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'Movies like American Beauty': Downright Nihilistic Comedies

These comedy flicks step beyond the boundaries of dark humor and into the realm of downright nihilism. Keep an eye out for boundary pushing work of Todd Solondz, as well as Tim Heidecker's debut film 'The Comedy'.

'As a Moonless Night': Modern Black Comedy

For those who like it good and pitchy, check out this collection of the best black comedies this millennium has to offer, including 'Birdman', 'Bernie', and murder-spree caper 'God Bless America'. It may not help your cynicism, but it will help pass your lonely, bitter evenings!

'Here Y'Are Hipsters!': At Least Semi-Comedic Mumblecore

If you look up mumblecore you'll find out its a form of indie filmmaking defined by naturalistic dialogue. If that's too complicated, think whiney college-grads living in NYC, talking how real whiney college grads might talk. All characters are white. 40% are Greta Gerwig.

'Awesome List, Great Job': Adult Swim Movies

Movies produced by Adult Swim, or related to Adult Swim shows. Check out such modern cult classics as 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force', 'Billion Dollar Movie', and 'Black Dynamite'. Absurdist gold!

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