The Ultimate Guide to the Surreal

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 question reality.

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

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  • Naked Lunch
  • A Zed & Two Noughts
  • Alice
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Un chien andalou
  • Simon of the Desert
  • Antiporno
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • The Holy Mountain
  • Black Moon
  • 8½
  • Celine 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
  • Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • The Mysteries of the Chateau de De
  • Lost Highway
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • mother!
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country
  • Perfect Blue
  • Persona
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall
  • Ro.Go.Pa.G.
  • Santa Sangre
  • Sebastiane
  • Singapore Sling
  • Birdman
  • 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 Color of Pomegranates
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • The Exterminating Angel
  • The Games of Angels
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • The Phantom of Liberty
  • The Saragossa Manuscript
  • The Seashell and the Clergyman
  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
  • The Taste of Tea
  • Theatre of Mr. and Mrs. Kabal
  • Time Bandits
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Under the Skin
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Zigeunerweisen