People fear weird movies. They purposely create strange or uncomfortable situations for the viewer. At times, this is too much for even the most avid movie goer and they flee the theater in search for just a touch of normalcy. The thing is, weird art is creative and that means, the most talented directors are prone to making weird films at some points in their life. If you fear the weird, maybe now this is your chance to understand that it’s not so bad. After all, if these amazing gifted directors can produce something strange, perhaps it’s worth a shot. There are plenty of weird films to look at. Hence, here are five to start.
1. WEIRD MOVIES: BLACK SNAKE MOAN
If you missed Black Snake Moan in 2006, you are not alone. The studio dropped the ball big-time on promotion. Hence, it didn’t get the attention it deserved. It’s a shame, too, because the director Craig Brewer delivered one of the most unique (and entertaining) films of the decade. To summarize, Samuel L. Jackson is an old, retired blues musician who keeps a young girl (Christina Ricci) chained up to his house. The soundtrack is amazing, though.
2. WEIRD MOVIES: LIFE IS SWEET
Life is not sweet for this blue-collar, London-based family in the 1990 film, Life is Sweet. In fact, life is very weird for them. Written and directed by Mike Leight, the film captures a strange, depressing (but humorous) looking into British, working-class culture.
3. WEIRD MOVIES: THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP
Director Michel Gondry is no stranger to the weird. Prior to this film, Gondry explored his unique style with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Now, Gondry’s follow-up film get’s even more bizarre with a plethora of French accents that you didn’t think you needed.
4. WEIRD MOVIES: DOGVILLE
Nicole Kidman gets weird in this film. Nevertheless, her performance alone is worth a watch even if the overall feel of the movie makes you uncomfortable.
5: WEIRD MOVIES: SWISS ARMY MAN
It doesn’t get much weirder than this one. In Swiss Army Man, Paul Dano plays a suicidal man who buddies up with a farting corpse (played by Daniel Radcliffe) he finds on the beach.