This is a list of all the best surreal movies of all time, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. 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. 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.
Give a thumbs down to movies like Dreams That Money Can Buy and Tusk if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do. Other movies on this list include The Trial and Cremaster 3, but if we missed any surrealism movies on this list, please add them yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous surrealism movies of all time and is currently 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 streaming… 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.
Directed by: David Lynch
Many consider this one of the best experimental films of all time.
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