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1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.2
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93 Metascore

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 466,631 | Gross: $1.23M

2. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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79 Metascore

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 54,012 | Gross: $42.37M

3. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Follows the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.

Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter

Votes: 20,822

4. Forbidden Zone (1980)

R | 74 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.7
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The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.

Director: Richard Elfman | Stars: Gene Cunningham, Marie-Pascale Elfman, Virginia Rose, Phil Gordon

Votes: 4,243

5. Klovn (2005– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

8.4
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The socially awkward misadventures of Frank Hvam, his girlfriend Mia and his best friend Casper.

Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Mia Lyhne, Iben Hjejle

Votes: 4,287

6. The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

R | 104 min | Comedy

7.9
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A series of surreal sequences that critique morality and society in a stream of consciousness style.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi, Michel Piccoli, Monica Vitti

Votes: 12,829 | Gross: $0.01M

7. 5 Headed Shark Attack (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.1
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Shaped like a demented starfish, a monster 5-headed shark terrorizes the open ocean before invading the beaches of Puerto Rico, endangering the once peaceful island paradise.

Director: Nico De Leon | Stars: Chris Bruno, Nikki Howard, Lindsay Sawyer, Jeffrey Holsman

Votes: 869

8. Too Many Cooks (2014 TV Short)

TV-MA | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

8.5
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A series of montages that parodies the introductory title sequences of generic 70s, 80s and 90s TV shows of various genres slowly turns into an absurdist meta slasher and then the parody becomes even weirder.

Director: Chris 'Casper' Kelly | Stars: Ken DeLozier, Tara Ochs, Katelyn Nacon, Justin Scott

Votes: 3,354

9. Keep an Eye Out (2018)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy

6.8
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Police officers at a station must solve a murder case.

Director: Quentin Dupieux | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Grégoire Ludig, Marc Fraize, Anaïs Demoustier

Votes: 2,105

10. Dickshark (2016)

200 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

2.5
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A romantic couple get more than they expected after the husband's experiments with penis-enlargement cream go awry. Wait, this is not a porn story. Rather, it is an absurd science-fiction ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Zebub | Stars: Kayla Browne, John Giancaspro, Rachel Crow, Greg Fuller

Votes: 177

11. The Milky Way (1969)

M/PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Paul Frankeur, Laurent Terzieff, Alain Cuny, Edith Scob

Votes: 6,197

12. Reality (2014)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy

6.9
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55 Metascore

A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.

Director: Quentin Dupieux | Stars: Alain Chabat, Jonathan Lambert, Élodie Bouchez, Kyla Kenedy

Votes: 4,551

13. Rundfunk (2015– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Rundfunk is an absurd, horrendously funny and shamelessly politically incorrect high school comedy about two best friends, Tim and Erik, who spend their time trying to do as little as possible during their final year at high school.

Stars: Yannick van de Velde, Tom van Kalmthout, Kees Hulst, Claire Bender

Votes: 713

14. The Blob

Horror, Sci-Fi | Announced

A strange life form used for government weapons testing consumes everything in its path as it grows bigger and bigger.

Star: Samuel L. Jackson

15. Simon of the Desert (1965)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him to come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal, Enrique Álvarez Félix, Hortensia Santoveña

Votes: 8,527

16. A Town Called Panic (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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70 Metascore

Cowboy and Indian's only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr Horse's birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they'll need to travel the world and back to make things right again.

Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar | Stars: Stéphane Aubier, Jeanne Balibar, Nicolas Buysse, François De Brigode

Votes: 7,034 | Gross: $0.17M

17. Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)

X | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

5.2
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Heironymus Merkin screens an autobiographical movie of his life, growth and moral decay.

Director: Anthony Newley | Stars: Anthony Newley, Joan Collins, Alexander Newley, Tara Newley Arkle

Votes: 331

18. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Six people unknowingly form a cycle of masturbation as they each cause others to privately indulge in their fetishes.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Meissel, Gabriela Wilhelmová, Barbora Hrzánová, Anna Wetlinská

Votes: 2,917

19. Buffet Froid (1979)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Black comedy about solitude and the dehumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet, Denise Gence

Votes: 4,360

20. Call Me Bwana (1963)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

5.4
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A returning moon capsule with vital information goes off-course and lands in Africa, where the little-known Ekele tribesmen find it. Washington orders African expert, Matthew Merriwether - ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Bob Hope, Anita Ekberg, Edie Adams, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 638

21. Baba Yaga (1973)

74 min | Family, Fantasy

6.8
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A long time ago a splendid deer with golden antlers lived in the woods, always protecting the poor and weak and disdaining evil. In a little village nearby the woods widow Yevdokya lived ... See full summary »

Directors: Viktor Makarov, Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Georgiy Millyar, Aleksei Smirnov, Raisa Ryazanova, Volodya Belov

Votes: 295

22. Too Legit (2016)

16 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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A rape victim (Zoe Kravitz) learns that she is pregnant.

Director: Frankie Shaw | Stars: Zoë Kravitz, Teresa Palmer, Nate Corddry, Clark Gregg

Votes: 85

23. Dark Horse (2005)

Unrated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A young man spurs romance and helps his friend and himself go through times and struggles of their ordinary life in Denmark.

Director: Dagur Kári | Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Nicolas Bro, Tilly Scott Pedersen, Morten Suurballe

Votes: 3,097

24. Hydrozagadka (1971 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.3
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Warsaw is mysteriously running out of water during the summer heat wave. This mystery can only be solved by a Polish superhero whose name is As.

Director: Andrzej Kondratiuk | Stars: Roman Klosowski, Zdzislaw Maklakiewicz, Wieslaw Michnikowski, Józef Nowak

Votes: 952

25. The Man Without a Map (1968)

118 min | Mystery

6.5
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A private detective is hired to find a missing man by his wife. Contradictory evidence and the lack of clues soon render the case as virtually unsolvable, as the detective grows more and more frustrated.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Etsuko Ichihara, Osamu Ôkawa, Kiyoshi Atsumi

Votes: 361

26. Planeta Petrila (2016)

80 min | Documentary

8.4
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In Petrila, a Romanian mining town, an ex-miner uses art and absurdism in a struggle to keep history alive.

Director: Andrei Dascalescu | Stars: Ion Barbu, Catalin Cenusa, Mihai Barbu, Ilinca Paun-Constantinescu

Votes: 601

27. Gospel According to Harry (1994)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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The film is a biblical soap-opera whose action unfolds in the Californian desert. Karen and Wes's marriage is crumbling apart - like a sandcastle. Karen can't even make love to her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Lech Majewski | Stars: Andy Rivera, Alhassane Barry, David Baty, Renata Berger

Votes: 169

28. Tuvalu (1999)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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58 Metascore

In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and ... See full summary »

Director: Veit Helmer | Stars: Denis Lavant, Chulpan Khamatova, Philippe Clay, Terrence Gillespie

Votes: 2,470 | Gross: $0.41M

29. Happy End (1967)

71 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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A dark comedy about a murder and its consequences presented in a backwards manner, where death is actually a rebirth. The film starts with an "execution" of the main protagonist and goes ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Vladimír Mensík, Jaroslava Obermaierová, Josef Abrhám, Bohus Záhorský

Votes: 894

30. Freak Orlando (1981)

126 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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In the form of a "small theater of the world", a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrike Ottinger | Stars: Magdalena Montezuma, Delphine Seyrig, Albert Heins, Claudio Pantoja

Votes: 159

31. How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer (1975)

96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Jaromír Hanzlík, Libuse Safránková, Frantisek Filipovský, Milos Kopecký

Votes: 952

32. Accumulator 1 (1994)

102 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that's right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Petr Forman, Edita Brychta, Zdenek Sverák, Bolek Polívka

Votes: 1,293

33. Space Chickens in Space (2018– )

11 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Three chickens have to face unthinkable challenges of technology, school and sibling relationships on a diplomacy school in outer space.

Stars: Kylie Loveday, Lynette Callaghan, Laura Aikman, David Menkin

Votes: 43

34. Bread and Circus (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.6
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One man's courage and will to break loose from the system, and the ability of one individual to bring down the kingdom.

Director: Martin Loke | Stars: Oliver Boullet, Miriam Johansson, Martin Loke, Magne Jahrestein

Votes: 263

35. St. Agatha (2014)

Fantasy

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Feminist tragicomedy, 48 hours in the life of a woman in modern New York. This story is about an ordinary woman, who works in local bakery. Our heroine is constantly searching for love, for... See full summary »

Director: Nika Lapin | Stars: Marina Bain, Mitzy Colletes, Constance Cooper, Steven Heinig

36. The End of Agent W4C (1967)

87 min | Comedy

7.2
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The invincible agent Cyril Juan Borguette alias W4C (Jan Kacer) has been assigned a mission to go to a hotel in Prague, get hold of a saltcellar with a plan for the military exploitation of... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Jan Kacer, Kveta Fialová, Jirí Sovák, Jan Libícek

Votes: 273

37. Absurd Encounter with Fear (1967)

2 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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A Man approaches a Women in a field.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Fisk, Peggy Lynch

Votes: 878

38. Symphony No. 42 (2014)

10 min | Animation, Short, Mystery

7.8
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Forty-seven brief but vivid vignettes about the paradoxical nature of our world, seamlessly intertwine perplexing scenes of poetical absurdism with the ironic, the grotesque, and the beautiful. Is this the symphony of life?

Director: Réka Bucsi

Votes: 719

39. Dracula of Exarcheia (1983)

87 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

6.5
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A mad scientist creates the band Music Brigades from body parts of dead musicians.

Director: Nikos Zervos | Stars: Konstantinos Tzoumas, Tzimis Panousis, Vangelis Kotronis, Isavella Mavraki

Votes: 755

40. Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight (1975)

85 min | Comedy

5.7
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An experimental, ludicrous, plotless, absurd, surreal comedy. It is seemingly intentionally impossible to understand. It leaps from scene to scene, world to world, with recurring names and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Leonard Buschel, Elsie Downey, Michael Sullivan, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 159

41. My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117 (2002)

12 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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Disaster after disaster, an already frail man descends into madness after his talking dog announces that he is actually his defence lawyer.

Director: Christopher Morris | Stars: Paddy Considine, Miranda Pleasence, Simon Greenall, Richard Lumsden

Votes: 1,074

42. Happy Day (1976)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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A concentration camp on a barren island is hell for the exiled prisoners. The everyday life of the people who live there consists of interrogations, psychological and physical violence, ... See full summary »

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Zorz Sarri, Giorgos Moshidis, Stavros Kalaroglou, Nikos Bousdoukos

Votes: 207

43. Animal World (2018)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

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In the spring of 2017, after finishing the documentary Animal World, the independent filmmaker Ouyang Dong turned his camera to a foreign woman, Mary, played by an inflatable doll who was ... See full summary »

Director: Can-zhao Lam | Stars: Haokun Gou, Gu Jianping, Lv Liang, Tian Ling

44. Eastern Business (2016)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Two friends begin a journey full of adventures in Eastern Europe, trying to make it in business and fulfill their long-time dreams.

Director: Igor Cobileanski | Stars: Ion Sapdaru, Constantin Puscasu, Daniel Busuioc, Anne Marie Chertic

Votes: 574

45. The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967)

15 min | Short

5.9
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Four guys break into an old castle and find uniforms and military equipment. They then prepare to defend it from an imaginary enemy.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Peter Brumm, Georg Eska, Karl-Heinz Steffel, Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg

Votes: 626

46. Wisdom Teeth (2010)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Help from a friend to pull the wisdom teeth does not end as expected.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Don Hertzfeldt, Roxanna Hibdon

Votes: 922

47. Korte Kuitspier (2019)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Short Calf Muscle is an absurdist black comedy about Anders. And Anders is different. But he doesn't know that. Yes, he's also gay, but that's not the point here. There is also this thing that others see but he doesn't.

Director: Victoria Warmerdam | Stars: Henry van Loon, Sieger Sloot, Lucretia van der Vloot, Beppie Melissen

48. Show Kafka's Dudes (2018– )

4 min | Comedy

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We came up with the best series on the planet, but then we forgot the scripts and we had to shoot what you see.

Stars: Ivan Prokopovich, George Zhuzikasio Ali, Lady-cat, Footpad

49. M.O.P.Z. (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy

7.5
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A lazy janitor builds a robot to do his dirty work.

Director: Todd Rohal | Stars: Jim Hamerlinck, Karen Wetterhahn, Ron Ford, Jay Wesley Cochran

Votes: 89

50. See You in Hell, Friends (1970)

73 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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As a car full of an assortment of characters rolls down an embankment and bursts into flames, the old driver says "See You in Hell, Friends." The relations between the characters are shown ... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Míla Beran, Nino Besozzi, Jana Brezinová, Carlo Capannelle

Votes: 69



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