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, melancholic, interesting and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, loneliness, creativity, dialogue, destiny, imagination, surrealism, childhood and existentialism plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as offbeat: Spirited Away (2001), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Being John Malkovich (1999), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Rick and Morty (2013), Gravity Falls (2012), Fight Club (1999), Once Upon a Time (2011), Mr. Nobody (2009), Big Fish (2003).

List of offbeat movies

 8.6
 569K
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, offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, ghost, supernatural, witch, adventure, dragon, rescue, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, magical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, atmospheric, witty, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, inheritance, friendship, greed, mentor protege relationship, disorder, adventure, twists & turns, escapades, murder, mentor, painting ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1985 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
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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, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mind control, actor, puppeteer, sexual identity, obsession, subconscious, love triangle, pet, manipulation, psychology, immortality, lesbian ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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: offbeat, feel good, touching, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, siblings relations, friendship, legends and myths, parents and children, adventure, sister sister relationship, family, supernatural, magical, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 9.3
 290K
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: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, cynical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scientist, mad scientist, inventions and discoveries, time travel, adventure, imaginary, grandfather grandson relationship, disorder, prodigy, odd, youth, family relations ...
Place: usa
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 8.9
 56K
Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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: humorous, offbeat, exciting, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: small town, twins, supernatural, mysterious place, friendship, small town life, youth, odd, siblings relations, creature, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 8.8
 1.7M
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, mind bending, twists and turns, biting, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, nihilism, against the rules, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, fighting the system, social misfits, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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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: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, magical, adventure, fairy, true love, good versus evil, power of love, family relations, small town, parents and children, friends, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 7.8
 200K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
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, futuristic, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, depression, utopia, teenage love, death, alternate reality, childhood, surrealism, romance, postmodernism, life changing experience, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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 8.0
 381K
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: sentimental, surreal, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, adventure, mermaid, fishing, father son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, texas, cuba, russia, alabama ...
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 7.7
 28K
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: enigmatic, offbeat, surreal, witty, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, self discovery, wish come true, on the road, choice, self fulfillment, dream girl, hitchhiker, changing the past or future, imaginary, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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 7.3
 226K
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, offbeat, melancholic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: date night, preschoolers
Plot: dark fantasy, corpse, afterlife, supernatural romance, supernatural, shyness, tombs and skeletons, romance, marriage, loneliness, fiance fiancee relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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 6.9
 210K
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: humorous, offbeat, light, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: zombie, fall in love, forbidden love, supernatural, supernatural romance, zombie apocalypse, love and romance, transformation, young woman, young man, danger, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: psychological, melancholic, mind bending, captivating, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, deja vu, mind control, brainwashing, couples, memory loss, dreams, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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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, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: fbi, intelligence, prodigy, investigation, riddles and clues, talented, professor, crime, genius, investigator, hallucinations, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Steven Universe (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: stylized, humorous, offbeat, witty, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: gem, goodhearted, adventure, coming of age, family, save the world, danger, imaginary, supernatural ability, child protagonist, palaces castles and temples, intergalactic ...
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 8.4
 36K
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: offbeat, mind bending, thought provoking, captivating, clever ...
Plot: scientist, secret, danger, mysterious character, dishonesty, buried truth, who to trust, politician, conspiracy, life turned upside down, top secret, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 8.0
 477K
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, unlikely couple, a.i., unlikely relationship, love, philosophy, computers and web, cyberspace, impossible love, human nature, intelligence ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, gloomy, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, violence, murderous pair, shaving, social injustice, haunted by the past, cannibalism, trial, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.9
 60K
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: humorous, offbeat, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, odd, investigation, ex law enforcer, intelligence, prodigy, mastermind, crimes, crime, unconventional method, murder, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 5.6
 73K
Beastly (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, love, physical appearance, self discovery, true love, teenage love, fall in love, high school hunk, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
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, gothic, humorous, offbeat, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, friendship, werewolf, goth, supernatural, immortality, blood, parody, social misfits, buddies, roommate, beast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: new zealand
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 8.1
 10K
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 encounter, alien, totalitarianism, social differences, society, absurdism, time travel, teleportation, surrealism, capitalism, racism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
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 8.5
 45K
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, disturbing, offbeat, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, crimes, law enforcement, small town, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, good versus evil, evil spirit, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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 7.9
 102K
The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Africa, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, stylized, epic, psychological ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, hospital, imagination, storytelling, suicide attempt, translator, torture, death, theft, princess, morphine, sacrifice ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: los angeles, taj mahal, india, istanbul turkey
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 8.6
 174K
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: humorous, biting, emotional, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family problems, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage sex, teenage life, family relations, drinking problem, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.7
 333K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, insomnia, losing-it hero, mysterious character, torment, uncover truth, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, taunting, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.3
 660K
Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, life, hopes, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, quebec, montmartre paris
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 8.7
 606K
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, hidden identity, double life, vigilantism, crime, crimes, forensics, right and wrong, corpse, police station, loner, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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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: sentimental, touching, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, life philosophy, tragic love, aging, child as adult, age difference, supernatural romance, odd, impossible love, existentialism, imaginary ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, atlantic ocean, manhattan new york city, india ...
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