Weirdest Hollywood Films To Watch This Weekend

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Being John Malkovich (1999)

This Spike Jones- Charlie Kaufman film is based on the weirdest premise possible. What if you could be John Malkovich? Craig Schwartz, an unsuccessful puppeteer, finds a portal into the head of the actor John Malkovich. In a funny and dark turn of events, he is slowly corrupted by the power of controlling another person.  

Mad God (2021)

Mad God is a horror sci-fi experimental stop motion animation film by Phil Tippett (also did the visual effects in Star wars and Jurassic Park). It is a one man project that took 30 years to make. The film follows the journey of a masked man through different landscaped encountering grotesque but beautiful creatures.

Cat people (1942)

An RKO produced low budget horror film about a woman who turns into a panther. It is a superbly crafted fun cheap thrill with striking chiaroscuro cinematography.

Eraserhead (1977)

David Lynch is known for his surrealist aesthetic, from TV shows like ‘Twin Peaks’ to feature films like ‘Mulholland Drive’ to short films like ‘The Rabbit’ or ‘The Grandmother’. His work always pushes the boundaries of the form. Eraserhead is one of his most stunning films, using sound to create an ominous industrial dreamscape and surrealist images of heads falling from the sky and extra-terrestrial babies.     

Pink Flamingos (1972)

John Waters, the self-anointed ‘Filth Elder’ and often called the ‘Pope of Thrash’, made this absolutely disgusting repulsive film about two people trying to steal the title of ‘The Filthiest Person Alive’ from Divine. It is overflowing with outrageous, weird and violent imagery. Definitely not for the soft hearted.  

Naked Lunch (1991)

Naked Lunch, like David Cronenberg other films, is twisted, macabre and hilarious. The film has a surrealist tone to it, filled with images like a cockroach cum typewriter who dictates a homophobic spiel to large taking insects at the bar.

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

This is the weirdest romantic comedy made in the idiosyncratic style of Miranda July. An entourage of eccentric characters, awkwardness, and stilted silly dialogue, in an ode to the imperfections of human beings.


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