Ronny's Top 99 Arthouse Films

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Created by Igor Brynner_1989.

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There are way too many arthouse / surreal / artistic films out there to know where the hell to start. Even if you've watched them for years you can still get lost in the searching. One of the reasons why we started Film Bizarro was to highlight the weird for the masses, and while I think we have done that, we've also gotten wider. That's why I wanted to make this list - to make a list that focuses on only the good of the weird. I decided to call it my "Favorite Arthouse Films" because I think "Arthouse" is a word that sums it up perfectly even though the origins of the word might not apply to 100%.

I've tried to write a good but short description for each film - it's just too much work to write a full review for each of these so bare with me. There are some fascinating films in this list and sometimes words just doesn't do it, at least not with my limited vocabulary, so don't judge them solely on what I have to say. If you find a film of interest: watch it!

I decided to only include 3 movies from the same director, otherwise some directors would take up too much space. This list consists of films that are my favorites, I'm not claiming they are the best. Simply being weird doesn't do it!! When I decided to make this list I took it upon myself to watch a few films I have missed out on - LOTS and LOTS of films didn't make it, but some of them did. This of course means that in 6 months maybe the list would've looked slightly different, as I watch movies all the time. This documents the time when it was made, and I assure you that's good enough!

Five of the movies are missing from IMDb.

Missing from IMDb:

#78. Tephrasect (Justin Curfman, 2004)
#68. Ass (Usama Alshaibi, 2001)
#61. I Never Left The White Room (Michael Todd Schneider, 2007)
#30. ...and then i helped (Michael Todd Schneider, 2010)
#15. Convulsion Expulsion (Usama Alshaibi, 2003)

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    Tetsuo

    1989 — a.k.a. Tetsuo, the Iron Man, in 8 top lists Check
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    Dellamorte Dellamore

    1994 — a.k.a. Cemetery Man, in 4 top lists Check
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    Un chien andalou

    1929 — a.k.a. Un Chien Andalou, in 22 top lists Check
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    Riget

    1994 — a.k.a. The Kingdom, in 5 top lists Check
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    Stalker

    1979, in 23 top lists Check
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    Genesis

    1998, in 0 top lists Check
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    La femme qui se poudre

    1972 — a.k.a. The Woman Who Powders Herself, in 0 top lists Check
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    Breaking the Waves

    1996, in 13 top lists Check
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    Antichrist

    2009, in 6 top lists Check
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    Bullet Ballet

    1998, in 0 top lists Check
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    C'est arrivé près de chez vous

    1992 — a.k.a. Man Bites Dog, in 8 top lists Check
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    Persona

    1966, in 25 top lists Check
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    Körkarlen

    1921 — a.k.a. The Phantom Carriage, in 14 top lists Check
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    Vaxdockan

    1962 — a.k.a. The Doll, in 0 top lists Check
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    L'ange et la femme

    1977 — a.k.a. The Angel and the Woman, in 0 top lists Check
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    Aftermath

    1994, in 0 top lists Check
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    Prelude: Dog Star Man

    1962, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dog Star Man: Part I

    1962, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dog Star Man: Part II

    1963, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dog Star Man: Part III

    1964, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dog Star Man: Part IV

    1964, in 0 top lists Check
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    Loop

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
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    Seul contre tous

    1998 — a.k.a. I Stand Alone, in 4 top lists Check
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    Zivot i smrt porno bande

    2009 — a.k.a. The Life and Death of a Porno Gang, in 0 top lists Check
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    Tokyo Fist

    1995, in 1 top list Check
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    Le sang des bêtes

    1949 — a.k.a. Blood of the Beasts, in 11 top lists Check
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    Pig

    1998, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Bunny Game

    2011, in 0 top lists Check
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    Okasareta hakui

    1967 — a.k.a. Violated Angels, in 1 top list Check
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    Sånger från andra våningen

    2000 — a.k.a. Songs from the Second Floor, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Cat with Hands

    2001, in 0 top lists Check
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    Pisma myortvogo cheloveka

    1986 — a.k.a. Dead Man's Letters, in 2 top lists Check
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    Orozco el embalsamador

    2001 — a.k.a. Orozco the Embalmer, in 0 top lists Check
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    Meshes of the Afternoon

    1943, in 10 top lists Check
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    Apan

    2009 — a.k.a. The Ape, in 1 top list Check
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    Kynodontas

    2009 — a.k.a. Dogtooth, in 4 top lists Check
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    Ink

    2009, in 1 top list Check
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    Window Water Baby Moving

    1959, in 5 top lists Check
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    Videodrome

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
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    Les amants criminels

    1999 — a.k.a. Criminal Lovers, in 0 top lists Check
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    Extase de chair brisée

    2005 — a.k.a. Broken Flesh Ecstasy, in 0 top lists Check
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    Bænken

    2000 — a.k.a. The Bench, in 1 top list Check
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    Festen

    1998 — a.k.a. The Celebration, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Cement Garden

    1993, in 1 top list Check
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    Tsuitô no zawameki

    1988 — a.k.a. Noisy Requiem, in 1 top list Check
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    Tras el cristal

    1986 — a.k.a. In a Glass Cage, in 2 top lists Check
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    Jungfrukällan

    1960 — a.k.a. The Virgin Spring, in 8 top lists Check
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    Nekromantik

    1987, in 1 top list Check
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    Ex Drummer

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
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    Otesánek

    2000 — a.k.a. Greedy Guts, in 3 top lists Check
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