Find humor in the darkest corners of humanity. This Netflix roundup features five of the best Dark Comedies streaming right now.
Dare to Watch Dark Comedies
If life were a movie, it would probably be in the Dark Comedies category. When it comes to the best Netflix has to offer, shows like Bojack Horseman and Arrested Development immediately come to mind. However, this round-up aims to lead you outside your comfort zone and into the hidden corners of your favorite streaming service. Here are five gems in arguably the most relatable genre ever:
1. End of the F***ing world (Series)
This fantastic show follows James, a high school boy who’s convinced he’s a psychopath. His misadventure begins when he meets Alyssa, a rebellious young girl determined to escape her dysfunctional home life. Based on a comic book, this Netflix original series is a must-watch.
2. The Fundamentals of Caring (Movie)
After a divorce he can’t quite shake, a retired writer (played by Paul Rudd) becomes a disabled teen’s caregiver. The two embark on an impromptu road trip. Their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship.
3. Sunshine Cleaning (Movie)
Once the most popular girl in high school, Rose (played by Amy Adams) is a single mom who works as a maid. Her sister Norah (played by Emily Blunt) is a party animal who still lives at home. When Rose learns about the lucrative field of crime-scene cleanup, she recruits her squeamish sister, and they get to work.
4. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Movie)
For Ruth, her burglarized home was the final straw. With the help of her weird-but-friendly neighbor, she sets out to find the thieves and uncovers more than she bargained for.
5. The Meyerowitz Stories (Movie)
This film feels a lot like Wes Anderson’s ‘The Royal Tenenbaums.’ In the Meyerowitz Stories, an estranged family gathers in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father (played by Dustin Hoffman). Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel make this a perfect selection for this round-up.
Bonus Binge: Schitt’s Creek (Series)
You might remember Eugene Levy from classics like ‘Best in Show.’ He’s back, (and looking excellent, I might add) in this brilliant series. He also brings along his real-life son and daughter, and the iconic Catherine O’Hara. The uber-rich Rose family loses everything except a small town that John Rose (played by Levy Sr.) bought for his son as a joke. The family is plucked from their mega-mansion and dropped into a small motel in Schitt’s Creek, where they’ll try (not really) to adapt to a new life. Think Beverly Hillbillies in reverse. Four seasons of Schitt’s are currently streaming on Netflix. Try not to watch them all in one sitting.