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60 Random Movies to Check If You Haven't

Also some stuff I've been jamming and re-jamming.
1Current 93
Swastikas For Noddy


Sling Blade:
An awesome drama that solidified Billy Bob Thornton as one of the most versatile talents in Hollywood
2Glass Animals
Zaba


Being There:
A sophisticated satire with an ending that changes your entire perception of everything that came before it
3Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk


Short Term 12:
Brie Larson stealing the show again. Some of the best written characters out there
4The Body
No One Deserves Happiness


Anomalisa:
One of the most original animated films out there with a genius voice acting gimmick that makes total sense once you figure it out
5All Human
Teenagers, You Don't Have to Die


A Simple Plan:
All the things that go wrong when you find a giant bag of cash
6Big L
Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl:
The quintessential indie flick that really earns its ending
7XTC
Oranges & Lemons


Lost Highway:
If you’ve already seen Mulholland Drive and the other obvious Lynch staples like Eraserhead, this is next
8Beefcake
Drei


In the House:
An interesting examination on storytelling and its effects on real life
9Frank Zappa
Joe’s Garage: Acts I, II & III


House of Flying Daggers:
That bamboo forest scene, man…
10Comus
First Utterance


Enter the Void:
One of Gaspar Noe’s most famous films, and for good reason, this movie is a mind-bending journey unlike any other and a visual masterpiece
11Techno Animal
The Brotherhood of the Bomb


Swimming with Sharks:
An accurate portrayal of crazy Hollywood personas and one of Kevin Spacey’s best performances
12Lemon Demon
Spirit Phone


The Descent:
Pulse-pounding thriller about a spelunking trip gone horribly wrong
13Talk Talk
The Colour of Spring


District 9:
Most of y’all have probably seen this, but if you haven’t it’s one of the best sci-fi movies ever made
14Biosphere
Cirque


Goodnight Mommy:
Though its twist is nothing new at this point, this movie is more about the uniquely unsettling experience leading up to it - the less you know going into it, the better
15Skaphe
Skáphe²


We Need to Talk About Kevin:
Most parents would call this horror
16Matmos
Ultimate Care II


Chef:
A fantastic movie proving that Jon Favreau still has it
17THEESatisfaction
EarthEE


Insomnia:
An underrated Christopher Nolan crime film
18T. Rex
Electric Warrior


The Gift:
A quiet, well-written thriller with some nice twists and turns
19Currensy
The Carrollton Heist


A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night:
An interesting mix of spaghetti western and noir – and a vampire
20Arizmenda
Without Circumference Nor Center


Time Lapse:
A surprisingly good sci-fi thriller that explores the recycled idea of knowing the future in a really cool way
21Anderson .Paak
Malibu


Battle Royale:
Beating a dead horse here, but this is better, more violent, more over-the-top, and more fun than The Hunger Games
22The Drones
Feelin Kinda Free


Irreversible:
Another intense Gaspar Noe film that is uncompromisingly gritty, violent, and disturbing
23Unwound
Challenge For a Civilized Society


Thank You For Smoking:
Witty and cynical satire at its finest
24Polyenso
Pure In The Plastic


Source Code:
Groundhog Day if it involved defusing a bomb on a train
25Terrace Martin
Velvet Portraits


Primal Fear:
The movie that put Edward Norton on the map – and for good reason
26Niechec
Niechec


Whiplash:
One of the most dynamic movies ever made
27Current 93
All the Pretty Little Horses


The Guest:
A stylish thriller that mixes the feel of films like Drive and The Terminator with another great retro soundtrack
28Weezer
The White Album


Mr. Nobody:
A fantasy-epic a little overambitious for its own good, but worth checking for the distinct experience
29Rome Fortune
Jerome Raheem Fortune


Housebound:
An effective, clever horror-comedy
30The Beach Boys
Today!


Swingers:
More Favreau.
31Wire
Pink Flag


Under the Skin:
A creepy, polarizing art film that makes some interesting statements on outer beauty
32Ornette Coleman
The Shape of Jazz to Come


Oculus:
An underrated horror/psychological thriller gem
33XTC
Skylarking


Blue Ruin:
A well-directed revenge film
34Today Is the Day
Today Is The Day


Chronicle:
A superhero and found footage film that transcends both genres
35Steely Dan
Aja


A History of Violence:
An engrossing, gritty crime drama with multifaceted characters
36Leon Vynehall
Rojus


Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels:
Along with Snatch, one of Guy Ritchie’s best
37Black Breath
Sentenced To Life


Magnolia:
A sprawling film with characters whose lives intersect in strange ways
38Failure
Fantastic Planet


Primer:
An esoteric, low-budget time-travel film that brings something truly new to the genre
39Cannibal Ox
The Cold Vein


Nightcrawler:
One hell of a ride through the nightly streets of LA
40Lee Morgan
Search for the New Land


Roman Holiday:
An Audrey Hepburn classic with a groundbreaking ending
41Brian Eno
Another Green World


Life is Beautiful:
A Holocaust film with another perfect ending
42Sarah Neufeld
The Ridge


Escape from Alcatraz:
A fantastic prison escape starring Clint Eastwood
43MF DOOM
MM.. Food


Punch-Drunk Love:
An off-kilter romance flick
44Walknut
Graveforests And Their Shadows


The Virgin Suicides:
A colorful, quirky film with lots of personality and a whimsical nature
45Poison the Well
You Come Before You


Dope:
Went into this knowing very little about it and came out really impressed
46Nonkeen
The Gamble


Fruitvale Station:
A heartbreaking, eye-opening true story
47Moon Tooth
Chromaparagon


Election:
An excellent, smart, and cynical comedy
48J Dilla
Donuts


Ex Machina:
Another tight, thoughtful, and understated sci-fi film
49Atmosphere
God Loves Ugly


The Babadook:
One of the best psychological thrillers out there that displays the complex relationship between a mother and her child and how that baggage manifests itself in horrific ways
50Dalek
Abandoned Language


Eyes Wide Shut:
The last Kubrick film and one of his most mysterious
51Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why


Amelie:
A charming, immersive romance film
52The Books
The Lemon Of Pink


Zodiac:
A chilling slow-burn crime thriller
53This Heat
Deceit


The Road:
A post-apocalyptic film done right
54Drudkh
Autumn Aurora


Panic Room:
A home invasion film loaded with suspense
55Nothing
Guilty of Everything


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest:
An unforgettable, moving drama about a mental institution - a true classic
56Spoon
Gimme Fiction


Network:
I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!
57The Dillinger Escape Plan
Ire Works


Inside Man:
An awesome bank heist movie with a twist
58The Jesus and Mary Chain
Psychocandy


Burn After Reading:
Underrated Coen brothers comedy with some truly shocking (and darkly hilarious) moments
59Suuns
Hold/Still


The Game:
A tense, unpredictable psychological thriller
60Ty Segall
Emotional Mugger


Moon:
An emotional and consistently intriguing space movie
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