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The Best Dark Comedy Movies on Netflix

Finding a good Dark Comedy movie 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 of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. American Beauty

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8.3/10
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95/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
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 (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 5 others).

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2. Trainspotting

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8.1/10
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93/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Cult

What it's about: Mark Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

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

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3. American Psycho

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7.6/10
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87/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

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

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4. A Serious Man

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7.0/10
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81/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances Sy Ableman.

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

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5. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

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6.9/10
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79/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.

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

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6. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

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8.2/10
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75/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Comedy, Documentary

What it's about: This concert was recorded live at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, California

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

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7. Young Adult

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6.2/10
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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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 5 others).

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8. Bad Day for the Cut

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6.5/10
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70/100
Released: 2017
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A middle-aged Irish farmer, who still lives at home with his mother, sets off on a mission of revenge when the old lady is murdered.

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

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9. Kills on Wheels

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7.1/10
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70/100
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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10. Velvet Buzzsaw

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5.7/10
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67/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Thriller, Mystery

What it's about: Big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

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

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11. The Bling Ring

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5.6/10
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66/100
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 popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

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7.2/10
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66/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull off "The Big Dirty" which is to steal a large amount of coins because they are untraceable and quit their life of crime forever

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (PlayStation Store).

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13. The Package

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5.5/10
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63/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: When a group of teenagers goes on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race to save their friend’s most prized possession.

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

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14. Bill Hicks: Relentless

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8.7/10
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62/100
Released: 1992
Documentary, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: Outspoken and raw, not mincing matters, Bill Hicks tells us that, just like smokers, non-smokers also die every day - with jogging instructor Jim Fixx as an example -, asks women what's so terrible about giving head, talks us through what really happened during the 1990-1991 Gulf War and how the used technology could have also been used to feed the poor of the world.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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15. El Camino Christmas

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5.6/10
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57/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A young man seeking a father he has never met, through no fault of his own, ends up barricaded in a liquor store with five other people on Christmas Eve in the fictitious town of El Camino, NV.

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

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16. Speech & Debate

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5.9/10
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54/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.

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

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17. Katt Williams: American Hustle

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6.7/10
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52/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Comedy, Documentary

What it's about: Stand-up comedian Katt Williams stars in this feature-length comedy. The film follows Katt as he takes a trip to Hollywood, where he hopes to break into the movie industry. But Katt's dreams lie in tatters when he is cast in increasingly ridiculous and stereotyped roles, so he remembers where his real loyalties lie, and sets off on a stand-up comedy road trip.

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

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18. Skins

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6.3/10
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50/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A story about four spanish people who see themselfs as freaks and seldom go outside...

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

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19. Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules

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7.3/10
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47/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Documentary, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: This is a great performance. Through yelling and energetic story-telling, he talks about marriage, drugs, being arrested (thanks to his ex-wife), pleasing women, religion, and much, much more.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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20. Odu Raja Odu

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7.4/10
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38/100
Released: 2018
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A wife wants her husband to get her a set-top box. The husband goes out to buy it with his drug peddler friend and gets into problems that soon spiral out of control.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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21. Vanjagar Ulagam

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6.1/10
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37/100
Released: 2018
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A woman is murdered and her neighbour is picked up as a suspect. Meanwhile, a journalist believes he can use this murder to lure an elusive gangster, with help from the guy’s former accomplice.

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

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22. Feo pero Sabroso

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4.2/10
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33/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: When an unattractive man gets engaged to a beautiful woman, their families oppose the union and the priest set to perform the ceremony is kidnapped.

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