Weirdness Approved List!

Hey everyone! Here, I list the weirdest movies and TV shows to ever come on the face of the planet!  I will keep uploading new movies and TV shows on this list while I review them and I will also explain the reasons for why each movie or TV show is on this list.

The list is in no particular order:


1. Beetlejuice (1988)

"Beetlejuice" has the honor of making it on this list due to a number of factors.  First off, you have the world of the living and the dead seemingly colliding with each other with no explanation, causing this film to have a somewhat dreamlike feel  to the whole experience.  Secondly, there's the bizarre climatic battle between Beetlejuice, the Maitlands and the Deetz Family as everything that was bizarre in this film seem to collide together (the Sandworm somehow crashing into the house and Adam Maitland driving a small toy car that came from his miniature homemade doll house towards Beetlejuice).  All of these elements come together to create one bizarre dark comedy that had remained to be one of the most iconic Halloween films of all time!

2. The Fool and the Flying Ship (1991)

It's funny how a folktale like "The Fool and the Flying Ship" manages to make this list, due to the fact that most folktales do have a high fantasy element to their stories.  In the case of "The Fool and the Flying Ship," you do have some bizarre moments happen in the original Russian folktale such as a man having sticks that turn into an army of soldiers and another man who's bags of straw is able to make a room freeze up.  But, the Rabbit Ears' version of this ancient Russian folktale turns it up to eleven with the bizarre character designs and some changes from the original folktale that makes this version even weirder than the original folktale (which includes the Runner in this story trying to retrieve the equator from the other side of the world and a strong man who is able to pull the land apart to get some penguins from the North Pole).

3. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Many of Roald Dahl's children's books are pretty weird by normal standards, but the movie version of "James and the Giant Peach" has out beaten the original novel in terms of weirdness by several factors.  For one thing, the plot's somewhat very loose narrative about a boy's journey to New York City is told in a dreamlike quality, especially the part about James actually traveling to New York City with giant bugs!  Also, there were several trippy animations going on throughout this movie with the most well-known being the nightmare sequence that James has of his aunts chasing him down with pesticide while his body transforms into that of a caterpillar.

4. Crashbox (1999)

"Crashbox" is one of those TV shows that you have to wonder what was exactly going on in the creators' heads when they came up with the idea to have a show that educates children and yet blows their minds with its surreal imagery and wacky game segments.  This show is probably the pure definition of surrealism as the game segments are crazy and bizarre and the information that the children have to learn from this show will easily go over their heads with its mind numbing games.

5. MirrorMask (2005)

You would think that any fantasy film written by Neil Gaiman would automatically be bizarre, but "Mirrormask" manages to take this one step further. With the mirror world looking like it came out of a drawing that would blow your mind to shreds, "MirrorMask" has various surreal characters such as Sphinx cats and characters who constantly wear masks, that definitely give this movie its weird vibe and highly overactive imagination that anyone would love to have!

6. Monkeybone (2001)

Another film directed by Henry Selick, "Monkeybone" managed to twist the audience's expectations with not only having another world where your cartoon creations reside in, but also balancing that thin line between life and death by having Downtown become like a "limbo" for anyone who falls into a coma.  The bizarre imagery and world setting is enough to put "Monkeybone" on the "Weirdness Approved List!"

7.  The Thief and the Cobbler (Miramax Version) (1993)

This almost didn't make the list since the story seems a bit straightforward (save the kingdom from an opposing army), but this movie ended up making it because of the bizarre character designs and the many hectic action scenes that makes this movie go beyond belief, such as the famous chase scene between the Thief and the Cobbler that was inspired by the Escher paintings and the thief oddly surviving all the dangerous weaponry that One-Eye's army has!

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