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 and ever-growing ) delay between suggesting a title and its eventual review.

    1Day; 8 1/2 Women; The 10th Victim; 2001: A Space Odyssey; 11:14; “2012 Aficionado DVD Zine Issue #0″; Abnormal: The Sinema of Nick Zedd; “The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes”; The Adventures of Mark Twain; The Adventures of Picasso; “Afraid So” from “The Films of Jay Rosenblatt, Vol. 2″; Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Air Doll; Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams; “Alicia” (1994); Alien Alibi; All That Jazz; Alphaville; Amazon Women on the Moon; Amanece, que no es poco; An American Hippie in Israel; “Analog”; Anatomy of Hell; L’Ange; Angel in the Flesh: The Confidential Report on Mr. Dennis Duggan AKA The King of Super 8 (if it’s ever released); Angelus; Angst; Anguish [Angustia]; The Annunciation; La antena; The Appointment (1981); Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters; Arrebato; Ascension; As Filhas do Fogo; The Atrocity Exhibition; Audition; Avida; Bad Taste; Bad Timing (AKA Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession); Battle in Heaven; Beauty and the Beast (1978); Berberian Sound Studio; Bernie (1996) (depending on availability); The Beyond; Bhoner; Bibliotheque Pascal; Big Man Japan (official review); Big River Man; Big Time; “The Big Shave”; Birth of the Overfiend; Black Devil Doll; Blind Beast; Bliss; Blood for Dracula; Blue (1993, Jarman); Blue Velvet; Born of Fire; The Boxer’s Omen [aka Mo]; Boxing Helena; Brain Damage; Brain Dead (1990, d. Adam Simon); Brain Dead [AKA Dead-Alive]; Brand Upon the Brain!; The Brave Little Toaster; Breakfast of Champions; Brick; Britannia Hospital; “Broken Glass”; “The Brothers Quay Collection”; Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power; Bubba Ho-Tep; Buddy Boy (1999); Buffet Froid; Burnt Offerings; La Cabina [AKA The Telephone Box]; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; Cafe Flesh; Calamari Wrestler; Candy (1968); Cannibal! the Musical; Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death; The Cars That Ate Paris; The Cat in the Hat; “Cat Soup”; Celestial Wives Of Meadow Mari; Celine and Julie Go Boating; The Cell; The Cement Garden; Chappaqua; “Charleston Parade”; Charly: Dias de Sangre; Che strano chiamarsi Federico [How Strange to Be Named Federico]; Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things; Christmas on Mars; Christ the Movie; The Chumscrubber; La cicatrice intérieure; Citizen Dog; City of Pirates; City of Women; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; Color of Pomegranates; Confessions; Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; Conspirators of Pleasure; The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover; Coonskin; Crash (Cronenberg); La Cravate; Creating Rem Lezar; Creatures of Destiny; Crimewave; Criminal Lovers; Cube; Cutie Honey; Dance With The Devil; Dante’s Inferno (2007); Dark Arc; The Dark Side of the Heart; Dark Waters; Daughter of Horror; Daymaker; Day of the Wacko; Death by Hanging; Death Powder (1986); Decasia (second review); Detention; The Devils; Diamond Flash; Dirty Duck; A Dog Called Pain; La Dolce Vita; Dolls (2002); The Doom Generation; The Double Life of Veronique; The Drifting Classroom; Drowning by Numbers; Drunken Wu Tang; Dumplings; The Earl Sessions; Earth Girls Are Easy; Edward II; Edward Scissorhands; Electric Dragon 80,000 V; The Element of Crime; Emperor Tomato Ketchup; The End of Evangelion; The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser; Evil Ed; Excision; Executive Koala; eXistenZ; Eyes Wide Shut; The Fall; The Falls; Fando y Lis; Faust: Love of the Damned; Fear X; Feherlofia; Felidae; Fellini’s Cassanova; Fiend (1980); Fiend Without a Face; The Fifth Season; Finisterrae; Flaming Creatures; The Fountain; Four Rooms; The Fox Family; Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster; Frontier; Fudge 44; Funeral Parade of Roses; Gahjini; Galaxy of Terror; Gandu; Genius Party; Gerry; The Giant Claw; The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai; The Godmonster of Indian Flats; Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell; Goodbye 20th Century; Gorod Zero; Green Snake; Grendel Grendel Grendel; Haggard; Hair Extensions; Hanger; Happiness; Hard Candy; “Harpya”; Head (re-review); Heartbeeps; Heart of Glass; Heavenly Creatures; Hitler: A Film from Germany; Homebodies (1974); House (1986); Hugo the Hippo; ‘Hukkunud Alpinisti’ hotell [Dead Mountaineers Hotel]; I Am Here Now; Ichi the Killer; ID; Idaho Transfer; The Idiots; If…; I [Heart] Huckabees; The Illustrated Man; In a Glass Cage; “Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome, ”Incubus; I Never Left the White Room; L’Inferno; Innocence (2004); In Search of the Titanic; Insidious (2010); In the Realm of the Senses; I Think We’re Alone Now; I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse; Jabberwocky; Jack and the Beanstalk (1974, Japan); James and the Giant Peach; Johnny Aquarius; Journey to the West [Xi you]; Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons; Junkie; Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos (depending on availability); Killdozer; Killer Nun; Killer Condom; The Killing Room; King Lear (1987, Godard); Koyaanisqatsi; Krysar (AKA The Pied Piper of Hamelin); Kung Pow; La Razon de Mi Vida; The Last Days of Planet Earth; Last Life in the Universe; The Last Sunset; Last Year in Marienbad; Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events; Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural; Leolo; Let the Right One In; Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou; Liquid Sky (re-review); Litan; Little Deaths; Live Freaky! Die Freaky!; The Living and the Dead; Lo; Love Me If You Dare; Lovers on the Bridge; Lucia (2013); Lucky; Mad Detective; Man Facing Southeast; Marebito; Marketa Lazarova; Marutirtha Hinglaj; Master of the Flying Guillotine; Matador; Me and You and Everyone We Know; Mécanix; Meet the Feebles; Meet the Hollowheads; Memento Mori; Mermaid in a Manhole; Metropia; Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater; Midnight Skater; “The Mighty Boosh” (TV show); The Million Dollar Hotel; Mind Game; Moebius (1996); Mom (1986); Monday (depending on availability); Monobloc; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Mood Indigo; Multiple Maniacs; Murder Party; Mutant Aliens; My Dinner with Andre; Myra Breckenridge; The Mysterians; Mystics in Bali; Nails; Natural Born Killers; Neighbors; Never Belongs To Me; The Neverending Story; “Next Floor”; Nick the Feature Film; Night of the Lepus; Night on the Galactic Express; The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz; The Ninth Configuration; Nitwit; Noroi; No Smoking; Nuit Noire; Nymphomaniac; Of Freaks and Men; Om Dar-B-Dar; One Eyed Monster; “One Soldier”; Only God Forgives; On the Silver Globe; Open Your Eyes; Organ; Orpheus; “The Ossuary”; Overdrawn at the Memory Bank; Paperhouse; Parents; The Passion of Darkly Noon; Peeping Tom; Perfect Blue; Period Piece; Phantom of the Paradise (re-review); Phase IV; Piano Tuner of Earthquakes; Picnic at Hanging Rock; Pierrot Le Fou; Pink Narcissus; The Pit; The Point; Point Blank (1967); Pola X; Porcile [AKA Pigpen]; The Pornographers; Portrait of Jennie; Possession (official re-review); “Premium” (if it can be found); The President’s Analyst; Príncipe Azul; “Prometheus’ Garden”; A Pure Formality; The Quiet Earth; A Quiet Place in the Country; Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure; Rampo Noir; Ravenous; The Real McCoy; Reflections in a Golden Eye; Reflections of Evil; Return of the Living Dead; Return to Oz (official review); Revolver; Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki; Rock n’ Roll High School; Roller Blade; Rubin & Ed; The Ruling Class (second review); Safe; The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea; Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom; Santa Claus (1959); The Saragossa Manuscript (official review); Savages; Save the Green Planet; The Sea That Thinks; A Scanner Darkly; Schramm; Screamplay; The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb; “Serial Experiments: Lain” (TV); The Shape of Things; Shinbone Alley; The Shining; The Shout; The Signal; Singapore Sling (official review); Sir Henry at Rawlinson End; Sitcom; Skeletons; SLC Punk; Sleepaway Camp; The Slit [AKA United Trash]; “Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions”; A Snake of June; Snow White and Russian Red; Society (official review); Something Weird; Space Is the Place (re-review); Space Thang; A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness; Spermula; Sphere; The Spirit; Spirited Away; Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds; Spirits of the Dead; “Star Maidens” (TV show); Static; Strange Circus; Strangers in Paradise; Stroszek; Suddenly Last Summer; Suicide Club (re-review); Surviving Life: Theory and Practice; Svidd neger (depending on availability); Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song; Symbol; Takeshis’; Talking Head; Talk to Her; Tampopo; Tank Girl; Tasher Desh; The Taste of Tea; Teknolust; The Tenant; La Teta y La Luna; That Deadwood Feeling; Themroc; They Came Back; Things; This Filthy Earth; Three… Extremes; Thriller: A Cruel Picture; Thundercrack!; THX 1138; Time Masters; Titicut Follies; Der Todersking; Tourist Trap (1979); Tout Va Bien; Troll 2; “Turkish Star Wars” [Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam]; The Twonky; Uncle Meat; Underground; Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer; Uzumaki [AKA Spiral] (official re-review); Vakvagany; Vase de Noces; Vermillion Souls; Versus; Vigasiosexploitation; Visions of Suffering; Visitor of a Museum [Posetitel muzeya]; Waiting for Godot; The War Zone; Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees; We Are the Strange; Welcome to the Dollhouse; Where the Dead Go to Die; Wicked City (1992 live-action version); Wild at Heart; “Wild Palms”; Wild Tigers I Have Known; Wings of Desire; A Woman’s Face (1940); Womb; Wool 100%; W.R.-Mysteries of the Organism; Yesterday Was a Lie; Yokai Monsters, Vol. 1: Spook Warfare [AKA Big Monster War]; Zachariah; A Zed and Two Noughts.

  2. michael mann’s “the keep” (1983) here’s a review:

    Almost certainly Michael Mann’s strangest film, 1983’s The Keep is also the only one by the director of Miami Vice and Heat to never be released on DVD.

    also “zombie ass – toilet of the undead” (2011) is from noboru iguchi, and bizarre. also disgusting and not for the faint of heart. here is a review:

    This is another crazy, over-the-top Japanese, comic book-style action and gore film from the same mind that brought you The MACHINE GIRL, ROBOGEISHA, and MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD…

  3. oh, and i almost forgot, “Marebito” is a 2004 Japanese horror film directed by Takashi Shimizu. here is a review:

    This is a must see and or a must buy for those who appreciate Asian horror films. For those who need things spelled out and more “poppy” and “mainstream” I would suggest you skip it. This is not House of Wax, this is a thinking mans film.

  4. Sorry some of my responses are delayed, as usual:

    Papa Neil: Tuvalu is a List Candidate already. We’ll officially rule it on or off the List at some point in the future.

    purplefig: All good suggestions. We’ll keep The Keep in mind but delay reviewing it for a while in case it magically shows up on DVD. Of the two Japanese ones, I’ll put Marebito in the queue (Zombie Ass could be worth covering, but the idea seems a little silly).

    P.S. For everyone’s future reference, when linking other people’s web reviews, proper form is to include only a short snippet and then the link to the original. That’s how I would want someone to do it when linking my reviews.

  5. I watched a tv movie in the 80’s that came on after snoopy come home. The movie was a science fiction movie where people once lived on earth but they were now living on another planet and most children had never seen the sun. A new girl came to the planet and she had seen the sun before and on the planet where they were currently living the sun was soon to be seen. The other children belittled her but one boy in particular did not believe her and on the day that the sun was supposed to come up the boy locked her in a closet and then the sun came up and he forgot about her in the closet. The kids all went outside to play in the sun. the flowers came out the bugs were flying about. The little girl was in the closet and got to see the sun through a crack in the door. When the boy remembered the girl in the closet the sun had gone down.

    1. That was called “All Summer In A Day,” based on the Ray Bradbury short story “Long Rains,” (aka “Death By Rain”)
      A very sad movie, indeed. 🙁

  6. I remember a movie from the 80s or early 90s about a woman that was a witch ( I think) with glowing red eyes. The last scene was a car crashing over a cliff. I cannot seem to find it or remember the title or characters. Please help!

  7. cool. marebito is a gud one and my ex-girlfriend’s best friend got mad at me when i suggested it to her, after she had viewed it, because “it was really freaking weird and she didnt get what was going on.”

    as 4 zombie asu, well, if you dont fall off the couch laughing at excessive fart jokes in movies, then it is silly, but truly bizzare in a way only j-horror can be.

  8. It’s an older movie, italian I believe. I remember watching it on showcase when I was a kid, but can’t remember that plot or story, only snippets. Help me out here!

    – Two brothers, one is a muscle head, the younger one skinny, they share a room.
    – They dive to get old tackle and hooks to sell back to fisherman
    – Younger boy keeps a jar of flies as pets, which at one point his mother gets angry and pours boiling water in the jar. The boy cries and lays them all out.
    – Younger boy peeps on girl from a rooftop or, something. At one point he falls, and I believe breaks his arm.
    – Older brother is harassed by a group of guys, and starts crying showing he’s weak, albeit all his muscles.
    – Group of underaged boys drinking, one gets dared to have sex with a cat.

    This one has been bugging me for years, hope someone can help! Thanks!

    1. Beyond the Black Rainbow is a List Candidate. I don’t know if it will make the List or not. Most people do seem to like it more than I do. My last comment on it was “I wouldn’t be ashamed to add it, but it’s not insisting ‘I’m one of the greatest weird movies of all time” to me.'” But every time someone new suggests it, it does climb a rung on my mental ladder.

  9. I have been searching for quite sometime for three particular films. The first two were short films featured as Showtime Shorts in the early 1980’s. One was called “The Fight Game” and was about a man sleeping at his desk when a box materializes in front of him. The Box contains two balls of clay(1 red and 1 blue), a ray gun and a bell. Using the ray gun he creates two small humanoid figures who begin fighting each other when the man rings the bell! The second short feature is hard to describe. It involves a boy wearing a mask and a cape running around in fast motion and dancing in front of rotating scenery. The soundtrack is a weird song sung by a French(?) artist. The short ends with the boy “burying” himself (with a snow shovel!) before he promptly vanishes! Do these descriptions jog any memories?
    The third one is a full length movie from the 1970’s in which a college girl is accidentally mailed a strange scientific movie (in which small colored cubes slowly being stacked by scientists apparently “overheat” and disintegrate) and thereafter she finds herself being pursued by both an American and Soviet secret agent.

  10. Thank you for the response and yes you are correct! I have been looking for this movie for years and once I posted the question I found it through a google search.

  11. I need help remembering the name of an old horror movie. All I can really remember (because I was a child when I first watched) was a scene I think towards the end of the movie where some person was buried up to their neck in sand on the beach and some one else stands above that persons head with a chainsaw and slowly lowers the loud, buzzing chainsaw down to their head (not sure what happens after this, but we can guess.)

    I also remember at some point in the film, invisible footsteps being made which always scared me when I was little. I remember the audio of the film being almost next to nothing to pretty much silent, which to me really added to the horror.

  12. Unfortunately PhilR, that wasn’t the movie I was looking for!

    The movie I’m thinking about was most definitely a horror movie, most likely ’80’s or prior. The only elements to the film I can remember are the ones I already included in my previous post. I really wish I remembered more to make it easier to guess but I can’t for the life of me recollect, I was really small when I watched it.

    There can’t be many horror movies from that time which included some guy buried up to his neck in sand on the beach and some weird person with a chainsaw standing above them lowering the chainsaw down on him. Also, the invisible footprints being made, don’t forget that!

    I’m going to be forever grateful to whomever can help me with this, it’s been sooo long of trying to figure it out, someone is bound to know!

  13. I remember watching this movie in the mid 90s it was about an orphan In the 20s-40s time line, she was selling flowers and she was looking for her dad and she eventually found him
    And there was something about bread
    And it might have taken place in Europe

  14. My apologies Dominex, I was trying to submit a weird movie. I didn’t read the bottom of the thread before posting but I see now it looks like I was answering your question. Sorry, I’m new here 🙂

  15. I’m not sure how people are suddenly ending up on this page by accident instead of the “what was that weird movie?” page.

    PhilR, you are in the right spot, and I will add Slaughterhouse Five into the review queue.

    The rest of you, look for the tab marked “What Was That Weird Movie?” or (even better) go to, the site we started specifically to deal with these kinds of questions.

  16. The 1974 Japanese film “Pastoral Hide and Seek” (aka: Pastoral to Die in the Country) is as strange as they get. A filmmaker enters his own fantasy film of his youth in order to team up with his younger self to kill his overprotective mother. Crammed full of astonishing images by the renegade theater director Shuji Terayama!

    1. (for matters of clarity, I’ll just highlight that I meant ‘Amer’ and ‘Alucarda’ as two distinct movies. sorry about that)

  17. Steve M.: Pastoral Hide and Seek is a good suggestion.

    Brad: A Greydon Clark movie? Ouch! A guess we can give it a try, though.

    Celluloid: OK, I’ll add Grimm Love, too.

    arlecchinata: Amer is already a List Candidate and will probably remain so for a while. I can add Alucarda to the review queue, though.

  18. I’m going to suggest a movie I haven’t seen myself, so feel free to neglect it without further ado.
    Impolex, the first film by Alex Ross Perry, who subsequently made The Color Wheel and the very well received Sundance movie Listen up Philip.
    Impolex seems to be a weird and intriguing no-budget semi-adaptation of Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.

  19. Dwarf Oscar: you probably first read about Impolex here. We would have reviewed it but its release was miniscule. (It did get an informational entry in our 2011 Yearbook). I can add it with no promises we’ll ever find a copy (unless the director decides to help us out).

    Brad: we plan to review Frank as a new release when it comes out on DVD (assuming we can get our hands on a copy).

  20. The Tenant(1976) directed by Roman Polanski. Features a paranoid french man(played by Roman Polanski) who moves into an apartment after the previous owner jumped to her death. It protagonist, Trelkovsky, becomes increasingly paranoid and insane, he finds a tooth in embedded in his wall, dresses in women’s clothing and makeup to look like the previous tenant Simone, has hallucinations of his neighbors playing football with a human head and a bunch of other crazy things. It the final film in Polanksi’s “apartment trilogy”, after Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby. Its bonkers and very unsettling.

  21. Wow, suggestions have really piled up this past week.

    Steve: I believe (but can’t remember for sure) that Wake in Fright was mentioned before, but I passed on it because it didn’t look “weird.” I know critics almost universally love it, but from the description and the one review I read it seems to be about alcoholism mixed with a critique of macho Australian culture. Can someone else verify the film’s potential weirdness for me?

    Brad 1: I’ll pass on that suggestion to the shorts department.

    Max: I will add Post Tenebras Lux, I can’t believe it keeps slipping through the cracks. We really should have got to that one before now.

    Kristie: We can take a chance on Tammy and the T-Rex.

    Brad 2: Waltz with Bashir is a good suggestion, I’ll add it to the queue.

    1. Wake in Fright has a bit of an Kafkaesque undercurrent of seemingly arbitrary persecution, but I wouldn’t call anything about the performances, direction or narrative structure especially “weird.” Great film though, worth seeing for its own sake, provided you can get past the unsimulated animal killings.

  22. le orme 1975 ( Highly Bizarre and an Unusual Giallo ) I hate this genre but this one is so odd and kinda of haunting

    institute benjamenta or this dream that one call human life 1995
    this one is pretty odd also especially the imagery

    i would like to see more rare little known movies in the list cause most of it are pretty well known

    1. Hi Sandy, we can add Le Orme [AKA Footprints on the Moon] to the review queue.

      There are plenty of obvious titles on the List, because people pick up on the best films in this genre; but if you think most of the titles on our list are too well-known, I think you should study the List more closely. You missed the fact that Institute Benjamenta already made it, for example! I think you’ll find plenty of titles the average person has never heard of (Help! Help! The Globolinks!, anyone?) But even more obscurities more will be coming… we like a mix of popular and rare.

  23. I’m looking for a movie. Cannot remember when I saw it. It’s about a girl who’s in college and finds a ring by the furnace in bye basement then he possesses her to kill the sons of the fraternity that killed him.

  24. I’m looking for this totally weird movie I saw in about 1993 or 94. A friend brought over the VHS tape and a bunch of us watched it after getting severely stoned so I really only remember little snippets. It was quite surreal and well done though to the point that even if I had been sober it would have been hard to follow and grasp.

    Basically all I remember is a man and a psychiatrist (or doctor of some sort) in a furnished office talking. There would be recurring flashbacks to a black “Top Gun”-ish fighter plane (maybe more than 1?) flying calmly in the blue and clouded sky on a sunny day (camera angled down on the plane(s) so it just looked like it was sitting still in the sky. As the movie goes on the recurring image of these plane(s) gets more ominous and disturbing. Perhaps a fighter pilot has lost his memory and the doctor is trying to help him remember? At one point the patient attacks the doctor whilst trying to come out of one of these flashbacks.

    The only other scene I remember is another flashback the patient has. It is seemingly his bride’s (or former bride’s) smiling face (possibly with the veil still over her face as she says “I do”. This was a crazy image because there’s no mention of him being married at that point in the film but I guess the whole premise of the film is flashing to what’s left of this guy’s memory.

    I remember the movie ending and all of us being totally confused, disturbed and full of questions that hadn’t been answered (as far as we could tell).

    A very well done high budget film and I wish I had been sober enough to ask for the name of it. I may be remembering wrong but is there a possibility that this film was funded by Disney? Could be wrong about this but I seem to remember someone saying that on the evening we watched it. That always seemed weird to me because it certainly isnt a kids film. Very confusing and disorienting and adult. Of course I wasn’t sober while watching it but 20 years later those images are still stuck in my head. Please help me someone!! What movie is this??

  25. “The Manipulator” (aka “B.J. Lang Presents”) – the one and only film by director Yabo Yablonsky was seen by me on very late night TV sometime in the early 1990s and it made an impression. Unlike others recommended here, it’s not a great film but it is certainly very weird with scene chewing star Micky Rooney’s psychotic hallucinations on full display as he attempts with his captive starving “leading lady” to make a bizarre version of “Cyrano De Bergerac” with a film crew consisting of ghosts and manikins. The sheer oddness of this 1970 picture should qualify it for the list. It’s very hard to find though and I don’t think it’s available on DVD. Here’s someone else’s description:

  26. As someone who’s seen a good few of the entries on the list, I would strongly, strongly recommend what I still consider to be the one of, if not THE weirdest movie I’ve ever seen: Kazuaki Kiriya’s “Casshern” (2004). It’s like some sort of collision of a dystopian sci-fi, a live-action-anime, a fairytale, a 140-minute music video and the polemic of a frazzled philosophy undergrad, all governed by a visual scheme that swings wildly from pseudo-documentary footage to CGI-fantasia, sometimes within the same scene, with no apparent rhyme or reason. It’s utterly inscrutable and deliciously mad.

  27. Liz and davids: please ask your questions here.

    Steve M.: Your recs are always welcome, so I can add The Manipulator to the queue and worry about finding it when the time comes. Maybe it will get a DVD release in the coming years.

    Andrew: OK, Casshern sounds good. (Thanks for the comments on Wake in Fright above, too, they confirm my suspicion).

  28. Do you explain somewhere the numerological significance of “366?” I think you’re going to have to demote some of them to fit the increasing list of newcomers. Anyway, I have another one that deserves your attention. “The Magic Toyshop” might from its title, appear to be a pleasant children’s film but it’s far from that. Written by Angela Carter, the film has as many or more symbolic sexually charged images as her work with Neil Jordan “The Company of Wolves.” David Wheatley’s direction is okay but not in Jordan’s class. Still, it is mightily bizarre and fans of “The Company of Wolves” will find delight and power in it. It is another hard to find picture (never released on DVD) though the complete film is hazily viewable on YouTube at the moment.


    Complete Film:

  29. I’d to hear your thoughts on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. I know the first film is certified weird, but I’d like to hear thoughts on this one as well.

  30. First we’ll get Brad’s suggestion out of the way–Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is coming up next week.

    Now, on to Steve: We can put The Magic Toyshop in queue (although it appears to be out of print).

    as for the significance of 366, it’s explained on our “about” page: “That’s one for every day of the year, with a spare for leap years. As every day is associated with a Catholic saint, we believe every day should have it’s own weird movie.”

  31. Dance of Reality, offically on DVD tomorrow. Can’t wait to hear what you guys have to say! I’m sure that one is already lined up for a review.

    Also recommending Sherlock, Jr.

  32. I know this movie its about a old farmhouse featuring a family in a Volkswagen and they go there to find out the worlds ending or something at the end a weird think alien thing with three legs on each side hoes in front of the family but idk what it’s called please get back to me about this

  33. I remember watching this movie when I was young so probably like in 2005 or so and it was about this bank heist where they dug a tunnel undergound but two of the guys were caught in the getaway or something and so they ended up captured by some not so good guys. They were interrogated by two guys on with a torch and one of the caught robbers got his leg torched off. The ending is in an airport and a girl and one of the guys. What’s that weird movie?

  34. “In a Glass Cage” ( “Tras el Cristal” in Spanish)

    Incredibly disturbing, undeniably powerful, and beautifully shot cinematic masterpiece. Not too many people know about this film from 1987, and it’s taboo subject matter led to many bans around the world. The ending is surreal and compliments the themes of the film perfectly.

  35. R100 (2013) is weird in that wonderfully insightful weird way only japanese cinema can deliver. here’s a review:

    If a dominatrix is one who takes total control of her passive partner, then “R100” is the cinematic equivalent of a kinky femme fatale in black leather and stiletto heels, cracking a whip and a smile. At least for the film’s first half, Japanese writer-director Hitoshi Matsumoto gets a kick out of tantalizing and torturing the viewer with his tale of a meek department store salesman whose bondage-club contract for a year’s worth of sexual masochism proves unbreakable — and painful to boot. Albeit more wacky than provocative in the end, the Drafthouse Films pickup could become a cult fetish on VOD.

    Matsumoto’s gigantically funny “Big Man Japan” (2007) hardly prepares one for his stylistic sadism here. So bleached of color that it’s nearly black-and-white, “R100” begins in full-on noir mode, with Takafumi Katayama (Nao Ohmori) taking a beating from a cig-smoking, trenchcoat-clad bondage queen, his bruised body tumbling down a flight of stairs in a scene that playfully recalls the S&M-inflected classic “Kiss Me Deadly.” The gag’s visual punchline is a series of cheesy CGI ripples emanating from the head of the victim, signifying his dumbfounded ecstasy.

    Soon signing on for a year of such blissful degradation, Takafumi is told he’ll never know when one of the wicked dominatrices of the Bondage gentlemen’s club will bring the pain. Thus the viewer is kept on edge during languorous interludes that would appear benign if not for the threat — or promise — of sudden attack. One hilarious early scene, a showcase for Matsumoto’s razor-sharp comic timing, has Takafumi suffering the humiliation of having his sushi rolls repeatedly squished by a femme’s fist.

    When the Bondage boss asks an increasingly aggrieved Takafumi, “Isn’t this what you wanted?” the nerved-up fan of hardcore genre fare becomes mindful of the “contract” he signed upon entering the theater. Alas, Matsumoto ends up tipping the meta scale a touch too hard with intermittent scenes of censors screening a movie called “R100,” directed by a century-old man in a long white beard. Eventually the film runs out of satiric steam altogether, resorting to a lame war-movie climax with Bondage’s seven-foot tall CEO (Lindsay Hayward) as a cross between a distaff Bond villain and a Third Reich heavy.

    Shifting from gentle piano music to jazzy pop and ’70s-style disco, the score by Shuichi Sakamoto and Shuichiro Toki mirrors the gamut-running pic itself. Sound work periodically breaks total silence with David Lynchian blasts of noise. Other tech credits are tops.

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