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The Best Abstract Movies

Updated October 9, 2019 510 votes 121 voters 15.1k views20 items

List RulesVote for your personal favorite Abstract film films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of the best abstract film movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, ranked by movie lovers like you. This list of movies that are abstract can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of top abstract films also contains abstract movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, like Daisies and Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis.

If you're wondering, "What are the best abstract movies of all time?" or "What is the greatest abstract film?" then this list will answer your questions. These are the greatest films in the abstract film genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the abstract film genre in it.

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    Seven Servants

    Anthony Quinn, Audra McDonald
    Seven Servants is a USA — Germany co-production 1996 German drama — comedy film directed by...  more
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter
    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley...  more

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    wordlessness

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    Wound Footage

    Wound Footage is a 2009 short horror film directed by Thorsten Fleisch....
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    Mother

    Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem
    Mother! is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren...  more

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    The Heart of the World

    Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar
    The Heart of the World is a short film written and directed by Guy Maddin, produced for the...  more
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    Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis is a 1927 German film directed by Walter Ruttmann, co-written...  more
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    11 x 14

    11 x 14 is a 1976 drama film directed by James Benning....
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    Heaven and Earth Magic

    Heaven and Earth Magic is an American avant garde feature film made by Harry Everett Smith....  more
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    Begone Dull Care is a visual music animated film directed by Norman McLaren and Evelyn...  more
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    Powaqqatsi, or Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation, is the 1988 sequel to the experimental 1982...  more
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    The Garden of Earthly Delights

    Christopher Nightingale, Maria Novella Martinoli
    The Garden of Earthly Delights is a 2004 film by the Polish director Lech Majewski. It follows...  more
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    Dog Star Man

    Stan Brakhage, Mary Jane Collom
    Dog Star Man is a series of short experimental films, all directed by Stan Brakhage: Prelude:...  more
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    Motion Painting No. 1

    Motion Painting No. 1 is a 1947 short animated film in which film artist Oskar Fischinger put...  more
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    Anemic Cinema

    Anemic Cinema or Anémic Cinéma is a Dadaist, surrealist, or experimental film made by Marcel...  more
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    History Lessons

    Carl Vaillant, Gottfried Bold
    History Lessons is a 1972 West German drama film directed by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie...  more
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    Daisies

    Ester Krumbachová, Jan Klusák
    Daisies is a 1966 Czechoslovak comedy-drama film written and directed by Věra Chytilová...  more
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    Outside Out

    Mike Gordon, Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.)
    Outside Out is the first full-length feature film from Phish bassist Mike Gordon. It premiered...  more
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    Acousticity

    Acousticity is a 2006 film directed by Joe Gerhardt and Ruth Jarman....
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    Black and White Trypps Number Three

    Black and While Trypps Number Three is a 2007 short drama film directed by Ben Russel....