Many people think Netflix is only good for its original TV shows. However, Netflix’s selection also offers truly weird narratives for your viewing pleasure and confusion. On this list, you will find fifteen incredible, odd movies that may make your brain explode, your stomach shake or just present unreal concepts. There are horror and drama films, monsters, supernatural creatures and interesting plot twists. Here’s the list of most weird movies on Netflix.
15. Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Two lazy, aspiring rock stars set out on a quest to steal a legendary guitar pick that gives its holders incredible guitar skills. To become the greatest rock band ever they must steal the guitar from a maximum-security Rock and Roll museum. This film is a heavy comedy and a lot of fun. Jack Black is an amazing, talented comedian, actor, and musician. The music is extremely important in this film and that certainly shows, it is one of the best parts of the film. With cameos of Ben Stiller, Dave Grohl and Tim Robbins, “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny” has a simple, entertaining plot that will amaze comedy lovers.
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14. Teeth (2007)
Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden physical advantage. Part crazy satire, part feminist horror story, “Teeth” is a typical comedic horror film that is memorable due to its bizarre plot, to say the least. Although nothing special in terms of cinematography or art, it is a well-written film with a lot of scary moments. The film succeeds because it does not take itself too seriously. Besides, the acting is good enough to keep you watching.
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13. The Cobbler (2014)
Adam Sandler is Max Simkin, a man who repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Bored with his daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical treasure that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. With a somber cinematography and a consistent script, “The Cobbler” is a touching and funny film that explores how important it is to walk in someone else’s shoes. Despite the weirdness of the film, Adam Sandler has a great performance. If you are looking for a light-hearted, subtle comedy with a peculiar touch, this is the film.
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12. Zombeavers (2014)
“Zombeavers” is an action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin is threatened by a group of deadly zombie beavers. Riding the line between scary and funny (and also ridiculous), the kids have to fight for their lives in a desperate attempt survive. With surprising cameos of Bill Burr and John Mayer, just sit, relax and enjoy this hilarious, over the top zombie film.
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11. The Human Centipede (2009)
A mad German scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each other’s’ rectums. Weird, grotesque, horrifying. “The Human Centipede” is not a film for everyone since there is no other film like it. Horror lovers may appreciate it more than the rest. Some of the scenes will even make you a bit sick. Although it is not medically accurate, this movie manages to be compelling and darkly funny.
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10. The Forbidden Room (2015)
A woodsman mysteriously appears aboard a submarine that’s been trapped deep underwater for months. As the terrified crew makes their way through the corridors, they find themselves facing the origins of their darkest fears. “The Forbidden Room” is an unconventional, bizarre film with amazing aesthetics. Director Guy Maddin is certainly inspired by the bizarre sides of David Lynch, Luis Bunuel, and Salvador Dali. Despite having a surreal and peculiar visual style, the film still manages to have a lot of captivating humor. Although not for everyone because it requires a bit of patience, it is still worth a watch to see if it will fit your taste.
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9. I’m Still Here (2010)
In 2008, actor Joaquin Phoenix tells people he’s quitting to pursue a career in rap music. Over the next year and through the lens of Casey Affleck, we watch the actor write, rehearse, and perform to an audience. Underneath the surface, the film shows the egoism of the entertainment industry and its unfair importance in American culture. Phoenix plays a deranged, drug-using, prostitute-frequenting, delusional, destructive version of himself. His performance is great, he genuinely makes the character seem crazy. “I’m Still Here” is an audacious, divisive, experimental film that not everyone will like but it certainly has some merits.
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8. The Fury (1978)
A secret US agency kidnaps children with parapsychological abilities and trains them to become killers in war situations. Ex-CIA agent Peter’s son was officially declared dead after an arranged accident, but he is capable to do anything to save his son. “The Fury” is an interesting, captivating mixture of science fiction, horror, action, and espionage thriller. Besides having a complex and ambitious plot, the movie has a wonderful cast that includes Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, and Carrie Snodgress. One of Brian De Palma’s most underrated movies, it isn’t without some flaws, but overall it is an entertaining experience.
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7. This Must be the Place (2011)
Learning his father is close to death, Cheyenne (a wealthy former rock star) travels to New York in the hope of achieving reconciliation, only to arrive too late. He then embarks on a quest to find his father’s persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal now hiding out in the U.S. Anchored by an incredible performance by Sean Penn, “This Must be the Place” is a humorous, rhythmic and competently edited drama. The memorable music score emphasizes the atmosphere perfectly. Overall, it is a well-paced story about family relations, vengeance, identity, interpersonal relations, reconciliation, love, and war.
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6. Cloud Atlas (2012)
“Cloud Atlas” is an exploration of how the actions of individual lives can impact one another in the past, present, and future. Based on the David Mitchell bestselling book of the same name, this is a bold film with a complex, epic story of several generations. Also, it has a lot of familiar faces: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon are just some of the people who incorporate a big, talented cast. Ultimately, “Cloud Atlas” is a visually stunning movie with an incredible score. If you are looking for a linear plot, then this film is not for you.
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5. World of Tomorrow (2015)
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated), this short is about a little girl, Emily, that is taken on an overwhelming tour of her distant future. Despite having a simple artwork, the plot is not simple at all. It is an unusual sci-fi that talks about loneliness, clones and existential angst. These ideas are expertly transmitted by using a simple but beautiful animation that incorporates some experiment art. Don’t be afraid to embrace this weird short film.
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4. The Babadook (2014)
Amelia lost her husband in a car crash on the way to give birth to Samuel and now struggles to cope with her fate as a single mom. Samuel is constantly afraid of monsters and Amelia soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. The best about this film is the suspense. Powered by a fantastic cast and a unique story, “The Babadook” is extremely suspenseful and even psychological. Not only it is very well paced, but also explores unusual themes for a horror film. In sum, an original film that will get under your skin.
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3. John Dies at the End (2012)
There is a new drug that promises an out-of-body experience. On the street, they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human leading to a silent invasion is underway. John and David are a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can they save humankind? After seeing this film, you will be without words. Because of its twists, turns, and unexpected surprises, you will be completely glued to the screen. Not only it is about mind-bending drugs, time travel, exploding monsters, and an alternate universe, but also it is extremely funny. Overall, a weird, daring, interesting story for cinema lovers.
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2. Mr. Nobody (2009)
A boy, Nemo, stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. In “Mr. Nobody”, we see all of these possibilities and how the life of the little boy changes from the decision. Although it can be a little confusing at times, “Mr. Nobody” is an interesting, experimental, and emotional film. It has an amazing cast; Jared Leto is especially fascinating playing the adult and old version of Nemo. With an incredible love story, its originality will absolutely conquer your heart.
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1. Donnie Darko (2001)
Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) doesn’t get along too well with his family, his teachers and his classmates. He has a friend named Frank – a large bunny which only he can see. When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event and Donnie’s escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events. “Donnie Darko” it is not a film for everyone since it promotes hard thinking. After the film ends, it’s almost impossible to keep yourself from thinking of all the possible ways to interpret everything. It has an amazing soundtrack, a very interesting plot and brilliant performances by teenage actors.
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