Surreal/Bizarre/Experimental

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1.
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
 
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Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
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A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. (67 mins.)
 
3.
Nuit noire (2005)
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(90 mins.)
 
4.
Angel's Egg (1985)
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A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg. (71 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
5.
Mondo Weirdo (1990)
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Young girl becomes Alice in dreamland during menstruation. Wild dreams and nightmares about sexuality, vampirism, death, obsessions and other bizarre things. (55 mins.)
Director: Carl Andersen
 
6.
Wedding Trough (1974)
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A mad farmer falls in love with his pig and has mutant piglets with it. When the "piglets" prefer their mother over him, he hangs them all and the sow kills herself. (80 mins.)
Director: Thierry Zéno
 
7.
Alicia (1994 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
 
8.
Lost Highway (1997)
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After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
9.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
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After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
10.
Decasia (2002 Documentary)
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A meditation on the human quest to transcend physicality, constructed from decaying archival footage and set to an original symphonic score. (70 mins.)
Director: Bill Morrison
 
11.
Begotten (1990)
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This gory and entirely visual film tells the surreal tale of the death and rebirth of gods. (72 mins.)
 
12.
The Room (1993)
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A quiet killer is looking for a room. The real state agent, shy and expressionless, guides him through Tokyo, towards the ruins the decadent economy has left behind, in hopes of finding The Room. (92 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
13.
Finisterrae (2010)
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Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago. (80 mins.)
 
14.
L'ange (1982)
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(64 mins.)
 
15.
Morning Patrol (1987)
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Going alone into an abandoned, living city, a woman tries to cross a forbidden zone swarming with the Morning Patrol and traps. Meeting one of the last city guards, they attempt recall the past and penetrate the zone together. (108 mins.)
 
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Satantango (1994)
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Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village. (450 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
 
17.
Milky Way (2007)
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(82 mins.)
 
18.
The Angelic Conversation (1985)
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An unseen woman recites Shakespeare's sonnets - fourteen in all - as a man wordlessly seeks his heart's desire... (77 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
19.
Visitor Q (2001 Video)
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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures. (84 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
20.
Upstream Color (2013)
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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. (96 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
21.
A New Life (2002)
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The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop of a dilapidated Eastern European landscape. (102 mins.)
 
22.
Amer (2009)
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As a young girl Ana was a rebellious child. She was also tormented by images of death and a shadowy, ominous figure in black. Now an adult, she is once again tormented by shadowy, other-worldly forms. (90 mins.)
 
23.
Euridice BA 2037 (1975)
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Awaiting for Orpheus to save her from a modern Hades, Euridice faces her fears, desires, hallucinations and memories. (100 mins.)
 
24.
Papa, umer ded moroz (1991)
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A biologist, obsessed with the idea of writing a treatise on a new kind of mouse, becomes witness to a number of bizarre and horrific events... (81 mins.)
Director: Yevgeny Yufit
 
25.
Subconscious Cruelty (2000)
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"Subconscious Cruelty" is divided in four segments: Ovarian Eyeball - a naked woman is sliced by a sharp... (92 mins.)
Director: Karim Hussain
 
26.
The Oregonian (2011)
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A woman leaves the farm and enters the unknown. (81 mins.)
Director: Calvin Reeder
 
27.
The Green Elephant (1999)
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2 Russian prisoners are abused mentally and physically (140 mins.)
 
28.
Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer (1993)
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As serial killer Lothar Schramm lies dying in his own blood, horrific memories of his miserable life of paranoia, self-harm and rejection flash before his eyes. A tragic look into the mind of a Borderline Personality Disorder psychopath. (65 mins.)
 
29.
Death Powder (1986)
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Two people, a man and a woman enters a warehouse that will change their life and minds forever. (63 mins.)
Director: Shigeru Izumiya
 
30.
The Living and the Dead (2006)
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A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh... (83 mins.)
Director: Simon Rumley
 
31.
A Spring for the Thirsty (1965)
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The old man who lives a secluded life in the desert, alone with only his memories and photographs. (70 mins.)
Director: Yuri Ilyenko
 
32.
What Is It? (2005)
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What Is It? is a bewildering, unnerving, surreal, blackly comic film from the visionary mind of Crispin Glover that tells the inner and outer struggles of a young man facing villains and demons on multiple planes. (72 mins.)
 
33.
Hakujitsumu (1964)
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While under sedation in a dentist's office, a young art student has sex fantasies about naked women, vampires and a beautiful patient he saw in the office. (92 mins.)
Director: Tetsuji Takechi
 
34.
The Deserter and the Nomads (1968)
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Three war stories ranging from World War I to a post-apocalyptic nuclear holocaust treat death and the fragility of the humankind through different approaches. (103 mins.)
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
 
35.
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
 
36.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". (93 mins.)
Director: John Waters