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, dark humor, humorous, witty and clever films and TV shows about / with violence, friends, friendship, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, greed, murder, father son relationship and family relations plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Norway and other countries.
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cynical movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cynical: House (2004), Misfits (2009), Archer Vice (2009), American Beauty (1999), Rick and Morty (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Black Mirror (2011), Dead Like Me (2003), South Park (1997), Futurama (1999).

List of cynical movies

 8.7
 383K
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, biting ...
Plot: doctor, prodigy, talented, mastermind, loner, surgery, doctors and patients, patient, antisocial behavior, riddles and clues, teamwork, unconventional method ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 8.2
 87K
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: witty, cynical, exciting, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, youth, misfit, swearing, anti heroes, friends, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, superhuman powers, twentysomething life, superhero, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 8.6
 126K
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, humorous, witty, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, sarcasm, espionage, danger, womanizer, cia, government agency, escapades, male objectification, james bond spoof, dialogue, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 8.3
 1.0M
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, melancholic, sexual, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, age difference, dysfunctional family, virgin, family problems, teenage life, coming of age, youth, older man young girl relationship, older man younger woman relationship, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 9.3
 290K
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, cynical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scientist, mad scientist, time travel, inventions and discoveries, adventure, imaginary, grandfather grandson relationship, prodigy, odd, disorder, youth, family relations ...
Place: usa
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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, biting, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, money, cons and scams, wall street, corruption, greed, yuppie, hotshot hero, millionaire, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea ...
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 8.9
 349K
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, cynical, dark humor, biting, serious ...
Plot: human nature, social decay, society, computers and web, media satire, alternate reality, technology, gadget, paranoia, news, mind control, media ...
Time: future
Place: england
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 8.1
 38K
Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: humorous, cynical, witty, dark humor, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, dealing with death, team, deadly, death, mission, double life, family relations, tragic event, young people, boss and employee ...
Place: seattle washington
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 8.7
 305K
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, offbeat, gross out humor, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: elementary school, child swearing, parody, mischievous children, buddies, friends, adult humor, social satire, small town, group of friends, vicious, death ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: colorado, usa
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 8.4
 201K
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: cynical, humorous, futuristic, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, mad scientist, robot, scientist, androids and robots, benign alien, goofy hero, space and aliens, adult humor, social satire, escapades ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york
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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: marital problem, therapy, antisocial behavior, friends, loner, love and romance, doctors and patients, therapist, power relations, alienation, mad, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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 8.1
 154K
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, dark humor, cynical, biting ...
Plot: human nature, twists & turns, unlikely criminals, revenge, road rage, wedding party, corruption, violence, fighting the system, multiple storylines, destiny, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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 9.2
 260K
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: dark humor, serious, rough, captivating, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crimes, psychiatrist, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.0
 9K
Paradise PD (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: An eager young rookie joins the ragtag small-town police force led by his dad as they bumble, squabble and snort their way through a big drug case.
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, cynical
Plot: police investigation, social satire, small town, disorder, buddies, goofy hero, stupidity, bad cop, dumb, police protagonist, criminal
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 5.3
 44K
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, witty, funny, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: strip club, nothing goes right, female friendship, bridesmaid, friendship, wedding, hung over, best friends, disorder, reunion, lifestyle, wedding party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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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, romantic, clever, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: incest, seduction, bet, femme fatale, manipulation, teenage life, virginity, virgin, sexuality, ego clash, sociopath, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, sexy, sexual, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, suburban life, neighbor, family relations, social relations, couple relations, friendship, female friendship, lifestyle, infidelity, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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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, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, urban, police partner, police station, female boss, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
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 7.7
 63K
Happiness (1998)
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: banned film, cynical, dark humor, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pedophilia, rape, child abuse, unhappiness, loneliness, masturbation, sibling relationship, therapist, marriage, divorce, depression, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: humorous, exciting, dark humor, witty, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, heist, crime gone awry, crime, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, partners, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, london, england
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 8.1
 133K
Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: cynical, dark humor, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, workaholic, tv show, racial slur, adultery, media satire, success, workplace situations, network, anchor, workplace romance, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california
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 8.2
 70K
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, realistic, cynical, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, drugs/alcohol, sexual relations, party, looking for sex, youth, high school life, high school, homosexual, friends, lifestyle, classmates ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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 7.5
 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, semi serious, twists and turns, cynical, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, betrayal, crime, friends, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, fake priest, deception, jail ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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 6.0
 6K
Free Jimmy (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Norway, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.
Style: cynical, dark humor, realistic, humorous, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: circus, stoners, drug abuse, anti heroes, addiction, heroin, elephant, chase, sex, gangs, vulgarity, animal rights ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
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 8.1
 287K
Family Guy (1999)
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, cynical, humorous, exciting, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, dog, family relations, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, social satire, couple relations, adolescence, siblings relations, goofy hero, parody ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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 7.9
 413K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: disturbing, psychological, biting, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, sociopath, journalism, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, losing-it hero, deception, character study, morality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
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 8.5
 106K
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, clever, cynical, talky, entertaining ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, geek, businessman, inventions and discoveries, computer genius, workplace situations, ambition, workplace, ambitious, computer, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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 8.1
 135K
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to ...
Style: epic, stylized, cynical, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, debt, aristocracy, jealousy, nobility, social climbing, escapades, glory, dishonesty, cheating, irony, duel ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s, 1700s
Place: ireland, england, europe, berlin germany, belgium
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 8.3
 728K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, cynical, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, master criminal, cons and scams, disorder, gambling, heist, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, bet, partners in crime, boxing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
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 7.0
 13K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: politics, assassination attempt, republican, political satire, political campaign, election campaign, senator, conservative, journalism, society, manipulations, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua
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