Challenging Filmmaking

Not all films are peaches and cream, and sometimes that's intentional.

Hard to watch and hard to love. Films that promote difficult filmmaking, the kind that festers in your mind after viewing it. Whether it is disturbing, abnormal or downright confusing, it's always worth checking some of these out.

Suggestions welcome!

There are 43 films in this list released in the 1960s.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Ivan's Childhood
  • Persona
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • Titicut Follies
  • 8½
  • The Human Condition
  • Eros + Massacre
  • Empire
  • Contempt
  • Weekend
  • Shame
  • Winter Light
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • L'Avventura
  • Red Desert
  • Blow-Up
  • Knife in the Water
  • Repulsion
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Marat/Sade
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime
  • Teorema
  • Seconds
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Kes
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Three Days and a Child
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Daisies
  • Scorpio Rising
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • PlayTime
  • Faces
  • La Jetée
  • The Silence
  • Mouchette
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • The Trial