Best Bizarre Movies

  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich (R, 1999)

    John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, Orson Bean
    Would you pay money to journey into the mind of the star of Con Air, The Killing Fields, and In The ... read moreLine of Fire? Puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is having money problems, so he takes a temporary job as a file clerk on the seventh-and-a-half floor of a large office building. One day, while rummaging behind a cabinet, he finds a small door that leads to the center of the mind of actor John Malkovich (played by, you guessed it, John Malkovich). Craig discovers that entering the portal allows him to become John Malkovich for a brief spell, and in time he and his beautiful but aloof co-worker Maxine (Catherine Keener) get the bright idea to charge admission for the privilege of spending 15 minutes inside the head of a well-known actor. Malkovich realizes that something strange is happening to him, but can do little to stop it, as strangers take over his mind for a quarter-hour at a time. Craig's wife, Lotte (Cameron Diaz), eventually takes a trip into Malkovich's psyche, and she soon finds herself in love with Maxine, with whom Malkovich has an affair; meanwhile, Maxine in time becomes infatuated with both Craig and Lotte, but only when they're inside Malkovich. Being John Malkovich marked the feature-length debut of director Spike Jonze, who previously made acclaimed music videos for Weezer, the Beastie Boys, and the Breeders, among others. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb1238400257: . The movie is so far fetched and so bizarre at times yet it knows exactly what its supposed to be. Its not for everyone but I highly rec
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb511895794: A very bizarre film about a man who finds a portal into the actor John Malkovich. It has a great cast and h
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
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      fb100000114322293: Few words can be used to describe this movie and it certainly is beyond bizarre. As the story unfolds, new themes are continually introduced. As the end draws near one beco
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Fountain

    The Fountain (PG-13, 2006)

    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie
    Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky switches gears from drug-induced urban malaise to abst... read moreract science fiction with this time-tripping symbolic tale of a man's thousand-year quest to save the woman he loves. Moving between representational stories and images, this meditation on life and death focuses on the concept of the mythical Tree of Life that is said to bestow immortality to all who drink of its sap. In one of the film's allegorical timelines, a 16th century Spanish conquistador played by Hugh Jackman sets out to find the tree in order to save his queen (Rachel Weisz) from the Inquisition. Another conceptual story finds Jackman centuries later, struggling with mortality as a modern-day scientist desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. The third and most abstract concept finds Jackman as a different incarnation of the same character-idea, this time questing for eternal life within the confines of a floating sphere transporting the aged Tree of Life through the depths of space. Even more avant-garde than his breakthrough film Pi, The Fountain finds Aronofsky almost completely abandoning conventional story structure in favor of something more cinematically abstract. Though the film was originally slapped with an R by the MPAA, Aronofsky and co. re-edited it to conform to a PG-13 rating. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • American Psycho

    American Psycho (R, 2000)

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Mathis
    Patrick Bateman is young, white, beautiful, ivy leagued, and indistinguishable from his Wall Street ... read morecolleagues. Shielded by conformity, privilege, and wealth, Bateman is also the ultimate serial killer, roaming freely and fearlessly. His murderous impulses are fueled by zealous materialism and piercing envy when he discovers someone else has acquired more than he has. After a colleague presents a business card superior in ink and paper to his, Bateman's blood thirst sharpens, and he steps up his homicidal activities to a frenzied pitch. Hatchets fly, butcher knives chop, chainsaws rip, and surgical instruments mutilate-how far will Bateman go? How much can he get away with?
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      fb100001751239879: This has to be one of the most ( if not the most) bizarre movies I've ever seen! Terrific performance by Christian bale as the psychotic Patrick Batem
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      CloudStrife84: . Dark and often bizarre, yet also with a strange humorous quality in all the madness that springs from Bateman's hea
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb593374368: A bizarre, chilling, creepy, funny thriller/comedy with a comedic/creepy performance by Christian Bale
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead (R, 1977)

    Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jeanne Bates, Allen Joseph, Judith Anna Roberts
    This surreal nightmare examines male paranoia. Our hero and title character, Henry, faces a number o... read moref horrifying obstacles in meeting someone of the opposite sex, meeting her parents, and procreating. Produced during a one-and-a-half-year period while director David Lynch was a student at the American Film Institute, the film launched him as a major new talent admired by cinephiles and filmmakers all over the world. It stands today as a milestone in personal, independent filmmaking.
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      fb1360704173: One of the most fascinating, bizarre and surreal film experiences I have ever had, brilliant brilliant film making !
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      anthonymorales1021: So bizarre and scary but at the same time very funny. David Lynch has a sick sense of humor and I love
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100001961209899: This film is utterly bizarre. David Lynch may be a genius, but genius & madness go hand in hand & this is just madness. I
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (R, 2006)

    Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dustin Hoffman, Karoline Herfurth
    "Perfume" is a terrifying story of murder and obsession set in 18th-century France. Jean-Baptiste Gr... read moreenouille has a unique talent for discerning the scents and smells that swirl around him, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. Strangely lacking any scent of his own, he becomes obsessed with capturing the irresistible but elusive aroma of young womanhood. As Grenouille's obsession turns deadly, 12 young girls are found murdered. Panic breaks out as people rush to protect their daughters, while an unrepentant and unrelenting Grenouille still lacks the final ingredient to complete his quest.
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      evilbarbie1: Bizarre film with a real dark sinister feel that you get from a Tim Burton film, I was surprised it
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • nysa00
      nysa00: One of the strangest movies ever made, and not a good strange, just a really bizarre strange.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      fb100001894377575: . I love the cinematographical feast and the increasingly bizarre storyline. I wouldn't call this a thinker movie, it's more of a open mind ride.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R, 1975)

    Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Jonathan Adams
    This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majo... read morers (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet. With assistants Columbia (Nell Campbell) and Magenta (Patricia Quinn) looking on, Frank unveils his latest creation -- a figure wrapped in gauze and submerged in a tank full of liquid. With the addition of colored dyes and some assistance from the weather, Frank brings to life a blonde young beefcake wearing nothing but skimpy shorts, who launches into song in his first minute of life. Just when Brad and Janet think things couldn't get any stranger, a biker (Meat Loaf) bursts onto the scene to reclaim Columbia, his ex-girlfriend. When Frank kills the biker, it's clear that Brad and Janet will be guests for the night, and that they may be next on Frank's list -- whether for murder or carnal delights is uncertain. And just what is that mystery meat they're eating for dinner, anyway? In addition to playing Riff Raff, O'Brien wrote the catchy songs, with John Barry and Richard Hartley composing the score. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi
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      fb516314239: . It was so bizarre I don't know how to describe it. But it's something everyone should see.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
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      fb511895794: A super bizarre film. I'm glad to have finally watched this cult classic after hearing so many references to
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb727413932: 100% original, bizarre, funny and great music make this movie a great cult classic, without a doubt the best musica
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive (R, 2001)

    Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya
    Along Mulholland Drive nothing is what it seems. In the unreal universe of Los Angeles, the city bar... read morees its schizophrenic nature, an uneasy blend of innocence and corruption, love and loneliness, beauty and depravity. A woman is left with amnesia following a car accident. An aspiring young actress finds her staying in her aunt's home. The puzzle begins to unfold, propelling us through a mysterious labyrith of sensual experiences until we arrive at the intersection of dreams and nightmares.
  • Videodrome

    Videodrome (R, 1983)

    James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Les Carlson
    Hardcore pornography, sadomasochism, mind control, and living televisions all play crucial roles in ... read moreVideodrome, one of director David Cronenberg's explorations of dangerous sexuality and technological obsession. The morally questionable hero of the tale is one Max Renn (James Woods), a television executive searching for an intense new program for his sex-oriented network. He ultimately discovers an underground program called "Videodrome," which appears to broadcast pornographic snuff films of actual murders. Horrified but perversely intrigued, Renn sets out to find the truth behind the program. During his search, he meets alluring femme fatale Nicki (Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry), technology cult leader Bianca O'Blivion, and other mysterious figures. Things become even more disturbing for Renn as his addiction grows, and the program begins to infect the outside world -- or perhaps merely destroy own his sanity. Cronenberg mingles his cerebral concerns about the nature of reality in the video age with enough visceral gore (courtesy of Rick Baker) to satisfy the film's intended horror audience. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
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      fb811690967: Chilling, unique and irresistibly bizarre; this 1984 body chiller is an indisputable David Cronenberg classic. Enigmatic characters an
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • MustardMenendez
      MustardMenendez: A cable TV executive begins having bizarre hallucinations after viewing a video tape of sexual torture and apparent murder. The lines
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • caffeinatedalex
      caffeinatedalex: . It's fascinatingly original and supremely bizarre in its plot and execution. His effects are top notch, and the grotesque and completely nigh
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Antichrist

    Antichrist (Unrated, 2009)

    Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg
    A grieving couple retreat to 'Eden', their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair th... read moreeir broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
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      fb526676639: This was an excellent dark film from the bizarre Lars Von Trier.
      There are amazing performances from Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg, w
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • Rickinator69
      Rickinator69: . Maybe just B....for bizarre.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • mulletrock
      mulletrock: on the movie - the story is a complete failure and doesn't even seem to make any sense but for some bizarre reason this seems to be unnoticed by its audience whilst watching it unfold. This movie is d
      Reviewed 5 years days ago