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The Best Movies That Are Super Weird

Updated February 18, 2021 7.5k votes 1.3k voters 110.0k views101 items

List RulesVote up your favorite really weird movies and films.

Here is a list of the best weird movies to watch. This list compiles the greatest bizarre films of all time that also happen to be the strangest movies ever made. 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 top films 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.

Vote up your favorite weird and bizarre movies to help them get to the top of the list and vote down any that you never want to watch again.

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke

    Released1971

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    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale

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    Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt

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    Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist

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