Strangeitude/Weirditude

by jabnique | created - 03 Jul 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Movies with a surreal / dreamlike atmosphere or a vibe of weirdness.

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1. Deep Dark (2015)

79 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

A failed sculptor discovers a strange, talking hole in the wall. It has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams...and become his worst nightmare.

Director: Michael Medaglia | Stars: Sean McGrath, Anne Sorce, Denise Poirier, Tabor Helton

Votes: 1,852

2. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

62 Metascore

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

Director: Goran Dukic | Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, Will Arnett

Votes: 51,422 | Gross: $0.32M

3. Skeletons (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Two exorcists literally remove the skeletons from the cupboards from people's homes. Some fairly embarrassing secrets are revealed along the way. A case where the skeletons have hidden themselves turns the lives of all those involved.

Director: Nick Whitfield | Stars: Ed Gaughan, Andrew Buckley, Tuppence Middleton, Paprika Steen

Votes: 1,757

4. The Taste of Tea (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Fantasy

77 Metascore

A spell of time of a rural family's slightly surreal life.

Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano, Satomi Tezuka

Votes: 5,350

5. Beyond Beyond (2014)

PG | 78 min | Animation, Adventure

Beyond Beyond is a story about wanting the impossible. A story about a little rabbit boy not old enough to understand the rules of life, who takes up the fight against the most powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Esben Toft Jacobsen | Stars: Gustaf Hammarsten, Lennart Jähkel, Sissela Kyle, Leif Andrée

Votes: 635

6. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 61,900 | Gross: $1.51M

7. Survive Style 5+ (2004)

120 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.

Director: Gen Sekiguchi | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Reika Hashimoto, Kyôko Koizumi, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 8,806

8. Tideland (2005)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

26 Metascore

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly, Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer

Votes: 30,309 | Gross: $0.07M

9. Open Your Eyes (1997)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Votes: 60,007 | Gross: $0.37M

10. The Good Night (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

49 Metascore

A former pop star who now writes commercial jingles for a living experiences a mid-life crisis.

Director: Jake Paltrow | Stars: Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Penélope Cruz, Keith Allen

Votes: 8,051 | Gross: $0.02M

11. eXistenZ (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 88,297 | Gross: $2.84M

12. Barracuda (1997)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

A mad but cunning old man imprisons a young man in his apartment to be his friend.

Director: Philippe Haïm | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Guillaume Canet, Claire Keim, Michel Scourneau

Votes: 467

13. American Fable (2016)

Not Rated | 96 min | Thriller

55 Metascore

After 11-year-old Gitty discovers a man who can grant wishes hiding in her family's silo, she is forced to choose between saving the man's life and protecting her family.

Director: Anne Hamilton | Stars: Peyton Kennedy, Richard Schiff, Kip Pardue, Marci Miller

Votes: 3,476

14. The Rambler (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

32 Metascore

A quiet drifter leaves prison, finds home on the road.

Director: Calvin Reeder | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher, Natasha Lyonne, James Cady

Votes: 850

15. Re-cycle (2006)

R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer Tsui Ting-Yin is without inspiration and having difficulties to write her new novel in ... See full summary »

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Angelica Lee, Soi Cheang, Ekin Cheng, Lawrence Chou

Votes: 4,608

16. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 10,411

17. Parasomnia (2008)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

A horror-thriller centered on a woman (Wilson) suffering from a medical condition that causes her to sleep her life away, waking briefly on rare occasions.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Sean Young, Patrick Kilpatrick, Dylan McKnight, Cherilyn Wilson

Votes: 2,194

18. Ava's Possessions (2015)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

53 Metascore

A young woman recovers from a demonic possession.

Director: Jordan Galland | Stars: Louisa Krause, Whitney Able, Deborah Rush, William Sadler

Votes: 2,682

19. Fear X (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Thriller

61 Metascore

When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: John Turturro, Deborah Kara Unger, Stephen Eric McIntyre, William Allen Young

Votes: 6,350

20. Hellions (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

34 Metascore

A teenager must survive a Halloween night from Hell when malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Chloe Rose, Rachel Wilson, Rossif Sutherland, Peter DaCunha

Votes: 2,816

21. The Science of Sleep (2006)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, Alain Chabat

Votes: 65,935 | Gross: $4.66M

22. Falling Water (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An intersection between reality and unconscious thought, follow three strangers who slowly realize that they are dreaming parts of a bigger, more sinister tragedy.

Stars: David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré, Will Yun Lee, Kai Lennox

Votes: 2,761

23. Nobody (2007)

88 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A nameless assassin is hunted through the dark streets of an empty city, pursued by the mysterious man he had just killed...

Director: Shawn Linden | Stars: Costas Mandylor, Darren Wall, Ed O'Ross, Dawn Johnson

Votes: 427

24. Condemned (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

14 Metascore

Fed up with her parents' bickering, poor-little-rich-girl Maya (Dylan Penn) moves in with her boyfriend who is squatting in an old, condemned building on Manhattan's Lower East Side. With ... See full summary »

Director: Eli Morgan Gesner | Stars: Dylan Penn, Ronen Rubinstein, Genevieve Hudson-Price, Honor Titus

Votes: 956

25. Frank (II) (2014)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Moira Brooker

Votes: 70,673 | Gross: $0.64M

26. Over Your Dead Body (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

A star, Miyuki Goto (Ko Shibasaki) plays Oiwa, the protagonist in a new play based on the ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. She pulls some strings to get her lover, Kosuke Hasegawa (Ebizo ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Hideaki Itô, Ebizô Ichikawa, Hitomi Katayama

Votes: 1,032

27. Tormented (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

Daigo doesn't go to school anymore. His sister, Kiriko, is worried and their father is no help. Now Daigo is missing. He's in danger, and Kiriko will have to follow him into a world of nightmares to discover the truth.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Hikari Mitsushima, Takeru Shibuya, Tamaki Ogawa, Nao Ohmori

Votes: 501

28. Ink (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares.

Director: Jamin Winans | Stars: Christopher Soren Kelly, Quinn Hunchar, Jessica Duffy, Jennifer Batter

Votes: 20,420

29. The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

R | 76 min | Drama, Horror

63 Metascore

A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.

Director: Nicolas Pesce | Stars: Kika Magalhães, Will Brill, Olivia Bond, Paul Nazak

Votes: 9,727 | Gross: $0.03M

30. Before I Wake (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

68 Metascore

A couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 33,657

31. Marebito (2004)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

50 Metascore

A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Tomomi Miyashita, Kazuhiro Nakahara, Miho Ninagawa

Votes: 4,600 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Boys in the Trees (2016)

TV-MA | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.

Director: Nicholas Verso | Stars: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Justin Holborow

Votes: 3,044

33. Never Here (2017)

R | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

66 Metascore

Disturbing events lead an artist who photographs strangers to suspect that someone out there is watching HER. Boundaries blur between real and imaginary, crime and art, the watcher and the watched.

Director: Camille Thoman | Stars: Mireille Enos, Sam Shepard, Goran Visnjic, Vincent Piazza

Votes: 772

34. Dave Made a Maze (2017)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.

Director: Bill Watterson | Stars: Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Nick Thune, Adam Busch, James Urbaniak

Votes: 4,398 | Gross: $0.03M

35. Evolution (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

77 Metascore

The only residents of young Nicholas' sea-side town are women and boys. When he sees a corpse in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Stars: Marta Blanc, Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier

Votes: 5,438

36. Welcome the Stranger (2018)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery

On the wings of a bad break-up, Alice arrives unannounced at her estranged brother Ethan's house in an attempt to reconcile. While avoiding entirely their family's stormy past - she begins ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: Abbey Lee, Caleb Landry Jones, Riley Keough, Rosemary Howard

Votes: 1,257

37. Valley of Shadows (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In this mystery drama we follow Aslak (6) in a quest for answers about recent tragic events. Valley of Shadows is a film in the tradition of the Scandinavian Gothic.

Director: Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen | Stars: Adam Ekeli, Kathrine Fagerland, John Olav Nilsen, Lennard Salamon

Votes: 684

38. I Kill Giants (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

74 Metascore

Barbara Thorson struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters.

Director: Anders Walter | Stars: Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Sydney Wade

Votes: 24,249

39. The Whispering Star (2015)

100 min | Sci-Fi

A feminine android delivers packages to the scattered humans in the galaxy. With years to spare the android and us have time to contemplate what it is to be human.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Kenji Endo, Yûto Ikeda, Megumi Kagurazaka, Kôko Mori

Votes: 638

40. Down Down the Deep River (2014)

41 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

A poetic, abstract tribute to classic children's fantasy films, "Down Down the Deep River" was conceived as a visual song and written and directed by Will Sheff, lead singer and writer for ... See full summary »

Director: Will Sheff | Stars: Dustin Cournoyer, Griffin Gamache, Ben Abbatiello, Quinn Biron

Votes: 30

41. Lesson Faust (1994)

97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An ordinary man is lured into a strange puppet theatre by a map and finds himself embroiled in a production of the Faustian legend.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimír Kudla, Antonin Zacpal

Votes: 3,245

42. The Nines (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

52 Metascore

A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.

Director: John August | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning

Votes: 31,630 | Gross: $0.06M

43. I Am a Ghost (2012)

76 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Emily, a troubled spirit, haunts her own house every day, wondering why she can't leave. With the help of Sylvia, a clairvoyant hired to rid the house of spirits, Emily is forced into a '... See full summary »

Director: H.P. Mendoza | Stars: Anna Ishida, Jeannie Barroga, Rick Burkhardt, Juliet Heller

Votes: 919

44. House of Voices (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Lou Doillon, Catriona MacColl, Dorina Lazar

Votes: 4,192

45. Everything Beautiful Is Far Away (2017)

Not Rated | 91 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A guy, a girl, and a robothead hike across a desert planet in search of a mythical lake.

Directors: Pete Ohs, Andrea Sisson | Stars: Julia Garner, Joseph Cross, C.S. Lee, Jillian Mayer

Votes: 688

46. The Blackcoat's Daughter (I) (2015)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar

Votes: 14,034 | Gross: $0.02M

47. November (2017)

115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

79 Metascore

In a poor Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

Director: Rainer Sarnet | Stars: Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Katariina Unt

Votes: 2,657 | Gross: $0.02M

48. Possum (2018)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

64 Metascore

After returning to his childhood home, a disgraced children's puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life.

Director: Matthew Holness | Stars: Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong, Simon Bubb, Andy Blithe

Votes: 2,458



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