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Old 03-30-2017, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Existential comedies

This is one of my favourite movie genres. Something that can make you laugh at the bleakest absurdities of life. Any recommendations?
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know if you seen them already or they are what you are looking for.
  1. Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
  2. What About Bob? (991)
  3. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1990)
  4. Groundhog Day (1993)
  5. The Truman Show (1998)
  6. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  7. Drowning Mona (2000)
  8. Lost in Translation (2003)
  9. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  10. Stranger than Fiction (2006)
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Old 03-31-2017, 04:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know if you seen them already or they are what you are looking for.
  1. Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
  2. What About Bob? (991)
  3. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1990)
  4. Groundhog Day (1993)
  5. The Truman Show (1998)
  6. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  7. Drowning Mona (2000)
  8. Lost in Translation (2003)
  9. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  10. Stranger than Fiction (2006)
I've seen the bolded ones and I feel like I've seen Rosencratz but can't remember it. I should watch Eternal Sunshine again too because that's a pretty faded memory

Being John Malkovitch has long been a favourite. Great movie.
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Have you seen Better off Dead and Heathers?
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Withnail & I kinda has that quality.
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Withnail & I kinda has that quality.
Pretty sure I've seen these although I don't remember much of Better Off Dead.
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the quintessential existential comedy
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Adaptation


A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Contemplating Existence


The Bothersome Man (criminally underrated--one of the best depictions of someone getting repeatedly hit by trains I've ever seen)


The Lobster


I also second Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. I watched it pretty close to when I finished Hamlet and about died laughing. Made me appreciate both works a lot more as well.
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Watching that right now actually. Reminds me a little of Bunuel.
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the quintessential existential comedy
Another one I need to rewatch I think. Been a while.

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Adaptation
Seen this one but it's on Netflix so think I'll watch it again.

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Just finished this one. Enjoyed its meandering through the human condition. I realised I've seen the director's Songs From the Second Floor a while ago.

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The Bothersome Man (criminally underrated--one of the best depictions of someone getting repeatedly hit by trains I've ever seen)
Never heard of this one. Will keep an eye out.

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This one sounds interesting. Hopefully have it at the local video store.
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