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.

3,190 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!; 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; Ascension; As Filhas do Fogo; The Assignment: The Witches Talisman; Avida; Baby of Macon; Bad Lieutenant; Bad Taste; Battle in Heaven; Beg! (1994); The Beguiled; Berberian Sound Studio; Bernie (1996) (depending on availability); Bhoner; Bibliotheque Pascal; The Big Crime Wave [AKA Crime Wave]; Big Man Japan (official review); Big Meat Eater; Big River Man; Big Time; “The Big Shave”; Birth of the Overfiend; Blind Beast; Bliss; Blood, Bullets, Buffoons; Blood for Dracula; Blue (1993, Jarman); “Bobby Yeah”; Bone; Born of Fire; BoXed; Boxing Helena; Brand Upon the Brain!; Breakfast of Champions; Brick; Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia; 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; The Chumscrubber; La cicatrice intérieure; Citizen Dog; City of Pirates; Coming Apart; The Complaint of an Empress; Confessions; Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; Cool Cat Saves the Kids; Cool World; Coonskin; Crank: High Voltage; Crash (Cronenberg); La Cravate; Creating Rem Lezar; Creatures of Destiny; Crimewave; Criminal Lovers; Dance With The Devil; Dandy Dust; Dante’s Inferno (2007); Dark Arc; The Dark Side of the Heart; Dark Star; Darktown Strutters; Dark Waters; 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); The Double Life of Veronique; 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; 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; F for Fake; 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; Funeral Parade of Roses; Funny Bones; Future War; Gahjini; 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; 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; 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; Kin-Dza-Dza; 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 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; Last Year in Marienbad; 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; Murder Party; 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 Eyed Monster; One Point O; “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); Paperhouse; Passages from Finnegans Wake; The Passion of Darkly Noon; Pastoral Hide and Seek; “Penda’s Fen”; Perfect Blue; Perfect Sense (2011); Perils of Gwendoline; Period Piece; Phase IV; 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; Roller Blade; Rows; The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea; Santa Claus (1959); Sauna; Savages; Save the Green Planet; The Sea That Thinks; Screamplay; 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; 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!; Waiting for Godot; Walker Waltz with Bashir; Wave Twisters; We Are the Strange; Welcome Home Brother Charles; Welcome to the Dollhouse; Werckmeister Harmonies; 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; Wings of Desire; Wise Blood; Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies; Without Warning; The Woman in the Fifth; A Woman’s Face (1940); Womb; The World’s Greatest Sinner; A Writer of Ghost Stories; W.R.-Mysteries of the Organism; You Never Can Tell (1951); Youth Without Youth; Zachariah.

  2. I’d be surprised if it’s not in the queue already, but Computer Chess (2013)? It’s a period piece set at a 1980’s chess convention, with only one (jarringly out of place) scene in color. Ends with a main character explaining his “revelation” that various people are actually chess characters as if it explains everything.

  3. Okay so this is an unconventional suggestion, and I know it might not be covered before the site fills out all 366 slots, but I want to throw it out there: This House Has People In It. It’s not just a short, there’s tons of footage to find if you investigate the websites, and fans have even put it together. It’s very weird and unique and I think it should at least get a shot in the queue.

    1. Yep that’s the one, it’s so much more than just that short though. There are many websites with more footage on them, and a couple different fan edits of all the footage put together – I know it’s unconventional but I honestly think it deserves a shot because it’s weird in both content and the way it’s presented.

    2. I appreciate the outside-the-box thinking, but we’ve got more than enough on our suggestion plate, so I think we’re going to leave our coverage of “This House Has People in It” where it is for now. Anyone who hasn’t seen it yet should definitely take this opportunity to follow up on the mystery.

  4. Its a action movie from the early 90s about a guy that has to survive killers that pay to hunt him the killers all draw a pool ball and the number of the ball has a matching weapon and then they give him a head start then they try to track him to kill him does anyone know the name of this movie

  5. Marc Caro’s Dante 01 (2008), with Lambert Wilson, François Hadji-Lazaro (who also was in Cemetery Man) and… well, other actors.

    It’s a sci-fi where Lambert Wilson’s character is a recently-arrived prisoner in this space prison, no one knows anything about him, he has some weird powers and everyone’s got a sort of myth-related name or alias.

  6. Searched the list and the suggestions and was surprised that ‘The Legend of 1900’ is not there. You probably hear that a lot, anyway.

    It’s an Italian movie (but in the English language) directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. He is the director of ‘Malèna’ and ‘Cinema Paradiso’ which received a Golden Globe, Oscar, and Grand Prix in 1989.

    The Legend of 1900 is a story about a baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land. It won the European Film Award for best Cinematography (by Lajos Koltai) and the Golden Globe for Best Original Score (by Ennio Morricone).

  7. Innerspace! It’s a wacky ’87 scifi comedy where a neurotic Martin Short has a miniaturized man injected into his body in an experiment gone wrong. One of the villains has a vibrator for a hand (but not all the time).

    1. I almost think someone else recommended this once, but I can’t be sure. At any rate, given the current ridiculous length of the queue and my skepticism about the weirdness of Hollywood backed Martin Short/Dennis Quaid vehicles, I’m going to request someone second this recommendation before I’d agree to put it in the queue.

  8. Hi there. I searched the site yet could find no mention of French film Dans ma peau (In My Skin). I think it might be worth a look. Regardless, thank you for your marvelous work!

  9. Not a proper suggestion, but…

    It’s a bit of a chore to get to this point – unless you get a laugh from low-budget 80s horror – but if you have the time to do so, check out Slaughter High (1986). It’s got some minimal weirdness in the main body, but mostly of the ‘did they really think that was a good idea?’ variety. However, the final 3 minutes are a sudden left-field acid trip. The segment has an easily predictable end, but the preceding time is worth a gander.

    1. Thank you for prefacing you comment with “not a proper suggestion.” The queue is pretty long as it is.

      That said, we could build an interesting article around the concept of movies that aren’t weird throughout, but contain one truly bizarre scene. Something to think about.

  10. How about Artemis 81, I watched this when I was 11 it,s just over 3 hours long and the images have stayed with me for years, I could not remember the name until a few days ago when I found it by chance then watched it again at age 47 its well worth a look !

  11. Hello again! I know I suggest a lot of movies, and I understand there so much in the queue already. But if I may suggest a few films that may fit with the criteria.

    Dancer in the Dark by Lars Von Trier – When it comes to the basic plot, it is traditional, but it’s execution is something else completely. The only Musical that has Dogme 95 aesthetics , with musical numbers that feel like a different world. It’s a great film, and at times very odd one.
    I would also suggest “Europa’ by Lars Von Trier as well, especially with how he uses the actors interracting with rear projections footage.

    The Skin I Live in by Pedro Almodovar. This one is a blast! It is a Hitchcock movie on maximum speed, with it’s plot, style, camerawork, and acting.

    This one was already suggested but I will still argue that Brotherhood of the Wolf by Christophe Gans is very weird. Especially by the genre’s is fusing with. I think someone even said that it in the certified weird article for Silent Hill, someone wrote that Brotherhood of the Wolf” a a weird but energetic historical/detective/horror/kung fu hybrid. Honestly I just want to see more people talk about it. But I understand, if it’s not going to make it.

    Thank you for reading my suggestions!

    1. I’ll second (third?) “Brotherhood of the Wolf”. I wish it weren’t weird in that it’d be cool to have a lot more supernatural action-thrillers set in the 18th-century.

  12. James: from what I just read Artemis 81 (a made-for-TV BBC production) sounds interesting.

    Sebastian: I’ll add both Dancer in the Dark and Brotherhood of the Wolf (for Giles) to the queue. We’ve already decided not to cover the other two.

    Ben: I’ve heard of The Warped Ones but you’re the first person I’ve heard describe it as “weird.” I’d need some convincing.

  13. Hi guys, first off I want to say thanks. This is by far my favorite website.I’m a filmmaker who lives for weird movies. I have a 5 minute short that is now off of its festival run that is very weird and cartoony. Imnsure you guys probably have a lot better shorts lined up but I was wondering if this one could be squeezed in somewhere later down the line. I think a lot of subscribers on this site might enjoy it. Here is the YouTube link:
    I also have a vimeo link if that is more preferred. Thank you it really means a lot. And if you guys arent interested, no hard feelings. I still love the website!

  14. Hi.
    Thanks for the great work on this amazing list.

    I’d like to suggest Body Troopers (1996). It is a Norwegian movie originally titled Jakten på Nyresteinen (translates to The Hunt for the Kidney Stone).

    I watched it several times as a kid, but didn’t realise until recently how weird the concept really is. It’s about a little boy that shrinks and goes into his grandfathers mouth or ear (I don’t remember) in order to find and remove his kidney stone. On his way through the body he meets all sorts of bacteria and cells, some nice and some not so much, in humanoid form of course.

    1. Well, I can add Body Troopers to the queue, but quite honestly, given the length and the obscurity of this title outside its home country, it seems unlikely we’ll ever get around to reviewing it. But I’ll grant you it does look and sound a bit odd.

    2. Thank you Gregory.

      I figured it might be a long shot, but if this post can make anyone else enjoy this weirdness I’d be happy.

  15. I think that Jawbreaker has too long been relegated as “that movie that’s kind of like Heathers.” While it is principally a dark comedy, the use of surrealist imagery and strange plays on obsession and identity definitely qualify it as a weird move in my book!

  16. I’ve just recently seen The Sea That Thinks, which I see is almost halfway down the ever-growing list of suggested Weird Movies.

    I second it’s recommendation.

    Don’t miss this one.

  17. I know this is not very weird compared to other movies, but “Beeltejuice” could be on the list.

    What about “Rocks in my Pockets”?

  18. Check out:
    John Paizs’ Crime Wave from 1985
    (not to be confused with Sam Raimi’s Crime Wave from the same year).

    This movie definitely deserves to be considered. And it’s on Amazon Prime for the moment at least.

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