Freak movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant freak movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out weird, surreal, cult film, disturbing, atmospheric and melancholic films and TV shows about / with freak, death, storytelling, transformation, misfit, suspense, dialogue, brutality, murder and supernatural plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
freak movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as freak: The Elephant Man (1980), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Of Freaks and Men (1998), Carnivàle (2003), Castle Freak (1995), Mockingbird Lane (2012), Jack (1996), Joe Finds Grace (2017), May (2002), Wolf Girl (2001).

List of freak movies

The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, poignant ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: disability, hospital, dignity, freak, melancholy, disfigurement, social misfits, cruelty, isolation, life is a bitch, exploitation, humanism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, fairy tale, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: loneliness, goth, love, surrealism, freak, social misfits, christmas, love and romance, inventor, fall in love, love story, castle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: usa, florida
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Of Freaks and Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: depravity, female nudity, voyeurism, obsession, corporal punishment, porn, freak, society, manipulation, sexual perversion, sadist, transformation ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Carnivàle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, surreal, erotic ...
Plot: prophecy, healing power, god or devil, circus, surrealism, evil, supernatural, clergy, self discovery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, psychic ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934, year 1935
Place: california, usa
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Castle Freak (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John has inherited a castle and Italy and he moves there with his wife Susan and their blind daughter Rebecca. What they don't realize is that there is somebody else in the castle. An abused child left to die in the basement who has now become ...
Style: scary, slasher, rough, campy, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted by the past, monster, freak, macabre, captive, death, cannibalism, violence, murder, blindness, castle, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
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Mockingbird Lane (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily and Herman's only child, Eddie, has his werewolf ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, captivating, gothic ...
Plot: werewolf, eccentric family, vampire, dragon, parents and children, supernatural, family relations, freak, suburbs, failed pilot, mind control, halloween ...
Place: usa
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Jack (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: childhood, freak, friendship, school, fish out of water, life philosophy, coping, genetics, disease, youth, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
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Joe Finds Grace (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simple-minded Joseph Briteman breaks a golden rule of his 'life skills' program when he walks away unsupervised to rescue his long lost baby sister.
Style: road movie, touching, psychological, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: disease, freak, fish out of water, sibling, redemption, deformity, missing person, disappearance, chase, screwball, journey, sibling relationship ...
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May (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Style: gothic, psychological, scary, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, imaginary friend, psychopath, obsession, murder, insanity, female psychopath, cannibalism, goth, suspense, lesbian ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
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Wolf Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Romania
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tara Talbot is afflicted with the rare genetic condition hypertrichosis: she is covered head to toe in hair. She lives her life in Harley Dune's Travelling Freak Show, on display as the 'Terrifying Wolf Girl', but underneath she is ...
Style: semi serious, disturbing, queer horror, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: human becoming an animal, werewolf, supernatural, social misfits, bully, small town, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, social relations, teenage life, lesbian, disfigurement ...
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Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, compassionate, sexy, clever, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, small town, cheerleading, school, loneliness, bullying, existentialism, teenage life, eccentricity, character study ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, surreal, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: murder, death, nightmare, nightmare comes true, serial killer, monster, torture, dream, youth, serial murder, surrealism, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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Batman Returns (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt ...
Style: gothic, stylized, dark, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, date night, family outing, boys' night
Plot: villain, superhero, revenge, batman, double life, corruption, femme fatale, circus, cat, dark hero, heroes, transformation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Basket Case 2 (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having eluded the authorities after a series of grisly murders, the pair find sanctuary at the palatial home of Granny Ruth, an eccentric philanthropist who rallies the cause of "Unique Individuals". But even amongst "friends" ...
Style: disturbing, psychotronic, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, mutant, zombie, twins, macabre, supernatural, psychopath, superhuman powers, journalism, good versus evil, social misfits, freak ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, california
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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Darren Shan is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and work hard at trying to find tickets. They do, and together they go to "Cirque du Freak" where they see many strange acts including ...
Style: stylized, scary, sexy, semi serious, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: vampire, circus, uninhibited rivalry, youth, supernatural ability, chosen one, supernatural, young heroes, destiny, friends, teenage life, immortality ...
Time: 21st century
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The Toxic Avenger (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when mop boy Melvin Junko falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.
Style: splatter, campy, bloody, disturbing, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, monster, satire, cult, exploitation, violence, absurd violence, absurdism, toxic, corruption, mutant, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Gummo (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers killing time in Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s.
Style: disturbing, controversial, surreal, art house, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, white trash, youth, suburbs, coming of age, sister sister relationship, abuse, violence, teenager, dysfunctional family, relationships, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, america
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker ...
Style: sexy, campy, parody, surreal, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: transsexual, mad scientist, transvestite, cult, alien, lgbt, music, cannibalism, gay, lgbtq, dancing, butler ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: transylvania, ohio
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, splatter, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, torture, cannibalism, murder, cruelty, violence, sadism, kidnapping, cannibal, massacre, monster ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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Beetlejuice (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the ...
Style: gothic, surreal, witty, dark fantasy, funny ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: ghost, afterlife, supernatural, haunted house, dark humor, surrealism, goth, dysfunctional family, possession, teenage girl, seance, attic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Morocco
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, torture, cannibalism, survival, rape, fear, human monster, stranded, victim, kidnapping, trapped, massacre ...
Time: year 2006, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
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Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surreal, scary, bleak, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: paranoia, nightmare, hallucination, twists and turns, delusion, mind game, psychology, dealing with death, mental illness, haunted by the past, conspiracy, memory ...
Time: 20th century, year 1971, 70s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, brooklyn new york city
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Ravenwolf Towers (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Jake, the young new assistant manager of an ominous decrepit hotel called Ravenwolf Towers, explores his new workplace. Once the Mecca of Hollywood elite, the place is now but a ruin populated by freaks and run by a crazy inbred family.
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, scary
Plot: psychopath, murder, hotel manager, hotel owner, disfigured face, mad doctor, freak, violence, suspense, male protagonist, youth, hotel ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Miracle of Life (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The heartbreaking story of a living placenta that is raised as a human, a christian, a soldier.
Style: tense, dark, weird
Plot: freak, death, drugs, social relations, life is a bitch, society, social issues, suspense, social problems, insanity, body horror, monster ...
Place: vietnam
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The Museum of Wonders (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the beautiful dancer Salome learns that the dwarf circus owner Marcel has just received an inheritance, she marries the lovesick, diminutive performer, all the while planning to steal his fortune and run off with her lover, strong man Sansone. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, revenge, clown, freak, circus, escapades, maniac, suspense, couples, heroes, brutality, female victim ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy
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Marker (2005)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In an isolated small town in the Pacific Northwest, Sylvia's teenaged life of juggling two boyfriends and an overprotective father is turned upside down when she discovers she has a bizarre virus which has randomly plagued the women in her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, supernatural, survival, self discovery, teenage love, mutant, family relations, social misfits, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
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She Freak (1967)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Brennen stars as a waitress who leaves the greasy-diner business for the excitement of the carnival. She quickly discovers that she despises freaks and human oddities.
Style: campy, semi serious, slasher, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: carnival, freak, waitress, amusement park, exploitation, diner, freak show, mountain, legends and myths, cons and scams, love triangle, physical appearance ...
Time: 60s
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Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, depressing, surreal, political ...
Plot: anti war, war, hospital, disability, haunted by the past, mute, dreams, amputation, freak, isolation, patient, soldier ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: israel, iraq, vietnam, colorado, france ...
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The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, art house ...
Audience: kids
Plot: steampunk, friendship, good versus evil, distopia, french, children, surrealism, cyberpunk, childhood, mad scientist, escape, clones ...
Time: future
Place: france
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The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, disturbing, psychedelic ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, insanity, ghost, psychopath, supernatural, suspense, snow, imaginary friend, evil, winter, caretaker ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa, florida, miami ...
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