Surrealism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant surrealism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out surreal, cerebral, enigmatic, psychological, stylized and melancholic films and TV shows about / with surrealism, storytelling, existentialism, insanity, dialogue, obsession, life philosophy, pornography, loneliness and imagination plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surrealism: Eraserhead (1977), Mother! (2017), Southland Tales (2006), Interstate 60 (2002), Mulholland Drive (2001), Trainspotting (1996), Blue Velvet (1986), Black Swan (2010), Vanilla Sky (2001), Gothic (1986).

List of surrealism movies

 7.4
 86K
Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, psychological, avant garde, art house, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, baby, existentialism, insanity, cult, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 6.6
 142K
Mother! (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Style: disturbing, macabre, suspenseful, psychological, absurd ...
Plot: cult, cannibalism, surrealism, uninvited guest, pregnant woman, death of son, brutality, poet, nameless character, vandalism, baby, death ...
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, surrealism, prophecy, split personality, apocalypse, chaos, smuggling, terrorist, future dystopia, dishonesty, postmodernism, alternate reality ...
Time: future, year 2008, near future, year 2005, 2000s
Place: california, nevada, north korea, middle east, afghanistan ...
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 7.7
 26K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: offbeat, witty, surreal, road movie, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, road trip, on the road, imaginary, dream girl, surrealism, changing the past or future, self fulfillment, hitchhiker, twentysomething life, choice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, uncover truth, hollywood, showbiz, mystery, amnesia, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, mysterious character, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.2
 566K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, captivating, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, life is a bitch, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, surrealism, misfit, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london
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 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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 criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, post modern, art house, dark, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, mystery, amateur detective, postmodernism, neo noir, investigation, surrealism, sexuality, innocence lost, sexual perversion, eccentricity, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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 8.0
 638K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, mind bending, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, mind control, memory loss, couples, love story, love, brainwashing, dreams, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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 6.9
 228K
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, mystery, disfigurement, virtual reality, disfigured face, hallucinations, love, mind game, nightmare, redemption, freak accident, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 5.8
 6K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, psychological, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, seance, ghost, supernatural, surrealism, insanity, cult, drugs, hallucination, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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 7.2
 10K
The Big Feast (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, art house, sexual ...
Plot: sex, suicide, weekend, social decay, society, sexual relations, strong sexual content, sexual promiscuity, gluttony, friends, midlife crisis, cooking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
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 8.3
 626K
Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, loneliness, social relations, love and romance, looking for love, fall in love, hopes, loner, life, lifestyle change, destiny, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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 7.7
 491K
Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, psychological, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, father daughter relationship, theater, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, existentialism, superhero, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, actor, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 211K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, stylized, touching, artsy ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, reincarnation, death, cancer, tree, terminal illness, love, couple relations, love of one's life ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, tragic hero, impossible love, human nature, fish out of water, scissors, romance, inventor, fall in love, freak, suburbs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
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 6.6
 102K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: fear, cruelty, violence, torture, guilt, isolation, insanity, confined, sex, brutality, depression, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping - very erotically - her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal ...
Style: gothic, dark humor, scary, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: vampire, archaeologist, worm, human sacrifice, temple, deadly creature, cult, supernatural, dangerous attraction, surrealism, curses spells and rituals, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young-goon, mentally deranged and frequently electro-charging herself with a transistor radio, has been admitted into a mental institution. Firmly believing herself to be a cyborg, she refuses to consume like a human being. Il-soon is another ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, escape from reality, surrealism, misfit, antisocial behavior, patient, love, relationships, love story, thief, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.0
 85K
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new ...
Style: surreal, gross out humor, dark humor, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, corpse, friendship, surrealism, loneliness, suicide attempt, life & death, unlikely friendships, stranded, imagination, life philosophy, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.0
 14K
Moonwalker (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy ...
Style: exciting, surreal, absurd, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: music, dancing, performer's life, surrealism, music video, neo noir, parody, rock and roll, creativity, hip hop, chase, catastrophe ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new orleans
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, dark humor, futuristic ...
Plot: rape, violence, gang, social misfits, violence spree, psychopath, human nature, prison, controversy, society, brutality, freedom ...
Time: future, near future, 1990s
Place: britain
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 7.9
 45K
Maniac (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Two strangers find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry.
Style: satirical, philosophical, dark humor, psychological, futuristic
Plot: surrealism, schizophrenia, experimental drug, medical experiment, borderline personality disorder, alternative medicine, pill, future shock, twists & turns, social decay, society, psychiatric patient ...
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The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. The Exterminating Angel is a 1962 surrealist film, written and directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Silvia Pinal. Sharply satirical and allegorical, the film contains a view ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cynical, biting, witty ...
Plot: guest, surrealism, isolation, dinner party, mansion, bear, piano, water, lamb, quarantine, sheep, room ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain
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 7.3
 28K
Johnny Bravo (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Johnny Bravo tells the story of a biceps-bulging, karate-chopping free spirit who believes he is a gift from God to the women of the earth. Unfortunately for Johnny, everyone else sees him as a narcissistic Mama's boy with big muscles and even ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, non-linear, absurd ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: machismo, womanizer, wannabe, goofy hero, friendship, misfit, parents and children, self involved, surrealism, narcissism, male objectification, supernatural power ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Mighty Boosh (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy television show created by Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and others. The Mighty Boosh is a comic fantasy containing humour and pop-culture references. Episodes often featured elaborate musical numbers in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, exciting, atmospheric, not serious ...
Plot: obsessive quest, surrealism, shaman, absurd humor, british tv, imaginary, eccentricity, hip hop, british humour, friendship, musician, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, diary, twists & turns, family relations, parents and children, life philosophy, child abuse, road not taken, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
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 7.8
 90K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, mysterious character, collector, obsession, cons and scams, high society, old friend, painting, love and romance, solitude, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna
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The Holy Mountain (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, stylized, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, wizards and magicians, thief, soldier, good versus evil, human nature, society, christianity, blasphemy, obsessive quest, social decay, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, peru
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 6.3
 87K
The Cell (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, surreal, colourful ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, psychiatrist, virtual reality, drowning, schizophrenia, alternate reality, surrealism, torture, therapist, dreams ...
Time: 90s
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