Unconventional movies?

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  1. Fiesta Red

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    Kinda kitschy and light compared to a lot of recommendations here, but...

    Wes Anderson’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” is hilarious and much deeper than the initial glance would indicate.

    It’s worth watching just for Owen Wilson’s explanation of “Hot Box”
     
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    Solaris by Tarkovsky. The Russian version, that is. The pacing alone makes for a movie that is outside of convention. Most people can't deal with it.

    The US version is okay, but lacks something.

    F For Fake by Orson Welles. It's one most people don't get at all. Documentary? No. Narrative film? No, not that either. I don't know what it is. Probably just slight of hand on celluloid.

    Also Touch Of Evil, also by Orson Welles. High art meets B movie. Beautiful.
     
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    Funny Games, the original Austrian version
     
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    One of my all time favorites,,,

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    I'm watching The Grand Budapest Hotel as I read this thread. That's pretty unconventional.
     
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    Another - The Long Good Friday with Bob Hoskins, a young Helen Mirren, and first timer Pierce Brosnan. A great British gangster film. George Harrison's Film Company made the movie possible.
     
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    Labyrinth - Bowie & I believe a young Jennifer Conneley:)
     
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    I loathe Darren Aronofsky movies ("Requiem for a Dream," "The Fountain," etc.) as exercises in sophomoric, film school pretentiousness. :) The more he tries to show us how smart and inventive he is, the more he demonstrates the opposite.

    The ones I can think of are relatively conventional: director George Roy Hill's 1972 adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" and the 1983 big screen adaptation of S.E. Hinton's "Rumble Fish," which director Francis Ford Coppola called an art film for kids.

    Even more conventional choices -- David Fincher's "The Game" and "Fight Club."

    Previous mentions I love: "Repo Man" and "Nightcrawler."

    I also really liked "Happiness" when I saw it and I own it on DVD, but I don't seem to have the desire to watch it ever again.
     
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    Fight Club, yeah. Cause really, we're talking about mind **** movies, right? I agree, that is a good, if conventional, recommendation

    With that, I'll add Joshua's Ladder

    Cronenberg's whole "body horror" thing I just find so off-putting , I can't get into it. Because we see now what the end result of that is, the unfortunate Saw franchise and the Human Centipede crap.

    I do get Kronenberg was trying to be more cyborg-ish, thematically and aesthetically
     
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    Happiness has one of the darkest, funniest scenes I've ever seen.... just the bottom of the universe.
     
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    I prefer the Hollywood version. The Tarkovsky film felt like a 40 minute ride on Russian freeways in parts to me (I wasn't crazy about the editing). Beware though, I showed the Hollywood version to some regular folks and it was way too cerebral for them :D. I found myself having to explain it to them. They all hated it--even with excellent explanations after the film ended :). So it goes. The times we live in.
     
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    jeeze,

    I hate it when you all start threads like this. Usually one movie will pop in my head as I read which ones you all suggest.

    Many of these are all great, but the one that popped is: Jacob's Ladder. It was truly odd, weird and difficult to watch.

    Here is the imdb link: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0099871/

    Tim Robbins was the lead
     
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