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, offbeat, surreal, absurd, not serious and cult film films and TV shows about / with absurdism, surrealism, satire, disorder, brutality, stupidity, parody, catastrophe, life philosophy and pornography plots mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
absurdism
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absurdism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as absurdism: The Lobster (2015), Rubber (2010), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), Death Race 2050 (2017), Idiocracy (2006), Postal (2007), Miss March (2009), Sharknado (2013), Family Guy (1999), Year of the Rabbit (2019).

List of absurdism movies

 7.2
 210K
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, artsy, clever, bloody ...
Plot: absurdism, manhunt, hotel, distopia, society, hunting, suicide attempt, love, blindness, dead rabbit, grave digging, digging a grave ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: hellas, greece
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 5.8
 34K
Rubber (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France, Angola
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: dark humor, surreal, absurd, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: absurdism, desert, objects come to life, parody, supernatural, danger, filmmaking, show, tire, crazy, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mojave desert, southern california
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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: humorous, funny, idiotic, light, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, virginity, absurdism, teenage life, looking for sex, youth, buddies, misfit, disorder, sex, stupidity, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: 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, stylized, semi serious, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, homeless, vigilante, massacre, vigilantism, social decay, violence spree, violence, anti heroes, absurdism, vengeance, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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: dark humor, suspense, humorous, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: political satire, car race, murder, absurdism, corporate world, brutality, car chase, rivalry, cynicism, bomb, sadism, revenge ...
Place: texas, utah, kansas, south dakota, washington d.c. ...
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 6.6
 142K
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, humorous, not serious, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: stupidity, future dystopia, evolution, satire, society, social decay, intelligence, sent to the future, army, dimwit, life turned upside down, brainwashing ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 4.5
 22K
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, controversial ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: massacre, heist, anti heroes, anti hero, crimes, danger, misfit, gory, violence, absurdism, satire, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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 5.0
 21K
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, road trip, life turned upside down, disorder, absurdism, stupidity, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, virginity, on the road, male virgin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
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 3.3
 46K
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: suspenseful, absurd, scary, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: shark, flood, storm, beach, dangerous animal, chaos and mayhem, family in danger, gory, danger, tornado, evacuation, shark attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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 8.1
 299K
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, witty, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, social satire, small town, parents and children, talking animals, dog, satire, family life, couple relations, adolescence, goofy hero, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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Year of the Rabbit (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set in the dark heart of Victorian London, Detective Inspector Rabbit is a hardened booze-hound who's seen it all. Rabbit's been chasing bad guys for as long as he can remember, but these days his heart keeps stopping at inopportune ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: police, parody, investigation, police officer, murder, absurdism, police investigation, father daughter relationship, stepfather, adopted daughter, sideburns, police chief ...
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century, 1800s, 1890s
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The Birthday Boys (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: surreal, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, disorder, goofy hero, stupidity, absurdism, comedian, comedy team, surrealism, joke, irreverence, silly humor, profanity ...
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, captivating, disturbing, intense, psychotronic
Plot: monster, shark, mutation, absurdism, eaten alive, creature feature, cruise ship, beach, shark attack, adventure, heroes, survival ...
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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, absurd, captivating, surreal
Plot: miraculous event, pregnancy, philosophy, surrealism, absurdism, religion, murder, hotel, time, dream, shooting, sheep ...
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 7.3
 15K
Tosh.0 (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A weekly topical series hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh that delves into all aspects of the Internet, from the ingenious to the absurd to the medically inadvisable.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, topical humor, toilet humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedian, stupidity, mishap, videotaping, pop culture, absurdism, gay interest, stand up comedian, prank, monologue, absurd humor, joke ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 6.3
 9K
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: surrealism, identity crisis, track down, pets, mysterious character, disorder, dog, lost dog, absurdism, telephone call, chases and races, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 1K
Mongoland (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Pia is coming home for Christmas after traveling in England for about 6 months. She wants to catch up with her boyfriend, Kristoffer, who was supposed to have joined her on the trip, but backed out at the last minute. Finding him, however, is ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, homecoming, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, one more chance, absurdism, unrequited love, strong female presence, twentysomething life, friends, mechanic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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 5.9
 567
Avida (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and 2 ketamine addicts goes wrong. The wealthy woman takes advantage of the situation to make them fullfil her last wishes.
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, criminal heroes, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, absurdism, kidnapping, nothing goes right, elderly, sex, disability, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.3
 554
The Last Man (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Apocalyptic comedy finds a socially-challenged grad school student as one of the last two men on Earth with a beautiful woman.
Style: futuristic, humorous, witty, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, contests and competitions, romance, danger, apocalypse, future dystopia, end of the world, absurdism, farce, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 720 min.
Story: That Mitchell and Webb Look is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Shown on BBC Two since 2006, its first two series were directed by David Kerr, who also directed Mitchell and Webb's previous television ...
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: workplace, media, artists and showbiz, coworker, disorder, friends, partners, comedy team, absurdism, parody, comedian, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.2
 32K
Johnny Bravo (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Johnny Bravo tells the story of a biceps-bulging, karate-chopping free spirit who believes he is a gift from God to the women of the earth. Unfortunately for Johnny, everyone else sees him as a narcissistic Mama's boy with big muscles and even ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, non-linear ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: machismo, womanizer, wannabe, flirting, friendship, misfit, goofy hero, self involved, parents and children, surrealism, narcissism, absurdism ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: usa
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Avalanche Sharks (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of skiers are terrorized during spring break by some sharks that swim through the snow. Avalanche Sharks tells the story of a bikini contest that turns into a horrifying affair when it is hit by a shark avalanche.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, rough, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: avalanche, dangerous animal, danger, skiing, creature feature, absurdism, jacuzzi, bikini, curse, group of friends, ski resort, shark ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
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 8.4
 2K
Jam (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
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: humorous, atmospheric, cynical, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: postmodernism, disorder, society, politically correct, social satire, surrealism, absurdism, craziness, irreverence, perversion, music, radio broadcasting ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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 7.3
 6K
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, childless couple, monster, killer child, secret, absurdism, family relations, tree, body horror ...
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: humorous, absurd, ethnic humor, funny, satirical ...
Plot: parody, satire, journalism, office, terrorism, media, danger, racism, sketch, media satire, disorder, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Mighty Boosh (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: surrealism, comedy team, absurd humor, absurdism, zoo, imaginary, weirdo, hip hop, friendship, musician, boss, counterculture ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london
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 2.9
 1K
Last Resort (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam and Dave are living the boring life until they are beckoned to Sam's uncle's Island. When they get there (still not quite sure how that worked) they are compelled by beautiful women and a dastardly enemy of the Island. After ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: resort, island, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, lifestyle, disorder, down on your luck, absurdism, absurd humor, uncle nephew relationship, scuba diving ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: caribbean
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 8.1
 11K
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: offbeat, surreal, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, soviet, outer space, absurdism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
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The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Katakuri family has just opened their guest house in the mountains. Unfortunately their first guest commits suicide and in order to avoid trouble they decide to bury him in the backyard. Things get way more complicated when their second guest, a ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, surreal, cult film, offbeat ...
Plot: mountain, zombie, resort, parents and children, family life, nothing goes right, deadly, husband wife relationship, absurdism, suicide, family relations, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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 6.7
 2K
Absurdistan (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An allegorical comedy centered on two childhood sweethearts who seem destined for one another until the women of their isolated village, angered by male indifference toward the water shortage, go on a sex strike that threatens the young ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, offbeat, realistic
Plot: village, battle of the sexes, social relations, couples, ultimatum, young lovers, love and romance, romance, first time, water, childhood sweetheart, water shortage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, azerbaijan, caucasus
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