Quirky love, Psychedelic, Visual, Tripped Out Delights : Tiff's Favoritesby tiffanyrsluder | created - 10 May 2011 | updated - 16 Jul 2014 | Public
This is a list of my psychedelic, visually striking and stimulating, quirky love stories, Gothic, tripped out, leaves you thinking for a couple of days kind of favorites of mine. :)
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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
Votes: 253,968 | Gross: $75.08M
All time favorite since I was a child...the composition by Danny Elfman is beautiful. "Jack's Lament" in the cemetery in front of the full moon is my all time favorite scene. Jack thinking there is something more out there...feeling tired of the same old thing, reaches into a whole new world. (dmt???lsddd???)
2. Garden State (2004)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.
Votes: 197,712 | Gross: $26.78M
Another movie that can bring me to tears. Great soundtrack! Natalie Portman is the biggest sweetheart in this movie. Quirky love!
3. 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: 775,772 | Gross: $34.40M
What a nice, happy, little dysfunctional couple. Really love the sequences traveling through his subconcious, reminds me a lot of my own dreams. Quirky love :)
4. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.
Votes: 243,933 | Gross: $57.39M
Beauty, Truth, Freedomm and Love. This movie still makes me cry. A very moving film...even though I HATE musicals! Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor play really convincing roles in this film.
5. The Fountain (2006)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 209,684 | Gross: $10.14M
Very beautiful film. Very visually stimulating. Sad and moving story. Quirky love.
6. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 265,024 | Gross: $78.62M
I just love this movie! So touching! Really like the concept and little Haley Joel Osment does a great acting job for as young as he is. Emotional movie.
7. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.
Votes: 397,409 | Gross: $56.36M
The soundtrack by Danny Elfman is just STUNNING! I'm a huge Tim Burton fan, but the music definitely makes the film what it is! Funny & sad in one.
8. Mr. Nobody (2009)
R | 141 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.
Votes: 184,347 | Gross: $0.00M
GOOD MOVIE! Will leave you thinking for awhile after! Highly recommend.
9. 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: 158,220 | Gross: $24.01M
Very quirky and funny. A little bit of off/dark humor. Good movie all around.
10. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
R | 127 min | Biography, Drama
Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.
Votes: 140,800 | Gross: $28.87M
Based on a true story. Great soundtrack. Great acting. Funny and dark.
11. Waking Life (2001)
R | 99 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.
Votes: 54,946 | Gross: $2.89M
Be ready to step outside of your boundries.
12. Frida (2002)
R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
Votes: 70,652 | Gross: $25.89M
So happy I finally watched this movie. Salma Hayek does a wonderful job of playing Frida. Very inspiring to see such a strong woman.
13. Devdas (I) (2002)
185 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Votes: 31,876 | Gross: $3.50M
Indian musical bollywood style. Beautiful story, great dancing and singing. The lead actress is a knock-out! Try it!
14. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 666,199 | Gross: $0.19M
Awesome soundtrack...leaves you with an eerie feeling inside. Can be watched over and over trying to understand what the fck is going on.
15. Spirited Away (2001)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Votes: 512,988 | Gross: $10.06M
Tripped out movie! Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki...who i highly recommend for all of his films.
16. 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: 55,351 | Gross: $0.34M
This movie was a little too much for me to watch when I started...I had to take a break it was so powerful. Very visually stimulating. Nice to see a movie that attempts to show what a dmt experience is like. Left me stunned for days after. Great cinematography. Very deep stuff.
17. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
Votes: 127,863 | Gross: $57.49M
Beautiful movie...let me with a funny feeling. Highly recommend!
18. Being John Malkovich (1999)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.
Votes: 278,059 | Gross: $22.86M
Another movie that reminds me of my dreams. A little creepy and freaky...just the way I like them.
19. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Votes: 272,807 | Gross: $2.38M
Another Hayao Miyazaki classic. Good story, visually stimulating.
20. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
R | 107 min | Comedy
A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Votes: 59,389 | Gross: $12.78M
A movie about exestensialism and the purpose of exsistence. Quirky comedy, that you may need to watch a few times to truly understand.
21. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 169,608 | Gross: $75.29M
Awesome, creepy tripped out movie! A lot of people think Tim Burton did because it is so much like his others works. It was really directed by Henry Selick who did NBC, and based on a book by the famous author and comic book writer Neil Gaiman.
22. Cool World (1992)
PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
A comic strip femme fatale seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.
Votes: 18,380 | Gross: $14.11M
Tripped out eye candy. Good movie for cartoon & comic book fans. A little neurotic.
23. Now and Then (1995)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.
Votes: 23,343 | Gross: $27.40M
Childhood favorite about friends growing up in the 70's when things start changing from cookie cutter world to the revolutionary Vietnam hippie days.
24. The Addams Family (1991)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.
Votes: 108,647 | Gross: $113.50M
My dark gothic side loves this quirky classic...since I was a child. Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci are my favorites in this film.
25. Gia (1998 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.
Angelina Jolie's early work...hot lesbian model movie. She's crazy in this film.
26. La Dolce Vita (1960)
Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.
Votes: 55,801 | Gross: $19.52M
Italian movie from 1960. Loved listening to the italian and seeing scenes and costumes from the past. Takes a turn in the end that kinda left my jaw on the floor. Wasn't expecting what I was left with in the end.
27. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
Votes: 149,904 | Gross: $4.00M
"there is no place I know that compares to pure imagination" ... good movie to be a little high for. :)
28. The Cell (2000)
R | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An FBI agent persuades a social worker, who is adept with a new experimental technology, to enter the mind of a comatose serial killer in order to learn where he has hidden his latest kidnap victim.
Votes: 86,477 | Gross: $61.33M
Very DARK, HEAVY, INTENSE... and indeed so for my tastes but I just love this movie as it delves into the subconscious of a murderer. Visually stimulating...very creepy.