Unconventional movies?

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  1. Peegoo

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    Down By Law.

    A fantastic 'fairy tale' premise disguised as a prison break film, set in gritty New Orleans and the swamps of Loozianna. Tom Waits, John Lurie, and the *incredible* Italian comedy actor Roberto Benigni. Jim Jarmusch directed.

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    Hi.

    Well, one person's unconventional is another's typical day.

    But, try Topless Women Talk About Their Lives. It's my standard recommendation.

    http://toplesswomentalkabouttheirlives.com/

    Based on / continues the story from a TV series of the same name. I actually went to the premiere.

    In the TV series, each episode was about 3 - 4 minutes long. I remember it just turned up on TV one Sunday night, unannounced. Nobody knew what it was at first. It was like it filled in some space where an ad would have shown.

    Here's the first TV episode. I presume the rest are on YouTube.



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    Seen all those. All were good watches.
     
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    I never saw Donnie Darko till a few years ago, loved it!

    My 2 pic picks:
    Napoleon Dynamite
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    Looks like fun, if I can find the other episodes somewhere. And I live me some Flying Nun (what little I have heard).
     
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    I think maybe my perception was skewed on Donnie Darko. It was heavily inflated before I saw it, and after I saw it, it felt like I was waiting for something else. But I like Jake Gyllenhaal, more than half of the time.
     
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    Requiem for a Dream!

    Loved it.

    So much social commentary about prescription and recreational addiction and abuse.

    Great flick.
     
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    Love that one. Terry Gilliam did some really good stuff.
     
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    Check out a Canadian film from the 90’s (iirc) called Highway 61. Don McKellar. Off beat comedy. Very funny....if you’re a little off beat yourself.
     
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    American Honey

    Kids

    Hard Core Logo

    Sideways

    The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

    Lost in Translation

    The Life Aquatic

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    Momento

    Bad Santa

    The Tao of Steve

    Synecdoche

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    One Week

    He Died with a Falefel in His Hand

    Vanilla Sky (I know, but watch it again and pretend it's not Tom Cruise)

    Two Hands

    The Lost Highway

    Mother!
     
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    Roma - and I'd prefer not to pay anyone to watch it.
     
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    One of my favorites of all time. It's a hellofa 2 fer 1. Jim Jarmusch and Tom Waits. An interesting movie ride is finding and watching everything that Tom Waits appeared in.
     
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    That looks like one that I could have and should have seen but didn't. This scene looks just like the type of humor that I like.

     
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    Yeah, the Satan character is hilarious.

    Not something I type everyday
     
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    Raising Arizona.

    Yeah, its Nick Cage, but before he became the lame Nick Cage. He was good in this. Holly Hunter, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Francis McDormand, and Trey Wilson (RIP) are so good in this quirky film. Tex Cobb plays de debil to to black comedy perfection. And if that is not good entertainment, Carter Burwell's score is one of the best ever.
     
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    I have seen half of those. The other half has to be good.
     
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    Anything directed by Jacques Tati or Bill Forsyth.

    Passport To Pimlico, Two Way Stretch, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Badlands, Ugetsu, Heavens Gate, Silent Running.
     
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    Primer (so damn good)

    Safety Not Guaranteed

    Drinking Buddies
     
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    Todd Solondz is an acquired taste to say the least, Happiness might be the last movie I'd recommend for any laughs.

    Have you seen any of Guy Maddin's movies? The Saddest Music in the World is probably the best place to start. Very weird but delightfully so.

    How about Dan Hertzfeldt? Though animated with stick figures, It's Such a Beautiful Day is one of the more profound and heartbreaking movies I've ever seen. I straight up cried.

    Trailers for both are below:



     
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