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The list contains the best, new and most relevant surrealism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out surreal, atmospheric, stylized, enigmatic, melancholic and cerebral films and TV shows about / with surrealism, storytelling, dialogue, obsession, existentialism, brutality, life philosophy, destiny, creativity and twists & turns plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as surrealism: Eraserhead (1977), Mulholland Drive (2001), Black Swan (2010), Blue Velvet (1986), Vanilla Sky (2001), Gothic (1986), Spirited Away (2001), Southland Tales (2006), The Big Feast (1973), Amelie (2001).
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
USA
108 min.
 8.3
Black Swan
Drama, Thriller
USA
108 min.
 8.0
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Easter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.
When the Trees Fall
Drama
Ukraine, Poland, Republic of Macedonia
88 min.
 7.3

List of surrealism movies

 7.4
 86K
Eraserhead
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, enigmatic, psychological, art house, avant garde ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, nightmare, art, imagination, baby, cult, crazy, psychology, existentialism, dreams, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Mulholland Drive
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: psychological, surreal, mind bending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: surrealism, amnesia, mystery, postmodernism, imagination, uncover truth, alternate reality, dreams, hollywood, hallucination, plot twist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.0
 626K
Black Swan
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, atmospheric, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, mental illness, surrealism, mentor, paranoia, psychology, character study, artists and showbiz, hallucinations, dancer's life, ballerina ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet
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, enigmatic, art house, dark, post modern ...
Plot: mystery, postmodernism, small town, investigation, amateur detective, surrealism, sexuality, eccentricity, neo noir, innocence lost, voyeurism, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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: surreal, non-linear, psychological, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, love, brainwashing, power of love, erased memory, love story, romance, existentialism, destiny, alternate reality, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 6.9
 228K
Vanilla Sky
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: surreal, psychological, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: virtual reality, obsession, surrealism, love, love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, mind game, existentialism, alternate reality, redemption, disfigured face ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.8
 6K
Gothic
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: surreal, gothic, psychological, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, cult, supernatural, mystery, ghost, mind game, demons, seance, brutality, isolation, mad scientist ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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 8.6
 523K
Spirited Away
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: fairy tale, colourful, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, human becomes animal, greed, adventure, fantasy world, ghost town, good versus evil, surrealism, friendship, rescue, family, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Southland Tales
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: surreal, enigmatic, dark humor, cynical, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, surrealism, alternate reality, surveillance, brutality, memory, future dystopia, apocalypse, dishonesty, chaos, split personality, prophecy ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, middle east, north korea ...
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 7.2
 10K
The Big Feast
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, satirical, art house, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, sexual promiscuity, gluttony, obsession, social decay, greed, society, capitalism, cooking, meal, decadence, suicide pact ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
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 8.3
 626K
Amelie
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: sweet, sentimental, feel good, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, optimism, life philosophy, existentialism, loneliness, obsession, lifestyle change, imagination, destiny, love, surrealism, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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Edward Scissorhands
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, surreal, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, love, romance, social misfits, fish out of water, alone in the world, surrealism, suburbs, tragic hero, human nature, transformation, freak ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: florida
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 7.3
 211K
The Fountain
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, artsy, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: love, life & death, tragic love, immortality, true love, death, cancer, multiple storylines, terminal illness, loneliness, power of love, fountain of youth ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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 6.6
 102K
Antichrist
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: bleak, psychological, disturbing, scary, sexual ...
Plot: violence, torture, brutality, depression, obsession, guilt, insanity, death, surrealism, strong sexual content, cruelty, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Lair of the White Worm
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, cult, supernatural, surrealism, deadly creature, obsession, dangerous attraction, transformation, monster, worm, human sacrifice, archaeologist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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 6.0
 14K
Moonwalker
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: surreal, exciting, absurd, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: music, dancing, surrealism, rock and roll, neo noir, music video, creativity, hip hop, chase, giant robots, catastrophe, gangsters ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new orleans
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 7.4
 262K
Eyes Wide Shut
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 159 min.
Story: After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly ...
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, disturbing, artsy ...
Plot: sexuality, free love, sexual obsession, dangerous attraction, marriage, sexual exploration, voyeurism, orgy, strong sexual content, surrealism, sexual relations, secrets ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, medical school
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 8.0
 704K
Sin City
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: surreal, bleak, dark, twists and turns, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, dark hero, gory, comics, justice, social decay, vigilante, brutality, hitman, multiple storylines, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
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 7.7
 26K
Interstate 60
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: surreal, road movie, witty, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, self discovery, wish come true, dream girl, life philosophy, mentor, existentialism, adventure, destiny, twists & turns, surrealism, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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 3.6
 12K
S. Darko
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha ...
Style: surreal, serious, psychological, gothic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stranded, supernatural, surrealism, end of the world, existentialism, imaginary, adaptation, life philosophy, clones, time travel, small town, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
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 4.5
 10K
Wild Orchid
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, atmospheric, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: sexual awakening, sex, manipulations, sexuality, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, voyeurism, destructive relationship, mysterious character, sexualized violence, forbidden love, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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A Clockwork Orange
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: disturbing, futuristic, bleak, dark humor, psychedelic ...
Plot: brutality, rape, murder, insanity, violence, social misfits, gang, brainwashing, freedom, drugs, violent, violence spree ...
Time: future, near future, 1990s
Place: britain
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Nosferatu the Vampyre
Genre: Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: gothic, scary, bleak, enigmatic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, immortality, blood, loneliness, deadly creature, death, palaces castles and temples, danger, deadly, supernatural, hidden identity, solitude ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 70s, 20th century
Place: romania, europe, transylvania, bulgaria, seaport ...
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 7.3
 28K
Johnny Bravo
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: womanizer, machismo, goofy hero, friendship, misfit, surrealism, male objectification, narcissism, wannabe, self involved, flirting, absurdism ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Butterfly Effect
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: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, philosophical, dramatic ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, destiny, life philosophy, memory, psychology, haunted by the past, altering history, twists & turns, philosophy, existentialism, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, dungeon
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 7.8
 90K
The Best Offer
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, enigmatic, melancholic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: manipulation, adult virgin, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, mysterious character, solitude, forgery, mystery, psychology, happiness, art theft, art collector ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, vienna, europe, prague czech republic
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The Master and Margarita
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Master is a talented writer in Moscow working on a manuscript about the biblical Jesus and Pontius Pilate. Authorities in Moscow are harassing Master by surveillance and intimidation. Victimized by their harassment, Master throws his manuscript into ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, mind bending
Plot: mysticism, muse, manuscript, destiny, life & death, life philosophy, surrealism, buddies, twists & turns, female nudity, storytelling, flashback ...
Time: 1930s
Place: jerusalem, russia, soviet union
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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A diverse anthology of ambitious, moving tales inspired by Philip K Dick's short stories.
Style: futuristic, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental
Plot: multiple storylines, surrealism, twists & turns, cyberpunk, alternate reality, life philosophy, supernatural, fantasy world, alien, computer, danger, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
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Dimension 404
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.
Style: captivating, surreal, tense, exciting, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: multiple storylines, surrealism, twists & turns, existentialism, disorder, imaginary, escapades, friendship, justice, technology, anthology, love interest ...
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 6.3
 87K
The Cell
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, surreal, disturbing, colourful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, schizophrenia, crime, alternate reality, surrealism, torture, psychiatrist, dreams, imagination, mind game, brutality, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

surreal
surreal movies
Inception 2010
8.8
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Black Swan 2010
8.0
The Fountain 2006
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imagination
imagination movies
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Alice in Wonderland 2010
6.5
Fight Club 1999
8.8
Inception 2010
8.8
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insanity
insanity movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
Changeling 2008
7.8
1408 2007
6.8
A Clockwork Orange 1971
8.3
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offbeat
offbeat movies
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014
8.1
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008
7.8
Static 1985
6.7
True Blood 2008
7.9
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009
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stylized
stylized movies
The Adventures of Tintin 2011
7.3
The Matrix 1999
8.7
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
8.8
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
8.7
Black Sails 2014
8.3
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cerebral
cerebral movies
The Island 2006
8.0
Inception 2010
8.8
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Interstellar 2014
8.6
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atmospheric
atmospheric movies
The Revenant 2015
8.0
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
The Americans 2013
8.4
Prometheus 2012
7.0
The Sixth Sense 1999
8.1
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existentialism
existentialism movies
Groundhog Day 1993
8.0
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
Inception 2010
8.8
Her 2013
8.0
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