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#4852200 Aug 26, 2011 at 01:24 AM
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So I finally tracked down Tetsuo: The Iron Man on DVD, and as I'm watching the bloody, nasty, trippy mess, I'm curious - what're all of your favorite "weird" movies?

You know, in the vein of Cronnenberg, Lynch, Jodorowsky, etc. My personal favorite is Alejandro Jodorowsky's "The Holy Mountain". Alternatively, just name the strangest movie you've enjoyed to some extent if you prefer.

(PS: Don't track down Tetsuo for the sake of curiosity if you don't have a strong stomach)
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#4852748 Aug 26, 2011 at 04:40 AM
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Hm...i don't really think i have a "favourite" weird movie. Although there is the horror movie i am still not sure about - it could either be a serious horror movie, or be meant to make fun of horror movies because its made in such a bad way. I actually forgot the name of it, i just remember that pair of flesh eating boobs...yeah, you heard me. friggin_flesh_eating_boobs.
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#4852805 Aug 26, 2011 at 04:55 AM · Edited over 7 years ago
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I'm not familiar with that one - half-tempted to go find out what it is, but I have a feeling that if I google "flesh-eating boobs", I'll boil my brain in my skull and not find anything related to the movie. :p
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#4852857 Aug 26, 2011 at 05:10 AM
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Wow, you just opened up a total can of worms here, hehehe.

El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Videodrome - David Cronenburg
Mulholland Drive - David Lynch
Tokyo Gore Police - Yoshihiro Nishimura
The Human Centipede - Tom Six
Ichi The Killer - Takashi Miike
From Dusk 'Til Dawn - Robert Rodriguez
Audition - Takashi Miike
OldBoy - Chan-wook Park
Brazil - Terry Guilliam
The Fall - Tarsem Singh

Those are a few of the more bizarre, trippy, and in most cases challenging movies I've watched. Be aware, none of the films above would be suitable for a young audience, except perhaps Brazil. I wouldn't show most of those to anyone under 18, nor anyone with a nervous disposition.....You have been warned :)

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#4852984 Aug 26, 2011 at 06:05 AM
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Hmmm...

Once upon a time in Mexico; Old Boy; I'm a cyborg but that's ok; Dead Man

And the top weirdest movie I've seen: Cat Soup (ねこぢる草, Nekojiru-So)... What's this movie about? All I can say is that it's about... half an hour long...
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#4853495 Aug 26, 2011 at 09:04 AM
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#4852857 Darkweaver wrote:

Wow, you just opened up a total can of worms here, hehehe.

El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Videodrome - David Cronenburg
Mulholland Drive - David Lynch
Tokyo Gore Police - Yoshihiro Nishimura
The Human Centipede - Tom Six
Ichi The Killer - Takashi Miike
From Dusk 'Til Dawn - Robert Rodriguez
Audition - Takashi Miike
OldBoy - Chan-wook Park
Brazil - Terry Guilliam
The Fall - Tarsem Singh

Those are a few of the more bizarre, trippy, and in most cases challenging movies I've watched. Be aware, none of the films above would be suitable for a young audience, except perhaps Brazil. I wouldn't show most of those to anyone under 18, nor anyone with a nervous disposition.....You have been warned :)



Oh man, I loved Audition and El Topo is another one of my favirotes. There are a few here I haven't seen that I want to go check out now. I've seen Ichi the Killer mentioned often when I ask a question like this and never thought to look for it - I should change that.
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#4853610 Aug 26, 2011 at 09:37 AM
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Well, this movie scarred me for life - "8 mm" with Nicolas Cage. I think that is the title. It was about snuff movies (that what you call them?) and it was horrible. Very graphic. I would not recommend for anyone under 18 or even 21 to watch it....
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#4853943 Aug 26, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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I have a whole other list of just really shocking movies, although many on the first list would also make the second....

There are a few other "Trippy" films like Altered States, 2001, and Dark City as well.

Others are just either graphically violent, or have really disturbing scenes. I'm a fan of extreme cinema (and probably a great subject for psychoanalysis) so I have a fair list of stuff that is out there.

Just to confess, I am a complete cinephile, I love movies with a passion, have two members of my extended family who are part of the film industry (make-up artist, and my uncle runs a Grips company) so I love all types of films. I don't own a TV, and tend to watch movies or read for relaxation.....apart from the odd sporting event, I can't think of anything on TV I want to watch :)

Allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth and taste.
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#4853989 Aug 26, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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A Short list of really disturbing movies :

Baise-Moi
Irreversible
Anti-Christ
Cannibal Holocaust
Funny Games
I Stand Alone
In A Glass Cage
Man Bites Dog
Salo
Hard Candy
Hostel (don't bother with the sequel, its just torture porn, the original at least has some social commentary to balance the violence)
Saw (although the sequels do follow a long story line, the original is a great stand alone movie, and better than the sequels)

Not all of these are graphic (although some are, but all of them have some scenes that are seriously disturbing)

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#4854001 Aug 26, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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I've seen the majority of those - truth be told, movies like Salo or Cannibal Holocaust cross over into the "movies that just aren't pleasant to watch" category. I'm not big on movies that just *try* to be unpleasant. I'm pretty jaded, but I do draw a line.

Yet I liked Men Behind the Sun... go figure.
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#4854013 Aug 26, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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I do agree many of those movies aren't good films per se, nor fun to watch.
Its not my list of films you must watch before you die :)

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#4854264 Aug 26, 2011 at 01:00 PM
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Oh, movies that are just unpleasant to watch...

Splice. It was just... uh... Well as a movie it's quite good, but the movie itself is just... Disturbing.
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#4856587 Aug 27, 2011 at 12:45 AM · Edited over 7 years ago
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I'd like to add The Machinist and Jacob's Ladder to my list - they slipped my mind somehow, and they're two of my favorites! For shame.
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#4858204 Aug 27, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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Hmm favorite weird movies. Can't think any I'd actually want to see again. Has anyone seen The City of Lost Children?
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#4858349 Aug 27, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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uuuh!! me and some of my fellow molecular biology students wanted to watch splice together some time xD gotta get that idea back up and running!
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#4861877 Aug 28, 2011 at 09:16 AM
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Lots of good stuff in here!
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#4861907 Aug 28, 2011 at 09:26 AM · Edited over 7 years ago
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wow, quite a few of the titles listed here are already in my to-do list

here's one for ye: we are the strange, indie film on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jlD7EVSJFw&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1

another one i found funny was botched [2007]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790590/
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#4861987 Aug 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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We are the Strange is absolutely fantastic! I followed that M dot Strange dude for years waiting for it... :D
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#4862012 Aug 28, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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#4854264 Suit'n'Shades wrote:

Oh, movies that are just unpleasant to watch...

Splice. It was just... uh... Well as a movie it's quite good, but the movie itself is just... Disturbing.



What was funny is right after I read this post, the movie "Splice" came on. So, curious me watched it...

Definitely different for sure. What pissed me off, is the woman always is the instigator! I was like, "Shut up woman!" And I am a woman lol

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#4862166 Aug 28, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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It's been like that since Adam and Eve!
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