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The Letterboxd Experimental Film Family's Essentials List

I've been asked a lot lately about films to watch to help someone get into experimental cinema. Or even what are the most essential experimental works? Of course listing these kind of things can be a difficult process, and some may even say it defeats the purpose. However, in the spirit of community (and yes we are a family!) and love I thought it would be fun for experimental film fans of LB to come together.

If you want to participate in this please make a list of the most essential experimental films that helped shape your love of the craft. 20 Min, maybe 35 Max would be good. Leave the list here in the comments. Or email me at…

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  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    1

  • Lacrima Christi

    2

  • The Amazonian Angel

    3

  • Bärbel and Charly

    4

  • Threnody

    5

  • Once I Loved a Woman

    6

  • The Secret Garden

    7

  • Five-Year Diary

    8

  • Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death

    9

  • Wavelength

    10

  • Imaginary Light

    11

  • Variations

    12

  • It has to be lived once and dreamed twice

    13

  • Anticipation of the Night

    14

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    15

  • Sweating Blood

    16

  • From the Notebook of...

    17

  • L'Eau de la Seine

    18

  • Glide of Transparency

    19

  • The Angel

    20

  • Blue

    21

  • Sleep Has Her House

    22

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    23

  • Dog Star Man

    24

  • White Noise

    25

  • Double Labyrinthe

    26

  • Valentin de las Sierras

    27

  • Selva. A Portrait of Parvaneh Navaï

    28

  • Remains to Be Seen

    29

  • Dyn Amo

    30

  • Ten Skies

    31

  • La Région Centrale

    32

  • Visions in Meditation #1

    33

  • The Text of Light

    34

  • Star Garden

    35

  • Salomé

    36

  • Brouillard #14

    37

  • Global Groove

    38

  • A Child’s Garden and the Serious Sea

    39

  • The Hedge Theater

    40

  • Cristaux

    41

  • Blanche

    42

  • *Corpus Callosum

    43

  • Bouquets 1-10

    44

  • Rehearsals for Retirement

    45

  • A Portrait of Ga

    46

  • Flo Rounds a Corner

    47

  • Serene Velocity

    48

  • Mansfield K.

    49

  • Twice a Man

    50

  • Glass Shadows

    51

  • In the Stone House

    52

  • The Dante Quartet

    53

  • Man with Mirror

    54

  • Love Must Love

    55

  • A Restoration

    56

  • The Journey to Mexico

    57

  • Out 1

    58

  • Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project

    59

  • Tables d'hiver

    60

  • Fuses

    61

  • Inca Light

    62

  • At Sea

    63

  • Window Water Baby Moving

    64

  • V.W. Vitesse Women

    65

  • NEKO-MIMI

    66

  • Solitary Acts (4, 5, 6)

    67

  • Breakaway

    68

  • Et Resurrectus Est

    69

  • Graal

    70

  • Ghost

    71

  • Chants

    72

  • Sweet Love Remembered

    73

  • Ming Green

    74

  • Ariadne

    75

  • Samadhi

    76

  • Possibly in Michigan

    77

  • … ere erera baleibu izik subua aruaren…

    78

  • Le gant de l'autre

    79

  • S:TREAM:S:S:ECTION:S:ECTION:S:S:ECTIONED

    80

  • Burning

    81

  • Transcript

    82

  • Kaldalon

    83

  • Sarabande

    84

  • We hold where study

    85

  • 50 Feet of String

    86

  • Crystal

    87

  • Lux Taal

    88

  • Fuego en Castilla (Tactilvisión del páramo del espanto)

    89

  • American Dreams (Lost and Found)

    90

  • Amor

    91

  • I... Dreaming

    92

  • My First Film

    93

  • Sheet

    94

  • Empire

    95

  • The Death of Maria Malibran

    96

  • Comingled Containers

    97

  • The Seasons

    98

  • Spiritual Voices

    99

  • I'm Coming Up

    100