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; “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; Allegro; Alphaville; Alucarda; 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; Babe 2: Pig in the City; 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 Dead (1990, d. Adam Simon); Brain Dead [AKA Dead-Alive]; Brand Upon the Brain!; The Brave Little Toaster; Breakfast of Champions; Brick; “The Brothers Quay Collection”; Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power; 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; Casshern; The Cat in the Hat; “Cat Soup”; Celestial Wives Of Meadow Mari; Celine and Julie Go Boating; The Cell; The Cement Garden; Chappaqua; 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; Color of Pomegranates; Confessions; Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; Conspirators of Pleasure; Coonskin; Crank: High Voltage; Crash (Cronenberg); La Cravate; Creating Rem Lezar; Creatures of Destiny; Crimewave; Criminal Lovers; Cutie Honey; Dance With The Devil; Dandy Dust; 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; The Devil’s Chair; Diamond Flash; Dirty Duck; A Dog Called Pain; Dolls (2002); The Doom Generation; The Double Life of Veronique; The Drifting Classroom; Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam; Drowning by Numbers; Drunken Wu Tang [AKA Taoism Drunkard]; Dumplings; The Earl Sessions; Earth Girls Are Easy; Edward II; Eika Katappa; Electric Dragon 80,000 V; The Element of Crime; Emperor Tomato Ketchup; Encounters at the End of the World; Endgame (2000); The End of Evangelion; The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser; Evil Ed; Excision; Executive Koala; Eyes Wide Shut; The Face of Another; The Fall; The Falls; Fando y Lis; 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; Finisterrae; Flaming Creatures; The Fool and the Flying Ship; The Fountain; Four Rooms; The Fox Family; Frankehooker; Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster; Freeway; Frontier; Funeral Parade of Roses; Gahjini; Galaxy of Terror; Gandu; Genius Party; Gerry; The Giant Claw; The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai; “God Hates Cartoons”; The Godmonster of Indian Flats; Goodbye 20th Century; Gorod Zero; Green Snake; Grendel Grendel Grendel; Grimm Love; Haggard; Hair Extensions; Hands of God (2005, d. Alyson Levy); Hanger; “Hansel and Gretel” (T. Burton, 1983); Happiness; Hard Candy; “Harpya”; Head (re-review); Heartbeeps; Heart of Glass; Heavenly Creatures; Hitler: A Film from Germany; Homebodies (1974); “Hospital Brut”; House (1986); Hugo the Hippo; ‘Hukkunud Alpinisti’ hotell [Dead Mountaineers Hotel]; Human Highway; The Hunger (1983); I Am Here Now; Ichi the Killer; ID; Idaho Transfer; The Idiots; If…; I [Heart] Huckabees; The Illustrated Man; I’m Not There; Impolex; 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; It’s Such a Beautiful Day; I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse; Jabberwocky; Jack and the Beanstalk (1974, Japan); Jigoku no Banken: Akai Megane [The Red Spectacles]; Johnny Aquarius; Journey to the West [Xi you]; Junkie; Kafka; Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos (depending on availability); The Keep; Killdozer; Killer Nun; Killer Condom; The Killing Room; King Lear (1987, Godard); Koyaanisqatsi; Krysar (AKA The Pied Piper of Hamelin); Kung Pow; Lakki… The Boy Who Could Fly (AKA Lakki… The Boy Who Grew Wings); The Last Days of Planet Earth; Last Life in the Universe; The Last Sunset; The Last Wave; Last Year in Marienbad; Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural; Let the Right One In; Liquid Sky (re-review); Litan; Little Deaths; Little Murders; Live Freaky! Die Freaky!; The Living and the Dead; Lo; Love Me If You Dare; Lovers on the Bridge; Lucia (2013); Lucky; Mad Detective; The Magic Toyshop; Man Facing Southeast; The Manipulator; 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; Memoirs of a Survivor; Mermaid in a Manhole; Messiah of Evil; Metropia; The Midnight After; Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater; “The Mighty Boosh” (TV show); The Million Dollar Hotel; Mind Game; Moebius (1996); Mom (1986); Monday (depending on availability); Monobloc; “The Monster of Nix”; “Mouse Soup”; Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium; Multiple Maniacs; Murder Party; Mutant Aliens; Myra Breckenridge; The Mysterians; Mystics in Bali; Nails; Neighbors; Neji-shiki [AKA Screwed]; Never Belongs To Me; The Neverending Story; 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; Of Freaks and Men; Om Dar-B-Dar; One Eyed Monster; “One Soldier”; Only God Forgives; On the Silver Globe; Open Your Eyes; Operation: Endgame; Organ; Le Orme [AKA Footprints on the Moon]; Orpheus; “The Ossuary”; Overdrawn at the Memory Bank; Palindromes; Paperhouse; Parents; The Passion of Darkly Noon; Pastoral Hide and Seek; Peeping Tom; Perfect Blue; Perfect Sense (2011); Period Piece; Phase IV; Philosophy of a Knife; Pierrot Le Fou; Pink Narcissus; The Pit; The Point; Pola X; Porcile [AKA Pigpen]; The Pornographers; Portrait of Jennie; Possession (official re-review); Post Tenebras Lux; Poultrygeist; Predestination (2014); “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; R100; “Rabbits”; Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure; Rampo Noir; Ravenous; La Razon de Mi Vida; 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; 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; The Shape of Things; Shinbone Alley; The Shining; The Shout; The Signal; Singapore Sling (official re-review); Sir Henry at Rawlinson End; Sitcom; Skeletons; Slaughterhouse Five; SLC Punk; 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 (official 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; Spookies; “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; Tammy and the T-Rex; Tampopo; Tank Girl; 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; This Filthy Earth; Three… Extremes; Thriller: A Cruel Picture; Throw Away Your Books Rally in the Streets; Thundercrack!; THX 1138; Tierra; Time Masters; Titicut Follies; Der Todersking; Tomorrow Night; Totò che visse due volte; Tourist Trap (1979); Tout Va Bien; The Tracey Fragments; 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; Waltz with Bashir; The War Zone; Wave Twisters; 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; Without Warning; A Woman’s Face (1940); Womb; Wool 100%; W.R.-Mysteries of the Organism; Yesterday Was a Lie; You Never Can Tell (1951); Zachariah; A Zed and Two Noughts

    1. Okay, I can’t decide if it’s just a movie with a weird gimmick, or if, taken as a whole film, it’s *weird*. It definitely makes the viewer feel troubled… ‘The Contenders: Series 7 Marathon’

    2. Breakfast of champions is a weird movie that has to make the list. As a big fan of Kurt Vonnegut I think its recommended to include all of the books based on his movies (slaughterhouse five, slapstick (of another kind) and harrison Bergeron) but start with watching the breakfast.

  2. You guys are really out of control. But at least I get to learn about some movies I’ve never heard of before.

    augusto: those are all pretty rare here in the States but it looks like Terror 2000 may be available so I’ll add it.

    Ed: I guess we could give You Never Can Tell (1951) a shot.

    Brad: OK on The Hunger (1983).

    paslan: I assume you mean Endgame (2000) with Michael Gambon? I’ll add that one.

    ccvisions: The Calistra Zipper Story isn’t available anywhere.

  3. Alien 5 was announced with Neill Blomkamp helming the project and recently possibly more than one film.

    Although, “Alien” isn’t the weirdest set of films, they are often the project of filmmakers who flirt with weirdness (Jeunet, Fincher).

    Any thoughts on this new set of Alien films?

  4. Brad: Although Alfred did review Prometheus, we have no particular interest in the Alien films right now (except maybe the Jeunet one). We’ll see what the buzz is on Blomkamp’s version and if it sounds strange we might cover it.

    Michael: I can add A Killer Conversation to the queue, although we would get to it faster if the producers would get us a screener (hint).

  5. Can anyone help?? My sister and I are going crazy trying to figure out this uber 80s ultra B-Movie. The things I can remember:
    – I think it took place on another planet, there was a scene where a bunch of people jumped into an indoor pool and this robot in the pool proceeded to kill all of them. In another scene, this young guy was talking to these two older women, and while he was doing so, hands came out of the wall and strangled one of them. The surviving woman looked at him, and was like “Look what you made happen to her” something like that. Any thoughts??

  6. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144646/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bd4TYUOizo&list=PLF8DE568CB09A9EA4

    My apologies if this one has been mentioned before. I only just discovered it. In fact, I only watched the first seven and a half minutes, but the opening NSFW scene should be more than enough to establish its weird cred potential. In some (generally unflattering) ways, it reminded me of “Viva la Muerte,” which I’m sure has been referenced before.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066530/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Enjoy.

  7. I mentioned this one before but don’t see it on the waiting list — Hans Richter’s “Dreams That Money Can Buy” (1947). Shot after WWII in Richter’s New York apartment with fellow expatriate avant-gardists (Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Paul Bowles, John Cage, Fernand Léger, Alexander Calder). this film is proof that imagination trumps budget restrictions. Uneven but always fascinating, even charming – and very very weird.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreams_That_Money_Can_Buy#Plot

  8. Some of the weird movies I would recommend.
    The fact that some of them I haven’t seen in a while, and that I try to write only about one sentence for each of them makes for somewhat inaccurate descriptions for some of them. But I included the IMDB links for what it’s worth.

    12 Monkeys (…and its inspiration, French short “La Jetée”)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114746/combined
    (Time travel, confusion)

    99 Francs
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0875113/combined
    (Finding yourself, from a fast-paced world of commercial PR to an understanding of a greater picture) …which reminds me of:

    Hot To Get Ahead In Advertising
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097531/combined
    (Split personality manifests in a talking boil which grows to be a second head, trying to take over the body and life of a PR person)

    Arizona Dream
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106307/combined
    (The story of a young man and his weird time with a crazy mother-and-daughter-duo out in the desert might just be the dream of a flying fish)

    British mini-series “Black Mirror”
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/combined
    (All about modern life, (pseudo-) social networks and the perils of the ever more connected and open world. Strongly prefer the segment “15 Milliion Merits” over the rest)

    Blade Runner
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/combined
    Dystopian classic about a future where distinguishing between real and artificial life becomes an issue

    Bunny and the Bull
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1251725/combined
    A beautifully crafted and executed story using, for example, many metaphors, stop motion animation and other devices to carefully manage the level of distance the protagonist keeps from his own painful memories

    Cashback
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460740/combined
    An artist symbolically discovers the art of freezing time, in order to appreciate true beauty

    Chasing sleep
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0221069/combined
    A teacher whose guilty feelings manifest in a disfigured baby plaguing his conscience about his affair with a student

    Choke
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024715/combined
    Classic Palahniuk (See Fight Club) – Like you would expect it’s about some peoples’ weird coping mechanisms and escapist ways to get by – or off
    …which reminds me of:

    Crash
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115964/combined
    A ring of people retting aroused by watching (or being in) car crashes

    I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076172/combined
    The fantasy world of a disturbed young woman seems to take over her life

    Marquis
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097839/combined
    Actors all in animal masks and talking penises feature in this interesting take on the life of the Marquis de Sade

    Memento
    Astonished it’s not in the queue yet… Quickly became a classic; The story of a man with almost no short time memory, told in a largely backwards narrative
    …which reminds me of:

    Irréversible
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290673/combined
    Gaspar Noé classic using a backwards narrative to symbolize the inevitability and irreversibility of a horrible crime

    My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1233219/combined
    Atmospherically absolutely beautiful film about a deranged man who murdered his mother, with amazing bonus features on DVD; based on a true story

    Night on Earth
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102536/combined
    The strange tales of five Taxi drivers in different countries; Classic Jarmush

    One Point O
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317042/combined
    Future world where advertising becomes truly invasive

    Primer
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390384/combined
    I was really astonished as to how confusing I found this story about time travel, with multiple timelines… Especially when they introduced the concept of taking a time machine with you in a different time machine.
    Interesting: The words “time travel” or “time machine” are never even used in this surprising low budget piece

    Stranger Than Fiction
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420223/combined
    A man finds his life suddenly narrated by an author’s voice, raising questions about free will and destiny

    Subconscious Cruelty
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166370/combined
    NOTHING FOR THE FAINT HEARTED! The battle inside a man’s mind, using images of murder, cannibalism, torture and sexual violence. Great bonus material with interesting views behind the scenes on DVD.

    The Jacket
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366627/combined
    A man in a mental hospital seems to be able to travel through time and space while in a certain restraint. I really liked the calm atmosphere of it.

    The Machinist
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361862/combined
    REALLY? Not in the queue yet? A great classic; but it’s hard to talk about without spoiling too much,

    The Nines
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810988/combined
    Several versions of the lives of one man seem to have a strange recurrence connecting them.

    I was going to post Nuit Noire, as it is a superbly well done piece reminiscent of the works of David Lynch and Kafka – but that’s already in here. I’d like to take the opportunity and strongly recommend moving it up the cue though.

  9. Ah, sorry, I just saw that some titles were already mentioned in a different section (and one even in the main list)
    Forgive me, my Firefox search has failed me a bit

  10. There is a movie about a woman who moves into a house that was previously owned by a man,and they write letters through a different dimension and put in the mail box.

  11. Fantastic idea, and good entries so far (from the obvious choices – Eraserhead, A Clockwork Orange, Jodorowsky) to the underrated ones (Silent Hill is indeed quite an achievement).

    I would like to recommend Zach Snyder’s SUCKER PUNCH!
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0978764/

    If you ask why, I’d point out to the many glowing essays that some have written, among them feminists who champion the film’s handling of a uniquely female pov. It’s a film still widely discussed and still WEIRD.

    And why not go ahead and also include SLEEPING BEAUTY?
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588398

    It’s directed by writer Julia Leigh, produced by Jane Campion and stars Browning in her best performance yet. It feels like a mixture of Pasolini, Kubrick and Haneke and is quite chilling and memorable.

  12. Mike Figgis’ “Hotel” w/ David Schwimmer, Selma Hayak, Burt Reynolds & Lucy Liu. *That* film is off the hook…

  13. Here’s one for the ages: “Passages From Finnegans Wake” by Mary Ellen Bute. She actually accomplished something I thought was impossible by adapting the nearly impenetrable last novel of James Joyce into film. Paradoxically, it’s actually more coherent and easier to understand than the book, while still pretty bizarre and unique on it’s own. All of Joyce language and wordplay is still in the film and watching the film is a pretty close approximation of what reading the book feels like. Would love it if you guys would take a look at it.

    Appearantly it was Bute’s only feature and she got a notice at the 1965 Cannes festival for it. She’s pretty much forgotten today, but she has a really interesting career as an experimental filmmaker.

    It is on youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cibQA_LNe9s

  14. I wonder if Come and See might count? It probably won’t make the list, but it’s definitely an unconventional one with some weird touches, especially by the standards of war films.

  15. “Come and See” is a strong and emotionally exhausting film but not of the weird variety (unless the now familiar cruelty of humans toward each other is considered “weird”)

  16. Two more beautiful oddities:

    Black Night (Nuit noire) 2004 by Olivier Smolders: An entomologist’s affinity for breeding exotic insects extends into his childhood nightmares and a strange woman who refuses to leave his apartment. — This Belgian film is available on DVD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRgfUnFnndQ

    Mazeppa (1993) by Bartabas: A French romantic artist becomes obsessed with an equestrian circus and its mysterious “Master of Ceremonies” (played by director/ horse trainer Bartabas himself as a kind of Shaman). Great and bizarre imagery abounds as the central story is entangled with myth of Mazeppa (who is tied naked to a wild horse and sent into the wilderness). A USA DVD has yet to materialize. Keep an open eye for this one!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96uZv47Eits

  17. “Vegas in Space”, a Troma crossdressing campsploitation movie starring the film’s writer, Doris Fish, who did the hair, makeup, costumes, sets, and miniatures. 8 years in the making, and wholly filmed in her SF apartment, with diva-style extras who were friends from the Frisco scene. Astronauts travel to the planet Clitoris, but must take a sex-change pill to visit the all-female world!

  18. A must for the weird list is the 1968 adaptation of John Fowles novel “The Magus.” Michael Caine goes to a greek island to teach in a boys school. He’s bated by the mysterious appearance of a book of poetry to meet Conchis (Anthony Quinn) who is either a magician, a mayor, an actor, a film director or a psychiatrist. He also meets a beautiful mysterious woman (Candice Bergen) who could either be a ghost, a mental patient or an improvisational actress. The whole thing gets awfully twisted when Nazis appear (yes, Nazis) and Conchis is revealed to be a collaborator with the Germans. There’s also a idyllic romp with a topless Anna Karina and some lovely Greek seaside scenery. This bizarre meta-to-the-max film has mysteriously been out of circulation for decades. Though critically ravaged (even by John Fowles himself who wrote the screenplay), my only problem with it is Michael Caine’s stoic blank-faced performance throughout.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7C_XmcJPjA

  19. All I remember is ballet shoes hanging in a closet and ballet shoes hanging on a chain link fence. Both sets maybe had blood on the and it was a murder mystery. About 30 years ago, probably on TV.

  20. Finally a site for all my favorite movies (found you due to your recent review of “Beyond the Black Rainbow”). Brace yourselves for impact of a looong list of suggestions!

    “Three Caballeros” (1945) The definitely most psychedelic of all Disney features. It’s also the reason why heir-to-Carl-Barks Don Rosa likes it while not thinking too highly of Disney overall.

    “War and peace” (1965/’68) Give a rookie a camera and a multi-million Ruble budget, and this is what happens. Bondarchuk had never shot a narrative picture before, all he had on his list of achievements by then was a 10-minute report on some party congress or something. I’m convinced that this weirdness in photography is where both Kubrick and Tarkovsky got their visual and narrative styles from for “2001” and “Solaris”.

    “Magical Mystery Tour” (1967) You already have “Yellow Submarine”, so why not this? Bordering on surreal trash most of the time, this made-for-TV…”thing” seems like the Lads were trying to do Python before there was Python (in fact, Terry Gilliam has said in a making-of documentary recently that he was part of the “running traffic jam” of fans around the bus the Fab Four had rented for the feature), and should probably be regarded not so much as an independent feature, but rather as a sorta hobbyist home-movie companion to the original EP which is part trash, part psychedelia, part mockery of and hommage to conformist 1950s Britain.

    “Wonderwall” (1969) George Harrison-scored psychedelia bordering on trash.

    “The bed-sitting room” (1969) Dick Lester’s grotesque, absurd comedy about life in post-WWIII Britain.

    “Ein großer, graublauer Vogel” (1969) AKA “Bottom” and “A big, grey-blue bird”. Shot without a script on various cine formats throughout the second half of the 1960s, this is sorta the grandmother of the entire “found footage” genre. The plot revolves around a gang of reporters trying to find Axis Power scientists who supposedly during or shortly before WWII found the grand Theory of Everything and shocked by its potentials of evil use by the fascist regimes they were living in, they immediately went underground, surgically altered their faced, and deleted their own memories by means of hyposis. Only quotes from Rimbaud’s symbolist poem “Bottom” will break the spell and make them remember. But what the film is really about with its endless surreal, psychedelic, and deeply poetic montages of investigatory recordings is film as a medium, about constructing realities through fabricated or staged imagery and media, about life as a dream, and thus, it poses similar epitomological questions as do Fassbinder’s “World on a wire” (early film about virtual reality) and Orson Welles’s “F for fake”. These themes are enhanced by the gimmick of the Big Theory of Everything granting omnipotence about time and space (characters at times speculate that the scientists are already manipulating time and space in order to never be found) so we can never be sure what’s real and what’s but an illusion, and the soundtrack by German Krautrockers The Can which floats so poetically between wake and dream, between life and death, as does the poetic imagery which seems to illustrate Rimbaud’s mystical, surreal symbolist poem.

    “And now for something completely different” (1971) When it comes to weird, what other gold standard in weird humor could there ever be besides Python? Made out of re-shot material from their TV show, the film also does have better image quality and photography than do the same sketches in the show.

    “Fritz the Cat” (1972) You have “Yellow Submarine”, so come on! “Fritz” is pretty weird in its own right with its NSFW forrays into psychedelia and satirical look at 1960s America.

    “The offence” (1973) If you have “Taxi Driver” and “Dogtooth” (two films weird not so much for photography, editing, or whatever, but for the plot in its themes), you should also have this disturbing Sidney Lumet thriller/drama done only because Sean Connery blackmailed MGM/UA into making it. As said, it’s not *THAT* weird in photography (although it does have some delightful ultra wide-angle and slo-mo shots), but more-so in its Freudian themes of sexual deviance, repression, and paranoid projection. Many modern reviewers have said that hadn’t the film be dumped into the closet after but two weekends in a handful of British arthouse theaters, Connery would’ve definitely gotten an Academy Award for his performance. The German Encyclopedia of International Film wrote about how Lumet and Connery have crafted a film where “the individual tragedy mirrors a society that projects its own misconceptions upon marginalized minorities”, so the disturbing and subversive views that went into the script (originally a John Hopkins play by the title of “This story of yours”) are pretty much thinking-out-of-the-box weird, altogether with a message that, considering the subject matter that Connery’s character keeps maniacly going on and on and on about and the paranoid way in which he does it so obsessively, seems more relevant today than it did back then already, as some modern scholars have pointed out. The fact that the film’s message is even more relevant and disturbing than it was back then is probably why most modern DVD releases (while definitely exhibiting better sharpness, contrast range, and neutral colors) have the image digitally darkened so badly that most of the scenes are hardly visible from about 20 minutes in, even those that originally were brightly lit daylight scenes and sufficently lighted interior sets. AFAIK, the VHS editions have the old, contemporarily blurilly and yellow-greenish-brownish color-cast telecine, but at least you can see what’s going on, and that’s the version still on German TV over here.

    “Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe” (1973) AKA “The Tenderness of Wolves”. Coming from Fassbinder’s circle, this somewhat campish drama/thriller tells of German mass murderer Fritz Haarmann who during the 1920s (which the film changes into the somewhat chaotic post-war second half of the 1940s) raped and killed a number of men and boys and, being a butcher in his day job, supposedly sold their meat to unsuspecting customers. Haarmann was also known as the “Vampire of Hannover”, a theme which the film slightly references by adding a few nods to Murnau’s “Nosferatu” here and there.

    “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975) The *OTHER* ultimate weird 1970s cult film next to “Dark Star” (see below) and “Eraserhead” is my favorite of the Python films, partly because they let Terry Gilliams have his way with his weird, bizarre ultra-wide angle lenses, lighting, and detailled mise-en-scene. “Life of Brian” may be more coherent as a narrative (which also makes it less weird), but its photography by Terry Jones looks rather bland in comparison.

    “Dark Star” (1974) C’mon, this demented seed to Ridley Scott’s “Alien” is one of the ultimate weird 1970s cult flicks! Carpenter’s sarcastic parody of Kubricks “2001” is pretty much hippies in space going on each other’s nerves, with beach balls for stubborn extra-terrestrial pets and malfunctioning bombs talking philosophy.

    “The man who fell to earth” (1976) You already have “Don’t look now”, this was Roeg’s next forray into weirdness and psychedelia, and one of the (many) inspirations for “Beyond the black rainbow” also in your list.

    “Wizards” (1977) Bakshi’s second-best regarded effort from the 1970s is a mixed bag of his ambigious visions, obvious budget shortcomings, and some unexpected positive outcomes when they were creatively trying to overcome their tiny budget.

    “Equus” (1977) The companion piece to “The offence” (see above), Lumet again tackles disturbing and darkly subversive themes of deviant sexuality and oppressive society vs. the individual. A teenage boy troubled by rejection and his oppressive religious upbringings conceives his own semi-sexual horse cult which involves mutilating the animals. For the psychiatrist called in to help (Richard Burton), this case ends up his breaking point where he loses all faith in society and morality.

    “The Rutles – All you need is Cash” (1978) A mockumentary channelled to us from the universe next door and the fundamental seed to all mockumentaries ever since, this parody of the career of The Beatles is written and played by half of Python and half of the SNL cast. Just like the soundtrack of ingenious Beatles pastiches by Neil Innes holding the film together, the plot itself is a wild pastiche of immensely detailled references to the history of The Beatles and (more intimately) the Pythons as well as Neill Innes and his own Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

    “Kamikaze 1989” (1982) AKA “Kamikaze ’89” (internationally). A TV pilot for a series that never was, starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder as police commissioner Jansen in a dystopic Germany of 1989. While the pilot was in post-production, Fassbinder died of a cocaine overdose, so the planned series never came to be. The writers were obviously trying to do Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” before that film ever was and without his skills in photography, lighting, set design, and so on. The end result is immensely campy trash, and was given an impressive psychedelic soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. Highlights include early 1980s dystopic visions of how exploitative and tabloid private television would look like, conceived when private networks still didn’t exist in Germany.

    “Tunguska – Die Kisten sind da!” (1984) Renowned (and despised) German trash auteur Christoph Schlingensief’s debut feature is about a couple getting lost in the woods and meeting a cast of the most bizarre characters. Involves absurd, Dadaist episodes, settings, and behavior of characters, weird hand-made optical effects (which also include setting the film reel on fire), and an authentic excerpt from an early 1930s abstract stop-motion animation in color set to classical music. The title references the mysterious Tunguska event that took place around 1910 in Siberia.

    “The Quiet Earth” (1984) One fine day, a man wakes up in a world ridded of people. What has happened? How to maintain sane when you’re all alone?

    “Radioactive Dreams” (1986) Two boys have survived WWIII in a subterranean shelter, brought up by two middle-aged fans of Chandler and hard-boiled crime detective fiction. When their mentors die, they break through to the surface and become the last two classic film-noir private dicks in a “Mad Max” style world inhabited by gangs of punks and mutants.

    “100 Jahre Adolf Hitler – Die letzte Stunde im Führerbunker” (1989) Another trash feature by Christoph Schlingensief, this one shows us the last hour in Hitler’s bunker before his suicide.

    “Leolo” (1992) This film is a lot like “Bad Boy Bubby” and “Taxidermia” already in your list. A bizarre and oppressive white-trash family’s son precocious in more ways than one tells his poetic dreams and whimsical, mystical philosophical musings only to his diary. His only two options later in life are to either submit to his surroundings and lead a dull, unfulfilling life with what little education his family’s conditions allow, or join those of his family members already in the madhouse, neither of which appears promising to him.

    “Crumb” (1994) What list of weird movies could be complete without this award-winning documentary about one of the world’s best-known perverts’s fantasies?

    “Taxandria” (1994) At first, this slightly trashy childrens fantasy may not seem like much, but it’s really a spin-of of renowned Belgian graphic novelists Schuiten & Peeters’s parallel world of the Obscure Cities (aka Les Cites Obscures) which owes heavily to Kafka, Jules Vernes, H. G. Welles, Terry Gilliam, and the steampunk genre, among many other eclectic influences, where a counter-earth is governed by bizarre Kafkaesque city states each with their very own culture and architectural style, all drawn in Schuiten’s impressive, phantasmagorical trademark style. The scenes in the “Obscure” city of Taxandria in the film consist of actors shot in front of bluescreens, acting in animated setpieces remotely reminiscent of both Terry Gilliam’s and Karel Zeman’s style. Schuiten was not only production designer to this film, but also to “Mr. Nobody” already in your list here, and “The Golden Compass”, the latter of which hence looking a lot like an adaptation of his own “Obscure” graphic novel album “The Road to Armilia” (aka “La route d’Armilia”).

    “The Empty Mirror” (1996) Pretty much an English-language remake of the themes from “Hitler: A Film from Germany” already in your list of suggestions at least, it has Hitler still alive in his subterranean bunker today and musing about the similarities between his past role as politician and dictator and that of a film director.

    “Dark City” (1998) I’m kinda appalled to see “Brazil” on your list, but not this blatant rip-off in style. Fun fact: It also slightly references Daniel Paul Schreber, both in the name of Kiefer Sutherland’s character and in some of the fantasy elements. The real Schreber was one of the best-known cases in the history of psychiatry.

    “Moloch” (1999) An authentic recreation of a day of the boring, repetitive, half petty beourgeous, half bohemian life of Adolf Hitler on his Berchtesgaden mountain retreat during the war. It’s clearly visible that Hitler is the only person of his entourage enjoying the activities and his own endless monologues.

    “Stay” (2005) Visually beautiful but not quite making a satisfying whole, this film rips off or anticipates an immense list of weird films in style and themes, including “Jacob’s ladder”, “The Sixth Sense”, “Fight Club”, “Memento”, “The Machinist”, “Mulholland Drive”, “Enter the void”, and probably many others.

    “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (2005) Sound remake of the 1920 classic. The twist is that it’s shot in front of digitized backdrops from the original film.

    “Youth without Youth” (2007) Epic fantasy drama based upon the writings of religious scholar Mircea Eliade, where a scientist tries to find mankind’s original language and the original religion.

    “Il Divo” (2008) Grotesque satire of Italian prime minister Andreotti’s career and machinations.

    “Love” (2011) A film inspired equal parts by Kubrick’s “2001” and the music of alternative rock band Angels & Airwaves. The last astronaut on the ISS survives WWIII and has to deal with his resulting isolation.

    “Predestination” (2014) Based on Robert A. Heinlein’s short story “All you zombies”, this is probably the most sickly twisted time-travel movie I’ve seen to-date.

    1. It’s fascinating to see animators who work in short form attempt a feature. Celebrated Belgian animator Raoul Servais working from a story by Alain Robbe-Grillet (yes that one) concocted a very weird mix of children’s fairy tale and social satire with “Taxandria” back in 1994 (the bulk of the picture was shot in 1989). It doesn’t completely work and the tacked on happy ending seems out of place but for sheer surrealist imagery it’s hard to beat. Combines live action and stylized animated sets in a way that prefigures the much later “Mirrormask.”

  21. Steve: I loved “The Magus” as a novel, never saw the movie (heard it wasn’t any good). I’ll add it to the queue.

    Mbruck: Please ask your question here.

    Benjamin: Wow, that is a long list. Here’s a little rundown.

    Already on the List of the 366 Weirdest Movies ever made (see left sidebar): Leolo

    Also reviewed on this site: Wonderwall, The bed-sitting room, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The man who fell to earth, Dark City, Stay. That’s too many for me to link each movie individually but you can find a list of every review here (best to use ctrl-F to search until we reorganize it)

    Already in the review queue: Predestination (we may fast-track reviewing this because several people have recommended it, and it’s basically a new release)

    Of your other suggestions, I usually take the first and put it in the queue. In this case that works out because someone actually queried me about reviewing Three Caballeros and I told him no, not thinking it qualified as “weird.” Now that someone has suggested it I’ll see if he still wants to do it.

  22. It’s okay, I know I’ve given you quite the list, being such a connossieur of all that travels gracefully and grotesquely the small path between trash and cult. Though I hope I could give you a few hints with my sorta “mini-reviews” on what films you might find interesting enough to “fast-pace”.

    Ah, I see, I thought the list on the left was all there is so far.

  23. And seeing that repeating a suggestion by another user also leads to “fast-pacing”, from the to-review list already in existence (which seems a little outdated, as some of them *ARE* alredy reviewed here) I can also recommend:

    “Aguirre, Wrath of God”: The hypnotic film where Herzog stole a 35mm camera from the Munich Film Museum to film berserk madman Kinski as a 16th century Spanish conqueror without a script in the South-American jungle. Losely based on Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”, its style and themes profoundly influenced Coppola’s “Apocalpyse Now”, which Herzog in turn replied to with his “Fitzcarraldo”.

    “La Antenna”: Another blatant rip-off of “Brazil” and its seminal place in the dieselpunk aka decodence genre. Made as an expressionist silent film with at times pretty cheap probs and effects.

    “Harpya”: In case we’re talking about the late-70s cut-out animation by the same director as my own suggestion “Taxandria”.

    “Hitler: A film from Germany”: 4 feature-length parts of actors walking around in the set department and dressing rooms of another film, quoting as monologues authentic excerpts from Nazi speeches, books, and autobiographies.

    “Kafka” (1991): Unassuming clerk Franz Kafka hears disturbing rumors about the “castle”, Prague’s Hradshin palace, and decides to investigate. The film is pretty much an inofficial remake of Bergman’s “The Serpent’s Egg”.

    “Koyaanisqatsi” (1983): Monumentally epic experimental film with images of human decadence and environmental pollution set to an orchestral soundtrack. The title means “World out of Balance” in the Hopi language. Was followed by the sequels “World in Change” about economic exploitation of the third world and “World at War” about the co-evolution of (information) technology and military engineering.

    “Last year in Marienbad” (1961): A surreal gala gathering (which I gather from placenames given in the dialogues takes place in whimsical Bohemia known for odd tales for centuries, a tradition that also Kafka hails from) that increasingly begins to break the fourth wall. Some reviewers said it’s because the main character begins realizing he’s in a film (because whenever the film’s editor does a cut, the entire festivity freezes in mid-step, only our protagonist seems to increasingly notice this), and he’s carefully guided “out of the film” by the only other truly alive character.

    “Phase IV”: Two scientists researching mutant ants. One of the many influences of “Beyond the Black Rainbow”.

    “The Quiet Earth”: Suggested it above without realizing it was already in your que.

    “Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom”: Genius Italian director adapting a classic porn story by Marquis de Sade, situating it in the time of the Fascist Republic of Salo towards the end of WWII. Frequently regarded as one of the most outrageous films ever made, as the pleasures in the film turn increasingly filthy and sadistic. Shortly after the release of the film, the director was murdered, with rumors saying it was because of this film.

    “Schramm”: Short film in the exploitation genre about a serial killer, few dialogues. If I got it right, his motivation for killing people is his obsessive fear of getting his dick bitten off or something.

    “Underground”: Kosturica has a band of Yugoslavian partisans hide underground for decades, thinking that WWII would be still on-going, because their contact to the outside world had an affair with the partisan leader’s girl and told them the war is still on to hide that fact. When they do come out, they stumble right onto a Nazi-era film set. Many Western European reviewers were pissed off, claiming the film would be “Great Serbian propaganda in favor of Milosevic” because all tragedies in Yugoslavian history (including Tito’s death and the Balkan Wars of the 1990s) in the film are scored with the German war-time song “Lily Marleen”, suggesting that (West-)Germany also after WWII was behind all blows to Yugoslavia and/or at the very least heavily benefitted from them.

    “Womb”: Eva Green has her dead lover cloned, gives birth to him as her own son, and brings him up.

  24. About “The Magus” – don’t expect the eloquence of the novel. It’s HIGHLY abbreviated. Just look at it as a weird film, a curio of the late 60s (with some dated music cues, etc). It’s not great, but very interesting.

  25. I didn’t see this one on the list:

    “White Tiger” – original title: “Bely Tigr”. Russian, 2012.

    The main character is a WW2 Soviet tank driver. He’s found in a destroyed tank, burned beyond recognition. Against all common sense, he makes a full recovery, but the Red Army doesn’t have time to investigate medical miracles – there’s a war on, and they need tank crews. When he gets back to the front, he has some strange ideas; he prays every morning to the “God of tanks”, and claims that he can communicate with tanks. He becomes obsessed with finding the White Tiger, a seemingly indestructible German tank. Anyway, that’s the first half of the movie; a war thriller with allusions to “Moby Dick”, and hints of the supernatural. Very well done, but nothing that hasn’t been done before. But then, unexpectedly, the movie takes a hard turn for the weird, and just keeps going, until we’re left with Hitler delivering a monologue to Satan in an elegant part of Hell.

  26. I’ve seen it. But this Assignment “Witches Talisman” movie takes a movie to whole new level. You don’t know what happened. It’s one of those independent films sold on line by Cultmovie mania. They sell a lot of interesting movie’s. Light of blood, a bunch of thing’s you can’t find.

  27. Could have sworn I answered these latest ones but I don’t see my response.

    DavidLynchFan, that looks good and I encourage everyone to visit the link (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wes-hurley/watch-capitol-hill-season_b_5486705.html), but I am not going to put it in queue because we have enough on our plate right now with features without adding webseries to the mix too. Waxie Moon does have a feature film that just came out on DVD that we could conceivably review.

    Kelly Helen Thompson/lovemeorhateme, we can look at The Assignment: The Witches Talisman down the road. Sending us a screener will mean we get to it faster, otherwise we’ll see where we are in a couple years.

    Mike B: Thanks for the White Tiger recommendation. I was not sure whether that one would be sufficiently weird or not, but I’ll add it to the queue on your recommendation.

  28. Hi, I’m Matt. I’m the owner and founder of the website Matt’s Movie Watching World. Compared to mainstream society, I consider myself a very weird person, and I enjoy weird movies. However, compared to the people who operate and closely associate with “366 Weird Movies,” I seem to be much closer in personality with mainstream society, because my taste of weirdness is a lot more childlike and less in line with the dark and morbid weirdness celebrated at 366.

    I suggested some weird movies some years ago when I used the username “Vooshvazool.” I suggested UHF, which got on the pipeline, and was dismissed on the grounds that it’s just juvenile skewed comedy, or however it was said. Okay, that’s fine. I suggested Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, but it wasn’t my idea to point out the creepy boat ride scene, so when someone else pointed it out later, they got credit for suggesting it when that movie became certified weird. Oh well, that doesn’t mean I’m demanding credit.

    I’m a Tim Burton fan, and he’s the weirdest filmmaker that I’m a fan of, and he’s the filmmaker that I’m the biggest fan of out of those that are weird filmmakers. He seems to have a lot of hate on this website, and I’m not sure of all those reasons; maybe he just brought his style of weirdness into mainstream cinema, and apparently everyone’s he’s done after 1994 is disqualified from consideration for being included here. His Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of my favorite movies, and I wish people here would be more willing to sit through it and appreciate it for what it is (I might even say it’s a little more faithful to author Roald Dahl’s personality than Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). But oh well, I can’t exactly define what flavors of weirdness people here have taste for, so I’m not necessarily demanding that they give more love to Tim Burton.

    Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite weird works of literature, but perhaps Lewis Carroll’s weirdness became popular when it was published, and the more people liked it, the more mainstream it got, and the less weird it became according to 366 standards. Movie versions of Alice that haven’t been submitted here are the 1985 and 1999 versions, but I sense that the only version that will ever be certified weird already has been.

    Take the above comments however you want, and take the following suggestions as seriously as you want to or not. And if it takes a long time or never for them to be reviewed, I don’t care.

    Movies that look like they’re “borderline weird” or whereabouts that I think could be given more consideration are:
    Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Edward Scissorhands
    Toys in the Attic
    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
    (Sorry, three out of those five are Tim Burton.)

    Movies that I see have already been suggested, that I support:
    The Brave Little Toaster
    The Cat in the Hat
    Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
    The NeverEnding Story
    Return to Oz

    Movies that I suggest that I don’t see having been suggested by anyone else are (I may have suggested some of these previously):
    Penguins of Madagascar
    Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    Toys
    Rango
    Teacher’s Pet (2004)
    The Matrix
    Frankenweenie (Burton, but I definitely consider this a qualified weird movie, perhaps his most “Burton-esque”)
    Gremlins
    Gremlins 2: The New Batch
    Sharknado
    1941 (possibly Steven Spielberg’s most bizarre movie)
    Coneheads
    Explorers
    Home

    Can I ask what the significance of the number 366 is? Are you perhaps hoping to have 366 movies on the list in time for for an upcoming leap year, and watch one weird movie every day for that year? At the rate you’re going, you might be done by 2020 or 2024, but hey, we can wait that long.

    I see you have a sidebar for other movie review websites. Any chance Matt’s Movie Watching World can be added to it? Thanks.

  29. Ah, I see “Mickey One” is not in the cue – certainly belongs there. Arthur Penn’s strangest film is an exploration of show biz paranoia as nightclub comic Warren Beatty flees his debts to the mob and goes a bit crazy in the process. It’s got a “film noir” black and white look with a jazz soundtrack (solos by Stan Getz). Oh yeah, and there’s also a mute asian artist who builds machines that flail themselves apart while burning. Pretty weird for a Hollywood studio film in 1965.

  30. You guys sure keep busy coming up with new titles! I’ll get Steve’s suggestion out of the way first: we’ll add Mickey One to the end of the queue.

    I’ll try to respond to your thoughts as succinctly as I can, Matt.

    We don’t choose only morbid movies, but try to hit a broad spectrum of weirdness. The morbid movie fans sometimes complain when we add stuff more in line with your tastes, like The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kung Fu Hustle, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Triplets of Belleville, and Yellow Submarine, among others. We are happy that we can’t please everyone.

    Willy Wonka was suggested by many people; we only take one suggestion from one person at a time, and we had taken a different movie from you (UHF, I gather).

    Alfred Eaker is almost on a crusade against Tim Burton’s later work, and I do agree that his post Ed Wood stuff has by and large been disappointing. I would not assume that no Burton movie would ever make the List, however.

    We actually have two versions of Alice in Wonderland on the list: Jan Svankmajer’s stop-motion surrealist adaptation, and the 1966 BBC production. Can’t say we’ll never have another one but these are the two weirdest ones we’ve seen.

    Yes, 366 was chosen as the number of days in a leap year, so that each day of the year will eventually have a movie associated with it.

    Our rule for linking websites is that they must be in existence for at least a year, and must either 1. link back to us in return, or 2. be so significant that not linking them would be a disservice to the community. If Matt’s Movies fits those criterion, we’ll link it.

    I will add Toys to the queue.

    Thanks for your comments!

  31. Either for his shorts, or his feature lenght film EMPEROR TOMATO KETCHUP, I feel that director Shuji Terayama should get a film on this site. I think he has a shot at being the weirdest filmmaker from japan (a big statement, I know) and his shorts are definitely worth checking out.

  32. Hi, I’m quite new to this site, and I’m loving it. Considering that the list has become enormous, I feel a bit bad suggesting a movie, but I’m still going to do it. Yesterday I saw ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ (2014), which is a fictional documentary and a bizarre comedy about three flatmates in Wellington who happen to be vampires, and gives us a look into the Wellington community of supernatural beings: vampires, werewolves, zombies et cetera. It probably won’t make the list of weirdest movies, but I think it’s worth a review…

  33. Connor: Emperor Tomato Ketchup is already in queue (see above).

    Jorn: I agree and disagree with you on What We Do in the Shadows. I agree that it’s a fantastic comedy, and probably my favorite new film I’ve seen in theaters this year. I urge anyone who thinks they would like a horror film version of Spinal Tap to see it. However, I don’t think it’s in the “weird” genre enough to earn a review here, particularly with all we’ve got on our plates right now.

  34. John Huston’s Wise Blood seems a must for the list in my opinion. Of course there are way more “weird movies” than you could ever get to, but that’s probably a good thing.

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