Crazy Movies To Watch

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Crazy Movies To Watch

Several directors have talked about Crazy Movies To Watch. Here are 25 of the best ones.

Oldboy (2003)

Oldboy
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Park Chan-wook, starring Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong, Kim Byeong-Ok
Rated R

Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook. The film follows the story of Oh Dae-su, a man who is inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned in a private jail for 15 years. After he is released from his captivity, Dae-su embarks on a mission to find his captor and seek revenge for the years of misery he was forced to endure. Along the way, he discovers a dark conspiracy and the truth of his imprisonment. As he continues to unravel the mystery, Dae-su must confront his own demons, as well as the hidden forces at work behind the events of his captivity.

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Requiem for a Dream
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Darren Aronofsky, starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans
Rated R

Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky. It is based on the novel of the same name by Hubert Selby Jr., with whom Aronofsky wrote the screenplay. The film tells the story of four people from Brooklyn whose dreams of success are destroyed by their addictions. Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) dreams of being a guest on a television game show, while her son Harry (Jared Leto) and his girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) dream of a life of independence and financial success through selling drugs. Harry's friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) dreams of becoming a successful basketball player. The film follows each character's descent into addiction, focusing on the physical and psychological consequences of drug abuse. As their dreams slowly become nightmares, their lives are slowly destroyed by their addictions. The film received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Burstyn. It is widely considered to be one of the most powerful films about drug addiction and the destructive power of addiction.

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke
Rated R

A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film directed, produced, and written by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel of the same name. The film follows Alex DeLarge, a charismatic delinquent whose pleasures are classical music, rape, and ultra-violence. After he is jailed for committing a series of atrocious crimes, Alex is offered an experimental behaviour modification treatment which makes him unable to engage in violent behaviour. Alex must then decide between living in a world of hedonism and consequences or facing a lifetime of conditioning and a loss of personal choice. The film is an exploration of free will, morality, and the ability of humans to choose good or evil. It also serves as a commentary on the nature of justice and the consequences of a state-sponsored system of behavior modification.

Trainspotting (1996)

Trainspotting
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd
Rated R

Trainspotting is a British cult classic film directed by Danny Boyle. It follows the lives of a group of heroin addicts living in Edinburgh, Scotland in the late 1980s. The film focuses on the lead character, Mark Renton, and his struggle with addiction and his attempts to overcome it. As the story progresses, the other characters are shown dealing with their own issues, from poverty to crime. Through the film, Boyle conveys a powerful message about the dangers of addiction, as well as the importance of friendship and loyalty.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb
Rated R

The Exorcist is a 1973 supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin and adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. The film follows the demonic possession of 12-year-old Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair), the daughter of a famous actress (Ellen Burstyn), and her desperate mother's attempt to win back her child through an exorcism conducted by two priests (Max von Sydow and Jason Miller). The priests battle a powerful demonic force which has possessed the girl in a grueling psychological and physical battle. The film is widely considered one of the most influential horror films of all time and was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2002.

Threads (1984)

Threads
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Mick Jackson, starring Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May
Rated TV-MA

Threads is a harrowing 1984 British television drama film directed by Mick Jackson. It is an account of a nuclear war and its effects on the city of Sheffield in Northern England, and depicts the medical, economic, social and environmental consequences of nuclear war. The film's narrative follows two families—the Kemps and the Becketts—as they struggle to survive the harsh conditions caused by the war, such as disease, famine, radiation poisoning and lawlessness. The film also follows the government's attempts to respond to the disaster, including evacuation and rationing. Ultimately, Threads paints a bleak picture of the aftermath of nuclear war, one which is made all the more terrifying by its realistic depiction of a nuclear disaster and the consequences that would inevitably follow.

Happiness (1998)

Happiness
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Todd Solondz, starring Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker
Rated NC-17

Happiness is a 1998 American black comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz. It tells the story of the lives of three sisters, their families, and those around them. The main focus is on their relationships with each other, their struggles with depression and unhappiness, and their attempts to find joy and fulfillment in life. The film also examines themes such as social alienation, loneliness, and sexual desire. The film stars Jane Adams, Dylan Baker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lara Flynn Boyle, Cynthia Stevenson, and Ben Gazzara. The film received a generally favorable critical reception and was nominated for numerous awards and accolades, including three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Jane Adams, and Best Supporting Actress for Cynthia Stevenson.

Blue Velvet (1986)

Blue Velvet
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Lynch, starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Rated R

Blue Velvet is a psychological thriller directed by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, and Laura Dern. The film follows Jeffrey Beaumont, a college student who discovers a strange and dark world underneath the surface of his small town. After finding a severed human ear, Jeffrey teams up with a local detective to investigate the mystery. As the investigation progresses, Jeffrey meets a beautiful singer named Sandy Williams and discovers the existence of a powerful, sinister figure known as Frank Booth. With the help of Sandy, Jeffrey uncovers a twisted underworld of violence and depravity that leads him to a shocking conclusion. Blue Velvet is an unsettling exploration of the evil that lurks beneath the facade of middle America.

Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Eyes Without a Face
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Georges Franju, starring Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Alexandre Rignault
Rated Not Rated

Eyes Without a Face (1960) is a French horror film directed by Georges Franju. It follows the story of a doctor, Dr. Génessier, who is grieving the death of his daughter, Louise, in a car crash. In his desperate attempt to rejuvenate her, he abducts young women and surgically removes their faces in an attempt to graft them onto his daughter's. As his experiment fails, the doctor's actions spiral out of control, leading to a heartbreaking and tragic ending. In addition to exploring themes of moral responsibility and the consequences of science, Eyes Without a Face also serves as a warning against the dangers of blindly pursuing science without consideration for its ethical implications.

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Lynne Ramsay, starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell
Rated R

We Need to Talk About Kevin tells the story of Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton), a mother struggling to come to terms with the horrific act of violence committed by her son, Kevin (Ezra Miller). Eva is forced to confront her own conflicted feelings about the tragedy, her failed marriage, and her difficulty in parenting Kevin from an early age. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Kevin's anger was simmering beneath the surface and that Eva was unable to reach or connect with her son. The film is an exploration of the complex relationship between Eva and Kevin, and the unconditional love that binds them.

Funny Games (1997)

Funny Games
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Haneke, starring Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering
Rated Not Rated

Funny Games is a psychological thriller directed by Michael Haneke and released in 1997. It tells the story of a middle-class family, the Nelsons, who are enjoying a holiday in their summer house by a lake. Suddenly, a pair of young, polite middle-class men, Peter and Paul, arrive at their doorstep and ask to borrow some eggs. The family provides the eggs but soon discovers that the two men are not who they seem to be; Peter and Paul have sinister intentions for the family, and they proceed to psychologically and physically torment them in many cruel and unusual ways. The film follows the Nelsons' struggles as they attempt to escape their captors while maintaining hope and their own sanity. It is a critique of violence in media, as well as a provocative exploration of how people respond to violence. The film also examines the power dynamics between the captives and their captors, and the themes of sadism and masochism.

Straw Dogs (1971)

Straw Dogs
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Peckinpah, starring Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna
Rated R

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Tobe Hooper, starring Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain
Rated R

Man Bites Dog (1992)

Man Bites Dog
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert
Rated NC-17

I Stand Alone (1998)

I Stand Alone
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gaspar Noé, starring Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Martine Audrain
Rated Not Rated

Irreversible (2002)

Irreversible
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gaspar Noé, starring Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Philippe Nahon
Rated Not Rated

Eraserhead (1977)

Eraserhead
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From David Lynch, starring Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates
Rated Not Rated

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Natural Born Killers
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Stone, starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield
Rated R

Enter the Void (2009)

Enter the Void
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gaspar Noé, starring Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander
Rated Not Rated

Audition (1999)

Audition
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Miike, starring Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura
Rated R

Ichi the Killer (2001)

Ichi the Killer
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Miike, starring Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ômori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun
Rated R

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John McNaughton, starring Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles, Mary Demas
Rated Unrated

Kids (1995)

Kids
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Larry Clark, starring Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Henderson
Rated Not Rated

High Tension (2003)

High Tension
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Alexandre Aja, starring Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun
Rated R

Eden Lake (2008)

Eden Lake
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Watkins, starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell
Rated R

 



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