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, weird, visually appealing, stylized, cult film and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with surrealism, storytelling, imagination, creativity, dialogue, dreams, artistic, life philosophy, obsession and loneliness plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
surrealism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as surrealism: Eraserhead (1977), Labyrinth (1986), Mother! (2017), Beetlejuice (1988), Enter the Void (2009), Black Swan (2010), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Vanilla Sky (2001), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Blue Velvet (1986).

List of surrealism movies

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, avant garde, art house, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, nightmare, cult, insanity, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, psychology ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: surrealism, rescue, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, beast, good versus evil, hopes, adventure, heroes, puppet, friendship, maze ...
Time: 80s
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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, surreal, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, introspection, existentialism, couple relations, love, couples, memory loss, borderline personality disorder, love and romance, amnesia, disorder, deja vu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: macabre, disturbing, psychological, absurd, suspenseful ...
Plot: surrealism, symbolism, pregnant woman, brutality, uninvited guest, nightmare, marital argument, husband wife relationship, baby, death, vandalism, cult ...
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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, witty, surreal, dark fantasy, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: surrealism, afterlife, dark humor, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, possession, goth, teenage girl, psychic, heaven and hell, life after death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
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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, meditative, atmospheric, philosophical, touching ...
Plot: drug trip, surrealism, hallucination, explicit sex, afterlife, stripper, supernatural, ghost, youth, siblings relations, strip club, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, hallucination, ballet, insanity, surrealism, dancer's life, psychology, paranoia, character study, 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, dark fantasy, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, goth, social misfits, surrealism, freak, romance, love, fall in love, human nature, impossible love, fish out of water, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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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, philosophical, surreal, twist ending ...
Plot: surrealism, disfigurement, hallucination, love triangle, love, disfigured face, virtual reality, mind game, jealousy, lost love, tragic love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, 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, atmospheric, psychedelic, bleak, cerebral ...
Plot: rape, insanity, gang, brutality, surrealism, nihilism, violence, psychopath, brainwashing, violence spree, sadism, distopia ...
Time: future, year 1995, 20th century, near future, 70s ...
Place: britain, europe, london, england, united kingdom
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Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Crime, 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: neo noir, dark, surreal, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, mystery, sexual perversion, small town, hallucination, postmodernism, investigation, amateur detective, strong sexual content, woman in danger, innocence lost, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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: philosophical, mind bending, surreal, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, destiny, surrealism, alternate reality, life changing experience, utopia, philosophy, parallel world, love and romance, teenage love, time, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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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: twists and turns, psychological, neo noir, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: mystery, hallucination, lesbian, surrealism, hollywood, lesbianism, obsession, strong sexual content, lesbian romance, dreams, alternate reality, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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: touching, stylized, feel good, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, existentialism, fall in love, looking for love, life philosophy, surrealism, optimism, social relations, love, lifestyle change, weirdo, daydreamer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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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, surrealism, scientist, russian, human nature, future dystopia, wish come true, post apocalypse, desire, society, escapades, psychic ...
Place: russia
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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, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, addiction, social misfits, surrealism, counterculture, dark humor, friendship, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
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Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
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: buddy comedy, absurd, surreal, psychotronic, touching ...
Plot: surrealism, desert island, hallucination, survival, corpse, life philosophy, friendship, friends, magic realism, loneliness, gross out humor, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
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Spirited Away (2001)
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: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, colourful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, witch, fantasy world, ghost, adventure, dragon, friendship, rescue, surrealism, creature, philosophy, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Cell (2000)
Genre: Crime, 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: surreal, psychological, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, surrealism, mind game, virtual reality, psychiatrist, drowning, schizophrenia, swat team, woman in danger, race against time, graphic violence, fbi ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, mind bending, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, supernatural, supernatural power, trapped, adventure, investigation, mystery, paranormal phenomena, supernatural ability, totalitarianism, german, nazism ...
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Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: John Kricfalusi, the creator of the original Ren & Stimpy Show, is back at the helm with new adventures of Ren Höek and Stimpson J. Cat (Stimpy) in Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon, with the emphasis toward adults instead of children. These ...
Style: adult animation, parody, humorous, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: sexual humor, nude beach, surrealism, toilet humor, absurd humor, anthropomorphism, disorder, gays and lesbians, escapades, partners, heroes, male homosexuality ...
Time: 2000s
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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: seance, surrealism, mystery, insanity, mind game, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, woman in danger, demon, brutality, mad scientist ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, hallucination, social misfits, time travel, supernatural ability, prophecy, time loop, imaginary friend, surrealism, parallel universe, mental illness, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa
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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, entertaining, adult animation, humorous, light ...
Plot: surrealism, multiverse, universe, parallel universe, creature, fantasy world, philosophy, shapeshifting, adult humor, outer space, male protagonist, space travel ...
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Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
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: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, fantasy world, escapades, adventure, curses spells and rituals, surrealism, real world, save the kingdom, life turned upside down, disorder, good versus evil ...
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James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
Style: surreal, feel good, humorous, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, surrealism, aunt, orphan, giant, adventure, friendship, young heroes, family, escapades, youth, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, manhattan new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, clever, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, hallucination, road trip, american dream, drugs, journalism, hitchhiker, addiction, surrealism, psychedelia, cocaine ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
Place: las vegas, usa
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Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, future dystopia, dystopic future, surrealism, black market, transplant, rebel, chase, on the run, social decay, evil corporation ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
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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, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, little boy, friends, philosophy, life philosophy, self discovery, surrealism, escapades, little girl, social differences, imaginary kingdom, prince ...
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Carnivàle (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: psychic, prophecy, healing power, god or devil, supernatural ability, dwarf, evil, good versus evil, self discovery, clergy, circus, surrealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1934
Place: california, usa
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