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🙈 Best dark comedies
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Comedies that are twisted, edgy, taboo, macabre, political, mordant or just totally messed up. Sit back for a trippy ride with some of the best films and shows.


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Movie: In Bruges ( 2008 )
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
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Movie: Parasite ( 2019 )
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
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TV Show: Rick and Morty ( 2013 )
Rick is a mentally gifted, but sociopathic and alcoholic scientist and a grandfather to Morty; an awkward, impressionable, and somewhat spineless teenage boy. Rick moves into the family home of Morty, where he immediately becomes a bad influence.
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TV Show: BoJack Horseman ( 2014 )
Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the '90s, 20 years later. He's a curmudgeon with a heart of... not quite gold... but something like gold. Copper?
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TV Show: Snatch ( 2017 )
Snatch is an one-hour drama series based on the world of the wildly popular Guy Ritchie's movie. Much like the television series, ‘Fargo,' Crackle will carry the spirit of the setting in the original feature film, while creating a new world born from the original movie. Informed by a real life gold bullion heist in London, the show centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London's underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.
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Movie: Snatch ( 2000 )
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
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Movie: Office Space ( 1999 )
Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
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Movie: The Cable Guy ( 1996 )
A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.
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Movie: Death Becomes Her ( 1992 )
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
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TV Show: You're the Worst ( 2014 )
You're the Worst is a comedic love story about what happens when two toxic, self-destructive people fall in love despite themselves and attempt the impossible - a relationship...
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Movie: Hot Fuzz ( 2007 )
A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret.
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Movie: Hustlers ( 2019 )
Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
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Movie: The Family ( 2013 )
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the Witness Protection Program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging, as their old habits die hard.
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Movie: In the Loop ( 2009 )
A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.
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Movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ( 1964 )
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
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Movie: Harold and Maude ( 1971 )
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
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Movie: World's Greatest Dad ( 2010 )
When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.
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Movie: Trainspotting ( 1996 )
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
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Movie: T2 Trainspotting ( 2017 )
After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.
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Movie: Four Rooms ( 1995 )
Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve.
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Movie: Life ( 1999 )
In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.
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TV Show: Baskets ( 2016 )
Chip Baskets wants to follow his dream of being a French clown - however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother's approval and affection.
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TV Show: Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories ( 2014 )
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories is a parody of horror anthology TV shows.
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Movie: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ( 1966 )
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
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TV Show: Fargo ( 2014 )
Fargo is a seasonal anthology crime drama with some dark comical elements, inspired by the film Fargo written by the Coen brothers. Each season follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" that has made the film an enduring classic.
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Movie: Polyester ( 1981 )
A suburban housewife's world falls apart when she finds that her pornographer husband is serially unfaithful to her, her daughter is pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.
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Movie: Very Bad Things ( 1998 )
A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.
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TV Show: South Park ( 1997 )
South Park is an adult comedy animation show centred around 4 children in the small town of south park. Its humour is often dark involving satirical elements and mocking current real-life events.
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Movie: Inglourious Basterds ( 2009 )
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
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TV Show: Wilfred ( 2011 )
Everyone else sees Wilfred as a dog, but Ryan sees a crude, surly, irrepressibly brave and honest man in a dog suit.
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TV Show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia ( 2005 )
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American comedy series about four friends in their late 20s with clear sociopathic tendencies who run an unsuccessful Irish bar, "Paddy's Pub," in South Philadelphia. The series deals with a variety of controversial topics, including abortion, gun control, physical disabilities, racism, sexism, religion, the Israeli/Palestinian situation, terrorism, transsexuality, slavery, incest, sexual harassment in education, the homeless, statutory rape, drug addiction, pedophilia, child abuse, mental illness, gay rights and dumpster babies.
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Movie: Heathers ( 1989 )
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.
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Movie: Ruthless People ( 1986 )
A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
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Movie: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls ( 1995 )
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.
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Movie: Carnage ( 2011 )
Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.
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Movie: The Voices ( 2015 )
A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.
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Movie: Freeway ( 1997 )
A twisted take on "Little Red Riding Hood", with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker travelling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer and pedophile.
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Movie: Burn After Reading ( 2008 )
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.
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Movie: Horrible Bosses 2 ( 2014 )
Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
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Movie: Ed Wood ( 1994 )
Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.
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Movie: Horrible Bosses ( 2011 )
Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.
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Movie: Ghost World ( 2001 )
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
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Movie: Bad Santa ( 2003 )
A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.
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TV Show: Better Call Saul ( 2015 )
Better Call Saul is the prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman became Walter White's lawyer. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and often against, Jimmy is "fixer" Mike Ehrmantraut, a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts "criminal" in "criminal lawyer.
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Movie: She's All That ( 1999 )
A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.
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TV Show: House ( 2004 )
Sink your teeth into meaty drama and intrigue with House, FOX's take on mystery, where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.
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TV Show: Community ( 2009 )
Community is a smart, exuberant comedy that is consistently ranked as one of the most inventive and original half-hours on television. This ensemble comedy centers around a tight-knit group of friends who all met at what is possibly the world's worst educational institution - Greendale Community College.
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Movie: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ( 2005 )
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
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Movie: Downhill ( 2020 )
Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.
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Movie: Arsenic and Old Lace ( 1944 )
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
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TV Show: The Simpsons ( 1989 )
The Simpsons is the longest running scripted show in US television history. It captures the adventures of Homer, Marge, Maggie, Bart and Lisa who are living in a fictional town called Springfield.
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Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou? ( 2000 )
In the Depression-era deep South, three escapees from a Mississippi prison chain gang: Everett Ulysses McGill, sweet and simple Delmar, and the perpetually angry Pete, embark on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and find buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, they make a hasty run for their lives and end up on an incredible journey filled with challenging experiences and colorful characters. However, they must also match wits with the cunning and mysterious lawman Cooley, who tracks men, bent on bringing the trio back to the prison farm.
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Movie: Promising Young Woman ( 2020 )
A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who cross her path.
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Movie: Joker ( 2019 )
In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.
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Movie: The War of the Roses ( 1989 )
A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.
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Movie: Jojo Rabbit ( 2019 )
A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
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Movie: The Trouble with Harry ( 1955 )
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what should be done with his body.
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Movie: Happiness ( 1998 )
The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.
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Movie: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ( 2017 )
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
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Movie: Birds of Prey ( 2020 )
After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
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Movie: Adam's Apples ( 2005 )
A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.
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TV Show: Killing Eve ( 2018 )
Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
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TV Show: Why Women Kill ( 2019 )
Why Women Kill is a dark dramedy anthology series set in multiple time periods, depicting the events leading to deaths caused by women.
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Movie: Pulp Fiction ( 1994 )
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster & his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
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Movie: Four Lions ( 2010 )
Four incompetent British terrorists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.
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Movie: Killer Joe ( 2012 )
When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
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Movie: The Brand New Testament ( 2015 )
Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter?
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Movie: The Art of Self-Defense ( 2019 )
After being attacked on the street, a young man enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself from future threats.
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Movie: Cheap Thrills ( 2014 )
A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.
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Movie: Game Night ( 2018 )
A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.
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Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy ( 2014 )
A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.
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Movie: The Gentlemen ( 2020 )
An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
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TV Show: Psych ( 2006 )
Psych is a quick-witted comedy starring James Roday as young police consultant Shawn Spencer, who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute that Santa Barbara PD detectives think he's psychic. Psych also stars Dule Hill as Shawn's best friend and reluctant sidekick, Gus, and Corbin Bernsen as Shawn's disapproving father, Henry, who ironically was the one who honed his son's "observation" skills as a child.
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Movie: The Departed ( 2006 )
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
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Movie: Death to Smoochy ( 2002 )
A kids show host, Rainbow Randolph, is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the business of kids television isn't all child's play.
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TV Show: Harley Quinn ( 2019 )
Harley Quinn, based on the DC characters, focuses on Harley Quinn who has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. The series features Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and a whole cast of heroes and villains, old and new, from the DC Universe.
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TV Show: The Flight Attendant ( 2020 )
The Flight Attendant follows a flight attendant who wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened.
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Movie: The Lobster ( 2015 )
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
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Movie: Delicatessen ( 1991 )
Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.
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Movie: The Producers ( 1968 )
Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.
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Movie: The Firemen's Ball ( 1968 )
The volunteer fire department in a small town is having a big party when the ex-boss of the department celebrates his 86th birthday. The whole town is invited but things don't go as planned. Someone is stealing the prizes to the lottery and the candidates for the Miss Fire-Department beauty contest are neither willing nor particularly beautiful.
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Movie: Ingrid Goes West ( 2017 )
An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star.
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Movie: Pink Flamingos ( 1986 )
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
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Movie: God Bless America ( 2012 )
On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.
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Movie: The Rules of Attraction ( 2002 )
The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.
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Movie: Raising Arizona ( 1987 )
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.
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Movie: The Big Lebowski ( 1998 )
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
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Movie: The Death of Stalin ( 2017 )
Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.
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TV Show: Lock, Stock... ( 2000 )
A seven part Britsh series based on the movie Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. Guy Ritchie (writer) continues the story of these four young men as they continually try to make it big in London's organized crime rings and continually get screwed and end up surviving on luck alone.
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Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street ( 2013 )
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
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Movie: Goodfellas ( 1990 )
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
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Movie: After Hours ( 1985 )
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho who he met that evening at a coffee shop.
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Movie: Freaky ( 2020 )
After swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a young girl in high school discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.
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Movie: Beetlejuice ( 1988 )
The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.
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Movie: Welcome to the Dollhouse ( 1996 )
An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.
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Movie: Evil Dead II ( 1987 )
Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes a bunch of evil spirits that constantly terrorize Ash. Meanwhile a journalist comes to the area to study the book of evil. Ash and her end up having to survive this swarm of evil until morning comes.
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Movie: Reservoir Dogs ( 1992 )
When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
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Movie: The Great Dictator ( 1941 )
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.
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Movie: Django Unchained ( 2012 )
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
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Movie: Fight Club ( 1999 )
An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.