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The list contains the best, new and most relevant ironic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out ironic, talky, stylized, realistic, dark humor and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, brutality, loneliness, pornography, mentor, visceral, life philosophy, runaway and obsession plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as ironic: Wild Tales (2014), Afonya (1975), Sneaky Pete (2015), Shameless (2011), To the Sea! (2009), Happiness (1998), Trainspotting (1996), Cross of Iron (1977), Pulp Fiction (1994), Reservoir Dogs (1992).
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Shameless
Comedy, Drama
USA
46 min.
 8.7
Sneaky Pete
Crime, Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.3
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Matar al Padre
Drama
Spain
 7.0
War Machine
Comedy, Drama, War
USA
122 min.
 6.0

List of ironic movies

 8.1
 136K
Wild Tales
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: dark humor, tense, suspense, cynical, ironic ...
Plot: revenge, multiple storylines, twists & turns, human nature, destiny, unlikely criminals, violence, corruption, farce, greed, road rage, wedding party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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 8.0
 3K
Afonya
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character "Afonya" Borshev is a plumber, who spends his life partying with "buddies", many of whom he doesn't even ...
Style: satirical, funny, sincere, ironic
Plot: social satire, love, middle aged man, friendship, social relations, colleague colleague relationship, coworker relationship, older man younger woman relationship, bribery, social misfits, social outcast, slacker ...
Place: soviet union, russia
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 8.3
 18K
Sneaky Pete
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world ...
Style: melancholic, captivating, ironic, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: escapades, family relations, dishonesty, greed, family problems, adaptation, thief, investigation, friendship, gambling, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.7
 152K
Shameless
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, entertaining, ironic, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, alcoholic father, juvenile delinquency, poor family, drugs/alcohol, family problems, alcoholic, teenage sex, siblings relations, working class, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.4
 360
To the Sea!
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Russia
Story: Three young Russian families go for winter vacations to an unnamed exotic country, intending to rent a beach condo. However due to numerous comedic obstacles they never make it to the beach, staying at the hotel for the entire trip.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, sincere, ironic
Plot: family relations, family vacation, friendship, wife husband relationship, love and romance, brawl, children, sea, drunkenness, prank
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 7.8
 60K
Happiness
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, bleak, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, rape, sexual abuse, obsession, loneliness, child abuse, depression, sex, strong sexual content, siblings relations, relationships, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 8.2
 561K
Trainspotting
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 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.
Style: stylized, disturbing, realistic, bleak, clever ...
Plot: friendship, drug addiction, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, cult, surrealism, drugs, violence, depression, british, marijuana ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, london, edinburgh scotland
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 7.5
 23K
Cross of Iron
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, german, russian, survival, brutality, violence, gunfight, nazi, soldier, corruption, drinking, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, siberia, france
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 8.9
 1.5M
Pulp Fiction
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, talky, clever, stylized, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence, redemption, hitman, cult, gory, gunfight, gangster, organized crime, plot twist, crime gone awry, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.3
 779K
Reservoir Dogs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: clever, stylized, talky, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, cult, gory, undercover cop, violence, organized crime, robbery, gore, gangster, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 104K
Ghost World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: realistic, stylized, surreal, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adolescence, depression, teacher, geek, high school, sarcasm, dysfunctional family, obsession, jazz, blues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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The Match Factory Girl
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Iris (Kati Outinen) has a soul-deadening job as a quality-control worker watching boxes of matches go by on an assembly line all day. At night, she eats silently with her dour mother (Elina Salo) and stepfather (Esko Nikkari). One weekend, wearing ...
Style: bleak, serious, melancholic, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: loneliness, vengeance, working class, factory, revenge, finnish, deadpan, depression, drinking, suicide attempt, pregnancy, existentialism ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: helsinki finland, finland
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 7.6
 16K
New World
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, undercover cop, betrayal, police, organized crime, gangster, mob, mafia, violent, twists & turns, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
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The God of Cookery
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The God of Cookery, a brilliant chef who sits in judgement of those who would challenge his title, loses his title when a jealous chef reveals him to be a con-man and humiliates him publicly. As this new chef takes on the God of Cookery's role, ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, dark humor, absurd ...
Plot: martial arts, redemption, cooking, kung fu, goofy hero, farce, irreverent, contests and competitions, parody, uninhibited rivalry, life & death, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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The Marriage of Maria Braun
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, surreal, reflective ...
Plot: marriage, german, human nature, infidelity, loneliness, women, character study, relationships, sacrifice, tragedy, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1954 ...
Place: germany, europe, canada, west germany
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A Clockwork Orange
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, futuristic, bleak, dark humor, psychedelic ...
Plot: brutality, rape, murder, insanity, violence, social misfits, gang, brainwashing, freedom, drugs, violent, violence spree ...
Time: future, near future, 1990s
Place: britain
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 7.6
 47K
The Player
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: clever, cynical, witty, talky, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, police investigation, murder, obsession, movie business, paranoia, blackmail, investigation, writers, twists & turns, greed, paranoid ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: politics, cold war, military, paranoia, nuclear, apocalypse, president, nuclear war, british, military base, sarcasm, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, russia, pentagon
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Fox and His Friends
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Fox, a former circus performer, wins the lottery of DM 500,000 and can now have the life and things that he has always wanted. While he wants to climb up the social ladder, it isn't without turmoil, and being torn between his old working class ...
Style: bleak, sexual, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, betrayal, working class, money, lottery, greed, friends, friendship, drinking, male nudity, rich and poor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, morocco, tokyo, germany, munich germany
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Don't Tempt Me
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, ironic ...
Plot: redemption, gangsters, destiny, lesbian, devil, athlete's life, kung fu, brutality, good versus evil, afterlife, life & death, french ...
Time: year 1939
Place: spain, tokyo, mexico, paris france
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 7.7
 23K
Pierrot le Fou
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: storytelling, on the road, surrealism, betrayal, existentialism, lovers on the run, art, visceral, infidelity, new wave, artist, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, africa, paris france
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 7.7
 159K
Adaptation.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, intellectual ...
Plot: writer's life, obsession, writing, loneliness, imagination, twins, hollywood, mentally unstable, postmodernism, writers, storytelling, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new york, florida
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You, the Living
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Swedish city of Lethe, people from different walks of life take part in a series of short, deadpan vignettes that rush past. Some are just seconds long, none longer than a couple of minutes. A young woman (Jessica Lundberg) remembers a ...
Style: surreal, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, reflective ...
Plot: loneliness, existentialism, surrealism, life, human nature, dreams, swedish, depression, drinking, psychiatry, society, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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California Split
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: talky, cynical, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, buddies, addiction, existentialism, loneliness, drinking, bus, neo-noir, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
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The Chumscrubber
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, bleak, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, high school, coming of age, teenager, drinking, death, drugs/alcohol, suburban life, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 6.6
 17K
Suicide Club
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train it appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the ...
Style: surreal, psychological, dark humor, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, gory, police investigation, surrealism, brutality, death, cult, violence, vengeance, gore, insanity, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.4
 16K
Human Nature
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - ...
Style: surreal, clever, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, philosophy, solitude, afterlife, surrealism, social misfits, postmodernism, humanity, laboratory, storytelling, human nature, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
Style: dark humor, bleak, tense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: gunfight, vengeance, brutality, revenge, death, murder, violence, bounty hunter, insanity, existentialism, redemption, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 7.7
 100K
Barton Fink
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: dark humor, surreal, clever, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hotel, writer's life, hollywood, serial killer, murder, insanity, surrealism, writing, creativity, neo noir, writers, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 8.1
 43K
3-Iron
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. ...
Style: stylized, touching, serious, meditative, cerebral ...
Plot: destiny, romance, homeless, golf, mysterious character, loneliness, existentialism, storytelling, love affair, relationships, imagination, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

art house
art house movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
Dogville 2003
8.0
The Big Feast 1973
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meditative
meditative movies
The Island 2006
8.0
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 2003
8.1
The Fountain 2006
7.3
Before I Fall 2017
6.4
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations 2017
7.7
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satirical
satirical movies
The Big Feast 1973
7.2
The Simpsons Movie 2007
7.4
A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014
6.1
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005
6.8
Psycho Beach Party 2000
6.3
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enigmatic
enigmatic movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Zodiac 2007
7.7
Gone Girl 2014
8.1
Fight Club 1999
8.8
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reflective
reflective movies
The Door in the Floor 2004
6.7
Dance with a Stranger 1985
6.8
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... 2000
8.1
After Life 1998
7.8
Autumn Sonata 1978
8.3
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cerebral
cerebral movies
The Island 2006
8.0
Inception 2010
8.8
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Interstellar 2014
8.6
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character study
character study movies
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
8.7
Black Swan 2010
8.0
Perfect Strangers 2016
7.8
American Beauty 1999
8.4
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cynical
cynical movies
American Beauty 1999
8.4
Modern Family 2009
8.5
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013
8.2
South Park 1997
8.7
Archer Vice 2009
8.7
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