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, melancholic, enigmatic, absurd and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with surrealism, storytelling, imagination, creativity, obsession, dialogue, life philosophy, loneliness, insanity and existentialism plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surrealism: Eraserhead (1977), Mother! (2017), Blue Velvet (1986), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Come and See (1985), Santa Sangre (1989), Black Swan (2010), Southland Tales (2006), Men at Arms (2005), The Double (2013).

List of surrealism movies

 7.4
 89K
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, art house, psychological, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, nightmare, baby, freak, existentialism, cult, unwanted pregnancy, parents and children, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 6.6
 161K
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, psychological, absurd, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: surrealism, cannibalism, uninvited guest, cult, pregnant woman, poet, death of son, brutality, nameless character, family argument, husband wife relationship, baby ...
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 7.8
 160K
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, surrealism, amateur detective, mystery, perversion, investigation, neo noir, postmodernism, innocence lost, sexual perversion, psychopath, blackmail ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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, banned film, psychedelic, futuristic ...
Plot: rape, insanity, brainwashing, gang, violence, psychopath, social misfits, surrealism, social decay, sadism, violence spree, society ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s, near future
Place: europe, britain
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 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, military, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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 7.7
 17K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, 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: atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, violence, blood, dwarf, slasher, mental institution, funeral, circus, suicide, clown ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
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 8.0
 654K
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, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, insanity, losing-it hero, mental illness, hallucinations, dancer's life, paranoia, rivalry, parents and children, showbiz, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: cynical, dark humor, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, surrealism, chaos, split personality, prophecy, smuggling, terrorist, dishonesty, future dystopia, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future, year 2008, year 2005, 2000s
Place: california, southern california, middle east, north korea, nevada ...
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 7.3
 742
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: humorous, feel good, absurd, light, entertaining
Plot: surrealism, elderly, fight, death, tradition, mentor, medieval, adventure, danger, revenge, friendship, blood ...
Time: middle ages
Place: estonia, europe
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 6.5
 44K
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: surreal, dark humor, psychological, bleak, humorous ...
Plot: identity crisis, shyness, surrealism, depression, paranoia, wise man, office, workplace, misfit, losing-it hero, obsession, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.1
 96K
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: bleak, atmospheric, art house, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, wish come true, russian, cause and meaning, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, post apocalypse, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
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 7.4
 112K
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, stylized, offbeat, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, maze, hopes, danger, heroes, imaginary, friendship, youth, knight, adventure, surrealism ...
Time: 80s
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 7.7
 27K
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, enigmatic, surreal, witty, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, self discovery, wish come true, on the road, choice, self fulfillment, dream girl, hitchhiker, changing the past or future, imaginary, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey
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 7.8
 195K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
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: psychological, futuristic, mind bending, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, teenage love, alternate reality, childhood, surrealism, romance, life changing experience, death, parallel world, love affair ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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 8.2
 583K
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, captivating, semi serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, heroin, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, drug rehabilitation, surrealism, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london
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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, atmospheric, touching, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, tragic hero, impossible love, fall in love, human nature, fish out of water, freak, surrealism, inventor, scissors, injustice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
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 7.0
 92K
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, surrealism, friendship, loneliness, suicide attempt, life & death, unlikely friendships, stranded, imagination, deserted island, beach ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.3
 9K
Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
Style: exciting, surreal, fairy tale, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, fish out of water, danger, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, life turned upside down, save the kingdom, good versus evil, getting home, rivalry, queen ...
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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, showbiz, uncover truth, obsession, frustration, actress, death, jealousy, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Dark Hours (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Dr. Samantha Goodman is a beautiful, young psychiatrist. Burnt out, she drives to the family’s winter cottage to spend time with her husband and sister. A relaxing weekend is jarringly interrupted when a terrifying and unexpected guest arrives. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, hostage, psychiatrist, surrealism, obsession, doctors and patients, vengeance, mind game, crimes, deadly, cabin, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
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The Reflecting Skin (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, bleak, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: vampire, murder, surrealism, family relations, parents and children, crimes, supernatural, danger, investigation, molestation, coming of age, gas station ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: midwest, usa, united states
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 6.6
 8K
Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, exciting, tense ...
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, political unrest, student, surrealism, romance, writer's life, coming of age, buddies, state affairs, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, morocco ...
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 7.2
 52K
Timecrimes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, enigmatic, tricky ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, disorder, mysterious character, threat, stalking, ordinary person, chases and races, surrealism, scientist, time loop, plot twist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: europe, spain
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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, melancholic, captivating, clever, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, love, power of love, mind control, brainwashing, couples, memory loss, deja vu, dreams, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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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, insanity, supernatural, ghost, surrealism, drugs, hallucination, cult, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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 6.9
 232K
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, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, virtual reality, nightmare, jealousy, love, hallucinations, disfigured face, obsession, hopes, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Yellow Submarine (1968)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only ...
Style: witty, humorous, psychedelic, colourful, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, submarine, the beatles, adventure, fighting the system, surrealism, anti war, invasion, fantasy world, good versus evil, underwater, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, liverpool, london
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 7.2
 11K
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, lifestyle, strong sexual content, midlife crisis, sexual relations, friends, gluttony, sexual promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
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 6.5
 14K
Mood Indigo (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A woman suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.
Style: surreal, sentimental, touching, art house, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: honeymoon, collector, romance, love affair, tragic love, love and romance, surrealism, escapades, philosophy, marriage proposal, loss of fortune, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.3
 644K
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: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, love and romance, looking for love, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, loner, life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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