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 61 mystery films in this list.

  • Burning
  • Solaris
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Possession
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Enemy
  • Paprika
  • Blue Velvet
  • Irreversible
  • Inland Empire
  • Celine and Julie Go Boating
  • The Skin I Live In
  • The White Ribbon
  • Caché
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • The Prestige
  • Donnie Darko
  • mother!
  • Exotica
  • Santa Sangre
  • Bad Education
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Russian Ark
  • The Man from London
  • Lost Highway
  • Vertigo
  • Hereditary
  • Zodiac
  • Memento
  • L'Avventura
  • Blow-Up
  • The Conversation
  • Chinatown
  • Bad Timing
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • 3 Women
  • Citizen Kane
  • Teorema
  • Seconds
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Deep Red
  • Incendies
  • Audition
  • Brick
  • Humanité
  • Gerry
  • Pi
  • Rubber
  • Cure
  • The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz
  • Serial Experiments Lain
  • Mind Game
  • Angel's Egg
  • Paranoia Agent
  • Sweet Movie
  • Ménilmontant
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Diary of a Country Priest