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The list contains the best, new and most relevant art house movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out art house, melancholic, enigmatic, stylized, talky and surreal films and TV shows about / with obsession, pornography, dialogue, brutality, storytelling, art, loneliness, male nudity, catastrophe and surrealism plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in France, UK, USA and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as art house: Eraserhead (1977), Blue Velvet (1986), Mulholland Drive (2001), Dogville (2003), The Big Feast (1973), The Luzhin Defence (2000), The Green Elephant (1999), Woman in the Dunes (1964), Spring Breakers (2012), Taxidermia (2006).
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Mulholland Drive
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
France, USA
147 min.
 8.0
Dogville
Crime, Drama
Netherlands, Denmark, UK, France, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway
178 min.
 8.0
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The Texture of Falling
Drama
USA
75 min.
 9.0
Neon Demon
Horror, Thriller
Denmark, France, USA, UK
118 min.
 6.2

List of art house movies

 7.4
 86K
Eraserhead
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, enigmatic, psychological, art house, avant garde ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, nightmare, art, imagination, baby, cult, crazy, psychology, existentialism, dreams, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet
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, enigmatic, art house, dark, post modern ...
Plot: mystery, postmodernism, small town, investigation, amateur detective, surrealism, sexuality, eccentricity, neo noir, innocence lost, voyeurism, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Mulholland Drive
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: psychological, surreal, mind bending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: surrealism, amnesia, mystery, postmodernism, imagination, uncover truth, alternate reality, dreams, hollywood, hallucination, plot twist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.0
 121K
Dogville
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, art house, bleak, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: small town life, betrayal, rape, human nature, brutality, twists & turns, exploitation, bondage, morality, vengeance, greed, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mine
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 7.2
 10K
The Big Feast
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, satirical, art house, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, sexual promiscuity, gluttony, obsession, social decay, greed, society, capitalism, cooking, meal, decadence, suicide pact ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
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The Luzhin Defence
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, melancholic, sincere, touching, intellectual ...
Plot: chess, mentally unstable, obsession, prodigy, genius, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, love story, eccentricity, loneliness, relationships, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy
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The Green Elephant
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, macabre, rough, art house, sinister
Plot: violence, exploitation, prison, russian soldier, jail cell, sadism, brutality, all male cast, cruelty, murder, beating, anguish ...
Place: russia
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
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: macabre, bleak, rough, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: torture, sexual abuse, brutality, rape, libertine, kidnapping, fascism, captivity, sexual perversion, atrocity, sex, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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Woman in the Dunes
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: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, art house ...
Plot: desert, isolation, existentialism, surrealism, human nature, loneliness, love affair, storytelling, captivity, solitude, art, imagination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 5.3
 122K
Spring Breakers
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, stylized, sexual, art house, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sex, crime gone awry, drugs, violence, drugs/alcohol, on the road, best friends, pornography, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, party, spring break ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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 7.0
 15K
Taxidermia
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, art house, offbeat, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: surrealism, male nudity, goofy hero, sex, village, social misfits, obsession, fascism, parents and children, dysfunctional family, pornography, art ...
Place: europe
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 7.6
 114K
Lost Highway
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, psychological, sexual, gothic ...
Plot: mystery, insanity, pornography, murder, paranoia, schizophrenia, surrealism, neo noir, crumbling marriage, urban, jealousy, time loop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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Last Tango in Paris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
Style: erotic, sexual, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: sex, love, hotel, obsession, self discovery, male nudity, suicide, pornography, strong sexual content, relationships, loneliness, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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The Pillow Book
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, stylized ...
Plot: art, obsession, artist, male nudity, betrayal, revenge, book, anti heroes, writing, surrealism, pornography, rebelliousness ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, japan, tokyo, hong kong, shanghai ...
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 6.5
 3K
Poison
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what Richie was like and what led up to the shooting. In the ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, surreal, serious, art house ...
Plot: prison, sexuality, mad scientist, aids, gay, social misfits, male nudity, homosexuality, pornography, visceral, art, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo
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In the Realm of the Senses
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, male nudity, sexuality, prostitution, voyeurism, death, love, violence, murder, adultery, pornography, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.1
 16K
Exotica
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: redemption, obsession, voyeurism, sex, haunted by the past, drinking, death, relationships, murder, pornography, complex characters, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
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, meditative, serious, art house, reflective ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, surrealism, reincarnation, aging, life & death, magic realism, existentialism, jungle, ghosts, introspection, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand, tokyo, japan
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
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, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, cannibalism, restaurant, infidelity, brutality, violence, revenge, adultery, gangster, surrealism, strong sexual content, sex ...
Time: 20th century, future
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 6.3
 107K
Under the Skin
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, Poland, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seductive alien prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, tense, bleak ...
Plot: alien, male nudity, femme fatale, space and aliens, existentialism, on the road, evil alien, loneliness, art, aliens, surrealism, dialogue ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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 7.3
 64K
Cach?
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: mystery, surveillance, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, suicide, childhood, paranoia, storytelling, adoption, family in crisis, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 5.8
 15K
Lost River
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, art house, suspenseful ...
Plot: surrealism, small town, single parent, missing child, family problems, curse, family relations, storytelling, riddles and clues, danger, pornography, demolition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.7
 15K
Distant
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, meditative, art house ...
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, existentialism, love and romance, depression, isolation, guilt, urban, unfulfillment, pornography, drinking, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, tokyo, istanbul turkey
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Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: surrealism, art, existentialism, imagination, crimes, poetry, pornography, artist, nudity (topless - notable), boarding school, love and romance, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
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The Holy Mountain
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, immortality, existentialism, religion, greed, brutality, human nature, art, life philosophy, society, insanity, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, mexico, peru
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The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, serious, art house, non-linear ...
Plot: innocence lost, vengeance, sex, sexuality, male nudity, elderly lovers, desert, storytelling, art, pornography, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, stone age
Place: africa, england, kenya, europe, usa ...
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 7.3
 56K
Enter the Void
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, serious, art house, light ...
Plot: afterlife, surrealism, incest, drugs, death, hotel, ghost, sex, male nudity, pornography, life & death, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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 5.9
 4K
8 ? Women
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: erotic, surreal, sexy, talky, clever ...
Plot: obsession, male nudity, sex, prostitution, strong sexual content, women, death, surrealism, pornography, parents and children, relationships, estate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, tokyo, japan, geneva switzerland
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Morvern Callar
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: gloomy, serious, enigmatic, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, hotel, friendship, sex, death, loneliness, existentialism, life & death, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, scotland, europe, ibiza
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Last Life in the Universe
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, offbeat, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, friendship, loneliness, existentialism, depression, death, surrealism, violence, drinking, hospital, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, tokyo, bangkok thailand
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American Beauty 1999
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Frida 2002
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enigmatic movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Blue Velvet 1986
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Zodiac 2007
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Gone Girl 2014
8.1
Fight Club 1999
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6.5
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8.6
The Social Network 2010
7.7
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8.0
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