Postmodernism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant postmodernism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, surreal, stylized, thought provoking, clever and realistic films and TV shows about / with postmodernism, storytelling, weird, dialogue, surrealism, obsession, violence, art, nudity (full frontal - brief) and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
postmodernism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as postmodernism: Mr. Nobody (2009), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Blue Velvet (1986), Mulholland Drive (2001), Begotten (1989), The Matrix (1999), Jam (2000), 8? (1963), Twelve Monkeys (1995), A Clockwork Orange (1971).

List of postmodernism movies

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: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, utopia, destiny, alternate reality, life changing experience, philosophy, parallel world, family relations, surrealism, romance, imaginary, teenage love ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, lyrical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, terminal illness, showbiz, jealousy, writers, love story, seduction, performer's life, postmodernism, nightclub, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 90s, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
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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: dark, surreal, cult film, post modern, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, surrealism, mystery, sexual perversion, small town, investigation, amateur detective, postmodernism, strong sexual content, woman in danger, hallucination, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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, surreal ...
Plot: mystery, lesbian, neo noir, obsession, hollywood, lesbian sex, hallucination, strong sexual content, lesbianism, dreams, surrealism, cowboy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Begotten (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Begotten is the creation myth brought to life, the story of no less than the violent death of God and the (re)birth of nature on a barren earth.
Style: macabre, surreal, bleak, experimental, avant garde ...
Plot: nihilism, chaos, surrealism, self mutilation, necrophilia, obsession, postmodernism, supernatural, reincarnation, perversion, gory, religions or cults ...
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The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, distopia, chosen one, man versus machine, save the world, hacker, virtual reality, alternate reality, imaginary, freedom ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A director with two weeks left on his latest production fakes an ulcer to pursue a romance with his lead actress.
Style: clever, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, postmodernism, sexual relations, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), screenwriter, female nudity, manipulation, under the surface, artists and showbiz, manipulations, eating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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Jam (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, cynical, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: postmodernism, disorder, society, politically correct, social satire, surrealism, absurdism, craziness, irreverence, perversion, music, radio broadcasting ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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8? (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, art house, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, midlife crisis, childhood, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, self involved, creator, postmodernism, star, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, copenhagen, france, england ...
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Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, plague, post apocalypse, save the world, paranoia, post apocalyptic, insanity, time loop, social misfits, changing the past or future, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 1910s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, controversial, banned film, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, brainwashing, violence spree, psychopath, violence, social misfits, sadism, violent, distopia ...
Time: future, 70s, 90s, 20th century, near future ...
Place: britain, europe, london
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Horse Money (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While the young captains lead the revolution in the streets, the people of Fontainhas search for Ventura, lost in the woods.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: rebellion, haunted by the past, social decay, introspection, immigrants, revolution, life is a bitch, mental institution, society, state affairs, human nature, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, portugal
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Museum Hours (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, a museum guard and a visiting out-of-towner find refuge in life, art, and each other, in Jem Cohen’s painterly rumination on how art influences and echoes contemporary society.
Style: realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: museum, friendship, tour guide, postmodernism, city life, security guard, art, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, cause and meaning, friends, monument ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna
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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: serious, mind bending, surreal, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, danger, uncover truth, obsession, graphic violence, mystery, crimes, postmodernism, spouse in danger, whodunit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, brussels
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The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: anthology, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, couples, infidelity, moral dilemma, parents and children, homecoming, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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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: sexy, surreal, experimental, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, slasher, murder, sensuality, haunted by the past, woman in danger, mysterious character, deadly, crimes, haunted house, sexual content, postmodernism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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Run Lola Run (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, surreal, mind bending, non-linear ...
Plot: destiny, running, alternate reality, race against time, self sacrifice, desperation, choice, heroine, hopes, couple relations, couples, time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, cynical, captivating, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, state affairs, manipulation, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
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: dark humor, cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, afghanistan, southern california ...
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.
Style: stylized, comic, exciting, surreal, colourful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: twentysomething life, stylized violence, musician, slacker, martial arts, music band, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, romance, dreams, rock, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal, montreal quebec
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The Prisoner (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".
Style: twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind control, village, desert, confined, uncover truth, prison, isolation, captivity, espionage, mind game, society, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york
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Epidemic (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The second of Trier's films known collectively as the Europa trilogy. The other two films in the trilogy are The Element of Crime (1984) and Europa (1991). Co-written by Niels Vørsel, the film focuses on the screenwriting process. Vørsel and ...
Style: stylized, psychological, dark humor, cynical, scary ...
Plot: plague, filmmaking, film within a film, morgue, obsession, save the world, apocalypse, chaos, obsessive quest, partners, danger, postmodernism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, impossible love, power of love, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
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Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, cult film, disturbing, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, insanity, brainwashing, mind control, paranoia, virtual reality, tv station, mysterious character, investigation, bdsm, mind game, tv show ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, toronto ontario canada, canada
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Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, psychological, experimental, talky ...
Plot: confession, nurse, silence, postmodernism, actress, dream, violence, betrayal, psychiatry, patient, dreams, identity crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Macbeth (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Macbeth, loyal to his crime boss, Duncan, is told by witches that he will one day take over. Driven by their prophecy, he and his wife plot to kill Duncan, and takes the leadership of the gang for himself. Maintaining his power will require more ...
Style: stylized, clever, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: betrayal, murder, vengeance, social decay, haunted by the past, gang, rise and fall, rivalry, crimes, tragic hero, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, realistic, stylized, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: writer's life, antisocial behavior, loneliness, depression, artist, self discovery, rising to stardom, lifestyle, social misfits, ambition, new job, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york
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American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, brutal, stylized, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, insanity, yuppie, nihilism, hidden identity, satire, wall street, millionaire, victim, fear, confession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
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Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, writer's block, twins, obsession, mentally unstable, filmmaking, writer's life, odd, family relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, uptight character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, florida, new orleans
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Broken Embraces (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: stylized, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, neo noir, filmmaking, blind character, actress, love, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
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