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 35 films in this list released in the 1980s.

  • The Sacrifice
  • Possession
  • Blue Velvet
  • Dune
  • The Elephant Man
  • Brazil
  • Santa Sangre
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • Blade Runner
  • Wings of Desire
  • Damnation
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Nostalgia
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Pink Floyd - The Wall
  • On the Silver Globe
  • The Shining
  • Shoah
  • Bad Timing
  • The Seventh Continent
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • Ms .45
  • After Hours
  • Pixote
  • Come and See
  • In a Glass Cage
  • Alice
  • Angel's Egg
  • Ran
  • The Vanishing
  • Sans Soleil
  • L'Argent
  • Dreamchild
  • Forbidden Zone