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The list contains the best, new and most relevant offbeat movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out offbeat, stylized, clever, humorous, semi serious and surreal films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, friendship, obsession, love, disorder, love and romance, mentor, flashback and surrealism plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as offbeat: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Static (1985), True Blood (2008), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Her (2013), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Ed Wood (1994), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Across the Universe (2007).
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The Beiderbecke Affair
Drama
UK
320 min.
 8.8
 8.8
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Twin Peaks
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.5
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
93 min.
 6.9

List of offbeat movies

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
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, enigmatic, offbeat, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: hotel, mentor protege relationship, murder, murder mystery, inheritance, existentialism, prison escape, greed, storytelling, eccentricity, disorder, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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, dramatic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, life philosophy, love, impossible love, true love, loneliness, life & death, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, love and romance, puzzle ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, russia, english channel, paris france ...
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 6.7
 541
Static
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernie Blick has just lost his job at a crucifix factory. Luckily, for Ernie, this allows him more time to devote to his invention. Yes, Ernie is an inventor -- and he's come up with something big. So big, in fact, Ernie's convinced it will ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: bus, self discovery, factory, society, small town, clergy, golden years, human spirit, obsession, miraculous event, small town life, religions or cults ...
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 7.9
 215K
True Blood
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 800 min.
Story: True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, ...
Style: offbeat, serious, sexual, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, strong sexual content, gory, small town, small town life, werewolf, blood, ghost, danger, social relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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Fantastic Mr. Fox
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Style: stylized, witty, humorous, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, greed, animal life, talking animals, storytelling, imaginary, fox, runaway, animals, adaptation, rivalry, eccentricity ...
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Moonrise Kingdom
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, adolescence, childhood, coming of age, children, runaway, first love, orphan, surrealism, social misfits, storytelling, deadpan ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: new england, usa
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 8.0
 439K
Her
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: futuristic, talky, clever, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, love, obsession, philosophy, a.i., romance, impossible love, psychology, life philosophy, computers and web ...
Time: near future, future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.6
 246K
Moulin Rouge!
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, sexy, offbeat, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, music, terminal illness, postmodernism, dance, tragedy, fall in love, nightclub, love story, love, performer's life, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s
Place: europe, paris france, india, france
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 7.9
 154K
Ed Wood
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: humorous, gothic, offbeat, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, cross dressing, addiction, dreams, drug addiction, actor, eccentricity, showbiz, filmmaking, hollywood, mentor, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Nightmare Before Christmas
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, colourful, dark, surreal, macabre ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: magic, holiday, skeleton, dreams, christmas, good versus evil, save the day, dark fantasy, imagination, imaginary kingdom, adventure, music ...
Time: 1990s
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Across the Universe
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, surreal, offbeat, serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, idealism, romance, rebellion, artist, anti war, loneliness, young lovers, rock, drugs/alcohol, protest, revolution ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, seaport, california, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.8
 22K
Reaper
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: 21 year-old slacker Sam Oliver learns that his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born, and now Sam has to repay the debt by becoming the Devil's bounty hunter, retrieving souls that have somehow escaped from Hell.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, bounty hunter, good versus evil, chases and races, disorder, friendship, buddies, grim reaper, deal with the devil, track down, twentysomething life, danger ...
Place: seattle, usa
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 7.8
 22K
Being Human
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The central premise of Being Human is that various types of supernatural beings exist alongside human beings, with varying degrees of menace; that three of these supernatural beings are opting to live amongst human beings rather than apart from ...
Style: semi serious, scary, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, ghost, werewolf, roommate, social misfits, friendship, misfit, house, teleportation, transformation, supernatural power ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, wales
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 8.5
 34K
Utopia
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, serious, realistic, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: on the run, mystery, scientist, life turned upside down, conspiracy, danger, cult, gory, mysterious character, survival, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Napoleon Dynamite
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, small town, friendship, geek, teenager, adolescence, underdog, school dance, bullying, buddies, nerds, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, utah, mexico
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 7.4
 215K
Corpse Bride
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, stylized, dark humor, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Audience: preschoolers, date night
Plot: afterlife, dark fantasy, romance, storytelling, loneliness, corpse, transformation, village, shyness, goth, marriage, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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 7.4
 113K
Man on the Moon
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: touching, humorous, tragicomedy, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: cancer, death, performer's life, insanity, comedian, eccentricity, celebrity culture, rock, showbiz, terminal illness, life & death, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, lithuania, manhattan new york city
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The 10th Kingdom
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
Story: Two centuries after Snow White and Cinderella had their adventures, the Nine Kingdoms ready themselves for the coronation of Prince Wendel, Snow White's grandson, to the throne of the Fourth Kingdom. But an evil once-queen has freed herself ...
Style: fairy tale, scenic, feel good, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, magic, alternate reality, parallel universe, romance, chase, transformation, friendship, beautiful scenery, secrets, love ...
Place: new york, usa, virginia
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Natural Born Killers
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: dark humor, stylized, surreal, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, violence, gory, brutality, corruption, murder, splatter, insanity, blood, prison, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, new mexico, paris france, nevada
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From Dusk Till Dawn
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, entertaining, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, crime gone awry, brutality, plot twist, gory, criminal heroes, crime, hostage, stripper, priest, brothers, mexican american border ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, dungeon
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The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Western, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A tough-as-rawhide cowpoke, debonair ladies' man and Harvard-educated smarty-britches roams from Frisco to Jalisco in pursuit of outlaws who killed his father...and in search of a mysterious orb possessing out-of-this world powers. Hot lead and ...
Style: futuristic, offbeat, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: adventurer, bounty hunter, old west, adventure, lone wolves, time travel, tough heroes, chases and races, escapades, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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A Scanner Darkly
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: surreal, stylized, clever, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: drug abuse, surveillance, addiction, schizophrenia, cyberpunk, drug addiction, drugs, undercover cop, paranoia, surrealism, existentialism, undercover ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 7.2
 78K
Cashback
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.
Style: clever, offbeat, semi serious, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: art, time, romance, imagination, workplace, dreams, artist, insomnia, sexual attraction, workplace situations, love, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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Youth in Revolt
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's ...
Style: surreal, witty, stylized, intellectual, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, adolescence, virginity, rebellion, obsession, teenager, dreams, marijuana, sex, high school, drugs/alcohol, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, france, oakland california
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Spice and Wolf
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: Lawrence, a traveling merchant searching for profit, finds a naked girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. Her name is Holo – a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside who longs to return to her beloved northern ...
Style: serious, offbeat, stylized, exciting, biting ...
Plot: countryside, on the road, adventure, odd couple, getting home, escapades, fish out of water, couples, longing, werewolf, beast, falling in love ...
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Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Heavenly Host Elementary School is a legendary elementary school for ghost stories due to its mysterious past. It was torn down following the murders and disappearances of several of its staff and students and now another school called Kisaragi ...
Style: offbeat, serious, scary, dark, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, survival, school, danger, youth, young heroes, gore, death, blood, imaginary, demon ...
Place: asia, japan
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After Last Season
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A team of scientists is developing a new technology that captures the thoughts of a human subject and changes them into images. Still in its infancy, the technology changes thoughts into simple images and shapes. Two company interns (Matthew Andrews ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: laboratory, supernatural ability, future dystopia, murder, society, a vision, neurology, offscreen killing, corporation, ghost, dream, medical examination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: medical school
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 5.3
 2K
London Road
Genre: Musical, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: London Road is a musical drama that documents the events of 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and ...
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic
Plot: small town life, small town, social relations, mystery, uncover truth, serial killer, balloon, court, suspect, single mother, cafe, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Fucking Different
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen queer crossovers: lesbian filmmakers from Berlin were asked to make a short film about their idea of male gay love and sexuality and, vice versa, gay men were given the task of making a short film about lesbian sexuality and eroticism.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, urban, couple relations, sexual relations, gender, love and romance, couples, social misfits, looking for love, looking for sex, gender bending, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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 6.7
 971
Free Fall
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, South Korea, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An old woman flies past six floors after jumping from the roof of her apartment block. Six stories on the poor state of humanity, told with humour and rare imagination to the accompaniment of a pulsating soundtrack from Amon Tobin. A woeful ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: society, unsupportive spouse, obsession, couple relations, parents and children, social decay, couples, family relations, disorder, guru, anthology, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, hungary
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

humorous
humorous movies
American Pie 1999
7.0
Welcome to the Sticks 2008
7.1
Bruce Almighty 2003
6.7
The Hangover 2009
7.7
Serial 2014
7.0
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semi serious
semi serious movies
High Security Vacation 2009
6.4
The Fox and the Hound 2 2006
5.4
Winx Club 2004
5.6
Jane the Virgin 2014
7.8
Chuck 2007
8.2
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witty
witty movies
Bob's Burgers 2011
8.1
Intolerable Cruelty 2003
6.3
Californication 2007
8.3
Welcome to the Sticks 2008
7.1
The Big Bang Theory 2007
8.2
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disorder
disorder movies
The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! 1975
8.3
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future 1973
8.4
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998
8.2
Back to the Future 1985
8.5
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014
8.1
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surreal
surreal movies
Inception 2010
8.8
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Black Swan 2010
8.0
The Fountain 2006
7.3
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dark humor
dark humor movies
The Addams Family 1991
6.9
Wild Tales 2014
8.1
Dead Snow 2009
6.3
Tucker and Dale vs Evil 2010
7.6
Californication 2007
8.3
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clever
clever movies
Now You See Me 2013
7.3
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
9.3
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013
8.2
Peaky Blinders 2013
8.8
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014
6.2
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surrealism
surrealism movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
Black Swan 2010
8.0
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
8.3
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