Ironic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ironic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out ironic, melancholic, humorous, thought provoking, talky and clever films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, mentor, loneliness, life philosophy, runaway, catastrophe, culture clash, brutality and dark humor plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ironic: The End of the F***ing World (2017), Patrick Melrose (2018), Wild Tales (2014), Miracle Workers (2019), Insatiable (2018), The Lobster (2015), Heathers (2018), Good Girls (2018), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017), The Red Snowball Tree (1974).

List of ironic movies

The End of the F***ing World (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a darkly comedic road trip in search of her real father.
Style: tragicomedy, ironic, road movie, captivating, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, underage, murder, psycho, road trip, dark humor, teenage love, psychopath, tragic love, police investigation, search for father, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: united kingdom
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Patrick Melrose (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 302 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Patrick Molrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
Style: ironic, psychological, suspense, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: traumatic childhood, drug addiction, mental illness, child abuse, father son relationship, depression, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, loneliness, childhood trauma, millionaire, incest ...
Time: 2000s, 90s, 80s, 60s
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 8.1
 196K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: dark humor, human nature, multiple storylines, revenge, violence, fighting the system, wedding party, vengeance, corruption, destiny, road rage, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, south america
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant assistant Todd. An adaptation of Douglas Adams’ wildly successful comic novels.
Style: ironic, psychological, intellectual, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, clue, murder investigation, private detective, partners, unstoppable, hallucination, government agent, strange person, crime investigation, detective agency, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
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Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Frank Hathaway, a hardboiled private investigator, and his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the secrets of rural Warwickshire's residents.
Style: feel good, witty, captivating, ironic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private investigator, investigation, female detective, partners, eccentricity, adventure, mystery, unconventional method, murder mystery, female police detective, british police, sleuth ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: britain
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Miracle Workers (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A comedy set in the offices of Heaven Inc. When God plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels must convince their boss to save humanity. They bet him they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet: help two humans fall in love.
Style: ironic, humorous, feel good, satirical, captivating ...
Plot: god, friendship, fantasy world, angel, satire, job, end of the world, partners, outside help, topical humor, social satire, love ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.5
 28K
Insatiable (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A bullied teenager turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her revenge, with the help of a disgraced coach who soon realizes he's in over his head.
Style: ironic, cynical, captivating, entertaining, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: beauty pageant, weight loss, teenage girl, classmate classmate relationship, teenager, overweight, bullying, high school, lawyer, fat girl, dark humor, revenge ...
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 7.1
 252K
The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, ironic, art house, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: distopia, absurdism, manhunt, blindness, suicide attempt, society, hotel, love, torture, animals, punishment, solitude ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: ireland, greece, hellas
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 5.6
 3K
Heathers (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Based on the 1988 cult classic film.
Style: ironic, dark, cynical, anthology
Plot: high school, suicide, sociopath, bullying, social misfits, violence, dark humor, teenager, adolescence, apathy, teenage love, satire ...
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 7.7
 51K
Good Girls (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
Style: funny, ironic, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: housewife, female friendship, money laundering, family relations, criminal, female protagonist, crimes, convenience store robbery, love hate relationship, husband wife relationship, cons and scams, crime gone awry ...
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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The orphaned Baudelaire children face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death.
Style: captivating, ironic, suspense, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, children, life is a bitch, adventure, breaking the fourth wall, brother sister relationship, cross dressing, baby, cynicism, escapades, obsession, hopes ...
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David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two shows, back-to-back on the same evening at Boston's Wilbur Theatre. Only by watching this video will you learn of Cross unique relationship with the deaf community, share his canny insights into the ...
Style: ironic, witty, stylized, funny, harsh ...
Plot: road trip, sarcasm, culture clash, alter ego, politics, friendship, self discovery, dysfunctional family, race issues, character study, unlikely friendships, marijuana ...
Place: california, tokyo
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The Red Snowball Tree (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A former thief is released from a prison. He tries to start a new life with his penfriend - a good village woman, but his past doesn't let him go.
Style: ironic, touching, disturbing, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: peasant, middle aged man, alienation, redemption, village, guilt, criminal, couple relations, family relations, mother son relationship, pen pal, ex convict ...
Place: ussr, russia
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black ...
Style: absurd, humorous, surreal, parody, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monty python, holy grail, knight, king arthur, adventure, satire, legends and myths, surrealism, medieval, arthurian legend, sword fight, monk ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: england, europe, xian, scotland yard
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A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, emotional, ironic, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, suicide attempt, death, aging, love, swedish, mentor, pregnant woman, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, destiny ...
Time: year 2014
Place: sweden, scandinavia, spain, eastern europe
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 6.6
 3K
Cherish (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a martini-induced rampage, a fantasy-prone young woman is placed under house arrest.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, talky, ironic, lyrical ...
Plot: house arrest, obsession, loneliness, creativity, life philosophy, eccentricity, isolation, police investigation, false accusation, dishonesty, stalker, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
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 5.8
 88K
Nacho Libre (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, feel good, ironic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: wrestling, nun, eccentricity, monastery, fight scenes, follow your dream, goofy hero, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, fall in love, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: ironic, satirical, humorous, twists and turns, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, eccentricity, loneliness, looking for love, love and romance, pregnancy, self discovery, technology, dark humor, redemption, obsession, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, tokyo
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To Rome with Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Four tales unfold in the Eternal City: While vacationing in Rome, architect John encounters a young man whose romantic woes remind him of a painful incident from his own youth; retired opera director Jerry discovers a mortician with an amazing ...
Style: feel good, sexy, light, ironic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, art, culture clash, meet the parents, adultery, love story, farce, life philosophy, marriage, romance, architect, newlyweds ...
Time: 1920s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, london, paris france ...
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While We're Young (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.
Style: witty, psychological, ironic, humorous, talky ...
Plot: hipster, husband wife relationship, friendship, coming of age, midlife crisis, childless couple, couples, introspection, marriage, father in law, baby, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new york
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 6.7
 3K
$9.99 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Israel, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Have you ever wondered "What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?" The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach! You'll find it in a small yet amazing booklet, which will explain, in easy to follow, simple terms ...
Style: surreal, adult animation, humorous, ironic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loneliness, life philosophy, self discovery, society, social misfits, hopes, human nature, introspection, meaning of life, apartment building, nudity (full frontal - brief), suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new orleans, israel, san francisco, california
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In China They Eat Dogs (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intent fast paced Danish dark comedy film about two separately motivated brothers who with their slightly psychopathic tendencies end up in a touchy situation. One brother gets in serious trouble after a bank robbery and begs the other brother ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, ironic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, eccentricity, brutality, violence, sarcasm, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, family relations, fish out of water, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: denmark, china, asia, copenhagen
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 7.1
 127K
Carnage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Style: talky, ironic, twists and turns, thought provoking, cynical ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, dark humor, bully, parenthood, family relations, psychology, family problems, under the surface, society, art, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, africa
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Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All vile things must come to an end, and for Daria Morgendorffer that means it's time to look beyond high school to college. Our little girl has grown up so fast. It's time for higher learning, lowered expectations, and a heavy dose of ...
Style: humorous, ironic, semi serious, witty, adult animation ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, college, friendship, sarcasm, graduation, teenage love, school, teenage girl, family relations, teen angst, lifestyle, buddies ...
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Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: philosophical, meditative, humorous, cerebral, stylized ...
Plot: addiction, musician, actor, lifestyle, conversation, cafe, dark humor, art, deadpan, creativity, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, california, las vegas, new york, memphis ...
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 7.7
 192K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, twists and turns, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: writers, twins, loneliness, obsession, satire, filmmaking, thief, loser, writer's block, siblings relations, mentally unstable, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, new orleans, usa, new york
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 5.3
 2K
Amy's Orgasm (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Amy is a single 29 year old Jewish woman. She wrote a successful self-help book about how women can't truly be in love and experience "mental orgasm." Her parents and acquaintances always try to give her advice. Eventually, she breaks ...
Style: sexy, ironic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: orgasm, romance, battle of the sexes, manipulation, opposites attract, lifestyle, looking for love, gender, unlikely couple, sexual relations, looking for sex, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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 6.9
 2K
Diamond Men (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After 30 years on the road, a veteran jewellery salesman is forced to show his young replacement the tricks of the trade. But when the kid introduces him to the ladies of the "Altoona Riding Club," the old dog is introduced to a whole new ...
Style: touching, feel good, ironic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: aging, mentor, character study, self discovery, introspection, heist, workplace situations, partners, crimes, mentor protege relationship, unlikely friendships, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey, australia
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 7.0
 15K
Alfie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.
Style: witty, emotional, talky, ironic, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, abortion, playboy, character study, promiscuity, lifestyle, self discovery, sexual relations, sex, coming of age, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england, california, europe
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Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: melancholic, talky, emotional, ironic, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, midlife crisis, unlikely friendships, complex characters, couple relations, human nature, love and romance, romance, couples, depression, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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