Bizarre/Obscure/Underrated Cinema

***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this list. Thank you all so much for the appreciation and kind comments that have accumulated over the past year. If anyone has watched something that they discovered through this list, I would love to hear about it! Whether it's a positive or a negative reaction, my comment space is always open. Thanks again, folks. :)

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These are all films that I don't usually see being discussed or appreciated around many spheres of cinephiles. I don't exactly "love" them all, but I do think that they all should be seen by more film-lovers. Therefore, I recommend them all.

To avoid…

  • Aparajito
  • Simon of the Desert
  • All About Lily Chou-Chou
  • Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez!
  • The World of Apu
  • Head
  • Desperate Living
  • The Impostors
  • Evil Ed
  • Kebab Connection
  • Alps
  • Jalshaghar
  • The Swimmer
  • Moolaadé
  • Computer Chess
  • Raise the Red Lantern
  • Killer of Sheep
  • Big Night
  • Blancanieves
  • Good Night Good Morning
  • Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
  • Chicken with Plums
  • The Ruling Class
  • The Saddest Music in the World
  • Breakin'
  • Call Me Kuchu
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • The Act of Killing
  • The Thief and the Cobbler
  • Pixote
  • Pariah
  • La Cage aux Folles
  • Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Serial Mom
  • Greed
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • The Lion in Winter
  • Targets
  • A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
  • How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman
  • Bukowski: Born Into This
  • Hukkle
  • The Apple
  • The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot
  • Fist of Fury
  • WR: Mysteries of the Organism
  • I Am Curious (Yellow)
  • Irma Vep
  • Romance & Cigarettes
  • What Have I Done to Deserve This?
  • Yeelen
  • Zeitgeist
  • The Driller Killer
  • The Red and the White
  • Amer
  • Ms .45
  • Real Women Have Curves
  • The Decline of the American Empire
  • All or Nothing
  • Foodfight!
  • Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film
  • Samurai Cop
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • Five Element Ninjas
  • Tekkonkinkreet
  • Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary
  • Talhotblond
  • The Dance of Reality
  • We Are the Best!
  • Hong Kong Godfather
  • Hard Ticket to Hawaii
  • My Life in Pink
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Danny Deckchair
  • The Visitor
  • Go
  • This Sporting Life
  • Venus in Fur
  • Amateur
  • Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
  • Mi Vida Loca
  • Spice World
  • Orlando
  • Phantasm
  • Tromeo & Juliet
  • Frank
  • Just One of the Guys
  • Barbarella
  • Entrance
  • The Cake Eaters
  • The Baby
  • Alice
  • A Room with a View
  • Wetlands
  • Pride
  • Blood Diner