60 Responses to “Groovers & Mobsters Present: Dark Comedy”

  1. American Beauty was my first dark comedy. I never knew sad and tragic themes can be portrayed in such a humorous manner before…Regard for the movie has dipped a bit since then. But I still like it. And you’re right Heather, there’s always something new to find with each viewing.
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  2. Am I the only one that just didn’t get Dr. Strangelove?
    Great list either way you guys… I’ve seen most of them. My wife watched Wristcutters and said it was pretty cool… I actually have a movie poster for that film that I got at Comic-Con… I wonder if it’s worth a hang?
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  3. Alex says:

    Great subject, and great choices! I’ll be seeing King of Comedy for the first time in a week or two actually, as part of a De Niro/Pacino marathon my boyfriend is putting on. It looks really good and I’m glad to hear how dark it is!

    I am, however, a little distressed by the lack of any mention of Drop Dead Gorgeous.
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  4. Castor says:

    On a sad note, the only movie I saw on this list is American Beauty which I love by the way. I know, I know… I have a comedy tournament on my site and haven’t seen those staples of comedy :(
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  5. Jake Cole says:

    You haven’t seen dark comedy ’til you’ve watched a Swedish film called Songs From the Second Floor. That’s comedy at zero Kelvin.
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  6. CMrok93 says:

    The King of Comedy, is one of Scorsese’s most unkown, and I’m so glad you mentioned it, cause it really is that good. Also, I didn’t love Dr. Strangelove, probably cause the satire went over my head, but sooner or later I’ll be giving this a rewind.

    • Heather says:

      The King Of Comedy is one I haven’t seen myself and need to push up on my To See list. I love everyones reaction to Dr. Stranglove. It’s so diverse.

  7. From the list, The King of Comedy is definitely my favorite. Scorsese and De Niro were top-notch in this film. I feel like it doesn’t get enough recognition.
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  8. Damn, so sorry Burn After Readings didn’t make the top that movie is just one dollop of delightful and macabre. The Graduate, though is what tops my list – just all around excellence.
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  9. FRC Ruben says:

    Anyone have a take on Very Bad Things? When it came out it was slammmmed, but I really thought it was funny.
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  10. Univarn says:

    Despite my silly sense of humor, dark comedy has never done much for me. Exceptions to Dr. Strangelove, and maybe The King of Comedy, but for the most part it’s a general miss for me.

    It’s a nice series you have going on here though Heather (and of course Groover!), can’t wait to see the next one!
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    • Heather says:

      Thanks Univarn. I’m glad you are enjoying it. Dark Comedy is definitely something I enjoy more when in the mood, but I think anyone a fan of anything Tarantino has to be more than a little in love with dark humor. That’s me!

  11. Marc says:

    This was quite a lot of fun and I found a few movies to check out when I want something off the beaten (read dark) path. Thanks for hosting this! I haven’t seen King of Comedy but now it’s moved to the top of the Netflix queue:)
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  12. rtm says:

    Great pick, Marc & Heather… well, cause Dr. Strangelove and American Beauty are the only two I’ve seen on this list :) That’s also a great quote from Walpole.

    Btw, I tagged you for the Versatile Blog Award, Heather: http://wp.me/pxXPC-1Cf
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  13. I don’t think I ever would have thought of American Beauty as dark comedy. The only other film I’ve seen here is Heathers but it sounds like I’ll have to check some of those others out.
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  14. FRC Ruben says:

    Really surprised at how few peeps actually saw King of Comedy —- and you call yourselves Marty Scorsese fans.
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