Art house movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant art house movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out art house, atmospheric, melancholic, talky, stylized and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with obsession, storytelling, loneliness, dialogue, pornography, art, male nudity, surrealism, brutality and existentialism plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in France, USA, Italy and other countries.

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TOP 10 movies tagged as art house: The Green Elephant (1999), Eraserhead (1977), Blue Velvet (1986), Mulholland Drive (2001), Dogville (2003), The Big Feast (1973), The Luzhin Defence (2000), Newness (2017), London Fields (2018), Woman in the Dunes (1964).
The list contains the best films ordered by rating. Click "View All" to show all items.
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
France, USA
147 min.
Dogville (2003)
Crime, Drama
Netherlands, Denmark, UK, France, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway
178 min.
The list contains the new films ordered by year. Click "View All" to show all items.
London Fields (2018)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
118 min.
The Texture of Falling (2018)
75 min.

List of art house movies

The Green Elephant (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei "Fallen" Pakhomov and Vladimir "Little brother" Epifantsev. So, both lieutenant begin their ...
Style: sadistic, art house, macabre, rough, sinister
Plot: violence, exploitation, prison, russian soldier, jail cell, sadism, brutality, cruelty, all male cast, beating, murder, anguish ...
Place: russia
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Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, psychological, avant garde, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, baby, cult, freak, parents and children, insanity, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy, psychology ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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, enigmatic, art house, dark ...
Plot: small town, mystery, amateur detective, postmodernism, neo noir, investigation, surrealism, sexuality, sexual perversion, innocence lost, woman in danger, masochism ...
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, surreal ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, obsession, mysterious character, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Denmark, UK, France, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, clever, art house ...
Plot: rape, small town life, exploitation, human nature, bondage, morality, vengeance, haunted by the past, betrayal, greed, strong sexual content, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mine
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The Big Feast (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, art house, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, sex, weekend, social decay, cooking and food, society, sexual relations, strong sexual content, gluttony, sexual promiscuity, friends, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
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The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: chess, prodigy, obsession, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, ambition, genius, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: italy
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: erotic, psychological, bleak, rough, sexual ...
Plot: captivity, kidnapping, fascism, sexual relations, obsession, violence spree, sexual perversion, confined, deadly, crimes, sex, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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Newness (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media–driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries.
Style: erotic, art house, romantic, social
Plot: sex scene, female nudity, infidelity, internet dating, relationships, nudity (full frontal - brief), life philosophy, fear of commitment, loneliness, immaturity, sexuality, stereotypes ...
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London Fields (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer... The film is based on a ...
Style: artsy, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, art house
Plot: fatal attraction, noir, femme fatale, storytelling, sexy woman, manipulation, crime, love triangle, seduction, female nudity, sex scene, female removes her clothes ...
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Woman in the Dunes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, captivating, surreal, art house ...
Plot: isolation, love affair, desert, love and romance, sand dune, entomologist, human nature, japanese new wave, captivity, confined, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Style: sexy, art house, stylized, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, party, spring break, drug dealer, sex, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, on the road, best friends, strong sexual content, young adult, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: surreal, erotic, sexual, sexy, art house ...
Plot: legends and myths, translator, model, anti heroes, rebelliousness, social differences, romance, political unrest, royal family, religions or cults, state affairs, disorder ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, california, hong kong, shanghai ...
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: reincarnation, food, thai, bed, fish, jungle, ghost, afterlife, aging, introspection, buddhism, dying man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, talky, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, strong sexual content, cheating wife, spouse killer, cook, cannibalism, love affair, cooking, crime boss, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, future
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Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, stylized, art house ...
Plot: cause and meaning, wish come true, heaven and hell, future dystopia, alien, stalker, tunnel, psychic, scientist, russian, danger, soldier ...
Place: russia
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Orlando (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1600, nobleman Orlando inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha, Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious, witty ...
Plot: immortality, transsexual, poet, switching roles, looking for love, gender bending, gender, painting, nobility, androgyny, queen elizabeth i, queen ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 20th century, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, russia, middle east
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Arizona Dream (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, art house, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: destructive relationship, flying, coming of age, vandalism, suicide attempt, nervous breakdown, fan, actor, suicide, pets, on the road, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska
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Solaris (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, futuristic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, russian, scientist, astronaut, dealing with death, investigation, mysterious planet, hallucination, space station, immortality ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
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I Remember (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the ...
Style: surreal, humorous, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, fascism, surrealism, sheik, bathtub, postmodernism, human nature, small town life, youth, family relations, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: italy, europe
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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, talky, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: adultery, midlife crisis, extramarital affair, filmmaking, childhood, traffic jam, mistress, director, dancer, actress, priest, actor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, copenhagen denmark, england, paris france ...
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Alphaville (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, neo noir, totalitarianism, a.i., urban, investigation, private detective, human nature, future dystopia, crimes, imaginary, society ...
Time: future, 1950s
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, meditative, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, lust, isolation, buddhist monk, redemption, buddhism, monk, human nature, guilt, philosophy, mentor, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, serious, sexual, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: aids, gay, gays and lesbians, bisexual, tantrum, friendship, self discovery, love triangle, pregnancy, rock, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, new york, usa, cleveland ohio, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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The Dance of Reality (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: “Having broken away from my illusory self, I was desperately seeking a path and a meaning to life.” This phrase perfectly sums up Alejandro Jodorowsky’s biographical project: reconstituting the incredible adventure of his life. Alejandro ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, stylized, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, parents and children, coming of age, misfit, youth, family relations, immigrants, social misfits, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: chile, latin america
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Giulia (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Giulia is an independent young woman who is prepared to offer her body and her spirit against all the religious taboos.
Style: art house
Plot: sex, voyeurism, bisexuality, blasphemy, erotica, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, girl in panties, female masturbation, panties, white panties, jealousy ...
Place: rome italy
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Weatherman '69 (1989)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Featuring a cast that includes Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Mike Watt of the legendary hardcore band Minutemen, and Pettibon himself, this deadpan narrative pays dubious homage to the 1960's radical underground. In this ...
Style: art house
Plot: hippie, terrorism
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Lost and Delirious (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, boarding school life, boarding school, coming of age, couples, friendship, passion, party, roommate, secret, teenage love, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Taxidermia (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Hungary, Austria, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.
Style: surreal, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, art house ...
Plot: taxidermy, vomiting, unsimulated sex, masochism, goofy hero, village, social misfits, parents and children, misfit, contests and competitions, village life, family relations ...
Place: europe
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The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: couple relations, obsession, infidelity, ex-cop, dishonesty, couples, destructive relationship, forbidden love, parents and children, alcohol abuse, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: munich germany, germany, morocco, bavaria
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