Mind Tripping / Dream Shuffling

Some films that I've found to be wonderfully surreal, disorienting, atmospheric, otherworldly, dreamlike, hallucinatory, strange, etc.
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1.
Guam (2012)
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A charged domestic disturbance and a crumbling marriage divide two families, sending them out of the house and into the mysterious land of night... (50 mins.)
Director: Will Galperin
 
2.
Jess + Moss (2011)
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A series of vignettes involving memories of companionship and sexual awakening shared by two second cousins. (83 mins.)
Director: Clay Jeter
“ Beautiful collage of vignettes that are simultaneously lush and decaying. Wonderful sights and sounds. ” - cat-dentures
 
3.
Inland Empire (2006)
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As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. (180 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ A difficult but worthwhile trip. I fell asleep halfway through (not through boredom but more like hypnosis) and had such strange and vivid dreams. After finishing the movie, I went through the rest of the day feeling shell-shocked and confused. It was wonderful. ” - cat-dentures
 
4.
Asylum Seekers (2009)
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Six people on the verge of a breakdown decide to check themselves into an insane asylum, only to discover there is just room for one. (90 mins.)
Director: Rania Ajami
“ Great escapism into strange and wacky worlds. It's a hit or miss for some people, but I think it's worth the watch if you can find it. ” - cat-dentures
 
5.
Malice in Wonderland (2009)
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A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in the North East of England. (87 mins.)
Director: Simon Fellows
“ Dark, surreal, and creative retelling of the classic story. ” - cat-dentures
 
6.
The Bothersome Man (2006)
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In a strange city where every person seems content beyond reason a new man arrives in town and stirs up trouble by asking too many questions. (95 mins.)
Director: Jens Lien
 
7.
Lying (2006)
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A long weekend brings four women together in the countryside. Virtual strangers, the women are forced to navigate the depths of social interaction. On the surface all seems placid. But the atmosphere of calm is a facade. (94 mins.)
Director: M. Blash
 
8.
Nothing (2003)
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After a terrible day, two good friends and housemates find the outside world converted into a featureless and empty white void. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
9.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Beautiful, haunting, and atmospheric. ” - cat-dentures
 
10.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. (159 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
11.
Buffalo '66 (1998)
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After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit. (110 mins.)
Director: Vincent Gallo
“ One of my all-time favorite films. Strange, dream-like, and painfully funny. ” - cat-dentures
 
12.
Schizopolis (1996)
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Fletcher Munson, the lethargic employee of a pseudo-religious self help company, and his doppelganger, the friendly but dull dentist Dr. Jeffrey Korchek. (96 mins.)
 
13.
Lesson Faust (1994)
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A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments... (97 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
14.
Enchanted April (1991)
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This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and... (95 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
15.
Rubin and Ed (1991)
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An unsuccessful, nervous businessman gradually comes to befriend an eccentric, asocial nerd on a trip to Utah to bury a deceased cat. (82 mins.)
Director: Trent Harris
 
16.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
 
17.
Alice (1987)
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland. (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
“ The darkest version of the classic Alice in Wonderland tale.
Really amazing and surreal stop-motion by Jan Svankmajer. ” - cat-dentures
 
18.
The Last Theft (1987 Short Film)
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A sarcastic story about a thief who becomes the victim of his own victims. His victims come from the... (21 mins.)
Director: Jirí Barta
“ Amazing atmosphere, eerie dreamlike colors, and haunting music. One of the best by Jiri Barta. ” - cat-dentures
 
19.
Paperhouse (1988)
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A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book. (92 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
20.
1/2 Man (1986 Documentary)
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A visual documentary of Einstuerzende Neubauten, the German underground band, by Japanese cult director Sogo Ishii... (48 mins.)
Director: Sohgo Ishii
“ One of the best music documentaries I've seen. Not so much a documentary, however, but a tour of sights and sounds. Very well-directed. A must-see for fans of experimental music. ” - cat-dentures
 
21.
Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
22.
House (1977)
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A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways. (88 mins.)
 
23.
Suspiria (1977)
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A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
24.
3 Women (1977)
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Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant... (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
25.
Le orme (1975)
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A woman is tormented by strange dreams of astronauts on the moon. She visits a deserted seaside town whose inhabitants know her even though she does not know them. (96 mins.)
Director: Luigi Bazzoni
 
26.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
27.
Don't Look Now (1973)
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A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
28.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
29.
Images (1972)
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Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Amazing dreamlike and surreal imagery and a most fantastic unsettling minimalistic score by John Williams. ” - cat-dentures
 
30.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again. (89 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
 
31.
Zvahlav aneb Saticky Slameného Huberta (1971 Short Film)
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Lewis Carroll's poem is read and followed by a free-form animated depiction of images and toys from childhood, repeatedly overturned by a live cat. (14 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
32.
The Grandmother (1970 Short Film)
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A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother. (34 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
33.
Tichý týden v dome (1971 Short Film)
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A man, apparently on the run, takes shelter in a dilapidated house. Every day, he drills a hole through a wall and looks into one of the rooms... (20 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
34.
Byt (1968 Short Film)
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A nondescript man is trapped in a sinister flat, where nothing seems to obey the laws of nature. (13 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
35.
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
36.
Carnival of Souls (1962)
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After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. (78 mins.)
Director: Herk Harvey
 
37.
The Innocents (1961)
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
38.
Vertigo (1958)
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A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
 
39.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen. (14 mins.)
 
40.
Haggard's She: The Pillar of Fire (1899 Short Film)
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A devil conjures up a dancing woman from a mystical flame. (1 mins.)
 
41.
A Nightmare (1896 Short Film)
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A man sleeps fitfully then dreams that a lovely woman is sitting at the foot of his bed. He reaches to embrace her and she becomes a minstrel... (1 mins.)
 
42.
Bunny and the Bull (2009)
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A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul King
 
43.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
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Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world. (77 mins.)
Director: Jaromil Jires
 
44.
Room 237 (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining. (102 mins.)
Director: Rodney Ascher
 
45.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
46.
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights. (121 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
47.
Anguish (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A controlling mother uses telepathic powers to send her middle-aged son on a killing spree. (86 mins.)
Director: Bigas Luna
 
48.
Possession (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister. (124 mins.)
 
49.
Borgman (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. (113 mins.)
 
50.
John Dies at the End (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion? (99 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
51.
YellowBrickRoad (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar. (98 mins.)
 
52.
Holy Motors (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
53.
You and the Night (2013)
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Around midnight, a young couple and their transvestite maid prepare for an orgy. Their guests will be The Slut, The Star, The Stud and The Teen. (98 mins.)
Director: Yann Gonzalez
 
54.
The Institute (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A documentary on the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became "inducted" without ever quite realizing what they'd signed up for. (92 mins.)
Director: Spencer McCall
 
55.
Paprika (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it. (90 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
56.
Bottom of the World (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The mysterious disappearance of a young woman leads her boyfriend on a journey for truth and perhaps his own unknown reality in this dark, hypnotic mystery that transcends the limitations of traditional narrative. (85 mins.)
Director: Richard Sears