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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  • Twilight of the Cockroaches
  • Swap
  • A-Girl
  • Evangelion: Death (True)²
  • Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein
  • Typhoon Club
  • Lost Chapter of Snow: Passion
  • The Bare Wench Project 4: Uncensored
  • American Animals
  • The Door in the Wall
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Wicked, Wicked
  • Incubus
  • Found Footage 3D
  • This Is Not a Film
  • Taxi
  • Headshot
  • S&Man
  • Circus Drawings
  • Barty's Brew-Ha-Ha 4: Tale of the Legend of the Crystal Chubacabra
  • Screwball
  • Dark Blood
  • Dangerous When Wet
  • Lifesavers: The Movie
  • Twizzlers: The Movie
  • Easy Rider: The Ride Back
  • Imps*
  • Too Late
  • Heart of Glass
  • Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie
  • One Day
  • Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
  • It Runs in the Family
  • Pinocchio
  • Wheelman
  • Reflections of Evil
  • Dawn of Evil
  • Tales of the Valley of the Wind
  • Lost in the Thinking
  • The Laundromat
  • The Green Fog
  • My Winnipeg
  • The Forbidden Room
  • High Flying Bird
  • Gemini Man
  • Alice's Restaurant
  • Antiporno
  • Asparagus
  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Framing John DeLorean
  • The Man with Bogart's Face
  • Rise of the Warrior Apes
  • The Green Hornet
  • The Kid & I
  • 1917
  • Pulgasari
  • Dying of the Light
  • Help
  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
  • Cats
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia
  • House of the Wolf Man
  • Infection
  • Choose Your Own Adventure - The Abominable Snowman
  • Rat Pfink a Boo Boo
  • Brainstorm
  • Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman
  • Cipher
  • Hisashi Eguchi's It'll All Work Out!
  • Futuropolis
  • Sinbad and the Cyclops Island
  • Last Call
  • The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee