Movies with Weird Gimmicks

A list of movies that shoot for the stars, trying to make films with all sorts of strange and inventive gimmicks. They don't always succeed, but they most definitely have a good hand in advancing cinema through their efforts.

Movies that are extremely weird thanks to any narrative, editing, camera, etc gimmicks are certainly welcome here. Experimental, but without the "this is kinda incomprehensible" stigma that comes attached with that label. Some of these are actually very conventional movies, just with certain gimmicks involved. So there's no specification here.

If there are a few films with the same gimmicks, that's fine, as long as that gimmick didn't become super popular (i.e. Blair Witch Project, This is Spinal Tap, Roger Rabbit,…

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  • Rejected
  • Dead Air
  • Cornman: American Vegetable Hero
  • Caché
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Operation Avalanche
  • Fight for Your Right Revisited
  • What's Up, Tiger Lily?
  • The Nobodies
  • Schlock
  • The Century Is Fifty
  • Possibilia
  • Unreal Estate (the Royal Academy is yours)
  • The Places Where We Lived
  • Savages
  • Clapping for the Wrong Reasons
  • Lennon or McCartney
  • Yoyo
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • The Artist
  • The Independent
  • The Apple
  • The Dark Planet
  • The Beaver Trilogy
  • He Was Once
  • The Happiness of the Katakuris
  • Virgin Beasts
  • Man Down
  • Christian Mingle
  • Becoming Bond
  • Mandela, My Dad and Me
  • Everything Is Terrible! The Movie
  • Game of Death
  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
  • Mr. Sardonicus
  • Grindhouse
  • Machete
  • The Adventures of Super Pup
  • The Jackie Robinson Story
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Utsushimi
  • My Name Is Bruce
  • Casino Royale
  • Deafula
  • Tangerine
  • The Untitled Star Wars Mockumentary
  • SpaceDisco One
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Quest for Fire
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Faust
  • Earthquake
  • Demons
  • The Zodiac Killer
  • Last Action Hero
  • Sausage Party
  • Asylum
  • Psycho
  • The Missing Picture
  • Waltz with Bashir
  • The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase
  • Wonderstruck
  • Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust
  • New Nightmare
  • Scent of Mystery
  • Wizards
  • Shortbus
  • Coherence
  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe
  • Pauly Shore Is Dead
  • The Guitar Mongoloid
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
  • More Things That Happened
  • Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
  • Loving Vincent
  • Run Lola Run
  • Epilog
  • The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
  • Logorama
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 ½
  • Too Many Cooks
  • JCVD
  • Enter the Void
  • The Bear
  • The Reunion
  • Goodbye to Language
  • The Road Movie
  • Of the North
  • Hoax Canular
  • Operation Cobra
  • Million Dollar Mystery
  • My Own Private River
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Nothing
  • Collective: Unconscious
  • A Boy and His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie