Fear of missing out on the best weird films of 2020? Do not worry, Vanity Teen has got you covered!
In this article, we will untangle five of the most under-the-radar movies this crazy, depressing year had to offer. And you can find all of them either on Netflix or on Amazon Prime Video.
5. Knives and Skin (IMDb: 5.0/10)
With a set of unique characters, pop culture references, saturated colours, and smart black humour, the visionary indie director Jennifer Reeder gave birth to a movie that has every right to get a chance. The Hollywood Reporter defined this film as “Twin Peaks meets Donnie Darko”: it follows the chronicles of a North-American small town after the disappearance of a young girl, analysing how it affects the other members of the community. It’s on Amazon Prime Video.
I suggest you watch it and help lifting its IMDb score which, at the moment, is simply unjust.
4. Horse Girl (IMDb: 5.9/10)
Jeff Baena’s (The Little Hours, Joshy) new film tells the story of Sarah, a quirky young woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows. She finds her wild imagination trickling into her reality, destroying the life she thought she was meant to be living. It premiered in January at Sundance and, even with the mixed reviews, is a film you should have in your watchlist.
Particularly recommended if you’re looking for a WTF-is-happening? kind of cinematic experience… as if 2020 wasn’t enough.
3. Kajillionaire (IMBDb: 6.4/10)
Two con artists have spent over two decades training their daughter to scam and steal whenever she can, really. During one of their armed robberies, they charm a stranger into joining them only to have their entire world turned upside down. You can watch it on Amazon Prime Video!
It’s a black comedy that plays with aesthetically pleasing shots and minimalistic dialogues.
2. I’m Thinking of Ending Things (IMDb: 6.6/10)
Okay, this one is not the most under-the-radar film of 2020, but many people put it on their watchlist and just left it there to rotten, so it deserves a spot on the list. Just watch it, I mean it.
This experimental tale of a couple coming to terms with things is directed by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’s writer Charlie Kaufman. A young woman is thinking of splitting up with her boyfriend during a dinner gathering at his parents’ house. It’s a freaky, new-weird kind of film that will leave you confused and full of questions. Thank God for Youtube’s explanation videos, right?
Definitely worth a try if you like Mother!, long dialogues, hidden metaphors, and unexpected twists.
1. C U Soon (IMDb: 7.9/10)
This thriller takes the experimental shooting approach of Unfriended and applies it to a breathtaking quest to find a girl who’s in danger and that the protagonists only met online. What makes this film special is the perfect pacing and the ability of not falling in boring or repetitive scenes even if the entire movie is made of desktop’s shots. You can find it on Amazon Prime Video.
The director, Mahesh Narayan, is a famous Indian editor, so you know he’s the right guy for an innovative thriller like this one.
We hope that you found some films to watch and enjoy tonight thanks to our little list!