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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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; “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; Andy Warhol’s Bad; Angel in the Flesh: The Confidential Report on Mr. Dennis Duggan AKA The King of Super 8 (if it’s ever released); Angst (2018); 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; Barber Westchester; Beg! (1994); The Beguiled; Bernie (1996) (depending on availability); Bhoner; Bibliotheque Pascal; Big Meat Eater; Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey; Birdy; Black Mama; The Blazing World; Blood Beat; Blood, Bullets, Buffoons; Blood-Spattered Bride; 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; The Bubble (1966); Bubble Bath; 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; Chappaqua; Cheap Smokes; Che strano chiamarsi Federico [How Strange to Be Named Federico]; Chicken of the Mound (2021); Christ the Movie; La cicatrice intérieure; City of Pirates; Club of the Discarded; 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; Dick Tracy; Die Fighting; Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl; 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]; The Earl Sessions; Earth Minus Zero; Eika Katappa; Einstein’s Brain [AKA Relics: Einstein’s Brain]; Elecktrick Children; El Televisor (1974); 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; 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”; 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); “Hansel and Gretel” (T. Burton, 1983); Hanzo the Razor; Happy End (Czech, depending on availability); Hardgore; 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”; 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]; “John from Cincinnati”; 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; Kidz Klub; 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 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; The Little Mermaid/Malá Morská Víla (1976); 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; 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; Matango; “Max Headroom” (TV); Max My Love; Mazeppa; Meatcleaver Massacre; Mécanix; Melancholie der Engel; Memoirs of a Survivor; Mercy (2006); Mermaid in a Manhole; Le Météore; Mickey One; The Midnight After; Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater; Midori; Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935); The Miracle Fighters; 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. Universe; The Musick; Mutant Aliens; My 20th Century; My Brother Has Bad Dreams; Myra Breckenridge; 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; Noisy Requiem (1988); The Northerners; Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Momma’s Hung You In the Closet & I’m Feeling So Sad); Om Dar-B-Dar; Onirica: Field of Dogs; Okna, okna [Windows, Windows]; Onward to Calgary; Once Upon a Time in Anatolia; Operation: Endgame; The Other Side of the Underneath (1972); The Outskirts; Overturn; Palindromes (re-review); Passages from Finnegans Wake; Pastoral Hide and Seek; “Pate” 2001; 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!; Shredder Orpheus (1989); The Shutka Book of Records; Siesta; Silent Night Deadly Night 4; 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 Time; Static; Straight on Till Morning; 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; That Day; That Deadwood Feeling; Themroc; Theodore Rex; 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; 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; Tristian et Iseult (1972); The Tune; Turbo Kid; Turn in Your Grave; The Twonky; “Ultra Pulpe” (on “Apocalypse After” compilation); Uncle Meat; Underwater Love; Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever (1986); U-Turn; The Vagrant (1992); Vakvagany; Vase de Noces; 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; 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.
Would Francis Ford Coppala’s short Disney parks film Captain EO be considered weird?
I don’t know. Seems doubtful, given that Disney screened it for so many years. Can it be seen anywhere anymore?
I think it’s on YouTube
Was the movie EO ever considered?
Nope. It was literally the next 2022 movie I was going to screen for regular awards consideration before the clock ran out, but it was never on our “weird” shortlist.
Was Fool’s Fire (1992) ever discussed?
No, but I can add it to the queue. It may be hard to track down, but it’s a Julie Taymor production of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Hop-Frog” (a personal favorite) with creepy masks.
Divine Intervention (2002) is a movie I’m not sure is considered weird but not many art house movies begin with Santa Claus running from children with knives
unsure if Toys (1992) has been suggested, but i think it’s worth a watch!
Sorry for any delay in responding, been busy. Parmesan: I think “Divine Intervention” would qualify, from what I see.
lithping: yes, “Toys” is already in the queue.
Just watched Watson’s “Lot (in Sodom)” which I’ve been wanting to see for a long time. Disappointing but weird nonetheless. Gay or homo-erotic, I don’t know. However, i don’t see it on either the main list, the apocryphal list or in any of the reviews. Not much to see, but a curio nonetheless.
Walter Hill’s acid western Wild Bill might worth a look. It has shifts from unreal colors to grainy b&w video flashbacks, and an odd metafictional structure. The second weirdest western of 1995 after Dead Man.
Oh, this reminds me: Quick Billy. A completely abstract experience of light and sound begins slowly integrating “life on the farm” diary film elements and then, unexpectedly, swerves into a straightforward pastiche of a 1910s Western.
The Roe’s Room. A surreal opera executed mainly on the level of symbolism, made for European TV in ’97.
We could definitely look at The Roe’s Room.
There is a mini series called The Middle Man, I haven’t seen the entirety but you can’t deny reviewing a show that was rejected from Israeli television because it was too strange, also there is a talking fish
Sorry on being so late getting back to you on this, we can add “The Middleman” to the queue. Looks like it’s playing on the Criterion Channel at the moment if anyone’s interested in it.
Here’s an old favorite of mine, lensed in Michigan: The Carrier (1987). Story of a small-town pariah who’s infected with a disease(?) that causes everything inanimate he touches to consume living flesh. He, as the carrier, is immune to the effect. This, naturally, leads to a localized war over the possession of stray cats (people are using them to test the safety of potentially infected objects). Low budget but professionally made, it finally got a Blu-ray release just a few years ago.
We can add it to the queue, Brad D.