Now that we’ve Certified 182 of an eventual 366 movies as Weird, we’re now officially almost halfway through the List of the Best Weird Movies ever made. We’re very near the Point of No Return, about to go over the hump and get on the downhill slope. We’d like you, the loyal (and even the not-so-loyal) readers to chose the movies to celebrate this milestone.

As observant readers notice, some movies make the List on a first screening, while we nominate others as “List Candidates.” Sometimes these films are lovable classics with powerful imagery, but they’re only a little bit weird. Sometimes they’re amazingly bizarre, but utter crap. Sometimes the reviewer was in a bad mood when they screened it and didn’t give it a fair chance. And, although we’d never admit it, sometimes a movie was good enough to make the List on the first ballot, but we were too busy to write up a full Certified Entry that week and dashed off a List Candidate review instead. The end result is that any of the films listed below could have been placed on the List of the 366 Best Weird Movies, but we chickened out and made each of them “List Candidates” instead.

Although these movies arrived at this point by different routes, they’re all in the same boat now. They all need your help to ensure their rightful spot on the List! Usually we only allow readers to vote two films on the List: in celebration of reaching the midway point (and because we have a lot more candidates than usual), we have split the voting into three groups. Please select one candidate from Group A (movies from 1932-1975), one from Group B (1979-2008), and one from Group C (2008-present). You can vote once per day. Voting closes at midnight (EST) on October 29, 2014.

Past Reader Choices that made the List were Alice, Visitor Q, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Trash Humpers, The American Astronaut, Dead Ringers, Keyhole, and Sweet Movie.

Comments are encouraged: maybe you can sway others to vote for your favorite?

You may vote once per day until the poll ends on October 29.

Vote below:


  1. i haven’t voted yet because i have a question: there’s a ton of movies in all three lists that i’ve never seen, and i’d only want to vote for something i know from watching, not from reading about. should i vote?

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