And the “rescue” winner was The Tree of Life, which will be upgraded to a List Candidate.
Thanks to all who participated!
Here we go again! We’ve certified 91 of the eventual 366 films for the List, or about 25% of the total. We’ve passed over a good number of perfectly weird movies in that time, secure in the knowledge that we could always pass the buck to the readers to make the hard choices on the borderline cases. Now, once again, it’s your turn to bail us out and help us pick two of the candidates below to officially add to the List.
There are a couple of List Candidates that we haven’t included in this poll because they aren’t out on DVD yet… don’t worry, they’ll get their chance.
You may vote for two movies: one from “Group A” (movies from 1999 and on) and one from “Group B” (movies made before 1999). The movie receiving the highest number of votes in each group will be Certified for the List. You may vote once per 24 hours, and the poll will remain open for two weeks, until July 27.
Please feel free to explain your vote in the “Comments” section. Maybe you can mobilize others to elevate your choice onto the List.
12/15/2010: The poll is completed! Visitor Q was the winner of Group A, with 35 votes (Adaptation was the runner-up with 19 votes). As I suspected, Alice was the runaway winner in Group B with 42 votes, but Dead Man made an honorable showing with a respectable 14 votes. The “reconsider” category was the tightest race, with What? [Che?] making a late surge to nip The Wizard of Oz, 18-14. Thanks to everyone who participated. The data is extremely useful in determining what our audience regards as weird movie musts. Visitor Q and Alice will be added to the List and get full-scale write-ups very soon.
We’ve looked at a lot of weird movies in two years of operation here at 366 Weird Movies, and to date we’ve Certified 71 of the eventual 366 movies as among the best weird movies of all time. That’s about 20% of the List completed.
Now it’s your turn to add a couple of movies to the List.
The movies listed below were all nominated as candidates to go on the List, but for one reason or another were not selected on the first pass. Many of them should eventually show up, but we want to make sure your favorites actually make it onto the final List. (Remember, we prefer movies that are both weird and good, but we’ll take either very good movies that aren’t that weird or very weird movies that aren’t that good).
You may vote for two movies: one from “Group A” (movies from 2001 on) and one from “Group B” (movies made before 2001). The movie receiving the highest number of votes in each group will be Certified for the List. You may vote once per 24 hours, and the poll will remain open until December 14.
Feel free to explain your vote in the “Comments” section. Maybe you can mobilize others to elevate your choice onto the List.
Still here? OK, we have one more thing for you to vote on… Occasionally we have rejected movies outright for consideration. Maybe the movie just didn’t suit the reviewers taste. We want to give you the chance to rescue one of the following movies from oblivion. We’ll make the winner of this poll into a List Candidate, meaning that it may get consideration for the List again at a later date. Vote to give one of the following movies a new lease on life:
Celebrating the cinematically surreal, bizarre, cult, oddball, fantastique, strange, psychedelic, and the just plain WEIRD!