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, clever, funny, not serious and idiotic films and TV shows about / with chase, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, brutality, catastrophe, fantasy world, drinking, disorder and vengeance plots mostly in Comedy, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as absurd: Zombieland (2009), The Interview (2014), Daddy's Home (2015), Junior (1994), Couples Retreat (2009), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Rick and Morty (2013), Time Bandits (1981), Santa Clarita Diet (2017), Overlord (2018).

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: holy grail, monk, monty python, knight, king arthur, legends and myths, adventure, courage, disorder, absurd humor, surrealism, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, dungeon, europe, scotland yard
Is relevant ?
 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, absurd, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, apocalypse, danger, road trip, chaos and mayhem, killings, parody, amusement park, young heroes, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., cross country, usa, texas, california
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, topical humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, undercover, journalism, cia, farce, buddies, head of state, coup d'etat, assassination plot, top secret, media, tv show ...
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, children, parenthood, kids and family, rival, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, culture clash, manipulation ...
Place: new orleans
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 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, medicine ...
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, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, crumbling marriage, couple relations, island, resort, nothing goes right, farce, couples therapy, marriage, couples, romance, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tahiti, chicago illinois, hawaii
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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, giant animal, danger, death, self sacrifice, bomb, survival, expedition, gunfight, adventure, jungle, gorilla ...
Time: 70s, year 1944, 20th century, year 1973, 1940s
Place: bangkok thailand, washington d.c., thailand, vietnam
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 9.3
 256K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scientist, mad scientist, inventions and discoveries, adventure, imaginary, time travel, monster, disorder, prodigy, grandfather grandson relationship, odd, escapades ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 53K
Time Bandits (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, absurd, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure, time travel, map, giant, adventurer, good versus evil, magic, dwarf, burglary, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary ...
Place: ancient greece, europe, london, england
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Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: They're ordinary husband and wife realtors until she undergoes a dramatic change that sends them down a road of death and destruction. In a good way.
Style: absurd, humorous, entertaining, light
Plot: zombie, family secret, cannibalism, murder, husband wife relationship, family, real estate, realtor, nosy neighbor, cannibal
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 55K
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, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: paratrooper, nazi, zombie, supernatural, fascist, war, violence, wartime, brutality, soldier, danger, survival ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, normandy
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 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, absurd, toilet humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, hollywood, stupidity, dishonesty, teenage life, buddies, escapades, superhero, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
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, surreal, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invasion, alternate reality, portal, buddies, danger, drugs/alcohol, save the world, anti heroes, slacker, adaptation, storytelling, plot twist ...
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, party, buddies, toy comes to life, friendship, teddy bear, couple relations, lifestyle change, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1985, 2010s ...
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
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 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: knight, dragon, escapades, rivalry, kidnapping, farce, wizards and magicians, siblings relations, heroes, prophecy, witch, mission ...
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: date night, teens
Plot: time travel, spy, parody, undercover, james bond spoof, good versus evil, goofy hero, secret agents, heroic mission, master villain, race against time, female partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, year 1967
Place: usa, las vegas, london
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 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, party, looking for sex, teenager, youth, friendship, nerds, social awkwardness, one night, plan gone awry, dumb ...
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, characters killed one by one, film within a film, sacrifice, gory, teenager, unlikely friendships, survival, serial killer, virgin ...
Time: year 1957, 80s
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 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, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: toy comes to life, teddy bear, buddies, odd couple, friends, adoption, drugs/alcohol, courthouse, sperm bank, happy ending, family problems, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 16K
Insatiable (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A bullied teenager turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her revenge, with the help of a disgraced coach who soon realizes he's in over his head.
Style: dark humor, cynical, ironic, absurd, idiotic
Plot: teenage girl, revenge, high school, bullying, beauty pageant, weight loss, classmate classmate relationship, lawyer, homeless man, fat girl, teenager, lgbt ...
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 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, sexual tension, lesbian, in the woods, workplace situations, escapades, national park, park ranger, animal life, supportive coworker, self involved, disorder ...
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, blood, crimes, danger, college, investigation, woman in danger, sorority, rich girl, text message, flirting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 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, apocalypse, chaos, gory, gunfight, virus, zombie apocalypse, on the road, deadly, danger, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, cross country
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 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, talky ...
Plot: boss and employee, dentist, obnoxious boss, comedy of errors, plan gone awry, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, power relations, revenge, humiliation, drugs/alcohol, workplace problem ...
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: police investigation, parody, stupidity, reluctant partners, misfit partners, partners against crime, farce, verbal byplay, disorder, fighting crime, odd couple, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, campus, new jersey
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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, clever ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, couple relations, nothing goes right, looking for love, suburbs, eccentric family, parents and children, loneliness, happy ending, dysfunctional family, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: illinois, chicago 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: dark humor, absurd, sexploitation film, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: dictator, society, death, lesbian, culture clash, violence, oppression, fish out of water, masturbation, greed, vengeance, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1973, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, new york, israel, north africa ...
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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, clever ...
Plot: farce, funeral, dysfunctional family, secret, family gatherings, siblings relations, eccentric family, corpse, blackmail, pregnancy, presumed dead, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, intergalactic, friends, 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, stupidity, social decay, society, evolution, sent to the future, army, intelligence, life turned upside down, brainwashing, experiment, capitalism ...
Time: future, year 2005
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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