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Top 10 Bizarre Movies on Netflix Right Now

VO: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Nick Spake
Script written by Nick Spake. What was that all about? Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Bizarre Movies on Netflix Right Now. For this list, we’re taking a look at movies currently streaming on Netflix that stand out due to their convoluted plots, odd themes, and all-around weirdness. Have an idea you want to see made into a WatchMojo video? Check out our suggest page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and submit your idea.
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Top 10 Bizarre Movies on Netflix Right Now


What was that all about? Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Bizarre Movies on Netflix Right Now.

For this list, we’re taking a look at movies currently streaming on Netflix that stand out due to their convoluted plots, odd themes, and all-around weirdness.

#10: “Deathgasm” (2015)

It’s really saying something when a movie called “Deathgasm” barely cracks the Top 10. This horror comedy relishes in its grindhouse charm, occupying every scene with hyperactive editing, gut-busting gore, and unreal imagery that’ll make the audience feel as if they’ve descended into hell. The story – for what it is – follows a group of teens who unwittingly summon a satanic creature. At the center of everything is a clear admiration for the heavy metal genre, resulting in a lot of shots that would feel right at home on a Slayer or Metallica album cover. For those with an out-there sense of humor and a taste for this brand of music, it’s one wild ride.

#9: “Oldboy” (2003)

This South Korean drama earns a spot on our countdown for its audacity to venture into some incredibly dark and unsettling places. The plot revolves around a man who’s kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years. Why was he locked up? Who took him prisoner? Why is his cell a hotel room? The road to these answers is laced with revenge, tragedy, and graphic violence. To delve into the many twists and turns in “Oldboy” would do the film a great disservice. Let’s just say that if you’re in the mood for something that’s as gritty as it is gripping, check this one out. It’s a rewarding, albeit bizarre, experience that’ll stick with you long after the credits roll.

#8: “Cloud Atlas” (2012)

When a film brings together the team behind “The Matrix” and the director of “Run Lola Run,” you can expect a cinematic journey that’s equally ambitious and confusing. It’s still widely debated if “Cloud Atlas” is an unsung masterpiece or an overlong, incomprehensible mess. No matter where you stand, we can all agree that the film’s epic scope is only matched by its outlandish nature. The movie tells a variety of different stories that span across the past, present, and future. The idea of reincarnation, as well as the diverse ensemble cast, provide a link between these peculiar tales. Whether you find the picture profound or pretentious, there’s nothing else quite like it.

#7: “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999)

Director Stanley Kubrick’s last film is also one of his more surreal, which says a lot given his body of work. Tom Cruise stars as a married man contemplating cheating on his wife, leading him to a masked orgy run by an illuminati-like society. The deeper our protagonist digs himself into trouble, the stranger matters get. Kubrick blurs the lines between what’s real and what’s imaginary, sending the audience into a dreamlike state where you can rarely tell if you’re awake or asleep. Perhaps that’s fitting seeing how the film is called “Eyes Wide Shut.” Eerie, mystifying, and oddly entrancing, the movie must be seen to be believed. So take a look behind the mask.

#6: “The ABCs of Death” (2012)

This anthology film is a mixed bag, which isn’t surprising seeing how 26 different directors contributed. As you might have guessed, each director takes on a different letter of the alphabet. With titles like “A is for Apocalypse,” “I is for Ingrown,” and “W is for WTF!,” the audience is of course in store for a smorgasbord of insanity. While the shorts themselves are largely hit-and-miss, they all deliver something uniquely disturbing. The eccentric cast of characters includes a perverted janitor, a man-eating claymation toilet, and a Nazi dressed as a furry… a Furzi if you will. Yeah, this one ain’t for the faint of heart, but there’s definitely an audience out there for it.

#5: “Wetlands” (2013)


If you think “Big Mouth” is the grossest coming of age story on Netflix, then you clearly haven’t seen this German dramedy. The film is called “Wetlands” for a pretty depraved reason, mixing together a cinematic cocktail of almost all the bodily fluids you can think of. Actress Carla Juri delivers a fearless performance as Helen, a young woman who doesn’t understand the appeal of hygiene, or good taste for that matter. With scenes involving anal shaving and ejaculating onto a slice of pizza, “Wetlands” is a challenging film to get through if you’re even a little bit squeamish. Behind the cringe factor, though, there is something humorous and even insightful to be found.


#4: “Mr. Nobody” (2009)


Despite featuring well-established actors like Jared Leto and Diane Kruger, you’ve probably never heard of this sci-fi film. Following its premiere at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, “Mr. Nobody” wouldn’t get a U.S. release for another four years. Now that’s it’s been made more widely available, you can appreciate the film in all of its irregular glory. Torn between living with his mother or father, Nemo Nobody is confronted by an uncertain future with an infinite number of outcomes. As a 118-year-old Mr. Nobody reflects on his fractured memories, we’re treated to a philosophical voyage that’s sure to inspire plenty of think pieces and deep conversations, even if it’s not always easy to comprehend.


#3: “Donnie Darko” (2001)

With an unconventional story that involves time travel, vortexes, and the creepiest-looking bunny in all film, it makes sense that “Donnie Darko” wasn’t a box office success upon release. A movie this unusually creative was destined to find a cult following on home video, however. Centered on a teenage boy who may be the key to preventing doomsday, you can’t call yourself a true cinephile until you’ve checked out this twisted indie flick. That’s not to say the film’s puzzling plot is going to appeal to everybody. Thanks to its haunting atmosphere and thought-provoking themes, though, Richard Kelly’s film is a trip down the rabbit hole unlike any other. A very, very mad world indeed.

#2: “The Human Centipede (First Sequence)” (2009)


Since first hitting the scene in 2009, “The Human Centipede” has gained a lot more attention among mainstream audiences. Even if you haven’t actually watched the film, chances are that you at least know about the demented premise. If the film has somehow eluded you up until this point, here’s the deal: a mad German doctor takes three people captive and sews them together… from mouth to anus. Is there really any need to go into greater detail? The synopsis alone should be enough to tell anybody whether or not this movie will be up their alley. For those with a strong enough stomach, proceed with caution and judge it for yourself.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

“Zombeavers” (2014)

“Residue” (2017)


#1: “Teeth” (2007)


A sexually repressed young woman discovers that she has a set of teeth in her vagina, leaving behind a trail of castrated men. We’re not kidding, that’s the setup of this horror comedy! Although “Teeth” very easily could’ve coasted by on shock value alone, the story does have something empowering to say to about feminism and standing up against sexual assault. In an era of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, you could even argue that the film is more relevant today than it was back in 2007. Maybe we’re reading too much into the themes here, but however you choose to interpret this bizarre film, it’s truly one of a kind.
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