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The Best Dark Comedy Movies and TV Shows on HBO

Finding a good Dark Comedy movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Dark Comedy movies and TV shows of all time streaming on HBO.

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1. American Beauty

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8.3/10
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94/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Six Feet Under

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8.7/10
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86/100
Year: 2001-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business. When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside.

Where to Watch: 63 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX & HBO). 63 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Barry

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8.3/10
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84/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 16 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Idiocracy

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6.6/10
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79/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Death at a Funeral

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7.4/10
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79/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: A myriad of outrageous calamities befall an eccentric English clan with more than a few skeletons in its closets, when its patriarch dies an unexpected death. Soon, every complication imaginable befall the grief-stricken mourners.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hulu & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Vice Principals

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8.0/10
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73/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Comedy

What it's about: The story of a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 18 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Something Wild

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6.9/10
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72/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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8. The Brink

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7.8/10
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67/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Comedy

What it's about: Three top U.S. government and military officials scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. CB4

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6.3/10
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63/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ability in an artist never hurts sales, does it? You've just got to play the part of a rap star...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Divorce

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62/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A couple goes through a long, drawn-out divorce.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Daniel Sloss: X

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8.4/10
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62/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Comedy, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: Daniel Sloss discusses a variety of topics, from his love of children, to being a man, in this tastefully dark comedy special.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (HBO).

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12. The Pentagon Wars

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58/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle). There's only one problem. . . it doesn't work.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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13. Here and Now

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57/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing present-day American culture, as experienced by the members of a progressive multi-ethnic family — a philosophy professor and his wife, their adopted children from Vietnam, Liberia and Colombia and their sole biological child — and a contemporary Muslim family, headed by a psychiatrist who is treating one of their children.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

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54/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Nothing Co.

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40/100
Released: 2014
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Carlos has been fruitlessly looking for a job for years. One day, he finds a very special company called Nothing Co. The company is offering a job where the worker is paid to do nothing... but that day, his life will turn upside down.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (HBO).

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16. Cedric the Entertainer: Taking You Higher

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6.9/10
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40/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Comedy, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: Red-hot actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer stars in his first solo HBO special, a no-holds-barred 60-minute routine performed in front of a live audience at The Wiltern, the venerable Los Angeles theater. Spiced by several song-and-dance numbers featuring a smokin' band and sexy group of dancers he calls the 'Cedibles,' the special highlights Cedric's hilarious takes on fame, TV, rap music, sports, diets, plastic surgery, gay marriage, church socials, meeting the President (not the new one, but the one we like), $5,000-a-plate dinners, Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden, suicide bombers, gas prices, Halloween, Latin music and more.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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