Experimental and Avant-Garde : Strange, Experimental, Obscure Movies

Strange, Experimental, Obscure Movies

Let's make a list of movies that fit these categories:

The Hourglass Sanatorium
The Saragossa Manuscript
Last Year in Marienbad
Blindness
Valerie's Week of Wonders
Face to Face
The Hour of the Wolf
The Nine Livez of Tomas Katz
Alice
Faust
Lunacy
Little Otik
Conspirators of Pleasure
Fellini's Casanova
3 Women
Lost Highway
The Spirit of the Beehive
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Buffet Froid
Le Voyage Imaginaire
Häxan
Images
Orpheus
The Testament of Orpheus
Dreams That Money Can Buy
Beauty and the Beast
The Phantom of Liberty
Baron Prásil
Allegro Non Troppo
The Last Wave
The Exterminating Angel
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Che?
Mulholland Drive
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Three Crowns of the Sailor


Keep it growing.

This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.

Re: Strange, Experimental, Obscure Movies

The Hour-Glass Sanatorium sounds interesting, but it's not on netflix. Damn.

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Well, try getting The Saragossa Manuscript instead. Same director, not as radical, but wonderfully strange.

This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.

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Wow, there are exactly 5 on the initial list that I had never heard of. EDIT: Well, 4 actually if youre referring to the mainstream film Blindness that came out a couple years ago.

Here are mine:

More Obscure

My 20th Century
Claire
Alberto Express
3 Lives and Only One Death (best Raoul Ruiz film IMO)
The American Astronaut
Avalon
Buddy Boy
Bad Ronald
Trouble Every Day
Visions Of Suffering
Cabaret Balkan
Calvaire
The Saddest Music In The World
Cowards Bend The Knee
Careful
Dracula: Pages of a Virgin's Diary
Clean, Shaven
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
Black Cat, White Cat
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
The Piano Tuner Of Earthquakes
Blood Of A Poet
Fabled
Phase IV (yes, it was MST'd, but its actually good)
Genesis (short)
Grimm
964 Pinocchio
Hypothesis Of A Stolen Painting
Irreversible
I Stand Alone
Save The Green Planet!
Kissed
Kontroll
Leolo
Night Zoo
Le Proces
Love Is The Devil
Mad Cowgirl
The Man From Earth
Nói albínói
Next Door
The Red Dwarf (1998)
Nothing
The Passion Of Darkly Noon
The Reflecting Skin
Photographing Fairies
Pin
Of Freaks And Men
Prospero's Books
Les Revenants
A Snake Of June
Soft For Digging
Static
Suite 16
Suture
That Little Monster
Uzumaki
Go Go Second Time Virgin

Less Obscure
Begotten
Bad Boy Bubby
With A Friend Like Harry
Tetsuo
Seance On A Wet Afternoon
Onibaba
Woman In The Dunes
Living In Oblivion
Dust Devil
Eating Raoul
Eraserhead
The Fall
Santa Sangre
The Holy Mountain
El Topo
Fando y Lis
Viva la Muerte
I Will Walk Like A Crazy Horse
The Guernica Tree
Le Chute de la Maison Usher
City Of Lost Children
Delicatessen
Brain Dead





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Re: Strange, Experimental, Obscure Movies

i don't know if i'd consider gaspar noe's films obscure. he's among the top 3 (along with haneke and von trier) discussed european filmmakers of the past 5 years. also, i know peter greenaway's popularity has waned since the 90s, but i still wouldn't consider any of his films, in paritcular "the theif, the cook, his wife, and her lover" obscure.

however, hats off for giving "buddy boy," "next door," and "kontrol" their proper dues.

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Sorry, but no. I find them all interesting. Just look them all up and pick the ones that seem interesting to you.

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i really need to see the drawing restraints, cremaster is pretty great. the one with the bedazzled saddle reminds me of the cohen brothers, haha.

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i recently watches a czech movies called "Daisies" that was great.
"Antichrist" is great, but not obscure... all of Lars Von Trier movies are great.
"Visitor Q" is odd...
the new movie "Mother" from korea was kind of conventional but still very weird. maybe i just think any movie from asia is weird.
"House (hausu)" this is asian and CERTAINLY weird
"Gummo" is really good and so is "Julian Donkey Boy" by the same director.
"Southland Tales" by the director of "Donnie Darko" is great, not terrible as most people believe, lol
"Tromeo and Juliet" i haven't seen it yet, but yeah, its weird
well, those are just some that i could think of

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Bunuel, Resnais, Lynch, Bergman....Good list!
Jodorowsky's films must be added too

The Holy Mountain (1973)
El Topo (1970)
Santa Sangre (1989)

I don't think Häxan is that strange but maybe you are thinking about the William S. Burroughs version? Speaking of Burroughs, Decoder (1984) must be mentioned. Awesome film! Liquid Sky (1982) is great too.

Antiparanoia is the eerie feeling that nothing is connected to anything else

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Possession [1981]
The Third Part Of The Night
Abre Los Ojos
INLAND EMPIRE
Stalker
Let`s Scare Jessica To Death
Tears Of Kali
Girl Slaves Of Morgana Le Fay
Performance

If you keep an open mind, you`ll discover dark secrets.

The Third Part Of The Night

Seems like a great recommendation!

This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.

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Session 9
Evil Dead Trap
Tetsuo
Death Powder
Pinocchio 964

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Love Exposure
Din of Celestial Birds
Venom and Eternity
The Art of Vision
Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso Building, Helsinki)
Philosophy Of A Knife
Hurlements en faveur de Sade


Perles aux pourceaux.

Re: Strange, Experimental, Obscure Movies

The Trip,
The Bed Sitting Room,
No Blade of Grass,
The President's Analyst.
Zardoz

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome
Isaac Asimov

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There's dozens of films called "The Trip", which one are you referring to?

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The one I was thinking about was http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062395/
But on further contemplation I don't know that it would fit the Avant-Garde description

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome
Isaac Asimov

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Put rubbers lover, wedding trough and subconscious cruelty on your list!

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I would like to suggest adding the directors and/or year of films. It would be helpful to pinpoint the recommendations. Thanks!

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Black Moon (1975) and The Tin Drum (1979) are both excellent strange movies.

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