2. Fargo

I love black comedies and fewer come blacker than this. The Coen Brothers are genius filmmakers and this film is practically perfect in every way, earning the brothers the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Please do watch this if you have never seen it. Frances McDormand (who won Best Actress Oscar for her role) and William H Macy were simply brilliant as the lead, but as bungling crook Carl Showalter, Steve Buscemi is sublime. Go on a journey of what can snowball when a crime goes horribly wrong. Watch out for the scene with the wood chipping machine!