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The list contains the best, new and most relevant cynical movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out cynical, realistic, clever, humorous, witty and biting films and TV shows about / with dialogue, family relations, friendship, storytelling, father daughter relationship, violence, husband wife relationship, friends, mentor and couple relations plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Soviet Union and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as cynical: American Beauty (1999), Modern Family (2009), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), South Park (1997), Archer Vice (2009), Family Guy (1998), Silicon Valley (2014), Desperate Housewives (2004), Futurama (1999), Wild Tales (2014).
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South Park
Animation, Comedy
USA
22 min.
 8.7
Archer Vice
Animation, Action, Comedy
USA
22 min.
 8.7
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Dynasty
Drama
USA
42 min.
 7.1
War Machine
Comedy, Drama, War
USA
122 min.
 6.0

List of cynical movies

 8.4
 946K
American Beauty
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: dramatic, realistic, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, parenthood, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, depression, loneliness, family problems, life philosophy, obsession, teenage life, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 8.5
 289K
Modern Family
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: humorous, cynical, not serious, realistic
Plot: family life, couple relations, parents and children, generation gap, responsibility, everyday life, step parent, gay relationship, older man younger woman relationship, brother sister relationship, grandfather, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern california, california
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The Wolf of Wall Street
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: realistic, clever, cynical, biting, dramatic ...
Plot: stock broker, money, stock market, rise and fall, corruption, motivational speaker, wall street, greed, ambition, sex, corporate crimes, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea, las vegas ...
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 8.7
 284K
South Park
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Style: cynical, not serious, gross out humor, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, mischievous children, group of friends, adult humor, elementary school, parody, small town, child swearing, social satire, friends, stupidity, vicious ...
Place: colorado, usa
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 8.7
 116K
Archer Vice
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that ...
Style: humorous, cynical, not serious, witty, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, spy spoof, sarcasm, male objectification, cia, government agency, espionage, james bond spoof, workplace, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 269K
Family Guy
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing ...
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, witty, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: eccentric family, parents and children, family life, anthropomorphism, dog, family relations, social satire, couple relations, youth, absurdism, small town, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: rhode island, usa
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 8.6
 94K
Silicon Valley
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, Silicon Valley ...
Style: cynical, humorous, entertaining, talky, clever ...
Plot: programmer, geek, sarcasm, workplace situations, nerd, ambition, workplace, businessman, ambitious, buddies, computers and web, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Desperate Housewives
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: twists and turns, cynical, dark humor, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, family relations, female friendship, crumbling marriage, neighbor, couple relations, suburban life, social relations, infidelity, investigation, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.5
 183K
Futurama
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, surreal, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, robot, goofy hero, alien, escapades, mad scientist, benign alien, social satire, adult humor, workplace situations, partners, scientist ...
Time: future
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 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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 7.0
 798
Intergirl
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union, Sweden
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A hospital nurse becomes an "international girl", a prostitute who caters to foreigners with hard currency.
Style: serious, cynical, realistic, touching, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, society, starting over, couples, family relations, culture clash, money, romance, marriage for money, materialism, marriage, foreigner ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, europe, sweden, soviet union
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Cruel Intentions
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: cynical, entertaining, romantic, dark humor, sexual ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: seduction, bet, manipulation, betrayal, obsession, sexual obsession, love, teenagers, seductive behavior, brother sister relationship, cynic, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The War of the Roses
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, psychological, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, divorce, relationships, uninhibited rivalry, lawyer, marriage, suburbs, greed, destructive relationship, manipulation, family feud, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Better Call Saul
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, legal, family relations, hotshot lawyer, brother brother relationship, gangsters, ambition, moral dilemma, workplace situations, lawyer client relationship, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 6.7
 212K
The Other Guys
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, cynical, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, police, parody, misfit partners, partners against crime, farce, reluctant partners, stupidity, verbal byplay, goofy hero, dumb, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.8
 356K
House
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, talky, cynical ...
Plot: hospital, medicine, treatment, doctor, doctors and patients, cure, prodigy, medical profession, health, surgery, misdiagnosed, snobbism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 8.1
 710K
Gone Girl
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, missing wife, mystery, investigation, disappearance, manipulation, obsession, police investigation, psychology, moral ambiguity, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 99K
The Family
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Style: dark humor, cynical, absurd, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, violence, hidden identity, starting over, fish out of water, family bonds, family relations, parents and children, family in danger, criminal heroes, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
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 8.2
 22K
Columbo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, cynical, captivating, serious ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, murder, unconventional method, crimes, mind game, uncover truth, crime solving, crime investigation, murder investigation, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.4
 174K
What Women Want
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's ...
Style: humorous, romantic, feel good, cynical, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: women, battle of the sexes, romance, supernatural ability, telepathy, workplace romance, womanizer, workplace, father daughter relationship, stereotypes, screwball, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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What's in a Name?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vincent, a wealthy real estate agent, is invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband Peter, both professors in Paris. Claude, a childhood friend and trombonist in a symphony orchestra, is also present. Vincent brings news from the ...
Style: talky, cynical, thought provoking, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: under the surface, prank, family problems, disorder, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, friends, dialogue driven, best friends, joke, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.
Style: exciting, entertaining, intellectual, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotshot hero, verbal byplay, mystery, fight scenes, master villain, private detective, mind game, riddles and clues, partners against crime, conspiracy, twists & turns, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, switzerland, paris france ...
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 4.7
 55K
Showgirls
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young drifter named Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become a top showgirl.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: showgirl, striptease, dancing, rivalry, dancer's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, rise and fall, seduction, boss and employee, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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 6.9
 24K
Freeway
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, cynical, bloody, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, brutality, life is a bitch, disfigurement, crime, prison, sexual abuse, runaway, dysfunctional family, censorship, teenager, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california
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 6.1
 4K
Suck
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film follows a petty rock band called the Winners, consisting of vocalist Joey Winner, bassist Jennifer, guitarist Tyler, drummer Sam, and French-Canadian roadie Hugo, along with their sleazy manager Jeff, as they tour across Canada and the USA ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, scary, not serious ...
Plot: vampire, rock band, musician's life, desire for fame, supernatural, friends, lifestyle, gory, blind ambition, parody, track down, concert tour ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, usa
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Southland Tales
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: surreal, enigmatic, dark humor, cynical, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, surrealism, alternate reality, surveillance, brutality, memory, future dystopia, apocalypse, dishonesty, chaos, prophecy, split personality ...
Time: future, year 2005, near future, year 2008, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, afghanistan ...
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 7.1
 6K
Dynasty
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The reboot follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children focusing on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be ...
Style: cynical, artsy, captivating, twists and turns
Plot: rich, family business, intrigue, secret, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, twists & turns, family relations, love triangle, fashion, homosexual, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Winter Cherries
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Olga, is a young intelligent woman who raises a young son. She ends up falling in love with a married man who does not dare to leave his family.
Style: melancholic, uplifting, cynical, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorced woman, unlikely relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, relationship problems, married woman, up and down relationship, destructive relationship, couple relations, love affair, impossible love, neighbor neighbor relationship, breakup ...
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Twelve Chairs
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 305 min.
Story: A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist ...
Style: entertaining, cynical, captivating, humorous
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure hunter, hidden treasure, cons and scams, uninhibited rivalry, follow your dream, reluctant partners, partners in crime, unlikely partners, following a dream, it was all a dream, wealth ...
Time: 1920s
Place: soviet union, russia
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The Master and Margarita
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 500 min.
Story: The Master and Margarita is a Russian TV mini-series, based on the novel written by Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov between 1928 and 1940.
Style: classic literature, psychological, atmospheric, talky, cynical ...
Plot: society, temptation, deal with the devil, religions or cults, supernatural, black magic, heaven and hell, politics, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, mystery ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem ...
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