Absurdism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant absurdism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, absurd, surreal, cult film, parody and weird films and TV shows about / with absurdism, surrealism, satire, brutality, violence, death, blood, dialogue, chase and dark humor plots mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
absurdism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as absurdism: The Lobster (2015), Rubber (2010), The Mighty Boosh (2003), Wrong (2012), Kin-dza-dza! (1986), Idiocracy (2006), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), Jam (2000), Crank: High Voltage (2009), Friend of the World (2020).

List of absurdism movies

The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, 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, clever, absurd, artsy ...
Plot: absurdism, distopia, love, society, manhunt, hotel, suicide attempt, blindness, hunting, punishment, life, animals ...
Time: near future, 2010s, future
Place: hellas, greece
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Rubber (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.
Style: absurd, parody, surreal, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: absurdism, desert, objects come to life, dark humor, supernatural, filmmaking, crazy, disorder, graphic violence, silly humor, violence spree, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, southern california, mojave desert
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The Mighty Boosh (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy television show created by Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and others. The Mighty Boosh is a comic fantasy containing humour and pop-culture references. Episodes often featured elaborate musical numbers in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, exciting, not serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: absurdism, surrealism, absurd humor, musician, boss, counterculture, weirdo, hip hop, friendship, improv, best friend, fictional band ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london
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Wrong (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, experimental, offbeat
Plot: absurdism, surrealism, identity crisis, dog, mysterious character, track down, pets, disorder, lost dog, silly humor, guru, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, humorous, cerebral ...
Plot: desert, alien, absurdism, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, outer space, distant planet, surrealism ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, russia, poland
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The 41–Year–Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows Andy, who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever - and his luck isn't the only thing that's hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of ...
Style: parody, humorous, funny, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virginity, absurdism, teenage life, youth, misfit, buddies, looking for sex, disorder, sex, erection, stupidity, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
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Idiocracy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a ...
Style: thought provoking, absurd, humorous, not serious, futuristic ...
Plot: stupidity, future dystopia, evolution, satire, distopia, dimwit, sent to the future, society, social decay, usa president, army, life turned upside down ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and ...
Style: rough, psychotronic, twists and turns, visually appealing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, vigilante, brutality, vigilantism, homeless, bum, violence, social decay, violence spree, vengeance, fighting crime, absurdism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Jam (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes ...
Style: surreal, cynical, not serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: postmodernism, social satire, absurdism, irreverence, society, disorder, dark humor, politically correct, surrealism, craziness, comedian, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Style: stylized, rough, exciting, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, one man army, lone hero, crimes, fistfight, tough heroes, gunfight, absurdism, hitman, back from the dead, gangsters, poisoning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo
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Friend of the World (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: After a catastrophic war, an eccentric general guides a filmmaker through a ravaged bunker.
Style: suspense, neo noir, surreal, experimental, absurd ...
Plot: post apocalypse, military, zombie apocalypse, nightmare, body horror, surrealism, absurdism, bunker, murder, fight, filmmaker, violence ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s, near future
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Death Race 2050 (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The year 2050 the planet has become overpopulated, to help control population the government develops a race. The Death Race. Annually competitors race across the country scoring points for killing people with their vehicles.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspense, captivating, futuristic ...
Plot: political satire, car race, murder, dark humor, absurdism, overpopulation, corporate world, car chase, brutality, bomb, rivalry, revenge ...
Place: new jersey, washington d.c., las vegas, new york, baltimore ...
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Family Guy (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: cynical, humorous, parody, witty, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, family relations, social satire, small town, parents and children, eccentric family, satire, adolescence, goofy hero, dog, talking animals, absurdism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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Postal (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story begins with a regular Joe who tries desperately to seek employment, but embarks on a violent rampage when he teams up with cult leader Uncle Dave. Their first act is to heist an amusement park, only to learn that the Taliban are planning ...
Style: cynical, humorous, harsh, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: massacre, heist, crimes, misfit, violence, absurdism, satire, violence spree, robbery, amusement park, unemployment, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Miss March (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world's most famous men's magazines. He and his sex-crazed best friend decide to take a ...
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: playboy, erotica, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, road trip, virginity, life turned upside down, disorder, absurdism, stupidity, party, on the road, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, los angeles
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Waiting for Godot (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two tramps wait for a man named Godot, but instead meet a pompous man and his stooped-over slave.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: absurdism, friendship, slavery, mute, slave, drifter, social problems, boy, tree, dream, blindness, nightmare ...
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The Slashening (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Best friends Lucy, Eva, Ashley, Beth and Margot throw a slumber party…..BUT MURDER NEVER SLUMBERS!!!!! It’s a timeless tale of friendship, betrayal, madness, and the search for some decent dick.
Style: parody, slasher, psychotronic, humorous, scary ...
Plot: absurdism, violence, absurd humor, serial killer, murder, death, friends, friendship, lesbian, chase, escapades, revenge ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Sharknado (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A freak hurricane hits Los Angeles, causing man-eating sharks to be scooped up in tornadoes and flooding the city with shark-infested seawater. Surfer and bar-owner Fin sets out with his friends Baz and Nova to rescue his estranged wife April and ...
Style: absurd, suspenseful, parody, scary, rough ...
Plot: shark, killer shark, storm, beach, chaos and mayhem, flood, creature feature, dangerous animal, demolished city, tornado, shark attack, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
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The Red Cell (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A terminally ill patient, wakes up in a dark, decrepit underground chamber. An IV pumps an unknown liquid into his body and adorning his head is a crown of wires. His last memories lead him back to the hospital where doctors had recently discovered ...
Style: macabre, suspense, art house, psychotronic, sinister ...
Plot: survival, bondage, cancer, psychopath, terminal illness, illness, evil man, insanity, absurdism, fear, anguish, drug use ...
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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Style: exciting, psychotronic, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Plot: female warrior, tough girl, female protagonist, superhero team, female assassin, anti heroine, superheroine, superhero, supernatural power, one woman army, gang, policewoman ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: sicily, new jersey
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Mirror Mirror (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince. There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White. Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, preschoolers, girls' night, teens
Plot: evil queen, fall in love, snow white, adventure, imaginary kingdom, prince, beast, palace, evil stepmother, save the day, cinderella story, magic spell ...
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Deadpool 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.
Style: funny, psychotronic, bloody, entertaining, parody ...
Plot: dark hero, supernatural power, mutant, super powers, invulnerability, mission, one man army, hitman, super strength, sarcasm, murder, superhero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo, hong kong
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The Birthday Boys (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: "The Birthday Boys" is a scripted original sketch comedy, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad", "Mr. Show") and Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "Zoolander"). The series ...
Style: realistic, humorous, surreal, not serious, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, goofy hero, disorder, stupidity, absurdism, comedian, surrealism, irreverence, joke, silly humor, satire, absurd humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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3-Headed Shark Attack (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The world’s greatest killing machine is three times as deadly when a mutated shark threatens a cruise ship. As the shark eats its way from one end of the ship to the next, the passengers fight the deadly predator using anything they can find.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, intense, psychotronic
Plot: shark, monster, mutation, absurdism, creature feature, eaten alive, cruise ship, beach, shark attack, adventure, heroes, survival ...
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Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: STELLA is a three-man comedy troupe from New York City, comprised of well-known comedians/actors Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black. Though the three have made a living performing at comedy clubs, they are perhaps best known for ...
Style: parody, humorous, captivating, feel good, exciting ...
Plot: absurd humor, absurdism, friendship, husband wife relationship, stereotypes, comedian, guest, stand up comedian, joke, audition, baby, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 20th century, 2000s, year 2002
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The Adventures of God (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It tells the story of a man and a woman trapped inside what appears to be a dream set in the labyrinthine hallways, mysterious rooms of a large hotel in the 30's, facing the sea.
Style: art house, surreal, absurd, captivating
Plot: miraculous event, religion, surrealism, philosophy, pregnancy, absurdism, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), dream world, reality, gold, hotel ...
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Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: cyborgs, murder, one man army, memory loss, psychopath, chase, terrorist group, violence, survival, soldier, terrorist, good versus evil ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Greedy Guts (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: baby, parents and children, couple relations, surrealism, dark humor, monster, secret, killer child, childless couple, absurdism, family relations, tree ...
Time: 90s
Place: central europe
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The Onion Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Venerable newscaster Norm Archer reports the latest news in politics, health, culture and entertainment - such as an automotive recall of decapitation-inducing "Neckbelts" and a study finding that "depression hits losers ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Plot: satire, journalism, terrorism, office, media, racism, media satire, society, disorder, politics, television, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, heroes, master warrior, bully, lone hero, murder, thief, mob boss, magic, gang, kung fu fighting ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, shanghai
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