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 19 crime films in this list released in the 2000s.

  • Irreversible
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • Bad Education
  • The Man from London
  • Elephant
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Zodiac
  • American Psycho
  • Funny Games
  • Dogville
  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
  • Lilya 4-ever
  • Boy A
  • Bully
  • Ichi the Killer
  • Paradise Now
  • Adaptation.
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • City of God