12 of the Most Bizarre Movies Ever Made

Like weird movies? Me too. So much so that I rounded up a dozen of the most bizarre movies ever made.

Some of these movies are hilariously strange, but many aren’t just weird, they’re absolutely horrific. Be warned!

Rubber

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There is nothing I don’t love about the movie Rubber. If the phrase “artsy French film” makes you think of movies like Amélie or Léon then you’re in for a wild ride when it comes to Rubber.

Anyway, Rubber is a hilarious horror comedy about a sentient car tire that has the power to make people explode thanks to its psiconic (get it?) powers. Fans often describe it as “having no right to be as good as it is” – which says a lot considering its strange plot!

The People Under the Stairs

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Another horror comedy (bizarre seems to be common in this genre), The People Under the Stairs is about a guy who breaks into his landlords’ house to rob them only to discover they have a bunch of boys mutilated and imprisoned under their stairs.

According to Wes Craven (who wrote and directed it), it was loosely inspired by a real true crime case from the 70s.

Despite being pretty horrific in theme, the movie itself teeters on more funny than scary, which is why so many people recommend it as a must-watch bizarre flick.

Being John Malkovich

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Indescribable is the best word I can think of to give you an idea of what Being John Malkovich is like, so you better just watch it for yourself. Normally you shouldn’t judge a movie by its advertising but in this case the poster for Being John Malkovich absolutely paints a picture of what kind of weird (and delightful) experience you’re going to have when you watch this cult film.

The Holy Mountain

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The 70s was the golden age of experimental film and The Holy Mountain is definitely up there when it comes to strange moves from that era. To make things more interesting, it was actually funded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono (and produced by the Beatles’ manager).

Fair warning: it’s not just extremely bizarre, but grotesque and shocking too.

Eraserhead

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So Eraserhead is a movie about becoming a parent for the first time and facing the anxiety that surrounds it. Sounds nice, right?

Wrong.

In true David Lynch style Eraserhead is nothing short of bizarre, possibly made more disturbing because it was shot in black and white.

While it definitely ranks highly on the list of most bizarre movies ever made, Eraserhead is also truly nightmarish and not for the faint of heart.

Tusk

Speaking of nightmare fuel, Tusk is another one that’s absolutely unhinged and yet still manages to be terrifying. Playing off body horror and mutilation themes like The Human Centipede, Tusk is about a man who is kidnapped and surgically turned into a walrus.

Yes, really. It’s so strange. And so, so creepy.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse.
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Man I loved The Lighthouse, and although it was creepy it’s definitely one of the least harrowing films on this list. The first half of the movie starts off like a typical artsy drama, with two men stuck at an outpost after a wild storm. Then it slowly descends into madness…

Lost Highway

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How many David Lynch movies am I allowed to put on this list? Because I’m pretty sure they’re all super weird (maybe with the exception of Dune, but even then…)

Anyway, Lost Highway is a surreal film that follows two stories: one is a musician whose wife is having an affair. She gets murdered, and (logically) he’s being accused. The other story is about a younger man who’s being seduced by a woman that’s cheating on her gangster boyfriend.

Most confusingly, the women in both stories are played by the same actress – despite clearly not being the same person. Or are they? Who knows!

“I watched it a second time because I thought I’d missed something. Nope. I still don’t know what I watched.” one person said to describe Lost Highway.

Naked Lunch

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I don’t even know where to start with Naked Lunch’s bizarreness. After taking a drug made from a centipede and killing his wife, the main character starts taking orders from a cockroach.. And it just gets weirder from there.

Needless to say if you don’t like bugs you’ll probably want to skip this one.

Tetsuo: The Iron Man

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We love weird foreign films! Despite being shot in black and white Tetsuo: The Iron Man is another bizarre horror film that will keep you up at night after watching it.

The movie starts with a guy who’s obsessed with embedding metal in his skin who ends up getting hit by a car and killed by a businessman. This unleashes a curse that turns the businessman’s flesh to iron (hence the title).

Pretty much everyone who’s seen the movie found it strange and disturbing.

“I rented it in the 90’s and was stunned into silence.” someone commented. Another said, “I’m having flashbacks just from watching the trailer.”

Brazil

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What makes this movie so much better is that it was written and directed by Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) and stars Robert DeNiro and Jonathan Pryce.

Words used to describe Brazil by folks online include “grotesque”, “absurd”, “surreal, “dystopian” and “Kafkaesque”… But they also called it “So good!” and “One of my very favorite films!”

I’ll let you decide!

Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man.
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If you haven’t heard of Swiss Army Man you’ve probably seen the memes or gifs that have come out of this certifiably strange independent film. No, your eyes are not deceiving you: it does star Daniel Radcliffe, AKA Harry Potter.

Swiss Army Man’s title accurately describes the movie: it’s about a man (Paul Dano) who, after being stranded, finds a corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) that, for some reason, is super useful (like a Swiss army knife) and helps him get to safety.

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Orange is the new black.
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There are plenty of characters on TV that just plain irk you, but a few are written so irritating that it actively detracts from the show. We tracked down some fan answers with what they thought the most annoying TV show characters of all time was and these were some of the most popular answers.

A few characters were written annoying on purpose but others seem to be the victim of bad writing or poor acting. Either way, they sure make some of these shows hard to watch!

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The 12 Most Epic Opening Scenes in Movie History

Scream.
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Opening scenes matter: they set the tone for the entire film. We wanted to know what the greatest opening scenes in movie history were – so we rounded up the best fan answers to this very question.

Some of these opening scenes are so iconic you can almost picture the whole thing in your mind. Others stood out stronger than the rest of the film, making it all you might remember. From action-packed to utter tearjerkers, these iconic opening scenes are often considered to be the greatest in movie history.

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The 12 Most Genius Movie Plot Holes You Never Knew Were Actually Explained

Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998),
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Friends (and strangers) trying to sound smart by pointing out a movie mistake that isn’t really a mistake?

We found the best answers to “What infamous movie plot hole has an explanation that you’re tired of explaining?” with these 12 movie plot holes that actually have perfectly good explanations.

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19 Hyped-Up Movies That Were Actually Terrible

Brid Box.
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So, you know how there’s always this buzz around those hyped-up movies, right? Like, the ones that everyone’s talking about, the trailers that give you goosebumps, and the anticipation that’s through the roof?

Yeah, those. But here’s the kicker- sometimes, they turn out to be total duds.

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BRIDGERTON (L to R) REGÉ-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET in episode 108 of BRIDGERTON
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Ever been excited about a show that someone recommended, but you couldn’t get into it? A show that everyone loved, but you couldn’t stand it? Here are 15 shows people couldn’t get into despite the hype.

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