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The Best Surrealist Films Of All-Time

“What are the best Surrealist Movies Of All-Time?” We looked at 297 of the top Surreal films and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 42 films, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Surrealist” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 250+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 42 Surrealist Movies Ever Made



42 .) 8½ (1963) directed by Federico Fellini

 8½ (1963)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • IMDB 3
  • Rate Your Music

With 8½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.



41 .) A Clockwork Orange (1971) directed by Stanley Kubrick

 A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film Inquiry
  • IMDB 2
  • IMDB 3

Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of “droogs”. But he’s a boy who also likes Beethoven’s Ninth and a bit of “the old in-out, in-out”. He later finds himself at the mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.



40 .) Alice (1988) directed by Jan Svankmajer

 Alice (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Horror News
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges

A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. She becomes surrounded by living inanimate objects and stuffed dead animals, and must find a way out of this nightmare- no matter how twisted or odd that way must be. A memorably bizarre screen version of Lewis Carroll’s novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.



39 .) Altered States (1980) directed by Ken Russell

 Altered States (1980)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • The Playlist

A research scientist explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind.



38 .) Enter the Void (2009) directed by Gaspar Noé

 Enter the Void (2009)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2
  • Rate Your Music

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar, a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda. When Oscar is killed by police during a bust gone bad, his spirit journeys from the past — where he sees his parents before their deaths — to the present — where he witnesses his own autopsy — and then to the future, where he looks out for his sister from beyond the grave.



37 .) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) directed by Terry Gilliam

 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film Inquiry
  • IMDB 2
  • Rate Your Music

Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop, he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.



36 .) Gozu (2003) directed by Takashi Miike

 Gozu (2003)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amino Apps
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI

Minami mistakenly kills a gangster associate of his named Brother. Almost as soon as the murder takes place, the body of the deceased man is gone, prompting Minami to conduct a search. While looking, he finds a mysterious isolated hotel where he decides to take a rest. Not only are the front desk clerks a bit strange, but even the ambiance feels unusual. Minami soon realizes he may have gotten more than he bargained for.



35 .) Holy Motors (2012) directed by Leos Carax

 Holy Motors (2012)

Lists It Appears On:

  • List Challenges
  • Rate Your Music
  • Taste Of Conema

We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes youthful, sometimes old. By turns murderer, beggar, company chairman, monstrous creature, worker, family man.



34 .) Paprika (2006) directed by Satoshi Kon

 Paprika (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 3
  • Rate Your Music
  • The Playlist

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient’s dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.



33 .) Persona (1966) directed by Ingmar Bergman

 Persona (1966)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • IMDB 3
  • Philosophy In Film

A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth’s persona.



32 .) Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) directed by Shinya Tsukamoto

 Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amino Apps
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  • Rate Your Music

Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, underground-production style as his first two films. Revolving around the transformation of people into grotesque hybrids of flesh and metal, Tetsuo is above all an overwhelming audiovisual experience, set to a brain-pounding score by Chu Ishikawa and complemented by suitably exaggerated sound effects.



31 .) The Fountain (2006) directed by Darren Aronofsky

 The Fountain (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • MUBI
  • Ranker

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.



30 .) The Phantom of Liberty (1974) directed by Luis Buñuel

 The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • IMDB 3
  • List Challenges

This Surrealist Spanish film, with a title referencing the Communist Manifesto, strings together short incidents based on the life of director Luis Buñuel. Presented as chance encounters, these loosely related, intersecting situations, all without a consistent protagonist, reach from the 19th century to the 1970s. Touching briefly on subjects such as execution, pedophilia, incest, and sex, the film features an array of characters, including a sick father and incompetent police officers.



29 .) The Seventh Seal (1957) directed by Ingmar Bergman

 The Seventh Seal (1957)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • IMDB 3
  • Short List

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.



28 .) The Taste of Tea (2004) directed by Katsuhito Ishii

 The Taste of Tea (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Taste Of Conema

A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animated film project at home. Uncle Ayano has recently arrived, looking to get his head together after living in Tokyo for several years. Meanwhile, Yoshiko’s daughter Sachiko is mainly concerned with why she seems to be followed around everywhere by a giant version of herself.



27 .) Un Chien Andalou (1929) directed by Luis Buñuel

 Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film Inquiry
  • IMDB 2
  • IMDB 3

Un Chien Andalou is a classic European avant-garde surrealist film from the cooperation of director Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. The film changed the way people made movies. Most famous is the scene of a woman’s eye being cut with a knife.



26 .) Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) directed by Jaromil Jireš

 Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Horror News
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  • Rate Your Music

Valerie, a Czechoslovakian teenager living with her grandmother, is blossoming into womanhood, but that transformation proves secondary to the effects she experiences when she puts on a pair of magic earrings. Now seeing the world around her in a different light, Valerie must endure her sexual awakening while attempting to discern reality from fantasy as she encounters lecherous priest Gracian, a vampire-like stranger and otherworldly carnival folk.



25 .) Waking Life (2001) directed by Richard Linklater

 Waking Life (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 3
  • MUBI
  • The Playlist

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.



24 .) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) directed by Stanley Kubrick

 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • IMDB 3
  • MUBI
  • Ranker

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world’s most advanced super computer.



23 .) Daisies (1966) directed by Vera Chytilová

 Daisies (1966)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Elm
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Philosophy In Film

Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the government.



22 .) House (1977) directed by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

 House (1977)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB 2
  • Philosophy In Film
  • Rate Your Music

Hoping to find a sense of connection to her late mother, Gorgeous takes a trip to the country to visit her aunt at their ancestral house. She invites her six friends, Prof, Melody, Mac, Fantasy, Kung Fu, and Sweet, to join her. The girls soon discover that there is more to the old house than meets the eye.



21 .) L’Age d’Or (1930) directed by Luis Buñuel

 L'Age d'Or (1930)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film Inquiry
  • IMDB 2
  • MUBI
  • Scene 360

The film consists of a series of tightly interlinked vignettes, the most sustained of which details the story of a man and a woman who are passionately in love. Their attempts to consummate their passion are constantly thwarted, by their families, by the Church and bourgeois society in general.



20 .) Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) directed by Maya Deren

 Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • Philosophy In Film
  • Rate Your Music
  • Scene 360

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.



19 .) My Winnipeg (2007) directed by Guy Maddin

 My Winnipeg (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • List Challenges
  • Rate Your Music
  • Taste Of Conema

Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in a personal portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin’s hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba.



18 .) Santa Sangre (1989) directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky

 Santa Sangre (1989)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 3
  • List Challenges
  • Rate Your Music
  • Scene 360

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre (“Holy Blood”), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother.



17 .) Synecdoche, New York (2008) directed by Charlie Kaufman

 Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • MUBI
  • Rate Your Music
  • Scene 360

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.



16 .) The Fall (2006) directed by Tarsem Singh

 The Fall (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • MUBI
  • Rate Your Music
  • Scene 360
  • The Playlist

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.



15 .) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) directed by Michel Gondry

 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film Inquiry
  • MUBI
  • Rate Your Music
  • Taste Of Conema
  • The Playlist

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.



14 .) Last Year at Marienbad (1961) directed by Alain Resnais

 Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Philosophy In Film
  • Scene 360
  • The Playlist

Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.



13 .) Lost Highway (1997) directed by David Lynch

 Lost Highway (1997)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.



12 .) Naked Lunch (1991) directed by David Cronenberg

 Naked Lunch (1991)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Philosophy In Film
  • Rate Your Music
  • The Playlist

Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill’s pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, takes orders from his typewriter-turned-cockroach, ends up in a constantly mutating Mediterranean city and learns that his hip friends have published his work — which he doesn’t remember writing.



11 .) Pi (1998) directed by Darren Aronofsky

 Pi (1998)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • IMDB 3
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music

The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.



10 .) The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) directed by Luis Buñuel

 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Short List

In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.



9 .) Videodrome (1983) directed by David Cronenberg

 Videodrome (1983)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amino Apps
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Short List

As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon “Videodrome,” a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.



8 .) Being John Malkovich (1999) directed by Spike Jonze

 Being John Malkovich (1999)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • IMDB 3
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Rate Your Music
  • Short List

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it’s mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.



7 .) El Topo (1970) directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky

 El Topo (1970)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Horror News
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music

El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) claims to be God, while dressed as a gunfighter in black, riding a horse through a spiritual, mystical landscape strewn with old Western movie, and ancient Eastern religious symbols. Bandits slaughtered a village on his path, so El Topo avenges the massacred, then forcibly takes their leader’s woman Mara as his. El Topo’s surreal way is bloody, sexual and self-reflective, musing of his own demons, as he tries to vanquish those he encounters.



6 .) The Exterminating Angel (1962) directed by Luis Buñuel

 The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Elm
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • The Culture Trip

After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room.



5 .) Brazil (1985) directed by Terry Gilliam

 Brazil (1985)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film Inquiry
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music
  • The Playlist

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.



4 .) Inland Empire (2006) directed by David Lynch

 Inland Empire (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film Inquiry
  • IMDB 2
  • MUBI
  • Philosophy In Film
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music
  • Taste Of Conema

An actress’s perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.



3 .) The Holy Mountain (1973) directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky

 The Holy Mountain (1973)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Elm
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Philosophy In Film
  • Ranker
  • The Culture Trip

A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The Holy Mountain is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.



2 .) Mulholland Drive (2001) directed by David Lynch

 Mulholland Drive (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Film Inquiry
  • IMDB 2
  • IMDB 3
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music
  • Taste Of Conema
  • The Playlist

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman’s identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.



1 .) Eraserhead (1977) directed by David Lynch

 Eraserhead (1977)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amino Apps
  • Film Inquiry
  • Horror News
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • MUBI
  • Ranker
  • Rate Your Music
  • Short List

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.




The 250+ Additional Best Surreal Movies



 

#MoviesDirectorsLists
433 Women (1977) 
Rate Your Music
The Playlist
44A Field in England (2013) Scene 360
Taste Of Conema
45A Page of Madness (1926) 
List Challenges
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46Antichrist (2009)Lars von Trier1428elm
IMDB 2
47Barton Fink (1991) MUBI
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48Belle de Jour (1967)Luis BuñuelIMDB 2
List Challenges
49Black Moon (1975)Louis MalleIMDB 2
Scene 360
50Blue Velvet (1986)David LynchIMDB 2
IMDB 3
51Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)Guy MaddinIMDB 2
Rate Your Music
52Delicatessen (1991)Marc CaroIMDB 2
Ranker
53
DEMENTIA (aka – DAUGHTER OF HORROR)
 Flick Chart
Horror News
54Donnie Darko (2001)Richard KellyIMDB 2
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55Eyes Wide Shut (1999)Stanley KubrickIMDB 3
MUBI
56
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life (1995)
 Flick Chart
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57Melancholia (2011)Lars von Trier
Culture Vultures
IMDB 2
58Pastoral: To Die in the Country (1974) 
List Challenges
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59Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)Alan ParkerIMDB 2
IMDB 3
60Possession (1981)Andrzej ZulawskiIMDB 3
Rate Your Music
61Simon of the Desert (1965)Luis BuñuelIMDB 2
List Challenges
62Stalker (1979)Andrei TarkovskyIMDB 2
IMDB 3
63Suspiria Film Inquiry
Ranker
64That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) 
List Challenges
Ranker
65The City of Lost Children MUBI
Short List
66The Eve of Ivan Kupalo Flick Chart
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67The Science of Sleep MUBI
The Playlist
68The Shining MUBI
Ranker
69Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Ranker
Scene 360
70Yellow Submarine (1968) Ranker
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712046 (2004)Kar-Wai WongIMDB 2
72A Nightmare on Elm Street Film Inquiry
73
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
 1428elm
74A Scanner Darkly MUBI
75A Zed & Two Noughts (1985) 
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76Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)Werner HerzogIMDB 2
77Akira (1988)Katsuhiro ÔtomoIMDB 2
78Alice in Wonderland (1951)Clyde GeronimiIMDB 2
79Alice in Wonderland (1966) 
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80Amarcord 
Philosophy In Film
81Amélie MUBI
82Amores Perros (2002) 
The Culture Trip
83An Andalusian Dog Ranker
84An Eater Flick Chart
85Angel’s Egg 
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86Angelus (2001) 
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87Apocalypse Now (1979)Francis Ford CoppolaIMDB 2
88Arrebato [Rapture] (1980) 
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89Asudem Ranker
90Audition 
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91Balance (1989) 
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92Beauty and the Beast (1946)Jean CocteauIMDB 2
93Begotten Amino Apps
94Berberian Sound Studio (2012)Peter StricklandIMDB 2
95Blood Tea and Red String (2006) 
Taste Of Conema
96Borgman (2013) 
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97
Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006)
 Medium
98
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
 
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99Byt [The Flat] (1968) 
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100Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970) 
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101Cat Soup 
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102Celine and Julie Go Boating Flick Chart
103
Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris [Céline and Julie Go Boating] (1974)
 
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104Come and See (1985)Elem KlimovIMDB 2
105Confessions of a Dangerous Mind MUBI
106Cosmos 
Another Elm
107Cowards Bend the Knee (2003) 
Taste Of Conema
108Cremator (1969)Juraj HerzIMDB 2
109Cries & Whispers (1972)Ingmar BergmanIMDB 2
110Cronos (1993)Guillermo del ToroIMDB 2
111Curse of the Demon (1957)Jacques TourneurIMDB 2
112Dark City (1998)Alex ProyasIMDB 2
113Darkness Light Darkness (1989)Jan SvankmajerIMDB 2
114Day of Wrath (1943)Carl Theodor DreyerIMDB 2
115Decasia (2002) 
List Challenges
116Destino Film Inquiry
117Die Weibchen Flick Chart
118Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)Jan SvankmajerIMDB 2
119Dogtooth (2009)Yorgos LanthimosIMDB 2
120Double Suicide (1969)Masahiro ShinodaIMDB 2
121Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)Matthew BarneyIMDB 3
122Dreams (1990)Akira KurosawaIMDB 2
123Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947) 
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124Du levande [You, the Living] (2007) 
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125
Duelle (une quarantaine) [Twilight (A Quarantine)] (1976)
 
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126
El ángel exterminador [The Exterminating Angel] (1962)
 
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127Europa (1991)Lars von TrierIMDB 2
128Everything Will Be OK (2006) 
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129Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn 1428elm
130Eyes Without a Face (1960)Georges FranjuIMDB 2
131Fanny and Alexander (1982)Ingmar BergmanIMDB 2
132Fantasia Ranker
133Fantastic Planet (1973)René LalouxIMDB 2
134Fehérlófia [Son of the White Mare] (1981) 
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135Fellini Satyricon (1969)Federico FelliniIMDB 2
136Fight Club (1999)David FincherIMDB 2
137Fitzcarraldo (1982)Werner HerzogIMDB 2
138Forbidden Zone Flick Chart
139Freaks (1932)Tod BrowningIMDB 2
140Funky Forest MUBI
141Funny Games (1997)Michael HanekeIMDB 2
142Ghost in the Shell (1995)Mamoru OshiiIMDB 2
143
Giulietta degli spiriti [Juliet of the Spirits] (1965)
 
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144Grass Labyrinth 
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145Greedy Guts (2000)Jan SvankmajerIMDB 2
146Groundhog Day The Playlist
147Härlig är jorden [World of Glory] (1991) 
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148Häxan (1922)Benjamin ChristensenIMDB 2
149Head Short List
150Hercules Film Inquiry
151Hiroshima Mon Amour 
Philosophy In Film
152Hour of the Wolf (1968)Ingmar BergmanIMDB 2
153HOUSE (HAUSU) 
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154How Far, How Near (1972) 
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155Human Nature MUBI
156Inception (2010) 
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157
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990)
 
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158
Jak działa jamniczek [How a Sausage Dog Works] (1971)
 
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159Japon (2002) 
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160Jídlo [Food] (1992) 
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161Kuroneko (1968)Kaneto ShindôIMDB 2
162L’ âge d’or [The Golden Age] (1930) 
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163L’ ange [The Angel] (1982) 
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164
L’ année dernière à Marienbad [Last Year at Marienbad] (1961)
 
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165
La femme qui se poudre [The Woman Who Powders Herself] (1972)
 
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166La Jetée (1962)Chris MarkerIMDB 2
167
La montaña sagrada [The Holy Mountain] (1973)
 
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168
La planète sauvage [Fantastic Planet] (1973)
 
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169La ville des pirates [City of Pirates] (1983) 
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170La voie lactée [The Milky Way] (1969) 
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171Lady Blue Shanghai (2010) 
Culture Vultures
172
Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie [The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie] (1972)
 
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173
Le fantôme de la liberté [The Phantom of Liberty] (1974)
 
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174
Le sang d’un poète [The Blood of a Poet] (1932)
 
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175
Le testament d’Orphée ou ne me demandez pas pourquoi [Testament of Orpheus] (1960)
 
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176Lekce Faust [Faust] (1994) 
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177
LEMORA: A CHILD’S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL
 
Horror News
178
Les trois couronnes du matelot [The Three Crowns of the Sailor] (1983)
 
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179Lesson Faust (1994)Jan SvankmajerIMDB 2
180Let’s Go with Pancho Villa (1936) 
The Culture Trip
181Like Water for Chocolate (1992) 
The Culture Trip
182LISA AND THE DEVIL 
Horror News
183Little Otik (2000) 
Taste Of Conema
184Love Exposure (2008) Medium
185Lunacy (2005) Medium
186Macario (1960) 
The Culture Trip
187Mandy Flick Chart
188Memento (2000)Christopher NolanIMDB 2
189Millennium Actress 
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190Mind Game 
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191Miraculous Virgin Flick Chart
192Mirrormask (2005) Medium
193Miss Bala (2011) 
The Culture Trip
194Mother! Flick Chart
195
Možnosti dialogu [Dimensions of Dialogue] (1982)
 
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196Mr. Nobody (2009)Jaco Van DormaelIMDB 2
197Něco z Alenky [Alice] (1988) 
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198Necromentia 1428elm
199Neighbours (1952)Norman McLarenIMDB 2
200
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
 
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201Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)Werner HerzogIMDB 2
202O Lucky Man! (1973) 
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203Oldboy (2003)Chan-wook ParkIMDB 2
204Orphée [Orpheus] (1950) 
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205PAPERHOUSE 
Horror News
206Perfect Blue 
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207PHANTASM 
Horror News
208Porky in Wackyland (1938) 
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209Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead 1428elm
210Providence (1977) 
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211Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies Flick Chart
212
Rękopis znaleziony w Saragossie [The Saragossa Manuscript] (1965)
 
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213Renaissance Flick Chart
214Requiem for a Dream MUBI
215Roma (1972) 
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216Romeo + Juliet Film Inquiry
217
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
 
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218Run Lola Run (1998)Tom TykwerIMDB 2
219Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)Pier Paolo PasoliniIMDB 2
220Salto [Jump] (1965) 
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221
Sanatorium pod klepsydrą [The Hour-Glass Sanatorium] (1973)
 
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222
Sånger från andra våningen [Songs From the Second Floor] (2000)
 
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223Sedmikrásky [Daisies] (1966) 
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224Seven Servants Ranker
225Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors 
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226Šílení [Lunacy] (2005) 
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227
Simón del desierto [Simon of the Desert] (1965)
 
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228Six Men Getting Sick Film Inquiry
229Slack Bay 
Another Elm
230Solaris (1971)Andrei TarkovskyIMDB 2
231Songs From the Second Floor (2000) 
List Challenges
232Spellbound Short List
233
Spiklenci slasti [Conspirators of Pleasure] (1996)
 
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234Spirited Away (2001)Hayao MiyazakiIMDB 2
235Stardust Memories (1980) 
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236Storage 24 1428elm
237Strange Stranger Ranker
238Street of Crocodiles (1986) 
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239Survive Style 5+ (2004) 
List Challenges
240Surviving Life (2010) 
Culture Vultures
241Szindbád [Sinbad] (1971) 
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242Tale of Tales 
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243Tales From The Darkside: The Movie 1428elm
244Tarzan Film Inquiry
245Taxidermia (2006) 
Taste Of Conema
246Testament of Orpheus Flick Chart
247The Act of Killing (2012) 
Taste Of Conema
248The American Astronaut (2001)Cory McAbeeIMDB 2
249The Big Lebowski Film Inquiry
250The Cabin in the Woods (2011)Drew GoddardIMDB 2
251The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)Robert WieneIMDB 2
252The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer Flick Chart
253The Cell The Playlist
254The Colour of Pomegranates 
Another Elm
255The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)Peter GreenawayIMDB 2
256The Dance of Reality (2013) 
Taste Of Conema
257The Devils (1971) 
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258The Evil Dead (1981)Sam RaimiIMDB 2
259The Face of Another (1966)Hiroshi TeshigaharaIMDB 2
260The Game The Playlist
261The Games of Angels Flick Chart
262The Grandmother (1970)David LynchIMDB 2
263The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973) 
List Challenges
264The Kingdom (1994–1997)Ernst-Hugo JäregårdIMDB 2
265The Magician (1958)Ingmar BergmanIMDB 2
266The Man Who Sleeps (1974) 
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267The Man Who Wasn’t There MUBI
268The Matrix The Playlist
269The Mirror (1975)Andrei TarkovskyIMDB 3
270The Obscure Object Of Desire The Playlist
271The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)Jim SharmanIMDB 2
272The Saddest Music in the World (2003) Medium
273The Saragossa Manuscript Flick Chart
274The Seashell and the Clergyman Scene 360
275The Short Films of David Lynch Ranker
276The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)Víctor EriceIMDB 2
277The Swimmer (1968) 
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278The Tree of Life (2011)Terrence MalickIMDB 2
279The Trial (1962)Orson WellesIMDB 2
280The Ugly Story Flick Chart
281The Wizard of Oz The Playlist
282
Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
 
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283Time (2006) Medium
284
Tma, světlo, tma [Darkness, Light, Darkness] (1989)
 
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285Tokyo Tribe (2014) 
Culture Vultures
286Trainspotting MUBI
287Tropical Malady 
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288
Un chien andalou [An Andalusian Dog] (1929)
 
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289Vargtimmen [Hour of the Wolf] (1968) 
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290
Vtáčkovia, siroty a blázni [Birds, Orphans and Fools] (1969)
 
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291Where the Wild Things Are MUBI
292Wild at Heart MUBI
293Wild Strawberries (1957)Ingmar BergmanIMDB 2
294Y tu Mama Tambien (2001) 
The Culture Trip
295You, the Living (2007) 
Taste Of Conema
296Zero City 
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297Zombeavers 1428elm

 


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Medium Best Surreal Films of 2000s
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Philosophy In Film 10 Surrealist Films for Philosophy Students
Ranker Surrealism Movies | List of the Best Surrealism Films
Rate Your Music The 100 highest rated surrealist film on RYM
Scene 360 Surrealist Cinema: Ten Films That Mess With Your Head
Short List Surreal Moments On Film
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