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Best Dark Comedy Movies for Adults

Do you love watching dark comedy movies for their way of using topics to humor you satirically? If yes, we have a list of the best dark comedy movies for adults that you might have missed, or it’s time to rewatch it (in case you have watched it before). These movies will keep you glued to your screens until the end, with their plots full of twists and turns.

1. Better Off Dead

Starring John Cusack as Lane Meyer, the 1985 American dark comedy film is written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. The film shows Lane Meyer going into depression after his girlfriend breaks up with him. However, instead of giving up on her, he decides to do something big to win her back while dealing with his mother’s cooking and a disgusting neighbor.

2. Ready or Not

This 2019 film is one of the best dark comedy movies. Starring Samara Weaving, this movie will keep you hooked till the end. The film revolves around the story of a recently married young woman, whose new in-laws force her to participate in a seemingly innocent game. However, soon, things turn bloody and sinister, revealing the sick rituals of the family.

3. Get Out

This dark comedy movie will engross you with its thrilling conflicts and danger at every turn. Chris, a young African-American man, agrees to spend a weekend getaway with his girlfriend Rose’s parents at their family’s upstate home. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship. However, as the weekend progresses, he discovers disturbing truths he could have never imagined.

4. The Death of Stalin

Based on the French graphic novel La Mort de Staline, the film depicts the internal social and political power struggle following the sudden death of Soviet dictator Stalin. After the death, the members of the Council of Ministers are now scrambling to take over the reins and each of them is willing to go to great lengths in their bid to succeed.

5. World’s Greatest Dad

After facing constant rejection as a writer, Lance (played by Robin Williams), becomes a high school poetry teacher. However, amid a personal tragedy, he finds the greatest opportunity to fulfill his dreams of fame, popularity, and fortune.

6. Sorry to Bother You

Cassius Green gets a telemarketing job and discovers an alluring method towards success by adapting a white accent to speak with his clients. However, he drifts further and further away from his family and friends due to his greed.

7. Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Thorburn, played by Aubrey Plaza, is a mentally disturbed young woman and social media stalker. Looking at the popularity and perfect life of social media star Taylor Sloane (played by Elizabeth Olsen), Ingrid becomes obsessed with her. She even moves west to befriend Taylor, but soon, her behavior turns unsettling and increasingly dangerous.

8. Knives Out

Although this 2019 movie is a mystery film, you can add it to your list of dark comedy movies due to its humor. The movie shows Harlan Thrombey, a reputable crime novelist, who is found dead after his 85th birthday celebrations. However, as Detective Benoit Blanc investigates the case, it unravels a ploy of sinister intentions.

9. War of the Roses

The 1989 American satirical black comedy film, “War of the Roses,” is based upon the 1981 novel of the same name by Warren Adler. It tells the story of a couple – a Washington lawyer and his wife – who, after a reasonably happy life, decide to divorce. However, it turns into an increasingly ferocious battle of wills when it comes to dividing possessions.

10. Being John Malkovich

Craig Schwartz (played by John Cusack) is a struggling street puppeteer in this dark comedy movie. To make some money, he takes a job as a filing clerk. However, he is set for a roller coaster ride as Craig accidentally discovers a portal into the mind of John Malkovich (played by John Malkovich)! To make ends meet, he, along with his office mate and his pet-obsessed wife (played by Cameron Diaz), hatch a plan to let others into John’s brain for just $200 a trip.

So, which of these dark comedy movies will you watch first? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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