The weirdest films I've watched

by guisreis | created - 08 Jan 2014 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

In alphabetical order. Not necessarily the worst (some of them are good; the worst movies are in another list), but the weirdest that I remember. There is also a huge difference between the weird movies and the innovative ones, to which I made another list.

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1. Goodbye to Language (2014)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

A silent, surreal parallel between a couple and a dog.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdelli, Richard Chevallier, Zoé Bruneau

Votes: 5,035

2. Animal político (2016)

76 min | Drama

A cow tries to convince herself she's really happy. But one evening, just before Christmas, she is overwhelmed by a sense of emptiness - a strange, new experience. The crisis makes her ... See full summary »

Director: Tião | Stars: Rodrigo Bolzan, Elisa Heidrich, Victor Laet, Mário Sérgio

Votes: 135

3. The Amazing Bulk (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 76 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Henry 'Hank' Howard works as a scientist in a military lab, trying to create a superhuman formula but with little success. He is also in love with the daughter of his boss, a general. In an... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Schoenbrun | Stars: Terence Lording, Shevaun Kastl, Randal Malone, Juliette Angeli

Votes: 2,344

4. Amor Estranho Amor (1982)

R | 97 min | Drama

São Paulo, 1937. Hugo is a12-year-old teenage boy who came from Santa Catarina, being brought by his grandmother to return him to his mother, Anna who is a lover of Osmar, the the most ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Hugo Khouri | Stars: Vera Fischer, Tarcísio Meira, Xuxa, Íris Bruzzi

Votes: 849

5. Um Anjo Mau (1971)

109 min | Drama

A poor and beautiful young woman living in the backwoods of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, is protected by a peasant.

Director: Roberto Santos | Stars: Adriana Prieto, Flávio Porto, Francisco Di Franco, Afonso Cláudio

Votes: 20

6. Thirst (2009)

R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

73 Metascore

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hee-jin Choi, Dong-soo Seo

Votes: 39,281 | Gross: $0.30M

7. Batman Dracula (1964)

54 min | Drama

Andy Warhol's infamous lost campy classic charting the adventures of Batman two years before Adam West donned the Caped Crusader's wings in the classic TV show.

Director: Andy Warhol | Stars: Gregory Battcock, David Bourdon, Tally Brown, Rufus Collins

Votes: 106

8. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 241,463 | Gross: $73.71M

9. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

63 Metascore

In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 20,948

Die Blechtrommel

10. 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: 167,393 | Gross: $8.55M

11. Cavaleiro Jorge (2000)

13 min | Short, Animation

The story of Knight Jorge before he becomes Saint.

Director: Otto Guerra | Stars: Cleo de Paris, Edu K, Leonardo Machado

Votes: 15

12. An Andalusian Dog (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 17 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 43,150

13. La Ciénaga (2001)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

The life of two women and their families in a small provincial town of Salta, Argentina.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemián, Leonora Balcarce

Votes: 4,890 | Gross: $0.10M

14. Cleópatra (2007)

116 min | Drama, Romance

The great battles are the backdrop for the unfolding of the Egyptian Queen's personal life. Cleopatra's strategy is to seduce the Roman general Julius Caesar and Mark Antony to protect their civilization.

Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Alessandra Negrini, Miguel Falabella, Bruno Garcia, Taumaturgo Ferreira

Votes: 192

15. Les Cousins (1959)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

A pair of cousins share a flat, but animosity begins to build between the two when a woman gets involved.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Juliette Mayniel, Guy Decomble

Votes: 2,315

16. Eraserhead (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

87 Metascore

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 93,744 | Gross: $7.00M

17. Love Me Forever or Never (1986)

110 min | Drama

Young and recently separated couple meet in a modern house and start discussing their past relationship.

Director: Arnaldo Jabor | Stars: Fernanda Torres, Thales Pan Chacon

Votes: 384

18. I Love You (1981)

R | 110 min | Drama

Man meets woman, and invites her home. The two start an intense relationship in order to shield themselves from loneliness.

Director: Arnaldo Jabor | Stars: Sônia Braga, Paulo César Peréio, Vera Fischer, Tarcísio Meira

Votes: 513

19. Ex isto (2016)

86 min | Drama

The famous philosopher and mathematician René Descartes (João Miguel) arrives in Brazil, where he travels in the tropics. An imaginary landing in which Descartes appears on the effect of ... See full summary »

Director: Cao Guimarães | Star: João Miguel

Votes: 20

20. Phase 7 (2010)

R | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors.

Director: Nicolás Goldbart | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Jazmín Stuart, Yayo Guridi, Federico Luppi

Votes: 2,989

22. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 74,391 | Gross: $2.85M

There are brilliant moments, perhaps the movie would be perfect if some parts had been cut.

23. The Great Mystical Circus (2018)

105 min | Drama

Follows a century in the lives of the Knieps, an Austrian family of circus owners.

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Albano Jerónimo, Nuno Lopes, Catherine Mouchet

Votes: 376

24. Conjugal Warfare (1974)

93 min | Comedy

Many stories revolving around a poor couple who, in spite of hating each other, still live together under the same roof.

Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade | Stars: Lima Duarte, Joffre Soares, Carmem Silva, Carlos Gregório

Votes: 139

A Brazilian movie about misogyny.

25. Hansel and Gretel (1983 TV Movie)

45 min | Fantasy

This is Tim Burton's Disney Channel Halloween film short that only aired once. It combines live action and stop-motion, making for a creepy adventure into the woods.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Yama, Andy Lee, Alison Hong, Jim Ishida

Votes: 627

26. The Hearts of Age (1934)

8 min | Short

A colonial scene in the U.S. An old lady sits astride a bell while a man in blackface, wig, and livery pulls the bell rope. From an upper door emerges an old man, dressed as a dandy, who ... See full summary »

Directors: William Vance, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Virginia Nicolson, William Vance, Edgerton Paul

Votes: 1,035

27. HK: Forbidden Super Hero (2013)

106 min | Comedy

A high school boy receives mysterious superpowers from aliens.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Ryôhei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Muro, Ken Yasuda

Votes: 2,057

28. The Age of the Earth (1980)

140 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

Four Third-World Christs try to stop the American industrialist John Brahms in Glauber Rocha's experimental film inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini's murder.

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Maurício do Valle, Jece Valadão, Antonio Pitanga, Tarcísio Meira

Votes: 405

29. The Idiots (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing, Troels Lyby

Votes: 28,378 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Hail Mary (1985)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

A college student gets pregnant without having intercourse, affecting people close and unrelated to her in different ways.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste, Manon Andersen

Votes: 2,772

"Je vous salue, Marie".

31. Kenzo World (2016 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Be free of your daily boring life.

Director: Spike Jonze | Star: Margaret Qualley

Votes: 1,326

32. Kekkô Kamen (2004)

70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A school that teaches young boys and girls how to become famous anchorpeople in the media. But there is something strange going in this school. The facility takes a sick pride in handing ... See full summary »

Director: Takafumi Nagamine | Stars: Nao Eguchi, Kie Ikuta, Juri Inahara, Kenjirô Ishimaru

Votes: 265

33. Dogtooth (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 72,318 | Gross: $0.11M


A mix of campy comedy, anachronic cangaço (kind of Brazilian Western) in which the cangaceiros love contemporary football-soccer, bad martial arts (both "kung fu" and capoeira), pornochanchada (sexploitation genre present in most of Brazilian films from that decade) and stygmatisation of homossexuals by deriding them with stereotypes.

35. Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças (1970)

103 min | Drama

A Latin-American insurgent and a black leader join forces to free an African nation. But they'll have to face a German mercenary aided by an American agent and a Portuguese advisor, all working for a mysterious woman.

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Rada Rassimov, Giulio Brogi, Gabriele Tinti, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Votes: 185

36. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Siu-Wong Fan, Mei Sheng Fan, Ka-Kui Ho, Yukari Ôshima

Votes: 11,778

"Lik wong".

37. Lonesome Cowboys (1968)

X | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Five lonesome cowboys get all hot & bothered at home en the range after confronting Ramona Alvarez and her nurse.

Directors: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey | Stars: Viva, Tom Hompertz, Louis Waldon, Eric Emerson

Votes: 443 | Gross: $0.09M

38. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk

Votes: 12,277 | Gross: $0.18M

Loong Boonmee raleuk chat.

39. Mickey Mouse (2013– )

TV-G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey Mouse takes on new adventures finding himself in silly situations in different settings.

Stars: Chris Diamantopoulos, Russi Taylor, Bill Farmer, Tony Anselmo

Votes: 1,687

Not a film, but this nice TV show deserves to be mentioned.

40. Mr. Freedom (1968)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

Mr. Freedom is an all-American superhero that destroys everyone who even remotely disagrees with imperialism. The film accounts his latest assignment to save France from being taken over by the commies.

Director: William Klein | Stars: John Abbey, Delphine Seyrig, Donald Pleasence, Jean-Claude Drouot

Votes: 948

The first 11 minutes are fantastic, but the whole film is strange.

41. Monkey Joy (2008)

8 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

The arrival of a revolutionary product shakes the monotony of Amsterdam. Taking as a starting point images captured during six months of the Dutch daily life, the director and designer Amir... See full summary »

Director: Amir Admoni

42. Monsieur Fantômas (1937)

17 min | Short, Mystery

In this surrealist piece of avant-garde generation of Belgian cinema, French masked master of crime Fantômas travels through the world seeking his beloved Elvire. He destroys all decency in his trip, as a great mischief-maker.

Director: Ernst Moerman | Stars: Jacqueline Arpé, Françoise Bert, L. Degroote, R. Donkers

Votes: 79

44. Natimorto (2009)

92 min | Drama

A talent agent summons a young singer to Sao Paulo in order to present her to a renowned maestro. While they wait for the day of the audition, they stay in a hotel room where, over ... See full summary »

Director: Paulo Machline | Stars: Betty Gofman, Lourenço Mutarelli, Simone Spoladore

Votes: 143

45. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

Votes: 204,812 | Gross: $50.28M

46. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy