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. 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.

    Also, the List is now completed, meaning that these suggestions will be considered for our supplemental “Apocrypha” list, and many will sadly never be reviewed or considered. You may consider them all as reader-suggested honorable mentions.

    *Corpus Callosum (2002); 1Day; The 4th Man; 8 1/2 Women; 9 Doigts [9 Fingers]; The 10th Victim; Aaaaah!; Aachi & Ssipak; Adam’s Apples; The Adolescence of Utena; The Adventures of Picasso; “Afraid So” from “The Films of Jay Rosenblatt, Vol. 2″; The Aimed School; Alabama’s Ghost; “Alicia” (1994); Alien Alibi; Allegro; Aloys; Alucarda; “Am I Normal? A Film About Male Puberty”; Amanece, que no es poco; “Analog”; Anatomy of Hell; And the Ship Sails On; 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); Anna and the Wolves; The Annunciation; Apartment Zero; The Appointment (1981); Arrebato; Artemis 81; Ascension; As Filhas do Fogo; The Assignment: The Witches Talisman; Avalon (2001); Avida; Bad Lieutenant; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Beg! (1994); The Beguiled; Bernie (1996) (depending on availability); Bhoner; Bibliotheque Pascal; Big Meat Eater; Big Time; Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey; Birdy; Black Mama; Blood Beat; Blood, Bullets, Buffoons; Blood-Spattered Bride; “Bobby Yeah”; Body Troopers; Bone; Book of Revelation (2006); Born of Fire; BoXed; Boxing Helena; Bread and Circus; Brothers of the Head; Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power; Bubble Bath; Buddy Boy (1999); La Cabina [AKA The Telephone Box]; The Cabinet of Caligari (1962); Calimari Union; Calamari Wrestler; The Calistra Zipper Story; “The Canadian Films of Paul Driessen”; Can Dialectics Break Bricks?; Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?; Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death; The Cannibals (1988); Carnival Magic; Casshern; Cast a Deadly Spell; The Cat in the Hat; Catnapped!; Cat Sick Blues; Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari; The Cement Garden; Chappaqua; Charly: Dias de Sangre; Cheap Smokes; Che strano chiamarsi Federico [How Strange to Be Named Federico]; Christ the Movie; La cicatrice intérieure; Citizen Dog; City of Pirates; The Color out of Space (2010); Combat Shock; Coming Apart; “The Committee” (1968); The Complaint of an Empress; Confessions; Cool Cat Saves the Kids; Cool World; Cosmos; Crank: High Voltage; Creating Rem Lezar; Creatures of Destiny; Creep (2014); Criminal Lovers; Cuadecuc, Vampir; Dance With The Devil; Dancer in the Dark; Dandy Dust; Dante 01; Dante’s Inferno (2007); Darkside Blues; The Dark Side of the Heart; Darktown Strutters; Daymaker; Day of the Wacko; Dead Billy; Deafula; Death Powder (1986); Decoder; Deep Dark; Detention; The Devil’s Chair; Devil’s Rain; Diamond Flash; Die Fighting; Disco Godfather; La Distancia; A Dog Called Pain; The Dog’s Night Song; Dolls (2002); “Dream Corp LLC”; Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath; 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 Minus Zero; Edward II; Eika Katappa; Einstein’s Brain [AKA Relics: Einstein’s Brain]; Elecktrick Children; 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; End of the Road; Entr’Acte (1924); Essex Spacebin; The Eternity Man; Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend; Excision; Existo: The Forbidden Movie; “Factory Witch”; Fateful Findings; Fatty Drives the Bus; Faust: Love of the Damned; Fear and Desire; Fear X; Felix the Cat: The Movie; Fiend (1980); Fiend Without a Face; The Fifth Season; Finisterrae; Fire in the Sky; First on the Moon; Fish Story; Flaming Creatures; Flaming Nipples; Flesh of the Void; Flexing with Monty; “The Flood”; Flying Saucers Over Istanbul; “Flowers and Bottoms”; Following; The Fool and the Flying Ship; Four Rooms; Fractured AKA Schism (2013);Frankenhooker; Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster; Freddy Got Fingered; Freeway; Frequencies [AKA XVO: The Manual]; From Morn to Midnight; Frontier; The Fruit of Paradise; Funny Bones; Future War; Galaxy Express 999; Galaxy of Terror; Galaxy Turnpike ; Gandu; The Gateway [Brama] (2017) (depending on availability); George Washington; Gerry; “Ghosts Before Breakfast”; The Giant Claw; The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai; Glory to the Filmmaker!; “God Hates Cartoons”; Golem (1980) (depending on availability); Goodbye 20th Century; Gorod Zero; Gory Gory Hallelujah; Gothic & Lolita Psycho; Goto: Island of Love; The Great McGonagall; The Green Elephant (1999); Grimm Love; Gwen le Livre de Sable; Gymkata; Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack; Haggard; Hail the New Puritan; Hair Extensions; Hallelujah Hills; Hands of God (2005, d. Alyson Levy); Hanger; “Hansel and Gretel” (T. Burton, 1983); Hanzo the Razor; Happy End (Czech, depending on availability); Hardgore; “Harpya”; Heat; Heaven and Earth Magic; Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves; Helter Skelter (2012); “Hen, His Wife” [AKA “His Wife is a Hen”]; Hentai Kamen; The Hole; Homebodies (1974); Homicide Evidence 3; Homoti; Horrors of Malformed Men; “Hospital Brut”; Hotel (2004); House (1986); The Housemaid (1960); ‘Hukkunud Alpinisti’ hotell [Dead Mountaineers Hotel]; Human Animals Human Nature;Hysteria; I Be Area; I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle; The Idiots; I Married a Strange Person; I’m Not There; Impolex; Imprint; “Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome,” I Never Left the White Room; The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer; L’Inferno; Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands; In Search of the Titanic; In the Realm of the Senses; The Intruder (2004) [L’intrus]; Irreversible; I Saw the Devil; It Couldn’t Happen Here ; The Item (1999); I Think We’re Alone Now (2008); Izo; Jack and the Beanstalk (1974, Japan); Jacky in the Kingdom of Women; Jawbreaker; 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; Kamikazie ‘89; Kamikaze Girls; Kárate a muerte en Torremolinos (depending on availability); The Keep; Killer Condom; The Killing Room; Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors; King Lear (1987, Godard); Kitchen Stories; Knightriders; Krysar (AKA The Pied Piper of Hamelin); Kultur Shock!; Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave; Kung Fury (2015); Kung Pow; Kuso; La Belle Verte; Lakki… The Boy Who Could Fly (AKA Lakki… The Boy Who Grew Wings); Last Battle; The Last Days of Planet Earth; Last House on Dead End Street; The Last of Us; The Last Wave; The Last Winter; The Lathe of Heaven; The Legend of 1900; The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012); LFO; The Lickerish Quartet; The Lightest Darkness; Litan; 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; Love Torn In A Dream; Lowlife (2012); Lucia (2013); Machotaildrop; Madam Satan; Magdalena Viraga; The Magic Toyshop; The Magus; Makkhi; Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood; Ma-Ma; Man Facing Southeast; The Manipulator; The Man Who Haunted Himself; The Man Who Wasn’t There; Marebito; Margret’s Museum; Marketa Lazarova; Marutirtha Hinglaj; Matador; “Max Headroom” (TV); Max My Love; Mazeppa; Mécanix; Melancholie der Engel; Memento Mori; Memoirs of a Survivor; Mercy (2006); Mermaid in a Manhole; Messiah of Evil; Le Météore; Mickey One; The Midnight After; Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater; Midori; Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935); Moebius (1996); Mom (1986); “Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase”; Monday (depending on availability); Mondo Candido; Mondo Trasho; The Monitors; Monobloc; “The Monster of Nix”; “Mood House”; Morbo; Motel Hell; Motorama; “Mouse Soup”; Mr. Blot’s Academy; Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium; The Musick; Mutant Aliens; My 20th Century; My Brother Has Bad Dreams; Myra Breckenridge; The Mysterians; The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians; Mystery Men; Napoleon Dynamite; 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; The Northerners; Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Momma’s Hung You In the Closet & I’m Feeling So Sad); Om Dar-B-Dar; “One Soldier”; Onirica: Field of Dogs; Only God Forgives; Onward to Calgary; Operation: Endgame; Organ; Orlando; Le Orme [AKA Footprints on the Moon]; The Other Side of the Wind; The Outskirts; Overturn; Palindromes (re-review); Passages from Finnegans Wake; Pastoral Hide and Seek; “Penda’s Fen”; Penitentiary III ; Perfect Lives; Perfect Sense (2011); Period Piece; Phase IV; Pig; Pink Narcissus; Pistol Opera; The Point; Pola X; Post Tenebras Lux; Poultrygeist; Prayer of the Rollerboys; “Premium” (if it can be found); The President’s Analyst; Príncipe Azul; “Prometheus’ Garden”; Quicksilver Highway; The Quiet Earth; A Quiet Place in the Country; “Rabbits”; La Razon de Mi Vida; Reckless; Recollections of the Yellow House; “Red, White and Zero”; Remainder; Repentance; Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki; The Ring Finger; River of Fundament; Roar; Rock-a-Doodle; Rock and Roll Frankenstein; Rocks in My Pocket; Roller Blade; Roots of Evil (1979); Rows; Saint Bernard (2013); Sauna; The Sea That Thinks; Secret Ceremony; Secrets of Sex (1970); Shakespeare’s Plan 12 from Outer Space; Shakes the Clown; Shackled; Shinbone Alley; Shock! Shock! Shock!; The Shutka Book of Records; Siesta; Silver Heads; Sir Henry at Rawlinson End; Sisters; The Slit [AKA United Trash]; “Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions”; Snow White and Russian Red; Sombre; Something Weird; Sonatine; Space Is the Place (official re-review); Space Thang; A Spell to Ward off the Darkness; Spermicide; Spermula; Sphere; The Spirit; Spirits of the Dead; Spork; “Star Maidens” (TV show); Star Time; Static; Straight on Till Morning;Strange Circus; Strangers in Paradise; Student Bodies; Subway (1985); Suddenly Last Summer; Suicide Club (re-review); Super Deluxe (2019); Surviving Life: Theory and Practice; Svidd neger (depending on availability); Symbiopsychotaxiplasm; Takeshis’; Taking Tiger Mountain; Tales of Hoffman; Talking Head; Talk to Her; TAMALA2010: A Punk Cat in Space; Tasher Desh; Teknolust; Terror 2000; La Teta y La Luna; That Day; That Deadwood Feeling; Themroc; Theodore Rex; They Came Back; The Thingy: Confessions of a Teenage Placenta; Three… Extremes; Thriller: A Cruel Picture; Throw Away Your Books Rally in the Streets; Ticket of No Return; Tierra; Time Masters; Tin Can Man; Tokyo Decadence; Tomorrow Night; Totò che visse due volte; Tough Guys Don’t Dance; Tout Va Bien; Toys; The Tracey Fragments; Track 29; “Trapped in the Closet”; The Treasure Planet (1982); “Triangulo”; Tribulation 99; The Tune; Turbo Kid; “Turkish Star Wars” [Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam]; Turn in Your Grave; The Twonky; Uncle Meat; Underwater Love; Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever (1986); U-Turn; The Vagrant (1992); Vakvagany; Vase de Noces; Vegas in Space; Velvet Goldmine; Vermillion Souls; Vertige; Vigasiosexploitation; Village of the Damned (1960); Violated Angels; The Virgin Psychics; Visions of Suffering; Visitor of a Museum [Posetitel muzeya]; ¡Vivan las antípodas!; Vom Graben; Wake in Fright; Walker; Water & Power (1989); Wave Twisters; We Are the Strange; Welcome Home Brother Charles; Welcome to the Dollhouse; Welcome to Woop Woop; Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats; Where the Dead Go to Die; White Tiger; Who Can Kill a Child?; Wild Tigers I Have Known; Wise Blood; The Witches; Without Warning; The Woman Chaser; The Woman in the Fifth; A Woman’s Face (1940); Womb; The World’s Greatest Sinner; The Wretches Are Still Singing; A Writer of Ghost Stories; Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims; Yes Sir! Madame; You Never Can Tell (1951); Youth Without Youth.

  2. Anderson’s Dispatch was more eccentric than weird so I’ll say Pablo Larrain’s recent “Spencer.”

  3. Practically every weird movie I’ve seen is mentioned here, or is already on the list, with a few exceptions which I recommend:

    Wilder Napalm (1993), a rom-com involving a horny arsonist in a love triangle with two brothers who possess the power of pyrokinesis. Includes some great scenes with a barbershop quartet of firefighters who sing songs about fire. Currently on Amazon Prime.

    Eleven P.M. (1928), available on the Criterion Channel where it is described as a ‘surreal melodrama’ with ‘one of the most bizarre endings in film history.’ The synopsis goes on to spoil that ending so don’t read the whole description before you watch it.

    Le Brasier Ardent (The Burning Crucible, 1923), available on Kanopy, I think, but you can also find versions on Youtube. A man accidentally visits a surreal and mysterious detective agency and hires them to investigate his wife. Has a similar vibe to L’Inhumaine, but more noir than sci-fi.

    And I’ll second Von Morgens bis Mitternachts (From Morn to Midnight, 1920), if you think of it as a heist movie gone weird, I think it fits the bill.

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