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Old 07-15-03, 12:51 PM
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Odd & quirky comedy recommendations

Like the title says I'm looking for some recommendations for comedies that are are a bit odd, quirky, dark, etc... Let's just say that fits my sense of humor much more than your typical Hollywood slapstick stuff. I like a bit of edge or some absurdity to my comedy. I also don't mind if the movie is mostly a drama, or something else, just as long as it has it's fair share of odd comedy. The movies also need to be available on R1 DVD... but please do include foreign films if they're available in R1.

I've seen too many many movies of this sort to list, but I'll give you a short list of the movies I've seen in the past couple weeks as examples of the kind of stuff I'm looking for:

Rat
Secretary
The Foul King (Korean)

I should also mention that I've got all the current Terry Gilliam releases, so there's no need to recommend Gilliam stuff.

Any recommendations?
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Old 07-15-03, 04:20 PM
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A few recent ones definitely on DVD:

Scotland, PA
CQ
Happiness of the Katakuris
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another vote for wet hot american summer

and i'll add, the ruling class
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Bottle Rocket (and all other Wes Anderson films)
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Mommy Dearest

and more seriously...

The Trouble With Harry
Old 07-15-03, 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by speedy1961
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Good call.

Don't forget...

Don't Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood
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personally I think fake over the top gore is hilarious, so if you are a fan of "so bad it's good" movies, I would highly recommend Riki-Oh the Story of Ricky, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, or any Peter Jackson movie LOTR excluded

for none gore I suggest Suicide Kings, or The 'Burbs
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I'll second The House of Yes (although I didn't like it very much, it sounds like it's exactly what you're looking for), and also give a call out for Clockwatchers.
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Some quirky comedies I enjoy:

Eating Raul
Shallow Grave
Polyester: hard to beat that odorama
Repo Man: a bit dated but still fun.
What’s Up Tiger Lilly?
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Trying not to repeat anything that's already been listed:
The Last Supper
Election
Igby Goes Down
Flirting With Disaster
Rodger Dodger
Very Bad Things
The Ref
Grosse Pointe Blank
The Last Seduction
But I'm A Cheerleader
Heathers
Any Early Pedro Almodovar Film
Freeway
The Opposite Of Sex
Withnail and I
Harold And Maude

The list just keeps on going...

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Another shout out for Wet Hot American Summer and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

The scene in Killer Klowns where the alien klown makes a shadow puppet of a dinosaur and then....well, I won't spoil it for ya....is hilarious. As is the puppet theater scene. Never laughed so hard in my life when my friend and I had some drinks and watched that one night.

I've always been partial to the John Ritter/Jim Belushi movie Real Men. I caught it once on HBO years back and even though I absolutely hate both Ritter and the lesser Belushi brother, I loved its sense of humor. Just saw it again the other day on cable and remembered how much I loved it.

"Who are those clowns?"
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Dead Man
Down By Law
Buffalo '66
Brazil
Ed and His Dead Mother
Eraserhead
Old 07-16-03, 01:22 PM
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SHAKES THE CLOWN.

It's definitely odd. Although I think I'm one of about four people alive who actually thought it was funny.

Not sure if it's on DVD, though.
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If you're into Chinese movies try these comedies:

Shaolin Soccer
Forbidden City Cop
God of Cookery
From Beijing With Love
King of Comedy

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