The Ultimate Guide to Surreal Cinema

These films are a celebration of the Surreal. Not simply films that are "strange" or "weird" for aesthetic purposes, but the films that delve into the unconscious and pick apart reality. 

These films do not necessarily fall under André Breton's school of Surrealism though the themes of psychoanalysis , automatism, anti-fascism and the uncanny are all welcome. The Surreal is Surrealism and more.

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  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium
  • Persona
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • A Zed & Two Noughts
  • The Wild Boys
  • Naked Lunch
  • Alice
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Simon of the Desert
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Antiporno
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • The Holy Mountain
  • Black Moon
  • 8½
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • City of Pirates
  • 1001 Nights
  • Daisies
  • Dimensions of Dialogue
  • El Topo
  • Enemy
  • Eraserhead
  • Euridice BA 2037
  • Fando and Lis
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Faust
  • Fireworks
  • House
  • I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse
  • Inland Empire
  • Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • The Mysteries of the Chateau of Dice
  • Lost Highway
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • mother!
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country
  • Perfect Blue
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall
  • Ro.Go.Pa.G.
  • Santa Sangre
  • Sebastiane
  • Singapore Sling
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • The Saragossa Manuscript
  • Spellbound
  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Tales of the Brothers Quay
  • That Obscure Object of Desire
  • The Blood of a Poet
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • The Exterminating Angel
  • The Games of Angels
  • The Gold Diggers
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • The Phantom of Liberty
  • The Seashell and the Clergyman
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
  • The Taste of Tea
  • Theatre of Mr. and Mrs. Kabal
  • Under the Skin
  • Holy Motors
  • Boro in the Box
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Zigeunerweisen