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The Best Dark Comedy Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

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 Kanopy.

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1. A Man Called Ove

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7.7/10
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82/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she accidentally back into Ove’s mailbox, it sets off a series of unexpected changes in his life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Kind Hearts and Coronets

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8.0/10
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81/100
Released: 1949
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love and the widow of one of his victims, his plans go awry.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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3. Four Lions

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7.3/10
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79/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Four incompetent British terrorists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Warriors Gangsters & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

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7.9/10
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74/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Mr. Lazarescu is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is indeed sick, and an ambulance arrives with a nurse who has a few ideas about what could be the problem. However, a major traffic accident and poor organization leaves little room in Romanian hospitals for the fading Lazarescu.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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5. Young Adult

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6.3/10
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72/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 6 others).

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6. Under the Silver Lake

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6.5/10
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70/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy.

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

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7. Kills on Wheels

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7.1/10
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69/100
Released: 2016
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Two physically handicapped youngsters make friends with a paralysed hitman and are commissioned by a local mafia boss. They have little to lose although things are never as they first appear. The boundaries between fantasy and reality blur as the unlikely heroes stumble from one close encounter to the next and we gain an unusual insight into their lives on the periphery of society.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The Maid

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7.3/10
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69/100
Released: 2009
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Raquel has been the live-in housekeeper for a kind, reasonably wealthy family for half her life, and the joyless repetition of the job has begun to take its toll. Increasingly dependent on painkillers, Raquel resorts to pranks and childish avoidance to antagonize the family’s college-age daughter and a procession of new servants, all in the hopes of protecting her precarious power within the home. Her antics successfully push everyone away, until new maid Lucy actually pushes back.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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9. The Little Shop of Horrors

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6.3/10
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69/100
Released: 1960
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Seymour works in a skid row florist shop and is in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey. He creates a new plant that not only talks but cannot survive without human flesh and blood.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, SnagFilms & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Kanopy & Realeyz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix & Syfy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. The Farewell Party

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7.1/10
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69/100
Released: 2014
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with an emotional dilemma

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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11. It's a Disaster

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69/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. The Ruling Class

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68/100
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 subscription service (Shout Factory TV, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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13. The Ninth Configuration

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7.1/10
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67/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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14. Blood Punch

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6.3/10
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64/100
Released: 2014
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Milton, a college dropout, was only supposed to cook meth for one day. Broken out of rehab by a brash young woman and her trigger-happy ("ex") boyfriend and driven to a remote cabin the woods, Milton finds himself drawn into a dangerous love triangle gone haywire. The couple's deadpan half-truths spin around Milton like a song on repeat. They seem to read him like an open book, until a mysterious message opens his eyes to his cursed existence. With unlimited ammunition, any hunting tool they could desire, and an ever-growing body count, for what did Milton really sign up?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Vudu & PlayStation Store).

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15. The Bling Ring

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64/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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16. 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 subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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17. Terribly Happy

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6.9/10
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63/100
Released: 2008
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Robert Hansen, 34, a young police officer from Copenhagen, is transferred against his will to the small town of Skarrild in Southern Jutland as a substitute Marshall. The transfer is Robert’s chance to start over. Whether he is allowed to return to his job in Copenhagen, all depends on how well he performs in this frontier town.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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18. The Legend of Barney Thomson

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6.3/10
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59/100
Released: 2015
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Bride of Re-Animator

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6.3/10
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59/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. Ape

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55/100
Released: 2012
Comedy, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: Trevor Newandyke is a struggling comedian. Not only does he bomb on stage, but he bombs in everyday life. He’s fed up with all the jerks who push him around. All he wants is a break, and for someone to get him. Instead of taking a breath and getting himself together or taking his anger to the stage, he turns to the loud din of his headphones and the crackling glow of fire to ease his mind. He’s not only a lousy comic, but a pyromaniac, as well.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Vudu & PlayStation Store).

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21. Decoding Annie Parker

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Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: The lives of a breast-cancer patient and a researcher who is trying to prove a genetic link to cancer intersect in a groundbreaking study.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. The Driller Killer

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5.1/10
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54/100
Released: 1979
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, FilmBox, ConTV & 2 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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23. Aaltra

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52/100
Released: 2004
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. Through a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems they are doomed to stay together. They no longer focus their rage on each other but on the manufacturer of the tractor, in Helsinki. So get ready for a hilarious wheelchair road movie.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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24. Britannia Hospital

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49/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by striking workers, ruthless unions, violent demonstrators, racist aristocrats, and African cannibal dictator and sinister human experiments.

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

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25. Turkey Shoot

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47/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Drama, Cult

What it's about: In the near future, after an unspecified holocaust, survivors are herded into prison camps. There, they are hunted for sport by the leaders of the camp. Paul, one of the newest prisoners, is determined not to go down as quietly as the others.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shout Factory TV & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).