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The Best Dark Comedy Movies and TV Shows on HBO MAX

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 MAX.

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1. Six Feet Under

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8.7/10
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85/100
Year: 2001-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Drama, Comedy

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 (HBO MAX, HBO & Prime Video). 63 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 63 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. 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 stream on a popular TV everywhere service (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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3. Withnail & I

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81/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

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4. Inside No. 9

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8.5/10
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79/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An anthology of darkly comic twisted tales, each one taking place behind a door marked 'number 9'.

Where to Watch: 29 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hulu & BritBox). 6 episodes (20%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Death at a Funeral

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7.4/10
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78/100
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 & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Pee-wee's Big Adventure

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7.0/10
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77/100
Released: 1985Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters and bizarre situations as he treks across the country to recover his bike.

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

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7. Vice Principals

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75/100
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 stream on a popular TV everywhere service (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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8. Search Party

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7.5/10
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75/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears.

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & Hoopla). 20 episodes (67%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Something Wild

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73/100
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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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10. The Ruling Class

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71/100
Released: 1972Rated: PG
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is mentally unfit to own the estate, the Gurney family plots to steal Jack's inheritance. As their outrageous schemes fail, the family strives to cure Jack of his bizarre behavior, with disastrous results.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Shout Factory TV & The Criterion Channel).

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11. The Brink

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68/100
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 stream on a popular TV everywhere service (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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12. Divorce

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64/100
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 stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. CB4

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64/100
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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Jubilee

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6.1/10
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63/100
Released: 1978
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Queen Elizabeth I visits late twentieth-century Britain to find a depressing landscape where life has changed since her time.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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15. Satan's Brew

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62/100
Released: 1976
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: This fast-paced black comedy by wunderkind director Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows the frantic efforts of a starving and confused writer, Walter Kranz to beg, borrow or steal enough money to survive on, and at the same time make some sense of his confusing life. Unable to write enough to keep his publisher's royalty advances coming, he seeks out a woman he imagines is a prostitute and interviews her for material. He is also inspired to utter some poetry, which his brassy, outspoken wife identifies as coming from the famous homosexuality-advocating mystical German poet, Stefan George. This inspires Walter to take a closer look at the gay scene, and he quickly becomes a sort of celebrity there.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

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16. Here and Now

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6.8/10
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59/100
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 stream on a popular TV everywhere service (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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17. The Pentagon Wars

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56/100
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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).