Films for the Critically Insane II

by Vicious | created - 01 Apr 2012 | updated - 23 Apr 2012 | Public

More films that I considered to be strange, disturbing, bizarre, gruesome, and hard to watch...

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1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

97 Metascore

A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean

Votes: 49,707 | Gross: $1.19M

2. 964 Pinocchio (1991)

97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Pinocchio 964, lobotomised cyborg sex slave, is thrown out onto the street by his owners because of his inability to maintain an erection. He is befriended by a criminally insane, ... See full summary »

Director: Shozin Fukui | Stars: Haji Suzuki, Onn-chan, Kôji Ôtsubo, Kyoko Hara

Votes: 1,314

3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 642,497

4. Yan yuk wan gui (1999)

88 min | Crime, Horror

A man who was abused by his mother as a child goes on a killing spree. He abducts numerous woman, tortures, beats and eventually kills them.

Director: Siu-Hung Leung | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Sherming Yiu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung, Siu-Hung Kwan

Votes: 87

5. Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama

The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless, violent, almost botched murder is followed by a cold, ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Votes: 13,259

6. A Real Young Girl (1976)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama

55 Metascore

Reluctantly, a sulky adolescent returns to her parents' house for yet another boring summer vacation, dabbling in desire and the art of desirability, eventually mixing reality with vision, caged fantasies with the fierce female sexuality.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Charlotte Alexandra, Hiram Keller, Rita Maiden, Bruno Balp

Votes: 3,001 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Absurd (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel, Katya Berger

Votes: 1,743

8. Adoration (1987)

16 min | Drama, Short

A young man films his love for a young woman.

Director: Olivier Smolders | Stars: Takashi Matsuo, Catherine Aymerie

Votes: 135

9. Aegri Somnia (2008)

95 min | Thriller

Edgar is living in the shadow of his wife's sudden death. Haunted by vivid hallucinations and a faceless city threatening to swallow him whole, Edgar's world begins to unravel as his ... See full summary »

Director: James Rewucki | Stars: Tyhr Trubiak, Mel Marginet, Warren Louis Wiltshire, Nadine Pinette

Votes: 67

11. Batalla en el cielo (2005)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

A working-class man named Marcos and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but it goes tragically wrong when the infant dies. In another world is Ana, the daughter of the general for ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz, David Bornstein

Votes: 5,296 | Gross: $0.07M

12. Bazaar Bizarre (2004)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash. He told police about Bob Berdella, a local business... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Meade | Stars: James Ellroy, Roger Coleman, Albert Reiderer, Troy Cole

Votes: 204

13. Dan Oniroku: Bikyoshi jigokuzeme (1985)

67 min | Horror

A teacher is assaulted by children at her new job in the country. Then the torture begins.

Director: Masahito Segawa | Stars: Ran Masaki, Seiichirô Fukuyama, Nobutaka Masutomi, Saori Mizuno

Votes: 236

15. Kuroi ame (1989)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Yoshiko Tanaka, Kazuo Kitamura, Etsuko Ichihara, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 2,507

16. Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street (2000)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

This documentary follows the lives of a number of heroin addicts in the U.S.A. It shows their heroin life stories.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Tracey Helton, Alice McMunn

Votes: 879

17. Rovdrift (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Laura is having a day that can hardly get any worse, but then she stumbles into a cabdriver and things are about to get even worse.

Director: Emil Ishii | Stars: Camilla Bitsch Metelmann, Kim Sønderholm, Maja Muhlack, Mads Koudal

Votes: 182

18. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

76 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Votes: 152,221 | Gross: $8.55M

19. Boy Meets Girl (1994)

93 min | Drama, Horror

A man meets a woman in a bar, the two go back to her flat and begin watching porno films. The man passes out and wakes to find himself strapped to a dentist chair. The woman, along with her accomplice begin to torture the man.

Director: Ray Brady | Stars: Tim Poole, Danielle Sanderson, Margot Steinberg, Susan Warren

Votes: 630

20. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 167,273 | Gross: $9.93M

21. Hakujitsumu 2 (1987)

Adult, Horror

An artist and a young woman are in a dentist's waiting room. Though he is attracted to the woman, he says nothing to her. They are later in the same examining room. When he is given an ... See full summary »

Director: Tetsuji Takechi | Stars: Kyôko Aizome, Chizu Kirinami, Kenji Hayami, Maki Taniguchi

Votes: 31

22. Chekist (1992)

93 min | Drama

Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin | Stars: Igor Sergeev, Aleksey Poluyan, Mikhail Vasserbaum, Sergei Isavnin

Votes: 656

23. ChickenHawk (1994)

55 min | Documentary, Crime

Members of the controversial group NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) discuss why their organization supports "boys and men who have or desire engagements in sexual or ... See full summary »

Director: Adi Sideman | Stars: Barbara Adler, Bill Andriette, Bill Bickly, Russ Coleman

Votes: 260

24. Chinese Torture Chamber Story 2 (1998)

Unrated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

Two bandits and their female partners accost a mysterious and talented traveler who seems destined for great things, but who has a secret taste for torture.

Director: Kin-Nam Cho | Stars: Yolinda Yam, Mark Cheng, Wai Kin Lam, Fan Yeung

Votes: 477

25. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 604,112 | Gross: $7.56M

26. Codex Atanicus (2007 Video)

81 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Three wild, strange, odd, surreal, underground stories: "Metaminds & Metabodies", "Morfing" and "Welcome to Spain". Introduced by Arantxa Peña.

Director: Carlos Atanes | Stars: Arantxa Peña, Manel Solás, Antonio Vladimir

Votes: 71

27. Coleção de Humanos Mortos (2005)

21 min | Short, Horror

Inspired by 70s Horror movies and real crimes, Dead Human Collection is a bloodbath that follows a deranged Serial Killer and his sadistic habits.

Director: Fernando Rick | Stars: Luciana Caruso, Tiara Cury, Fabio de Castro, Gurcius Gewdner

Votes: 48

28. Cries & Whispers (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama

When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin

Votes: 23,189

29. Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977)

99 min | Drama

Justine (Koo Stark) wishes to remain innocent and virginal, but instead slips into a life of debauchery, torture, whipping, slavery and salaciousness. Meanwhile, her brazen, flirtatious and... See full summary »

Director: Chris Boger | Stars: Koo Stark, Martin Potter, Lydia Lisle, Katherine Kath

Votes: 356

30. Kikuropusu (1987)

52 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A bizarre medical exam of a nude woman by several doctors and scientists reveal that their latest subject has committed suicide before giving birth to one of the mutant creatures they had ... See full summary »

Director: Jôji Iida | Stars: Kai Atô, Mayumi Hasegawa, Yoshimasa Kondô, Kazuhiro Sano

Votes: 21

31. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

61 Metascore

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Votes: 88,138 | Gross: $4.18M

32. Daniel and Ana (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, best friends. Both are at pivotal, defining moments in their contented lives. Ana is about to be married, Daniel is a gregarious teenager discovering his... See full summary »

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Dario Yazbek Bernal, Marimar Vega, José María Torre, Monserrat Ontiveros

Votes: 1,145 | Gross: $0.00M

34. Dead Mate (1988)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

Cute waitress/hooker is romanced and wed to handsome stranger/funeral director. He, as well as most of the town prefer their women dead. She is the obvious candidate for that position, as ... See full summary »

Director: Straw Weisman | Stars: Elizabeth Mannino, David Gregory, Larry Bockius, Judith Mayes

Votes: 146

35. Desu pawuda (1986)

63 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Two people, a man and a woman enters a warehouse that will change their life and minds forever.

Director: Shigeru Izumiya | Stars: Shigeru Izumiya, Takichi Inukai, Rikako Murakami, Mari Natsuki

Votes: 204

36. Defenceless: A Blood Symphony (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

A woman seeks revenge after being brutally attacked by dishonest land developers.

Director: Mark Savage | Stars: Susanne Hausschmid, Bethany Fisher, Colin Savage, Erin Walsh

Votes: 173

37. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 9,015 | Gross: $30.58M

38. Dr. Caligari (1989)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Sayadian | Stars: Madeleine Reynal, Fox Harris, Laura Albert, Jennifer Balgobin

Votes: 847

40. Epidemic (1987)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Horror

66 Metascore

A director and screenwriter pen a script and, in the process, blur the line between fiction and reality.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Allan De Waal, Ole Ernst, Michael Gelting, Colin Gilder

Votes: 4,180

42. Ori no naka no yôsei (1977)

70 min | Drama

During World War II, the tyrannical Judge Murayama uses his military power to imprison and torture innocent people. Suspected of helping an anti-government movement, the lovely Namiji ... See full summary »

Director: Kôyû Ohara | Stars: Rei Okamoto, Naomi Tani, Reika Maki, Hiroshi Gojô

Votes: 160

43. Fando and Lis (1968)

93 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Tamara Garina, Sergio Kleiner, Diana Mariscal, María Teresa Rivas

Votes: 4,300

44. Molina's Ferozz (2010)

70 min | Fantasy, Horror

A young, attractive widow is protected from her vicious mother-in-law, by a male relative who practices Satanism, and lusts after the old woman's sexy adolescent granddaughter.

Director: Jorge Molina | Stars: Dayana Legrá, Roberto Perdomo, Ana Silvia Machado, Francisco García

Votes: 108

45. First Transmission (1982 Video)

240 min | Documentary, Horror

For over 35 years, the so-called "First Transmission" video from Psychic TV, has been the stuff of, well, "snuff film" legend.

Stars: Monte Cazazza, Peter Christopherson, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Brion Gysin

Votes: 43

46. Flavia, the Heretic (1974)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror

After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.

Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, María Casares, Claudio Cassinelli, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 808

47. Forced Entry (1975)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A serial rapist stalks and murders prostitutes.

Director: Jim Sotos | Stars: Tanya Roberts, Ron Max, Nancy Allen, Brian Freilino

Votes: 316

48. Freaks (1932)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror

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.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 36,066

49. Futsû saizu no kaijin (1986)

18 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

A man gradually transforms into a robotic, metal-encrusted monster.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka, Tomorô Taguchi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Votes: 243

50. Giallo a Venezia (1979)

91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

In Venice a detective is on the trail of a killer who commits a double murder (a married couple) then more grisly killings occur. Sex, drugs, gore and perversions are ingredients of this sadistic and sleazy giallo.

Director: Mario Landi | Stars: Leonora Fani, Jeff Blynn, Gianni Dei, Michele Renzullo

Votes: 521

51. Gods of the Plague (1970)

91 min | Crime, Drama