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3. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 86,809 | Gross: $7.00M
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 157,187 | Gross: $8.55M
5. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | 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.
Votes: 114,782 | Gross: $3.80M
6. Mulholland Dr. (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.
Votes: 282,082 | Gross: $7.22M
8. 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.
Votes: 48,225 | Gross: $0.75M
10. Nocturna Artificialia (1979)
Not Rated | 21 min | Short
An enigmatic story told in seven chapters, each introduced by an elliptical sentence on a title card. A man is in an apartment. He goes outside where a red tram runs beside a cathedral. He ... See full summary »
11. This Unnameable Little Broom (1985)
Not Rated | 11 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
Loosely based on the Mesopotamian "Epic of Gilgamesh", here Gilgamesh is portrayed as a grotesque, Picasso-esque being who uses a tricycle to patrol his box-shaped kingdom that hovers above a dark abyss.
The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer
Not Rated | 14 min | Documentary
In Prague, a professorial puppet, with metal pincers for hands and an open book for a hat, takes a boy as a pupil. First, the professor empties fluff and toys from the child's head, leaving... See full summary »
13. Street of Crocodiles (1986)
Not Rated | 20 min | Animation, Short
Inside a box full of curio, a puppet who is recently freed from his strings explores a dusty and forlorn commercial area. The explorer becomes ensnared into miniature tailor shop by baby-faced dolls.
14. Stille Nacht: Dramolet (1988)
Not Rated | 1 min | Animation, Short
A magnet moves on a floor. A moth beats against a window. A doll child watches the magnet; threads of metal filings gather around the magnet. The doll, who's sitting at a table, looks in a ... See full summary »
18. Are We Still Married? (1992)
Not Rated | 3 min | Animation, Short
A tear falls from the eyes of a veiled face. A white ball whips around a heart-shaped paddle. A mournful voice sings, "Are we still married?" A child's stuffed rabbit watches, sees ... See full summary »
19. In Absentia (2000)
Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Animation
A woman sits alone on a chair at a table in a room on one of the top floors of an asylum. Bright spot lights dot the night, sometimes shining on her window. She sharpens pencils and writes ... See full summary »
20. The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes (2005)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music
Dark fairy-tale about a demonic doctor who abducts a beautiful opera singer with designs on transforming her into a mechanical nightingale.
Votes: 1,316 | Gross: $0.03M
21. Fando and Lis (1968)
93 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.
23. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Adventure, 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.
Votes: 29,848 | Gross: $0.06M
24. Santa Sangre (1989)
NC-17 | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".
26. Refraction (2007)
7 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
An aging woman finds a glass figurine. Looking into the glass she remembers pivotal moments from her youth. Images symbolizing free will and fate collide.
27. Spectrauma (2011)
91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Ph.D. candidates make a major breakthrough in quantum computer architecture. Yet it awakens the team to disturbing possibilities. One by one, the research students go mad, missing or both.
32. Zahrada (1968)
Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama
Josef shows his friend Frank his garden and his rabbits. Frank is most interested in the unsettling fact that Josef's garden fence is entirely made up of living people holding hands.
35. Tichý týden v dome (1971)
20 min | Animation, Short
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, each time seeing a different surreal vision...
37. Manly Games (1988)
Not Rated | 14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways. The players then leave the football pitch and invade ... See full summary »
40. L'Age d'Or (1930)
63 min | Comedy, Drama
A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.
Votes: 11,075 | Gross: $0.03M