Movies that will drive you to insanityby AgentSniff | created - 10 Apr 2011 | updated - 04 Nov 2014 | Public
The following list is a list of the films that will drive you absolutely mad. If you pick three of the films on this list every week, watch them and then pick three new film from this list to watch next week and continue doing that for a year, you will probably go insane. Do you have the courage to take the challange?
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1. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 80,587 | Gross: $7.00M
This is just the beginning folks! Remember that when you see the ending of this film. This is just the beginning.
2. The Room (2003)
R | 99 min | Drama
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
A very surreal film featuring a haunting scene with men playing fotball in tuxedos.
3. Under dagen (2000)
18 min | Fantasy, Short
This film made my entire family feel sick.
4. Natural Born Killers (1994)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Votes: 187,526 | Gross: $50.28M
A movie that I have very, VERY mixed feelings about.
5. Sukai kurora (2008)
PG-13 | 122 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.
Enter the mind**ck
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Votes: 481,436 | Gross: $56.95M
A dreamlike film that is alright to watch, as long as you don't combinde the view with the other films on this list.
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).
I am a fan of Neon Genesis Evangelion, despite it's flaws. But this film is a bit to much.
8. Storm (2005)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
DD is a smug fellow, almost 30 years of age, who can manage all by himself. At least that's what he thinks. However, a strange woman - Lova - enters his life, hunted by evil men who want to... See full summary »
The image says it all. That's how you will feel after watching this film.
9. Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
The boogeyman is real, and his name is Salvador Dali and Louis Bunel
10. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Votes: 97,567 | Gross: $0.40M
The hypocrisy of the cultural elite. If you put as much (sexual)violence in a film as possible and have the characters speak in riddles, it's an art film!
11. Being John Malkovich (1999)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.
Votes: 272,359 | Gross: $22.86M
Climb into a cave and be John Malkovich for 15 minutes! Yes, it's as weird as it sounds!
12. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 643,697 | Gross: $0.19M
Beware of the bunnies...
13. Elevator Movie (2004)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Surreal dark comedy in which a man and a woman get stuck in an elevator and are forced to live there for several months.
A man get's stuck in an elevator. Madness ensues.
14. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 163,939 | Gross: $75.29M
Don't let the fact that this is a childrens film fool you. This is one of the scariest films I've ever seen(an I thought The Exorcist was tame).
15. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,512,518 | Gross: $37.03M
Good, but not for a fragile mind.
16. Lithivm (1998)
127 min | Thriller
Hanna becomes an intern at a newspaper, and immediately begin to hunt for the big scoop. By chance, she stumbles on some cases of missing women. The info brings her close to an active serial killer.
The substances the filmakers took while making this film are probably illegal in most nations around the world. Fredrik Dolk gives a good performance, but this is the second worst Swedish film of all time.
17. Pelle Svanslös i Amerikatt (1985)
78 min | Animation, Family
Pelle is a cat who was born without a proper tail. He compensates this by studying hard and, much to the dismay of his archrival Måns, receives a fancy degree very few cats in Sweden have ... See full summary »
18. Blood Diner (1987)
Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror
Two cannibalistic brothers kill various young women to use their flesh in their new special dish at their rundown restaurant, while seeking blood sacrifices to awaken a dormant Egyptian goddess.
This is madness! Madness? This is BLOOD DINNER!
19. Inland Empire (2006)
R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.
Votes: 46,114 | Gross: $0.75M
If you have watched all the movies on this list in order, the last piece of your sanity will vanish with this film. But we are not done yet.
20. Naked Lunch (1991)
R | 115 min | Drama
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.
Votes: 39,616 | Gross: $2.54M
This film will tear you soul appart.
21. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Not Rated | 70 min | Horror
A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.
No comment. Just Manos: The Hands of Fate
22. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
A group of smart-talking toddlers find themselves at the center of a media mogul's experiment to crack the code to baby talk. The toddlers must race against time for the sake of babies everywhere.
Votes: 27,002 | Gross: $9.11M
The fact that an academy awarded actor starred in this flick with appearently possesed babys in it is enough to give one a headache. But that will be the least of your problems once you're done watching it.
23. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War
In World War II Italy, our fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Just like "Anitchrist", a pretentious "art-film" that is allowed to sicken the viewer. This is nothing but the perverted ideas of a demented director. It's violation of one's mind.
24. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.
This film is pure torture for the human brain. I can imagen this is what Winston Smith and Alex DeLarge were forced to see as part of their brainwashing programs.
25. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »
I am an animé fan. I do not find animé strange as some of my classmates do. But this... This is crazy.
26. Sånger från andra våningen (2000)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.
Votes: 14,227 | Gross: $0.00M
Strange, like surreal paintings or photographs.
27. Pi (1998)
R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
Votes: 152,973 | Gross: $3.22M
This is the proof: Math is dangerous.
28. The Reflecting Skin (1990)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.
Will melt your mind like cheese on a hot summer day.
29. Maniac (1934)
Not Rated | 51 min | Horror
A former vaudevillian gifted at impersonation assists a mad scientist in reanimating corpses and soon goes mad himself.
Seems to have been directed by a maniac.
30. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Votes: 65,286 | Gross: $12.63M
Rob Zombie has made a few good films. This is not one of them. It starts off fun, but then it becomes so extreamly cruel that it, in combination with the very weird colorscheme and cutting, becomes a mental pain. We have a cut scene shot in 8mm featuring Sheri-Moon Zombie who fingers herself with a corpse, Bill Mosely tries to rape a girl while litterary wearing her father's skin, negative images of brain surgery and that's just the beginning.
31. Hausu (1977)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror
A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways.
A wise man once described this film with the words: "A more apt question would be, what DOESN’T make it weird?"
32. Kwaidan (1964)
Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.
33. Coonskin (1975)
R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Rabbit, a country-born trickster, takes over the organized crime racket in Harlem, facing opposition from the institutionalized racism of the Mafia and corrupt police.
Ralph Bakshi is a sicko, and this is his strangest film.
34. Begotten (1990)
Unrated | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror
This gory and entirely visual film tells the surreal tale of the death and rebirth of gods.
It's complete and utter madness at it's very... best? I don't know how to put it, but this film is just deranged.
35. Valhalla Rising (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land.
Votes: 47,956 | Gross: $0.02M
The director appeartenly directed a scene with the words: "It's a metaphysical rape man!"
36. Angel's Egg (1985)
71 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.
A very strange, sad and beautiful film. My favourite of all time.
37. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Votes: 108,924 | Gross: $3.80M
Where is my mind? Where is my mind?
38. Meet the Feebles (1989)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.
Wha... What did I just watch?
39. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
Votes: 27,298 | Gross: $0.06M
As suggested by the commenters.
40. Scorpio Rising (1963)
28 min | Short, Music
An army of gay/nazi bikers make their engines roar and ride the way to pain/pleasure as sexual and sadistic symbols are intercut into the dazing chaos and rhythmic experiences of this ... See full summary »
Homoerotic-nazi-bikers. You read it correctly. Homoerotic-nazi-bikers.
41. Lucifer Rising (1972)
29 min | Short, Fantasy
Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age.
Kenneth Anger raids again.
42. The Girls (1968)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Three actresses prepare to go on the road in a theater production of Lysistrata, Aristophanes' classic comic play about women and war. As they re-assess and deal with the problems in their ... See full summary »
A bad Swedish acid trip
43. Sean Banan inuti Seanfrika (2012)
76 min | Comedy
Sean Banan is heading of to Africa, the world's coolest place. With him is the singing diva Kikki Danielsson Aka Kikki Dee,they are going to record a music video. Everything was supposed to... See full summary »
This is the worst Swedish film of all time. A rasict, drugfueld, pedophilic mess that should have been reported to the police for indecent exposure.
44. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk ... See full summary »
This is fu**ing disgusting
45. Neco z Alenky (1988)
Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.
46. Dead or Alive (1999)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A yakuza of Chinese descent and a Japanese cop each wage their own war against the Japanese mafia. But they are destined to meet. Their encounter will change the world.
Votes: 6,480 | Gross: $0.00M
How do I even describe this? A man rapes a bloke on a toilet, then get's his throat slit by some gangster, cross cut with strippers performing, while a dude is shot and his noodles flies toward the camera in slow motion, a clown performs a pole dance than throws knifes a almost naked guy who is stuck of a colorfull spinning wheel driven by a likewise almost naked man on a bicycle. And that's not even the first 10 minutes!