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!

  • Ménilmontant
  • Fantasia
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Rififi
  • Scorpio Rising
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • PlayTime
  • Touki Bouki
  • Sans Soleil
  • L'Argent
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Faces
  • Reconstruction
  • Dreamchild
  • A Caretaker's Tale
  • Adaptation.
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Human Nature
  • The Science of Sleep
  • Mood Indigo
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Waking Life
  • The Favourite
  • Forbidden Zone
  • Foxtrot
  • Eternity and a Day
  • Tropical Malady
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Maborosi
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Chungking Express
  • La Jetée
  • Post Tenebras Lux
  • The Man Who Sleeps
  • The Silence
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • All These Sleepless Nights
  • Buffalo '66
  • Pictures of the Old World
  • The Young and the Damned
  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • Mouchette
  • Diary of a Country Priest
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • The Trial
  • The Double
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • City of God
  • Hard to Be a God
  • 2046
  • The Fool
  • Biutiful
  • The Indian Runner
  • Affliction
  • Freddy Got Fingered