Experimental movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant experimental movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out experimental, serious, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic and surreal films and TV shows about / with surrealism, murder, society, unfulfillment, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), artists and showbiz, deadly, sex and postmodernism plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as experimental: Exit: A personal history (2010), Glitch in the Grid (2011), Upgrade (2018), No Rest for the Brave (2003), Shirin (2008), Greendale (2003), Communists (2014), Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013), Paradise (2014), Johanna (2005).

List of experimental movies

Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, urban, siblings relations, sexual content, death wish, human rights, disability, urban setting
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
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Glitch in the Grid (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
Style: experimental, contemplative, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, hopes, society, friends, friendship, self discovery, introspection, materialism, small town, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, bad trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, northern california
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 7.5
 165K
Upgrade (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, surprise ending, experimental, tech noir ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, super soldier, nanotechnology, cyborgs, microchip, distopia, murder, implant, robotics, super computer, experimental technology ...
Time: future, near future
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No Rest for the Brave (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strange man is involved in a village massacre and drug dealing.
Style: experimental, surreal, humorous, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: insomnia, countryside, gangsters, drug dealer, losing-it hero, love affair, teenage life, dark humor, psychopath, crimes, youth, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.7
 2K
Shirin (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the ...
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: strong female presence, theater, play, feminism, artists and showbiz, face, women, auditorium, cinema, watching a movie, movie theatre, persian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Trusting in fate, Don Quixote and Sancho pursue their travels in search of adventure day and night. They ride through fields, talking about subjects as varied as spirituality, chivalry and daily life. A growing bond of friendship unites them.
Style: realistic, semi serious, experimental, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: destructive relationship, prison life, tragic love, friendship, hopes, idealism, gang, life is a bitch, society, don quixote, urban ghetto life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.3
 399
Greendale (2003)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Neil Young's "musical novel", telling the story of a family, the murder of a cop and the evolution of a young girl named Sun Green. This is not a concert film. YOung himself shot actors on locations on his native Northern California ...
Style: serious, realistic, experimental, captivating, biting ...
Plot: small town, social differences, parents and children, couple relations, family life, americana, culture clash, satire, society, journalism, music, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 6.0
 166
Communists (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Jean-Marie Straub pushes this musicality of blocks to a paroxysmal extreme, mixing blocks of time (40 years separate the various extracts that are going to be used, and what is to be filmed), blocks of text (Malraux, Fortini, Vittorini, Hölderlin) ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, serious, experimental
Plot: working class, state affairs, politics, society, social differences, human nature, communist, class struggle, communism, utopia, reading
Place: tuscany, egypt
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Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Mary is a senior in high school. With graduation a few months away, she is faced with sudden changes in life, love, and friendship. Meanwhile, strange events begin to happen to her that seem completely random and without reason. She struggles to ...
Style: experimental, semi serious, realistic, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, youth, best friends, social relations, friends, first love, schoolgirl, fall in love, self discovery, education ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: thailand, asia, france
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 6.4
 123
Paradise (2014)
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A commentary on the place Cavalier grew up, in search of faith and despair in digital filmmaking.
Style: experimental, contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: countryside, unfulfillment, introspection, innocence lost, cause and meaning, peacock, tombstone, bible quote, coca cola, nail, swan, greek mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And perhaps more importantly, are your ...
Style: experimental, surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, young lovers, city life, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, cause and meaning, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, postmodernism, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 5.5
 468
Johanna (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Hungary
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering her body. The head doctor is frustrated by her continued ...
Style: serious, realistic, experimental, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: hospital, old man, prostitute, life is a bitch, medical, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, addiction, drug abuse, healing power, coma, opera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young zombie named Otto appears on a remote highway. He has no idea where he came from or where he is going. After hitching a ride to Berlin and nesting in an abandoned amusement park, he begins to explore the city. Soon he is discovered by ...
Style: gothic, semi serious, experimental, humorous, epic ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, filmmaking, gory, identity crisis, film within a film, surrealism, homosexual, cannibalism, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Tells the story of Paul (Steven C. Stewart), a man suffering from Cerebal Palsy, who spends his days wasting away in a nursing home. To pass his time, he fantasizes about the man he should be despite his twisted body. People are able to understand ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, experimental, surreal, sexual ...
Plot: disability, retirement home, introspection, love affair, couples, sexual relations, human spirit, dangerous attraction, voyeurism, sexual abuse, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.2
 6K
Amer (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Searing memories and carnal desires rule the mind of Ana, a young woman in thrall to her own fantasies whose visions and obsessions draw her toward deeper eroticism -- and deeper danger, in this modern take on a Giallo.
Style: slasher, experimental, surreal, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: sensuality, danger, murder, haunted by the past, woman in danger, mysterious character, crimes, deadly, haunted house, sexual content, estate, postmodernism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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 7.1
 1K
Cremaster 3 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: CREMASTER 3 (2002) is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building, which is in itself a character - host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. These factions ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, experimental, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, skyscraper, punk, imaginary, danger, apprentice, deadly, artists and showbiz, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures Of Noel And His Friends Smooth, Andy Warhol And Dolly.
Style: surreal, experimental, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Plot: silly humor, disorder, butler, satire, makeover, surrealism, police, gym teacher, profanity, imaginary, knife wound, postmodernism
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Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, cult film, experimental, psychological, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, music, hallucination, rebellion, isolation, teacher, nightmare, police brutality, alienation, racial slur, paranoia, wall ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london, los angeles
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Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A series of snapshots from the life of a fictional actress named Shirley serves to weave together thirteen paintings by Edward Hopper (e.g. "Office at Night", "Western Motel", "Usherette", "A Woman in the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, experimental ...
Plot: relationship vs career, couple relations, idealism, ambition, americana, workplace, couples, actor's life, hopes, society, repression, postmodernism ...
Time: 30s, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: usa
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The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman becomes romantically involved with a murder defendant while she is a juror in his trial.
Style: semi serious, suspense, cynical, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: legal, legal investigation, deadly, crimes, artists and showbiz, murder, courtroom drama, couples, parents and children, scandal, sexual relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 6.3
 1K
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: yakuza, assassin, hitman, rivalry, contests and competitions, danger, graphic violence, deadly, femme fatale, crimes, assassination, female assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, experimental, serious ...
Plot: mysterious character, good versus evil, beach, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, defiant, island, techno music, dj, ufo, electronic music ...
Place: europe
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 6.1
 626
Mekong Hotel (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter...
Style: serious, surreal, experimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: hotel, family relations, parents and children, supernatural, reincarnation, mother daughter relationship, folk, world, river
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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After Last Season (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A team of scientists is developing a new technology that captures the thoughts of a human subject and changes them into images. Still in its infancy, the technology changes thoughts into simple images and shapes. Two company interns (Matthew Andrews ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, controversial, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, parkinson's disease, supernatural ability, future dystopia, society, scientific experiment, corporation, ghost, offscreen killing, a vision, laboratory, medical school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman vanishes. Her husband inquires into the strange circumstances of her disappearance. Did she leave him? Is she dead? As he goes along searching, he plunges into a world of nightmare and violence...
Style: mind bending, serious, experimental, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, danger, uncover truth, postmodernism, spouse in danger, crimes, mystery, graphic violence, obsession, whodunit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, brussels
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 126
Able Edwards (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of the clone of a famous entertainment mogul created to revive the glory days of his deceased predecessor's corporation. In the process of restoring reality entertainment to a synthetic, virtual world, the clone relizes he has yet to ...
Style: clever, bleak, stylized, serious, experimental ...
Plot: space station, outer space, cyberspace, workplace, workplace intrigue, society, life is a bitch, ambition, rivalry, boss and employee, cloning, top executive ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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The Baby Formula (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two adventurous women in love are desperate to have their own biological child. They take a chance on an experimental scientific process and make sperm from their own stem cells. Pregnant with humor and unexpected twists, their journey ultimately ...
Style: humorous, experimental, emotional, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, pregnancy, custody, family life, couples, babies and infants, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, laboratory, adoption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 3.4
 194
Imagination (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dr. Reineger, a famous neuro-psychologist, has become convinced that a twin girl named Anna has a rare form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the doctor cannot say ...
Style: mind bending, experimental, atmospheric, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: twins, mental illness, family relations, supernatural ability, supernatural, orphan, child illness, doctors and patients, siblings relations, imagination, mental institution, womb ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 1K
Zenith (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a hellish future where human beings have become stupefied by the state of permanent happiness they have been genetically altered to experience, Jack offers relief via drugs that cause his customers the welcome phenomenon of pain. But when Jack ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious, experimental ...
Plot: mind game, conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, track down, obsession, life is a bitch, society, crimes, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: future
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Dharma Guns (La Succession Starkov) (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film opens on a water-skiing accident - a girl (Délie) drives a speedboat and pulls a young man (Stan). They are both challenging their own limits when a crash occurs... Stan wakes up from a coma after this serious accident, to find out that ...
Style: contemplative, experimental, serious, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: disorder, self discovery, redemption, human nature, mad scientist, village, hopes, ambulance, hugging, gun, car driving, airport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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