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, melancholic, cerebral, stylized, enigmatic and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with surrealism, storytelling, existentialism, loneliness, life philosophy, creativity, obsession, brutality, mentor and imagination plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surrealism: Eraserhead (1977), Come and See (1985), Southland Tales (2006), Mother! (2017), Men at Arms (2005), The Double (2013), Interstate 60 (2002), Mr. Nobody (2009), Trainspotting (1996), Mulholland Drive (2001).

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, nightmare, baby, freak, existentialism, cult, insanity, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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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: end of the world, apocalypse, surrealism, chaos, split personality, prophecy, smuggling, terrorist, future dystopia, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2008, year 2005, near future
Place: california, southern california, north korea, middle east, nevada ...
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 6.6
 156K
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: cult, surrealism, cannibalism, uninvited guest, death of son, brutality, pregnant woman, poet, vandalism, nameless character, death, family argument ...
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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: shyness, surrealism, depression, identity crisis, wise man, office, workplace, misfit, losing-it hero, obsession, social misfits, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, surreal, enigmatic, witty, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, on the road, road trip, imaginary, choice, changing the past or future, hitchhiker, self fulfillment, dream girl, 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, surrealism, romance, life changing experience, death, parallel world, love affair, childhood ...
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: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, 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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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: lesbian, strong sexual content, showbiz, uncover truth, obsession, actress, jealousy, death, frustration, 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, mind game, vengeance, doctors and patients, crimes, deadly, blood, snow ...
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, scary, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, murder, surrealism, parents and children, family relations, crimes, danger, investigation, supernatural, molestation, gas station, coming of age ...
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, surrealism, student, coming of age, romance, writer's life, state affairs, buddies, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, italy, paris france ...
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 8.0
 648K
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, surreal, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, insanity, mental illness, dancer's life, mentally unstable, hallucinations, showbiz, rivalry, parents and children, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, amateur detective, mystery, perversion, investigation, neo noir, postmodernism, sexuality, surrealism, innocence lost, sexual perversion, rape ...
Time: 80s, 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: psychological, captivating, clever, melancholic, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, love, couple relations, power of love, mind control, brainwashing, memory loss, couples, dreams, love story, disorder ...
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, seance, mind game, supernatural, ghost, surrealism, insanity, 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, mind game, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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: suicide, sex, weekend, social decay, society, lifestyle, midlife crisis, strong sexual content, friends, sexual relations, gluttony, sexual promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, 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, tragic love, love affair, love and romance, surrealism, escapades, philosophy, marriage proposal, unfulfillment, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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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: feel good, inspirational, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, life philosophy, young woman, loner, hopes, lifestyle change, shyness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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 7.3
 215K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, death, cancer, tragic love, reincarnation, terminal illness, queen, loss of loved one, tree, outer space ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
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 6.6
 105K
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, hypnosis, isolation, confined, insanity, male nudity, brutality, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, scary, dark humor, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: archaeologist, vampire, worm, human sacrifice, supernatural, temple, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, cult, 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, touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, escape from reality, patient, surrealism, misfit, antisocial behavior, thief, love, relationships, love story, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.7
 511K
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: psychological, dark humor, surreal, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, theater, father daughter relationship, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, actor, superhero, existentialism, ambition, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, 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, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, impossible love, tragic hero, human nature, fish out of water, fall in love, freak, scissors, inventor, injustice, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
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 7.0
 89K
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, beach, deserted island ...
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, bleak ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, danger, life turned upside down, save the kingdom, good versus evil, getting home, rivalry, queen ...
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 6.1
 15K
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, neo noir, music video, parody, rock and roll, creativity, hip hop, chase, catastrophe ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new orleans
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