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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  • 1001 Nights

    101

  • 9

    102

  • The Adventures of Mark Twain

    103

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    104

  • Akira

    105

  • Alice

    106

  • Alice in Wonderland

    107

  • Allegro Non Troppo

    108

  • The Alphabet

    109

  • Angel's Egg

    110

  • Anomalisa

    111

  • Asparagus

    112

  • Belladonna of Sadness

    113

  • The Big Snit

    114

  • Blood Tea and Red String

    115

  • Bobby Yeah

    116

  • Boy & the World

    117

  • The Cameraman's Revenge

    118

  • Cat Soup

    119

  • The Cat with Hands

    120

  • Cheatin'

    121

  • Club of the Laid Off

    122

  • The Congress

    123

  • Conspirators of Pleasure

    124

  • Consuming Spirits

    125

  • Coonskin

    126

  • Coraline

    127

  • The Cosmic Eye

    128

  • Darkness, Light, Darkness

    129

  • Dead Leaves

    130

  • Destino

    131

  • Dimensions of Dialogue

    132

  • Duck Amuck

    133

  • DumbLand

    134

  • Fantastic Planet

    135

  • Faust

    136

  • Fear(s) of the Dark

    137

  • Son of the White Mare

    138

  • Felidae

    139

  • Food

    140

  • Franz Kafka's a Country Doctor

    141

  • Fritz the Cat

    142

  • The Games of Angels

    143

  • Gandahar

    144

  • Gantz:O

    145

  • Ghost

    146

  • Ghost in the Shell

    147

  • Heavy Metal

    148

  • Hell

    149

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    150

  • Idiots and Angels

    151

  • Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life

    152

  • Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

    153

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    154

  • The Last Unicorn

    155

  • Life Is Flashing Before Your Eyes

    156

  • Little Otik

    157

  • Malice in Wonderland

    158

  • Marquis

    159

  • The Meaning of Life

    160

  • Mécanix

    161

  • Metropia

    162

  • The Midnight Parasites

    163

  • Millennium Actress

    164

  • Mind Game

    165

  • Mount Head

    166

  • Muybridge's Strings

    167

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    168

  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

    169

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    170

  • No. 12: Heaven and Earth Magic

    171

  • An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    172

  • The Painting

    173

  • Paprika

    174

  • Perfect Blue

    175

  • The Pied Piper

    176

  • Porky in Wackyland

    177

  • Rejected

    178

  • Ruben Brandt, Collector

    179

  • The Sandman

    180

  • A Scanner Darkly

    181

  • Six Men Getting Sick

    182

  • Spirited Away

    183

  • Street of Crocodiles

    184

  • Surviving Life (Theory and Practice)

    185

  • Theatre of Mr. and Mrs. Kabal

    186

  • A Thousand and One Nights

    187

  • Thunder

    188

  • Time Masters

    189

  • A Town Called Panic

    190

  • Toys in the Attic

    191

  • The Triplets of Belleville

    192

  • The Tune

    193

  • Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend

    194

  • Violence Voyager

    195

  • Waking Life

    196

  • Watership Down

    197

  • Wizards

    198

  • World of Tomorrow

    199

  • Yellow Submarine

    200