self-absorbed widowed professor Lawrence Wetherhold upside down in this witty dramedy from director Noam Murro.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes, Christine Lahti, Camille Mana, David Denman, Don Wadsworth, Robert Haley
Director
Director
Noam Murro
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Death at a Funeral on DVD Death at a Funeral
Synopsis
In this black comedy from director Frank Oz, the funeral for the patriarch of a wealthy but eccentric British clan is turned topsy-turvy when a stranger appears, claiming to be the dead man's gay lover.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman, Ewen Bremner, Daisy Donovan, Alan Tudyk, Jane Asher, Kris Marshall, Rupert Graves, Peter Vaughan, Peter Dinklage, Peter Egan
Director
Director
Frank Oz
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent The Weather Man on DVD The Weather Man
Synopsis
Chicago weatherman Dave Spritz gets one step closer to fame and fortune when he's invited to try out for a spot on a popular national morning show. All he has to do is pull himself together, but that proves increasingly difficult.
Cast
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Gemmenne de la Pena, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Rispoli, Gil Bellows, Judith McConnell, Chris Marrs, Dina Facklis
Director
Director
Gore Verbinski
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Idiocracy on DVD Idiocracy
Synopsis
Two average Americans -- an Army private and a prostitute -- are sent to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a civilization so dumbed-down that they're the smartest people around.
Cast
Cast
Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Robert Musgrave, Terry Crews, Anthony Campos, David Herman, Sonny Castillo, Kevin McAfee, Michael McCafferty
Director
Director
Mike Judge
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Political Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Cult Comedies, Late Night Comedies
Rent Fight Club on DVD Fight Club
Synopsis
An insomniac corporate drone (Edward Norton) meets roguish rebel Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), and together they form a cathartic but brutal underground society in which men fight each other freely in director David Fincher's sharp Oscar-nominated flick. But the line between reality and sleepless haze begins to blur when propagandist Durden transforms Fight Club from a group of non-conformists into a nihilistic cult. Helena Bonham Carter co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Jared Leto
Director
Director
David Fincher
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent American Beauty on DVD American Beauty
Synopsis
While struggling to endure his tightly wound wife, an unfulfilling job and a sullen teenage daughter, suburbanite Lester Burnham falls deep into a midlife crisis and becomes infatuated with one of his daughter's friends.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards, Ara Celi, John Cho, Sue Casey, Amber Smith, Matthew Kimbrough
Director
Director
Sam Mendes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent The Royal Tenenbaums on DVD The Royal Tenenbaums
Synopsis
The early promise of Tenenbaum child prodigies Chas, Margot and Richie is short-circuited by the flaws of their father, family patriarch Royal, in Wes Anderson's New York fairy tale about a dysfunctional clan of eccentrics.
Cast
Cast
Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover, Seymour Cassel, Kumar Pallana, Alec Baldwin
Director
Director
Wes Anderson
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Cult Comedies
Rent Corpse Bride on DVD Corpse Bride
Synopsis
This animated Tim Burton tale set in 19th-century Europe centers on Victor, a young man who, just as he's about to wed Victoria, is sucked into the underworld by a Corpse Bride who desires him for herself.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Jane Horrocks, Enn Reitel, Deep Roy, Danny Elfman, Stephen Ballantyne, Lisa Kay
Director
Director
Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Animation for Grown-ups, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Ages 11-12, Halloween
Rent The Matador on DVD The Matador
Synopsis
The life of Danny Wright, a salesman constantly on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and strikes up a friendship with a mysterious stranger -- who happens to be a hit man.
Cast
Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Philip Baker Hall, Adam Scott, Dylan Baker, Roberto Sosa, Portia Dawson, Israel Tellez, Arturo Echeverria
Director
Director
Richard Shepard
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Crime Action, Indie Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent The Campaign on DVD The Campaign
Synopsis
Plenty of mud gets slung when an inexperienced contender backed by two plotting benefactors goes up against a longtime North Carolina congressman in a ruthless battle to win a House of Representatives seat.
Cast
Cast
Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Aykroyd, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Sarah Baker, Katherine La Nasa, Scott A. Martin, Thomas Middleditch
Director
Director
Jay Roach
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Political Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent A Serious Man on DVD A Serious Man
Synopsis
Larry Gopnik has hit a "rough patch," according to a colleague, and it would seem so: People are dropping dead all around him, his wife wants a "get," and his whining kids only add to the heavy load. Can a few rabbis guide him to life's answers?
Cast
Cast
Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Adam Arkin, Amy Landecker, Alan Mandell, Fyvush Finkel, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus, Peter Breitmayer, Brent Braunschweig, David Kang, Jon Kaminski Jr.
Director
Director
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies
Rent Team America: World Police on DVD Team America: World Police
Synopsis
"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone apply their acerbic wit to global crime-fighting in this musical satire about an all-marionette police force that takes on the challenging role of keeping the peace on a troubled planet.
Cast
Cast
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo, Daran Norris, Phil Hendrie, Maurice LaMarche, Chelsea Magritte, Jeremy Shada, Fred Tatasciore
Director
Director
Trey Parker
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Late Night Comedies, Cult Comedies, Political Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Dark Shadows on DVD Dark Shadows
Synopsis
Tim Burton's take on the cult gothic soap follows a centuries-old vampire as he returns to his now-crumbling estate to meet his modern descendants. But what he finds is a house full of secrets and shadows.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gulliver McGrath
Director
Director
Tim Burton
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Vampires
Rent Running with Scissors on DVD Running with Scissors
Synopsis
When Deirdre Burroughs (Annette Bening) impulsively decides that her adolescent son Augusten (Joseph Cross) should be raised by her unconventional psychiatrist (Brian Cox), her choice to give him away changes the course of his life forever. An all-star ensemble cast -- including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin and Jill Clayburgh -- drives this quirky adaptation of Augusten Burroughs's best-selling memoir.
Cast
Cast
Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jill Clayburgh, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Redgrave, Kristin Chenoweth, Colleen Camp, Patrick Wilson
Director
Director
Ryan Murphy
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Mr. Woodcock on DVD Mr. Woodcock
Synopsis
When self-help author John returns to his childhood home, he learns his mother has fallen for his sadistic high school gym teacher, Mr. Woodcock. With the couple's nuptials looming, John does everything he can to make sure his mom says "I don't."
Cast
Cast
Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Ethan Suplee, Melissa Sagemiller, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Leo, Bill Macy, Kurt Fuller, Amy Poehler
Director
Director
Craig Gillespie
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Slapstick
Rent Death at a Funeral on DVD Death at a Funeral
Synopsis
When an affluent Los Angeles family's beloved patriarch passes away, his dutiful eldest son is in charge of the funeral -- which soon becomes a fiasco thanks to a misplaced corpse and a colorful cast of uptight attendees.
Cast
Cast
Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Danny Glover, James Marsden, Luke Wilson, Zoe Saldana, Regina Hall, Columbus Short, Peter Dinklage
Director
Director
Neil LaBute
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Bad Santa on DVD Bad Santa
Synopsis
Criminals Willie and Marcus disguise themselves as Santa Claus and an elf and travel the country to major malls, using the goodwill people have toward Santa to rob the mall stores blind. The problem is, Willie can't stand kids.
Cast
Cast
Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, John Ritter, Ajay Naidu
Director
Director
Terry Zwigoff
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Cult Comedies, Winter Holidays, Christmas
Rent About Schmidt on DVD About Schmidt
Synopsis
When insurance actuary Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) retires and his wife dies, he looks for life's meaning on a road trip to his daughter's (Hope Davis) upcoming wedding to a waterbed salesman (Dermot Mulroney). But Schmidt can't seem to get anything right. En route to the wedding, he shares his life through letters with a Tanzanian boy he's sponsoring for 73 cents a day -- and soon, Schmidt discovers renewed purpose.
Cast
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Howard Hesseman, Len Cariou, Cheryl Hamada, Christine Belford, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Mark Venhuizen
Director
Director
Alexander Payne
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Observe and Report on DVD Observe and Report
Synopsis
Rent-a-cop Ronnie Barnhardt is tasked with keeping the peace at the Forest Ridge Mall, but when a flasher strikes, Ronnie has no gun -- and no power to stop the exhibitionist. A rivalry ensues when the police send in a detective to crack the case.
Cast
Cast
Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Michael Peña, Ray Liotta, Jesse Plemons, Dan Bakkedahl, Collette Wolfe, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt
Director
Director
Jody Hill
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Action Comedies
Rent Birdman on DVD Birdman
Synopsis
Michael Keaton delivers a winking performance in this dark comedy about a cinematic superhero trying to forge a comeback with a Broadway play. With none of the super-powers of his former character, the actor struggles to rebuild his career and life.
Cast
Cast
Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts
Director
Director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent I Heart Huckabees on DVD I Heart Huckabees
Synopsis
When a mystery needs to be solved, and it's not a whodunit but rather a maze involving complex emotions, it requires the expertise of intellectual -- and perhaps slightly kooky -- detectives Vivian (Lily Tomlin) and Bernard (Dustin Hoffman). Jude Law and Naomi Watts co-star in David O. Russell's quirky comedy that finds the existential husband-and-wife team helping a do-gooding client (Jason Schwartzman) who's plagued by twists of fate.
Cast
Cast
Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg, Lily Tomlin, Dustin Hoffman, Naomi Watts, Isabelle Huppert, Talia Shire, Richard Jenkins, Jean Smart, Jonah Hill, Isla Fisher, Bob Gunton, Shania Twain, Tippi Hedren
Director
Director
David O. Russell
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Cult Comedies
Rent Saved! on DVD Saved!
Synopsis
When Mary, a devout senior at a Christian high school, accidentally gets pregnant, she starts to see her peers and her faith in a whole new way in this darkly comic coming-of-age story that was produced by R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe.
Cast
Cast
Mandy Moore, Jena Malone, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Heather Matarazzo, Eva Amurri Martino , Chad Faust, Elizabeth Thai, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Donovan
Director
Director
Brian Dannelly
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Teen Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Indie Comedies
Rent Confessions of a Dangerous Mind on DVD Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Synopsis
Trash-TV maven Chuck Barris has it all -- the hit series "The Gong Show" and the love of a good woman. But he also has a big, dark secret: He's a CIA assassin who kills while purportedly escorting his game show winners on their vacation prizes.
Cast
Cast
Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Rutger Hauer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert John Burke, Jennifer Hall, Kristen Wilson, J. Todd Anderson, Krista Allen
Director
Director
George Clooney
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Biographies, Espionage Thrillers, Showbiz Comedies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Fargo on DVD Fargo
Synopsis
Police chief Marge Gunderson -- a serious sleuth who's sharper than her folksy accent suggests -- is hot on the trail of a Minneapolis car dealer conspiring with two kidnappers to snatch his wife so he can pocket part of the hefty ransom.
Cast
Cast
Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Harve Presnell, John Carroll Lynch, Kristin Rudrüd, Larry Brandenburg, Steve Park, Cliff Rakerd
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Director
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Genres
Genres
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When a fanatical U.S. general launches an air strike against the Soviets, they raise the stakes by threatening to unleash a "doomsday device," setting the stage for Armageddon in this classic black comedy that brilliantly skewers the nuclear age.
Cast
Cast
Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed, Jack Creley, Glenn Beck
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Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, United Kingdom
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When struggling screenwriter Marty needs inspiration to finish his screenplay "Seven Psycopaths," his conniving friends oblige by kidnapping a demented mobster's beloved pooch and getting Marty entangled with other unsavory characters.
Cast
Cast
Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Pitt, Zeljko Ivanek, Gabourey Sidibe, Kevin Corrigan
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Director
Martin McDonagh
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Genres
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Barry, a bathroom supply salesman prone to spasms of rage, tries to escape constant harassment from three thugs and his seven sisters. He finds his life refreshed when he meets Lena, who falls in unconditional love with him.
Cast
Cast
Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Smigel, Don McManus, Jason Andrews
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Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres
Genres
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Rent Margot at the Wedding on DVD Margot at the Wedding
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After arriving to attend the wedding of her semi-estranged sister, a judgmental writer quickly takes a dislike to her sibling's unemployed fiancé and proceeds to radiate turmoil with her sniping -- which threatens to put an end to the nuptials.
Cast
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black, John Turturro, Ciarán Hinds, Zane Pais, Flora Cross, Halley Feiffer, Barbara Turner, Michael Medeiros
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Director
Noah Baumbach
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Genres
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Taken aback when she receives a letter from an old boyfriend announcing that he's just had a baby with his wife, divorced fiction writer Mavis Gary decides to return to her small hometown and reconnect with her former lover.
Cast
Cast
Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Collette Wolfe, Jill Eikenberry, Richard Bekins, Mary Beth Hurt, Kate Nowlin
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Director
Jason Reitman
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Genres
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The unluckiest man in Las Vegas, Bernie Lootz, is employed by a casino as a "cooler" to defuse winning streaks. But when Lootz falls in love with a cocktail waitress, she becomes his "lady luck" -- to the chagrin of the casino's crooked director.
Cast
Cast
William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Paul Sorvino, Estella Warren, Arthur J. Nascarella, Joey Fatone, M.C. Gainey, Ellen Greene, Don Scribner, Tony Longo
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Director
Wayne Kramer
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Genres
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Feeling trapped in her marriage, "good girl" Justine begins an affair with Holden, a younger co-worker who's obsessed with The Catcher in the Rye. But it doesn't take long for Holden's passion to bloom into a poisonous obsession.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly, Tim Blake Nelson, Zooey Deschanel, Mike White, Deborah Rush, John Carroll Lynch
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Director
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Genres
Independent, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Romance
Rent The Dictator on DVD The Dictator
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This outlandish comedy chronicles the glorious efforts of despotic General Aladeen, dictator of the Republic of Wadiya, to oppress his people and fight democracy. Helping the tyrant maintain his rule at all costs is an all-female security force.
Cast
Cast
Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, Adeel Akhtar, Fred Armisen, Kevin Corrigan, Megan Fox, Bobby Lee, Chris Parnell, Jessica St. Clair
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Director
Larry Charles
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Genres
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In this smart drama about the dark side of a material world, it's impossible to keep up with the Joneses, a suburban family with good looks, fancy cars, a sprawling estate and... a shocking secret the neighbors would never guess.
Cast
Cast
David Duchovny, Demi Moore, Amber Heard, Ben Hollingsworth, Gary Cole, Glenne Headly, Lauren Hutton, Chris Williams, Christine Evangelista, Robert Pralgo
Director
Director
Derrick Borte
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Spoofs and Satire
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Playing themselves in this witty black comedy, Seth Rogen and a bevy of Hollywood notables are stuck together at a party when the apocalypse dawns. In typical celebrity fashion, the trapped stars bicker rather than bond in the face of doom.
Cast
Cast
James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, David Krumholtz
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Director
Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
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Genres
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Unethical dim-bulb attorney Charlie Arglist embezzles $2 million from a mobster. Not content with the cash, the sleazy lawyer plans to skip town with pretty club owner Renata Crest -- until the cops and townsfolk grow increasingly suspicious.
Cast
Cast
John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen, Lara Phillips, Bill Noble, Brad Smith, Ned Bellamy, Mike Starr, Meghan Maureen McDonough, Randy Quaid, Oliver Platt
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Director
Harold Ramis
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Mobster
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When puppeteer Craig Schwartz discovers a portal into John Malkovich's brain, he decides to sell 15-minute excursions into the esteemed actor's mind. But soon, Craig's wife becomes obsessed with the experience.
Cast
Cast
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Spike Jonze
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Genres
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This cult favorite chronicles the hallucinogenic misadventures of a sportswriter and his lawyer on a three-day romp from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Motoring across the Mojave Desert to Sin City, the hazy travelers ingest a cornucopia of drugs.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Jeter, Craig Bierko, Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Mark Harmon, Cameron Diaz
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Director
Terry Gilliam
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Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
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Trusted adviser to 1920s Irish crime boss Lee O'Bannon, Tom Reagan's loyalty is tested when he takes up with O'Bannon's gal pal, Verna Bernbaum. Meanwhile, rivals Johnny Caspar and Eddie Dane threaten O'Bannon's racket. Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney, Steve Buscemi, Jon Polito, J.E. Freeman and Marcia Gay Harden star in this marvelously crafted, unnerving crime-era epic helmed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
Cast
Cast
Ethan Coen, Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Albert Finney, Jon Polito, Steve Buscemi, J.E. Freeman, Mike Starr, Al Mancini, Richard Woods, Thomas Toner, Mario Todisco, Olek Krupa, Michael Jeter, Lanny Flaherty, Michael Badalucco, Sam Raimi, Frances McDormand
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Director
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Genres
Genres
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Part social commentary, part outrageous fantasy, Terry Gilliam's black comedy set in an Orwellian future stars Jonathan Pryce as a daydreaming civil servant who, through one bureaucratic error after another, is mistaken for an enemy of the state.
Cast
Cast
Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Ian Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Kim Greist, Jim Broadbent
Director
Director
Terry Gilliam
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent War, Inc. on DVD War, Inc.
Synopsis
In this outrageous satire, a hit man is paid by a private corporation to masquerade as a trade-show director and take out a Middle East oil minister. But not all goes according to plan when a fetching field reporter throws the assassin off course.
Cast
Cast
John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack, Dan Aykroyd, Sergej Trifunovic, Ned Bellamy, John McLaughlin, Montel Williams, Ben Kingsley
Director
Director
Joshua Seftel
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Genres
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Rent The Ladykillers on DVD The Ladykillers
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A Southern professor-turned-criminal-mastermind puts together a group of thieves to help him rob a New Orleans riverboat casino. But when the old lady who's renting them a room gets a whiff of their plan, they have no choice but to kill her.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst, Diane Delano, George Wallace, John McConnell, Jason Weaver, Stephen Root
Director
Director
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
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Genres
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In this black comedy inspired by a true story, affable Texas mortician Bernie befriends the small town's wealthiest widow and then kills her. But despite the suspicious nature of her death, no one wants to think anything but the best of Bernie.
Cast
Cast
Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman, Richard Robichaux, Rick Dial, Brandon Smith, Larry Jack Dotson, Merrilee McCommas, Matthew Greer
Director
Director
Richard Linklater
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Genres
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Synopsis
When Texas cop Steven Russell realizes he's gay, he changes his life and pulls con jobs that land him jail, where he meets his one true love. When the man is transferred to another prison, lovesick Steven mounts a series of jailbreaks.
Cast
Cast
Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Antoni Corone, Brennan Brown, Michael Mandell, Annie Golden
Director
Director
Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, LGBT Comedies
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Nick Twisp, a cynical sex-deprived teenager living a less-than-satisfactory existence, is pushed by the manifestation of his debonair, rebellious id to bed his dream girl, Sheeni Saunders.
Cast
Cast
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Director
Director
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
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Synopsis
After his girlfriend (Amanda Wyss) ditches him for a boorish ski jock (Aaron Dozier), Lane Meyer (John Cusack) decides that suicide is the only answer. But his increasingly inept attempts to off himself only bring more agony and embarrassment. Dan Schneider ("Head of the Class") co-stars as Lane's socially awkward neighbor, Ricky, whose mother takes in a foreign exchange student from France (Diane Franklin), only to meet with an explosive end.
Cast
Cast
John Cusack, Curtis Armstrong, Amanda Wyss, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, Chuck Mitchell, Dan Schneider, Diane Franklin, Demian Slade, Aaron Dozier
Director
Director
Savage Steve Holland
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Genres
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Rent Harold and Maude on DVD Harold and Maude
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Hounded by his mother to get out and date, death-obsessed teen Harold would rather attend funerals. But when he meets the feisty Maude, a geriatric widow who's high on life, they form a bond that turns into an unconventional romance.
Cast
Cast
Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner, Ellen Geer, Eric Christmas, G. Wood, Judy Engles, Tom Skerritt
Director
Director
Hal Ashby
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Genres
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Synopsis
Richard Gere stars as a struggling journalist who sets out with a fellow reporter and a cameraman to hunt down Bosnia's most notorious war criminal, known as "The Fox." But they become the quarry when their target mistakes them for CIA assassins.
Cast
Cast
Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, Joy Bryant, James Brolin, Ljubomir Kerekes, Goran Kostic, Mark Ivanir, Kristina Krepela
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Director
Richard Shepard
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Genres
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Synopsis
Rather than living his last days to the fullest, terminally ill Henry Poole cuts himself off from his fiancée and his family. But his self-imposed exile is interrupted by a fortuitous miracle and a clash with his eccentric, meddling neighbors.
Cast
Cast
Luke Wilson, Radha Mitchell, Cheryl Hines, George Lopez, Molly Hagan, Michelle Krusiec, Earl Carroll, Noah Dahl, Adriana Barraza, Morgan Lily, Rachel Seiferth, Beth Grant, Kate Mulligan
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Mark Pellington
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Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
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Synopsis
As an asteroid hurtles toward Earth, a man whose wife has abandoned him spends the planet's final days on a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. But a lovely neighbor who tags along for the ride complicates his plans.
Cast
Cast
Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Gillian Jacobs, Patton Oswalt, T.J. Miller, Melinda Dillon, Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Amy Schumer
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Director
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Genres
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Synopsis
Renton and his mates cope with the highs, lows and gritty realities of heroin addiction. But when Renton finally gets clean, he can't get away from his friends' nasty habits -- especially after they pull him into a lucrative but dangerous drug deal.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, James Cosmo, Eileen Nicholas, Susan Vidler, Pauline Lynch, Shirley Henderson, Stuart McQuarrie, Irvine Welsh, Dale Winton, Keith Allen, Kevin Allen, Annie Louise Ross, Billy Riddoch, Fiona Bell, Vincent Friell, Hugh Ross, Victor Eadie, Kate Donnelly, Finlay Welsh, Eddie Nestor
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Director
Danny Boyle
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent Venus on DVD Venus
Synopsis
This romantic dark comedy stars film legend Peter O'Toole (who earned an Oscar nod for his performance) as veteran actor Maurice, a man whose quiet golden years turn topsy-turvy when he falls for a young and brash nude model (Jodie Whittaker). Director Roger Michell's poignant May-December romance is an uplifting tale of love, lust and the endless pursuit of vitality and youth by a man whose life is drawing to a close.
Cast
Cast
Peter O'Toole, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Griffiths, Cathryn Bradshaw, Leslie Phillips, Sam Spruell, Lolita Chakrabarti, Carolina Giammetta, Jodie Whittaker
Director
Director
Roger Michell
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Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Dramas
Rent Election on DVD Election
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Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) appears to have the election for student council president sewn up until one of her teachers, Mr. McAllister (Matthew Broderick), rounds up a worthy opponent: a popular and naïve varsity football player (Chris Klein) whose knee injury has him sidelined for the season. Tracy is desperate to win the race at any cost. But Mr. McAllister is just as determined to see Tracy -- a textbook overachiever -- soundly defeated.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Phil Reeves, Molly Hagan, Delaney Driscoll, Mark Harelik, Colleen Camp, Frankie Ingrassia
Director
Director
Alexander Payne
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, Political Comedies
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Synopsis
An ex-cop and her ex-con husband are devastated when they learn they can't have children and decide to kidnap one of a furniture magnate's quintuplet sons. When a reward is posted, they have to outrun a bounty hunter, a pair of crooks and more.
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Cast
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Director
Director
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Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
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Synopsis
Enraged by the discovery of her husband's illicit affair, Louise straps him to a toilet with duct tape to force him to give their relationship another chance. But when Louise leaves to go shopping, a robber breaks into the house, adding to the chaos.
Cast
Cast
Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Derek Carter, Bill Parks, Kimberlee Peterson, Nathan Dean
Director
Director
Cheryl Hines
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies
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The Manzonis, an infamous mob family, are relocated to Normandy, France, by the witness protection program, where they have some difficulty fitting in. When local problems arise, they respond the only way they know how: mafia style.
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo, Domenick Lombardozzi, Jimmy Palumbo, Vincent Pastore, Jon Freda
Director
Director
Luc Besson
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Crime Thrillers, Mobster, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
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Synopsis
In the small burg of Wheelsy, housecats are turning into hellcats and townsfolk are morphing into zombies, prompting Sheriff Bill Pardy and the concerned wife of one of the town's richest citizens to uncover the dark forces at work.
Cast
Cast
Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Tania Saulnier, Brenda James, Don Thompson, Jennifer Copping, Jenna Fischer, Haig Sutherland
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Director
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Genres
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Synopsis
When the U.S. president and the U.K. prime minister decide to invade a certain Middle Eastern country, skeptical American and British operatives do their best to stop the runaway train to war in director Armando Iannucci's scathing political comedy.
Cast
Cast
Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, James Gandolfini, Chris Addison, Anna Chlumsky, Paul Higgins, David Rasche, Steve Coogan, Enzo Cilenti, Chizzy Akudolu, James Doherty
Director
Director
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Genres
Comedy, Political Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, United Kingdom
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Synopsis
After his son dies in an awkward freak accident, high school poetry teacher Lance ghostwrites a suicide note to spare the family embarrassment. But when the note becomes an unexpected hit, Lance sees a chance to resurrect his writing career.
Cast
Cast
Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Geoffrey Pierson, Henry Simmons, Mitzi McCall, Evan Martin, Jermaine Williams, Alexie Gilmore, Lorraine Nicholson, Tom Kenny, Toby Huss
Director
Director
Bobcat Goldthwait
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Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
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Synopsis
Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti stars as Barney Panofsky, a Jewish Canadian television producer who reflects in flashbacks on three strange decades -- and three wives -- in this adaptation of Mordecai Richler's acclaimed novel.
Cast
Cast
Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Paul Gross, Minnie Driver, Scott Speedman, Dustin Hoffman, Jake Hoffman, Mark Addy, Saul Rubinek, Rachelle Lefevre, Bruce Greenwood
Director
Director
Richard J. Lewis
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Genres
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Panic erupts when a package of cocaine is inadvertently delivered to the wrong address by a hapless delivery driver in this dark comedy. As the sender tries to retrieve the drugs, the unintentional recipients plan to sell their unexpected bounty.
Cast
Cast
Donald Faison, Mos Def, Mike Epps, Wood Harris, Omari Hardwick, Emilio Rivera, Darius McCrary, Cisco Reyes, Yasmin Deliz, Lobo Sebastian, Malik Barnhardt, Debbie Allen, Lauren London
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Director
Benny Boom
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Genres
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In a renewed attempt to escape their employers' abuses, the oppressed heroes of Horrible Bosses open a business together. When a slippery investor torpedoes their dream, the boys strike back by kidnapping his son.
Cast
Cast
Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston, Christoph Waltz, Kevin Spacey, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day
Director
Director
Sean Anders
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent Duplex on DVD Duplex
Synopsis
New York City couple Alex and Nancy dream of the departure of their upstairs neighbor, who's hogging a rent-controlled apartment they'd dearly love to have. If she doesn't move out, they may have to take matters into their own hands.
Cast
Cast
Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essel, Harvey Fierstein, Justin Theroux, James Remar, Robert Wisdom, Swoosie Kurtz, Wallace Shawn, Maya Rudolph
Director
Director
Danny DeVito
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Carnage on DVD Carnage
Synopsis
In this comic drama from director Roman Polanski, two sets of parents meet in the aftermath of an incident in which one of their children bullied the other. As the evening progresses, the adults confront each other in increasingly hostile ways.
Cast
Cast
Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, Elvis Polanski, Eliot Berger
Director
Director
Roman Polanski
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, France
Rent The Guard on DVD The Guard
Synopsis
When FBI agent Wendell Everett invades an Irish village in pursuit of international drug dealers, wisecracking local copper Gerry Boyle does his best to annoy the American and get on with his life. But soon there's a murder.
Cast
Cast
Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Fionnula Flanagan, Dominique McElligott, Sarah Greene, Liam Cunningham, Rory Keenan, David Wilmot
Director
Director
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent Ed Wood on DVD Ed Wood
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In a critically acclaimed performance, Johnny Depp plays Ed Wood, a grinning goof with a sunny disposition who was heralded as the "worst director of all time" -- and certainly made the movies to prove it.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, G.D. Spradlin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Murray, Mike Starr, Max Casella, Brent Hinkley, Lisa Marie, George 'The Animal' Steele, Juliet Landau, Clive Rosengren
Director
Director
Tim Burton
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Biographies, Cult Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Happiness on DVD Happiness
Synopsis
A bittersweet film that belies its title, Happiness is not for the squeamish, drawing a dark portrait of a supremely dysfunctional family in which each member battles personal demons amid plotlines involving pederasts and masturbation. Stories concern a prank telephone caller (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who's afraid of women and a preternaturally cheerful woman (Jane Adams) who's unable to make a physical connection.
Cast
Cast
Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley, Jared Harris, Cynthia Stevenson, Louise Lasser, Camryn Manheim, Rufus Read
Director
Director
Todd Solondz
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Genres
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Rent Envy on DVD Envy
Synopsis
When Nick Vandermark (Jack Black), one of a pair of major doofuses, becomes stinking rich by selling an invention, he finds his lifelong bond with his best friend and neighbor, Tim Dingman (Ben Stiller), breaking almost beyond repair. Seems Tim (who works at the same company as Nick) is crazy with envy and can't get over the fact that his friend has hit it big. Will he find a way to get even? Christopher Walken co-stars, and Barry Levinson directs.
Cast
Cast
Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler, Christopher Walken, LisaRaye, Ving Rhames
Director
Director
Barry Levinson
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Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Cult Comedies
Rent The Beaver on DVD The Beaver
Synopsis
Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. Jodie Foster directs and co-stars as Walter's wife in this dark comedy.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Cherry Jones, Anton Yelchin, Riley Thomas Stewart, Zachary Booth, Jennifer Lawrence, Kelly Coffield, Michael Rivera, Matt Lauer
Director
Director
Jodie Foster
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas
Rent Killer Joe on DVD Killer Joe
Synopsis
Drug dealer Chris hires Joe to kill his mother for an insurance payout. But Chris can't pay him up front, so Joe demands his sister, Dottie, as collateral. As Joe's maniacal nature surfaces, Chris soon tries to save Dottie from Joe's control.
Cast
Cast
Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon, Thomas Haden Church, Scott A. Martin, Gralen Bryant Banks, Carol Sutton, Danny Epper, Jeff Galpin
Director
Director
William Friedkin
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Genres
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Rent Choke on DVD Choke
Synopsis
With his mother (Anjelica Huston) suffering from Alzheimer's disease, medical school dropout Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell) concocts a plan to pay her hospital bills: At restaurants, he feigns choking, waits to be rescued and later hits up his saviors for money. When he's not scamming unsuspecting diners, Victor -- who's also a sex addict -- attends 12-step meetings where he routinely ducks out to boff the equally randy Nico (Paz de la Huerta).
Cast
Cast
Sam Rockwell, Kelly Macdonald, Anjelica Huston, Brad William Henke, Clark Gregg, Joel Grey, Jonah Bobo, Matt Gerald, Heather Burns, Kathryn Alexander, Paz de la Huerta
Director
Director
Clark Gregg
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Late Night Comedies
Rent Wristcutters: A Love Story on DVD Wristcutters: A Love Story
Synopsis
Depressed over a breakup, Zia slits his wrists, only to find himself sent to a bleak corner of the afterlife reserved for those who kill themselves. When he learns that his ex-girlfriend also committed suicide, he sets off on a quest to find her.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Fugit, Abraham Benrubi, Shannyn Sossamon, Leslie Bibb, Mark Boone Junior, Cameron Bowen, Mikal Portnoi Lazarev, Clayne Crawford, Tom Waits, Chase Ellison, John Hawkes, Will Arnett, Jake Busey, Shea Whigham, Mary Pat Gleason, Irwin Keyes, Jazzmun
Director
Director
Goran Dukic
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Romance, Indie Comedies
Rent Get Hard on DVD Get Hard
Synopsis
Facing a stint in San Quentin after his conviction for fraud, millionaire banker James King turns to streetwise Darnell Lewis for a crash course on the customs and prohibitions of life inside prison walls.
Cast
Cast
Will Ferrell, Craig T. Nelson, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, T.I.
Director
Director
Etan Cohen
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Saturday Night Live, African-American Comedies
Rent Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball on DVD Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball
Synopsis
In this comic shoot-'em-up prequel to 2006's Smokin' Aces, a federal agent discovers there's a price on his head and has 12 hours before throngs of assassins descend on him to fulfill the hit and mayhem ensues.
Cast
Cast
Tom Berenger, Clayne Crawford, Tommy Flanagan, Maury Sterling, Martha Higareda, Christopher Michael Holley, Ernie Hudson, Michael Parks, Autumn Reeser, Vinnie Jones
Director
Director
P.J. Pesce
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Mobster, Crime Action, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Action Thrillers, Crime Thrillers
Rent All About Eve on DVD All About Eve
Synopsis
Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sharp script anchors this story about New York City theater life, with Bette Davis playing an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan (Anne Baxter) as her assistant, only to learn the woman is a conniving upstart. The now-classic All About Eve won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Mankiewicz), Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders).
Cast
Cast
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Walter Hampden
Director
Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Genres
Genres
Drama, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Gremlins on DVD Gremlins
Synopsis
A man brings home a rare creature from Chinatown as a Christmas present for his son that comes with three simple instructions: no water, no food after midnight and no bright lights. But when those rules are ignored, it makes for a horrifying holiday.
Cast
Cast
Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman, Keye Luke, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Judge Reinhold
Director
Director
Joe Dante
Genres
Genres
Horror, Creature Features, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Cult Horror, Blockbusters, Christmas
Rent Groundhog Day on DVD Groundhog Day
Synopsis
Sent to cover the annual appearance of world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, a self-centered TV weatherman unleashes his bitterness -- and soon realizes he's doomed to repeat Groundhog Day until he learns that his actions can affect the outcome.
Cast
Cast
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, Marita Geraghty, Angela Paton, Rick Ducommun, Rick Overton, Robin Duke
Director
Director
Harold Ramis
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Cult Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent Arsenic and Old Lace on DVD Arsenic and Old Lace
Synopsis
Stellar performances highlight this delightfully witty adaptation of the hit Broadway play about two dotty spinsters (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) with a peculiar avocation: helping lonely old gents by poisoning them and burying them in the cellar. But the jig is up when the ladies' newlywed nephew, Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant), discovers his aunts' "benevolent" deeds. Raymond Massey and Peter Lorre also star.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Screwball
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