Weird but wonderfulby Finty290 | created - 13 Nov 2011 | updated - 02 Feb 2012 | Public
A work in progress, In no particular order. Recommendations welcome!
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1. Rubber's Lover (1996)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Scientists use a brain-altering drug to conduct experiments, after one such project goes astray, they need to find another test subject in this Japanese splatter-punk film.
Well, maybe not wonderful, actually it's pretty bad, but by far the most insane film i've ever seen. INSANE.
2. Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
Classic surrealism, great!
3. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.
Hilarious, and delightfuly bizarre.
4. Kynodontas (2009)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.
Votes: 56,562 | Gross: $0.11M
Great premise, lots of black humour and very strange characters.
5. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Elvis and JFK, both alive and in a nursing home, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy.
Votes: 41,083 | Gross: $2.00M
Original premise, executed brilliantly. Very funny and great performance by Bruce Campbell.
6. Bijitâ Q (2001 Video)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.
Probably my favourite movie, totally nuts! I love Takashi Miike.
7. Freaks (1932)
Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
Solid horror, with actual freaks!
8. May (2002)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror
A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin.
Votes: 28,888 | Gross: $0.15M
Great character study of a mentally disturbed, lonley girl looking for love.
9. Mysterious Skin (2004)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Votes: 60,312 | Gross: $0.70M
Not weird per se, but some strange scenes. Good movie.
10. 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: 153,673 | Gross: $3.22M
A great example of how you don't need money to make a great film, just a good idea.
11. Katakuri-ke no kôfuku (2001)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.
Comedy/Horror/Musical from Takashi Miike
12. 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: 109,583 | Gross: $3.80M
My favourite Lynch film, eerie, strange, engrossing and totally nonsensical.
13. Frankenhooker (1990)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.
Votes: 7,053 | Gross: $0.21M
Just a fun, strange B-movie.
14. Enter the Void (2009)
Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy
A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.
Votes: 53,320 | Gross: $0.34M
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A man searching for his long-lost lover is kidnapped by her killers, an insane, mother-daughter duo, and they force him to commit various sexual atrocities with them.
Nuts from the get go, an erotic nightmare!
16. Survive Style 5+ (2004)
120 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.
Japanese wackiness has never been so good! With added Vinnie Jones!
17. Rabbits (2002)
43 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery.
I dare you to make sense of it...
18. Street Trash (1987)
Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew.
Another solid B-movie, lots of homeless people melting into pretty coloured piles of goop.
19. Trash Humpers (2009)
Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee.
An interesting insight into the world of senior delinquents, mediocre movie.
20. 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: 46,369 | Gross: $0.75M
Hard to get through (for me anyhows, alot of lynch fans class this as their favourite), very weird.
21. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)
55 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.
22. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
In future Tokyo, a young woman in the privatized police force tracks down her father's killer while battling against mutant rebels known as engineers.
23. Ginî piggu: Manhôru no naka no ningyo (1988 Video)
63 min | Horror
An artist finds and rescues a mermaid in a sewer. He takes her home with him and she develops sores all over her body that begin to pustulate and bleed. He uses what oozes from her sores to... See full summary »
24. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, 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: 98,142 | Gross: $0.40M
Strange story, and one of the only films that literally made me jump out of my seat in shock. Mediocre movie overall.
25. Crash (1996)
NC-17 | 100 min | Drama
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Votes: 45,276 | Gross: $2.04M
Loved the premise, good movie.
26. Encarnação do Demônio (2008)
Not Rated | 94 min | Horror
The gravedigger Zé do Caixão continues his search for the perfect woman to bear his son.
Solid horror movie, lots of surreal dream sequences and hallucinations.
27. 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: 81,279 | Gross: $7.00M
Lynch again, another good example of how money doesn't equate to a good movie, originality does!
28. Gummo (1997)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.
Votes: 26,892 | Gross: $0.02M
The scariest thing about this movie is that it's all so plausible.
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967)
Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Horror
A caretaker devotes himself to three demented siblings after their father's death.
Good horror flick.
30. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War
In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Totally depraved (well what would you expect when turning a Marquis De Sade book into a film).
31. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Classic, I don't think I need to say anything about this.
32. Spiral (2000)
90 min | Drama, Horror
The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals.
Good horror, lost of strange visual effects and goings on.
33. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Votes: 751,417 | Gross: $34.40M
34. La moustache (2005)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Mystery
Marc is sitting in his bath one morning and asks his wife, "how would you feel if I shaved off my mustache?" She doesn't think it's a great idea, for the 15 years they've been married, ... See full summary »
Great premise and very engrossing, let down by the end.