Absurd movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant absurd movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out absurd, humorous, funny, clever, not serious and melancholic films and TV shows about / with brutality, dialogue, mentor, chase, catastrophe, storytelling, vengeance, adaptation, parody and culture clash plots mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as absurd: The Interview (2014), Daddy's Home (2015), Junior (1994), Couples Retreat (2009), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Zombieland (2009), Overlord (2018), Movie 43 (2013), John Dies at the End (2012), Ted (2012).

List of absurd movies

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black ...
Style: humorous, absurd, surreal, ironic, atmospheric ...
Plot: monty python, holy grail, monk, king arthur, knight, legends and myths, adventure, disorder, absurd humor, courage, surrealism, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, dungeon, europe, scotland yard
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 284K
The Interview (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to ...
Style: absurd, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, cia, undercover, farce, journalism, buddies, coup d'etat, head of state, assassination plot, top secret, comedy of errors, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, asia, korea, usa, china
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 92K
Daddy's Home (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the ...
Style: funny, absurd, humorous, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family, father, divorce, uninhibited rivalry, parenthood, culture clash, children, manipulation, rival, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: new orleans
Is relevant ?
 4.6
 60K
Junior (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, light, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, science, scientist, farce, inventions and discoveries, fall in love, baby, switching roles, experiment gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, fertility ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1994
Place: san francisco
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Couples Retreat (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Four couples, all friends, descend on a tropical island resort. Though one husband and wife are there to work on their marriage, the others just want to enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon find, however, that paradise comes at a price: ...
Style: humorous, funny, romantic, absurd, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: crumbling marriage, friendship, couple relations, island, nothing goes right, resort, farce, couples therapy, marriage, couples, romance, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tahiti, hawaii, chicago illinois
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Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: island, danger, death, self sacrifice, bomb, giant animal, survival, expedition, adventure, gunfight, jungle, gorilla ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1944, year 1973, 20th century
Place: vietnam, thailand, bangkok thailand, washington d.c.
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 7.6
 452K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, funny, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, danger, apocalypse, road trip, chaos and mayhem, parody, killings, amusement park, young heroes, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, cross country, texas, california
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 6.8
 44K
Overlord (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers is dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied ...
Style: absurd, macabre, suspense, twists and turns, bleak
Plot: paratrooper, supernatural, zombie, weapons, brutality, war, nazi, serum, soldier, fascist, evil dead, monsters ...
Time: year 1944
Place: france, normandy
Is relevant ?
 4.3
 91K
Movie 43 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film is composed of multiple comedy shorts presented through an overarching segment titled "The Pitch", in which Charlie Wessler, a mad screenwriter, is attempting to pitch a script to film executive Griffin Schraeder. After revealing ...
Style: gross out humor, not serious, satirical, toilet humor, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, hollywood, nothing goes right, parody, buddies, stupidity, superhero, teenage life, obsessive quest, dishonesty, escapades, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa
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John Dies at the End (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.
Style: dark humor, absurd, scary, enigmatic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invasion, alternate reality, portal, drugs/alcohol, buddies, save the world, anti heroes, danger, adaptation, storytelling, plot twist, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 533K
Ted (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
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: humorous, funny, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: odd couple, friends, buddies, toy comes to life, friendship, teddy bear, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, party, adulthood, lifestyle change, wish come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, year 1985 ...
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 92K
Your Highness (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom.
Style: humorous, exciting, absurd, funny, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: escapades, rivalry, knight, dragon, farce, siblings relations, kidnapping, mission, prophecy, witch, heroes, wizards and magicians ...
Place: dungeon
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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the ...
Style: humorous, sexy, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, parody, spy, undercover, james bond spoof, good versus evil, goofy hero, secret agents, master villain, heroic mission, spy spoof, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, year 1967
Place: usa, las vegas, london
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 478K
Superbad (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.
Style: humorous, absurd, idiotic, funny, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, adolescence, looking for sex, party, teenager, friendship, youth, one night, social awkwardness, dumb, plan gone awry, nerds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, hawaii
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The Final Girls (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.
Style: absurd, satirical, humorous, bloody, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: camp, parody, slasher, film within a film, characters killed one by one, sacrifice, gory, teenager, unlikely friendships, survival, virginity, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1957, 80s
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 159K
Ted 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, comic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teddy bear, toy comes to life, buddies, odd couple, friends, drugs/alcohol, adoption, happy ending, courthouse, sperm bank, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 11K
Brickleberry (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: humorous, dark humor, not serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional character, national park, escapades, workplace situations, sexual tension, in the woods, park ranger, animal life, lesbian, friendship, disorder, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 30K
Scream Queens (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, absurd ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, college, danger, investigation, woman in danger, blood, sorority, rich girl, flirting, text message ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
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 6.7
 28K
Z Nation (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.
Style: macabre, exciting, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos, apocalypse, gunfight, virus, gory, on the road, zombie apocalypse, deadly, loneliness, danger ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, cross country
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 396K
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, absurd, entertaining, not serious ...
Plot: obnoxious boss, comedy of errors, unlikely criminals, boss and employee, nothing goes right, plan gone awry, dentist, power relations, drugs/alcohol, revenge, employer employee relationship, group of friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 219K
The Other Guys (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, cynical, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, police investigation, misfit partners, partners against crime, verbal byplay, farce, goofy hero, reluctant partners, drugs/alcohol, police, stupidity, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, campus, manhattan new york city
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Surviving Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, idiotic, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, couple relations, suburbs, nothing goes right, looking for love, eccentric family, loneliness, parents and children, happy ending, dysfunctional family, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 248K
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: comic, dark humor, absurd, sexploitation film, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: dictator, society, death, female nudity, violence, culture clash, greed, vengeance, fish out of water, lesbian, farce, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1973, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, new york, israel, manhattan new york city ...
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Death at a Funeral (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, not serious ...
Plot: farce, funeral, dysfunctional family, secret, siblings relations, family gatherings, eccentric family, sarcasm, secrets, british, death, foul language ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Style: light, absurd, satirical, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, outer space, hitchhiker, benign alien, survival, robot, galaxy, spacecraft, friends, intergalactic, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england, london
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 130K
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, futuristic, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: future dystopia, social decay, stupidity, society, evolution, sent to the future, brainwashing, social satire, life turned upside down, experiment, capitalism, intelligence ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a lawyer shows up at the vampire's doorstep, he falls prey to his charms and joins him in his search for fresh blood. Enter Dr. van Helsing, who may be the only one able to vanquish the count.
Style: humorous, gothic, absurd, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dracula, parody, farce, vampire, goofy hero, palaces castles and temples, master villain, deadly creature, supernatural, heroic mission, hypnosis, save the day ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, transylvania, london
Is relevant ?
 3.3
 43K
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: rough, suspenseful, scary, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: shark, danger, flood, storm, tornado, beach, gory, chaos and mayhem, dangerous animal, family in danger, killer shark, shark attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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A Haunted House (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, domestic disturbance, danger, supernatural, parody, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder, stupidity, seance, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 41K
Keanu (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.
Style: buddy comedy, absurd, satirical, exciting, intense ...
Plot: kitten, hitman, car chase, african american, male objectification, parody, hit by a car, brothers, gangsters, gangs, dumb, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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