The Best Experimental Films of the 2010s

it wasn't until i sat down to make this that i actually measured the distance i travelled. paris to new york. new york to toronto. toronto to spain. spain to san francisco. san francisco to denver. denver to fort worth. a decade of running. running from myself, from abusers, from donald trump's america, from threats of sexual violence, from boredom, from routine, and from my loved ones.

the 100 films listed here gave my nomadic life purpose. i don't interact with anyone on letterboxd or have a big friend group online. i regret this. but i do want to list a few users who guided me in exploring new ways to look at and understand film. their writing, lists, and…

  • Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death

    1

  • The Grand Bizarre

    2

  • American Falls

    3

  • The Extravagant Shadows

    4

  • Listening to the Space in My Room

    5

  • August and After

    6

  • Grosse fatigue

    7

  • Faust Sonnengesang

    8

  • Puchuncaví

    9

  • Joys of Waiting for the Broadway Bus #2

    10

  • Glide of Transparency

    11

  • We Had the Experience but Missed the Meaning

    12

  • Brouillard #14

    13

  • A Gathering of Crystals

    14

  • Palace of Colours

    15

  • Elixir

    16

  • It has to be lived once and dreamed twice

    17

  • The House, The True One and The One That Follows, Is Yet to be Built

    18

  • glory

    19

  • The Crack-Up

    20

  • Constellations

    21

  • Rushing Green with Horses

    22

  • A Restoration

    23

  • Strangely Ordinary This Devotion

    24

  • Red Film

    25

  • River of Fundament

    26

  • The Clock

    27

  • ḤARĀM

    28

  • Where the Chocolate Mountains

    29

  • Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: I Want to Paint It Black

    30

  • At the Horizon

    31

  • Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man

    32

  • Chemins

    33

  • EMBARGO

    34

  • Her Silent Seaming

    35

  • Ten Mornings Ten Evenings and One Horizon

    36

  • A Trans with a Movie Camera

    37

  • Ashes

    38

  • La Femme de Chambre, Un Corps sans Visage

    39

  • Vapor Trail (Clark)

    40

  • Julian

    41

  • Eclipse of Useless Light

    42

  • Lemonade Served Bitter Sweet

    43

  • Unrest

    44

  • Retrograde Premonition

    45

  • Cézanne

    46

  • Film

    47

  • Saudade

    48

  • Impressions

    49

  • Engram of Returning

    50

  • Elli

    51

  • Fovéa

    52

  • Forms Are Not Self-Subsistent Substances

    53

  • Trypps #7 (Badlands)

    54

  • Deep Sleep

    55

  • The Tin Hat

    56

  • Altiplano

    57

  • Made of Air

    58

  • Polly One

    59

  • Passage

    60

  • Strong Waters

    61

  • Waves Burning In Wheat Color

    62

  • Studies for the Decay of the West

    63

  • We Need New Names

    64

  • Correspondence

    65

  • Frammenti Elettrici n. 8 - Shooting Party

    66

  • Chants and Dances for Hand

    67

  • Ghost Algebra

    68

  • The Algerian War!

    69

  • Graft and Ash

    70

  • Sea Salt Flower

    71

  • BRIDAL SHOWER

    72

  • Old Hat

    73

  • There Is a Happy Land Further Awaay

    74

  • The Addiction Trilogy #1 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    75

  • Aion

    76

  • Pelourinho, They Don’t Really Care About Us

    77

  • Parallel I-IV

    78

  • A Solar Dream

    79

  • Coyolxauhqui

    80

  • Love Me

    81

  • Île d'Ouessant

    82

  • Wayward Fronds

    83

  • Luna e Santur

    84

  • AM/PM

    85

  • Evidentiary Bodies

    86

  • Words of Mercury

    87

  • Speaking Is Difficult

    88

  • Untitled #1

    89

  • Dream Enclosure

    90

  • Venus Delta

    91

  • Temple of Apollo

    92

  • Mound

    93

  • Under the Atmosphere

    94

  • A Return

    95

  • 27 Thoughts About My Father

    96

  • Color Neutral

    97

  • Life Is an Opinion, Fire a Fact

    98

  • American Hunger

    99

  • Life After Love

    100