Suggest a Weird Movie!

Please do not ask “what was that movie?” questions on this page. We set up an entire site here to answer those questions. This page is for suggesting movies to be reviewed.

Know a weird movie? Something strange that glued you to the screen with awe, amazement or reverence, while your more mundane minded friends left the room (or theater) in boredom, confusion or disgust? A movie whose omission from a list of the 366 weirdest movies of all time would offend you on a personal level? Something even I haven’t heard of or considered? There are potentially thousands of forgotten films, critically dismissed films, foreign or independent films that never got a proper release, or misplaced oddities hiding out there that may deserve a place at the table. One man can’t be expected to track them all down. Here is the place to mention those treasured curios that no one else seems to have even heard of. Nominate a movie in the suggestion box and I’ll move it up on my review queue, or at the very least, explain why I’m not going to review it.

NOTICE: The “Suggest of Weird Movie!” feature has become a victim of its own success.  At the time of this update, we have about 250 reader suggestions (!) in queue. (More than that since I last updated the page)! Since we can only do 1 or maybe 2 reviews a week, be aware there may be a huge delay—currently, possibly over a year!—between the time you make a suggestion and the point at which it’s actually reviewed.  I considered shutting down the suggestion box as of 2011, but I decided to let you keep your suggestions coming (if nothing else, it tells us what types of movies readers are interested in seeing reviews of). Just be aware that when you make a suggestion, it may not receive the promptest of attention. The best you can really hope for at this point is to bring something to our attention that we might have overlooked. (Also note that although we prioritize the earliest nominations later suggestions may get reviewed before earlier ones if they receive a re-release on DVD or Blu-ray, or interest us for our own inscrutable reasons).

If you can’t wait for one of our staff to review your movie, why not review it yourself and submit it to us via the contact form?  We can’t swear we’ll publish every submission we receive, but we want reader participation and we are fairly liberal.

All serious suggestions will receive a response, as well as all most non-serious ones.

3,422 thoughts on “Suggest a Weird Movie!”

  1. Here’s the review queue of reader suggestions that have yet to be reviewed, in alphabetical order. You can always see this list ordered according to (very rough) intended order of publication in the weekly “What’s in the Pipeline” column (published on Sundays). Of course, at this point the list is so long that it is likely we will have to leave the task of reviewing the items at the end of the list to our children, but whatever.

    1Day; The 4th Man; 8 1/2 Women; 9 Doigts [9 Fingers]; The 10th Victim; 12 Monkeys; Aaaaah!; Adam’s Apples; The Adolescence of Utena; The Adventures of Picasso; “Afraid So” from “The Films of Jay Rosenblatt, Vol. 2″; The Aimed School; “Alicia” (1994); Alien Alibi; Allegro; Alphaville; Alucarda; Amazon Women on the Moon; “Am I Normal? A Film About Male Puberty”; Amanece, que no es poco; “Analog”; Anatomy of Hell; Andy Warhol’s Bad; L’Ange; Angel in the Flesh: The Confidential Report on Mr. Dennis Duggan AKA The King of Super 8 (if it’s ever released); Anguish [Angustia]; Anna and the Wolves; The Annunciation; La antena; The Appointment (1981); Arise!;Arrebato; Ascension; As Filhas do Fogo; The Assignment: The Witches Talisman; Avida; Baby of Macon; Bad Lieutenant; Bad Taste; Battle in Heaven; Beg! (1994); The Beguiled; Berberian Sound Studio; Bernie (1996) (depending on availability); Bhoner; Bibliotheque Pascal; The Big Crime Wave [AKA Crime Wave]; Big Man Japan (official review); Big Meat Eater; Big River Man; Big Time; “The Big Shave”; Birth of the Overfiend; Blind Beast; Bliss; Blood, Bullets, Buffoons; Blood for Dracula; Blue (1993, Jarman); “Bobby Yeah”; Bone; Born of Fire; BoXed; Boxing Helena; Brand Upon the Brain!; Breakfast of Champions; Brick; Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia; Brothers of the Head; Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power; Bubble Bath; Buddy Boy (1999); Buffet Froid; La Cabina [AKA The Telephone Box]; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; Cafe Flesh; Calimari Union; Calamari Wrestler; Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?; Cannibal! the Musical; Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death; The Cannibals (1988); Carnival Magic; Casshern; Cast a Deadly Spell; Catch-22; The Cat in the Hat; Cat Sick Blues; Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari; Celine and Julie Go Boating; The Cement Garden; Chappaqua; Charly: Dias de Sangre; Cheap Smokes; Che strano chiamarsi Federico [How Strange to Be Named Federico]; Christ the Movie; The Chumscrubber; La cicatrice intérieure; Citizen Dog; City of Pirates; Coming Apart; The Complaint of an Empress; Confessions; Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; Cool Cat Saves the Kids; Cool World; Coonskin; Crank: High Voltage; Crash (Cronenberg); La Cravate; Creating Rem Lezar; Creatures of Destiny; Crimewave; Criminal Lovers; Dance With The Devil; Dandy Dust; Dante’s Inferno (2007); Dark Arc; The Dark Side of the Heart; Dark Star; Darktown Strutters; Dark Waters; Daymaker; Day of the Wacko; Dead Billy; Deafula; Death Powder (1986); Decasia (second review); Decoder; Deep Dark; Detention; The Devils; The Devil’s Chair; Devil’s Rain; Diamond Flash; Die Fighting; La Distancia; A Dog Called Pain; The Dog’s Night Song; Dolls (2002); The Double Life of Veronique; Dreams That Money Can Buy; The Drifting Classroom; Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam; Drunken Wu Tang [AKA Taoism Drunkard]; Dumplings; The Earl Sessions; Earth Girls Are Easy; Earth Minus Zero; Edward II; Eika Katappa; Einstein’s Brain [AKA Relics: Einstein’s Brain]; Electric Dragon 80,000 V; Electric Dreams; The Element of Crime; Emperor Tomato Ketchup; Encounters at the End of the World; Endgame (2000); The End of August at the Hotel Ozone; The End of Evangelion; End of the Road; Essex Spacebin; The Eternity Man; Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend; Evil Ed; Excision; Executive Koala; The Fabulous Baron Munchausen; The Falls; Fateful Findings; Fatty Drives the Bus; Faust: Love of the Damned; Fear X; Feherlofia; Felidae; Felix the Cat: The Movie; Fellini’s Cassanova; F for Fake; Fiend (1980); Fiend Without a Face; The Fifth Season; Fight Club; Finisterrae; Fish Story; Flaming Creatures; Flaming Nipples; “The Flood”; Flying Saucers Over Istanbul; “Flowers and Bottoms”; Following; The Fool and the Flying Ship; Four Rooms; Frankehooker; Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster; Freeway; Frequencies [AKA XVO: The Manual]; From Morn to Midnight; Frontier; Funeral Parade of Roses; Funny Bones; Future War; Gahjini; Galaxy of Terror; Galaxy Turnpike ; Gandu; Genius Party; George Washington; Gerry; “Ghosts Before Breakfast”; The Giant Claw; The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai; “God Hates Cartoons”; The Godmonster of Indian Flats; Golem (1980) (depending on availability); Goodbye 20th Century; Gorod Zero; Gory Gory Hallelujah; Gothic & Lolita Psycho; Goto: Island of Love; The Great McGonagall; Green Snake; Grimm Love; Gwen le Livre de Sable; Haggard; Hail the New Puritan; Hair Extensions; Hands of God (2005, d. Alyson Levy); Hanger; “Hansel and Gretel” (T. Burton, 1983); Hanzo the Razor; Happiness; Happy End (Czech, depending on availability); Hard Candy; “Harpya”; Heartbeeps; Heat; Helter Skelter (2012); “Hen, His Wife” [AKA “His Wife is a Hen”]; Hentai Kamen; Hitler: A Film from Germany; The Hole; Homebodies (1974); “Hospital Brut”; Hotel (2001); House (1986); ‘Hukkunud Alpinisti’ hotell [Dead Mountaineers Hotel]; Human Animals Human Nature; The Hunger (1983); Hysteria; I Am Here Now; I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle; Ichi the Killer; The Idiots; I Married a Strange Person; I’m Not There; Impolex; Imprint; “Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome,” Incubus; I Never Left the White Room; The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer; L’Inferno; In Search of the Titanic; Insidious (2010); In the Realm of the Senses; The Intruder (2004) [L’intrus]; It Couldn’t Happen Here ; I Think We’re Alone Now; It’s Such a Beautiful Day; Izo; Jabberwocky; Jack and the Beanstalk (1974, Japan); Jacky in the Kingdom of Women; Jigoku (1960); Jigoku no Banken: Akai Megane [The Red Spectacles]; Johnny Aquarius; A Journey Into Bliss; Journey Through the Past; Journey to the West [Xi you]; Jubilee; Juliet of the Spirits; Junkie; Kafka; Kamikaze Girls; Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos (depending on availability); The Keep; Killdozer; Killer Nun; Killer Condom; The Killing Room; Kin-Dza-Dza; Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors; King Lear (1987, Godard); Koyaanisqatsi; Krysar (AKA The Pied Piper of Hamelin); Kultur Shock!; Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave; Kung Pow; Kuso; Lakki… The Boy Who Could Fly (AKA Lakki… The Boy Who Grew Wings); The Last Days of Planet Earth; Last House on Dead End Street; Last Life in the Universe; The Last of Us; The Last Wave; Last Year in Marienbad; The Legend Of Kaspar Hauser (2012); Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural; Let the Right One In; LFO; The Lickerish Quartet ; Liquid Sky (re-review); Litan; Little Deaths; Little Murders; Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters; Live Freaky! Die Freaky!; The Living and the Dead; Lo; The Loved One; Love, Honor and Obey; Lucia (2013); Lucky; Mad Detective; Magdalena Viraga; The Magic Toyshop; The Magus; Makkhi; Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood; Man Facing Southeast; The Manipulator; The Man Who Wasn’t There; Marebito; Marketa Lazarova; Marutirtha Hinglaj; The Mask; Matador; “Max Headroom” (TV); Mazeppa; Mécanix; Melancholie der Engel;Memento Mori; Memoirs of a Survivor; Mermaid in a Manhole; Messiah of Evil; Le Météore; Metropia; Mickey One; The Midnight After; Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater; Midori; “The Mighty Boosh” (TV show); The Million Dollar Hotel; Mind Game; The Mirror [Zerkalo]; Mishima: Life in Four Chapters; Moebius (1996); Mom (1986); Monday (depending on availability); Mondo Candido; Mondo Trasho; Monobloc; “The Monster of Nix”; Motel Hell; “Mouse Soup”; Mr. Blot’s Academy; Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium; Murder Party; Mutant Aliens; Myra Breckenridge; The Mysterians; The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians; Mystery Men; Mystics in Bali; Naboer [Next Door]; Nails; Neighbors; Neji-shiki [AKA Screwed]; Never Belongs to Me; Newsboys: Down Under the Big Top; Nick the Feature Film; The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz; Nitwit; Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Momma’s Hung You In the Closet & I’m Feeling So Sad); Om Dar-B-Dar; One Eyed Monster; One Point O; “One Soldier”; Onibaba; Onirica: Field of Dogs; Only God Forgives; Open Your Eyes; Operation: Endgame; Organ; Orlando; Le Orme [AKA Footprints on the Moon]; The Outskirts; Overdrawn at the Memory Bank; Overturn; A Page of Madness; Palindromes (re-review); Paperhouse; Passages from Finnegans Wake; The Passion of Darkly Noon; Pastoral Hide and Seek; “Penda’s Fen”; Perfect Blue; Perfect Sense (2011); Perils of Gwendoline; Period Piece; Phase IV; Pink Narcissus; Pistol Opera; The Pit; Plague Dogs; The Point; Pola X; Porcile [AKA Pigpen]; “Possibly in Michigan”; Post Tenebras Lux; Poultrygeist; Prayer of the Rollerboys; “Premium” (if it can be found); The President’s Analyst; Príncipe Azul; “Prometheus’ Garden”; A Pure Formality; Quicksilver Highway; The Quiet Earth; A Quiet Place in the Country; “Rabbits”; La Razon de Mi Vida; “Red, White and Zero”; Remainder; Return to Oz (official review); Revolver; Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki; The Ring Finger; River of Fundament; Rock n’ Roll High School; Roller Blade; Rows; The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea; Santa Claus (1959); Sauna; Savages; Save the Green Planet; The Sea That Thinks; Screamplay; Shakespeare’s Plan 12 from Outer Space; Shakes the Clown; Shinbone Alley; Shock! Shock! Shock!; The Shout; Sh! The Octopus; Siesta; The Signal; Silver Heads; Singapore Sling (official re-review); Sir Henry at Rawlinson End; Sitcom; Skeletons; Slaughterhouse Five; The Slit [AKA United Trash]; “Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions”; Snow White and Russian Red; Something Weird;Sonatine; Space Is the Place (official re-review); Space Thang; Speed Racer; A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness; Spermicide; Spermula; Sphere; The Spirit; Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds; Spirits of the Dead; Spookies; Spork; “Star Maidens” (TV show); Static; Straight to Hell; Strange Circus; Strangers in Paradise; Subway (1985); Suddenly Last Summer; Suicide Club (re-review); Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story; Survive Style 5+; Surviving Life: Theory and Practice; Svidd neger (depending on availability); Symbiopsychotaxiplasm; Tag (2015); Takeshis’; Tales of Hoffman; Talking Head; Talk to Her; Tammy and the T-Rex; Tasher Desh; The Taste of Tea; Teknolust; The Tenant; Terror 2000; La Teta y La Luna; That Day; That Deadwood Feeling; Themroc; Theodore Rex; They Came Back; Things; The Thingy: Confessions of a Teenage Placenta; Three… Extremes; Thriller: A Cruel Picture; Throw Away Your Books Rally in the Streets; THX 1138; Tierra; Time Masters; Tokyo Decadence; Tomorrow Night; Totò che visse due volte; Tough Guys Don’t Dance; Tourist Trap (1979); Tout Va Bien; Toys; The Tracey Fragments; Track 29; The Tune; Turbo Kid; “Turkish Star Wars” [Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam]; Turn in Your Grave; The Twonky; Uncle Meat; Underground; Underwater Love; Until the End of the World; Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer; U-Turn; Uzumaki [AKA Spiral] (official re-review); The Vagrant (1992); Vakvagany; Vase de Noces; Vegas in Space; Velvet Goldmine; Vermillion Souls; Versus; Vigasiosexploitation; Village of the Damned (1960); The Virgin Psychics; Visions of Suffering; Visitor of a Museum [Posetitel muzeya]; Viva la Murete; ¡Vivan las antípodas!; Waiting for Godot; Walker Waltz with Bashir; Wave Twisters; We Are the Strange; Welcome Home Brother Charles; Welcome to the Dollhouse; Werckmeister Harmonies; Where the Dead Go to Die; White Tiger; Who Can Kill a Child?; “Wild Palms”; Wild Tigers I Have Known; The Wild World of Batwoman; Wings of Desire; Wise Blood; Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies; Without Warning; The Woman in the Fifth; A Woman’s Face (1940); Womb; The World’s Greatest Sinner; A Writer of Ghost Stories; W.R.-Mysteries of the Organism; You Never Can Tell (1951); Youth Without Youth; Zachariah.

    1. R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet”
      about 2 hours worth of shorts or ‘chapters’ make a convoluted plot starting with Kelly waking up in a strange woman’s home to her husband coming home and confessing his affair with a man (I think one of them is a priest) and ending with the whole community contracting AIDS, and a talk show or something… and there’s a midget if that helps. It was made up as he went along, but it’s cohesive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Not a proper suggestion, but…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you for reading my suggestions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2. Thank you Gregory.

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

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

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

    I second it’s recommendation.

    Don’t miss this one.

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

    What about “Rocks in my Pockets”?

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

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

  19. I can’t believe that the inclusion of Santa Clause now leaves you with only 55 more inductees…unless…

    I know there’s been some discussion as to what happens when you reach 366; what will the next “phase” of the website encompass?

    May I make a suggestion?

    Since the current incarnation and purpose of the business model has pretty much been perfected, why not just continue it while giving meaning to the original “366” — kinda like when a sports team “retires” a hall-of-fame player’s number, just don’t issue that hallowed #366. Go straight from #365 to #367, and then just continue on. Maybe revise the site title from “366 Weird Movies” to “366 Weird Movies – Hall of Fame” (or “Pantheon of Weirdness”, etc). That way, the site (and the reviewers) continues to do what it does best — maintain its status as the go-to website for the most expert and far-reaching analysis and commentary of all strange, weird alt-cinema, all while being weird in it’s own right by rebelling against its namesake title and canonizing that fast-approaching, already-legendary, #366.

    Speaking for myself as a fan of the site and all its contributors, I hope you at least give this idea some consideration. You provide a service that I think is more valuable than you realize, and I’d hate to see it go the way of the dodo.

    Wishing you many, many more years of bringing your followers the best take on weird movies to be found anywhere on the internet.

    Happy holidays!

  20. Allow me to go in the other direction, and actually make your job easier, not harder. Here are the movies that I think should be removed from the queue.

    Bad Lieutenant – An excellent movie, but I wouldn’t call it weird, just disturbing.

    The Man Who Wasn’t There – I’m a big Coen Brothers fan, but I’m on the fence about this one. Just like the main character, the movie is so restrained and muted that it barely makes an impression. But whether you think it’s good or not, the weirdness is certainly insufficient for inclusion.

    Shakes the Clown – It’s a slapstick comedy that’s not afraid to show the ugly parts of alcoholism – which is unexpected, but not all that weird. And I think that for slapstick, the weirdness threshold should be higher, since the genre is already expected to show a distorted view of reality.

  21. “The Golem”, 1920 (a.k.a. “The Golem: How He Came Into The World”). Directed by Paul Wegener. Shot by Karl Freund, who would later work on “Metropolis”. Based on a 16th century Jewish legend about a humanoid monster created out of clay by a rabbi, who then turns on his creator. This movie was part of a trilogy, but the other two have been lost.

    The movie is in the public domain. There’s also this freely available version, with a score by Black Francis, former Pixies frontman.

    1. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the video is available here (USA). It says “Ohjelma ei ole katsottavissa ulkomailla”, which I assume is Finnish for “fuck off”.

  22. Hi! I discovered your site literally a few minutes ago, but i already know I’m going to do a lot of exploring here. Anyway, here are two movies I’m surprised aren’t in the queue yet:

    1. The Blood-Spattered Bride (1972). A VERY loose adaptation of “Carmilla”, filmed in Spain as feminism flourished and the Franco regime approached its end. During her honeymoon, an uncertain young bride is seduced away from her brutal, thoughtless husband by the legendary lesbian vampire. Soon all three of them are waging a literal battle of the sexes. A wonderfully warped mix of sexuality, symbolism and social commentary.

    2. Head (1968). The Monkees’ psychedelic cult classic, which helped wreck what was left of their career. A surreal, deliberately plotless deconstruction of the band’s journey through the showbiz meat grinder, complete with plenty of cameos by celebrities (Frank Zappa!) and recognizable character actors. Hard to describe, but you won’t forget you’ve seen it. Co-written by a young Jack Nicholson.

  23. Hello.
    I’ve just watched “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”
    Have you ever watched it?
    Have a nice day.

  24. Hi,

    So many things to say and not sure how to say them.

    1) I’m in such gratitude to 366weirdmovies. It has helped me in my life in so many many levels, not just “simplistically” watching movies

    1.1) I share the concern of above comments as to what happens once the list is complete. On the other hand i’m curious can movies on the official list get knocked off the list by other films? Speaking just for myself then some stuff that was once weird becomes blasé (though some just still reign in weirdness).

    2) Im wary of making this next comment as this is a “suggestions” page plus I respect that one persons weird is not anothers. I also wouldnt want to see it as a shitfight of people saying this is or isnt weird. But given the insane length of reader suggestion queue and that its been bugging me for ages (plus a recent re-viewing just cos it got mentioned here on the suggestion list) I would say maybe not make any haste to review “Jawbreaker” (no offence to the suggester). Its sooooo far down the list anyways but…hell just needed to get it off of my chest *rant rant blah blah*

    3) I’d love to suggest a movie but alas im generally surviving off of this site and nothing comes to mind right now.

    4) Cheers again for the site (and all involved). I get the impression you’re absolutely swamped but I hope in one form or another you all stay healthily insane and get to enjoy more wonderful films/shorts/tv/etc

    5) I realise i’ve not made a “suggestion” but hey i had to blurt out this train of thought somewhere. So….well. Fuck you! But fuck you in a happy friendly way.


  25. First, let me say that this website is tremendous, and you all are doing the Lord’s Work here. Second, I would like to make the following suggestion for your consideration in the list. “Penitentiary III” – you do not have to have seen the first two to appreciate the level of bug nuts this movie goes to. It also appears to be available on YouTube. I stumbled across it while working at a video store in my high school days.


  26. have some suitable suggestions.

    World on Wire [1973]
    Aachi & Ssipak [2006]
    Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space [2002]
    The Number 23 [2007]
    The I Inside [2004]
    Dreamcatcher [2003]
    The Nines [2007]
    After Hours [1985]
    A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence [2014]

  27. I would like to suggest Andrzej Zulawski’s last film, Cosmos (2015), based on Witold Gombrowicz’ novel of the same name.

    A guy named Witold (not Gombrowicz) finds a hanged sparrow in the forest while going to a guesthouse to study for tests he had previously failed, but he never studies, rather spending time writing a novel he started writing before going at the guesthouse. People ramble on and on about stuff that sometimes doesn’t feel like they’re connected while Witold and his friend “try” to solve the mystery of the hanged sparrow.

  28. Hi there, i personally think that kung fury is pretty weird. It’s a short film featuring (as the title may suggest) a guy really good at martial arts, Hitler, Thor, dinosaurs and other cool stuff.

  29. Catching up:

    Way back in Dec. I missed nikk’s suggestion of R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet. Added to queue.

    Although Penitentiary III is a long shot I’ll add it to.

    From Jimi Antiloop I’ll take Aachi & Ssipak as a suggestion and point him to of our search form to find our existing reviews of World on a Wire, The Nines, After Hours, and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.

    Val Santos: a review of Cosmos is likely but I’ll add it nonetheless.

    Svetlana: Adam’s Apples is already in the queue.

    Blizzard S. will find a cheeky review of Slaughtered Vomit Dolls here with a search but I’ll add Pig.

    Zu: OK on Kung Fury.

    But yowza! The chances of us getting to any of these in the next year (or ten) is negligible.

    1. Ahh! The search form. Just checked the review queue.

      There is just one news (not a review) for ‘Tamala 2010’.
      Do I guess right, that you checked it already?

      I just wonder how you do decide which one to put on the queue? Whatching trailer, reading story?
      Does it help to bring in suggestions for the 3(4) films you did not mention, with a review again?

      Best Jimi

    2. Jimi,

      The review queue is for suggestions by readers. I usually accept only one at a time from each reader (either the first, or the most interesting). You can see how long the queue already is, if I put every suggestion from everyone it would be 1000s of movies long. We try to review as many of these as we can, but most we will never be able to get to, sadly; there are just too many suggestions.

  30. I whole-heartedly suggest “Vileness Fats”.


    Just superficially, it is:

    – the only feature film by the legendary, and famously anonymous, band The Residents

    – correction: an incomplete attempt at creating a 24 hour movie, which makes it kinda the band’s SMiLE (Beach Boys) except it is a film

    – correction to the correction: the most complete assembly of the footage to date is the half-hour “Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats”, which I guess is what I am actually recommending

    There is also a bit of additional footage as bonus footage on the disc for the documentary “Theory of Obscurity” (highly recommended, but surprisingly conventional in its structure).

    1. seconded, the residents are one of the weirdet bands ive heard, and their incomplete film deserves coverage here. anybody who is interested: check out their story-based albums like Mark of the Mole, Animal Lover, Tweedles, The Voice of Midnight and The River of Crime, i recommend them all. if you want to hear some of their non-story music, i would recommend starting with Duck Stab. also of note, their video games Freak Show and Bad Day on the Midway.

  31. I’m not going to close the suggestion box, but with only 50 slots remaining, hundreds of movies in the queue, and your suggestions coming in so late, it seems unlikely that these will ever be reviewed, much less actually make it onto the List. They can all be considered honorable mentions, at least.

    Justin and roxy: I can add Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats. You may be interested in Giles Edwards’ review of Theory of Obscurity, if you didn’t catch it.

    Pleebak: Roots of Evil (1979) may be hard to track down, but no harm in listing it.

  32. Since it’s clear that the 500+ movies in the queue will not all be reviewed, might I suggest letting readers vote on recommendations to send down the pipeline? Pull up a poll with every film here (alphabetized to help the voters find a film) and have readers vote on film they want to see reviewed the following week. Readers vote for as many films as they want but only one vote per film per day. Save votes from week to week, and delete films that get reviewed.
    Keep in mind votes wouldn’t guarantee a spot on the list, just what gets written about on the site. Staff, of course, would still has pick over the week’s other 2 reviews (3, if you count Eaker’s column), whether they’re reader suggested or not.
    Just a suggestion; not sure if people/staff would be up for this but I figured I’d put it out there.

    1. That’s a good suggestion but I’m afraid we won’t use it. I have a very general (but flexible) outline already of what will be reviewed in the coming year. We do promise one more chance for readers to vote a movie (or maybe two) directly onto the List, though.

  33. Hi!
    I just wanted to thanks you for your website! I am an aspiring moviedirector and weird/surreal/trippy/whatever movies are always more interesting to me than the traditionnals ”classics” or blockbusters.

    I am currently writing a screenplay that’s mix my three favorites things : French whimsy (Jeunet & Caro’s works, “The Science of Sleep”, “Celine & Julie go boating” and “Zazie dans le métro” (in case you’re wondering, yes i’m French! 😉 ), campy black comedies (“Beetlejuice” (and any early Tim Burton’s films, really!), “the Addams Family” and “The Little Shop of Horror” (1986 musical version), but there are many more.) and my favorites childhood classics (mostly 1980’s cheesy kids movies), with a touch of gothic fairytales, stopmotion madness (to express the characters’s inner worlds), and Czech new-wave (yeah, that’s a lot!).

    The story is set in a building in a big French city (maybe in the 1960/70’s, we are not sure.).
    A young couple move into their new flat (she is lovable girl despite her love of taxidermy and witchcraft, he is an embroidery aficionado.), but began slowly to realize that the other tenants (respectively: a dentist who may or may not be an angel, a cannibal ingenue who literally crave love, a japanese boy whose father turned into a goldfish, a middle agged man with lobster pincers instead of hands and an old lady who call herself the “Pigeon Queen”) are not what they seem…
    (I’m not the best to resume plots, especially in a second language.)

    Anyways, your website are my biggest inspiration, and i hope that someday, you will review my projet! 🙂

    (Sorry for the corny message, and my shitty english by the way!)

  34. I won’t go into any long-winded reviews of the following, but here are several suggestions to add to the list. Thank you for maintaining this wonderful site!

    At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul
    Baby Blood
    Combat Shock
    A Field in England
    Hausu (House)
    Henry Fool
    The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears
    The Visitor

  35. This list is obviously amazingly long already. However, Lovecraft is an excellent starting point for weird, and the comic-art animated (ish) adaptation of The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (2003) is pretty much unlike anything else you’ll see presented as a movie.

    This was directed by Edward Martin III, and stars Toren Atkinson as the voice of Randolph Carter. Conveniently, it’s available both on DVD (although now somewhat expensive to locate) and on Amazon Prime (despite their apparent insistence that it has a 2013 release date, there’s only one version like this!).

    Even if it never makes it to a review here, it’s accessible enough that fans of weirdness should give it a look. Regardless of your thoughts on its quality (opinions are VERY mixed), there’s not really anything like it.

    1. Especially if the list had more time remaining, more “mainstream” weirdness that is worth a view might include:

      The Fall (2006), directed by Tarsem Singh, who directed music videos before films (including R.E.M.’s award-winning video for “Losing My Religion”). What happens when you let a visionary director self-finance a film, produced over 4+ years, filmed all around the world merely for scenery porn for an in-universe story-within-a-story? Toss in philosophical questions and the surprisingly talented (and largely unscripted) contributions of a 6-year old girl, opposite Lee Pace, of all people? Oh, and zero use of CGI, despite the impossible visuals (it’s all careful scene-work and seemless practical effects). You get this film. I’ll let the late, great Roger Ebert speak here: this is “a movie that you might want to see for no other reason than because it exists. There will never be another like it.”

      Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), directed by Colin Treverrow, now better known for Jurassic World. This probably isn’t weird enough to warrant a list slot even under other circumstances, but weird film fans should consider giving it a watch regardless. So should other film fans. It’s surprisingly good. Then decide whether it’s actually a science fiction film or whether some or all of the science fiction bits are the result of unreliable narration.

  36. Chris,

    Thanks for the heads-up on Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. I read the book a long time ago but don’t think I was aware someone tried to adapt it into a movie.

    The Fall does have a review on here, and as you assumed, Safety Not Guaranteed will not be reviewed for lack of weirdness (though I’m fine with recommending it to indie movie fans).

    1. The film adaptation of Dream-Quest (which, at 100 minutes of run time, is decidedly a film and not at all a short) is worth the cost of renting on Amazon Prime.

      I won’t go so far as to say that’s it is good (indeed, in many respects it is surely not). But the semi-animated line art style is beyond distinctive and the fact that anyone even tried to do this is stunning. It is my go-to example of what happens when a work is fundamentally unfilmable, but someone is dedicated enough to do so anyway.

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