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, realistic, clever and offbeat films and TV shows about / with postmodernism, storytelling, art, violence, murder, dialogue, imagination, obsession, existentialism and surrealism plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Australia and other countries.
postmodernism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as postmodernism: Moulin Rouge! (2001), Blue Velvet (1986), Mulholland Drive (2001), The Matrix (1999), Twelve Monkeys (1995), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Run Lola Run (1998), House of Cards (2013), Southland Tales (2006), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010).

List of postmodernism movies

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, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, terminal illness, jealousy, cabaret, showbiz, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, bohemian life, french, dying ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
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: 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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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 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: thought provoking, mind bending, exciting, serious, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, save the world, future dystopia, cyberpunk, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, imaginary, chosen one, technology gone awry, a.i., hacker ...
Time: future, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
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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, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, changing the past or future, social misfits, save the world, apocalypse, insanity, future dystopia, time loop, paranoia, mystery, underground ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1917 ...
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: atmospheric, disturbing, futuristic, bleak, dark humor ...
Plot: rape, violence, brainwashing, gang, psychopath, social misfits, violence spree, society, controversy, freedom, brutality, insanity ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s, near future
Place: europe, britain
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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, mind bending, suspenseful, surreal, clever ...
Plot: destiny, running, self sacrifice, race against time, heroine, money, choice, desperation, couples, hopes, couple relations, time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, berlin 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, captivating, tense, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, politics, political intrigue, political corruption, state affairs, lobbyist, blind ambition, intrigue, white house, dishonesty, power relations, blackmail ...
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: 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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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, exciting, colourful, comic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: twentysomething life, music band, martial arts, slacker, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, romance, musician, dreams, postmodernism, rivalry, stylized violence, infatuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec
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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, sincere, captivating, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, rape, coma, suicide, tragic love, hospital, obsession, tragic event, ballet, life is a bitch, self destructing, power of love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
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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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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, talky, surreal ...
Plot: nurse, confession, postmodernism, actress, silence, violence, betrayal, patient, psychiatry, dream, dreams, letter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
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Les Jours venus (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex soixante- huitard is forced to look back at his past .His kids look at him like an old soldier from a very distant war.His banker called him urgently.His last script idea is refused.He remembers meeting his wife in Sarajevo during the war.Most ...
Style: talky, offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, filmmaking, aging, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, postmodernism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, revolution, rebellion, social decay, postmodernism, mental institution, island, human nature, life is a bitch, immigrants, state affairs, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, africa
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The Rooftop (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Taiwanese pop sensation Jay Chou, drawing on his years as an actor, director, and recording star, creates a fantasy playground of music, moves, and magic as a backdrop to an action comedy which pays homage to the wondrous musicals of the past, while ...
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: martial arts, buddies, postmodernism, fall in love, friends, artists and showbiz, love and romance, dancer's life
Time: 70s
Place: taiwan, asia
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Closed Curtain (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man, his dog, a young woman and a filmmaker in a house by the Caspian Sea. All three are wanted, but they are also in search of each other. Thus begins an absurd game in which reality and fiction merge.
Style: offbeat, mind bending, surreal, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, isolation, on the run, against the rules, artists and showbiz, confined, writer's life, confinement indoors, disorder, dishonesty, postmodernism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, stylized, surreal
Plot: postmodernism, fall in love, young lovers, introspection, urban, romance, unfulfillment, city life, love and romance, cause and meaning, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, absurd ...
Plot: therapy, great depression, artists and showbiz, switching roles, celebrity culture, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, character study, parody, supernatural, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new jersey
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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: realistic, mind bending, serious, clever, stylized
Plot: murder, betrayal, truck, assault rifle, tragic hero, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, vengeance, crime ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Begotten (1990)
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: bleak, serious, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: nihilism, chaos, gore, surrealism, self mutilation, razor, necrophilia, deadly, postmodernism, gory, religions or cults, obsession ...
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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: thought provoking, cynical, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: postmodernism, dishonesty, sexual relations, under the surface, artists and showbiz, manipulations, filmmaking, nude, shower, female nudity, director, smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bucharest, romania
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, offbeat
Plot: youth, computers and web, high school life, friends, social relations, best friends, postmodernism, teenage life, self discovery, education, happiness, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: thailand, asia, france
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Viola (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Several actresses get caught up in a web of romantic intrigue while performing in a production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."
Style: talky, clever, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: twentysomething life, postmodernism, urban, actor's life, theater, lesbian relationship, lesbian kiss, actress
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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Kill (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four segments by four different Directors. Kiriko (Takanori Tsujimoto), The Children’s Samurai (Kenta Fukasaku), The Firing Range (Makoto Tahara), and Assault Girl 2 (Mamoru Oshii). Kiriko: the spirit of a murdered assassin takes revenge on the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, twists and turns, humorous
Plot: samurai, gangsters, deadly, postmodernism, heroes, rivalry, crimes, legends and myths, young heroes, daring rescue, kidnapping, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
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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: offbeat, realistic, clever, serious, sincere ...
Plot: museum, tour guide, friendship, urban, cause and meaning, city life, friends, postmodernism, billiards, capitalism, art student, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: investigation, danger, disappearance, obsession, deadly, gory, under the surface, mystery, spouse in danger, uncover truth, crimes, postmodernism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, brussels
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, couples, love affair, disintegration, postmodernism, breakup, life turned upside down, family relations, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
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Generation P (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A chronicle of Russia's transition from communism to capitalism.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, clever, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, advertising, secret society, conspiracy, manipulation, magic mushroom, murder, lsd, creativity, transformation, marketing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia
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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: serious, atmospheric, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friends, social relations, estrangement, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, family life, small town life, couples, family problems, postmodernism, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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