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, stylized, weird, visually appealing, cult film and psychological films and TV shows about / with surrealism, storytelling, imagination, dreams, artistic, dialogue, obsession, creativity, loneliness and insanity plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surrealism: Eraserhead (1977), Mother! (2017), Enter the Void (2009), Blue Velvet (1986), Labyrinth (1986), Black Swan (2010), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Mulholland Drive (2001), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Gothic (1986).

List of surrealism movies

 7.4
 104K
Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, 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, art house, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, cult, nightmare, insanity, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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: melancholic, mind bending, psychological, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, couple relations, couples, memory loss, love and romance, deja vu, power of love, disorder, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.6
 192K
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: psychological, macabre, disturbing, suspenseful, absurd ...
Plot: surrealism, symbolism, pregnant woman, brutality, uninvited guest, nightmare, cult, poet, death of son, baby, vandalism, nameless character ...
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 7.3
 72K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, meditative, touching, philosophical ...
Plot: surrealism, explicit sex, hallucination, drug trip, afterlife, neon light, stripper, supernatural, ghost, youth, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 7.7
 182K
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, dark, cult film, post modern, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, surrealism, mystery, sexual perversion, small town, investigation, amateur detective, postmodernism, strong sexual content, woman in danger, hallucination, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 7.4
 125K
Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: rescue, surrealism, fantasy world, good versus evil, beast, adventure, hopes, danger, heroes, imaginary kingdom, puppet, friendship ...
Time: 80s
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 8.0
 702K
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, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, hallucination, mental illness, dancer's life, psychology, surrealism, paranoia, insanity, dark fantasy, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, surreal, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, goth, dark fantasy, fall in love, surrealism, romance, freak, love, human nature, fish out of water, anti heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, united states, florida
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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: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, neo noir, hallucination, obsession, hollywood, dreams, surrealism, strong sexual content, lesbianism, alternate reality, cowboy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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: disturbing, controversial, banned film, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, psychopath, surrealism, brainwashing, violence, violence spree, sadism, social decay, social misfits, distopia ...
Time: future, year 1995, 20th century, 1990s, near future ...
Place: britain, europe, london
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 5.8
 7K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, seance, mystery, insanity, mind game, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, woman in danger, demon, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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 6.9
 249K
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, enigmatic, surreal, philosophical, non-linear ...
Plot: surrealism, love triangle, disfigurement, nightmare, hallucination, love, virtual reality, jealousy, tragic love, disfigured face, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 637K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 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, dark humor, psychedelic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, social misfits, life is a bitch, counterculture, friendship, society, surrealism, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
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 7.5
 265K
Beetlejuice (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the ...
Style: gothic, dark humor, witty, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: ghost, afterlife, haunted house, supernatural, surrealism, possession, teenage girl, psychic, life after death, goth, heaven and hell, art ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
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 8.2
 118K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, surrealism, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
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 7.0
 107K
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: 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, psychotronic, gross out humor, buddy comedy, dark humor ...
Plot: surrealism, survival, corpse, desert island, life philosophy, friendship, friends, hallucination, magic realism, loneliness, life & death, hearing voices ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.8
 217K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: mind bending, philosophical, psychological, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, life changing experience, alternate reality, philosophy, surrealism, parallel world, love and romance, family relations, teenage love, romance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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 8.6
 656K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan, USA
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: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, witch, ghost, imaginary, adventure, dragon, friendship, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, rescue, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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La feria ambulante (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: god or devil, dwarf, healing power, prophecy, psychic, supernatural ability, chosen one, evil, good versus evil, self discovery, clergy, circus ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, year 1934
Place: california, usa
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, young heroes, school, magic, wizards and magicians, dark fantasy, surrealism, magical girl, desire, imaginary, friends, youth ...
Place: japan
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 6.6
 15K
Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock) discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.
Style: scary, surreal, psychological, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret society, body horror, surrealism, transformation, delusion, friendship, family relations, satire, psychiatrist, mystery, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
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The little prince (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Canada, Italy, USA, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, colourful, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adventure, life philosophy, imaginary, friends, philosophy, little girl, surrealism, self discovery, little boy, escapades, imaginary kingdom, social differences ...
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 7.4
 6K
Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, dark fantasy, witch, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, surrealism, danger, church, escapades, supernatural ability, evil dead, priest ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
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 5.7
 4K
Possum (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A disgraced children’s puppeteer returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surrealism, hallucination, puppeteer, abuse, insanity, spider, missing child, danger, paranormal activity, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.2
 12K
Calvaire (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A few days before Christmas, traveling entertainer Marc Stevens is stuck at nightfall in a remote wood in the swampy Hautes Fagnes region of Liège, his van conked out. An odd chap who's looking for a lost dog leads Marc to a shuttered inn...
Style: disturbing, rough, atmospheric, surreal, scary ...
Plot: rape, surrealism, survival, psychopath, village, singer, danger, mentally unstable, isolation, sadism, gory, van ...
Time: contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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 7.6
 19K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: cult film, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, clown, violence, blood, mental institution, slasher, dwarf, shrine, elephant ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
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The Midnight Gospel (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Traversing trippy worlds inside his universe simulator, Clancy the space caster explores existential questions about life, death and everything in between.
Style: psychedelic, adult animation, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: multiverse, surrealism, fantasy world, universe, dimension, interview, creature, parallel universe, philosophy, adult humor, shapeshifting, 2d animation ...
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 7.2
 810
Men at Arms (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Estonia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fake historic epic on the Middle Ages and Estonia's not-so-glorious past.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, absurd, entertaining
Plot: surrealism, elderly, fight, death, medieval, tradition, mentor, friendship, adventure, danger, revenge, blood ...
Time: middle ages
Place: estonia, europe
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 6.5
 48K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: bleak, surreal, dark humor, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, paranoia, identity crisis, wise man, office, workplace, misfit, losing-it hero, obsession, dream girl, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, atmospheric, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: illness, surrealism, nightmare, hospital, divorced parents, introspection, hopes, direction and purpose, mental illness, mental disorder, mental instability, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
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