Weird but wonderful

A work in progress, In no particular order. Recommendations welcome!
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1.
Rubber's Lover (1996)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Shozin Fukui
“ Well, maybe not wonderful, actually it's pretty bad, but by far the most insane film i've ever seen. INSANE. ” - Finty290
 
2.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
“ Classic surrealism, great! ” - Finty290
 
3.
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
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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 modern life begins. (114 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
“ Hilarious, and delightfuly bizarre. ” - Finty290
 
4.
Dogtooth (2009)
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Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. (94 mins.)
“ Great premise, lots of black humour and very strange characters. ” - Finty290
 
5.
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
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Elvis and JFK, both alive and in nursing homes, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy. (92 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ Original premise, executed brilliantly. Very funny and great performance by Bruce Campbell. ” - Finty290
 
6.
Visitor Q (2001 Video)
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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures. (84 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Probably my favourite movie, totally nuts! I love Takashi Miike. ” - Finty290
 
7.
Freaks (1932)
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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. (64 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ Solid horror, with actual freaks! ” - Finty290
 
8.
May (2002)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
“ Great character study of a mentally disturbed, lonley girl looking for love. ” - Finty290
 
9.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
“ Not weird per se, but some strange scenes. Good movie. ” - Finty290
 
10.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ A great example of how you don't need money to make a great film, just a good idea. ” - Finty290
 
11.
The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
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A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates. (113 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Comedy/Horror/Musical from Takashi Miike ” - Finty290
 
12.
Lost Highway (1997)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ My favourite Lynch film, eerie, strange, engrossing and totally nonsensical. ” - Finty290
 
13.
Frankenhooker (1990)
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A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes. (85 mins.)
“ Just a fun, strange B-movie. ” - Finty290
 
14.
Enter the Void (2009)
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A U.S. 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. (161 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
 
15.
Singapore Sling (1990)
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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. (111 mins.)
“ Nuts from the get go, an erotic nightmare! ” - Finty290
 
16.
Survive Style 5+ (2004)
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Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances. (120 mins.)
Director: Gen Sekiguchi
“ Japanese wackiness has never been so good! With added Vinnie Jones! ” - Finty290
 
17.
Rabbits (2002)
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In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery. (50 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ I dare you to make sense of it... ” - Finty290
 
18.
Street Trash (1987)
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A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew. (91 mins.)
Director: Jim Muro
“ Another solid B-movie, lots of homeless people melting into pretty coloured piles of goop. ” - Finty290
 
19.
Trash Humpers (2009)
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Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee. (78 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
“ An interesting insight into the world of senior delinquents, mediocre movie. ” - Finty290
 
20.
Inland Empire (2006)
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As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. (180 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Hard to get through (for me anyhows, alot of lynch fans class this as their favourite), very weird. ” - Finty290
 
21.
Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)
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A young boy gets jolted with electricity as he's climbing a tall cable pylon. As he gets older, he experiences... (55 mins.)
Director: Sogo Ishii
“ JAPAN ” - Finty290
 
22.
Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
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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. (110 mins.)
“ JAPAN ” - Finty290
 
23.
Ginî piggu: Manhôru no naka no ningyo (1988 Video)
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An artist finds and rescues a mermaid in a sewer. He takes her home with him and she develops sores... (63 mins.)
Director: Hideshi Hino
“ JAPAN ” - Finty290
 
24.
Antichrist (2009)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Strange story, and one of the only films that literally made me jump out of my seat in shock. Mediocre movie overall. ” - Finty290
 
25.
Crash (1996)
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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. (100 mins.)
“ Loved the premise, good movie. ” - Finty290
 
26.
Embodiment of Evil (2008)
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The gravedigger Zé do Caixão continues his search for the perfect woman to bear his son. (94 mins.)
“ Solid horror movie, lots of surreal dream sequences and hallucinations. ” - Finty290
 
27.
Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Lynch again, another good example of how money doesn't equate to a good movie, originality does! ” - Finty290
 
28.
Gummo (1997)
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Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives. (89 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
“ The scariest thing about this movie is that it's all so plausible. ” - Finty290
 
29.
Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967)
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A caretaker devotes himself to three demented siblings after their father's death. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
“ Good horror flick. ” - Finty290
 
30.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
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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. (116 mins.)
“ Totally depraved (well what would you expect when turning a Marquis De Sade book into a film). ” - Finty290
 
31.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Classic, I don't think I need to say anything about this. ” - Finty290
 
32.
Spiral (2000)
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The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals. (90 mins.)
Director: Higuchinsky
“ Good horror, lost of strange visual effects and goings on. ” - Finty290
 
33.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Excellent movie ” - Finty290
 
34.
La moustache (2005)
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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... (87 mins.)
“ Great premise and very engrossing, let down by the end. ” - Finty290