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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  • DAU Project
  • Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez!
  • Sunspring
  • The Fountain
  • A Cock and Bull Story
  • The Five Obstructions
  • F for Fake
  • Watch The K Foundation Burn a Million Quid
  • Luton
  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • Hotel Inferno
  • Hotel Inferno 2: The Cathedral of Pain
  • 9 Songs
  • Begotten
  • Wedding Trough
  • Touch of the Light
  • The 15:17 to Paris
  • Transmania
  • Martin Cries
  • Hawk Jones
  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
  • Talking Head
  • Takeshis'
  • BAD FILM
  • Moonlight
  • Casting JonBenet
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • Rope
  • Singapore Sling
  • Recycled
  • Mommy
  • Life in a Day
  • Unsane
  • You, the World and I
  • Mainsqueeze
  • Mosaic
  • Searching
  • The Flying Machine
  • Unfriended: Dark Web
  • The Dream Wizard
  • Paper Heart
  • Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen
  • Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven
  • London Road
  • Yes
  • Rage
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Marquis
  • Fraud
  • Victoria
  • Flooding with Love for The Kid
  • The Mirror
  • Transit
  • Of Oz the Wizard
  • Final Flesh
  • Petra's Poem
  • Hero
  • Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters
  • Kaiju Bunraku
  • Channel 13
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  • The Mesmerist
  • Happy End
  • The Last Five Years
  • Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie
  • Secret Honor
  • One Cut of the Dead
  • Face 2 Face
  • The Den
  • Super Mario Movie
  • Gone with the Pope
  • Death Day
  • Que Viva Mexico!
  • Mexican Fantasy
  • Time in the Sun
  • Dogville
  • Director's Cut
  • Have You Seen My Movie?
  • Shrek Retold
  • Blue
  • The Women
  • Young People Fucking
  • Sully
  • Minimoni. the Movie Okashi na Daibouken!
  • To Hell and Back
  • Director's Commentary: Terror Of Frankenstein
  • Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
  • The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
  • Roar
  • Brick
  • The Frame
  • Uncertainty
  • Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
  • Once Upon a Deadpool
  • German Concentration Camps Factual Survey
  • Transformers: The Premake
  • The Tragedy of Man
  • The Guard
  • Space Thunder Kids