->'''Anna''': ''Why don't you just kill us?''\\
'''Peter''': ''You shouldn't forget the importance of entertainment.''

Austrian filmmaker and social critic Michael Haneke made ''Funny Games'' in 1997, then remade an English-language version ten years later, [[ShotForShotRemake shot for shot]]. Although trivially similar to a {{Gorn}} film, it's actually meant as a deconstruction of violent media as well as a giant YouBastard at the audience who would want to watch it.

Both films center on a yuppie family arriving at their lakeside vacation house. Pulling into their driveway, they see their neighbor has some new guests, two clean-cut young men wearing white gloves who look like they've just walked off the golf course. The men soon arrive on the family's doorstep making a number of requests and imposing on their hospitality. Eventually the family tires of them and ask them to leave, but they ignore the requests. After the husband slaps one of the men, they break his leg with his own golf club and take the family hostage. Though maintaining a nonchalant and even friendly facade, it soon becomes clear that the two men are psychopaths who intend to torment the family with a number of cruel games before murdering them. Can they survive?
!! This movie contains examples of:

* ActionSurvivor: Subverted. [[spoiler:The wife displays a spontaneous burst of badassery when she snatches a gun and shoots one of the villains to kingdom come, but this doesn't stop the other villain from ''literally'' rewinding time to undo it.]]
* AsideGlance: Paul gives one of these to the camera just before Ann/Anna discovers where he's hidden the dog. It's the first time he breaks the fourth wall.
* AudienceParticipation: When Paul makes his mortal bet with the family that they won't last until sunrise, he turns to the camera and suggests that the audience play along, then comments that you're probably siding with the family.
%%* TheBadGuyWins
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Peter and Paul.
* CardCarryingVillain: Paul confess they "rob rich families in smart houses."
* BoundAndGagged
* BrokenAesop: Academics have been arguing since the film came out about whether Paul's YouBastard point is valid. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment There's no need for us to do likewise, mind.]]
* CellPhonesAreUseless: The mother's cell phone is disabled by it getting dropped in the sink, frying the battery, very much TruthInTelevision.
* ChekhovsGun: Subverted by [[spoiler:the knife in the sailboat. There's an insert shot of the knife getting left aboard, and in fact the wife lunges for it at the very end, but it's quickly taken away from her and has no effect on the plot or her fate.]]
* ConspicuousGloves: Two clean-cut young men wear white gloves, making them look a little like golfers. The wife asks about them because they didn't take them off inside of the house, and Paul claims he has eczema. They wear them to hide their fingerprints.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Paul knows that he's in a film and tracks his deeds based on common plot structure.
* DiabolusExMachina: In this movie, the killers have all the advantages, while the victims don't have any chance to survive.
* DiabolusExNihilo
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Which side did you bet on?]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Both Peter and Paul make a big show of being very polite and considerate, which is all a part of their sadistic game.
* ForTheEvulz: The killers give conflicting reasons for their deeds, reducing it to simple, pointless evil.
* FourthWallObserver: Paul addresses the audience regularly and near the climax even [[spoiler:rewinds part of the film itself.]]
* GenreDeconstruction: Of home invasion horror as entertainment. It is also a commentary on abuse as entertainment in general and the deconstruction lies in that it shows this abuse without glorification, without any emotional or moral justifications and without giving the audience the comfort of the dehumanizing effects of {{gorn}} and NauseaFuel.
* GoryDiscretionShot: When [[spoiler:Georgie]] is killed, it happens in the next room, and we only see a blood-spattered television immediately afterward. In fact, the film is surprisingly light on on-screen violence and gore.
* HereWeGoAgain: The bulk of the film is neither the first nor last time these killers will play their game. We see them with the neighbors early on, who later show up dead, and see them starting the whole thing over again with some other neighbors at the end.
* HopeSpot:
** The killers suddenly leave, giving the husband and wife some glimmer of hope that they'll survive. [[spoiler:Paul later lampshades that this was necessary for traditional plot structure.]]
** Happens again when the killers take the wife out on the boat with the intent to kill her. She finds a knife that was dropped in the boat at the beginning of the movie and tries to cut her bindings when [[spoiler: the killers just casually throw her into the water.]]
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted. Georgie is the first one to die.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Paul even smirks triumphantly at the audience in the end]].
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The original is full of scenes like this, most notably immediately after [[spoiler: Paul and Peter kill Georgie]].
* MayIBorrowACupOfSugar: The two men first come over to borrow some eggs.
* MultipleChoicePast: Paul tells a few different stories about his and Peter's background and motivations, none of which are likely to be true.
* NoFourthWall: Paul is completely aware that he's in a film. He smirks at the camera several times and makes snide comments to the audience about what they expect will happen. He also makes several comments that the killers' timing and sequence of actions are based on traditional plot structure.
* TheOner: In the Austrian version, shortly after the gun goes off, there is an 11-minute shot in which very little happens, but the full horror of the scene can be soaked in
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: TimRoth slides between his natural English accent (as in ''Film/PulpFiction'') and his much more nasal, higher-pitched American accent (as in ''Film/ReservoirDogs'').
* {{Remake}}: Almost shot-for-shot and by the same director.
* {{Retcon}}: Within the film! [[spoiler:A character rewinds the movie using a remote, inside the movie, and undoes a death.]]
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Not only do all the sympathetic characters die, but this is neither the first nor last time that this exact scenario has played out for the killers.]]
* {{The Spook}}s: The origins (and real names) of Peter and Paul remain unknown throughout the film, and they are complete strangers to all of their victims.
* TakeThatAudience: A number of events in the film are arguably this, including [[spoiler:the rewind scene, in which the audience is given what it wants and then cruelly undone.]] This is [[WordOfGod confirmed]] by interviews with the director Haneke.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Directed to you (us?) the viewer because by watching this movie, you allowed its universe to exist through your thoughts.
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Take a look at Paul and Peter. No one can imagine what kind of vicious, twisted killers they are.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: The central antagonists seem to function between themselves as a slightly realer, less comical version of this trope.
* VillainousBreakdown: Paul suffers one after [[spoiler: the wife kills Peter with the hunting rifle. It doesn't last, though, as Paul uses the remote control to rewind the movie to before Peter gets killed.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: The killers don't mind murdering entire families, children included.
* YouBastard: The entire point of the films.