John Waters and Beyond ... Home of the Weird

by Useless_Chick_23 | created - 09 Mar 2013 | updated - 10 Mar 2013 | Public

Some are weird and some are disturbing, but nonetheless I still find them to be entertaining films.

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1. Pink Flamingos (1972)

NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 18,389 | Gross: $0.18M

2. Female Trouble (1974)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 6,041

3. Desperate Living (1977)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.2
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A neurotic society woman murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, escape to Mortville, a homeless community ruled over by a fascist queen.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Liz Renay, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, Edith Massey

Votes: 4,012

4. Polyester (1981)

R | 86 min | Comedy

7.0
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A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, David Samson

Votes: 5,638

5. A Dirty Shame (2004)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy

5.1
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56 Metascore

An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 11,190 | Gross: $1.34M

6. Cecil B. DeMented (2000)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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57 Metascore

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Witt, Adrian Grenier

Votes: 12,001 | Gross: $1.28M

7. Pecker (1998)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci, Bess Armstrong, Mark Joy

Votes: 12,164 | Gross: $2.28M

8. Serial Mom (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 22,734 | Gross: $7.88M

9. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Votes: 17,295 | Gross: $6.67M

10. The Honeymoon Killers (1970)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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An obese, embittered nurse doesn't mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs.

Directors: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman | Stars: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts

Votes: 3,438

11. Palindromes (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Matthew Faber

Votes: 11,199 | Gross: $0.55M

12. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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83 Metascore

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis, Christina Vidal

Votes: 28,326 | Gross: $4.77M

13. Life During Wartime (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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69 Metascore

Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Ally Sheedy, Michael Kenneth Williams

Votes: 5,983 | Gross: $0.28M

14. Dark Horse (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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66 Metascore

Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector who is the dark horse of his family and a depressed woman on the rebound.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow

Votes: 4,876 | Gross: $0.94M

15. Storytelling (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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50 Metascore

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom, Maria Thayer

Votes: 15,913 | Gross: $0.91M

16. Happiness (1998)

Unrated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

Votes: 59,088 | Gross: $2.81M

17. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 53,275 | Gross: $3.05M

18. Chelsea Girls (1966)

210 min | Drama

6.3
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Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.

Directors: Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol | Stars: Brigid Berlin, Randy Borscheidt, Christian Päffgen, Angelina 'Pepper' Davis

Votes: 954

19. Divine Trash (1998)

97 min | Documentary

7.8
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The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Yeager | Stars: John Waters, Pat Waters, John Waters Sr., Steve Buscemi

Votes: 913 | Gross: $0.04M

20. A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2007)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

6.8
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Esther Robinson's portrait of her uncle Danny Williams -- Warhol's onetime lover, collaborator and filmmaker in his own right -- offers a exploration of the Factory era, an homage to Williams's talent, a journey of family discovery and a compelling inquiry into Williams's mysterious disappearance at age 27.

Director: Esther Robinson | Stars: Callie Angell, Brigid Berlin, John Cale, Danny Fields

Votes: 173

21. This Filthy World (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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68 Metascore

Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters.

Director: Jeff Garlin | Star: John Waters

Votes: 1,270

22. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 10,624

23. The Tingler (1959)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

6.7
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An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts

Votes: 5,747

24. Cry-Baby (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 47,441 | Gross: $8.27M

25. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 5,773 | Gross: $1.81M

26. Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

7.4
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From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels | Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alan Douglas

Votes: 1,272

27. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 9,492 | Gross: $0.03M

28. It Came from Kuchar (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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67 Metascore

The definitive documentary about the zany, underground filmmaking twins, George and Mike Kuchar.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot | Stars: George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar, Dan Carbone, John Carlson

Votes: 228

29. Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story (2000)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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66 Metascore

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Directors: Shelly Dunn Fremont, Vincent Fremont | Stars: Brigid Berlin, Paul Morrissey, Honey Berlin, Richard E. Berlin

Votes: 188

30. Glen or Glenda (1953)

PG | 65 min | Drama

4.2
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A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Timothy Farrell

Votes: 7,065

31. Eating Raoul (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Robert Beltran, Susan Saiger

Votes: 5,648

32. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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28 Metascore

A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney

Votes: 28,615 | Gross: $10.56M

33. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,134 | Gross: $0.30M

34. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

7.4
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58 Metascore

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Votes: 113,923 | Gross: $139.88M

35. The Girl Most Likely to... (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Stockard Channing, Edward Asner, Jim Backus, Joe Flynn

Votes: 1,022

36. Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton

Votes: 5,708 | Gross: $16.90M

37. The Baby (1973)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill, Susanne Zenor

Votes: 2,087

38. Mondo Trasho (1969)

95 min | Comedy

6.4
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A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of ... See full summary »

Director: John Waters | Stars: Mary Vivian Pearce, Divine, David Lochary, Mink Stole

Votes: 979

39. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.3
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Votes: 746,167 | Gross: $34.40M