People continue to show up to watch weird movies and we haven’t quite exhausted Netflix’s catalogue yet, so here we go with week 10.

We’re asking for nominations for a movie to watch partly because we love making polls, but mainly as a means to gauge interest. If we get five suggestions from people planning to attend, then we’ll know it’s worth hosting.

You can nominate something you nominated before, but not something we watched in a previous party: so no The Platform, April and the Extraordinary World, The Bad Batch, Skins [Pieles], Under the Skin, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Enemy, A Ghost Story, or Escape from the ‘Liberty’ Cinema.

We’ll tentatively set aside May 30 at 10:15 PM EST for this one. If you have feedback suggesting a different start time we’ll listen.

Just like previous weeks, we’ll open it up to reader suggestions until we get five or more candidates, then put up a poll to vote on which movie to screen. Only films in Netflix’s catalog are eligible. We don’t have to watch a Canonically Weird movie together, but just for your convenience, we’re reasonably sure these are all the (previously unscreened by us) ones available on the service at the moment: The Lobster (2015), Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), A Serious Man (2009), Sin City (2005), Swiss Army Man (2016), The Wicker Man (1973), and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). Also available: Kung Fu Hustle (2004), which was either just added or we accidentally omitted from previous lists. Feel free to nominate any of these, or ignore them in favor of other selections.

To join, you’ll need a U.S. Netflix account, a Chrome-based browser (Brave works) and the Netflix Party extension.

Make your nominations in the comments below.


  1. I’m going leftfield again with La Antena (The Aerial), a film from Argentina about a society where somebody named Mr. TV has taken away everybody’s voices. Literally, it seems, as the movie is mostly silent. One critic said, “With so many metaphors, one might have difficulty keeping up with what is actually going on,” which makes it sound like my type of thing.

    I will probably vote for the Nicolas Cage to appease others, but I wanted to throw this out there for future reference.

    1. Okay, that was Yves with Liberty Cinema. It was a great left field choice though!

      For this week, I’ll steal Giles’ thunder and nominate The Humanity Bureau. Happy Memorial Day!

    2. I’ll second my stolen thunder.

      (And re-iterate that “Escape From New York” this past Saturday was a great watch.)

    1. You’re right–it is a shame Netflix doesn’t have the good one.

  2. I am definitely going to vote for something Nick Cage adjacent this week but would also like to recommend Maps to the Stars (2014) as that is something I have been interested in viewing since it came out.

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