Unconventional movies?

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  1. trxx

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    Know of some good ones?

    And who do you prefer to pay to watch them?
     
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    "Dark City" is interesting. Kind of (non-overt, non-pewpewpew) sci-fi meets noir. It's a good movie, but it's also unsettling. That combined with other stuff that was going on at the time the first and only time I watched it (and that I continue to associate with it) have kept me from watching it again.

    And that's with Jennifer Connelly in it, so that's saying something.

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    Streaming is cool and has its use for me, but I still prefer to own a physical copy, just because what's streaming today won't necessarily be streaming tomorrow.
     
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    Blue Velvet. The catalyst for David Lynch's Twin Peaks TV series. Dennis Hopper is *amazing* here.

    Closetland. Alan Rickman is superb, and Madeline Stowe is so...vulnerable. These are the only two people in the film.

    Sleuth. Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine are both fantastic in this really good murder mystery with plenty of surprising plot twists.
     
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    one I've watched several times is "Apocalypto" unconventional becuase it is spoken in incan one of the best films that mel gibson ever directed ( not stared in) an other 3 part movie off the all is "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" , "The Girl who Knew Too Much", and "The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest" all three are fantastic.
     
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    Non-overt is good. Non-pewpewpew too. I will have to check Dark City out. Thanks.

    To give back a bit, if you haven't ever seen any of Cory McAbee's movies, definitely do. American Astronaut, Stingray Sam. I'm waiting for his latest project to release. Crazy and Thief is a fine short too.
     
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    I'm a big fan of dark comedy. If any of you haven't seen Happiness (1998), it's lots of inside laughs. I don't know where you might see it though.
     
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    Infinity Chamber.
     
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    if you are looking for unusual movies, you need to check out the website 366 Weird Movies. they have a strange movie for every day of the year.
     
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    Eraserhead...
     
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    I saw Blue Velvet a few times long ago.

    Never saw Closetland or Sleuth. Apparently Closetland is streaming free on youtube. I thought I was watching a trailer, but it was the intro to the movie.

    Apocalypto was a good Mel Gibson movie.
     
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    Dead Man. Jim Jarmusch film with Johnny Dep. It's provided my definition of "Off-Beat".
     
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    The Killer Inside Me.

    It is interesting and chilling and interesting and very dark... and really good.
     
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    Not necessarily weird. I have seen tons of weird and experimental movies over the years. The french seem to be the kings of that. It might be easier to define 'unconventional' in terms of what I don't like. Typical Hollywood movies where there is an intro to establish the plot, a buildup, a big moment, and a finale. Pewpewpew. Half the movie is the actors fighting and jumping across buildings or driving fast. Everyone in the movie looks like a model. Everyone in the movie is happy or everyone in the movie is angry. The soundtrack contains no interesting music that you probably haven't heard before. Those sorts of things, if that makes any sense.
     
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    We just watched Sorority Babes at the Slimeball Bowlerama. It’s on Tubi but I don’t recommend it. You see it all started when an evil Imp escaped from the bowling trophy imprisonong him! No it’s worse! The imp is a really cheap puppet!!!! Yeah...
     
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    "The World's Greatest Sinner" starring, written and directed by Timothy Carey, a character actor in Kubrick films. Frank Zappa did the music, never got paid. Bizarre low budget movie...Ed Wood channels Kubrick.

    "Videodrome" David Cronenberg...say no more.
     
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    Run Lola Run and the Red Violin come instantly to mine
     
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    This made me smile.



    Unconventional 'tis. Not weird though. Weird might be, worm and banana pudding spaghetti. This is more like, putting a lime in your vanilla ice cream.
     
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    I liked Donnie Darko, oh... and Rubber is worth a look, it's about a car tire.. that kills people.... with its mind....
     
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    These and The Cube.
     
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    ++ Run Lola Run, it's what I thought of when I saw this thread. Dark City is great. Requiem for a Dream ( also Jennifer Connelly ), Blue Velvet, The Fountain, Magnolia also come to mind.
     
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