Tag: satire

Stewart Lee: If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask for One (2010) (V) 8.4

Stewart Lee: If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask for One (2010) (V)

After hearing comedian Frankie Boyle say that all comedian over 40 should quit because they're not angry enough any more, 42-year-old Stewart Lee ponders youth, piracy, pears and the hatefulness of the Top Gear presenter...

Death of a Bureaucrat (1966) 7.7

Death of a Bureaucrat (1966)

A Cuban worker dies accidentally and is buried together with his union card. It soon turns out that the widow will absolutely need the card for claiming her pension. Young nephew starts his hilarious fight against the au...

Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2017) 6.5

Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2017)

Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2 is the continuation of Lloyd Kaufman's inspired two-part indie event film. Lauren and Chrissy, two lesbian lovers, must face and defeat the most corrupt and evil forces ever to descend u...

OMG: Oh My God! (2012) 8.1

OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

Kanji Lalji Mehta, though an atheist, owns a small shop selling religious goods, concocting cock-and-bull stories to extract higher fees from his customers for his wares. When, in openly defying God, an earthquake destro...

Peepli (Live) (2010) 7.4

Peepli (Live) (2010)

In the lead up to state elections in the Indian village of Peepli, two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, face losing their land over an unpaid bank loan. Desperate, they seek help from an apathetic local politician, who sc...

Don’t Drink the Water (1969) 5.8

Don’t Drink the Water (1969)

The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria. The Hollanders leave the plane to take pictures which results in accusations of spying. Chased by Vulgarian soldiers...

Topaze (1933) 6.8

Topaze (1933)

An honest and naive schoolteacher gets a lesson in how the world works outside the classroom, when a rich Baron and his mistress use the teacher's name and outstanding reputation in a crooked business scheme....

Death by Hanging (1968) 7.5

Death by Hanging (1968)

A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.::sharptongue...

Amarcord (1973) 7.9

Amarcord (1973)

One year in a small northern Italian coastal town in the late 1930s is presented. The slightly off-kilter cast of characters are affected by time and location, the social mores dictated largely by Catholicism and the nat...

Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (2017) 7.5

Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (2017)

Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón steps behind the camera to capture the winsome eccentricities of his extraordinary mother Julita, who had three dreams: having lots of kids, owning a monkey, and living in a castle....

L.A. Story (1991) 6.7

L.A. Story (1991)

Harris K. Telemacher is a "wacky weekend weatherman" for a local Los Angeles television station, who is searching for meaning in his otherwise cliché ridden Los Angeles life. With the help of an insightful and talkative ...

Camera Buff (1979) 7.9

Camera Buff (1979)

Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional fi...

Camera Buff (1979) 7.9

Camera Buff (1979)

Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional fi...

The Scar (1976) 6.7

The Scar (1976)

1970. After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is taken as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built and Bednarz, an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. He used to live in t...

“The Young and the Restless” (1973) 5.1

“The Young and the Restless” (1973)

Set in Genoa City, Wisconsin, this is the forty-five-year-old soap opera that centers on the saga between two wealthy families (the Newmans and the Abbotts) in the cosmetics industry. Head of the Newman clan is Victor Ne...

Dark Souls (2010) 5.1

Dark Souls (2010)

A young girl, Johanna Ravn, is jogging in the woods, when she's suddenly attacked by a man in an orange jumpsuit. Her assailant drills a hole in her skull and leaves her for dead. When the police calls Johanna's father, ...

“Conan” (2010) 8.1

“Conan” (2010)

'Conan OBrien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.::Anonymous...

I Want to Go Home-1989 5.6

I Want to Go Home-1989

Joey Wellman, a cantankerous American cartoonist, accepts an invitation to come to an exhibition in Paris, because his estranged daughter Elsie is a student there. He arrives with his girlfriend Lena, and very soon wants...

Bamboozled-2000 6.5

Bamboozled-2000

Dark, biting satire of the television industry, focusing on an Ivy League educated black writer at a major network. Frustrated that his ideas for a "Cosby Show"-esque take on the black family have been rejected by networ...

The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz-2000 7

The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz-2000

The last day of creation. A stranger arrives in London. No one knows who he is or where he has come from. By the time he leaves, the entire universe will have been erased. A black comedy about the Apocalypse, 'The Nine L...

Fritz the Cat-1972 6.3

Fritz the Cat-1972

A persiflage on the protest movements of the 60s. Its hero is the bold and sex-obsessed tom-cat Fritz the Cat, as created by the legendary underground artist Robert Crumb. Quitting university Fritz the Cat wanders throug...

Look Who’s Back-2015 7.1

Look Who’s Back-2015

Adolf Hitler wakes up in Berlin...in 2014. After getting his bearings he is discovered by an unemployed TV producer, Fabian Sawatzki. Sawatzki thinks Hitler is some sort of performance artist and takes him around the cou...

The Great McGinty-1940 7.4

The Great McGinty-1940

Told in flashback, Depression-era bum Dan McGinty is recruited by the city's political machine to help with vote fraud. His great aptitude for this brings rapid promotion from "the boss," who finally decides he'd be idea...

How to Get Ahead in Advertising-1989 6.9

How to Get Ahead in Advertising-1989

Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream. His obsessive worrying affects not only his relationship with his wife, his frie...

Holy Hell-2015 4.3

Holy Hell-2015

Holy Hell is the over-the-top, outrageous, sexually-deviant, blood-drenched story of Father Augustus Bane: a priest pushed too far who begins praying to a revolver and hunting down the gangsters who killed his parishione...

Godzilla vs. Gigan-1972 5.7

Godzilla vs. Gigan-1972

Aliens from space plan to conquer the world using space monsters Gigan and King Ghidrah, which they control from their secret headquarters inside the head of the Godzilla-replica building at a theme park. The only thing ...

A Jungle Book of Regulations-1974 7.4

A Jungle Book of Regulations-1974

After moving from a small flat to a bigger one, a young married couple unexpectedly meet their new flatmate.::kinoholik...

The Solid Gold Cadillac-1956 7.5

The Solid Gold Cadillac-1956

Laura Partridge is a very enthusiastic small stockholder of ten shares in International Projects, a large corporation based in New York City. She attends her first stockholders meeting ready to question the board of dire...

Doug Stanhope: No Refunds-2007 8.2

Doug Stanhope: No Refunds-2007

Not all stand-up comedy is spot-cleaned and pre-packaged for the masses. Like the legends who were born out of smokey, booze-soaked nightclubs of decades past, Doug Stanhope spews his own brand of moral outrage in an unm...

The Hunt-2020 6.4

The Hunt-2020

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.::Universal Pictures...

Diary of a Mad Housewife-1970 7

Diary of a Mad Housewife-1970

Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with Ge...

Drop Squad-1994 4.8

Drop Squad-1994

Political satire about an underground militant group that kidnaps African-Americans who have sold out their race. The story follows as the group led Curtis-Hall and Rhames kidnaps an advertising executive (La Salle) who ...

Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype-1980 4.1

Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype-1980

An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent) ladies' man.::Anonymous...

The Twelve Chairs-1970 6.5

The Twelve Chairs-1970

A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twe...

The Green Butchers-2003 7.3

The Green Butchers-2003

Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident happens which coincides with a ...

Brunet wieczorowa pora-1976 7.4

Brunet wieczorowa pora-1976

Modest editor, has shipped his wife and kids for the weekend, and is trying to relax in his house at the outskirts of Warsaw. His quiet evening is only disturbed by the accidental forecast made by a Gypsy woman, that at ...

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang-2005 7.5

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang-2005

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him ...

The Monsters-1963 7.5

The Monsters-1963

The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes.::Salvatore Santangelo ...

A Good Man in Africa-1994 5

A Good Man in Africa-1994

Politics are already strained between English imperialists and the West African government of Kinjanja, when womanizing British diplomat Morgan Leafy (Colin Friels) is caught in bed with Celia (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer), wi...

…And Suddenly It’s Murder!-1960 7.1

…And Suddenly It’s Murder!-1960

Six people are on the same train from Italy to Monte Carlo. Some want to play at the Casinò; others are taking back a little dog to an old rich woman, to get a reward; another one is reaching his wife. But the old woman ...