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 64 films in this list released in the 1990s.

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Perfect Blue
  • Satantango
  • Funny Games
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Love & Pop
  • Exotica
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Singapore Sling
  • Frisk
  • 964 Pinocchio
  • Lost Highway
  • Benny's Video
  • Kids
  • Trainspotting
  • American History X
  • La Haine
  • Barton Fink
  • Safe
  • Naked
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Close-Up
  • Taste of Cherry
  • Starship Troopers
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Happiness
  • Gummo
  • Schizopolis
  • Seven Servants
  • Audition
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Night of the Hunter
  • Insomnia
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Man Bites Dog
  • Humanité
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • In the Company of Men
  • Begotten
  • Pi
  • Cure
  • Serial Experiments Lain
  • Memories
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • Tokyo Fist
  • Schindler's List
  • Bringing Out the Dead
  • Showgirls
  • American Beauty
  • Farewell My Concubine
  • Lolita
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Eternity and a Day
  • Maborosi
  • Chungking Express
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Buffalo '66
  • The Indian Runner
  • Affliction