Most Popular "Avant Garde" Titles
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1. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.
2. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
X | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.
4. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
5. Mulholland Drive (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 160 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
7. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
8. The Elephant Man (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
10. The Tree of Life (2011)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.
11. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
12. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
13. Army of Darkness (1992)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
14. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, War
Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to a hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
15. Carnivàle (2003–2005)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.
16. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller
Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
17. Eraserhead (1977)
Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
19. Patch Adams (1998)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In the 1970s, a medical student treats patients, illegally, using humor.
21. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
R | 135 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.
22. Evil Dead II (1987)
X | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
23. Pi (1998)
R | 84 min | Drama, Thriller
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
24. Upstream Color (2013)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
25. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
26. Wild at Heart (1990)
NC-17 | 125 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
27. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
28. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
29. The Brown Bunny (2003)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.
30. Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Musical
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
31. Samsara (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
32. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
X | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
33. Persona (1966)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Mystery
A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers.
34. Inland Empire (2006)
R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.
35. THX 1138 (1971)
R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society.
36. The City of Lost Children (1995)
R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
37. Blindness (2008)
R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of ... See full summary »
38. Darkman (1990)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.
39. Suspiria (1977)
X | 92 min | Horror, Mystery
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.
40. The Straight Story (1999)
G | 112 min | Biography, Drama
An old man makes a long journey by lawn-mover tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother.
41. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
NC-17 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The wife of an oafish restaurant owner becomes bored with her husband and considers an affair with a regular patron.
42. Man Bites Dog (1992)
NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Writers: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Tavier | Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert
43. Tideland (2005)
R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy
Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
46. Possession (1981)
R | 124 min | Drama, Horror
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.
47. El Topo (1970)
Not Rated | 125 min | Western
A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.
48. Boy Meets Girl (1984)
100 min | Drama, Romance
Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first ... See full summary »
49. Close-Up (1990)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual ... See full summary »
50. Fritz the Cat (1972)
Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy
A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.