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Movies with Weird Gimmicks

A list of movies that shoot for the stars, trying to make films with all sorts of strange and inventive gimmicks. They don't always succeed, but they most definitely have a good hand in advancing cinema through their efforts.

Movies that are extremely weird thanks to any narrative, editing, camera, etc gimmicks are certainly welcome here. Experimental, but without the "this is kinda incomprehensible" stigma that comes attached with that label. Some of these are actually very conventional movies, just with certain gimmicks involved. So there's no specification here.

If there are a few films with the same gimmicks, that's fine, as long as that gimmick didn't become super popular (i.e. Blair Witch Project, This is Spinal Tap, Roger Rabbit,…

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  • Hardcore Henry
  • Boyhood
  • Adaptation.
  • Bitter Lake
  • Coffee and Cigarettes
  • Russian Ark
  • In the Aftermath
  • Timecode
  • Birdman
  • Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut
  • Seven Up!
  • 7 Plus Seven
  • 21 Up
  • 28 Up
  • 35 Up
  • 42 Up
  • 49 Up
  • 56 Up
  • 63 Up
  • Memento
  • The Dick Tracy Special
  • Anomalisa
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • WNUF Halloween Special
  • The Second Game
  • Inception
  • Cold Souls
  • Death of a President
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Bird People
  • Themroc
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Stolen Airship
  • Traffic
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Buried
  • Bubble
  • Tower
  • Slipstream
  • Pleasantville
  • The Congress
  • Steve Jobs
  • Sucker Punch
  • The Fall
  • Home Movies
  • Locke
  • Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
  • Waking Life
  • The Dance of Reality
  • Endless Poetry
  • 52 Tuesdays
  • I'm Not There.
  • I'm Still Here
  • Primer
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall
  • October 22
  • The Wizard of Speed and Time
  • Illusion
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Strange Magic
  • The Act of Killing
  • More American Graffiti
  • Amazon Women on the Moon
  • The Noble War
  • Morel's Invention
  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
  • All Is Lost
  • Um Dia na Vida
  • Dogtooth
  • The Truman Show
  • Close-Up
  • The Lobster
  • Boom Bust Boom
  • Clue
  • Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
  • Autoerotic
  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion
  • Inserts
  • Grave Encounters 2
  • Color
  • Lucifer
  • Night on Earth
  • Unfriended
  • Escape from Tomorrow
  • Anyone Can Quantum
  • The Tribe
  • Lost in London
  • Making a Scene
  • Zoom
  • The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Director's Cut
  • Our RoboCop Remake
  • The Flying Luna Clipper
  • Interior. Leather Bar.