Cinema of the Strange

A list of strange, disturbing, surreal, bizarre, abnormal, self-aware, nonsensical, nonlinear, stylized, campy, over the top, or otherwise weird films that are split into 10 categories (listed alphabetically) of 100 movies each, those categories being:

Action/Adventure: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Zardoz
Animated: 1001 Nights - Yellow Submarine
Comedy: 200 Motels - Zelig
Documentary: 21-87 - Zorns Lemma
Drama: 3 Women - Zabriskie Point
Fantasy: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T - The Zero Theorem
Horror: 1408 - Zombie Flesh Eaters
Science Fiction: 12 Monkeys - X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes
Thriller: Amer - Zigeunerweisen
Arthouse/Experimental/Other: 10/65: Self-Mutilation - You, the Living

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  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    1

  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

    2

  • Army of Darkness

    3

  • Assault on Precinct 13

    4

  • Bad Taste

    5

  • Batman Returns

    6

  • Batman

    7

  • Big Man Japan

    8

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    9

  • Black Dynamite

    10

  • The Boxer's Omen

    11

  • Branded to Kill

    12

  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    13

  • Bronson

    14

  • Coffy

    15

  • Crank

    16

  • The Crimson Permanent Assurance

    17

  • Danger: Diabolik

    18

  • Darkman

    19

  • Dead Heat

    20

  • Dead Man

    21

  • Death Proof

    22

  • Death Race 2000

    23

  • Deep Blue Sea

    24

  • Dick Tracy

    25

  • Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!

    26

  • Domino

    27

  • The Dragon Lives Again

    28

  • Dredd

    29

  • Drive Angry

    30

  • Escape from New York

    31

  • El Mariachi

    32

  • Face/Off

    33

  • Fantasy Mission Force

    34

  • The Fifth Element

    35

  • Flash Gordon

    36

  • From Dusk Till Dawn

    37

  • Galaxy of Terror

    38

  • Gamer

    39

  • The Great Silence

    40

  • Hanna

    41

  • Hardcore Henry

    42

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    43

  • Hell Comes to Frogtown

    44

  • Hobo with a Shotgun

    45

  • Ichi the Killer

    46

  • Knightriders

    47

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    48

  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

    49

  • The Last Dragon

    50

  • The Long Good Friday

    51

  • Love Exposure

    52

  • Lucy

    53

  • Machete

    54

  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    55

  • Mandy

    56

  • Maximum Overdrive

    57

  • Miami Blues

    58

  • Miami Connection

    59

  • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

    60

  • Natural Born Killers

    61

  • Planet Terror

    62

  • Point Blank

    63

  • Pusher

    64

  • Race with the Devil

    65

  • Repo Man

    66

  • Resident Evil

    67

  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    68

  • RoboCop

    69

  • Rollerball

    70

  • Run Lola Run

    71

  • Samurai Cop

    72

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    73

  • Shoot 'Em Up

    74

  • Sin City

    75

  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    76

  • Sonatine

    77

  • Southland Tales

    78

  • Speed Racer

    79

  • Spy Kids

    80

  • Starship Troopers

    81

  • Streets of Fire

    82

  • The Stunt Man

    83

  • Sucker Punch

    84

  • Sukiyaki Western Django

    85

  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

    86

  • Tank Girl

    87

  • They Live

    88

  • Tokyo Drifter

    89

  • Tokyo Tribe

    90

  • The Toxic Avenger

    91

  • Unbreakable

    92

  • U Turn

    93

  • Valhalla Rising

    94

  • Waterworld

    95

  • Westworld

    96

  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    97

  • Wild Wild West

    98

  • Zachariah

    99

  • Zardoz

    100