The Best Surrealism Movies

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Vote for your personal favorite Surrealism films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

This is a list of all the best surreal movies of all time that are ready to mess with your head. The origin of surrealist films can be traced back to Paris in the 1920s and used absurd, shocking, and irrational imagery and symbolism to take a new approach on the traditional function of art to express reality. The horror film genre lends itself easily to surrealism as it tends to skew your perception of reality. With that being said, all of the movies on this list fit within the surrealist cinema genre and are voted on by people who really care about surreal movies.

Vote up your favorite surrealist films that you think other fans should watch and vote down any you think they should skip. That is because the films on this list cover the most famous surrealism movies of all time and is ordered from best to worst, according to your votes.

So whether you're at home and want to watch these surrealist films on DVD or a streaming service like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this list of the best surrealist films will help you decide what to watch. So from the latest, to the greatest surreal movies, here is the full surrealist films list, ordered from best to worst.

All sorts of directors have taken on Surrealism movies. Examples include Orson Welles, David O. Russell, and Oliver Stone.

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