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 50 comedy films in this list.

  • House
  • Anomalisa
  • Celine and Julie Go Boating
  • Love Exposure
  • Brazil
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • A Serious Man
  • Singapore Sling
  • Weekend
  • The Sisters Brothers
  • Barton Fink
  • Naked
  • Happy End
  • The Love Witch
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Happiness
  • Schizopolis
  • After Hours
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • Stroszek
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Wetlands
  • Seven Beauties
  • Man Bites Dog
  • In the Company of Men
  • Southland Tales
  • Paterson
  • Rubber
  • The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz
  • Alice
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
  • Ichi the Killer
  • Skins
  • Daisies
  • Sweet Movie
  • PlayTime
  • A Caretaker's Tale
  • Adaptation.
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Human Nature
  • The Science of Sleep
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • The Favourite
  • Forbidden Zone
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Chungking Express
  • Buffalo '66
  • Freddy Got Fingered