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Your top five weirdest films
« on: July 15, 2008, 10:10:43 am »
I know, I know - one person's weird is another person's norm... but (inspired by a thread in another place) what are your top five films that red line your weird-shit-o-meter?

Mine:

1. Being John Malkovich
2. Pan's Labyrinth
3. Vanilla Sky
4. The Matrix
5. Alien

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 10:21:26 am »
1) The Cube
2) Repo Man
3) The Big Lebowski
4) PathFinder
5) errr, can't quite make five I'm afraid.

Edit just thought of two more....

Naked Lunch
Jacob's Ladder
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 10:24:23 am »
1. Donny Darko
2. Alien v Predator
3. Gattaca
4. Time Bandits
5. The Sixth Sense

...all weird me out a little bit.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 10:26:02 am »
1. Videodrome  by David Cronenberg
2. Idioterne or The Idiots by Lars Von Triers
3. Gummo by Harmony Korine
4. Cube by Vincenzo Natali
5. 200 Motels Frank Zappa

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 10:27:57 am »
1. Breaking the Waves
2. Koyaanasquatsis
3. Tetsuo
4. La Grande Bouffe
5.  Reqiuem for a Dream

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008, 10:36:13 am »
Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch)
Until The End of the World (Wim Wenders)
Videodrome (David Cronenberg)
...um

AvP is weird?
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 10:37:46 am »
AvP is weird?

Maybe it's just me.  I thought it was.  Two genres bumping into each other, y'know...
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008, 10:39:35 am »
1) Eraserhead.
2) Blue Velvet

I can't think of any more weird films. Some of what's listed here as weird I'd list under bad.

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008, 10:41:12 am »
I gave 200 Motels as a weird choice - it is also the worst film I have ever seen, it's just completely shit, I couldn't watch it all in one go, it's too much.

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008, 10:42:24 am »
1 French surrealist film set in the countryside where out of nowhere an assassin appears, gets shot, then the main characters shoot each other and fall off a bridge.

2 French film where older creep seduces Young Man, gets him to work as housemaid. Later on, Young Man's girlfriend turns up. Then Older man's ex-boyfriend who is now a girl. Older Man seduces all the women, Young Man commits suicide. Closing shot of transexual trying to break out of window while Older Man goes back to screw Young Man's girlfriend again.

3 Donnie Darko. Like an acid trip not quite going wrong.

4 Stink of Flesh. I haven't seen this. I watch the trailer. That was enough.

5 Jude (the obscure). Don't watch if you are depressed.
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2008, 10:44:09 am »
Yeah, any David Lynch film.  Blue Velvet I saw first so affected me the most.  The Straight Story is weird in its family friendly cuddly-ness.

2) Human Highway by Dean Stockwell / Neil Young
3) 'cos it was on telly recently: Fitzcarraldo by Herzog
4) Naked Lunch by Cronenberg.
5) Society.  Can't remember who that was by.  IMDB time, Brian Yunza.

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2008, 10:45:16 am »
3) Wickerman

Weird in a disjointed, half-arsed sort of way.

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2008, 10:51:01 am »
Society is ace.  The Shunt!  Yay!

I'd forgotten Blue Velvet.  That's a trip...
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2008, 10:51:36 am »
"Blackhawk Down" was bloody wierd and not what I expected at all.

Some lying tosser told me it was about a US Marine Rescue mission but in fact it was a load of cartoon rabbits fighting and arguing. Wierd.

Lovely haunting theme tune though, "Bright Eyes, burning like fire....."

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2008, 10:53:15 am »
1. Eraserhead
2. Eraserhead
3. Eraserhead
4. Eraserhead
5. Eraserhead
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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2008, 10:53:58 am »
"Blackhawk Down" was bloody wierd and not what I expected at all.

Some lying tosser told me it was about a US Marine Rescue mission but in fact it was a load of cartoon rabbits fighting and arguing. Wierd.

Lovely haunting theme tune though, "Bright Eyes, burning like fire....."


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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2008, 11:04:23 am »
1) Eraserhead.
2) Blue Velvet

Exactly my first two, then:

3) Pee-Wee's Big adventure
4) Un Chien Andalou
5) The Seventh Seal

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2008, 11:05:44 am »
Many of mine already mentioned so I'll have to suggest these:

1. Zone Troopers.
2. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the Eighth Dimension
3. Baise Moi  Man Bites Dog
4. Birdy
5. Hardware

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2008, 11:07:34 am »
The girl in Baise Moi died.

That wasn't really a strange film , just a crap one.

What was the haunted hospital one with Liam Neeson I think, and there was an incredibly weird moment when the surgeon's head started flapping from side to side?

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2008, 11:13:04 am »
1. Seventh Seal
2. Blue Velvet
3. Fire Walk With Me
4. Repo Man
5. Until the End of the World
6. Fantasia
7. The Man Who Fell to Earth

I know, I know there's seven but I feel better now

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2008, 11:13:14 am »
The girl in Baise Moi died.
That wasn't really a strange film , just a crap one.

Seconded... the biggest bag of pointless shite I've ever seen.

I don't know if any of you have seen  'Irreversible'?  It's a french film and is absolutely compelling.  The events happen in reverse order, with an absolutely horrifying finale (which is, of course, the beginning chronologically)

I don't quite know what to make of it.  It is fantastic in some ways, but the ending is so utterly revolting that I can't recommend it.

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2008, 11:14:02 am »
That wasn't really a strange film , just a crap one.

Fair point.

'Man Bites Dog' then.

And almost anything by Terry Gilliam

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2008, 11:17:04 am »
Not all especially weird but favourites in no particular order

Aguirre, Wrath of God
Stalker
Naked Lunch
Last Year in Marienbad
Anything by Jan Svankmajer

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Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2008, 11:18:13 am »
Not all especially weird but favourites in no particular order

Aguirre, Wrath of God

Forgot that one - "Come quickly, food is floating past"

Re: Your top five weirdest films
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2008, 11:29:47 am »
I don't know if any of you have seen  'Irreversible'?  It's a french film and is absolutely compelling.  The events happen in reverse order, with an absolutely horrifying finale (which is, of course, the beginning chronologically)

I don't quite know what to make of it.  It is fantastic in some ways, but the ending is so utterly revolting that I can't recommend it.

I was thinking of that, but I'd say it's more disturbing than weird (rape and murder). The backwards narrative is a bit weird I suppose, but it's necessary for the film to work as it does, the same ploy as used in Memento.