Must Watch Dark Comedies

1. What We Do In The Shadows

The movie stars these two, including Jonathan Brugh, Ben Fransham, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie van Beek. The film’s plot revolves around many vampires who have come to live together and try to cope with the changing times. But, of course, there are zombies and werewolves, too, in this unique dark comedy, and it is sure to tickle your funny bone.

2. Ludo

A masterpiece by Anurag Basu brought to life by a brilliant cast; Ludo is one of the best dark comedies in Bollywood. In the film, many lives get intertwined in a comedy of errors when a gangster commits a grizzly double murder. Leading to a chain of events, the film is a situational comedy that is a bit of everything- gangster drama, love story, a heartwarming story of a man and a kid. The film doesn’t fit in any one box, which makes its comedy such gold.

3. Delhi Belly

Delhi Belly is about a gangster drama gone wrong ahead of its time. Three roommates desperately try to make a name for themselves and land in trouble when they lose a valuable artifact belonging to a powerful mafia. Brilliant writing and effortless comic timing made the film what it is, with performances so on point that this movie will go down in history as Bollywood’s attempt to do something out-of-the-box.

4. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

This movie had Abhay Deol and a stellar cast, featuring Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Manu Rishi, Richa Chadda, Manjot Singh, and Archana Puran Singh. The real-life story of Devinder Singh inspired the film, alias Bunty, a super-chor, originally from Vikaspuri, Delhi, who became famous for his robberies. Belonging to a poor, dysfunctional family from suburban West Delhi, Bunty grew up to be a charismatic and fearless man who robs the rich in all major cities of India, often out of fun.

5. Blackmail

This movie is about the story of Dev Kaushal, played by Irrfan Khan; a middle-aged man stuck in a typical sales job. He finds out that his wife is cheating on him one fine day. But the twist in the tale happens when he decides to take revenge rather than showing his outburst. But, things didn’t go as planned. This film will take its time to come on you, and you will find yourself highly invested in this deadly comedy of errors.

6. American Psycho

This movie takes you into the mind of a violent narcissist obsessed with his self-image. This character, Patrick Bateman, thrives on his perfection and power over himself, but when that search for power manifests over others, the story takes a much darker turn. At the heart of it, this film is a dark comedy that hilariously dissects the narcissism of the ’80s.

7. Death At A Funeral

A funeral is a perfect premise for a dark joke because nothing’s more extreme than death. This movie does justice to that premise as it introduces us to a madhouse gathering at a funeral. But unfortunately, the deceased’s son and the guests end up in a series of accidents and ruin the final goodbye. This leads to the most controversial day in the dysfunctional family’s history, only to uncover a big truth.

8. Beetlejuice

One of the most famous movies by director Tim Burton, Beetlejuice, is a dark comedy full of dark undertones. As if killing the young protagonists by hurling them off a bridge wasn’t morbid enough, the film then follows them into the world of the dead to see their decaying souls looking for purpose and direction. Yet, even with a plot as dark as this, Burton manages to make it hilarious.

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