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List Rules Really great, but really weird movies and films.

List of the best weird movies. This list compiles the greatest films of all time that also happen to be the strangest. Whether surreal or just odd, if off-beat movies are your thing, then peruse this list to catch the ones you have yet to see and vote up the ones you think are the absolute weirdest. Many of these movies have won multiple Academy Awards and/or Golden Globes, although they really would have fared even better if there was a category for "Weirdest Motion Picture." If you thought Being John Malkovich was out there, just wait until you check out the rest of these flicks.
 
Great movies like Eraserhead, directed by the famously unusual David Lynch, are accompanied on this list by other works of fellow famous directors like Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. There are also good (but still weird) foreign films, such as Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou and Ingmar Bergman's Persona. All of these movies might be weird, off-color, freaky, surrealist, or blend genres you didn't think could be blended (what on earth is I'm Still Here with Joaquin Phoenix?) but they are also undeniably fantastic films.

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Weird Movies
A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange. It employs disturbing, violent images to comment on psychiatry, juvenile ...more

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Daryush Shokof added Seven Servants Anthony Quinn, Audra McDonald, David Warner Seven Servants is a USA — Germany co-production 1996 German drama — comedy film directed by Daryush Shokof. The movie is about a man named Archie, portrayed by Anthony Quinn, who wishes to unite and "connect" the races until his last ...more

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Being John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Being John Malkovich Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. It stars John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener, with John Malkovich as a fictional version of himself. In the film, ...more

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Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Eraserhead Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk Eraserhead is a 1977 American surrealist body horror film written and directed by filmmaker David Lynch. Shot in black-and-white, Eraserhead is Lynch's first feature-length film, coming after several short works. The film was produced with the ...more

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An Andalusian Dog is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Un Chien Andalou Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Luis Buñuel, Simone Mareuil UN CHIEN ANDALOU consists of sixteen minutes of bizarre and surreal images that may or may not mean anything. In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open, juxtaposed with a cloud obscuring the moon, a woman pokes at a severed hand in ...more

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Persona is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Persona Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand Persona is a 1966 black and white Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann. Persona’s story revolves around a young nurse named Alma and her patient, a well-known stage actress named ...more

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Weird Movies
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical stage production, The Rocky Horror Show, music, ...more

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The Seventh Seal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Weird Movies
The Seventh Seal Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in Denmark during the Black Death, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death, ...more

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Barton Fink is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Barton Fink John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand Barton Fink is a 1991 American period film written, produced, directed and edited by the Coen brothers. Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright who is hired to write scripts for a film studio in ...more

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Pi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Pi Mark Margolis, Ajay Naidu, Clint Mansell Pi, also titled π, is a 1998 American surrealist psychological thriller film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky in his directorial debut. The film earned Aronofsky the Directing Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, the Independent ...more

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Jeepzeke added Pink Floyd – The Wall Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley Pink Floyd - The Wall is a fulldome production about Pink Floyd’s album The Wall. It was screened at 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival.

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The Lobster Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell The Lobster is an upcoming science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English-language debut. Its script was awarded the ARTE International Prize for Best CineMart 2013 Project at the 42nd ...more

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La Jetée is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Weird Movies
La Jetée William Klein, Etienne Becker, Jean Négroni La Jetée, is a 1962 French science fiction featurette by Chris Marker. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, it tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel. It is 28 mins long, black and white. It won the ...more

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bahar-kılıç added Santa Sangre Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Adan Jodorowsky Santa Sangre is a 1989 Mexican-Italian avant-garde Horror film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and written by Jodorowsky along with Claudio Argento and Roberto Leoni. Divided into both a flashback and a flash-forward, the film, which is set in ...more

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clash1977 added Dead Man Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt Dead Man is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Michael Wincott, Lance Henriksen, Gabriel Byrne, and Robert Mitchum. The ...more

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American erotic thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was his last film, as he died six days after showing ...more

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Jeepzeke added Drugstore Cowboy Heather Graham, Matt Dillon, William S. Burroughs Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 American crime drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Van Sant and Daniel Yost, based on an autobiographical novel by James Fogle. Matt Dillon stars in the title role, and Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham, and ...more

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bahar-kılıç added Dumplings Bai Ling, Miriam Yeung, Tony Leung Ka-fai Dumplings is a 2004 Hong Kong horror film, directed by Fruit Chan. It was expanded from a short segment in the horror compilation, Three... Extremes. The film is rated as Category III in Hong Kong. It premiered in Germany during the Berlin ...more

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Happiness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Happiness Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz Happiness is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz, that portrays the lives of three sisters, their families and those around them. The film was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival for ...more

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Tom Islava added Birdman Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton Birdman or, commonly referred to as Birdman, is a 2014 American black comedy-drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It stars Michael Keaton with a supporting cast of Zach Galifianakis, ...more

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punksnotdead added Liquid Sky Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist, Bob Brady Liquid Sky is an independent American science fiction film. It debuted at the Montreal Film festival in August 1982 and was well received at several film festivals thereafter. It was produced with a budget of $500,000. It became the most ...more

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bahar-kılıç added Taxidermia Erwin Leder, Gábor Máté, Piroska Molnár Taxidermia is a 2006 Hungarian comedy-drama horror film directed by György Pálfi. The film is a metaphorical socio-political retelling of Hungary's history from the Second World War to the present day. The story is told by means of ...more

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A Serious Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Weird Movies
A Serious Man Simon Helberg, Richard Kind, Adam Arkin A Serious Man is a 2009 dark comedy written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars Michael Stuhlbarg as a Minnesota Jewish man whose life crumbles both professionally and personally, leading him to questions about ...more

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Punch-Drunk Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Punch-Drunk Love Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Watson Punch-Drunk Love is a 2002 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Luis Guzmán. After the release of his previous film ...more

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bahar-kılıç added The American Astronaut James Ransone, Annie Golden, Tom Aldredge The American Astronaut is a 2001 space-western/musical, directed by and starring Cory McAbee. The film was released on DVD in Spring of 2005. The band Billy Nayer Show, helmed by McAbee, wrote and performed the film's soundtrack. ...more

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punksnotdead added Insignificance Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell Insignificance is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg, produced by Jeremy Thomas and Alexander Stuart, and adapted by Terry Johnson from his play of the same name. The film is set in 1954, with most of the action taking ...more

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Welcome to the Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Welcome to the Dollhouse Heather Matarazzo, Eric Mabius, Ken Leung Welcome to the Dollhouse is a 1995 American independent coming of age comedy film. An independent film, it launched the careers of Todd Solondz and Heather Matarazzo.

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I'm Still Here is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Weird Movies
I'm Still Here Antony Chester Langdon I'm Still Here is a 2010 documentary film directed by Casey Affleck.

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I Heart Huckabees is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Weird Movies
I Heart Huckabees Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher, Mark Wahlberg I ♥ Huckabees is a 2004 American philosophical comedy film from Fox Searchlight. It was produced and directed by David O. Russell, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jeff Baena. The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Dustin Hoffman, ...more

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Jennifer's Body is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Jennifer's Body Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt Jennifer's Body is a 2009 black comedy horror film written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama. The film stars Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, and Adam Brody. Fox portrays a demonically possessed high school cheerleader who ...more

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La Moustache is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Weird Movies
La Moustache Mathieu Amalric, Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos La Moustache is a French film from 2005, directed by Emmanuel Carrère and starring Vincent Lindon, and adapted from Carrère's own novel. The film features music from Philip Glass. The film was awarded the Label Europa Cinemas ...more

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Visioneers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Weird Movies
Visioneers Zach Galifianakis, Judy Greer, Missi Pyle When people begin exploding from stress, George Washington Winsterhammerman tries to ignore the epidemic and live his usual life, but then he suffers his first symptom.