Curiouser and Curiouser, a list of strange films.by mickalexandratos | created - 16 Sep 2011 | updated - 16 Sep 2011 | Public
If you like films that are absurd, trippy and surreal here is a list that will relish your taste buds.
(A list in progress)
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1. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
Votes: 27,581 | Gross: $0.06M
As bizarre as bizarre can get
2. Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
Although there is no consensus as to the greatest short film of all time, this would certainly be a strong contender.
3. Fellini - Satyricon (1969)
R | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Touted as the "science fiction film of the future" by Fellini himself, the statement is definitely fitting.
4. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
PG | 102 min | Comedy
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.
Votes: 30,568 | Gross: $0.20M
This movie won an Academy award for best foreign film.
5. Inland Empire (2006)
R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.
Votes: 46,399 | Gross: $0.75M
Forget Inception, this is a film that will really do your head in.
6. City of Women (1980)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama
A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
Votes: 4,994 | Gross: $0.01M
Another venture by Fellini into the world of the surreal and the erotic, a must watch if you want an experience closest to being in a dream.
7. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 269,137 | Gross: $7.22M
8. Naked Lunch (1991)
R | 115 min | Drama
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.
Votes: 39,854 | Gross: $2.54M
This adaption of William S. Burroughs' seminal novel is somewhat of an unfaithful rendition. Nevertheless this is the only movie that successfully emulates his drug crazed world.
9. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Votes: 109,682 | Gross: $3.80M
11. Le fantôme de la liberté (1974)
R | 104 min | Comedy
This surrealist film consists of a series of only vaguely related episodes, most famously the dinner party scene in which people sit on lavatories round a dinner table, occasionally ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,482 | Gross: $0.01M
Another film in the same vein as "The Discreet Charm", although not as successful as it's Academy Award winning counterpart, there are still some great scenes in here.
14. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 81,370 | Gross: $7.00M
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Votes: 485,931 | Gross: $56.95M
16. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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 psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Votes: 149,862 | Gross: $8.55M
17. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 229,584 | Gross: $10.68M
Even though the book is more powerful than the movie, this is still a great treat if you have or haven't read the novel.
18. American Psycho (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 398,345 | Gross: $15.07M
20. Fando and Lis (1968)
93 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.