Offbeat moviesby Mike_Noga | created - 06 Jun 2012 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
Feel like just kicking back and relaxing? Want to mellow out with a movie but maybe need something a bit different? You could do worse than these films. Some are more on the off-beat side and some more laid-back, but you can chill with all of them, especially with a drink or some comfort food
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1. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.
Votes: 199,007 | Gross: $40.14M
4. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 605,209 | Gross: $17.45M
6. The Science of Sleep (2006)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Votes: 64,121 | Gross: $4.66M
7. Shopgirl (2005)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.
Votes: 21,996 | Gross: $10.28M
8. The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
Young fantasy and science fiction aficionado Gavin Gore and his friends stumble onto some huge footprints in the woods. A local cop, reporter, and a renowned Sasquatch authority investigate, while two of Gavin's dim-witted neighbors hatch a scheme to profit from the situation.
Votes: 4,065 | Gross: $0.01M
9. Hellowoo goseuteu (2010)
111 min | Comedy, Drama
A man's failed suicide attempt enables him to see ghosts, who later keep following him everywhere. It is now up to him to fulfill their wishes to make them go away.
10. Space Trucker Bruce (2014)
87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
In a future where earth has colonized the solar system, a lonely trucker hauling 20,000 tons of hog fat from Earth to the Titan Station picks up an easily bored hitchhiker. Together they ... See full summary »
12. Priceless (2006)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor.
Votes: 27,737 | Gross: $1.50M
13. Defendor (2009)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as 'Defendor', combs the city streets at night, in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry.
Votes: 33,102 | Gross: $0.04M
14. Club Paradise (1986)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy
Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by... See full summary »
Votes: 5,116 | Gross: $12.31M
15. My Sassy Girl (2001)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie ... See full summary »
16. The Specials (2000)
R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The sixth or seventh best superhero team in the world pursue their rightful place in the harshly competitive world of toy tie-ins and fighting evil.
Votes: 2,020 | Gross: $0.01M
18. Breaking In (1989)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy
Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie.
Votes: 1,218 | Gross: $1.88M
19. Local Hero (1983)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Votes: 17,395 | Gross: $5.90M
20. That Sinking Feeling (1979)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money ... See full summary »
22. Away We Go (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
Votes: 47,974 | Gross: $9.45M
23. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Votes: 245,915 | Gross: $45.51M
24. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Votes: 599,194 | Gross: $33.23M
26. Dreamland (I) (2006)
R | 88 min | Drama
A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.
Votes: 2,293 | Gross: $0.00M
27. As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Votes: 241,161 | Gross: $148.48M
28. Zero Effect (1998)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening!
Votes: 12,915 | Gross: $1.98M
29. Chocolat (2000)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
Votes: 160,662 | Gross: $71.51M
32. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes and active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.
Votes: 6,360 | Gross: $6.10M
33. Bandwagon (1996)
103 min | Comedy, Music
Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although ... See full summary »
Votes: 555 | Gross: $0.02M
34. Mediterraneo (1991)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War
In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.
Votes: 11,668 | Gross: $4.53M
35. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Votes: 117,440 | Gross: $6.35M
39. L'arnacoeur (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.
Votes: 22,769 | Gross: $0.50M
40. Car Wash (1976)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This movie is about a close-knit group of employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt, including Richard Pryor as a preaching "wonder-man" who is ... See full summary »
41. After Hours (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Votes: 45,091 | Gross: $10.60M
43. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.
Votes: 53,235 | Gross: $1.71M
44. A New Leaf (1971)
G | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder. So he intends to marry a rich woman and - murder her.
46. Waitress (2007)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Votes: 39,608 | Gross: $19.07M
47. Eagle vs Shark (2007)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.
Votes: 18,690 | Gross: $0.22M
50. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.
Votes: 8,176 | Gross: $11.69M
51. Captain Ron (1992)
PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy
A family in Chicago inherits the yacht formerly owned by Clark Gable. They decide to sail it from the island of Ste. Pomme de Terre to Miami, and they sail with the assistance of Captain ... See full summary »
Votes: 18,165 | Gross: $22.52M
54. Trinity Is STILL My Name! (1971)
G | 117 min | Comedy, Western
Bambino tries to teach his brother Trinity how to become an outlaw, but the two wind up saving a pioneer family and breaking up an arms ring instead.
55. They Call Me Trinity (1970)
G | 113 min | Comedy, Western
A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major and his henchmen.
56. Texas Across the River (1966)
101 min | Comedy, Western
In 1845 Texas, a Louisiana belle is courted by a wanted Spanish nobleman and a Texas brawling gunrunner but her suitors' passionate duel is interrupted by the cavalry and a Comanche attack.
57. Evil Roy Slade (1972 TV Movie)
97 min | Comedy, Western
The meanest villain in the West falls for a pretty schoolteacher and tries to change his ways, but a determined (and egomaniacal) singing sheriff is out to capture him.
58. Pecker (1998)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
A talented young photographer, who enjoys snapping photos of his satirical, perverted Baltimore neighborhood and his wacky family, gets dragged into a world of pretentious artists from New York City and finds newfound fame.
Votes: 12,192 | Gross: $2.28M
59. Harry and Tonto (1974)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.
61. The Muppet Movie (1979)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.
Votes: 27,574 | Gross: $76.66M
62. Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy
The San Fernando Valley adventures of trucker turned prize-fighter Philo Beddoe and his pet orangutan Clyde.
Votes: 19,224 | Gross: $106.00M
63. Be Kind Rewind (2008)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy
Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.
Votes: 83,421 | Gross: $11.17M
65. Harvey (1950)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.
Screen Two (1985–2002)
PG | 107 min | Drama
Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,209 | Gross: $5.46M
67. Slacker (1991)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.
Votes: 16,692 | Gross: $1.23M
68. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 176,351 | Gross: $11.99M
70. Box of Moon Light (1996)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,720 | Gross: $0.72M
73. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
PG | 109 min | Comedy
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.
Votes: 46,584 | Gross: $30.03M
74. Whip It (2009)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport
In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Votes: 58,697 | Gross: $13.04M
75. L.A. Story (1991)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Votes: 26,597 | Gross: $28.86M
76. Sûpâ no onna (1996)
127 min | Comedy
Goro's supermarket is not doing well; the rival "Bargains Galore" threatens his business. A chance encounter with Hanako, an energetic woman he knew in grade school, results in big retail ... See full summary »
77. All of Me (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. However, something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.
Votes: 14,292 | Gross: $36.40M
78. Tampopo (1985)
Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy
A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.
Votes: 11,313 | Gross: $0.22M
79. Butter (2011)
R | 90 min | Comedy
In Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town's annual contest.
Votes: 18,538 | Gross: $0.07M
81. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Votes: 40,531 | Gross: $51.85M
82. Banana Joe (1982)
96 min | Action, Comedy
A man is living happily on an island with his family, growing bananas. When a local mobster with an eye on man's property tries to take it from him, he must go to the town for the first time to get some help.
85. Brewster McCloud (1970)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy
An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly.
86. Thursday's Game (1974 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Comedy
Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing ... See full summary »
89. Enough Said (2013)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.
Votes: 53,052 | Gross: $17.54M
90. Goats (2012)
R | 94 min | Comedy
As Ellis prepares to leave Tucson for his freshman year at an East Coast prep school, he also faces separating from his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known: Goat Man.
91. The Way Way Back (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
Votes: 125,771 | Gross: $21.50M
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Returned home to his long-estranged mother upon a request from her deathbed, a man raised by his parents in an orphanage has to confront the childhood memories that have long haunted him.
Votes: 3,024 | Gross: $0.23M
94. Secretary (2002)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Votes: 73,061 | Gross: $4.06M
95. San Diego I Love You (1944)
83 min | Comedy
A harried daughter tries to keep her wacky family together while trying to sell her eccentric father's latest invention, a collapsible life raft.
96. Everything Must Go (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Votes: 43,887 | Gross: $2.71M
97. 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: 751,846 | Gross: $34.40M
100. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
R | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.
Votes: 154,174 | Gross: $24.01M