Avant-garde movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant avant-garde movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out avant garde, experimental, surreal, realistic, offbeat and sexy films and TV shows about / with avant-garde, nudity (full frontal - brief), surrealism, male nudity, female nudity, death, suicide, gay, murder and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Horror genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as avant-garde: WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971), Santa Sangre (1989), Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006), Dear God No! (2011), Sweet Movie (1974), Trash Humpers (2009), Lonesome Cowboys (1968), Luz (2018), Into The Alternate (2018), 3 Women (1977).

List of avant-garde movies

WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A dense film that cuts up footage of a primary plot of two young Yugoslavian girls, one a politico and the other a sexpot, and an affair with a visiting Russian skater. Mixing metaphors of Russia's relationship with Yugoslavia, intercut with ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, biting, surreal ...
Plot: satire, erection, masturbation, avant-garde, repression, couples, revolution, liberal, introspection, political intrigue, social differences, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe
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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, violence, clown, blood, mental institution, slasher, dwarf, pageant, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
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Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Big Bang Love tells the story of two young prisoners from different backgrounds whose bond transcends their pasts. This stunning, imaginative film has been adapted from Masaki Ato's homoerotic graphic novel. Two beautiful young men become ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, prison, gays and lesbians, prison life, friendship, deadly, investigation, murder investigation, surrealism, violence, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Dear God No! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A gang of outlaw bikers pull a home invasion on a disgraced Anthropologist hiding a secret locked in his cabin basement.
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, scary
Plot: biker, murder, home invasion, biker gang, father daughter relationship, exploitation, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), gore, blood, avant-garde, drinking from a bottle ...
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Sweet Movie (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, West Germany, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The winner (Carole Laure) of the Miss World Virginity contest marries, escapes from her masochistic husband and ends up involved in a world of debauchery.
Style: controversial, semi serious, realistic, sexual, witty ...
Plot: revolution, ship, murder, satire, sugar, sex, chocolate, surrealism, deadly, farce, innocence lost, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, canada, europe, texas ...
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Trash Humpers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee.
Style: not serious, dark humor, cynical, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: vandalism, prank, obsession, elderly, aging, dirty old man, anti social, sexual harassment, domestic disturbance, chaos, disorder, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, nashville tennessee
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Lonesome Cowboys (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five lonesome cowboys get all hot and bothered at home en the range after confronting Ramona Alvarez and her nurse.
Style: avant garde
Plot: avant-garde, gay, stoned, transvestite, corrupt sheriff, attempted rape, censorship, cross dressing, gay love, nurse, ghost town, drifter ...
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Luz (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A rainy night. Dazed and numb, Luz, a young cabdriver, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a run-down police station. In a nightspot, Nora seductively engages police psychiatrist Dr. Rossini in a conversation. Nora tells the Doctor about ...
Style: art house, suspenseful, twist ending, bleak
Plot: demon, taxi driver, psychiatrist, hypnosis, stalking, prayer, possessed, avant-garde, nudity (full frontal - brief), female full frontal nudity, singing, lesbian kiss ...
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Into The Alternate (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Taking place in the fifth reality to be discovered by humanity, Into The Alternate follows an inhabitant and foreign visitor as they struggle to survive within a collapsing ecosystem.
Style: experimental, nature documentary, avant garde
Plot: parallel universe, alternate reality, avant-garde
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3 Women (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: desert, suicide attempt, womanizer, painting, coma, shooting range, pregnant woman, artist, strong female presence, friends, couples, free spirited ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas
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The Endless (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lonesome man at the threshold of death finds himself trapped in a place called the Endless.
Style: art house, experimental, silent film, surreal
Plot: avant-garde, dying, suicide, darkness, surrealism, death, depression, nightmare, dream, lonely man
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Dalmas (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bert Deling's surreal, button-pushing and hallucinogenic paean to the emerging possibilities of avant-garde and homemade filmmaking. Telling the tale of a violent ex-cop searching for the man who killed his partner, the film takes an unexpected ...
Style: experimental, surreal
Plot: avant-garde, lsd, drugs, search, police officer
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Twice a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A reworking of the myth of Hippolytus, in which a chaste youth rejects the incestuous advances of his mother and is saved from death by a caring physician.
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: male homosexuality, avant-garde, suicide, greek mythology, lgbt, incest, family relations, gay interest, gay, gay lead character, homosexual, gay relationship ...
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New old (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Experimental film.
Plot: avant-garde, female nudity, male nudity
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The Illiac Passion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prometheus, on an Odyssean journey, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge in search of the characters of his imagination. After meeting the Muse, he proceeds to the "forest." There, under an apple tree, he communes with his selves, represented by ...
Style: experimental, avant garde, underground film
Plot: greek mythology, homoeroticism, avant-garde, lgbt, greek, surrealism, gay, homosexual, bisexual, mythology, repeated scene, love
Place: ancient greece
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The Virgin's Bed (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 30 year old child enters the new city, riding on a donkey. He says he is the Savior. He has spent no time among men. He is trembling with cold. His clothes are soaked. His mother was overprotective ; his father conspicuously absent. He knows that he ...
Style: experimental
Plot: mercenary, avant-garde, civil unrest, fire, stone, pregnant woman, cross, bleeding, parable, jesus christ, jesus
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Everlasting Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Each day after work, Carlos, a language school teacher, frequents the heady surroundings of his local cruising ground. One evening he encounters a teenage boy from his class named Toni, and the two engage in a brief sexual tryst. As the relationship ...
Style: serious, sexy, experimental, avant garde, realistic ...
Plot: gay, cruise, forbidden love, teachers and students, lgbt, sexual relations, in the woods, teacher student romance, gay teacher, infatuation, teacher student sex, cruising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
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Eden and After (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czechoslovakia, Tunisia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations.
Style: allegory, avant garde
Plot: painting, torture, surrealism, desert, nihilism, violence, death, eroticism, avant-garde, female full frontal nudity
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Vinyl (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Warhol's strange interpretation of "A Clockwork Orange."
Style: avant garde
Plot: dancing, dominatrix, torture, avant-garde
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The Catcher in the Rye (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This film consists of 75 minutes and 6 seconds of blue screen.
Style: avant garde
Plot: absurdism, avant-garde, abstract art
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Karma Cartel (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In an urban Indian city, A struggling actor battles for his career, but his friend who loses money in a scam deal commits an action that puts both of their lives in danger. The three last days before the incident follows the struggling actor, an ...
Style: neorealism, social realism, avant garde
Plot: neo realism, avant-garde, malayalam
Place: india
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They Had It Coming (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A movie by Jon Jost, who is the maestro of the American experimental movie world. The film tells us the strange incidents that happen in the ruined old village. Comparing to Jon Jost’s previous movies, this film has a clearer narrative and is more ...
Plot: avant-garde, folklore, talking to the camera, crime, crimes
Place: southern usa
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Venus in the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Germany
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Mid-summer heatwave. Nikos and Alain, two male prostitutes and a female pimp, Monica, get tangled in a peculiar relationship after meeting in a dark street called POUTANA. They fall in love, play with guns and talk about card games, money and ...
Style: homoerotic, avant garde
Plot: gay, avant-garde, gay interest, male male kiss, dance scene, homoeroticism, gay kiss, naked in public, male objectification, barefoot male, pubic hair, play ...
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Dog's Night Song (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A priest arrives in a village and give advice and comfort to different people. He meets a wheelchair-bound former representative of the Communist party, a woman who is dying of tuberculosis and an astronomer who sings in a punk band.
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: astrology, suicide, cripple, priest, murder, band, underground, hungarian, amateur detective, avant-garde, explosive, punk
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Pearls of the Deep (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A manifesto of sorts for the Czech New Wave, this five-part anthology shows off the breadth of expression and the versatility of the movement’s directors. Based on stories by the legendary writer Bohumil Hrabal, the shorts range from the surreally ...
Style: anthology, fairy tale, avant garde, dark humor
Plot: fiancee, insurance agent, motorcycle race, avant-garde, new wave, female director, 18 year old, topless girl, cycling, domineering mother, factory worker, insurance ...
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Pistol Opera (2001)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As one of Suzuki's last fims, it is related to his 1967 Branded to Kill, either as a remake or sequel. The plots of both films involve a third-ranked hit man deposing the top-ranked hit man to claim the top rank.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: assassin, rivalry, danger, contests and competitions, hitman, assassination, deadly, graphic violence, femme fatale, crimes, yakuza, japanese woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: hitman, on the road, ex convict, one last job, rebel, on the run, betrayal, mother daughter relationship, witch, hallucination, violence, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: texas, new orleans, california, usa, southern usa ...
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She's All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, teenage love, teenager, opposites attract, bet, romance, teen romance, youth, high school life, social misfits, cinderella story, prom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
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