Cinema is easily the most entertaining art form. But it is also an art form that allows its makers to experiment. In that sense, it is like painting. One can argue that while painters are encouraged to be different and weird, filmmakers aren’t as much. And yet, there are filmmakers who dare to be different, who dare to be weird. Even though “weird” doesn’t necessarily mean “good” — unless you are David Lynch or Michael Hanake — but this article is devoted to films that are both weird and good. Read below the list of top weird movies of the 21st century and why are these movies weird in the first place. Caution: SPOILERS AHEAD!
10. Irreversible (2002)
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. I know it is a very disturbing film, but at the same time I think it has a clear message in it. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect it is a film that shows how cruel time can be.
What’s weird about it?: No, it is not the reverse timeline .. if that’s what you are thinking. It is on this list because of two scenes: an extremely graphic murder scene and an even more graphic rape scene.
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9. Donnie Darko (2001)