If you’re looking to enjoy a classic film, why not go for an out-of-the-ordinary choice rather than one of the traditional classics? Here are four ununusal film choices certain to satisfy your appetite for greatness and novelty:
The Big Clock
This unique film noir classic, directed in 1948 by James Farrow, tells the story of a crime-magazine editor sent on a mission to obtain the identity of a murderer. The film features stunning cinematography and masterfully combines a number of different tones, ranging from serious to mystical to funny.
This charming film was made in 1996 by Wes Anderson, featuring Owen and Luke Wilson as aspiring criminals planning a complicated book-store robbery scheme. Their plan leads them down a path of unexpected twists and turns. The movie features a host of quirky and unforgettable characters and dramatic situations that are sure to leave a lasting impression.
This 1985 Terry Gilliam film has Orwellian undertones in its exploration of a British dystopia. The movies follow the story of a civil servant who falls in the love with a mysterious and elusive girl, while all around him the world is run by impossibly complicated government systems that enmesh even the most basic human activities in bureaucratic tangles.
This film, made in 1977 by David Lynch, is perfect for you if you’re in a broody frame of mind. The film tells a surreal, non-linear, and somewhat inscrutable story about an anxious young man struggling to come to terms with a troubled romantic relationship and the birth of his first child. Eraserhead is set in a highly industrialized and possibly post-apocalyptic world where machines are constantly working, spewing smoke, and making noise, adding to the young man’s anxiety. The movie features haunting and indelible imagery from start to finish.