Entertainment The Best Abstract Movies  

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List Rules Vote 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 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.

Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Abstract film films, including Věra Chytilová and Stan Brakhage.

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Ali Reza Shokoufandeh added Anthony Quinn, Audra McDonald, David Warner
Seven Servants is a USA — Germany co-production 1996 German drama — comedy film directed by Daryush Shokof. The movie is about a man named Archie, portrayed by Anthony Quinn, who wishes to unite ...more
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AslakHenden added Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop
2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by ...more
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wordlessness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Abstract Movies
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Wound Footage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Abstract Movies
Wound Footage
Wound Footage is a 2009 short horror film directed by Thorsten Fleisch.
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Mother is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Abstract Movies
BeshoyNagy added Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer
Mother! is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting ...more
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Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar, Leslie Bais
The Heart of the World is a short film written and directed by Guy Maddin, produced for the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival. Maddin was one of a number of directors commissioned to make ...more
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Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis is a 1927 German film directed by Walter Ruttmann, co-written by Carl Mayer and Karl Freund. The film is an example of the city symphony film genre. A musical ...more
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11 x 14
11 x 14 is a 1976 drama film directed by James Benning.
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Powaqqatsi, or Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation, is the 1988 sequel to the experimental 1982 film, Koyaanisqatsi, by Godfrey Reggio. It is the second film in the Qatsi trilogy. Powaqqatsi is a ...more
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Heaven and Earth Magic
Heaven and Earth Magic is an American avant garde feature film made by Harry Everett Smith. Originally released in 1957, it was re-edited several times and the final version was released in ...more
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Christopher Nightingale, Maria Novella Martinoli, Claudine Spiteri
The Garden of Earthly Delights is a 2004 film by the Polish director Lech Majewski. It follows two lovers as they roam Venice, Italy.
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Begone Dull Care is a visual music animated film directed by Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart. Using drawn-on-film animation, McLaren and Lambart paint and scratch directly onto film stock to ...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: Dog Star Man Dog Star Man: Part I Dog Star Man: Part II Dog Star Man: Part III Dog Star Man: Part IV ...more
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Anemic Cinema
Anemic Cinema or Anémic Cinéma is a Dadaist, surrealist, or experimental film made by Marcel Duchamp. The film depicts whirling animated drawings—which Duchamp called ...more
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Carl Vaillant, Gottfried Bold, Johann Unterpertinger
History Lessons is a 1972 West German drama film directed by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub.
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Ester Krumbachová, Jan Klusák, Jaroslav Kucera
Daisies is a 1966 Czechoslovak comedy-drama film written and directed by Věra Chytilová considered a milestone of the Nová Vlna movement. Made with the support of the ...more
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Outside Out Mike Gordon, Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.), Jimi Stout
Outside Out is the first full-length feature film from Phish bassist Mike Gordon. It premiered in theaters in early 2001 and starred Jimi Stout, Col. Bruce Hampton, Ashley Scott Shamp, Gordon, ...more
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Acousticity is a 2006 film directed by Joe Gerhardt and Ruth Jarman.
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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 images in motion to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, BWV 1048. It is ...more
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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.