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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. Made For Love

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6.9/10
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77/100
Year: 2021-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Thirty-something Hazel Green tries to escape a suffocating marriage — until she realizes her tech billionaire husband has implanted a revolutionary tracking device, the Made for Love, in her brain.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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2. The Flight Attendant

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7.1/10
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81/100
Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Flight attendant Cassandra Bowden wakes in her hotel room hungover from the night before in Dubai with a dead body lying next to her. Afraid to call the police, she continues her morning as if nothing happened. In New York, she is met by FBI agents who question her about her recent layover in Bangkok. Still unable to piece the night together, she begins to wonder if she could be the killer.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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3. American Beauty

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8.3/10
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83/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
LGBTQ, Drama

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 $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Shaun of the Dead

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7.9/10
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80/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.

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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5. Barry

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8.3/10
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84/100
Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Comedy

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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6. Six Feet Under

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8.7/10
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86/100
Year: 2001-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Comedy, 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 (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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7. Search Party

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7.7/10
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77/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Drama, Comedy

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: 40 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & Hoopla). 20 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Pushing Daisies

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8.3/10
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82/100
Year: 2007-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed). 22 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX). 22 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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9. Inside No. 9

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8.5/10
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78/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Horror, Comedy

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

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hulu & BritBox). 6 episodes (19%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Vice Principals

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8.0/10
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74/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, 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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11. Withnail & I

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86/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

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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12. Two Weeks to Live

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57/100
Year: 2020-2021Seasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: When strange young misfit Kim Noakes was just a little girl, her father died in murky circumstances and her mother Tina whisked her away to a remote rural life of seclusion and bizarre survival techniques. Now all grown up, Kim sets out into the real world for the first time to begin a secret mission of honouring her father’s memory.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX).

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13. The Long Kiss Goodnight

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Released: 1996Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. Pee-wee's Big Adventure

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67/100
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 watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. The Brink

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67/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, 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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16. Divorce

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62/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama, Comedy

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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17. Here and Now

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59/100
Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

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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18. Bandits

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65/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Getting On

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Year: 2009-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Darkly comic series about life on a hospital ward and a nursing team who have to get on with the job despite challenges thrown up by the modern NHS.

Where to Watch: 15 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & Hulu).

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20. Eating Raoul

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73/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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21. The Ruling Class

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Released: 1972Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

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, The Criterion Channel & Shout Factory TV).

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22. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

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58/100
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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23. Jubilee

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6.2/10
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67/100
Released: 1978
Comedy, Drama

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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24. The Pentagon Wars

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7.3/10
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56/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
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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25. Satan's Brew

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6.9/10
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64/100
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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