16 Weird Controversial Disturbing Repulsive and Sick Movies


  1. diegodelavega
  2. diego

This is simply a list of films that I consider to be strange, controversial, disturbing, repulsive or sick; sorted by rating and favor for those that have shocked me more and made me think, (although it is difficult to keep sorted the whole mass of the films which are many), and it's not an index about the most disgusting or revulsioning ... I'm primarily interested in cinematic technique, not the gore, or eroticism. So I keep adding movies whenever I find something that seems quite strange in the story (if it has any), or it deals with controversial issues.

See also:

- http://www.oddfilms.com/ ;

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_film ;

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_transgression ;

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film ;

- http://www.filmsite.org/controversialfilms.html ;

- http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1210830-antichrist/news/1857476/ban_them_all_10_infamously_controversial_movies/ ;

- http://www.listal.com/list/best-weird-movies ;

- http://www.greencine.com/central/disturbingfilms1 ;

- http://listverse.com/2009/06/10/10-more-extremely-disturbing-movies/ ;

- http://alternativereel.com/includes/top-ten/display_review.php?id=00043 ;

- http://mubi.com/topics/806?page=1

- http://movies.popcrunch.com/the-15-most-disturbing-movies-ever-made/ ;

- http://366weirdmovies.com/the-weird-movie-list ;

- http://cinedrome.splinder.com/post/13252183

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http://www.imdb.com/list/bpaF5_EL6cY/

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Zeitgeist: The Movie 2007,  G)
Zeitgeist: The Movie
Zeitgeist, the Movie is a no-profit 2007 documentary film by Peter Joseph

watch it for free, at http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/

Zeitgeist (from German Zeit- time and Geist- spirit) is "the spirit of the times" and/or "the spirit of the age." Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and/or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambience, morals, and sociocultural direction or mood of an era (similar to the English word mainstream or trend).
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Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog) 1955,  Unrated)
Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog)
This film has just one lack: it lasts too little.
3
Dillinger è Morto (Dillinger is Dead) 1969,  Unrated)
4
La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out) 1973,  NC-17)
5
Peeping Tom 1960,  Unrated)
6
Night of the Living Dead 1968,  R)
7
L'année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) 1961,  Unrated)
8
Elephant 2003,  R)
9
Taxi Driver 1976,  R)
10
Donnie Darko 2001,  R)
11
Last Tango in Paris 1972,  R)
12
Citizen Kane 1941,  PG)
13
Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) 1929,  Unrated)
14
A Clockwork Orange 1971,  R)
15
Wings of Desire 1987,  PG-13)
16
Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima, My Love) 1959,  Unrated)
17
The Machinist 2004,  R)
18
The Last Picture Show 1971,  R)
19
Cache (Hidden) 2005,  R)
20
Requiem for a Dream 2000,  R)
21
Rosemary's Baby 1968,  R)
22
Funny Games 1998,  Unrated)
23
Easy Rider 1969,  R)
24
La Classe Operaia va in Paradiso (The Working Class Goes to Heaven) (Lulu the Tool) 1971,  Unrated)
25
Gummo 1997,  R)
26
My Own Private Idaho 1991,  R)
27
Ex Drummer 2011,  Unrated)
28
Eraserhead 1977,  R)
29
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003,  R)
30
The Prestige 2006,  PG-13)
31
La Haine (Hate) 1996,  R)
32
Fahrenheit 451 1966,  Unrated)
33
Cube 1998,  R)
34
Apocalypse Now 1979,  R)
35
Seven (Se7en) 1995,  R)
36
The Ice Storm 1997,  R)
37
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 2010,  R)
38
Marcia Nuziale (The Wedding March) 1965,  Unrated)
39
Ciao Maschio (Bye Bye Monkey) 1978,  R)
40
Time of the Gypsies (Dom za vesanje) 1989,  R)
41
Cul-de-Sac 1966,  Unrated)
42
Bonnie and Clyde 1967,  R)
43
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975,  R)
44
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974,  R)
45
Do the Right Thing 1989,  R)
46
Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) 1969,  Unrated)
47
Zeitgeist: Addendum 2008,  Unrated)
48
Red Desert 1964,  Unrated)
49
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004,  R)
50
Drugstore Cowboy 1989,  R)
51
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut 1999,  R)
52
The Deer Hunter 1978,  R)
53
Mesto na zemle (A Place in the World) (A Place on Earth) 2001,  Unrated)
54
Blue Velvet 1986,  R)
55
Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo 1981,  R)
56
Night of the Living Dead 2000,  R)
57
The Conjugal Bed (L'Ape Regina) 1963,  Unrated)
58
Mala Noche (Bad Night) 2007,  Unrated)
59
The Filth and the Fury 2000,  R)
60
Fando y Lis (Fando and Lis) 1970,  Unrated)
61
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 2007,  R)
62
Badlands 1974,  PG)
63
American History X 1998,  R)
64
The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) 2004,  PG-13)
65
Martyrs 2008,  R)
66
Saw 2004,  R)
67
Memento 2000,  R)
68
Repulsion 1965,  Unrated)
69
Ken Park 2002,  Unrated)
70
Gerry 2003,  R)
71
Mala Noche 1986,  Unrated)
72
L'harem (Her Harem) (The Harem) 1967,  Unrated)
73
Il Seme dell'Uomo (The Seed of Man) 1970,  Unrated)
74
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006,  R)
75
The Spider's Stratagem (Strategia del ragno) 1970,  Unrated)
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The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la colmena) 2006,  Unrated)
The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la colmena)
(1973)
77
Cube 2 - Hypercube 2003,  R)
78
Cube Zero 2004,  R)
79
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) 2007,  PG-13)
80
La Donna Scimmia (The Ape Woman) 1964,  Unrated)
81
Amélie 2001,  R)
82
Belle de Jour 1968,  R)
83
Time of the Gypsies 1990,  R)
84
Wild At Heart 1990,  R)
85
I Love You 1986,  Unrated)
86
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986,  NC-17)
87
Freaks 1932,  Unrated)
88
Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos) (Permanent Midnight) 1999,  R)
89
Videodrome 1983,  R)
90
Eldorado 2009,  Unrated)
91
American Psycho 2000,  R)
92
The Boys from Brazil 1978,  R)
93
Mulholland Drive 2001,  R)
94
L'Enfant (The Child) 2006,  R)
95
Brazil 1985,  R)
96
Boogie Nights 1997,  R)
97
Lost Highway 1997,  R)
98
Muriel ou Le Temps d'un Retour (The Time of Return) 1963,  Unrated)
99
The Dreamers 2004,  NC-17)
100
Once Upon a Time in America 1984,  R)
101
Chiedo Asilo (Seeking Asylum) 1979,  Unrated)
102
Pink Flamingos 1972,  NC-17)
103
Edmond 2005,  R)
104
Lower City (Cidade Baixa) 2006,  R)
105
Cidade de Deus (City of God) 2003,  R)
106
eXistenZ 1999,  R)
107
Eyes Wide Shut 1999,  R)
108
Raging Bull 1980,  R)
109
Storia di Piera (The Story of Piera) 1983,  Unrated)
110
Happiness 1998,  NC-17)
111
Porcile (Pigpen) (Pigsty) 1969,  Unrated)
112
La dernière femme (The Last Woman) 1976,  Unrated)
113
Touche pas à la femme blanche (Don't Touch the White Woman!) 1974,  Unrated)
114
XXY 2007,  Unrated)
115
The Exorcist 1973,  R)
116
The Evil Dead 1981,  R)
117
The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) 2001,  R)
118
Bully 2001,  R)
119
Tideland 2006,  R)
120
Fight Club 1999,  R)
121
The Hills Have Eyes 1977,  R)
122
There Will Be Blood 2007,  R)
123
I Heart Huckabees 2004,  R)
124
The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) 2009,  R)
125
The Bridge 2006,  R)
126
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1994,  R)
127
Natural Born Killers 1994,  R)
Natural Born Killers
It is not difficult for a film buff, judging a film as excessive as NBK ... What else can remember the bald head of Harrelson, if not the cannibals of Wes Craven, or the sit com, Clockwork Orange ... without considering that the film moves into a hyper-realism influenced by Wild at Heart, the precipitate Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead, and obscenity and overflowing trash by John Waters ...
That said, the logic of the Hollywood director who plays the experimental (with tiresome, messy and ridiculous payoff in the long run), is like: hey, the media are wrong, not me, I'm just an artist and I can do whatever i want; with the result that no evil here is a complaint, but it is also amplified, especially for the average person, who ignores the misdeeds of the corporate media.
128
Coraline 2009,  PG)
129
Life During Wartime 2010,  R)
Life During Wartime
children on Xanax / Prozac, pedophiles parents who want assurances about the sexual identity from their children, men that become suicide ghosts excited and hot, u.s. Jews who want to grow up, in this complacently self-parody of the previous Happyness (with many scenes remade)
130
Marcelino Pan Y Vino (The Miracle of Marcelino) 2010,  Unrated)
131
What? (Diary of Forbidden Dreams) 1973,  R)
132
Into Great Silence 2007,  Unrated)
133
Storytelling 2002,  R)
134
Palindromes 2004,  Unrated)
135
Welcome to the Dollhouse 1995,  R)
136
Feelings de Todd Solondz ,  Unrated)
137
Fear, Anxiety & Depression 1989,  R)
138
J'ai tué ma mère (I Killed My Mother) 2009,  Unrated)
139
I Killed My Mother 2013,  Unrated)
140
La Luna 1979,  R)
141
Partner 1968,  Unrated)
142
La Commare secca (The Grim Reaper) 1962,  Unrated)
143
White Lightning 1973,  PG)
144
White Lightnin' 2009,  Unrated)
145
Last House on Dead End Street 1977,  R)
146
Salo (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) 1979,  NC-17)
147
Tetsuo: The Ironman 1989,  R)
148
The Devil Probably (Le diable probablement) 1977,  R)
149
Tarnation 2004,  Unrated)
150
Ichi 2008,  R)
151
Oldboy 2005,  R)
152
Trash Humpers 2010,  Unrated)
153
Mister Lonely 2007,  Unrated)
154
Julien Donkey-Boy 1999,  R)
155
Beautiful Losers 2008,  Unrated)
156
Until the Light Takes Us 2009,  Unrated)
157
Audition 2009,  Unrated)
158
Fireworks (Hana-bi) 1997,  R)
159
Bad Education (La Mala educación) 2004,  NC-17)
160
Thirteen 2003,  R)
161
Thesis (Tesis) 1996,  R)
162
Storie di Ordinaria Follia (Tales of Ordinary Madness) 1981,  Unrated)
163
Il Futuro è Donna (The Future Is Woman) 1984,  Unrated)
164
Come Sono Buoni i Bianchi (How Good the Whites Are) 1988,  Unrated)
165
L'Uomo dei Cinque Palloni (Break Up) (The Man with the Balloons) 1965,  Unrated)
166
Kids 1995,  NC-17)
167
Another Day In Paradise 1997,  R)
168
Passing Through 1977,  Unrated)
169
Destricted 2006,  Unrated)
170
Wassup Rockers 2006,  R)
171
Teenage Caveman 2002,  R)
172
Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback 2006,  Unrated)
173
Cowboy Killer 2008,  Unrated)
174
Cutting Horse 2003,  R)
175
I Pugni in tasca (Fists in the Pocket) 1965,  Unrated)
176
Transamerica 2006,  R)
177
Living Death 2006,  Unrated)
178
Don't Look Now 1973,  R)
179
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (4 mosche di velluto grigio) 1971,  PG)
180
Bubble 2006,  R)
181
Thriller - A Cruel Picture (Thriller - en grym film) (Hooker's Revenge) (They Call Her One Eye) 1974,  R)
182
Out of the Dark 1989,  R)
183
Primer 2004,  PG-13)
184
Irreversible 2002,  Unrated)
185
I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman) 1978,  R)
186
I Spit on Your Grave 2 2013,  R)
187
El Topo 1970,  Unrated)
188
Stay 2005,  R)
189
Identity 2003,  R)
190
Identity (Identitas) ,  Unrated)
191
Black Snake Moan 2007,  R)
192
Wicker Park 2004,  PG-13)
193
The Last House on the Left 2009,  R)
194
The Last House on the Left 1972,  R)
195
Threads 1984,  Unrated)
196
Hard Candy 2006,  R)
197
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2 1996,  R)
198
Cannibal Holocaust 1979,  NC-17)
199
Audition (Ôdishon) 1999,  R)
200
Nekromantik 1987,  Unrated)
201
Nekromantik 2 1991,  Unrated)
202
August Underground's Penance 2007,  Unrated)
203
August Underground 2002,  Unrated)
204
August Underground's Mordum 2003,  Unrated)
205
The Redsin Tower 2006,  Unrated)
206
Murder-Set-Pieces 2004,  R)
207
Za ginipiggu 2: Chiniku no hana (Guinea Pig 2: Flowers of Flesh and Blood) 1985,  Unrated)
208
Za ginipiggu: Akuma no jikken (Guinea Pig: Devil's Experiment) 1985,  NC-17)
209
The Aftermath (Zombie Aftermath) (Nuclear Aftermath) 1983,  R)
210
Aftermath 1994,  Unrated)
211
Cutting Moments 1997,  Unrated)
212
Dahmer 2002,  R)
213
Cabin Fever 2002,  R)
214
Philosophy of a Knife 2008,  Unrated)
215
Snuff 102 2007,  Unrated)
216
Snuff 1976,  Unrated)
217
Snuff (American Cannibale) 1976,  R)
218
Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera 2008,  PG)
219
The Holy Mountain 1973,  R)
220
Santa sangre (Holy Blood) 1990,  R)
221
Suicide Club 2002,  R)
222
A Short Film About Killing 1988,  Unrated)
223
Lilya 4-Ever (Lilja 4-ever) 2003,  R)
224
Hål i mitt hjärta, Ett (A Hole In My Heart) 2004,  Unrated)
225
Sex and Lucia (Lucía y el sexo) 2002,  R)
226
Head-On (Gegen die Wand) 2005,  R)
227
Fat Girl (À ma soeur!) 2001,  Unrated)
228
Ma Mere,(Meine Mutter),(My Mother) 2005,  NC-17)
229
Zerkalo (The Mirror) 1975,  Unrated)
230
Solyaris (Solaris) 1976,  PG)
231
Stalker 1979,  Unrated)
232
Voyage in Time (Tempo di viaggio) 1982,  Unrated)
233
Offret (The Sacrifice) 1986,  PG)
234
Nostalghia 2013,  Unrated)
235
Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime 1968,  Unrated)
236
Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) 1974,  Unrated)
237
Faustrecht der Freiheit (Fox and His Friends) (Fist-Fight of Freedom) 1975,  Unrated)
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Warnung vor einer Heiligen Nutte (Beware of a Holy Whore) 1971,  Unrated)
239
Liebe ist Kälter als der Tod (Love Is Colder Than Death) 1969,  Unrated)
240
Katzelmacher 1969,  R)
241
Die Dritte Generation (The Third Generation) 1979,  Unrated)
242
Der Amerikanische Soldat (The American Soldier) 1970,  Unrated)
243
Die Ehe der Maria Braun (The Marriage of Maria Braun) 1979,  R)
244
Lola 1981,  R)
245
Händler der vier Jahreszeiten (The Merchant of Four Seasons) 1971,  Unrated)
246
Chinesisches Roulette (Chinese Roulette) 1977,  R)
247
Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss 1982,  R)
248
Lili Marleen 1981,  R)
249
Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant) 1972,  R)
250
Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (Veronika Voss) 1982,  Unrated)
251
In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden (In a Year with 13 Moons) 1978,  Unrated)
252
Martha 1974,  Unrated)
253
Greenaway: The Falls 1978,  Unrated)
254
The Draughtsman's Contract 1982,  R)
255
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 1989,  NC-17)
256
The Belly of an Architect 1987,  R)
257
8 1/2 Women 1999,  R)
258
Prospero's Books 1991,  R)
259
The Baby of Mâcon 1993,  Unrated)
260
A Zed and Two Noughts 1990,  R)
261
Lumière and Company 1996,  Unrated)
262
Drowning by Numbers 1988,  R)
263
The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part II - Vaux to the Sea 2004,  Unrated)
264
The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part I - The Moab Story 2003,  Unrated)
265
The Falls 1980,  Unrated)
266
Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer 1993,  Unrated)
267
Hei tai yang 731 (Men Behind the Sun) (Squadron 731) 1988,  Unrated)
268
Savage Streets 1984,  R)
269
High Tension (Switchblade Romance) 2005,  R)
270
Lo Squartatore di New York (The New York Ripper) 1982,  Unrated)
271
Antropophagus (The Zombie's Rage)(The Grim Reaper)(Anthropophagous: The Beast) 1980,  R)
272
Buio Omega (Beyond the Darkness) 1984,  Unrated)
273
Subconscious Cruelty 1999,  Unrated)
274
Ilsa - She Wolf of the SS 1974,  R)
275
Akai misshitsu (heya): Kindan no ôsama geemu (Red Room) 1999,  Unrated)
276
Organ 1965,  Unrated)
277
Caligula 1979,  R)
278
Shortbus 2006,  Unrated)
279
Outrageous! 1977,  R)
280
Bandit Queen 1995,  R)
281
Baise-Moi 2000,  Unrated)
282
Lolita 1962,  Unrated)
283
Lolita 1997,  R)
284
Boxing Helena 1993,  R)
285
Brokeback Mountain 2005,  R)
286
The Brown Bunny 2004,  G)
287
Carnal Knowledge 1971,  R)
288
Crash 1996,  NC-17)
Crash
I'm not a major Cronenberg fan, not because I don't like his style, which I'm sure it's unique, but for he's too obsessed with his own obsessions to produce something serious. I mean, look at this movie... it was even pleasant to watch for the first 20-30minutes, but then again it's the same old David, and his trite fetish/ splatter wanna be stuff and explicit sexual contents over and over on the screen.
I don't think the cinemagoer is perturbed... he's bored!
289
The Crime of Padre Amaro 2002,  R)
290
Cruising 1980,  R)
291
The Devils 1971,  R)
292
Straw Dogs 2011,  R)
293
The Devil's Rejects 2005,  R)
294
Dirty Harry 1971,  R)
295
Dogma 1999,  R)
296
Ecstasy (Ekstase) (Rhapsody of Love) (Symphony of Love) 1933,  R)
297
Je Vous Salue, Marie (Hail Mary) 1985,  R)
298
In the Realm of the Senses 1976,  NC-17)
299
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988,  R)
300
Mondo Cane 1963,  R)
301
Titicut Follies 1967,  Unrated)
302
Re-Animator 1985,  R)
303
Pretty Baby 1978,  R)
304
Une Vraie Jeune Fille (A Real Young Girl) (A Real Young Lady) 2000,  Unrated)
305
Romance 1999,  R)
306
September Dawn 2007,  R)
307
The Wild Bunch 1969,  R)
308
Triumph des Willens (Triumph Of The Will) 1935,  Unrated)
309
The Warriors 1979,  R)
310
Greaser's Palace 1972,  Unrated)
311
[Rec] 2007,  R)
[Rec]
sorry, it might be original, but I can't stand this kinda digital shaking shooting.
312
The Butterfly Effect 2004,  R)
313
Delicatessen 1991,  R)
314
The City of Lost Children (La Cité des Enfants Perdus) 1995,  R)
315
Amen 2003,  PG)
316
Imagining Argentina 2004,  R)
317
The Night of the Hunter 1955,  PG)
318
The Wicker Man 1973,  R)
319
Wisconsin Death Trip 1999,  Unrated)
320
Punishment Park 1971,  R)
321
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 1975,  Unrated)
322
Straw Dogs 1971,  R)
323
Le Révélateur 1968,  Unrated)
324
Nadie Te Oye: Perfume de Violetas (Violet Perfume: Nobody Hears You) 2004,  Unrated)
325
Damned if You Don't 1987,  Unrated)
326
StrangeLand 1998,  R)
327
Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) 2003,  R)
328
Flaming Creatures 1963,  Unrated)
329
Du Levande (You, The Living) 2007,  Unrated)
330
The Band's Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret) 2007,  PG-13)
331
Deep End 1971,  R)
332
May 2003,  R)
333
Johnny Got His Gun 1971,  PG)
334
The Fall 2006,  R)
335
Sexo Caníbal (The Devil Hunter) (The Man Hunter) 1980,  Unrated)
336
Cannibal Ferox 1997,  R)
337
Black Sheep 2006,  R)
338
Meet the Feebles 1989,  R)
339
Yi boh laai beng duk (Ebola Syndrome) 1996,  Unrated)
340
Trouble Every Day (Gargoyle) 2001,  Unrated)
341
Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Ghost Stories) 1964,  Unrated)
342
Maboroshi no hikari (Maborosi) (Illusion) 1995,  Unrated)
343
Tulpan 2009,  G)
344
La Historia Oficial (The Official Story) 1985,  R)
345
La Cabina (The Phone Box) (The Telephone Box) 1972,  Unrated)
346
El Bola 2000,  Unrated)
347
Howlings in Favour of de Sade (Hurlements en faveur de Sade) 1952,  Unrated)
348
I Am A Sex Addict 2006,  R)
349
Catacombs 2006,  Unrated)
350
Catacombs 2008,  R)
351
Blood Sucking Freaks (Bloodsucking Freaks) 1978,  R)
352
Supervixens 1975,  R)
353
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965,  R)
354
Mondo Topless (Mondo Girls) 1966,  NC-17)
355
Lorna 1964,  Unrated)
356
Vixen! 1968,  R)
357
Up! 1976,  NC-17)
358
Severance 2006,  R)
359
Gacy 2003,  R)
360
House of 1000 Corpses 2003,  R)
361
Full Frontal 2002,  R)
362
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001,  R)
363
Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi The Next Generation 2005,  Unrated)
364
Glitter 2001,  PG-13)
365
Antichrist 2009,  Unrated)
366
Feed 2005,  Unrated)
367
Bad Taste 1989,  R)
368
Dead Alive (Braindead) 1993,  R)
369
Wolf Creek 2005,  R)
370
It's Alive 1973,  R)
371
Nightbreed 1990,  R)
372
Dead Ringers 1988,  R)
373
Basket Case 1982,  R)
374
Bad Biology 2008,  Unrated)
375
Hostel 2006,  R)
376
Hostel: Part II 2007,  R)
377
Visitor Q (Bijitâ Q) 2002,  R)
378
Lake Mungo 2009,  R)
379
Deep Red (Profondo rosso) 1975,  R)
380
Taxidermia 2006,  Unrated)
381
Frontière(s) (Frontier(s)) 2007,  NC-17)
382
Inside (À l'intérieur) 2007,  R)
383
Begotten 1989,  Unrated)
384
Dumplings (Gaau ji) 2004,  Unrated)
385
Seul Contre Tous (I Stand Alone) (One Against All) 1998,  Unrated)
386
Carne 1991,  Unrated)
387
C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog) (It Happened in Your Neighborhood) 1992,  NC-17)
C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog) (It Happened in Your Neighborhood)
This is the kind of film that tries to prove mockingly, that "if god does not exist everything is permitted". The provocation starts with the original title "It happened in your neighborhood", a joke as to make you feel guilty for have not noticed it; and cinema should be the other accomplice.

It is true that we live in a reality that is not ours anymore, from which we are distant, (the post-modern theories), but here Ben -the murderess- well knows what he's doing -and can distinguish live from dead- so there is no giusification to the violence, and voyeurism that the film project us.

I really liked the way to portray as normal his way of thinking and living, and the fact that it prevailed on common sense, but -unlike more serious and less complacent films like henry portrait of a serial killer- the irony of the absurd cannot obscure the immorality and stupidity of the work itself: the film pretends to give responsibility to the viewer, but instead it just puts our backs to the wall (chained to the fate of the crew, with no way out).

Eventually, the film seems to mistake that cinema is not the media, they are two different separeted things, and in no way it should be empowered to trap you into this.
388
Somewhere 2010,  R)
389
Midnight Cowboy 1969,  R)
390
Little Children 2006,  R)
391
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006,  R)
392
Carnival of Souls 1962,  R)
393
Jacob's Ladder 1990,  R)
394
Six Figures Getting Sick (Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times)) 1966,  Unrated)
395
Hitler - ein Film aus Deutschland (Hitler: A Film From Germany) 1978,  Unrated)
396
Io non ho paura (I'm Not Scared) 2003,  R)
397
Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (I Am Curious (Yellow)) 1967,  R)
398
Jag är nyfiken - en film i blått (I Am Curious (Blue)) 1970,  Unrated)
399
Is There Sex After Death? (Is There Love After Death) 1971,  R)
400
Andy Warhol's Trash 1970,  R)
401
Schulmädchen-Report 2: Was Eltern den (Schoolgirl Report Part 2: What Keeps Parents Awake at Night ) 1971,  Unrated)
402
Flesh 1968,  R)
403
Heat 1972,  R)
404
Vase de noces (One Man and His Pig) (Wedding Trough) (The Pig Fucking Movie) 1974,  Unrated)
405
La Bête (The Beast) 1975,  NC-17)
406
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee 2009,  Unrated)
407
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives 2011,  Unrated)
408
Artists Under The Big Top: Perplexed 1968,  Unrated)
Artists Under The Big Top: Perplexed
Made by collage and alternating between archive footage and shot fragments, it's an allegory about the Kluge's struggle for the New German Cinema movement, and the state of art in the present capitalist society, where everything is a product to sell out.

Perhaps too ambitious and cryptic, it didn't pass well the test of time... Wim Wender's Der stand der dinge (1982) , is some kind of a remake, but you can notice some influence even in Der Himmel uber Berlin.

What remains today is the surreal atmosphere, and good ambitions / message.

Golden Lion at the 33° Venice Film Festival (1968)
409
Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) 2011,  Unrated)
410
36 Vues du Pic Saint-Loup (36 Views of Saint-Loup Peak) (Around a Small Mountain) 2009,  Unrated)
411
Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) 1979,  R)
412
Faust 1994,  Unrated)
413
Super Size Me 2004,  PG-13)
414
Private Dicks - Men Exposed 2006,  Unrated)
415
Sex - The Annabel Chong Story 2000,  Unrated)
416
Fuck (F*ck) 2005,  Unrated)
417
Repo! The Genetic Opera 2008,  R)
418
Heavenly Creatures 1994,  R)
419
Cover Boy (L'ultima rivoluzione) 2007,  Unrated)
420
Hot Body Video Magazine - Double Trouble 1993,  Unrated)
421
Maniac! 1980,  R)
422
The Avengers 1998,  PG-13)
423
Anita - ur en tonårsflickas dagbok (Anita: Swedish Nymphet) (Anita) 1973,  Unrated)
424
Baadasssss! 2003,  R)
425
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971,  R)
426
Watermelon Man 1970,  R)
427
Wool 100% 2007,  Unrated)
428
Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen) 2005,  Unrated)
429
Cold Souls 2009,  PG-13)
Cold Souls
The film is a modest revival of the works of Charlie Kaufman, but on the contrary, it does not ask questions, nor it seeks to respond.
the package is welcome, but it leaves a sense of frustration, incompleteness, and lack of depth. Even Paul Jamatti seems not sure about what the film is about. It is like a film about soul, but without soul.
It remains to hope that the forthcoming work of Sophie Barthes may be more mature and courageous.
430
Death at a Funeral 2007,  R)
431
Avida 2006,  Unrated)
432
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010,  PG-13)
433
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009,  R)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
"Man Hatar kvinnor som" the first chapter of the saga Millennium, works on a giallo based upon the disappearance of a girl in a wealthy family, where after 40 years it is still suspected murder, until that the end reveals the secret.

The film takes a good tension, and it's well shot, but is especially strong for the veracity of his main character, the young Lisbeth Salander (played credibly by Noomi Raptor), a tormented girl always exploited and escaping from something, even though perhaps it lacks a strong blow to the final scene (it reminds me too much of the Shawshank Redemption, and it is pretty obvious).

I wonder: is it possible today to make a good film for a broad public and find consensus without mentioning or showing: Nazis, domestic traps or cages for prisoners, sadomasochism, bisexuality, dysfunctional families and so much violence?
434
Melissa P. 2005,  Unrated)
435
Bad Boy Bubby 2005,  Unrated)
436
Una Pura formalità (A Pure Formality) 1994,  PG-13)
437
Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter) 1974,  R)
438
Der Todesking (The Death King) 1990,  Unrated)
439
Calvaire (The Ordeal) 2006,  Unrated)
440
Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal (Don't Deliver Us From Evil) 1970,  Unrated)
441
Two Thousand Maniacs 1964,  Unrated)
442
The Mutilator 1983,  R)
443
I Spit On Your Grave 2010,  R)
444
Red White & Blue 2010,  Unrated)
445
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) 2010,  R)
446
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done 2010,  R)
447
Emanuelle in America (Brutal Nights) 1976,  R)
448
Encuentros Sexuales de un Taxxista 2005,  Unrated)
449
The Mask 1994,  PG-13)
450
Come and See (Idi i smotri) 1985,  Unrated)
451
Deadgirl 2008,  R)

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  1. fungifago
    fungifago posted 4 years ago

    Very good list!