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 38 fantasy films in this list.

  • Eraserhead
  • Enter the Void
  • House
  • Celine and Julie Go Boating
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Tree of Life
  • Donnie Darko
  • 8½
  • Santa Sangre
  • The Dance of Reality
  • Wings of Desire
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Russian Ark
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • On the Silver Globe
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • The Tenant
  • The Love Witch
  • Suspiria
  • The Blood of a Poet
  • A Ghost Story
  • Begotten
  • Holy Motors
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow
  • Rubber
  • The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz
  • Alice
  • Memories
  • Angel's Egg
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Dreamchild
  • Being John Malkovich
  • The Science of Sleep
  • Mood Indigo
  • Forbidden Zone
  • Tropical Malady
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • 2046