Fry Those Little Brains

by elvistheripper | created - 09 Oct 2013 | updated - 09 Oct 2013 | Public

Films to aid in the destruction of your cerebral cortex: Out of the fire and into the frying pan

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1. Dynamite Chicken (1971)

R | 76 min | Comedy

A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips supposedly relating to the peace movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies , but more a general patchwork than a... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Richard Pryor, Ace Trucking Company, Patti Deutsch, Michael Mislove

Votes: 168

Like a counter cultural mixtape. These mutants all have one thing in common...

2. Human Highway (1982)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to torch the place to collect insurance. However, an assortment of bizare ... See full summary »

Directors: Dean Stockwell, Neil Young | Stars: Neil Young, Russ Tamblyn, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 528

I may be worried now but I WON'T BE WORRIED LONG

3. Head (1968)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 5,018

(as in out of their ___)

4. 200 Motels (1971)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa | Stars: Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar

Votes: 1,711

Tuna fish epic

5. Psych-Out (1968)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

A deaf runaway arrives in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury hippie district looking for her missing brother.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern

Votes: 2,011

Sugar cube divinity

6. Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)

12 min | Short, Horror

Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Bobby Beausoleil, Bill Beutel, Harvey Bialy

Votes: 1,420

Please allow Ken to introduce myself

7. Space Is the Place (1974)

R | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Music

Sun Ra--space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--land his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. ... See full summary »

Director: John Coney | Stars: Barbara Deloney, Sun Ra, Raymond Johnson, Erika Leder

Votes: 701

“In some far off place Many light years in space I’ll wait for you. Where human feet have never trod, Where human eyes have never seen. I’ll build a world of abstract dreams And wait for you.”

8. Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

Votes: 9,008 | Gross: $0.10M

Savage vile beat of a human loved by butterflies

9. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 72,571 | Gross: $1.79M

Quelquechose

10. Nothing (2003)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

After a terrible day, two good friends and housemates find the outside world converted into a featureless and empty white void.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Gordon Pinsent, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 5,420

and beingness

11. Zachariah (1971)

GP | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west.

Director: George Englund | Stars: John Rubinstein, Patricia Quinn, Don Johnson, Country Joe and the Fish

Votes: 516

Finally the cowboys are taking acid!

12. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 44,927 | Gross: $25.00M

The future is so retro!

13. Lost Highway (1997)

R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

Votes: 112,339 | Gross: $3.80M

There is no such thing as a bad coincidence.

14. Maniac (1980)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper

Votes: 11,543

AKA How to get a head in New York city

15. River's Edge (1986)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck

Votes: 13,451 | Gross: $4.60M

Melodrama vs mock-mellodrama and Denis Hopper

16. Race with the Devil (1975)

PG | 88 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker

Votes: 4,762

Quicker than the cold

17. Cocksucker Blues (1972)

93 min | Documentary, Music

This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont. Because of the free-form ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Frank | Stars: Truman Capote, Dick Cavett, Marshall Chess, Chris Collins

Votes: 675

A bigger piece of stick

18. American Pop (1981)

R | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Music

The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Mews Small, Ron Thompson, Jerry Holland, Lisa Jane Persky

Votes: 3,615 | Gross: $6.00M

19. Love and a .45 (1994)

R | 101 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

A small time crook flees to Mexico to evade the authorities, loan sharks and his murderous ex-partner with only his fiancé and a trusted Colt .45.

Director: C.M. Talkington | Stars: Gil Bellows, Renée Zellweger, Rory Cochrane, Jeffrey Combs

Votes: 3,545

20. Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

R | 96 min | Biography, Comedy

Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Art Linson | Stars: Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 10,230 | Gross: $6.66M

21. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

Votes: 3,821 | Gross: $15.18M

22. Nowhere (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Follows a day in the lives of a group of Los Angeles high school students and the strange lives they lead.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 7,334 | Gross: $0.03M