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crazy, deranged, surreal and gritty movies

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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.8
Lost River (2015)




I seriously didn't expect from Ryan Gosling to make such a weird and messed up movie.



I guess it's not bad once you realize what you have just watched: a film about sensations and visuals that doesn't really need to tell a story.
It's kind of a Only God Forgives' lost cousin.
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People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.1




Satanism, witchcraft, musical and visual aesthetics in this neoclassic horror flick by Rob Zombie.



Really trashy and baroque at times, but also really neat and visually stunnig - verrrry very weird and spooky sequences too.
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.8




Crazy, kinda disturbing and perverted (that pretty much sums up Japanese cinema), but also poetic and philosophical in its own way.



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People who added this item 835 Average listal rating (559 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Angel Heart (1987)
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People who added this item 3188 Average listal rating (2058 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Oldboy (2003)
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People who added this item 474 Average listal rating (308 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Repo Man (1984)
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People who added this item 1154 Average listal rating (626 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Naked Lunch (1992)






Now, repeat after me: "Homosexuality is the best all-round cover an agent ever had."
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People who added this item 1370 Average listal rating (839 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Videodrome (1983)
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People who added this item 479 Average listal rating (315 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.1




A real piece of art, in my opinion: the colors, the scenographies, the visuals - it's raw, gritty and cold, with few dialogues (since the main character is mute) and wonderful landscapes. It's like Nicolas Winding Refn just went back in time and shot with a camera what was going on during the Middle Ages.
Nature has a leading role, and it is the real protagonist (or antagonist).



This is an atypical film, because Refn is largely known for his metropolitan dramas filled with sparkling neon lights, and it's really interesting to see him work with natural environments. Refn's cinema is mainly made of colors and anthropology, it tells about people through cinematography and anxiogenic sequences without the excessive use of words and dialogues.
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People who added this item 789 Average listal rating (523 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bronson (2009)
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People who added this item 800 Average listal rating (447 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3




It's not something you always experience watching a sex scene from the inside of a womans's birth canal. Like one of those Japanese hentais.
Gaspar Noรฉ always knows how to bend our minds (see Irreversible or Seul Contre Tout), here he (very) slowly takes us on a messed up journey through the ghost of a drug dealer.



The title intro of the film is one of the coolest ever made, but its adrenalinic power has really nothing to do with the movie - in fact, it is very slow built, but aside of that, it's still pretty good and trippy.
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People who added this item 569 Average listal rating (390 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Killer Joe (2012)




Twisted and violent picture by William Friedkin, with several sequences of brutality and depravity. Definitely a film about family, but not for families.
You might want to skip fried chicken for dinner for at least a week after watching this.


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People who added this item 403 Average listal rating (240 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Cemetery Man (1994)




Just like the poster says: zombies, guns (this one not so much) and sex, laced with poetry, black humor, onirism and surrealism. It'll make you laugh, but also think about the meaning of life and yadayadayada.
Also, Michele Soavi contributed in directing Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, just saying.



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People who added this item 2832 Average listal rating (1766 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3




Truly schizoid movie, it's like it went straight out of a strip cartoon filled with disturbing black humor and tons of violence.


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People who added this item 3152 Average listal rating (1913 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 2241 Average listal rating (1340 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Brazil (1985)
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People who added this item 5742 Average listal rating (3875 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2002)
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People who added this item 1593 Average listal rating (926 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Melancholia (2011)
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People who added this item 1628 Average listal rating (940 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lost Highway (1997)
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People who added this item 1122 Average listal rating (700 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Wild at Heart (1990)
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People who added this item 2307 Average listal rating (1430 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Blue Velvet (1986)
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People who added this item 988 Average listal rating (604 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1091 Average listal rating (534 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Inland Empire (2007)
People who added this item 1777 Average listal rating (994 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Eraserhead (1978)
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It's not necessarily a list about horror or arthouse movies - it's about surrealistic and schizoid scenarios (sometimes, with a hint of humor), mysterious and dark atmospheres, absurdism, mixed with beautiful cinematography.

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