Highest-Rated Movies about 'Offbeat', Sort by Popularity

Woman at War (2018), Breathless (1959), Spirited Away (2001), Special (2019), A Short Film About Love (1988), Suddenly (2002), The Exterminating Angel (1962), Fists in the Pocket (1965) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Offbeat movies.

#1. Woman at War (2018)

Storyline: Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she's finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine.

Plot Keywords: environmentalist, political activist, choir director, adopted daughter, amusing, charming, creative ...

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#3. Spirited Away (2001)

Storyline: 10-year-old Chihiro (Daveigh Chase) moves with her parents to a new home in the Japanese countryside. After taking a wrong turn down a wooded path, Chihiro and her parents discover an amusement park with a stall containing an assortment of food. To her surprise, Chihiro's parents begin eating and then transform into pigs. In this supernatural realm, Chihiro encounters a host of characters and endures labor in a bathhouse for spirits, awaiting a reunion with her parents.

Plot Keywords: daughter, boy, parent, spirit, eerie, fascinating, offbeat ...

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#7. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Storyline: Edmundo Nobile (Enrique Rambal) invites friends over for an opulent dinner party. While the guests enjoy their food, the servants disappear one by one. Afterward, the visitors retire to the salon for an evening of music and conversation -- but in the morning, they are mysteriously incapable of leaving the room. As days go by and they run out of food and water, panic and madness set in. The army and the police arrive, but fail in their attempts to enter the house as conditions inside deteriorate.

Plot Keywords: nobleman, wife, servant, doctor, dying person, brother, offbeat ...

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#8. Fists in the Pocket (1965)

Storyline: Augusto (Marino Mase) is the oldest son in a dysfunctional Italian family that includes a blind mother (Liliana Gerace), a selfish sister, Giulia (Paola Pitagora), and two epileptic brothers, Alessandro (Lou Castel) and Leone (Pier Luigi Troglio). Augusto is planning to marry Lucia (Jennie MacNeil) despite Giulia's repeated attempts to drive them apart, but cannot do so while taking care of the clan. An angry and unstable Alessandro decides to help Augusto by killing their mother and siblings.

Plot Keywords: mother, sister, epileptic, brother, fiancé, son, dark ...

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#9. Circo (2010)

Storyline: Throughout the world, the circus is an old-fashioned form of entertainment that's slowly fading away, and in Mexico, the situation is no different. The Ponces, captained by lead manager and ringmaster Tino, struggle to bring in the crowds and keep their generations-old family business going strong. Compounding this challenge is a weakened economy, particularly in the rural areas where the Ponces pitch their big tent. The soundtrack is enlivened by the music of country-rock band Calexico.

Plot Keywords: ringmaster, acrobat, circus performer, fascinating, gritty, emotional, offbeat ...

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#10. The Firemen's Ball (1967)

Storyline: In Milos Forman's satire on Communism set in a small Czechoslovakian town in the 1960s, the local firemen decide to organize a ball, however the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. They plan to organize a beauty pageant at the ball, yet struggle tremendously to find enough pretty contestants. A lottery is planned for later in the evening, but the guests begin stealing the prizes. Then, inevitably, there is a fire in the town... It seems that whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.

Plot Keywords: firemen, old man, townsperson, amusing, offbeat, quirky, czechoslovakia ...

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#11. Haxan (1922)

Storyline: A hybrid of documentary and fiction, this silent film explores the history of witchcraft, demonology and satanism. It shows representations of evil in a variety of ancient and medieval artworks, offers vignettes illustrating a number of superstitious practices and presents a narrative about the persecution of a woman accused of witchcraft. The film ends by suggesting that the modern science of psychology offers important insight into the beliefs and practices of the past.

Plot Keywords: satan, witch, monk, mentally impaired person, doctor, gory, offbeat ...

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#12. Home of the Brave (1986)

Storyline: Eccentric performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson directs this documentary about her multimedia theatrical presentation, which was filmed live at the Park Theatre in New Jersey. Her offbeat performance is a mixture of song, poetry, film and whimsy and includes guest performances by author William S. Burroughs and Adrian Belew on guitar. The show includes the songs "Excellent Birds," "Smoke Rings," "Language Is a Virus" and "Talk Normal."

Plot Keywords: william s. burroughs, drummer, pianist, guitarist, author, offbeat, engaging ...

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#15. Pulp Fiction (1994)

Storyline: Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia (Uma Thurman) out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.

Plot Keywords: gangster, hitman, actress, boxer, military officer, drug dealer, cool ...

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