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The Best Dark Comedy Movies and TV Shows on Showtime

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 Showtime.

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1. The Death of Stalin

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7.2/10
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82/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Comedy, History

What it's about: When tyrannical dictator Josef Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria, the sadistic secret police chief.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.49 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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7.6/10
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80/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop, he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.

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

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3. Weeds

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7.9/10
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79/100
Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 8
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the course of the show, she and her family become increasingly entangled in illegal activities.

Where to Watch: 103 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Showtime). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 103 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Death at a Funeral

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7.4/10
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77/100
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—including the wrong corpse in the coffin, the accidental consumption of hallucinogenic drugs and the disclosure of the deceased's closeted homosexuality—befall the grief-stricken mourners.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. On Becoming a God in Central Florida

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7.4/10
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74/100
Year: 2019-2019Seasons: 1
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In the early 1990s, a recently widowed, impoverished Orlando water park employee schemes and cons her way up the ranks of the multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme which ruined her financially in the first place.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (40%) are available to watch free online (Showtime). 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime). 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime).

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6. Super

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6.7/10
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69/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks for heroic skills.

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

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7. It Stains the Sands Red

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5.5/10
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57/100
Released: 2016
Drama, Horror

What it's about: In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, A troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past, finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail.

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

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8. HAPPYish

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7.3/10
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56/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a "rebranding," or does he just have a "low joy ceiling?" Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool's errand? Happiness after all is pretty high bar. In a world as absurd as ours, maybe the best anyone can hope for is happyish.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Showtime). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Danger One

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7.1/10
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54/100
Released: 2018
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: While transporting a dying man to the hospital, two paramedics find a million dollars in cash sewn into his clothing. When the man dies, they decide to keep it, setting them on a path for a hellish night of violence and mayhem.

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

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10. Who Is Cletis Tout?

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6.4/10
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48/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Showtime).