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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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Seven Servants


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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 breath. The film premiered at the 1996 Locarno Film Festival. ...more

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Actors: Anthony Quinn, Audra McDonald, David Warner, Alexandra Stewart, Sonja Kirchberger, + more

Initial Release: 1996

Directed by: Daryush Shokof

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#1 on The Best Surrealist Films

#1 on The Best Movies With Seven in the Title

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Weird Movies
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A Clockwork Orange


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 delinquency, youth gangs, and other social, political, and ...more

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Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff, David Prowse, Adrienne Corri, + more

Initial Release: 1971

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Tagline: The Breakthrough Presentation Of Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange For The Millions Who Were Not Allowed To See It Until Now!, Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven.

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#45 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#2 on The Best British Thriller Movies

#13 on The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins

#3 on The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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Being John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Weird Movies
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Being John Malkovich


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, Cusack plays Craig Schwartz, a puppeteer who finds a portal ...more

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Actors: Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, Winona Ryder, + more

Initial Release: 1999

Directed by: Spike Jonze

Tagline: Be All That Someone Else Can Be, Ever wanted to be someone else? Now you can.

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#7 on The Best Movies of 1999

#54 on The Best Hipster Movies

#90 on The Funniest '90s Movies

#12 on The Most Confusing Movies Ever Made

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Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Weird Movies
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Eraserhead


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 assistance of the American Film Institute during the ...more

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Actors: Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk, Charlotte Stewart, Judith Anna Roberts, + more

Initial Release: 1977

Directed by: David Lynch

Tagline: A dream of dark and troubling things, In Heaven Everything Is Fine., Where your nightmares end...

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#37 on The Best '70s Horror Movies

#25 on The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

#87 on The Best '70s Movies

#68 on The Best Hipster Movies

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