Satire movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant satire movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, witty, clever, absurd, not serious and offbeat films and TV shows about / with satire, dark humor, society, greed, sarcasm, dialogue, violence, disorder, storytelling and mentor plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Animation genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as satire: Black Mirror (2011), Rick and Morty (2013), Thank You for Smoking (2005), South Park (1997), The Meaning of Life (1983), Network (1976), Election (1999), Dogma (1999), Idiocracy (2006), The Onion Movie (2008).

List of satire movies

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him ...
Style: humorous, absurd, funny, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, culture clash, travel, dark humor, racism, anti semitism, jewish, stereotypes, fish out of water, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), irony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, kazakhstan, los angeles, washington d.c., usa ...
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 8.8
 513K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, thought provoking, philosophical, serious, stylized ...
Plot: alternate reality, computers and web, society, distopia, social decay, human nature, dark humor, satire, technology, media satire, gadget, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
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 9.2
 471K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: humorous, entertaining, absurd, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, dark humor, scientist, time travel, prodigy, adventure, graphic violence, satire, family relations, relatives, grandfather grandson relationship, escapades ...
Place: usa
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Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, satire, business, marketing, advertising, social satire, tobacco, reporter, lie, capitalism, lung cancer, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, los angeles, north carolina, japan ...
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 8.7
 359K
South Park (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Style: parody, cynical, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, elementary school, adult humor, death, gay slur, social satire, mischievous children, small town, teacher, vicious, friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: colorado, usa
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The Meaning of Life (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a ...
Style: surreal, humorous, clever, witty, suspense ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, monty python, cult, graphic violence, sexuality, heaven and hell, chaos, afterlife, grim reaper, fish, christmas ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s, 1910s, 1870s
Place: england, europe, africa
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: suspense, cynical, humorous, not serious, biting ...
Plot: cold war, satire, nuclear, anti war, military, paranoia, bomb, president, weirdo, disaster, pilot, nuclear threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: pentagon, russia, ussr
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 8.1
 157K
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: talky, cynical, witty, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: satire, media satire, corruption, workaholic, racial slur, adultery, dark humor, success, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, ethics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new york
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 7.3
 96K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, high school, jealousy, teacher, election, infidelity, teachers and students, lifestyle, society, teenage life, campaign, loner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
 216K
Dogma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, satirical, clever ...
Plot: angel, satire, god or devil, religion, god, save the world, religions or cults, heaven and hell, chosen one, good versus evil, dark humor, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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 6.5
 159K
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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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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 6.4
 299K
The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: humorous, suspense, absurd, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: dictator, un, dark humor, satire, culture clash, farce, megalomaniac, society, head of state, fish out of water, nuclear, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1973, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new york, asia, israel, north africa ...
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 8.1
 25K
Daria (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Daria Morgendorffer lives with her stressed-out, career-fixated parents, Helen and Jake, and her relentlessly cute and popular little sister, Quinn. Daria and her fellow outcast and best friend, Jane Lane, attend Lawndale High School where they are ...
Style: clever, witty, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, antisocial behavior, sarcasm, school, loner, teenage life, high school life, everyday life, intelligence, best friends, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 7.3
 8K
Mr. Pickles (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: The Goodman family lives with their lovable pet dog, Mr. Pickles, a deviant border collie with a secret satanic streak.
Style: bloody, humorous, not serious, disturbing, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satanic ritual, dark humor, vicious, cartoon dog, small town, pets, satire, small town life, family life, eccentric family, social relations, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.7
 394K
The Simpsons (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, parody, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dark humor, siblings relations, family relations, social satire, society, goofy hero, satire, parents and children, eccentric family, small town, elementary school, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 90s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa
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The Addams Family (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A satirical inversion of the ideal of the perfect American nuclear family, they are an eccentric wealthy family who delight in everything grotesque and macabre, and are never really aware that people find them bizarre or frightening. In fact, they ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, sitcom, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: eccentric family, dark humor, goth, cult, satire, family life, butler, supernatural ability, supernatural, couple relations, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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 6.9
 208K
Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, not serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, popularity, fashion, teen romance, couples, teenage life, youth, love and romance, teenage love, popular girl, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
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A Private Function (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire, where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a working-class couple discover that the town's wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: satire, village, countryside, small town, working class, pig, couples, social differences, village life, ambition, society, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, 1930s, 70s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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F is for Family (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Murphy's, a lower middle class family living in the 1970s — a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a gun to the airport. “F Is For Family”, is a six-episode animated series based on the comedy of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, couple relations, teenager, satire, parents and children, family relations, gross out humor, teenage life, emotional abuse, eccentric family, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.9
 367K
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: New Zealand, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing
Plot: nazi germany, nazism, nazi, satire, hitler, boy, hitler youth, jew persecution, world war two, first love, german, orphan ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: germany, central europe
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Death and Texas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Barefoot Bobby Briggs, the legendary running back for the Austin Steers was today sentenced to die for his role in the armed robbery/murder at a downtown Stop 'n Go convenience store... It's five years later, and Bobby's appeals have ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: satire, murder, rivalry, confined, athlete's life, prison life, legal, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, courtroom drama, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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 7.4
 125K
American Dad! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their college-aged daughter, Hayley Smith; and their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, adult animation, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: dark humor, cia, satire, family relations, stupidity, youth, benign alien, parents and children, patriotism, family life, small town, german ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa, langley virginia
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 7.6
 566K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: psychological, brutal, surreal, stylized, macabre ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, yuppie, nihilism, sex maniac, sociopath, psycho, millionaire, killings, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, yale university ...
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 8.8
 2.0M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, split personality, self destructing, fighting the system, insomnia, social decay, life philosophy, dark humor, losing-it hero, paranoia, against the rules, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 83K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political corruption, political conspiracy, satire, politics, presidential election, cia, election, election campaign, senator, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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The Jews Are Coming (2014)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Satire sketches, examining the history of the Jewish people since biblical times.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: satire, political satire, social satire, society, disorder, jewish, bible, bible story, jewish life, jewish history, sketch
Place: israel, middle east, holy land
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 7.4
 16K
Brickleberry (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Brickleberry National Park is facing closure, but not if the park’s dysfunctional park rangers can help it! “Brickleberry,” an animated half-hour series, follows the crazy bunch of park rangers as they do their worst to keep the park running. ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, park ranger, workplace situations, workplace, talking animals, sexual tension, friendship, satire, lesbian, escapades, disorder, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Magic Christian (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought with money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, psychedelic, captivating ...
Plot: satire, surrealism, adoption, disorder, friendship, self discovery, family relations, supernatural, family business, vampire, dark humor, inheritance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: big ben london
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 7.1
 20K
Drawn Together (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom, which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting. Like ...
Style: parody, not serious, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, satire, misfit, buddies, nothing goes right, sexual activity, superhero, party, princess, misfit partners, absurd humor, sexual humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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