Absurdism movies and TV shows – page 5

List of absurdism movies

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fin and his wife April travel around the world to save their young son who's trapped inside a sharknado.
Style: absurd, apocalyptic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: shark, cataclysm, shark attack, tornado, struggle for survival, adventure, family in danger, escapades, heroes, parents and children, natural disaster, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.2
 467
Nightcap (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A laugh-at-itself, satirical look at the late-night TV landscape, set behind the scenes of the fictitious talk show Nightcap With Jimmy.
Style: entertaining, feel good, satirical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: backstage, talk show, staff, workplace situations, insanity, absurd humor, absurdism, talent, coworker, celebrity, workplace, satire ...
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 4.3
 733
Fear PHarm (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Four people enter a corn maze for Halloween and are picked off one by one by the twisted family who own the scare attraction.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, surreal, slasher
Plot: halloween, trap, maze, name calling, trapped, friendship, death, lost, electricity, bloodlust, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, freedom ...
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Another Trip to the Moon (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The magical surrealist journey of Asa, daughter of a shaman, who confronts her own mother, fighting for her own life and freedom.
Style: surreal, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: magic, mystery, relationship problems, surrealism, family problems, magical creature, magical, supernatural, absurdism, supernatural power, forest, rabbit ...
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 7.2
 947
Dream Corp LLC (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Helmed by the easily distracted Dr. Roberts, a psychotherapeutic facility treats patients with troubling dreams. Roberts employs a team of incompetent scientists to help analyze and record those thoughts plaguing the doctor's patients.
Style: captivating, feel good, absurd, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: psychosis, surrealism, dream, clinic, sleeping, dream within a dream, silly humor, working class, humour, assistant, workplace situations, absurdism ...
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 5.4
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Rufus (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Manny has moved to a new school, and it's not easy to fit in. After wishing he had more friends, Manny finds a mysterious collar and puts it on Rufus, the family dog. Suddenly, Rufus turns into a boy! Manny's not sure what to do, so he ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, funny, exciting ...
Plot: amulet, friendship, high school life, pet owner relationship, friends, desire, wish come true, dog, absurdism, bonding, adventure, buddies ...
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On the Milky Road (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Serbia, UK, USA, Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A story that stretches across war, blossoming love, and living as a recluse.
Style: touching, humorous, visually appealing, colourful, not serious ...
Plot: love, bombing, marriage, un, love and romance, war, fall in love, love at first sight, animals, absurdism, village, life is a bitch ...
Place: bosnia
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant assistant Todd. An adaptation of Douglas Adams’ wildly successful comic novels.
Style: ironic, intellectual, psychological, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: clue, murder investigation, time travel, private detective, unstoppable, partners, strange person, government agent, hallucination, crime investigation, detective agency, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
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The Great North (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family as a single dad does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, sitcom, absurd ...
Plot: family relations, family, wilderness, teenager, father daughter relationship, friendship, eccentric family, teenage girl, brother sister relationship, teenage boy, disorder, siblings relations ...
Place: alaska
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Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A reimagining /regurgitation and re-dubbing of a classic silent horror flick! Shot in mind-shattering 2D (& 36DD), featuring T&A and epic voice-over ‘voom’, by Ms. Ilham Otaku & Pepe Chingadero! Original 1922 star Max ...
Style: captivating, psychotronic
Plot: vampire sex, vampire, vampire hunter, vampire slayer, surrealism, succubus, violence, murder, supernatural, mysticism, supernatural being, absurdism ...
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Detective Heart of America: The Final Freedom (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Detective Heart of America, America's greatest eagle-statue-detective takes on his hardest case yet in this thrilling feature length adventure. When a nefarious criminal has used his tremendous stockpile of stolen wealth to purchase all of the ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, absurd, light
Plot: surrealism, alternate reality, patriotism, freedom, absurdism, life, politics, eagle, hotel, puppet, terrorism, a vision ...
Place: america
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A Few Brains More (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Story: The journey of zombie Lily and Jack from Fistful of Brains continues in the 70's where they fight Dead Eye and his hippie hordes.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, disturbing, scary, suspenseful
Plot: flesh eating zombie, hippie commune, zombie, hippie, survival, absurd humor, death, apocalypse, couples, absurdism, youth, peril ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
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 6.2
 11K
In Fabric (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store, In Fabric follows a cursed dress as it passes from person to person with devastating consequences.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, enigmatic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: dating, nightmare, fire, car accident, saleswoman, fired from the job, sex scene, supernatural, mother son relationship, couple relations, sexual relations, absurdism ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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Wander Over Yonder (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of Wander, an eternally-optimistic intergalactic traveler and constant do-gooder, and his quick-tempered but loyal steed and best friend, Sylvia. The friendliest face in outer space, Wander journeys across the galaxies to spread ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, space travel, friends, optimism, hopes, best friends, adventurer, space and aliens, intergalactic, evil empire, escapades, outer space ...
Time: 2010s
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Crash & Bernstein (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Crash & Bernstein is a live action television comedy with puppetry which premiered on October 8, 2012 on Disney XD. Created by Eric Friedman, the series centers around a 12-year-old son, among three sisters, who wishes to have a brother. His ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, odd
Audience: kids
Plot: talking animals, objects come to life, best friends, dream come true, teenage life, family, siblings relations, family relations, youth, absurdism, kids and family, freak accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 16K
Tosh.0 (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, absurd
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedian, stupidity, videotaping, mishap, gay interest, pop culture, practical joke, topical humor, prank, stand up comedian, monologue, joke ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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American Vandal (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 34 min.
TV show
Story: A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.
Style: ironic, humorous, parody, light, witty
Plot: vandalism, graffiti, swearing, cliche, high school, absurd humor, juvenile delinquent, farce, screwball, stupidity, absurdism, netflix
Time: 2010s, 2020s
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Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Enos duo convince Cletus, aka The Bandit, to come out of hiding and help them promote their new restaurant. With a little coaxing, he agrees, producing an almost-creaky Trigger as his mode of transport. But his nemesis, Sheriff Buford T. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, road movie, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, road trip, on the road, car chase, sheriff, truck, ku klux klan, silly humor, buddies, partners, rivalry, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.
Style: road movie, humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, chase, car chase, road trip, desert, on the road, sheriff, elephant, cross country, friends, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, florida, mississippi
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 7.0
 4K
Symbol (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Japanese man wakes up alone in a brightly illuminated white room with no windows or doors. When he presses a mysteriously phallic protuberance that appears on one wall, a pink toothbrush materializes from nowhere, clattering to the floor and ...
Style: surreal, not serious, twists and turns, mind bending, humorous ...
Plot: escape, confinement indoors, human spirit, isolation, captivity, surrealism, nun, angel, symbol, farce, wrestling, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mexico, latin america, asia
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 7.0
 2K
Themroc (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Made without proper language, just gibberish and grunts, "Themroc" is an absurdist comedy about a man who rejects every facet of normal bourgeois life and turns his apartment into a virtual cave.
Style: absurd, cult film
Plot: absurdism, controversy, city, dark humor, anti social, car, surrealism, factory, vandalism, incest, tv news, sex ...
Place: paris france
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 6.9
 1K
Project A-Ko (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Earth. The not too distant future. A city is miraculously reborn just sixteen years after being completely destroyed by a giant meteor. At the prestigious Graviton High School for Girls, two new students are introduced. A-ko and her ditzy sidekick, ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, spacecraft, transvestism, schoolgirl, superhuman powers, catastrophe, disaster, friendship, time travel, alien encounter, college, heroic mission ...
Place: japan, asia
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The National Shotgun (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A catalan manufacturer of intercoms travels to Madrid, accompanied by his mistress, to attend a hunt that he has organized. Its main purpose is to mix with people of high society to improve their business. All seems well until the owner of the farm ...
Plot: politics, surrealism, high society, business, absurdism, hunting, female nudity, sex, killing an animal, female stockinged legs, pantyhose
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Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, child abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, abortion, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
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Fruit of Paradise (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story is an allegory of Adam and Eve, in a modern (made in the '60s) Health Retreat. The action involves our hero wandering the grounds where she becomes obsessed with a mysterious man in red, who may or may not be a killer.
Style: allegory, psychedelic
Plot: swamp, adam and eve, serial killer, owl, religion, old woman, cat, paradise, forest, tree, postman, fight ...
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Our Man Flint (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.
Style: parody, humorous, witty, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: espionage, chase, mad scientist, spy, faked death, megalomaniac, world domination, secret agents, heroes, undercover, adventure, ballet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, marseille, new york
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 6.7
 4K
O'Horten (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, France, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odd Horton is dependable and contained: he's a train driver retiring after 40 years of service, living a simple life. His idea of adventure is to fly from one city in Norway to another. Starting on the night of his retirement dinner, Odd has a ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: train, train conductor, surrealism, retirement, social relations, unemployment, self discovery, elderly, lifestyle, airport, midlife crisis, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: norway, oslo norway
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Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: kgb, train, hospital, gang, state affairs, politics, on the run, downfall, head of state, riddles and clues, injustice, dark humor ...
Time: 50s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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A Swedish Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The youngsters puppy love is set against a backdrop of adults that struggle with their own lives. Her fathers feeling of misery and failure at work, her aunts unhappiness as an unmarried woman without kids of her own. His father work at the ...
Plot: teenage love, adolescence, coming of age, forest, hugging, mirror, piano, lake, smoking, fight, grandfather, fog ...
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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 6.8
 10K
Kafka (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, writers, investigation, expressionism, worker, nothing goes right, politics, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: central europe, prague
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