What Was That Weird Movie? (not actively maintained)

UPDATE 1/8/2015: I Remember This Movie, an entire website dedicated to solving mystery movies, is now open! Please move all your movie questions there. Comments will be left open here for the time being, and we will not stop anyone from posting here. However, we are removing the list of unsolved movies, since it makes no sense for people to keep guessing about movies questions that were asked years ago. Thanks a lot, this page has brought us a lot of traffic over the years—which is precisely why we thought the concept deserved its own site.

UPDATE 11/5/2013: I Remember This Movie, an entire website dedicated to solving mystery movies, is now open! You may continue to post your questions here for the time being, but we prefer you use I Remember This Movie and plan to move all our movie-answering operations there by 2015.

This page has become very popular, which is gratifying. Unfortunately, it has also become a pain to maintain, which is not. As a solution we have created an entire new site organized around the concept.

I hope I Remember This Movie will prove easier to use: your mystery movie will now have its own post to which people can respond if they have a solution. I think this will be much better organized and easier to follow. We also keep a leaderboard showing how many movies each user has solved, and hope to add prizes at some point in the future.

I will keep this page up for the time being while we work out the kinks, but I encourage you to try out I Remember This Movie instead.

As a heads up, I find that the badmovies.org “What Was That Film” board can be the best place to ask these sorts of questions, particularly if the film your looking for is in the horror or science fiction genres.  It may be a good idea to ask there as well.

Some idea of when the movie might have been made is helpful. If you saw it in 2005 then say so so we won’t suggest movies made later. Remember, something like “I saw it when I was six” isn’t that helpful because we don’t know if you’re 16 now or 60!


3,256 thoughts on “What Was That Weird Movie? (not actively maintained)”

  1. Several years ago I saw this film. It would have been in the80’s or early 90’s. Basically this teenage boys father married this very attractive, young, woman and there is increasingly strong sexual tension between the boy and his new stepmother. I remember that the family was at the dinner table, and the boy had managed to slip off his stepmother’s underwear without anyone noticing. Later, the stepmother went into the kitchen and they had sex.

  2. 80’s or 90’s movie where this red headed man is picking locks or has a key and attacks woman. He lurks in the shadows. I think at the end they end up in the garage and he is killed….

  3. Trying to find the name if a old movie about 2 male teens moving into a a house that has alot of secrets,and magic,in the movie they find out their ancient ancestor(a old man)has been.living there forever protecting it it was on sci fi channel I believe

  4. Late 80s or early 90s movie, a young girl shot her mothers boyfriend in defense, she ended up in an all women’s prison where there were sex scenes between guards and inmates. At the end of the movie, the inmates had performed some kind of show for family, her boyfriend was there to watch and had given her a rose(s)

  5. I remember seeing a movie back at 2002 or 2003, the hero has blonde hair and he kept running until he felt from stairs or someone pushed him, I don’t remember it so well beacause I was a child back then , anyways, I hope I know it’s name because I remember that I enjoyed it a lot and liked the hero :)
    Best regards

  6. Help! I’m trying to remember a foreign film (possibly French?) where a car thief goes to jail and his victim falls in love with his wife . There is a creepy stepfather and the new lover is very genteel and has a home in the countryside. The shocking scene is where he slaps the woman in the elevator when she admits to a tryst with the husband . Also the word “troglodyte” is used.

  7. Hi guys
    I’m looking for a movie I saw on tv years ago.. I just remember it’s about a strange girl that didn’t quite fit in with the rest. She had short blonde hair if I recall correctly. She worked in a kind of factory and wore grey overcoats at work. Think it had a bit of a futuristic setting.. In the movie she ends up taking a man home to her dingy apartment and everything about it is different and strange for that time. I think she still had a lot of plants inside the flat.

  8. Ok so I remember watching this movie about this weird dog thing. It had spike like things all over it. I only remember two parts which was when it was in the grass & was watching these people have a party & when it had got in the house and it was looking in the dryer. I would really appreciate it if I found out the name of this movie

  9. This may be an indy movie and filmed in the whole FP camera “Chronicle” style but even then I should be able to google it up but i have been fully unsuccessful. I think I saw this movie at home in the last 5 years..it cant be much older than 10 years old probably less than 5 years old though..Ill give my basic synopsis: Its starts out a college age or teenage guy and his friend go onto a houseboat or boat (his “weird” uncle’s i think) which is moored at a swamp deep in some woods and they open a box or hatch and the find this is not a real boat at all but an entrance to an abandoned looking secret underground tunnel or base/bunker..one of them is foolhardy and goes down into the hatch and starts exploring the underground bunker with a lame flashlight. He goes all the way down into and finds there are rooms and supplies but finds at least one room with strange equipment. While he’s down there he starts getting the impression he is not alone and maybe in danger so he high tails it outta there. He take something with him though, a metallic gadgety ball. When they leave the house-boat they try to figure out the device and take it to they’re nerdy friends lab or garage and things get wierd at first the ball is unresponsive but someon flips a switch activating a powerful machine connected to the device by a large cable(s). and this seems to also activate the “alien” device I don’t remember what all effects it has but it seems to resonate with power. They start gettign scared of it after that but one of them is obsessed and against the groups advice tries to power it up again. I may be wrong but I think it took out the power to the area briefly at that point..I think one of the guys is knocked unconscious. It seems like after that they eventually figure out how to power it back up using a huge amount of makeshift cables strewn about the laboratory, but it seems like some government type agents are now looking for them and maybe were alerted by the power outage (I could be imagine-orizing the whole power outage thing though, but I’m pretty sure at some point the boys go on the run from an agency). I seem to remember it ends with them returning the device to the basement and they actually captured or thought they captured the “alien” that was down there.( I think it too came out of hiding to retrieve the device they took.) Not sure if it happened in the movie but I’d say that eventually the guy who owns the secret entrance/houseboat comes around and resolves everything and warns the guys that they don’t know what they’re dealing with. Somehow he shuts down the entrance and or burns the boat. I know the memory is full of holes but I just hope some of this rings a bell to someone and can point me in the right direction, about this movie (Its a movie not a tv series or special I’m pretty sure of that.) Sure facts These are guys that are the main characters, they or one of them goes into a secret tunnel/bunker entrance hidden in the disguise of a houseboat in the middle of a swamp/woods lagoon. Something or someone is down there but he manages to pull out a strange device.. They take it to a lab or workshop and activate it and it has bizzare and unpleasantly powerful charged effects. I does something to one or more of them but don’t recall what. It sounds like “Chronicle” but its not even a rip off of “Chronicle” although it is part of that whole “shaky camera” genre, in some or all of the movie’s scenes.

  10. Ok, so I remember seeing Thia movie, with the girl, she was some kind of superhero, when she saved people, she would have them show her their boobs or kiss them, I was really young when I saw this movie about 10 years ago. She wore a costume with a mask, I taught it was spider girl or something, she could fly I think, and there was lots of showing of upper body parts, I can’t remember the name for the life of me, no matter how hard I try, please help

    1. I saw this movie years ago on IFC where a man was killed I think and then his spirit was flying around this really colorful city at night looking in on people he knew, it was really cool, but I can’t remember the name to save my life.

  11. I saw it on tv as a kid so probably a movie from the 90’s. Extremely sexual … I can only remember certain scenes … There is a married couple … The ‘bad guy’ I think had blond hair about shoulder length … Anyway the ‘bad guy’ has sex with some woman hot wax is involved … He’s not fully naked … He’s standong at the edge of the bed … There’s a scene where I think he tried to kill a woman by putting a light into the hottub or something … In the end the house is on fire the main girl is bloodied and her husband sits beside Her as they watch the house burn

  12. Anybody know a movie where a mom leaves her boy in the woods and he finds her years later in the future and shes just a silhouette of a women

  13. I’m looking for the name of a movie where a little boy with redhair draws a picture for his parents and gets put outside of the camper and then grows up and works in a egg factory and he has a fish that later in the movie goes out the window and he had found a metal bowl like thing in the junkyard and he eats cereal out of it and at the beginning after he grows up he eats a whole egg, and toward the end he has to save a girl she’s put in a fridge that’s chained up and his boss is the evil villain who put her in there.

  14. A movie that has several troll like creatures that bite people’s hands and feet if they are hanging over the edges of the bed and then tie them up. Also they throw a cat into a fan and kill it

    1. Well There may be other movies with house trolls, but I’m thinking your talking about Cat’s Eye a Steven King movie wherein at the end The cat kills the last troll by hurling it into a fan. SO IF I’m right you maybe have it backwards about the fan and also the trolls were not attacking hands and feet but stealing the breath of a baby the cat was trying to protect. SO either its Cat’s Eye or a different troll movie.

  15. I never saw this movie but I remember a trailer where a group of people are trying to deliver a girl with demonic possession somewhere. She was locked in a cell type transport. If I am remembering correctly they couldn’t speak with the demon. Please help.

  16. We are looking for an older movie which is futuristic and the prisoners rebel and come after the bad people in an armored wagon they created and the main girl in love with the bad boy gets shot in the neck with either an arrow or an axe. It was quite a grusome movie, but we can’t remember the name of it!

  17. I vaguely remember watching a movie when I was younger, 1980s, can’t remember the plot but it was either about rival gangs or zombies or both. At one point a naked girl is bound to a table or something in an abandoned building and is being assaulted by a group. They begin to bite her breasts- like take big chunks out of them.

  18. i am looking for a movie not animated cartoon movie a movie was late 80s or 90 when a kid had a fear to cross over the bridge with a bike seen’s troll chassing him do u know a movie like ath

  19. Please Someone help with this.

    It was a movie with a lot of young looking characters and they all randomly exploded one at a time at the end. Also there waas a lizard from space that was killing them?…I think the movie was similar to something like “teenage wasteland?”

  20. I recall this movie with a man went into a morgue but was actually a woman in disguise. She then proceeded to copy the appearance of a dead woman that had blonde hair with a blue dress by looking at a photo and body. After she then left the building disguised as the dead woman

  21. whats the movie where a woman is being stalked/ or doesn’t like the guy (can’t remember) and shes got one little girl, and he shows up to the little girls party, and starts playing with the kids in one of those little tiny plastic kid houses and makes fake cookies out of play doh

  22. 1960’s movie about daughter being pregnant and parents hiding her during pregnancy then pretending that the mother is pregnant and raising daughter’s baby as their own. A tragedy of some sort happens a few years later, when the daughter is tired of having to pretend that the boy is her ‘brother’, and reveals to everyone that the boy is really her son.

    So i randomly saw this film a while back that boggled me now for days. I saw it when i was 8 or 9, now its really vague to me but i want to watch it again
    As far i remember, the movie is comedy i guess. Its like the movie “Movie 43″. Short films within a film.

    So there was this puppeteer, he loves his puppet so much. Then one day he found out that his wife was cheating on him, using that puppet. He caught them having sex (wtf)

    Another part was, it was in a hospital there was this surgeon, who didnt care that he left an instrument inside his patient then he didnt bother removing it before he stitched her up.

    Help me find that film. That is all i can remember

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