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.

3,261 thoughts on “Suggest a Weird Movie!”

  1. Here’s the review queue of reader suggestions that have yet to be reviewed, in alphabetical order. You can always see this list ordered according to (very rough) intended order of publication in the weekly “What’s in the Pipeline” column (published on Sundays). 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.

    1Day; The 4th Man; 8 1/2 Women; 9 Doigts [9 Fingers]; The 10th Victim; 12 Monkeys; Aaaaah!; Aachi & Ssipak;Adam’s Apples; The Adolescence of Utena; The Adventures of Picasso; “Afraid So” from “The Films of Jay Rosenblatt, Vol. 2″; The Aimed School; “Alicia” (1994); Alien Alibi; Allegro; Alphaville; Alucarda; Amazon Women on the Moon; “Am I Normal? A Film About Male Puberty”; Amanece, que no es poco; “Analog”; Anatomy of Hell; Andy Warhol’s Bad; L’Ange; Angel in the Flesh: The Confidential Report on Mr. Dennis Duggan AKA The King of Super 8 (if it’s ever released); Anguish [Angustia]; Anna and the Wolves; The Annunciation; La antena; The Appointment (1981); Arise!;Arrebato; Artemis 81; Ascension; As Filhas do Fogo; The Assignment: The Witches Talisman; Avida; Bad Lieutenant; Battle in Heaven; Beg! (1994); The Beguiled; Berberian Sound Studio; Bernie (1996) (depending on availability); Bhoner; Bibliotheque Pascal; Big Man Japan (official review); Big Meat Eater; Big River Man; Big Time; “The Big Shave”; Birth of the Overfiend; Black Mama; Blind Beast; Bliss; Blood, Bullets, Buffoons; Blood for Dracula; Blood-Spattered Bride; “Bobby Yeah”; Body Troopers; Bone; Born of Fire; BoXed; Boxing Helena; Breakfast of Champions; Brick; Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia; Brotherhood of the Wolf; Brothers of the Head; Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power; Bubble Bath; Buddy Boy (1999); Buffet Froid; La Cabina [AKA The Telephone Box]; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; Cafe Flesh; Calimari Union; Calamari Wrestler; Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?; Cannibal! the Musical; Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death; The Cannibals (1988); Carnival Magic; Casshern; Cast a Deadly Spell; Catch-22; The Cat in the Hat; Cat Sick Blues; Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari; Celine and Julie Go Boating; The Cement Garden; Chappaqua; Charly: Dias de Sangre; Cheap Smokes; Che strano chiamarsi Federico [How Strange to Be Named Federico]; Christ the Movie; La cicatrice intérieure; Citizen Dog; City of Pirates; Combat Shock; Coming Apart; The Complaint of an Empress; Confessions; Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; Cool Cat Saves the Kids; Cool World; Coonskin; Cosmos ; Crank: High Voltage; Crash (Cronenberg); La Cravate; Creating Rem Lezar; Creatures of Destiny; Crimewave; Criminal Lovers; Dance With The Devil; Dancer in the Dark; Dandy Dust; Dante 01; Dante’s Inferno (2007); Dark Arc; The Dark Side of the Heart; Dark Star; Darktown Strutters; Daymaker; Day of the Wacko; Dead Billy; Deafula; Death Powder (1986); Decasia (second review); Decoder; Deep Dark; Detention; The Devils; The Devil’s Chair; Devil’s Rain; Diamond Flash; Die Fighting; La Distancia; A Dog Called Pain; The Dog’s Night Song; Dolls (2002); Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath; Dreams That Money Can Buy; The Drifting Classroom; Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam; Drunken Wu Tang [AKA Taoism Drunkard]; Dumplings; The Earl Sessions; Earth Girls Are Easy; Earth Minus Zero; Edward II; Eika Katappa; Einstein’s Brain [AKA Relics: Einstein’s Brain]; Electric Dragon 80,000 V; Electric Dreams; The Element of Crime; Emperor Tomato Ketchup; Encounters at the End of the World; Endgame (2000); The End of August at the Hotel Ozone; The End of Evangelion; End of the Road; Essex Spacebin; The Eternity Man; Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend; Evil Ed; Excision; Executive Koala; The Fabulous Baron Munchausen; “Factory Witch”; The Falls; Fateful Findings; Fatty Drives the Bus; Faust: Love of the Damned; Fear X; Feherlofia; Felidae; Felix the Cat: The Movie; Fellini’s Cassanova; Fiend (1980); Fiend Without a Face; The Fifth Season; Fight Club; Finisterrae; Fish Story; Flaming Creatures; Flaming Nipples; “The Flood”; Flying Saucers Over Istanbul; “Flowers and Bottoms”; Following; The Fool and the Flying Ship; Four Rooms; Frankehooker; Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster; Freeway; Frequencies [AKA XVO: The Manual]; From Morn to Midnight; Frontier; Funny Bones; Future War; Galaxy of Terror; Galaxy Turnpike ; Gandu; Genius Party; George Washington; Gerry; “Ghosts Before Breakfast”; The Giant Claw; The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai; “God Hates Cartoons”; The Godmonster of Indian Flats; The Golem (1915); Golem (1980) (depending on availability); Goodbye 20th Century; Gorod Zero; Gory Gory Hallelujah; Gothic & Lolita Psycho; Goto: Island of Love; The Great McGonagall; Green Snake; Grimm Love; Gwen le Livre de Sable; Haggard; Hail the New Puritan; Hair Extensions; Hands of God (2005, d. Alyson Levy); Hanger; “Hansel and Gretel” (T. Burton, 1983); Hanzo the Razor; Happiness; Happy End (Czech, depending on availability); Hard Candy; “Harpya”; Heartbeeps; Heat; Helter Skelter (2012); “Hen, His Wife” [AKA “His Wife is a Hen”]; Hentai Kamen; Hitler: A Film from Germany; The Hole; Homebodies (1974); “Hospital Brut”; Hotel (2001); House (1986); ‘Hukkunud Alpinisti’ hotell [Dead Mountaineers Hotel]; Human Animals Human Nature; The Hunger (1983); Hysteria; I Am Here Now; I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle; Ichi the Killer; The Idiots; I Married a Strange Person; I’m Not There; Impolex; Imprint; “Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome,” Incubus; I Never Left the White Room; The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer; L’Inferno; In Search of the Titanic; Insidious (2010); In the Realm of the Senses; The Intruder (2004) [L’intrus]; It Couldn’t Happen Here ; I Think We’re Alone Now; It’s Such a Beautiful Day; Izo; Jabberwocky; Jack and the Beanstalk (1974, Japan); Jacky in the Kingdom of Women; Jawbreaker; Jigoku (1960); Jigoku no Banken: Akai Megane [The Red Spectacles]; Johnny Aquarius; A Journey Into Bliss; Journey Through the Past; Journey to the West [Xi you]; Jubilee; Juliet of the Spirits; Junkie; Kafka; Kamikaze Girls; Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos (depending on availability); The Keep; Killdozer; Killer Nun; Killer Condom; The Killing Room; Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors; King Lear (1987, Godard); Koyaanisqatsi; Krysar (AKA The Pied Piper of Hamelin); Kultur Shock!; Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave; Kung Fury (2015); Kung Pow; Kuso; Lakki… The Boy Who Could Fly (AKA Lakki… The Boy Who Grew Wings); The Last Days of Planet Earth; Last House on Dead End Street; Last Life in the Universe; The Last of Us; The Last Wave; The Legend of 1900; The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012); Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural; Let the Right One In; LFO; The Lickerish Quartet ; Liquid Sky (re-review); Litan; Little Deaths; Little Murders; Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters; Live Freaky! Die Freaky!; The Living and the Dead; Lo; The Loved One; Love, Honor and Obey; Lucia (2013); Lucky; Mad Detective; Magdalena Viraga; The Magic Toyshop; The Magus; Makkhi; Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood; Man Facing Southeast; The Manipulator; The Man Who Wasn’t There; Marebito; Marketa Lazarova; Marutirtha Hinglaj; The Mask; Matador; “Max Headroom” (TV); Mazeppa; Mécanix; Melancholie der Engel;Memento Mori; Memoirs of a Survivor; Mermaid in a Manhole; Messiah of Evil; Le Météore; Metropia; Mickey One; The Midnight After; Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater; Midori; “The Mighty Boosh” (TV show); The Million Dollar Hotel; Mind Game; The Mirror [Zerkalo]; Mishima: Life in Four Chapters; Moebius (1996); Mom (1986); Monday (depending on availability); Mondo Candido; Mondo Trasho; Monobloc; “The Monster of Nix”; Motel Hell; “Mouse Soup”; Mr. Blot’s Academy; Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium; Mutant Aliens; Myra Breckenridge; The Mysterians; The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians; Mystery Men; Mystics in Bali; Naboer [Next Door]; Nails; Neighbors; Neji-shiki [AKA Screwed]; Never Belongs to Me; Newsboys: Down Under the Big Top; Nick the Feature Film; The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz; Nitwit; Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Momma’s Hung You In the Closet & I’m Feeling So Sad); Om Dar-B-Dar; “One Soldier”; Onibaba; Onirica: Field of Dogs; Only God Forgives; Open Your Eyes; Operation: Endgame; Organ; Orlando; Le Orme [AKA Footprints on the Moon]; The Outskirts; Overdrawn at the Memory Bank; Overturn; A Page of Madness; Palindromes (re-review); Passages from Finnegans Wake; The Passion of Darkly Noon; Pastoral Hide and Seek; “Penda’s Fen”; Penitentiary III ; Perfect Sense (2011); Perils of Gwendoline; Period Piece; Phase IV; Pig; Pink Narcissus; Pistol Opera; The Pit; Plague Dogs; The Point; Pola X; Porcile [AKA Pigpen]; “Possibly in Michigan”; Post Tenebras Lux; Poultrygeist; Prayer of the Rollerboys; “Premium” (if it can be found); The President’s Analyst; Príncipe Azul; “Prometheus’ Garden”; A Pure Formality; Quicksilver Highway; The Quiet Earth; A Quiet Place in the Country; “Rabbits”; La Razon de Mi Vida; “Red, White and Zero”; Remainder; Return to Oz (official review); Revolver; Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki; The Ring Finger; River of Fundament; Rock n’ Roll High School; Rocks in My Pocket; Roller Blade; Roots of Evil (1979); Rows; The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea; Sauna; Savages; The Sea That Thinks; Shakespeare’s Plan 12 from Outer Space; Shakes the Clown; Shinbone Alley; Shock! Shock! Shock!; The Shout; Sh! The Octopus; Siesta; The Signal; Silver Heads; Singapore Sling (official re-review); Sir Henry at Rawlinson End; Sitcom; Skeletons; Slaughterhouse Five; The Slit [AKA United Trash]; “Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions”; Snow White and Russian Red; Something Weird;Sonatine; Space Is the Place (official re-review); Space Thang; Speed Racer; A Spell to Ward off the Darkness; Spermicide; Spermula; Sphere; The Spirit; Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds; Spirits of the Dead; Spookies; Spork; “Star Maidens” (TV show); Static; Straight to Hell; Strange Circus; Strangers in Paradise; Subway (1985); Suddenly Last Summer; Suicide Club (re-review); Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story; Survive Style 5+; Surviving Life: Theory and Practice; Svidd neger (depending on availability); Symbiopsychotaxiplasm; Tag (2015); Takeshis’; Tales of Hoffman; Talking Head; Talk to Her; Tammy and the T-Rex; Tasher Desh; The Taste of Tea; Teknolust; The Tenant; Terror 2000; La Teta y La Luna; That Day; That Deadwood Feeling; Themroc; Theodore Rex; They Came Back; Things; The Thingy: Confessions of a Teenage Placenta; Three… Extremes; Thriller: A Cruel Picture; Throw Away Your Books Rally in the Streets; THX 1138; Tierra; Time Masters; Tokyo Decadence; Tomorrow Night; Totò che visse due volte; Tough Guys Don’t Dance; Tourist Trap (1979); Tout Va Bien; Toys; The Tracey Fragments; Track 29; “Trapped in the Closet”; The Tune; Turbo Kid; “Turkish Star Wars” [Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam]; Turn in Your Grave; The Twonky; Uncle Meat; Underground; Underwater Love; Until the End of the World; Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer; U-Turn; Uzumaki [AKA Spiral] (official re-review); The Vagrant (1992); Vakvagany; Vase de Noces; Vegas in Space; Velvet Goldmine; Vermillion Souls; Versus; Vigasiosexploitation; Village of the Damned (1960); The Virgin Psychics; Visions of Suffering; Visitor of a Museum [Posetitel muzeya]; Viva la Murete; ¡Vivan las antípodas!; Walker Waltz with Bashir; Wave Twisters; We Are the Strange; Welcome Home Brother Charles; Welcome to the Dollhouse; Werckmeister Harmonies; Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats; Where the Dead Go to Die; White Tiger; Who Can Kill a Child?; “Wild Palms”; Wild Tigers I Have Known; The Wild World of Batwoman; Wise Blood; Without Warning; The Woman in the Fifth; A Woman’s Face (1940); Womb; The World’s Greatest Sinner; A Writer of Ghost Stories; You Never Can Tell (1951); Youth Without Youth; Zachariah.

    1. Seems like many of the films on the waiting list fall into the science fiction or horror genres and not exactly what you’re getting at by using the term “weird.” Of course many horror films (if not all) can have weird elements within but there are familiar plot setups that are typical of the genre. I imagine a “weird” film to lie outside expected genre conventions.

    2. The Housemaid (1960), which is also known as “Hanyeo” directed by Kim Ki-young. Thankfully it is on YouTube for easy access.

  2. ‘PYOTR495’ (2015)

    “Set one evening in present-day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultra-nationalist group known for their violent abductions and attacks bolstered by Russia’s LGBT Propaganda Law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret.”

  3. Maybe I simply watched it too young, but Four Rooms will always stick with me. There being little meaning to it combined with the fact that I will hands down watch it anyday with anyone ( convinving them is usually the harder part ) only makes it more perplexing to me. Loving something… But not having the slightest logical clue to why… Idk. May not be weird but it’s something.

    It’s already on that long list. But you said you were interested in “popular demand.”

  4. “This Is Not A Movie” (2011)
    Although I haven’t seen this movie in a while (I stumbled across it maybe 5 years ago on Netflix), it occasionally pops back into my head with a jumble of emotions, but the main thing I remember is a definite kitchen-sink mentality. Often, the movie is trying it’s hardest to make a point, but about what it’s never sure. Is it a statement on pop culture warping our brains? Is it a takedown of the governement controlling our lives? Is it a takedown of the kind of people that think that way? Not a clear cut answer. Because of this, I wouldn’t say this is a good weird movie, but it’s aggressiveness in style and constantly shifting narrative I think at least gives it a look-see.

  5. Any Troma movie,if not already listed. Specifically Poultrygeist Night of the Chicken Dead, Decampitated, Klown Kamp Massacre, Meat Weed Madness, Buttcrack and more.

    Also one I’m watching right now, Helen Keller vs Night Wolfs.. Hilariously awful and weird.

    1. In all candor, Tromeo and Juliet will probably be the only Troma movie that makes the List, to represent all of their output. But we’re open to another one blowing us away. I’ll add Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves to the queue, with the understanding that it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever get to it.

  6. I know it’s already been in the queue since long ago, but I must give Fehérlófia a second mention. Visually, it’s the closest thing to what would happen if Jodorowsky ever directed an animated movie.

  7. I second the Fehérlófia second mention. Visually, it’s the also the closest thing to what would happen if the creators of Yellow Submarine quadrupled their LSD input.

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