Offbeat movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant offbeat movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out offbeat, clever, stylized, visually appealing, captivating and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with storytelling, weird, loneliness, creativity, imagination, dialogue, mentor, surrealism, death and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as offbeat: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Rick and Morty (2013), Being John Malkovich (1999), Fight Club (1999), Spirited Away (2001), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Big Fish (2003), Gravity Falls (2012), Mr. Nobody (2009), Once Upon a Time (2011).

List of offbeat movies

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, witty, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: existentialism, twists & turns, hotel, inheritance, greed, adventure, escapades, mentor protege relationship, disorder, servant, friendship, cons and scams ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 30s ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, alps, central europe
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 9.2
 354K
Rick and Morty (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
Style: dark humor, offbeat, humorous, entertaining, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, scientist, adventure, time travel, family relations, graphic violence, prodigy, grandfather grandson relationship, satire, relatives, imaginary, adolescence ...
Place: usa
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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: offbeat, surreal, psychological, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, mind control, sexual identity, love triangle, psychology, obsession, body swapping, satire, pets, pet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.8
 1.8M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, insanity, fist fighting, social misfits, fighting the system, nihilism, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.6
 627K
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, offbeat, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, ghost, witch, imaginary, adventure, rescue, dragon, supernatural, friendship, curses spells and rituals, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, fairy tale, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: magical, countryside, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, siblings relations, friendship, legends and myths, parents and children, family, supernatural, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.0
 409K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: storytelling, adventure, witch, loneliness, fantasy world, circus, fish, escapades, parents and children, true love, mermaid, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, alabama, congo, cuba, russia ...
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 8.9
 68K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.
Style: offbeat, captivating, exciting, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, twins, friendship, imaginary, small town, family relations, youth, adventure, monster, small town life, siblings relations, mysterious place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
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 7.8
 212K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, utopia, destiny, alternate reality, life changing experience, philosophy, parallel world, family relations, surrealism, romance, imaginary, teenage love ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, fairy, good versus evil, magical, adventure, curses spells and rituals, power of love, imaginary, legends and myths, happy ending, princess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, surreal, mind bending, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, introspection, love, power of love, love story, love and romance, deja vu, couple relations, couples, brainwashing, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.0
 524K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: melancholic, futuristic, philosophical, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, philosophy, a.i., unlikely relationship, cyberspace, computers and web, love, unlikely couple, impossible love, human nature ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.3
 238K
Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, captivating, melancholic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: corpse, dark fantasy, afterlife, supernatural, supernatural romance, marriage, romance, loneliness, shyness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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 7.5
 18K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, fbi, intelligence, prodigy, investigation, genius, talented, professor, hallucination, crime, crimes, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.9
 10K
Stray God (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The world consists of two parts: the near shore and far shore. The near shore is the place where people reside, while the far shore is the place for deities and ayakashi, which are emotional fragments that can posses humans and cause trouble. So it ...
Style: captivating, exciting, offbeat, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, deity, ghost, friendship, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, sword fight, magical sword, high school, supernatural romance, god, exorcist ...
Place: japan
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Steven Universe (2013)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 11 min.
Story: A young boy takes his mother's place in a group of gemstone-based beings, and must learn to control his powers.
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: save the world, gem, goodhearted, adventure, danger, supernatural ability, supernatural, youth, family, heroes, coming of age, imaginary ...
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 8.4
 38K
Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: conspiracy, buried truth, scientist, danger, mysterious character, life turned upside down, politician, who to trust, dishonesty, graphic violence, top secret, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 29K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: road movie, witty, surreal, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: alternate reality, road trip, self discovery, wish come true, choice, dream girl, self fulfillment, on the road, life philosophy, imaginary, changing the past or future, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey
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 8.5
 53K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, crime, supernatural, evil spirit, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, mystery, haunted by the past, special agents, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new mexico
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 7.7
 191K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, scary, stylized, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, family, adventure, danger, parents and children, talking animals, imaginary, family relations, weirdo, young heroes, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, dark humor, atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, villain, insanity, vengeance, social injustice, violence, goth, shaving, haunted by the past, widow, cannibalism, murderous pair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 64K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, crimes, odd, unconventional method, investigation, crime, intelligence, murder, ex law enforcer, police investigation, talented, mastermind ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: captivating, philosophical, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, impossible love, tragic love, true love, aging, life & death, child as adult, odd, existentialism, adult as child, life philosophy, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
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 8.1
 11K
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, soviet, outer space, absurdism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, death, witch, danger, mental institution, insanity, nun, evil, couple relations, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: los angeles, new orleans, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
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 6.8
 217K
Warm Bodies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Style: offbeat, sentimental, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural romance, fall in love, forbidden love, love and romance, young man, young woman, zombie apocalypse, supernatural, danger, power of love, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further ...
Style: exciting, light, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, demon, workplace, imaginary, danger, rivalry, workplace situations, hopes, fast food, curses spells and rituals, anti heroes, disorder ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.
Style: dark humor, absurd, gothic, vampire comedy, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, goth, friendship, werewolf, parody, immortality, blood, social misfits, stylish, buddies, supernatural, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978, year 1997, year 1912
Place: new zealand
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 8.6
 629K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilantism, double life, hidden identity, corpse, crimes, forensics, right and wrong, crime, loner, gory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 8.6
 193K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: biting, dark humor, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, sex scene, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenage sex, gay teenager, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, youth, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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