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 17 historical films in this list.

  • Hunger
  • Mirror
  • The Elephant Man
  • Silence
  • Russian Ark
  • The Look of Silence
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Shoah
  • Marat/Sade
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Come and See
  • Ran
  • Schindler's List
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • The Favourite