Cinema Of The Bizarre, Weird & Surreal

Cinema at its weirdest and best.
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1.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
“ Where Cinema Bizarre all began from. ” - mifunesamurai
 
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
“ The mother of Cinema Bizarre thanks to Bunuel & Dali. ” - mifunesamurai
 
3.
L'Age d'Or (1930)
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A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society. (60 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ Buñuel teams up with Dali and create the father of surrealist cinema. ” - mifunesamurai
 
4.
The Blood of a Poet (1932)
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A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking... (55 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ Cocteau's poetry to the cinema. ” - mifunesamurai
 
5.
Orpheus (1950)
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A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ Love can be so surreal thanks to Cocteau. ” - mifunesamurai
 
6.
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
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The bane of adolescent Bart Collins' existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr... (89 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
“ What dreams are made of. ” - mifunesamurai
 
7.
Testament of Orpheus (1960)
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The Poet looks back over his life and work, recalling his inspirations and obsessions. (77 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ Poetry in a surrealist void. ” - mifunesamurai
 
8.
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ A group of wealthy luncheons can't seem to get out of the room? Only Bunuel could pull it off! ” - mifunesamurai
 
9.
(1963)
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
“ Fellini takes us on a surreal journey into a director's mind, maybe his own. ” - mifunesamurai
 
10.
Repulsion (1965)
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A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Polanski's cinematic madness. ” - mifunesamurai
 
11.
Ulysses (1967)
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Dublin; June 16, 1904. Stephen Dedalus, who fancies himself as a poet, embarks on a day of wandering... (132 mins.)
Director: Joseph Strick
“ Hard going but the surreal elements make it worth the while thanks to the photography. ” - mifunesamurai
 
12.
Head (1968)
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The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff. (86 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
“ Monkees and the weird 60's. ” - mifunesamurai
 
13.
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome. (128 mins.)
“ The decadent & bizarre world of Fellini's Ancient Rome. ” - mifunesamurai
 
14.
El Topo (1970)
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
“ Jodorowsky leads the cinema bizarre with this mythology Western. ” - mifunesamurai
 
15.
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
“ The strangest of Kubrick. ” - mifunesamurai
 
16.
THX 1138 (1971)
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Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society. (86 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ You wouldn’t think that Lucas had it in him to make STAR WARS from watching this amazing and bleak tale. ” - mifunesamurai
 
17.
WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
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A homage to the work of psychologist Wilhelm Reich, matched with a story about a Yugoslavian girl's affair with a Russian skater. Sexual repression, social systems and the orgone theory are explored. (84 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
“ Now this is a weird one thanks to Dusan Makavejev!!! ” - mifunesamurai
 
18.
Solaris (1972)
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A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. (167 mins.)
“ Andrei Tarkovsky's intellectual version of 2001 which is beautiful to look at. ” - mifunesamurai
 
19.
The Big Feast (1973)
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A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death. (130 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
“ Eating and screwing yourself to death, the Marco Ferreri way. ” - mifunesamurai
 
20.
The Holy Mountain (1973)
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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. (114 mins.)
“ As if El Topo wasn't enough for Jodorowsky. ” - mifunesamurai
 
21.
Themroc (1973)
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Made without proper language, just gibberish and grunts, this is an absurdist comedy about a man who rejects every facet of normal bourgeois life and turns his apartment into a virtual cave. (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Faraldo
“ There's a whole lot of grunting going on in this bizarre world. ” - mifunesamurai
 
22.
The Cars That Eat People (1974)
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The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Weird Weir's introduction to the cinema. ” - mifunesamurai
 
23.
Dark Star (1974)
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In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong. (83 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Before the label of Horror Master was tagged on Carpenter, there was this little strange and wonderful gem. ” - mifunesamurai
 
24.
The Little Prince (1974)
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A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ What a strange little trip. ” - mifunesamurai
 
25.
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
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One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously... (104 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ Bunuel's anarchy on the middle classes. ” - mifunesamurai
 
26.
Steppenwolf (1974)
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In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller... (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Haines
“ Someone wake me up... ” - mifunesamurai
 
27.
Zardoz (1974)
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In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements. (105 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ Should I say bizarre Boorman? ” - mifunesamurai
 
28.
The Beast (1975)
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The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son... (93 mins.)
“ The dark & weird side to Beauty & The Beast. ” - mifunesamurai
 
29.
The Tree of Guernica (1975)
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The Spanish Civil War, as experienced by the town of Villa Ramiro. The local count and his Fascist nephews ally with the rebels; the count's son... (110 mins.)
“ All weird & wonderful. ” - mifunesamurai
 
30.
Allegro non troppo (1976)
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An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music... (85 mins.)
Director: Bruno Bozzetto
“ Taking the piss out of Disney in this weird and wonderful animation. ” - mifunesamurai
 
31.
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
“ The movie that introduced us to David Lynch's twisted and wonderful mind. ” - mifunesamurai
 
32.
Buffet Froid (1979)
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Black comedy about solitude and the dehumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men... (89 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
“ Weird and enjoyable thanks to Blier. ” - mifunesamurai
 
33.
Stalker (1979)
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (163 mins.)
“ Andrei Tarkovsky is the master of the weird in an intellectual way. ” - mifunesamurai
 
34.
The Tin Drum (1979)
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Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with... (142 mins.)
“ Surreal tale of a boy’s vision on a world gone mad. ” - mifunesamurai
 
35.
Light Years Away (1981)
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A young drifter meets up with a strange old man who claims that he has been taught to fly by birds. (107 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
“ A semi-surreal story shot in a bleak coastal town where a drifter has been chosen by the bizarre and secretive old man to share his vision. ” - mifunesamurai
 
36.
Montenegro (1981)
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A bored wealthy housewife on the verge of insanity cuts loose with some lively Yugoslavian immigrants who delight in their bohemian lifestyle. (96 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
“ What a weird place to be stranded in. But what else would you expect from Makavejev. ” - mifunesamurai
 
37.
Neighbors (1981)
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A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door. (94 mins.)
“ Very bizarre and uneasy to sit through because you can not make out what to feel except cringe in horror and thank the lord they are not your neighbours. ” - mifunesamurai
 
38.
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
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During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher. (108 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
“ A modern musical set in the 1930's depression. Surreal production values make the difference. ” - mifunesamurai
 
39.
Brimstone & Treacle (1982)
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A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer. (87 mins.)
“ It gets weird. ” - mifunesamurai
 
40.
Liquid Sky (1982)
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New... (112 mins.)
Director: Slava Tsukerman
“ Strange Aliens having bizarre orgasms. ” - mifunesamurai
 
41.
The Moon in the Gutter (1983)
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He is a revenge-obssessed stevedore whose sister was brutally raped and murdered. She is a wealthy, elusive woman. They try hard to get together... or do they? (137 mins.)
“ Poor Gerard who has to put up with a dead sister, a crazy brother, a drunkard father, an overweight loud step mother, a nympho of a lover and a beautiful wealthy woman. It all adds up to trash art by Beineix. ” - mifunesamurai
 
42.
Videodrome (1983)
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A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
“ Cronenberg turns his paranoia towards the video evolution. ” - mifunesamurai
 
43.
The Element of Crime (1984)
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A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor. (104 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ The beginning of Lars Von Trier's madness. ” - mifunesamurai
 
44.
Notre histoire (1984)
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A desperate alcoholic reaches a turning-point in his life when he meets a strange woman in a railway carriage: they make love, but then she leaves. Chasing after the girl, he clings to her as if she were his final chance. (110 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
“ Over the top look at one man's depression. Bizarre and ultimately fun. ” - mifunesamurai
 
45.
Brazil (1985)
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A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Every Gilliam's movies are bizarre and twisted, but this would have to be his best. ” - mifunesamurai
 
46.
Gothic (1986)
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The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story. (87 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Ken Russell's ode to the imaginative minds of the bizarre. ” - mifunesamurai
 
47.
To Sleep So as to Dream (1986)
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An aging silent film actress hires a private eye and his wacky but helpful assistant to track down her missing daughter... (81 mins.)
Director: Kaizô Hayashi
“ English title: To Sleep As To Dream. Can’t remember if I dreamt this one? ” - mifunesamurai
 
48.
A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)
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Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving... (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ Peter Greenaway can get weird and wonderful with his meaningful thought provoking films. ” - mifunesamurai
 
49.
Siesta (1987)
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Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised)... (97 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
“ Great cast is a strange story. ” - mifunesamurai
 
50.
Alice (1988)
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland. (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
“ Svankmajer's 'off the wall' and enjoyable version of Alice In Wonderland. ” - mifunesamurai
 
51.
Die Venusfalle (1988)
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Max is insatiable when it comes to women. Although he already has a fiancée, he begins a relationship with a young woman and seduces several others. (107 mins.)
“ Very strange going-ons in the city. ” - mifunesamurai
 
52.
Paperhouse (1988)
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A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book. (92 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ Worth for the surreal dreams. ” - mifunesamurai
 
53.
The South (1988)
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After the end of the military dictatorship in Argentina in 1983, Floreal is released from prison. Instead of returning to his wife... (127 mins.)
“ Something strange and beautiful in Spain. ” - mifunesamurai
 
54.
Time of the Gypsies (1988)
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In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves. (142 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
“ Another Kusturica film that mixes the real with the bizarre. ” - mifunesamurai
 
55.
Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
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Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame. (78 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ Kaurismaki takes the crazy hip Russian band on the road. ” - mifunesamurai
 
56.
Santa Sangre (1989)
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A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child... (123 mins.)
“ After a long break Jodorowsky returns with another weird trip. ” - mifunesamurai
 
57.
Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (1989)
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Brother and sister endure alone together in a post-apocalyptic Outback until the sudden arrival of a stranger. (93 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Where it all began for Alex Proyas. ” - mifunesamurai
 
58.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ The best of Burton & Depp. ” - mifunesamurai
 
59.
There Were Days... and Moons (1990)
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How can moon and time affect human mood and fate? In the manner of a Greek tragedy , this movie shows how the chaos of life ineluctably propels its characters towards violence and alienation. (117 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
“ A clever film on how the full moon with daylight saving throws the world in turmoil. ” - mifunesamurai
 
60.
Barton Fink (1991)
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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Even the Coen Brothers can get a little bizarre. ” - mifunesamurai
 
61.
Delicatessen (1991)
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Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
“ Delightful dark humour in this delightful weird world. ” - mifunesamurai
 
62.
Naked Lunch (1991)
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After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
“ Only Cronenberg could have comprehended the madness of Burroughs. ” - mifunesamurai
 
63.
North of Vortex (1991)
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A gay poet heads west from New York City in his convertible. He picks up a muscular sailor who's bisexual; then Jackie... (58 mins.)
“ A poet, a sailor and a waitress hit the road and explore their sexual desires. A visual poem. ” - mifunesamurai
 
64.
The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)
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Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising... (127 mins.)
Director: Eliseo Subiela
“ A film about a poet and his love for a hooker; the poet and his friendship with his artistic friends; the poet and his run ins with the beautiful Death; the poet and his poems. A surrealistic poetic film. ” - mifunesamurai
 
65.
Total Balalaika Show (1994 Documentary)
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A 57 minute documentary of a Helsinki concert featuring the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ballet... (54 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ The Leningrad Cowboys in a bizarre concert with the Russian military band. Only Kaurismaki could pull it off. ” - mifunesamurai
 
66.
Des nouvelles du bon Dieu (1996)
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When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel... (100 mins.)
“ A bunch of off-beat characters find themselves on a journey in search of God and the author of the book they are stuck in? Plenty of zany moments with analytical speculation on the existence of humankind. This one is worth wrapping your brain around. ” - mifunesamurai
 
67.
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997)
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Peter Glahn is released after years of incarceration as a political prisoner and is now returning to his homeland... (91 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
“ Guy Maddin sweeps us away on heavy soft filtered images with exploding colours but soon come to shore as the movie winds down, getting us all ready for bed. ” - mifunesamurai
 
68.
Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
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Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed... (127 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
“ Kusturica's manic madness. ” - mifunesamurai
 
69.
The Hole (1998)
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A strange disease starts to affect people in Taiwan just before the year 2000. The authorities order everyone to evacuate... (95 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
“ This bizarre surreal piece of madness occurs in a run down building where water and a hole between two apartments slowly drive the residents crazy as they approach the year 2000. Thrown into the kettle of madness are musical numbers, an escape root from reality for our two protagonist. ” - mifunesamurai
 
70.
Life is to Whistle (1998)
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Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs... (106 mins.)
Director: Fernando Pérez
“ A poetic and surreal piece that lends itself to comedy and melodrama! ” - mifunesamurai
 
71.
Okraina (1998)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Pyotr Lutsik
“ Like the cheeky director, Petr Lutsik, this film has some wonderfully bizarre moments, (I think you may be able to label it as surreal). Four farm men hit the road on a journey to the big smoky city and fight the powers that be. A wicked tale about an insane country going through some heavy changes. ” - mifunesamurai
 
72.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
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A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ Welcome to Kaufman's world courtesy of Spike Jonze. ” - mifunesamurai
 
73.
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
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Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights. (121 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ After the sedated, KUNDUN, Scorsese gets his hands on another Schrader script and goes haywire as he brings to the screen the manic life of an ambulance driver in the mad city of New York. Cage goes full pelt with his performance while the rest of the cast try to keep up. ” - mifunesamurai
 
74.
eXistenZ (1999)
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A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged. (97 mins.)
“ Another journey into Cronenberg’s warped and creative mind as he takes on virtual reality computer games and its dangers. ” - mifunesamurai
 
75.
Somewhere in the Darkness (1999)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Paul Fenech
“ A few people are trapped under the rubble of a shopping centre. The boy frets but a man somewhere nearby keeps him hanging in there by telling surreal fairy tale stories that Fenech almost turns into a Fellini style of storytelling. Some work and some don’t on this no-budget film. ” - mifunesamurai
 
76.
Actors (2000)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
“ Fun with the actor’s ego as director Blier plays with their emotions and hang-ups. ” - mifunesamurai
 
77.
Donnie Darko (2001)
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A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ The best of the weirdest in this new century. ” - mifunesamurai
 
78.
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
“ Wonderful trip into another Kaufman world. ” - mifunesamurai
 
79.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (119 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ The weirdest of Wes Anderson. ” - mifunesamurai
 
80.
Sin City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
“ The way comic books should be brought to the screen. ” - mifunesamurai
 
81.
The Fountain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ The weirdest of Aronofsky. ” - mifunesamurai
 
82.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ Welcome to Guillermo del Toro's other world. ” - mifunesamurai
 
83.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (124 mins.)
Director: Charlie Kaufman
“ Kaufman's 8 1/2. ” - mifunesamurai
 
84.
9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation. (79 mins.)
Director: Shane Acker
“ The strange adventures of a rag doll. ” - mifunesamurai
 
85.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting. (123 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ We still have Gilliam to dish out the dying art of Cinema Bizarre. ” - mifunesamurai
 
86.
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions. (94 mins.)
Director: Grant Heslov
“ Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. ” - mifunesamurai
 
87.
Thirst (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Only Chan-wook Park can make a bizarre modern day vampire movie. ” - mifunesamurai
 
88.
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62. (135 mins.)
Director: Joann Sfar
“ Sfar brilliantly captures Gainsbourg's wonderfully bizarre world. ” - mifunesamurai
 
89.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ Nolan's contribution to the Cinema Bizarre. ” - mifunesamurai
 
90.
The Last Circus (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed. (107 mins.)
“ Twisted weird clowns. ” - mifunesamurai
 
91.
The Beaver (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating. (91 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
“ Destined to be a cult favourite. ” - mifunesamurai
 
92.
This Must Be the Place (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II. (118 mins.)
“ Modern weirdness in all its glory. ” - mifunesamurai