Weird movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant weird movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out weird, surreal, thought provoking, cerebral, enigmatic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, existentialism, loneliness, pornography, brutality, surrealism, catastrophe, obsession and twists and turns plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as weird: Another Earth (2011), Eraserhead (1977), Cube (1997), The Lobster (2015), Antichrist (2009), Phantasm (1979), Big Time Adolescence (2019), Iron Sky (2012), Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013).

List of weird movies

Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, artsy, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: parallel world, guilt, tragedy, redemption, nasa, grief, loneliness, space travel, cosmology, solar system, parallel universe, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, boston, yale university, mojave desert
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Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, art house, psychedelic, psychological, avant garde ...
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, insanity, baby, existentialism, cult, art, loneliness, psychology, eccentricity, psychosis, factory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, trap, mathematics, escape, maze, claustrophobia, group of strangers, death, survival horror, psychology ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
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The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, art house, cerebral, ironic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: distopia, love, absurdism, blindness, society, manhunt, animals, suicide attempt, solitude, hotel, human becoming an animal, punishment ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: ireland, greece, hellas
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Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: disturbing, psychological, scary, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: cruelty, insanity, guilt, depression, fear, violence, masturbation, death, explicit sex, torture, obsession, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Phantasm (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.
Style: scary, atmospheric, harsh, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, tall man, small town, twists and turns, supernatural, investigation, monster, murder, mausoleum, funeral, cemetery, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, stylized, enigmatic, absurd ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, deal with the devil, mysterious character, imagination, magic, surrealism, transformation, destiny, adventure, immortality, eccentricity, creativity ...
Place: london
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Big Time Adolescence (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year-old named Mo attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of his best friend Zeke, an unmotivated-yet-charismatic college dropout. Although Zeke genuinely cares about Mo, things start to go awry ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, bleak, disturbing, weird
Audience: teens
Plot: debauchery, coming of age, teenager, nihilism, drug dealing, teenage boy, friendship, drugs, friend, teenage life, youth, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Iron Sky (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland, Germany, Australia, France, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
Style: humorous, absurd, satirical, unusual plot structure, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: nazi, steampunk, ufo, nazism, invasion, flying saucer, space travel, moon, alternate reality, german, astronaut, world war two ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., germany, usa, new york
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Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taking off immediately where the last one ended, in this episode Mike travels across dimensions and time fleeing from the Tall Man, at the same time he tries to find the origins of his enemy, and what really happened the night that his brother died. ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, desert, flashback, time travel, good versus evil, zombie, siblings relations, riddles and clues, vengeance, heroic mission, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Place: tokyo
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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Greece, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.
Style: stylized, artsy, atmospheric, philosophical, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vampire, goth, love, supernatural, eternal life, musician, immortality, family relations, fate of humanity, supernatural romance, true love, lovers reunited ...
Time: 2010s, year 1975, year 1968, 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit
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Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: surreal, psychological, macabre, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: alternate reality, filmmaking, insanity, curse, murder, surrealism, nightmare, doppelganger, mysticism, infidelity, brutality, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, usa, california, europe ...
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Under the Skin (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seductive alien prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, dark ...
Plot: alien, human prey, femme fatale, disguise, creature, extraterrestrial, female nudity, desire, very little dialogue, eroticism, nightclub, deformity ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, psychological, surreal, philosophical ...
Plot: hallucination, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, surrealism, drug addict, insect, homosexuality, drug abuse, cockroach, giant insect, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, new york, north africa
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Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, neo noir, mind bending, confusing, atmospheric ...
Plot: insanity, surrealism, mystery, time loop, doppelganger, murder, hallucination, transformation, graphic violence, erotica, obsession, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, plymouth
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Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, non-linear, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: school shooting, mass murder, school, teacher, teenager, violence, serial killer, youth, high school, student, classmate, bullying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, portland oregon
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Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, mind bending, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, misfit, paranoia, twists and turns, murder, insanity, psychopath, mystery, mental patient, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: london, europe, east end london, england, united kingdom ...
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, neo noir, mind bending, art house ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, twists and turns, lesbian, amnesia, hollywood, alternate reality, mystery, hallucination, nightmare, obsession, doppelganger, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: surreal, psychological, cerebral, disturbing, mind bending ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: puppeteer, subconscious, twists and turns, surrealism, psychology, portal, body swapping, manipulation, actor, magic realism, lgbt, puppet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: scary, surreal, bleak, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: twists and turns, nightmare, hallucination, paranoia, delusion, mind game, dealing with death, haunted by the past, conspiracy, memory, psychology, plot twist ...
Time: 20th century, year 1971, 70s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, brooklyn new york city
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Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: neo noir, surreal, dark, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: surrealism, voyeurism, small town, mystery, sex, serial killer, sexual obsession, rape, postmodernism, eccentricity, sexual perversion, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Discovery (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among ...
Style: enigmatic, philosophical, macabre, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, life after death, alternate reality, plot twist, dreams, twists and turns, self discovery, science, religion, psychology, life philosophy ...
Time: future
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Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, supernatural, magic, dragon, witch, parallel world, adventure, ghost, human becoming an animal, fantasy world, surrealism, japanese mythology ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, psychological, thought provoking, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, murder, police brutality, violence, conspiracy, uncover truth, haunted by the past, serial killer, white male black female relationship, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: future, year 1999, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: surreal, psychological, neo noir, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: twists and turns, hollywood, screenwriter, serial killer, murder, dark humor, neighbor, showbiz, surrealism, insanity, new job, film industry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york, new york state
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Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.
Style: romantic, surreal, touching, emotional, art house ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, shyness, love, true love, character study, depression, love and romance, mental illness, complex characters, eccentricity, brother sister relationship, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, utah, california, usa, los angeles
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AfterDeath (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young people wake up dead. Washed up by the tide they scramble to an abandoned beach house, soon realizing that the perpetual night and blasts of pain suggest this is some version of hell. Between in-fighting and attacks by a demonic shadow ...
Style: surreal, serious, confusing, weird, whimsical ...
Plot: afterlife, hell, metaphysics, redemption, fantasy world, death, catastrophe, mortality, loss, hopelessness, mysticism, supernatural ...
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Style: erotic, disturbing, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: sex addict, sex, sexual perversion, explicit sex, nymphomaniac, bdsm, nymphomania, lust, sex scene, erection, sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Anderson’s incisive quirky comedy build up stars complex characters like in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ with Bill Murray on in the leading role. An ocean adventure documentary film maker Zissou is put in all imaginable life situations and a ...
Style: witty, humorous, stylized, surreal, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ocean, revenge, expedition, submarine, eccentricity, rivalry, adventure, vengeance, sea, dysfunctional family, marijuana, magic realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: road movie, surreal, sexy, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, surrealism, betrayal, forbidden love, violence, hallucination, sex scene, rape, domineering mother, hitman, haunted by the past, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, new orleans, austin texas, california, usa ...
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