"It makes no damn sense. Compels me though."

Films that make "no damn sense", either in terms of narrative or concept, or in terms of cinematic form.

UPDATE: This is not a list of films which cannot be understood. Of course these films can be understood, have obvious themes, and be visually interesting. This is just a fun list of films where the plot is surreal, with a goofy quote for a title.

Suggestions welcome.



Response to criticism:

I'm aware that many Letterboxd users whom I admire and respect hate this list. I've seen people on Twitter say this is "the worst Letterboxd list" and "films that make no damn sense if you are dumb" and that "HE SHOULD DELETE THIS LIST". I've seen people attack…

  • Eros + Massacre
  • Variations on the Same Theme
  • L'Enfant secret
  • Singapore Sling
  • The Garden
  • Thief or Reality
  • Keyhole
  • 88:88
  • The Image Book
  • 964 Pinocchio
  • Stalker
  • The Witch
  • Upstream Color
  • On the Silver Globe
  • Youth Without Youth
  • Annihilation
  • Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees
  • Pi
  • The Fountain
  • A Serious Man
  • Possessor
  • Primer
  • F for Fake
  • The Neon Demon
  • Cool World
  • Coonskin
  • Cleopatra
  • Mind Game
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Naked Lunch
  • Killing Them Softly
  • The Pearl
  • The Immortal One
  • Sans Soleil
  • The Shining
  • Dogra Magra
  • Greener Grass
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • The Meaning of Life
  • The Turin Horse
  • Velvet Goldmine
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • mother!
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • The Big Sleep
  • High-Rise
  • Alice
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium
  • The Saragossa Manuscript
  • The Nowhere Inn
  • Mauvais Sang
  • Ichi the Killer
  • Picado fino
  • Antichrist
  • Gozu