The Most Fucked Up Movies Ever
In an order vaguely resembling how fucked up they are.
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Eraserhead 1977, R)
Mulholland Drive 2001, R)
Forbidden Zone 1982, R)
It's more of a piece of visual art than it is a movie, and as visual art it succeeds. However, as a film it's a fairly tedius (after the novelty of the fucked-up-ness wears off) and dull.
Pink Floyd - The Wall 1982, R)
Meet the Feebles 1989, R)
Yellow Submarine 1968, G)
Videodrome 1983, R)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975, R)
Donnie Darko 2001, R)
Howard the Duck 1986, PG)
Super 2011, R)
It took me a while to wrap my head around what exactly I was watching, but once I did, I loved it. It sort of feels like the best student film ever made (although I should point out that it isn't a student film, it's just an extremely low-budget indie... but one that could afford Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon). It's got an extremely dark and somewhat disturbed sense of humour, but I really clicked with it.
How To Get Ahead in Advertising 1989, R)
Persona 1966, Unrated)
I watched this as part of my uni's film society and at first I thought maybe I didn't enjoy it because I misunderstood it, but following the post-film discussion I realised that I was the only person who did understand it (not counting those who'd already seen it). I explained it to them and yeah, that explanation held up.
Kick-Ass 2010, R)
Pretty much as expected: a Superbad-esque superhero film, both in terms of tone and quality. It was surprisingly well shot and directed and absolutely full of fantastic little set-pieces.
Battle Royale 3D 2000, Unrated)
A Clockwork Orange 1971, R)
Halloween III - Season of the Witch 1982, R)
Trainspotting 1996, R)
Heavenly Creatures 1994, R)
Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri) 2006, Unrated)
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs 2008, Unrated)
Futurama: Bender's Big Score was hardly funny at all. However, it's plot was absolutely fantastic and the amounts of emotion it reached is worthy of recognition alone. Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs is hilarious. Not quite as funny as the show was, but it's certainly close enough so that I don't care. However, it suffers in the plot department. There's nothing wrong with the plot, infact it's charmingly and bizarrely quirky, however, it doesn't feel like a movie-quality plot-line and it also feels much more disjointed than the first film. Whilst the first film could very clearly work as 4 to-be-continued episodes, it also worked fairly flawlessly as a movie. This film never feels like anything but 4 back to back episodes. However, it's still furiously entertaining and who cares if it's not important to the overall Futurama plotline. Only a small handful of the show's episodes actually are and this is 1 of 4 films.
Coraline 2009, PG)
A bit like a relationship with a plastic-surgery-ed bimbo in that it's nice to look at, but completely lacks in substance and is immitating something it's not.
Mysterious Skin 2005, NC-17)
Simply put, this film is an absolute triumph. This is quite easily Tim Burton's 2nd best to date after Ed Wood (keep in mind that he didn't direct The Nightmare Before Christmas).
Pan's Labyrinth 2006, R)
24 Hour Party People 2002, R)
Repo! The Genetic Opera 2008, R)
It's such a shame that films like this are so rare. It's a gorey opera set in a distopian future with Anthony Head? What's not to like? (The answer is Paris Hilton, just ignore her).
V for Vendetta 2006, R)
Neko no Ongaeshi (The Cat Returns) 2002, G)
Night of the Lepus 1972, PG)
Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959, Unrated)
Bride of the Monster 1955, Unrated)
King Kong vs. Godzilla 1963, PG)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! 1978, PG)
Heavy Metal 1981, R)
This is a film realisation of the stereotype of adolescence, well, male adolescence. And if you take it as such, it's really very enjoyable. Guns, gore, naked women with huge boobs and as the title suggest, heavy metal, it's all here.
Leprechaun 4 - In Space 1997, R)
Leprechaun - Back 2 Tha Hood 2003, R)
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things 1972, PG)
The Country Bears 2002, G)
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow up Timmy Turner 2011, Unrated)
To be fair to the guys, the writing is pretty much on par with the show in its good years and they do an excellent job of realising a cartoon world in live-action -especially the casting choices (for the most part). The problem just seems to be that writing styles don't translate. Things that work in a 10 minute Saturday morning cartoon don't work in live-action. Part of this is probably due to the timing of actions not being the same. Part of it is probably due to cartoons with silly voices getting away with that sort of dialogue. Part of it is probably due to how animation allows for the scope to do anything, whereas a simple "idea lightbulb" appearing above someone's head in live-action looks cheap and tacky. Who knows?
American Zombie 2007, Unrated)
I really expected the worst from this. I thought the concept of zombies living among us who are just like us, but decomposing was stupid as what's the point in zombies if they're not a bit different. Flesh eating provides horror for example.
Last Action Hero 1993, PG-13)
I don't think I will ever understand why this film is as hated as it is. It's not incredibly by any standards, but I will defend it to the end of the Earth as at least a mildly good film.
Tropic Thunder 2008, R)
This is the funniest film to be released in ages. It's a pitch-perfect parody of Hollywood. The fake movie trailers as well as scenes from the film within the film are absolutely spot-on, as are the takes on actors that we see. It's remarkable for that reason and is actually a hell of a lot smarter than it needs to be.
Forgotten Silver 1997, Unrated)
This film was a prank. Basically, it's a mockumentary, but they didn't tell the New Zealand public that, and it's so pitch-perfect that they mostly believed it to be the truth. As a prank, it's perfection.
Death to Smoochy 2002, R)
Hellraiser 1987, R)
As far as the slasher films of the 70s and 80s go, this is one of the most inventive. To the point that it's arguably not a slasher film.
Watchmen 2009, R)
I honestly don't really know how I feel about this film. Aspects of it are amazing; better than the comic. Aspects fall flat on their arse. Zack Snyder's direction is for the most part, outstanding, but at times it's horribly distracting. The acting is a mixed bag too with performances ranging from amazing to laughable.
Fritz the Cat 1972, Unrated)
Deliverance 1972, R)
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this as I was expecting it to be one of those old classics that I respect but don't really find any entertainment in. Fortunately, it's actually a great little tale, although I think it might have lost much of its impact with age.
Threads 1984, Unrated)
I'm so glad I never had to live through the 80s.
Eden Lake 2008, R)
Thoroughly unpleasant. It's like Harry Brown except without Michael Caine kicking back against the chavs. I feel a bit guitly enjoying a film that villainises the working class so much (to the point of them being cartoonishly evi)l but what the hell, it's cliched, ridiculous and over the top, but also gripping and effectively put together. Kelly Reilly also gave a surprisingly brilliant performance which made things even better. It's a bit disturbing and even though I haven't seen Straw Dogs, I think it's probably quite similar to Straw Dogs. Worth a watch if you like your British horror or chavsploitation.
In the Loop 2009, Unrated)
Pretty much everything Armando Iannucci touches is gold. He's nothing special as a director, but as a writer, he is one of the most talented people working in comedy today.