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 science fiction films in this list.

  • Annihilation
  • Under the Skin
  • Solaris
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Stalker
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Paprika
  • Primer
  • Dune
  • Interstellar
  • Upstream Color
  • Brazil
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Blade Runner
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • 964 Pinocchio
  • On the Silver Globe
  • Children of Men
  • Godzilla
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Starship Troopers
  • Timecrimes
  • Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime
  • Seconds
  • The Whispering Star
  • Southland Tales
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow
  • Melancholia
  • Shin Godzilla
  • Memories
  • Angel's Egg
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • La Jetée
  • Hard to Be a God
  • 2046