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]; Aaaaah!; Aachi & Ssipak; Accion Mutante; 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”; 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); 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; The Blazing World; Blood Beat; Blood, Bullets, Buffoons; Blood-Spattered Bride; “Bobby Yeah”; Body Troopers; A Bomb was Stolen [AKA They Stole the Bomb;/S-a furat o bomba; 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; A Case for a Rookie Hangman; Casshern; Cast a Deadly Spell; 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; Darkside Blues; The Dark Side of the Heart; Darktown Strutters; Daymaker; Day of the Wacko; Dead Billy; Deafula; Deathgasm; Death Powder (1986); Decoder; Deep Dark; Detention; The Devil’s Chair; Devil’s Rain; Diamond Flash; Die Fighting; La Distancia; A Dog Called Pain; The Dog’s Night Song; Dogura Magura; 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; Eika Katappa; Einstein’s Brain [AKA Relics: Einstein’s Brain]; Elecktrick Children; Electric Dreams; Electroma; 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 (1926); 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; Freddy Got Fingered; Frequencies [AKA XVO: The Manual]; Friend of the World; From Morn to Midnight; Frontier; The Fruit of Paradise; “Fun in Balloon Land”; Funny Bones; Future War; Galaxy Express 999; Galaxy Turnpike ; Gandu; The Gateway [Brama] (2017) (depending on availability); George Washington; Gerry; “Ghosts Before Breakfast”; The Giant Claw; Glory to the Filmmaker!; “God Hates Cartoons”; Golem (1980) (depending on availability); Goodbye 20th Century; Gorod Zero; Gory Gory Hallelujah; 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; Hells; 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 (2001); Hotel (2004); House (1986); The Housemaid (1960); ‘Hukkunud Alpinisti’ hotell [Dead Mountaineers Hotel]; Human Animals; Hysteria; I Be Area; I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle; The Illusionist (1983); 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; Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands; In the Realm of the Senses; The Intruder (2004) [L’intrus]; Irreversible; I Saw the Devil; It Couldn’t Happen Here ; The Item (1999); 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; Junkie; 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; The Loved One; Love, Honor and Obey; Love Torn In A Dream; Lowlife (2012); Lo Zio di Brooklyn; Lucia (2013); Machotaildrop; Madam Satan; Magdalena Viraga; The Magic Toyshop; The Magus; Makkhi; Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood; Malcolm (1986); Ma-Ma; Man Facing Southeast; The Manipulator; Manual of Evasion LX94; 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); Momo (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; Mr. Universe; 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; 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 Outskirts; Overturn; Palindromes (re-review); Passages from Finnegans Wake; Pastoral Hide and Seek; Penitentiary III ; Perfect Lives; Perfect Sense (2011); Period Piece; Pig; Pink Narcissus; Pistol Opera; Pola X; Post Tenebras Lux; Poultrygeist; Pound; Prayer of the Rollerboys; “Premium” (if it can be found); The President’s Analyst; Príncipe Azul; Project A-Ko; 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; The Ring Finger; River of Fundament; Rock-a-Doodle; Rock and Roll Frankenstein; Rocks in My Pocket; Roller Blade; Roots of Evil (1979); Rows; Runaway Nightmare; 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; Sisters; The Slit [AKA United Trash]; 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); 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; Trainspotting; “Trapped in the Closet”; The Treasure Planet (1982); “Triangulo”; Tribulation 99; The Tune; Turbo Kid; 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 Woop Woop; Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats; Where the Dead Go to Die; White Tiger; Who Can Kill a Child?; Wilder Napalm; Wild Tigers I Have Known; Winter Vacation; 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.

    1. Blue Sunshine and what about anything from convicted pedo Otto Muehl? I am surprised no one has brought him up

  2. Hello, I was reluctant to suggest this at first because of the lack of availability, but catching up on the website I thought “eh, why not?”

    Chicken of the Mound (2021): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl9_2Qa70Nw

    Seems to be available only on film festivals, I managed to watch it on Fantaspoa a few months back.

    What it seems to be is about an ongoing war between two robot-like civilizations, but really it is a largely incomprehensible non-linear futuristic surrealist sci-fi 3D animation made by one single guy.

    1. This looks fascinating, and I would be very happy to check it out.

      I see there are a few ways to contact the director’s production company, but little indication of broader availability.

  3. Don’t recall if I’ve mentioned Arch Obler’s 3D “The Bubble” (1966) starring a pre-Mod Squad Michael Cole and . . .
    Frank Perry’s “The Swimmer” which I believe was based on a Cheever short story.
    Or maybe for your “kinda unusual but weird enough” list. lol

  4. The Little Mermaid/Malá Morská Víla (dir. Karel Kachyňa, 1976)

    A rather faithful adaptation of the original Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. Notable for discarding the traditional look for the mermaids, its somber tone and the dreamlike atmosphere for a lot the underwater scenes.

  5. Tristian et Iseult (1972 dir. Yvan Lagrange)

    Abstract film with minimal dialogue and elaborate costuming, mostly remembered for the soundtrack by Magma. Gave me similar vibes to The Colour of Pomegranates

  6. ANGST by Vladislav Yö

    I’ve read on Germany’s biggest digital news platform that the film looks as if Jean Cocteau filmed Fritz Lang’s Metropolis using modern-day videoclip aesthetics. Plus, Björk provided additional dialogue, and Balenciaga’s muse Renata Litvinova plays one of the leads.

    Looks fascinating: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7370234/?ref_=ra_sb_ln

  7. (Devil’s Bride) Velnio nuotaka, 1974 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0153509/
    The first movie musical to be made in Lithuania, Arunas Zebriunas’s 1974 rock opera adapts Kazys Boruta’s folkloric tale of an angel turned impish demon who falls to earth and causes havoc among the mortals. Heavily inspired by Jesus Christ Superstar which was released a few years prior.

    1. That’s a Sundance title we were iffy on, but it’s hard to tell by a short synopsis and sometimes weird stuff sneaks in. It will be released on Amazon Prime later this year, so we’ll try to look at it as a new release when it comes out.

  8. How about Once Upon a Time in Anatolia? Excellent movie, perhaps a bit shy in the weirdness department, but pretty unusual. They don’t make many movies about wind.

  9. Mécanix (2003)

    The remnants of humanity are enslaved by a race of strange creatures. The last freeborn man hides humanity’s last hope within himself, and the beasts will stop at nothing to extinguish him.

    Like a Jan Svankmajer film with a Nurse with Wound soundtrack

  10. The Other Side of the Underneath 1972

    A therapist looks into the mind of a woman diagnosed as schizophrenic and finds, not madness, but tortured sexual guilt created by the taboos of society. members of the Holocaust Theatre Company appear in the film. It is the only British feature film in the 1970s to be solely directed by a woman. The title of the film is taken from a line in the director’s play Vagina Rex and the Gas Oven, which was a huge success at the London Arts Lab in 1969. It is an adaptation of her 1971 play A New Communion for Freaks, Prophets and Witches.

  11. Meatcleaver Massacre: poorly titled disasterpiece that is much, much more than it suggests and depicts, including a grafted-on prologue and epilogue by Christopher Lee from an entirely different film! It follows a college professor who, after several of his disgruntled students murder his family and leave him permanently disabled, invokes a Gaelic demon to enact revenge.

  12. This is isn’t a weird movie, but Channel 366 programming: John from Cincinnati. Whether it’s prime time on the channel or not depends on your definition of ‘weird’, but it does have a messianic idiot savant figure whose arrival to a surfing community causes levitations, resurrections, spontaneous combustion of piercings and heroin to lose its ability to cause withdrawal symptoms.

  13. Janos, I can add “John from Cincinnati” to the queue with the usual disclaimers. Anonymous, come back sometime and re-make your recommendation(s) because we don’t take back-to-back recommendations from single individuals as a way to keep the queue length down (you see how long it is already with that restriction in place!) I will say I was surprised to look and see “Matango” wasn’t already there, I assumed it was.

  14. I will suggest the animated film Barber Westchester about an aspiring astronomer who finds out space is fake

  15. Matango as I said before
    Don’t know if this is weird enough but there was a failed police procedural drama show Cop Rock which was also a musical(?)

  16. Don’t know if this has been mentioned in a weird horizon but there is a film that I think is coming out called Moon Garden

  17. I’ve been looking for a copy of the film Public Ghost #1 starring Charley Chase for several years now, but have thus far been unsuccessful. Has anyone else seen it? It inlcudes the song “I’m a Spooky,” which is the main reason I’m searching for the thing. Thanks.

  18. Everything is terrible (the people behind the certified weird Doggiewoggiez Poochiewoochiez) made another collage film called Kidz Klub

  19. Don’t know if this film has ever been suggested but I would say Warren Beatty‘s Dick Tracy (1990) is comic book adaptation that I find incredibly strange. After Warren Beatty won an oscar for Reds, the fact his next directorial effort is this colorfully gonzo film about a comic strip character from the 30’s is crazy. Half of the cast is covered in crazy prosthetics, and it feels like Toontown levels of chaos from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

    If that’s not weird enough I do think how Warren Beatty has kept the rights to Dick Tracy are much weirder relics. Warren Beatty has the rights to character, and believes that he will get to make a sequel, but every once in a while he will create these tv specials for TCM that will air one time, so he can keep the rights for a period of time. These feel like unintentional adult swim skits that happened to be made by an Oscar winner. It’s a fascinating watch. Links below.

    https://youtu.be/PdFbiRK-UaY

    https://youtu.be/MwKncYwtec4

  20. Don’t know if this film has been suggested before but I would say Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy (1990) is an incredibly strange film. To me, it’s close to style and spirt to Speed Racer (2008), a color assault to the eyes, and half the cast is covered in garish makeup. The fact that this is Warren Beatty next directed effort after winning an Oscar for Reds is wild.

    If that’s not weird enough, I would say check out his Dick Tracy tv specials that were aired only once, that feel more in line with an adult swim short, than a special that aired on TCM. These specials were only made so Beatty can retain the rights, and to me, they are even weirder than the film.

    https://youtu.be/PdFbiRK-UaY

    https://youtu.be/MwKncYwtec4

  21. Possible film, Silent Night Deadly Night 4: Initiation. While the first three were dumb slashers, this one adds in misandrists cults, creepy bug stuff, and has absolutely nothing to do with the original. Directed by Society’s own Brian Yuzna.

  22. Not a movie but there is the fantasy noir Netflix miniseries called Copenhagen Cowboy from the same person who directed the certified weird film Bronson

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