Excellent Odd Moviesby elizdere | created - 01 Dec 2013 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
Movies that don't follow the traditional pattern. This can mean unusual humor, original characters, mind-bending plots, or just a general "off the beaten path" sensibility. These are less mainstream, but all interesting.
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1. Upstream Color (2013)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Votes: 28,985 | Gross: $0.44M
2. Primer (2004)
PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.
Votes: 91,200 | Gross: $0.42M
4. The City of Lost Children (1995)
R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Votes: 62,099 | Gross: $1.51M
5. Cosi (1996)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Lewis is a young Sydney amateur theater director at his first experience: he is offered a job with a Governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney ... See full summary »
6. The Dark Crystal (1982)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.
Votes: 56,813 | Gross: $40.58M
7. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 581,431 | Gross: $37.63M
R | 104 min | Comedy, Music
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Votes: 43,794 | Gross: $11.22M
9. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.
Votes: 56,522 | Gross: $3.05M
11. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Votes: 77,974 | Gross: $12.80M
12. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 611,322 | Gross: $115.65M
13. The Crying Game (1992)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.
Votes: 48,014 | Gross: $62.55M
14. Kikujiro (1999)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Comedy
A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way.
Votes: 17,218 | Gross: $0.20M
15. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.
Votes: 55,261 | Gross: $1.71M
16. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
Votes: 30,083 | Gross: $3.03M
18. Another Earth (2011)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Votes: 86,798 | Gross: $1.32M
19. Sound of My Voice (2011)
R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.
Votes: 19,674 | Gross: $0.41M
21. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.
Votes: 19,878 | Gross: $0.83M
23. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
Votes: 46,379 | Gross: $2.98M
24. Dogtooth (2009)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.
Votes: 71,178 | Gross: $0.11M
25. The Future (2011)
R | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.
Votes: 7,692 | Gross: $0.57M
28. Her (2013)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.
Votes: 481,639 | Gross: $25.57M
29. Son of Rambow (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood (1982).
Votes: 29,870 | Gross: $1.78M
31. Nightcrawler (2014)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Votes: 415,935 | Gross: $32.38M
32. Border (2018)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.
Votes: 15,428 | Gross: $0.77M
33. Brigsby Bear (2017)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
After being freed from his life in an underground bunker, a man sets out to make a movie of the only TV show he has ever known.
Votes: 14,081 | Gross: $0.53M
34. Frank (II) (2014)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Votes: 71,057 | Gross: $0.64M