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 42 romance films in this list.

  • Certified Copy
  • Anomalisa
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Love Exposure
  • The Handmaiden
  • Bad Education
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • Wings of Desire
  • Damnation
  • Vertigo
  • Nostalgia
  • Phantom Thread
  • Zabriskie Point
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • The Love Witch
  • Written on the Wind
  • The Rules of the Game
  • The Panic in Needle Park
  • Turkish Delight
  • Deep End
  • Love
  • In the Realm of the Senses
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • A Ghost Story
  • Paterson
  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
  • Tokyo Fist
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Amour
  • Lolita
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Touki Bouki
  • Reconstruction
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Tropical Malady
  • Chungking Express
  • La Jetée
  • The Silence
  • Buffalo '66
  • 2046