Cynical movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cynical movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out cynical, realistic, humorous, clever, dark humor and witty films and TV shows about / with friends, family relations, friendship, couple relations, couples, society, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, crimes and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Soviet Union and other countries.
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cynical movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cynical: House (2004), Misfits (2009), American Beauty (1999), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Black Mirror (2011), South Park (1997), Archer Vice (2009), Wild Tales (2014), Cruel Intentions (1999), Gone Girl (2014).

List of cynical movies

 8.8
 359K
House (2004)
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: cynical, clever, psychological, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, mastermind, talented, doctors and patients, antisocial behavior, riddles and clues, loner, unconventional method, patient, teamwork, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 8.3
 83K
Misfits (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, anti heroes, youth, teenage life, superhuman powers, imaginary, misfit, friends, twentysomething life, community service, superhero, storm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 8.4
 953K
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
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: thought provoking, sexual, cynical, biting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, youth, age difference, coming of age, american dream, parenthood, under the surface, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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: clever, biting, captivating, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, corporate crimes, greed, workplace situations, stock broker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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 8.9
 248K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, biting, clever, cynical ...
Plot: human nature, social decay, media satire, computers and web, society, technology gone awry, chaos, technophobia, technology, media, alternate reality, politician ...
Time: future
Place: england
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 8.7
 286K
South Park (1997)
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, humorous, gross out humor, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: elementary school, buddies, mischievous children, friends, vicious, small town, parody, gay slur, group of friends, adult humor, child swearing, social satire ...
Place: colorado, usa
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 8.7
 117K
Archer Vice (2009)
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: cynical, witty, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, cia, government agency, womanizer, spy spoof, workplace, danger, escapades, heroes, sarcasm, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.1
 139K
Wild Tales (2014)
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: tense, psychological, offbeat, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: human nature, unlikely criminals, revenge, fighting the system, wedding party, road rage, farce, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
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: sexual, cynical, clever, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: incest, seduction, teenage life, bet, femme fatale, strong sexual content, ego clash, siblings relations, manipulations, manipulation, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl (2014)
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: psychological, tense, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, missing wife, manipulation, mystery, investigation, disappearance, mind game, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 52K
iZombie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve ...
Style: cynical, suspenseful, witty, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural ability, hidden identity, supernatural, law enforcement, partners against crime, fighting crime, disorder, female protagonist, coroner, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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 7.3
 8K
Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, fighting crime, murder investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, urban, fbi agent, police partner, female boss, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
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 8.9
 408K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political intrigue, manipulations, politics, state affairs, blind ambition, political corruption, intrigue, lobbyist, white house, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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 9.0
 249K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crime, crimes, police investigation, psychopath, law enforcement, killings, crime gone awry, small town life, americana, disorder, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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 9.3
 228K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, not serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scientist, inventions and discoveries, time travel, imaginary, adventure, mad scientist, monster, disorder, prodigy, escapades, youth, odd ...
Place: usa
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
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: witty, humorous, sexual, dark humor, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, investigation, infidelity, social relations, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.5
 185K
Futurama (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, 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, cynical, humorous, surreal, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, robot, alien, mad scientist, benign alien, scientist, adult humor, social satire, goofy hero, escapades, workplace situations, partners ...
Time: future
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 5.3
 42K
Bachelorette (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: wedding, nothing goes right, friendship, hung over, drug use, wedding dress, bridesmaid, female friendship, strip club, hotel, best friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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 8.5
 295K
Modern Family (2009)
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: parents and children, family life, generation gap, everyday life, step parent, adoption, mother daughter relationship, sitcom, couple relations, family, adolescence, immature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, southern california
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 7.6
 3K
High Rollers (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Belle Duke, in order to get revenge on her former lover Philip Bang, organize his jail break. But instead of Philip is the Italian Felice Brianza, AKAS Felix, to escape. Now Felix is obliged to help Philip to escape. He will succeeded and from that ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, crime, betrayal, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, friends, trick, strong female character, thief, jail, fake priest ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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How to Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When former comedian Mark McCarthy is faced with a rare form of cancer, he hires a young, impressionable cameraman to document his crude and comical lessons on what it means to be a man for his unborn son.
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, odd couple, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, power relations, buddies, couple relations, pregnancy, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 9.2
 234K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: clever, dark humor, rough, captivating, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, killings, crime, family life, introspection, ambition, midlife crisis, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.4
 22K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, realistic, clever, talky, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, hotshot hero, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, coworker relationship, power relations, strong sexual content, workplace, dishonesty, powerful corporation, ambition, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 271K
Family Guy (1998)
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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, witty, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, anthropomorphism, dog, social satire, small town, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, family relations, youth, boy genius, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: rhode island, usa
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 8.6
 96K
Silicon Valley (2014)
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: humorous, cynical, clever, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, nerd, geek, workplace situations, ambition, workplace, businessman, ambitious, sarcasm, computer genius ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 8.5
 4K
Dag (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Meet Dag, a couple's therapist who holds a 90% divorce rate. His philosophy in life is that people should live alone and he's happy to share that with his patients. Dag leads a quiet life and the only thing he loves more than his solitude ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, humorous, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: doctors and patients, love and romance, friends, siblings relations, loner, power relations, fall in love, therapy, alienation, therapist, marital problem, mad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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 7.0
 804
Intergirl (1989)
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, realistic, cynical, touching, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, starting over, society, couples, family relations, romance, materialism, culture clash, money, foreigner, marriage for money, loveless marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, europe, sweden, soviet union
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The War of the Roses (1989)
Genre: Comedy
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, humorous, psychological, satirical ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, lawyer, greed, uninhibited rivalry, suburbs, divorce, destructive relationship, marriage, family feud, relationships, death, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 8.2
 67K
Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, cynical, semi serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, high school life, youth, homosexual, sexual relations, party, looking for sex, friendship, teenage sexuality, drugs/alcohol, lifestyle ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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Better Call Saul (2015)
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: dark humor, stylized, witty, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, workplace situations, legal, lawyer, moral dilemma, hotshot lawyer, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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