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. You can always see this list ordered according to intended order of publication in the weekly “What’s in the Pipeline” column (published on Sundays).

    Be aware that, given the number of titles here, there will be a long delay between suggesting a title and its eventual review.

    1 (2009); 1Day; 3 Dev Adam; 3 Women; The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; 8 1/2; 200 Motels; 2001: A Space Odyssey; 2012 Aficionado DVD Zine Issue #0; The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T; Abnormal: The Sinema of Nick Zedd; The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension; The Adventures of Mark Twain; The Adventures of Picasso; Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Air Doll; Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams; Allegro Non Troppo; Amazon Women on the Moon; Amelie; Amanece, que no es poco; The American Astronaut; Angelus; Anguish [Angustia]; The Annunciation; Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters; Arrebato; At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul; The Atrocity Exhibition; Audition; Avida; Bad Taste; Barbarella; Beauty and the Beast (1978); Black Cat, White Cat; Black Devil Doll ; Bliss; Bloodsucking Freaks; Blood Tea and Red Strings; Blue (1993, Jarman); Blue Velvet; The Bothersome Man; The Boxer’s Omen [aka Mo]; A Boy and His Dog; Brain Damage; Brain Dead (1990, d. Adam Simon); The Brave Little Toaster; The Bride of Frank; Britannia Hospital; “Broken Glass”; Bubba Ho-Tep; Buddy Boy (1999); Buffalo ’66; Bunny & the Bull; Candy (1968); Careful; The Cars That Ate Paris; Cat Soup; Celine and Julie Go Boating; The Cell; “Charleston Parade”; Charly: Dias de Sangre; Un Chien Andalou; Chingsao the Clown; Christmas on Mars; Chronopolis; La cicatrice intérieure</em.; Cinema 16: European Short Films; Clean, Shaven; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; Color of Pomegranates; Conspirators of Pleasure; The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover; Crimewave; Cutie Honey; Dark Arc; Daisies; Dark City; Dead Leaves; Dead Ringers; Dellamorte Dellamore [AKA Cemetery Man]; Dogville; The Doom Generation; Dororo; The Drifting Classroom; Drowning by Numbers; Even Dwarves Started Small; Eyes Wide Shut; The Fall; The Falls; Fando y Lis; Fantastic Planet; Fast, Cheap and Out of Control; Fellini Satyricon; Fido; The Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol. II (for Lucifer Rising, among others); Final Flesh; Final Programme; Forbidden Zone; The Fountain; “Foutaises” (short); The Fox Family; “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life;” Freaked; From Beyond; Fudge 44; Funeral Parade of Roses; Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus; Gahjini; Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque); Garden State (official review); Genius Party; Glen or Glenda?; The Godmonster of Indian Flats; Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell; Goodbye Uncle Tom; La Grande Bouffe; Grendel Grendel Grendel; The Guatemalan Handshake; Head; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Hell Comes to Frogtown; Horror Express; The Hour-glass Sanatorium [Saanatorium pod klepsidra]; I Am Here Now; ID; The Idiots; “I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney” (assuming I can find it); The Illustrated Man; Inmortel; Innocence (2004); Jack and the Beanstalk (1974, Japan); “Jam” (TV, UK, 2000), Johnny Suede; Julien Donkey-boy; Kairo [AKA Pulse]; Killer Condom; The Last Days of Planet Earth; The Last Sunset; Leolo; Liquid Sky (re-review); Little Otik; Lost Highway; Love Me If You Dare; Lovers on the Bridge; Lunacy [Sílení]; Lust in the Dust; The Magic Christian; Marquis; Master of the Flying Guillotine; May; Me and You and Everyone We Know; Meet the Feebles; Meet the Hollowheads; Mermaid in a Manhole; Metropia; Midnight Skater; Moebius (1996);p Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Mr. Nobody; Mulholland Drive; Multiple Maniacs; Murder Party; My Dinner with Andre; Natural Born Killers; The Neverending Story; Nightdreams; Night of the Hunter; The Ninth Configuration; Noroi; Northfork; No Smoking; Nuit Noire; One Eyed Monster; On the Silver Globe; Orpheus; The Ossuary; Parents; Perfect Blue; Perfume: The Story of a Murderer; Persona; Phantasm IV; Piano Tuner of Earthquakes; Picnic at Hanging Rock; The Pillow Book; Pink Flamingos; The Pit; Portrait of Jennie; “Premium” (if it can be found);Primer; Private Parts (1972); Prospero’s Books; The Quiet; Rampo Noir; Rat Pfink a Boo Boo; The Real McCoy; Reflections of Evil; Repo Man; Robot Monster; The Room; Rubber; Rubin & Ed; Run Lola Run; Russian Ark; The Saddest Music in the World; Safe; Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom; The Saragossa Manuscript; Save the Green Planet; A Scanner Darkly; Schizopolis; Screamplay; The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb; Seom [The Isle]; A Serbian Film; “Serial Experiments: Lain” (TV show); Session 9; The Seventh Seal; Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; The Shape of Things; Sheitan; Shock Treatment; The Shout; Sir Henry at Rawlinson End; Skeletons; Slacker; SLC Punk; Sleepaway Camp ; A Snake of June; Society (official review); Spermula; Strings; Stroszek; Suicide Club (re-review); Sweet Movie; Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song; Symbol; The Tale of the Floating World; Tales from the Quadead Zone; Tampopo; Teeth; The Ten; Tetsuo; Themroc; This Filthy Earth; Three Crowns of the Sailor; Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets; Thundercrack!;Titicut Follies; Der Todersking; Tokyo Gore Police; Tourist Trap (1979); The Trial [Le procès] (1962); The Triplets of Belleville; Tuvalu; “Twin Peaks” (TV series); Twister (1989); Uncle Meat; Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (official review); Vera; Vermillion Souls; Videodrome; Visitor of a Museum [Posetitel muzeya]; The War Zone; Watership Down; Weekend; Weirdsville; What Dreams May Come; Wicked City (1992 live-action version); Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; Wool 100%; Yesterday Was a Lie; Yokai Monsters, Vol. 1: Spook Warfare [AKA Big Monster War]; “Zombie Jesus” (if we can locate it).

    1. Crisipin Glover’s “What Is It?” (2005)

      Frankly, I’m shocked no one has suggested this yet.

  2. I didn’t find any of these in here…

    Skeletons (Brittain 2010)
    Metropia (Sweden 2009)
    Coffee and Cigarettes (USA 2003)

  3. David: Chronopolis is one I’ve wanted to see for a long time; DVD availability is an issue, but I’ll still put it in queue.

    Nick: Jarman’s Blue (for those who don’t know, the screen is literally an unwavering blue for the whole film) is certainly something we should mention here. Also enqueued.

    D-2: We already added Skeletons into the review queue. You are the first person to bring Metropia to our attention, though, so we’ll put that weirdly animated dystopian movie into the queue.

  4. MCD: I say go ahead and watch Fido, if you haven’t already. It’s a good movie. It’s certainly off-the-beaten path, but whether it makes it all the way to “weird” is another question. But it’s close enough that it deserves to be mentioned here, so I will add it to the queue.

  5. ubermolch: You mention two critically acclaimed movies, and then one that was not received so well, but sounds very, very weird. Guess which suggestion I’m adding to the queue? (For those who don’t want to play guessing games, it’s the psychedelic Western Zachariah).

  6. Carlos Reygadas’ Battle In Heaven
    Bruno Dumont’s “Flandres” or “Twentynine Palms”
    Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Uncle Boonmee who can recall past lives.”
    Clare Denis’ “Trouble Everyday”

  7. Christopher,

    We have a guest review of Uncle Boonmee up here: I am waiting until it either comes to town (unlikely) or appears on Netflix to officially consider it for the List. Other than that one, you present a nice selection of under-the-radar but not completely obscure movies. I had to research each of them and finally decided to add the first one, Battle in Heaven, into the queue.

  8. I don’t know if it has already been suggested (maybe i haven’t well checked) but here are my suggestions…

    The Taste of Tea (Ishii, 2004) : I’ve never seen a movie that mixes up frenzied surrealist scenes and depiction of the simplicity of a Japanese family. Definitely worth a look

    The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (Quay, 2006) : the second full-length movie by the Quay Brothers, after Institute Benjamenta (I really need to see that one). as weird as one can expect from those two guys

  9. Oh, and any FJ Ossang movie. His latest, “Dharma Guns”, is great, but i guess his films are not very known outside France…

  10. Hi Dwarf Oscar,

    The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes is already in our review queue (see the alphabetized list at the top of the thread). I had thought that The Taste of Tea was there as well, but looking over the list I see that it is missing (maybe I was thinking of Blood Tea and Red Strings?) I’ll rectify that omission and add Ishii’s film to the list. We’ll keep an eye out for FJ Ossang, too (never heard of him, but always happy to make more room at the weird table).

  11. Question before suggesting: I saw some TV shows up to review on the queue for the sight, and was wondering if Television shows were actually option to overlook on the site?

    1. We’ve been accepting reviews of particularly important/weird TV shows like “Twin Peaks,” but I reserve the right to be more selective when it comes to TV shows than movies. I would be more likely to want to cover an older TV show that was completed and off the air than something that’s currently running.

  12. Well, its not currently running, but it was earlier in the last decade. The show is called Wonder Showzen, and to be honest, this show was to me one of the weirdest shows made this past generation. If you’ve heard of it, you might be familiar of the way its set up, but here’s description that’s fairly accurate to what the show is like from IMBD:
    “An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one’s worst nightmares. ”
    This show is highly satirical, transgressive, provocative, absurd, at times pretty creepy, but all and all, pretty damn weird, and pretty damn funny. This show was one of the most original oddities to ever approach cable TV, and from what I have seen, there is simply nothing else like it! I think this curious little post-modern bugger at least warrants a look by the site.

    1. I’m sort of “meh” about that suggestion. I will mention it to staff in case someone wants to review it, but I won’t officially put it in the queue. There are really quite a few short-lived series like that (the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim specializes in that sort of thing), and regularly opening the queue up to those sorts of TV shows would stray too far from the site’s movie mission. There are a few other series I might consider, though.

    2. As a sort of consolation prize for this suggestion, though, look for a review of a certain bizarre video project by “Wonder Showzen” writer/creator Vernon Chatman coming up next week…

  13. Evil Ed (Sweden 1997) Parodic and satiric comedy horror

    After the film cutter for the gore series “Loose Limbs” commits suicide, he is replaced by Edward, a film cutter from the culture department. The meticulous Edward is of course disgusted by these violent and grotesque films at first, but whilst the cutting continues his sanity is diminishing; he is no longer capable of distinguishing visions from reality and hilarious gremlin-like monsters in the fridge is only the beginning.

  14. I didn’t see this on the list, and perhaps you have heard of it before, but in the “weird” catagory of surrealism and stunning visuals, I highly recommend “MirrorMask” (2005):

    “In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl named Helena who works at the family circus with her father and mother, who wishes–quite ironically–that she could run away from the circus and join ‘real life’. But such is not to be the case, as she finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands, a fantastic landscape filled with giants, Monkeybirds and dangerous sphinxes. She must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get back home.” -IMDB

    It is a great movie, very entertaining and definitely weird 🙂

    1. Deanna, we covered it: MirrorMask. We didn’t think it was weird enough to get on the List, but the scene where the robots give the herioine a “bad girl” makeover to the tune of “Close to You” I was almost sold on it.

  15. How about one of the films by jodorowsky’s old fando y lis and panic movement collaborater fernando arabel? Particularly “today I will.walk crazy like a horse.” I think its the only other film out there that comes close to jodorowsky’s aesthetic sensibility and its very long overdo for discovery by a wider audience. I hear his other film viva la muerte is simarly strange and shocking, but I’ve never seen it

    1. Also is the upcoming vernon chatman film you’ll be reviewing “final flesh?”

  16. I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (I’ve seen the Spanish title translated a couple of different ways) is a good suggestion, and I’m actually a little bit surprised that it’s available on DVD.

    Final Flesh is a good guess.

  17. Here are a couple rare weird classics you need to see

    Mondo New York (1988)
    possibly the oddest doc ever made. Seedy side of NY in the 80s. Cock fights, a bondage club, a voodoo ritual and truly odd performance art to stand up comedy and even some great musical numbers including John Sex singing Hustle with my muscle in front of a giant phallus that ejaculates rolls of toilet paper at the end of the song.

    Picassos äventyr (1978) sweedish
    A screw ball psudo biopic on Picasso. Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklis being played by men is the most normal thing in the entire movie.

    Although I can understand Dr. Caligari (1989) being a near miss for your list but really you should acknowledge Stephen Sayadian aka Rinse Dream for his Masterpiece Café Flesh(1982) The wierdest porn film ever made! The scene with the rat milkman having sex with a housewife in front of dwarves in baby drag should be more than enough to get it on your list. Really a bleak future where 99% of the population can’t have sex and the 1% that can is forced to preform live in front of the depressed masses that dosn’t even get a Look?

    As far as TV there was a series in Australia called Laid it only lasted 6 episodes The main character finds out that everyone she has ever slept with is dieing or dead. great black comedy. Also I don’t know if anyone has mentioned it yet but Strange Luck would be on my TV list.

  18. Dave, Picassos äventyr is already in our queue (it’s listed under The Adventures of Picasso). Mondo New York looks interesting but we’ll pass for the time being because it’s not out on DVD. (I am a little surprised that this is the first title with the word “Mondo” in it that has been suggested, though). That leaves Cafe Flesh, which is something I agree we must look at (we’ll also be looking at Sayadian’s Nightdreams in the interim). I’ll put it in queue.

  19. I keep on with french Films you ‘ll probably not be able to find anywhere, but nevermind… 🙂

    Buffet froid (Bertrand Blier, 1979) : an absurd and deadpan comedy that gained a cult status here in France, starring some of the most important actors of the era (G. Depardieu, B. Blier, J. Carmet). I don’t know if this movie is to be found in english, but it’s definitely a must-see.

  20. Dwarf Oscar, you’ll be happy to know Buffet Froid is relatively well-known here (thanks to Depardieu’s popularity), and is on DVD with English subtitles. I’ll add it to the queue.

  21. Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam is better known in this country under it’s bootleg title, “Turkish Star Wars.” Like 3 Dev Adam (currently in the queue), this is one of those Turkish ripoff movies that will never be legally released, because it steals footage or copyrights from American movies to make a cheap (but absurdly funny) imitation. I will go ahead and put it in queue.

  22. I think you should review these movies, Hard Candy (2005), Android (1982), Dark City (1998), Flatland (2007), Puzzlehead (2005), Soylent Green (1973), The Jacket (2005), 964 Pinocchio (1991), Rubbers Lover (1997), Vexille (2007), The Host (2006).

  23. i did not seem to see videodrome on there, just saying. also, i know its a pretty big feature but 2001 a space odyssey was still pretty weird.

  24. Ali,

    Dark City is already in the review queue, and we’ve also already reviewed 964 Pinocchio. That said, from the list you gave I will put Rubber’s Lover in the review queue. It’s the weirdest one, and it’s from the same director as Pinocchio but seems to get slightly higher marks (on the IMDB, at least).

    bannanar: Videodrome and 2001 are already in the review queue (see post at top of page). The Signal, however, is not, so I will add it.

  25. Due to my recent fascination with the movie Girly, I wanted to suggest something that focused on a regression to childhood. I originally was going to suggest Spider Baby (which I believe Mr. Alfred Eaker may approve of). However, after deeper consideration I want to suggest some straight up infantilism exploitation…an obscure 1973 made-for-TV movie called The Baby. It’s freaking nutso! More importantly it’s weird but well constructed. Worth your time, trust me.

  26. tugba: You’ll be happy to know that Little Otik is already in our queue. Thanks for mentioning “Alma,” though. As it turns out, the short (by a Pixar animator) is in development to be made into a full-length film produced by Guillermo del Toro. That may not happen until 2015, however. We will keep an eye out for the short in the meantime but not promises.

    Tomash: I think The Double Life of Veronique has been suggested more than once, so I think I had better put it in the queue.

  27. Chick by Mayki is really worth checking out: http://vimeo.com/23336962

    “Chick” is a humorous true-life story about male-female relations. Infatuation and its consequences are depicted in a ironic way: meeting a guy, dancing, having fun, a sexual act. A man, giddy with the charm of a femme fatale, leaves a room. He is followed by failure and doom.

  28. Kevin (see response to first post) suggested Crispin Glover’s What Is It? The main problem we have with reviewing that one right now is that it’s never been released on DVD. Glover has completed a sequel called It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine (see more information here), and he has taken the two films on tour and exhibited them together. He is planning a third film to complete the “it” trilogy. We could see a release of all three films at that time. We won’t add this to the queue just yet but we’ll keep an eye on how the trilogy develops.

  29. I think the german animated film “Felidae” never have been suggested. It’s a creepy movie, with very disturbing scenes, like the nightmare where a big Gregor Mendel appears in the fields covered by cat corpses. Or the electric suicide ritual, that was shocking.

  30. I would recommend the criminally underrated “Babe: Pig in the City”. It’s pretty surreal, especially for a sequel to an Oscar-nominated children’s movie.

    Also, a number of Hayao Miyazaki’s films, but if I had to choose one based on weirdness alone, I’d pick Spirited Away.

  31. Kevin, believe it or not, I think you’re not the first person to suggest Babe: Pig in the City. I’m going to pass on it again, though, because I want to take your other suggestion, Spirited Away, and put it in queue—I think it’s overdue.

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