Suggest a Weird Movie!

Please do not ask “what was that movie?” questions on this page. We set up an entire site here to answer those questions. This page is for suggesting movies to be reviewed.

Know a weird movie? Something strange that glued you to the screen with awe, amazement or reverence, while your more mundane minded friends left the room (or theater) in boredom, confusion or disgust? A movie whose omission from a list of the 366 weirdest movies of all time would offend you on a personal level? Something even I haven’t heard of or considered? There are potentially thousands of forgotten films, critically dismissed films, foreign or independent films that never got a proper release, or misplaced oddities hiding out there that may deserve a place at the table. One man can’t be expected to track them all down. Here is the place to mention those treasured curios that no one else seems to have even heard of. Nominate a movie in the suggestion box and I’ll move it up on my review queue, or at the very least, explain why I’m not going to review it.

NOTICE: The “Suggest of Weird Movie!” feature has become a victim of its own success.  At the time of this update, we have about 250 reader suggestions (!) in queue. (More than that since I last updated the page)! Since we can only do 1 or maybe 2 reviews a week, be aware there may be a huge delay—currently, possibly over a year!—between the time you make a suggestion and the point at which it’s actually reviewed.  I considered shutting down the suggestion box as of 2011, but I decided to let you keep your suggestions coming (if nothing else, it tells us what types of movies readers are interested in seeing reviews of). Just be aware that when you make a suggestion, it may not receive the promptest of attention. The best you can really hope for at this point is to bring something to our attention that we might have overlooked. (Also note that although we prioritize the earliest nominations later suggestions may get reviewed before earlier ones if they receive a re-release on DVD or Blu-ray, or interest us for our own inscrutable reasons).

If you can’t wait for one of our staff to review your movie, why not review it yourself and submit it to us via the contact form?  We can’t swear we’ll publish every submission we receive, but we want reader participation and we are fairly liberal.

All serious suggestions will receive a response, as well as all most non-serious ones.

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  1. Here’s the review queue of reader suggestions that have yet to be reviewed, in alphabetical order. Of course, at this point the list is so long that it is likely we will have to leave the task of reviewing the items at the end of the list to our children, but whatever.

    Also, the List is now completed, meaning that these suggestions will be considered for our supplemental “Apocrypha” list, and many will sadly never be reviewed or considered. You may consider them all as reader-suggested honorable mentions.

    *Corpus Callosum (2002); 1Day; The 4th Man; 8 1/2 Women; 9 Doigts [9 Fingers]; Aaaaah!; Aachi & Ssipak; Accion Mutante; Adam’s Apples; The Adolescence of Utena; “Afraid So” from “The Films of Jay Rosenblatt, Vol. 2″; The Aimed School; Alabama’s Ghost; “Alicia” (1994); Alien Alibi; Allegro; Aloys; Alucarda; Amanece, que no es poco; Ana y Bruno; Andy Warhol’s Bad; Angel in the Flesh: The Confidential Report on Mr. Dennis Duggan AKA The King of Super 8 (if it’s ever released); Angst (2018); Anna and the Wolves; The Annunciation; Apartment Zero; The Appointment (1981); Artemis 81; Ascension; As Filhas do Fogo; The Assignment: The Witches Talisman; Avalon (2001); Avida; Bad Lieutenant; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Barber Westchester; Beg! (1994); The Beguiled; Bernie (1996) (depending on availability); Bhoner; Bibliotheque Pascal; Big Meat Eater; Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey; Birdy; Black Mama; The Blazing World; Blood Beat; Blood, Bullets, Buffoons; Blood-Spattered Bride; Bloody New Year; Body Troopers; A Bomb was Stolen [AKA They Stole the Bomb; S-a furat o bomba]; Bone; Book of Revelation (2006); Born of Fire; BoXed; Brainscan (1994); Bread and Circus; Brothers of the Head; Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power; The Bubble (1966); Bubble Bath; The Cabinet of Caligari (1962); Calimari Union; Calamari Wrestler; The Calistra Zipper Story; Can Dialectics Break Bricks?; Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?; Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death; The Cannibals (1988); Carnival Magic; The Carrier (1988); A Case for a Rookie Hangman; Casshern; Catnapped!; Cat Sick Blues; Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari; Cheap Smokes; Che strano chiamarsi Federico [How Strange to Be Named Federico]; Chicken of the Mound (2021); Christ the Movie; City of Pirates; Club of the Discarded; The Color out of Space (2010); Combat Shock; Coming Apart; The Coming of Sin (La visita del vicio); “The Committee” (1968); The Complaint of an Empress; Confessions; Cool Cat Saves the Kids; Cool World; Cosmos; Crank: High Voltage; Creating Rem Lezar; Creatures of Destiny; Creep (2014); Criminal Lovers; Cuadecuc, Vampir; Dance With The Devil; Dancer in the Dark; Dandy Dust; Dante 01; Darkside Blues; The Dark Side of the Heart; Darktown Strutters; Daymaker; Day of the Wacko; Dead Billy; Deafula; Deathgasm; Death Powder (1986); Decoder; Deep Dark; Detention; The Devil’s Chair; Devil’s Rain; Diamond Flash; Dick Tracy; Die Fighting; Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl; La Distancia; Divine Intervention; The Dog’s Night Song; Dogura Magura; Dolls (2002); “Dream Corp LLC”; Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath; Dreams That Money Can Buy; The Drifting Classroom; The Earl Sessions; Earth Minus Zero; Eika Katappa; Einstein’s Brain [AKA Relics: Einstein’s Brain]; Elecktrick Children; El Televisor (1974); Electroma; Emperor Tomato Ketchup; Endgame (2000); The End of August at the Hotel Ozone; End of the Road; Entr’Acte (1924); Essex Spacebin; The Eternity Man; Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend; Existo: The Forbidden Movie; “Factory Witch”; Fateful Findings; Fatty Drives the Bus; Faust (1926); Faust: Love of the Damned; Fear and Desire; Fear X; Felix the Cat: The Movie; Fiend (1980); The Fifth Season; Finisterrae; Fire in the Sky; First on the Moon; Fish Story; Flaming Creatures; Flaming Nipples; Flesh of the Void; Flexing with Monty; “The Flood”; Flying Saucers Over Istanbul; Fool’s Fire (1992); Four Rooms; Fractured [AKA Schism] (2013);Frankenhooker; Freak Orlando; Freddy Got Fingered; Frequencies [AKA XVO: The Manual]; Fresh Kill; Friend of the World; From Morn to Midnight; Frontier; The Fruit of Paradise; “Fun in Balloon Land”; Funny Bones; Future War; Galaxy Express 999; Galaxy Turnpike ; Gandu; The Gateway [Brama] (2017) (depending on availability); George Washington; Gerry; “Ghosts Before Breakfast”; Glory to the Filmmaker!; “God Hates Cartoons”; Golem (1980) (depending on availability); Goodbye 20th Century; Gorod Zero; Gory Gory Hallelujah; Goto: Island of Love; The Great McGonagall; The Great Satan; The Green Elephant (1999); Grimm Love; Gwen le Livre de Sable; Gymkata; Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack; Hail the New Puritan; Hair Extensions; Hallelujah Hills; Hands of God (2005, d. Alyson Levy); Hanzo the Razor; Happy End (Czech, depending on availability); Hardgore; Heat; Heaven and Earth Magic; Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves; Hells; Helter Skelter (2012); “Hen, His Wife” [AKA “His Wife is a Hen”]; Hentai Kamen; Hiroku the Goblin; The Hole; Homebodies (1974); Homicide Evidence 3; Homoti; Horrors of Malformed Men; “Hospital Brut”; House (1986); The Housemaid (1960); ‘Hukkunud Alpinisti’ hotell [Dead Mountaineers Hotel]; Human Animals; Hunger (1966); Hysteria; I Be Area; I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle; Iguana Tokyo; The Illusionist (1983); I’m Not There; Impolex; Imprint; “Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome,” I Never Left the White Room; The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer; Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands; In the Realm of the Senses; The Intruder (2004) [L’intrus]; Irreversible; I Saw the Devil; It Couldn’t Happen Here ; The Item (1999); Izo; Jack and the Beanstalk (1974, Japan); Jacky in the Kingdom of Women; Jawbreaker; Jigoku (1960); Jigoku no Banken: Akai Megane [The Red Spectacles]; “John from Cincinnati”; Johnny Aquarius; A Journey Into Bliss; Journey Through the Past; Journey to the West [Xi you]; Jubilee; Junkie; Kamikazie ‘89; Kamikaze Girls; Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos (depending on availability); The Keep; Kidz Klub; Killer Condom; The Killing Room; Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors; King Lear (1987, Godard); Kitchen Stories; Knightriders; Krysar (AKA The Pied Piper of Hamelin); Kultur Shock!; Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave; Kung Pow; Kuso; La Belle Verte; Lakki… The Boy Who Could Fly (AKA Lakki… The Boy Who Grew Wings); Last Battle; The Last Days of Planet Earth; Last House on Dead End Street; The Last of Us; The Last Wave; The Last Winter; The Lathe of Heaven; The Legend of 1900; The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012); The Legend of the Titanic; LFO; The Lickerish Quartet; The Lightest Darkness; Litan; The Little Mermaid/Malá Morská Víla (1976); Little Murders; Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters; Live Freaky! Die Freaky!; The Living and the Dead; Lot (in Sodom); Love, Honor and Obey; Love Torn In A Dream; Lowlife (2012); Lo Zio di Brooklyn; Lucia (2013); Machotaildrop; Madam Satan; Magdalena Viraga; Maggots and Men; The Magic Toyshop; The Magus; Makkhi; Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood; Malcolm (1986); Ma-Ma; The Manipulator; Manual of Evasion LX94; The Man Who Haunted Himself; The Man Who Wasn’t There; Margret’s Museum; Marketa Lazarova; Marutirtha Hinglaj; Matador; Matango; “Max Headroom” (TV); Max My Love; Mazeppa; Meatcleaver Massacre; Mécanix; Melancholie der Engel; Memoirs of a Survivor; Mercy (2006); Mermaid in a Manhole; Le Météore; Mickey One; “The Middleman”; The Midnight After; Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater; Midori; Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935); The Miracle Fighters; Mom (1986); “Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase”; Monday (depending on availability); Mondo Candido; Mondo Trasho; The Monitors; Monobloc; “The Monster of Nix”; “Mood House”; Morbo; Motorama; Mr. Blot’s Academy; Mr. Universe; The Musick; Mutant Aliens; My 20th Century; My Brother Has Bad Dreams; Myra Breckenridge; The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians; Napoleon Dynamite; Neighbors; Neji-shiki [AKA Screwed]; Never Belongs to Me; Newsboys: Down Under the Big Top; Nick the Feature Film; Nitwit; Noisy Requiem (1988); The Northerners; Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Momma’s Hung You In the Closet & I’m Feeling So Sad); Om Dar-B-Dar; Onirica: Field of Dogs; Okna, okna [Windows, Windows]; Onward to Calgary; Once Upon a Time in Anatolia; Operation: Endgame; The Other Side of the Underneath (1972); The Outskirts; Overturn; Palindromes (re-review); Passages from Finnegans Wake; Pastoral Hide and Seek; “Pate” 2001; Penitentiary III ; Perfect Lives; Perfect Sense (2011); Period Piece; Pig; Pink Narcissus; Pistol Opera; Polar Express; Pola X; Post Tenebras Lux; Pound; “Premium” (if it can be found); The President’s Analyst; Príncipe Azul; Project A-Ko; Psychos in Love; Quick Billy; Quicksilver Highway; The Quiet Earth; A Quiet Place in the Country; “Rabbits”; La Razon de Mi Vida; Reckless; Recollections of the Yellow House; “Red, White and Zero”; Remainder; Repentance; The Ring Finger; River of Fundament; Rock-a-Doodle; Rock and Roll Frankenstein; Rocks in My Pocket; The Roe’s Room; Roots of Evil (1979); Rows; Runaway Nightmare; Sauna; The Sea That Thinks; Secret Ceremony; Secrets of Sex (1970); Shakespeare’s Plan 12 from Outer Space; Shakes the Clown; Shackled; Shinbone Alley; Shin Kamen Rider; Shock! Shock! Shock!; Shredder Orpheus (1989); The Shutka Book of Records; Siesta; Silent Night Deadly Night 4; Silver Heads; Sisters; The Slit [AKA United Trash]; Snow White and Russian Red; Sombre; Sonatine; Space Is the Place (official re-review); Space Thang; A Spell to Ward off the Darkness; Spermicide; Spermula; Sphere; The Spirit; Spirits of the Dead; Spork; Star Time; Straight on Till Morning; Strangers in Paradise; Student Bodies; Subway (1985); Suddenly Last Summer; Suicide Club (re-review); Super Deluxe (2019); Super Xuxa vs. Satan; Surviving Life: Theory and Practice; Takeshis’; Taking Tiger Mountain; Talking Head; Talk to Her; TAMALA2010: A Punk Cat in Space; Tasher Desh; Teknolust; Terror 2000; That Day; That Deadwood Feeling; Themroc; Theodore Rex; The Thingy: Confessions of a Teenage Placenta; Three… Extremes; Thriller: A Cruel Picture; Throw Away Your Books Rally in the Streets; Ticket of No Return; Tierra; Tin Can Man; Tokyo Decadence; Tomorrow Night; Totò che visse due volte; Tough Guys Don’t Dance; Tout Va Bien; Toys; The Tracey Fragments; Track 29; Trainspotting; “Trapped in the Closet”; The Treasure Planet (1982); “Triangulo”; Tribulation 99; “Tricia’s Wedding”; Tristian et Iseult (1972); The Tune; Turbo Kid; Turn in Your Grave; The Twonky; “Ultra Pulpe” (on “Apocalypse After” compilation); Uncle Meat; Underwater Love; Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever (1986); U-Turn; The Vagrant (1992); Vase de Noces; Velvet Goldmine; Vermillion Souls; Vertige; Vigasiosexploitation; Village of the Damned (1960); Violated Angels; The Virgin Psychics; Visions of Suffering; Visitor of a Museum [Posetitel muzeya]; ¡Vivan las antípodas!; Vom Graben; Wake in Fright; Water & Power (1989); Wave Twisters; We Are the Strange; Welcome Home Brother Charles; Welcome to Woop Woop; Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats; Where the Dead Go to Die; White Noise (2022); White Tiger; Who Can Kill a Child?; Wild Bill (1995); Wilder Napalm; Wild Tigers I Have Known; Winter Vacation; Wise Blood; The Witches; Without Warning; The Woman Chaser; The Woman in the Fifth; A Woman’s Face (1940); Womb; The World’s Greatest Sinner; The Wretches Are Still Singing; A Writer of Ghost Stories; Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims; Yes Sir! Madame; You Never Can Tell (1951); Youth Without Youth.

    1. Geek Maggot Bingo to this day is one of the weirdest, most artistic films I’ve ever seen. Similar vibes to the forbidden zone.

    2. How come “Ten nights of dreams” (Yume jû-ya, 2006) is still not listed here somehow? An amazingly imaginative anthology, it is pure raw material of dreamlike poetic weirdness.

    3. I don’t believe anyone has suggested it before. Also, it’s not easily available: it doesn’t appear to be streaming anywhere, and physical media releases went out of print years ago. We can add it to the list and track it down, though.

  2. I think the movie Enthiran (sometimes spelled Endhiran, both translate to Robot) would be an interesting entry. It’s a sci-fi Indian movie.

  3. I know it’s been mentioned here but the movie Blaze (2023) hasn’t been reviewed

    Also missing out on a potential weirdest scene nomination with clay animals singing a flaming lips song

  4. I’d like to recommend The Possessed (La Donna del Lago), 1965, recently re-released by Arrow. It’s being marketed as a ‘proto-giallo’ but it most reminded me of the works of Robbe-Grillet, particularly L’Immortelle, but also Last Year at Marienbad. There’s a fractured subjectivity, and a sliding between genres that characterizes many a quality weird film, and it also just has a strange atmosphere to it.

  5. I came across “Chompy & The Girls” on a monster-movie list I found somewhere on Google when searching for something weird to watch with my sister. The film’s brief synopsis, and Udo Kier’s featured voice acting, completely blew us away, and we went all in. Later, after recognizing how much she loved it, I DM’d the film’s director, asking if they had any props I could buy from them to gift to my sister for Christmas, to which he graciously accepted. Though I’m definitely biased towards them, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!! 🙂

  6. You may want to add VENUS DROWNING to the Apocrypha list. I’m not sure it’s a good movie, but it definately has its share of weird.

    Synopsis from IMDB:
    After a failed suicide attempt a vulnerable woman moves to a remote seaside town where she finds a limbless creature on the beach. Soon a quasi-sexual relationship develops between the two with the creature feeding of orgasms.

  7. I’m a little surprised that Sydney Pollack’s 1969 fever-dream masterpiece They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? wasn’t mentioned. Love that many of my favorite oddball films from childhood (Electric Dreams, The Wizard of Speed and Time, The Peanut Butter Solution, etc.) are already under consideration though! 🙂

    1. Sorry for the late reply. I am aware of the existence and general plot of They Shoot Horses but I’m not sure anyone here has suggested it as a weird movie before, though. I can put it into the queue and we can decide later. You should be happy that The Peanut Butter Solution is officially Apocrypha (which may sound like a paradox, but we dig paradoxes).

  8. Very happy to see It Couldn’t Happen Here is already on the waitlist – I’ve been wanting to read your take on it for a while! It’s a very weird pop star vehicle that was loathed at the time, but seems to be gaining more critical favour nowadays. (Though I still think it’s a big Beware.)

  9. Just got through watching the Brakhage-esq VHS tape The Forgotten Colours of Dreams from 2018. I think it might deserve a chance on Apocrypha. But perhaps it’s best to be thrown into the suggestion box first…

  10. 3 possible contenders

    1. In 2023, a youtuber named Calobi Productions made a film with only 6 people making called Our Drawings, and the film is a poorly rendered acid trip that’s admirable but still WTF bad

    2. I was wondering about the 1911 Pinocchio film, because it felt like the entire Pinocchio story on speed.

    3. Not really a proposal, but what were y’alls view on Benjamin Button.

  11. Here’s some, The Adventures of Superpup (1957), a Superman serial where everyone is in a cheaply made animal costume, and Blackstar (2015) for shorts, a surrealist music video and one of the final things Bowie made before he passed.

  12. I have three weird (and excellent) film recommendations:

    1. The Eve of Ivan Kupalo (1969): An beautiful and extremely surreal Ukrainian folktale with stunning imagery.

    2. The Passing (1983): A strange shot on video sci-fi/horror. Very well made despite it’s low budget. An incredibly trippy ending.

    3. Limbo (1999): A SOV experimental feminist horror film. Very surreal, like a low budget David Lynch.

  13. Jack Be Nimble (1993, New Zealand) – Psychic powers, fairy tale style foster parents, homemade technology.

  14. S.O.S a bizarre series of stitched together music videos which features images as Jesus Christ on the cross while a nuclear holocaust is happening, made all the weirder is that it was made by a real Christian sex cult to recruit members

  15. Great list!
    I recommend to add –
    Empire V – Viktor Ginzburg (2022)
    W – Anna Eriksson (2022)
    1984 – Diana Ringo (2023)

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