Surreal Concepts and Plotsby parallelrealitiesmusic | created - 27 Oct 2016 | updated - 8 months ago | Public
My choice of surreal stories & fascinating plots.
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1. Capturing Mary (2007 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 105 min | Drama
A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
2. A Real Summer (2007 TV Movie)
45 min | Drama
It is 1958, and the final debutante 'season'. Mary, a brilliant young writer and critic is befriended by Geraldine, a seemingly friendly young debutante of a similar age but a very ... See full summary »
3. Eleanor (2015)
20 min | Short, Drama
Golden-globe winner Ruth Wilson plays three different women whose lives become fatefully intertwined over one night. A truly innovative and haunting examination of the human psyche - Eleanor will replay in your dreams.
4. Sabirni centar (1989)
98 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
During the excavation of ancient Roman ruins, an old archaeology professor accidentally opens the gate between our world and the world of the dead.
5. Until the End of the World (1991)
R | 158 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.
Votes: 7,700 | Gross: $0.75M
7. Sliding Doors (1998)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.
Votes: 57,689 | Gross: $11.88M
9. Der Zauberberg (1982)
153 min | Drama
Hans Castorp, fresh from university and about to become a civil engineer, comes to the Sanatorium Berghof in the Swiss Alps to visit his cousin Joachim, an army officer, who is recovering ... See full summary »
10. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
Votes: 1,015,332 | Gross: $53.09M
11. Shooting the Past (1999 TV Movie)
182 min | Drama, History
A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the library ... See full summary »
12. Dimensions (I) (2011)
101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Cambridge, England, 1921 - or so it seems. A brilliant young scientist becomes obsessed with finding a way back to his past - no matter what the cost.
13. Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
R | 111 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself.
14. Planetarium (2016)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.
15. An Inspector Calls (2015 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mysterious Inspector investigates the wealthy Birling family and their dinner guests following the suicide of a young woman.
16. Ko to tamo peva (1980)
86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
It's April 5, 1941, somewhere in Serbia. A group of people go on a bus to Belgrade, on a journey that will change their lives forever.
17. The Sheltering Sky (1990)
R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama
The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair.
Votes: 9,926 | Gross: $2.08M
18. The Queen of Sheba's Pearls (2004)
131 min | Drama
Set in post-war England, a mysterious woman arrives at the Prettys' rural family home on the eve of young Jack's 16th birthday. Her remarkable likeness to a Pretty family member who ... See full summary »
19. Beyond Good and Evil (1977)
127 min | Biography, Drama
The life and ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A love triangle unfolds as Nietzsche and his best friend decides to live with a Jewish woman. According to Nietzsche's ... See full summary »
22. The Illusionist (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
Votes: 329,441 | Gross: $39.87M
23. Maratonci trce pocasni krug (1982)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
The Topalovic family has been in the burial business for generations. When the old (150 yrs old) Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance.
24. Steppenwolf (1974)
R | 107 min | Drama
In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and ... See full summary »
Warning: If you have not read Hesse's Steppenwolf, you will not understand the film.
25. Death Defying Acts (2007)
PG | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance
On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.
Votes: 9,107 | Gross: $0.00M
26. Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)
93 min | Comedy
Believe it or not even in Smalltown USA there are still people who are unfulfilled and unrelieved in the midst of plenty. Levonna & Lamar could have the perfect relationship if it were not ... See full summary »
27. Supervixens (1975)
Unrated | 106 min | Comedy
Clint Ramsey has to leave his job working at Martin Bormann's gas station and flee after his wife is murdered by psycho cop Harry Sledge, who tries to pin the murder on Clint. Crossing ... See full summary »
29. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.
Votes: 221,316 | Gross: $62.50M
30. 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: 113,849 | Gross: $3.80M
31. The Crystal Crypt (2013)
28 min | Short, Sci-Fi
The last refugee plane to leave Mars before an intergalactic war may be hiding earthling terrorists, along with other things much more terrifying and precious.
32. Mudhoney (1965)
TV-MA | 92 min | Drama
It's 1933, in the midst of the Depression and Prohibition. Calif, a stranger with a past walks into Spooner, Missouri on his way from Michigan to California. He hires on with Lute Wade to ... See full summary »
33. The X-Files (1993– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.
35. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A space-opera spanning the dawn of man to humanity reaching the stars, 2001: A Space Odyssey tells the story of the Black Monolith, humanity's evolution and the rise of A.I.'s ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000.
Votes: 515,550 | Gross: $56.95M
37. Midnight in Paris (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.
Votes: 344,766 | Gross: $56.82M