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, weird and not serious films and TV shows about / with absurdism, surrealism, violence, satire, parody, brutality, chase, dialogue, life philosophy and gun plots mostly in Comedy, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
absurdism
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absurdism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as absurdism: The Lobster (2015), Rubber (2010), The Mighty Boosh (2003), Wrong (2012), The Catcher in the Rye (2008), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), Jam (2000), Crank: High Voltage (2009), Death Race 2050 (2017), Idiocracy (2006).

List of absurdism movies

 7.2
 221K
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, absurd ...
Plot: absurdism, hotel, distopia, love, society, manhunt, punishment, suicide attempt, blindness, hunting, friendship, runaway ...
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: absurd, dark humor, surreal, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: absurdism, desert, objects come to life, parody, supernatural, danger, filmmaking, show, tire, crazy, chase, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, 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, zoo, comedy team, absurd humor, imaginary, counterculture, musician, weirdo, boss, friendship, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england
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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: absurdism, surrealism, identity crisis, pets, mysterious character, track down, disorder, dog, lost dog, telephone call, guru, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Catcher in the Rye (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This film consists of 75 minutes and 6 seconds of blue screen.
Style: avant garde
Plot: absurdism, avant-garde, abstract art
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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, absurdism, virginity, teenage life, looking for sex, misfit, buddies, youth, 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, twists and turns, visually appealing, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, homeless, vigilante, vigilantism, brutality, social decay, violence spree, violence, vengeance, bum, fighting crime, absurdism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 8.4
 2K
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, dark humor, cynical, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: postmodernism, social satire, absurdism, irreverence, society, disorder, politically correct, surrealism, craziness, satire, comedian, radio broadcasting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, semi serious, exciting, rough, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, one man army, gunfight, fistfight, absurdism, stun gun, heart, tough guy, tough heroes, hitman, back from the dead, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo
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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, overpopulation, corporate world, car chase, brutality, revenge, rivalry, sadism, spy ...
Place: usa, south dakota, new jersey, new mexico, texas ...
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 6.6
 146K
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, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: stupidity, future dystopia, evolution, satire, society, social decay, dimwit, sent to the future, army, distopia, life turned upside down, hibernation ...
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: anti hero, massacre, heist, anti heroes, 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, virginity, life turned upside down, disorder, absurdism, stupidity, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, on the road, male virgin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois
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 4.4
 175
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: psychotronic, humorous, scary, bleak
Plot: absurdism, absurd humor, parody, violence, lesbian, death, blood, murder, serial killer, slasher, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 3.3
 47K
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, storm, beach, demolished city, danger, family in danger, chaos and mayhem, gory, tornado, flood, shark attack, killer shark ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
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 8.1
 305K
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: dark humor, cynical, humorous, exciting, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social satire, family relations, small town, eccentric family, parents and children, satire, family life, dog, adolescence, goofy hero, siblings relations, parody ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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 1.5
 139
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: psychotronic, suspense, macabre, art house, sinister ...
Plot: survival, bondage, cancer, blood, insanity, evil man, illness, psychopath, terminal illness, evil, murder, nightmare ...
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Year of the Rabbit (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, captivating, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: police, parody, investigation, police officer, murder, absurdism, father daughter relationship, police investigation, stepfather, adopted daughter, police chief, music hall ...
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, 1800s
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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, entertaining, tense ...
Plot: female warrior, superhero team, female protagonist, tough girl, superheroine, superhero, super villain, gang, supernatural power, violence, female assassin, stylized violence ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: new jersey
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 5.6
 84K
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, snow white, prince, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, save the day, fall in love, beast, danger, financial problem, good versus evil ...
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 7.7
 483K
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, 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, dark humor, bloody, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Plot: anti hero, dark hero, mutant, superhero, super strength, supernatural power, invulnerability, super powers, suicide attempt, mercenary, hitman, one man army ...
Time: 2010s
Place: 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: humorous, realistic, surreal, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, disorder, goofy hero, absurdism, comedian, stupidity, joke, irreverence, comedy team, surrealism, silly humor, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: captivating, humorous, feel good, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: absurd humor, husband wife relationship, absurdism, parody, friendship, stereotypes, stereotype, stand up comedian, baby, joke, audition, comedian ...
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Battle of Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space and aliens, evil alien, alien, battles, soldier, military, danger, chaos, save the world, heroic mission, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.7
 87K
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: stylized violence, cyborgs, murder, survival, memory loss, psychopath, car chase, chase, terrorist group, violence, soldier, danger ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.9
 571K
Ted (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, wish come true, odd couple, teddy bear, party, friends, friendship, objects come to life, toys, christmas, toy comes to life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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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, journalism, satire, office, terrorism, media, danger, racism, sketch, media satire, disorder, network ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.7
 128K
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: kung fu, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, mob boss, thief, murder, robbery, magic, gangsters, rivalry, chaos ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
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 8.1
 12K
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, philosophical, humorous, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, alien encounter, distopia, society, satire, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, soviet, outer space, absurdism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
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The Three Stooges (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Plot: farce, escapades, silly humor, disorder, friends, adventure, buddies, nothing goes right, save the day, goofy hero, money problems, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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