Weird The Best Movies That Are Super Weird  

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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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Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Being John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Jonathan Jordan added Brazil Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm Brazil is a 1985 British film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. British National Cinema by Sarah Street describes the film as a ...more

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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Emeraldkat added Donnie Darko Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena ...more

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An Andalusian Dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Luke Albright added Spirited Away Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, ...more

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Rubber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Luke Albright added Rubber Haley Ramm, Jack Plotnick, David Bowe Rubber is a 2010 film written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. "Quentin Dupieux (aka Mr. Oizo) first entered the public conscious when his thumping techno track "Flat Beat" was ...more

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Pi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Persona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Pink Floyd – The Wall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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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Santa Sangre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Mother is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
LlewynWilkinson added Mother Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer mother! is an American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting ...more

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Taxidermia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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The Seventh Seal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Emeraldkat added Pan's Labyrinth Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats Pan's Labyrinth, originally known in Spanish as El laberinto del fauno, is a 2006 Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film written and directed by Mexican Guillermo del Toro. It was produced and ...more

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The City of Lost Children is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Emeraldkat added The City of Lost Children Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Pinon The City of Lost Children is a 1995 French-German-Spanish science fantasy drama film directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Ron Perlman, who does not speak French, and ...more

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Emeraldkat added Old Boy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. ...more

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Freaks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
maEEaranavaYo added Freaks Wallace Ford, Edward Brophy, Roscoe Ates Freaks is a 1932 American horror film in which the eponymous characters were played by people who worked as carnival sideshow performers and had real deformities. The original version was ...more

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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Emeraldkat added Dead Alive Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme Braindead, released as Dead Alive in North America, is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, ...more

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Barton Fink is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Liquid Sky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Pink Flamingos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
maEEaranavaYo added Pink Flamingos John Waters, Divine, Mink Stole Pink Flamingos is a 1972 American transgressive black comedy exploitation film written, produced, scored, shot, edited, narrated, and directed by John Waters. When the film was initially ...more

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Dead Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Birdman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Happiness is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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Time Bandits is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Emeraldkat added Time Bandits Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam, and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian ...more

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Dumplings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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The Hourglass Sanatorium is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Pat_Angus added The Hourglass Sanatorium Jan Nowicki, Gustaw Holoubek, Mieczyslaw Voit The Hourglass Sanatorium is a 1973 Polish film directed by Wojciech Jerzy Has, starring Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Kondrat, Mieczysław Voit, Halina Kowalska and Gustaw Holoubek. It is also known as ...more

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La Jetée is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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. ...more

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Synecdoche, New York is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
LlewynWilkinson added Synecdoche, New York Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Philip Seymour Hoffman Synecdoche, New York is a 2008 American postmodern drama film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. It is Kaufman's directorial debut. The plot follows an ...more

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The Greasy Strangler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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Tusk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
LlewynWilkinson added Tusk Johnny Depp, Haley Joel Osment, Génesis Rodríguez Tusk is a 2014 American body horror film written and directed by Kevin Smith, based on a story from his SModcast podcast. The film stars Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, ...more

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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
LlewynWilkinson added Dark City Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer. The film stars Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, ...more

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Marquis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
AndersLankford added Marquis Michel Robin, François Marthouret, Bien De Moor Marquis is a 1989 French-language film, produced in Belgium and France, based on the life and writings of the Marquis de Sade. All the actors wear animal masks, and their voices are dubbed. ...more

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Sorry to Bother You is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Sorry to Bother You Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American sci-fi fantasy comedy film directed by Boots Riley. In an alternate reality of Oakland, California, a young African-American telemarketer (Lakeith ...more

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Delicatessen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Emeraldkat added Delicatessen Dominique Pinon, Karin Viard, Ticky Holgado Delicatessen is a 1991 French film, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, starring Dominique Pinon and Karin Viard. It is set in an apartment building in a post-apocalyptic France of an ...more

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A Scanner Darkly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Emeraldkat added A Scanner Darkly Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 American animated science fiction thriller film directed by Richard Linklater based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick. The film tells the story of ...more

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John Dies at the End is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Emeraldkat added John Dies at the End Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones John Dies at the End is a 2012 American dark comedy horror film written and directed by Don Coscarelli, based on David Wong's novel of the same name. Principal photography began in October 2010, ...more

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Deathgasm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
mwood20 added Deathgasm Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman Deathgasm is a 2015 New Zealand comedy horror film directed by Jason Lei Howden. A pair of misfit heavy metal fans unintentionally summon a demon.

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Wake in Fright is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Casting-UlrichSeidlFilm added Wake in Fright Donald Pleasence, Jack Thompson, John Meillon Wake in Fright is a 1971 Australian-American thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence and Chips Rafferty. The screenplay was written by Evan Jones, based ...more

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Bad Taste is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Emeraldkat added Bad Taste Peter Jackson, Craig Smith, Pete O'Herne Bad Taste is a 1987 splatter science fiction horror comedy film directed, written, produced, photographed, co-edited by and co-starring Peter Jackson, who also made most of the makeup and ...more

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Drugstore Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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A Serious Man is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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The American Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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 ...more

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
Luke Albright added The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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Welcome to the Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies That Are Super Weird
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.