Here you'll find a collection of funny movies for Scorpios chalked full of dry wit, dark humor, and plenty of sarcastic characters. When you ask those born under this sign what comedies Scorpios will like, you may get a few answers that include films that you didn't even realize where comedy movies. Though they tend to be very introspective and love a good brood, Scorpios are also keen observers of human nature and may pick up on humor that other signs tend to miss. Also well versed in the art of sarcasm, Scorpios tend to love the ironic and humor that others might even consider a little dark.
What comedies will you find here? Burn After Reading is a somewhat overlooked Coen brothers film that blends humor with some fairly dark subject material, the plot centering around various interrelated absurd situations. Monty Python's Life of Brian is comedic at its core, but grapples with depressing subject material. Films like Shaun of the Dead and The Big Lebowski - while largely humorous in tone, explore some weighty themes under the surface.
While these comedies for Scorpios may not be what some people would consider over the top knee slappers, they reflect the blend of heady humor that most Scorpios in your life are sure to both dig. They maybe even help you see the humor that you otherwise may have missed.
Monty Python's Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python, and directed by Jones. It tells the story of Brian Cohen, a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as, and next door to, Jesus Christ and is subsequently mistaken for the Messiah. Following the withdrawal of funding by EMI Films, longtime Monty Python fan and former Beatle George Harrison arranged the finance for Life of Brian, through the formation of his company HandMade Films. The film contains themes of religious satire that were controversial at the time of its release, drawing accusations of blasphemy and protests from some religious ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, + more
Initial Release: 1979
Directed by: Terry Jones
#39 on The Best '70s Movies
Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot that revolves around the exploits of a young man named Harold intrigued with death. Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother prescribes for him, and slowly develops quite a strong and close friendship and eventually a romantic relationship with a 79-year-old woman named Maude who teaches Harold about living life to its fullest and that life is the most precious gift of all. The film was based on a screenplay written by Colin Higgins and published as a novel in 1971. Filming locations in ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort, Cyril Cusack, Eric Christmas, + more
Initial Release: 1971
Directed by: Hal Ashby
#63 on The Best '70s Movies
Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant, and based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace. The script adaptation was by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein. Capra actually filmed the movie in 1941 because of star Cary Grant's availability, but it was not released until 1944, after the original stage version had finished its run on Broadway. The lead role of Mortimer Brewster was originally intended for Bob Hope, but he could not be released from his contract with Paramount. Capra had also approached Jack Benny and Ronald Reagan before learning that Grant would accept the role. Boris Karloff played Jonathan Brewster, ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey, Edward Everett Horton, Charles Lane, + more
Initial Release: 1944
Directed by: Frank Capra
#69 on The Best Ensemble Movies
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get some kind of focus in his life as he deals with his girlfriend, his mother and stepfather. At the same time, he has to cope with an apocalyptic zombie uprising. The film was a critical and commercial success in the UK and the US. It received a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 76 out of 100 at Metacritic. Shaun of the Dead was also a BAFTA nominee. Pegg and Wright considered a sequel that would replace zombies with another monster, but decided against it as they were pleased with ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy, David Walliams, Dylan Moran, + more
Initial Release: 2004
Directed by: Edgar Wright