The Life of the Mind

A very rough list of eccentric cerebral films - films that are consisted of many wonderful imaginative ideas and creations, that came directly from the vision of the psyche. Sometimes they don't make a lick of sense but they are powerful enough to suck you into their hypnotic and chaotic world(s). This list will be updated constantly.

Suggestions welcome

There are 207 dramatic films in this list.

  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Fountain
  • Tuvalu
  • On the Silver Globe
  • Norfolk
  • Enter the Void
  • Climax
  • 8½
  • Incendies
  • The Devil
  • Her
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • Rashomon
  • Birdman
  • Chungking Express
  • Castaway on the Moon
  • Adaptation.
  • High Life
  • Parasite
  • Fallen Angels
  • Fight Club
  • Stay
  • The Idiots
  • Melancholia
  • Holy Motors
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • Frank
  • The One I Love
  • Kaili Blues
  • Monos
  • Midsommar
  • The Happiness of the Katakuris
  • Big Fish
  • Mr. Nobody
  • Brick
  • The Shape of Water
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Goodbye to Language
  • The Congress
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Persepolis
  • Visitor Q
  • The Master
  • Waking Life
  • Burning
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Only God Forgives
  • Blue Velvet
  • Stalker
  • The Truman Show
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Another Earth
  • Take Shelter
  • The Science of Sleep
  • A Snake of June
  • Open Your Eyes
  • Your Name.
  • Arrival
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Personal Shopper
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • The Lobster
  • Dogtooth
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Hard to Be a God
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Ivan's Childhood
  • Persona
  • Dogville
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A Page of Madness
  • Ghost World
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • Repulsion
  • A Field in England
  • Run Lola Run
  • Anomalisa
  • Upstream Color
  • Alps
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • The Face of Another
  • The Ascent
  • Lost Highway
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Eyes of My Mother
  • Frailty
  • Confessions
  • Black Swan
  • Funny Games
  • mother!
  • Audition