Surreal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant surreal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out surreal, stylized, cerebral, atmospheric, interesting and dark films and TV shows about / with surrealism, storytelling, death, creativity, existentialism, dialogue, imagination, life philosophy, dreams and loneliness plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surreal: Spirited Away (2001), Coraline (2009), The Fountain (2006), Mr. Nobody (2009), Lost Highway (1997), Big Fish (2003), Alice (1988), Twin Peaks (2017), Silent Hill (2006), S. Darko (2009).

List of surreal movies

 8.6
 569K
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, offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, ghost, supernatural, witch, adventure, dragon, rescue, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.7
 182K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, bleak, scary, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, adventure, danger, parents and children, family, save the day, young heroes, imagination, loneliness, neighbor, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, stylized, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: mysterious character, imaginary kingdom, imagination, deal with the devil, immortality, journey, imaginary, protective parent, haunted by the past, mystery, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
Place: london
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 7.2
 218K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, 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, meditative, melancholic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, tragic love, terminal illness, reincarnation, death, cancer, queen, loss of loved one, tree, afterlife ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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 7.8
 200K
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, mind bending, futuristic, surreal, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, depression, utopia, death, teenage love, alternate reality, childhood, surrealism, romance, life changing experience, postmodernism, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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 7.6
 120K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, murder, transformation, mystery, sexuality, prison, character change, dual identity, mistaken identity, danger, hallucination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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 8.0
 395K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, surreal, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, loneliness, circus, parents and children, adventure, mermaid, fishing, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, texas, russia, alabama, cuba ...
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 7.5
 10K
Alice (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, UK, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. She becomes surrounded by living inanimate objects and stuffed dead animals, and must find a way out of this nightmare- no ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: dark fantasy, cards, palaces castles and temples, toys, fictional reality, tombs and skeletons, young heroes, escapades, curses spells and rituals, heroes, imaginary, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia
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 8.5
 45K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, mind bending, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, evil spirit, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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 6.5
 204K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, surreal, suspenseful, dark, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, evil, insanity, suffering, missing child, revenge, torture, mysterious place, burned alive, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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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, psychological, mind bending, captivating, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, deja vu, brainwashing, couples, existentialism, memory loss, dreams, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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 3.6
 13K
S. Darko (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha ...
Style: surreal, mind bending, serious, psychological, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, small town, stranded, imaginary, best friends, existentialism, supernatural, end of the world, surrealism, adaptation, life philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, future
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Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq's death ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, steampunk, who done it, serial killer, virgin, crimes, uncover truth, danger, vengeance, alchemy, immortality, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.1
 104K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural ability, mental institution, supernatural, haunted by the past, time loop, memory loss, psychology, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, murder, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, psychological, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mind control, actor, puppeteer, sexual identity, obsession, subconscious, love triangle, pet, manipulation, psychology, lesbian, immortality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 6.3
 91K
The Cell (2000)
Genre: 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: psychological, scary, surreal, colourful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, virtual reality, drowning, torture, psychiatrist, crime, therapist, schizophrenia, alternate reality, surrealism, race against time ...
Time: 90s
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 7.1
 188K
The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, artsy, clever, ironic, bloody ...
Plot: manhunt, hotel, society, absurdism, hunting, dead animal, dead rabbit, suicide attempt, swimming, blood, punishment, boat ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: greece
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 7.7
 28K
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, road trip, wish come true, on the road, choice, self fulfillment, dream girl, hitchhiker, imaginary, changing the past or future, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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 8.0
 661K
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, mind bending, twist ending, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, mental illness, losing-it hero, hallucinations, paranoia, dark fantasy, parents and children, rivalry, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: surreal, emotional, inspirational, philosophical, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, hell, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, painting, love, parents and children, paradise, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, small town life, diary, odd, supernatural, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
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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: social misfits, loneliness, tragic hero, fall in love, impossible love, human nature, fish out of water, freak, love, surrealism, inventor, scissors ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
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The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, youth, disorder, social decay, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 7.1
 127K
9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their ...
Style: surreal, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, gloomy ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: vestiges of humanity, steampunk, survival, fate of humanity, man versus machine, parallel world, technology gone awry, heroes, save the world, friendship, objects come to life, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 1940s
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 8.0
 719K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, bleak, surreal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark hero, crime, social decay, justice, neo noir, torture, crimes, vigilante, gory, corruption, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 6.4
 408K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: futuristic, exciting, surreal, serious, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, tough girl, intelligence, supernatural ability, supernatural, telekinesis, telepathy, escapades, mind control, imaginary, betrayal, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, rome italy, berlin germany, paris france
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 7.7
 51K
After Hours (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coincidence, artist, suicide, murder, nightclub, one night, farce, lifestyle, city life, nothing goes right, nightlife, uncontrollable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Mighty Boosh (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy television show created by Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and others. The Mighty Boosh is a comic fantasy containing humour and pop-culture references. Episodes often featured elaborate musical numbers in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, exciting, atmospheric, not serious ...
Plot: surrealism, absurd humor, absurdism, zoo, british, comedy team, imaginary, boss, musician, friendship, hip hop, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england
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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, atmospheric, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, lsd, addiction, lawyer, cocaine, road trip, on the road, hitchhiker, culture clash, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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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, jazz, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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