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Top Surreal Films (#1-100)

The IMDb includes "surrealism" as one of the keywords for the following films.

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick 1
2 Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola 13
3 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock 14
4 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
5 Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang 38
6 The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick 46
7 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah 53
8 8 1/2 1963 Federico Fellini 66
9 Fight Club 1999 David Fincher 68
10 Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch 72
11 Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam 76
12 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry 79
13 Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau 89
14 Groundhog Day 1993 Harold Ramis 98
15 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 99
16 La Dolce Vita 1960 Federico Fellini 100
17 The Big Lebowski 1998 Joel Coen 105
18 The Seventh Seal 1957 Ingmar Bergman 116
19 Amélie 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet 117
20 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott 133
21 Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman 136
22 Easy Rider 1969 Dennis Hopper 139
23 Life of Brian 1979 Terry Jones 141
24 Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle 142
25 Donnie Darko 2001 Richard Kelly 146
26 Don't Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg 150
27 Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972 Werner Herzog 151
28 Mulholland Dr. 2001 David Lynch 156
29 Airplane! 1980 Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and David Zucker 158
30 L'Atalante 1934 Jean Vigo 165
31 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920 Robert Wiene 168
32 The Man with the Movie Camera 1929 Dziga Vertov 174
33 Wild Strawberries 1957 Ingmar Bergman 182
34 Eraserhead 1977 David Lynch 192
35 Edward Scissorhands 1990 Tim Burton 196
36 Wings of Desire 1987 Wim Wenders 197
37 A Hard Day's Night 1964 Richard Lester 199
38 Stairway to Heaven 1946 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 200
39 Beauty and the Beast 1946 Jean Cocteau 202
40 Moulin Rouge! 2001 Baz Luhrmann 203
41 The Conformist 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci 205
42 Fanny and Alexander 1982 Ingmar Bergman 212
43 Pan's Labyrinth 2006 Guillermo del Toro 216
44 Beauty and the Beast 1991 Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise 218
45 Sherlock, Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton 229
46 Solaris 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky 236
47 Fantasia 1940 James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe, Norman Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, and Paul Satterfield 239
48 Three Colors: Red 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski 246
49 Blow-Up 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni 247
50 Being John Malkovich 1999 Spike Jonze 255
51 Un chien andalou 1929 Luis Buñuel 259
52 Akira 1988 Katsuhiro Ôtomo 261
53 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 Luis Buñuel 267
54 Freaks 1932 Tod Browning 270
55 Hiroshima mon amour 1959 Alain Resnais 279
56 Belle de Jour 1967 Luis Buñuel 289
57 Viridiana 1961 Luis Buñuel 291
58 Three Colors: Blue 1993 Krzysztof Kieslowski 294
59 Playtime 1967 Jacques Tati 300
60 Suspiria 1977 Dario Argento 310
61 Amarcord 1973 Federico Fellini 318
62 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Robert Zemeckis 321
63 Last Year at Marienbad 1961 Alain Resnais 328
64 Come and See 1985 Elem Klimov 332
65 A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 Wes Craven 336
66 Twelve Monkeys 1995 Terry Gilliam 337
67 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971 Mel Stuart 348
68 Repulsion 1965 Roman Polanski 350
69 Stalker 1979 Andrei Tarkovsky 354
70 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 Jim Sharman 359
71 Forbidden Planet 1956 Fred M. Wilcox 368
72 La Jetée 1962 Chris Marker 370
73 Paris, Texas 1984 Wim Wenders 379
74 The Elephant Man 1980 David Lynch 385
75 Eyes without a Face 1960 Georges Franju 389
76 Evil Dead II 1987 Sam Raimi 391
77 Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg 410
78 Inception 2010 Christopher Nolan 425
79 Performance 1970 Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg 448
80 Pink Flamingos 1972 John Waters 453
81 Chungking Express 1994 Kar-Wai Wong 464
82 If.... 1968 Lindsay Anderson 465
83 Cries and Whispers 1972 Ingmar Bergman 468
84 Ghost in the Shell 1995 Mamoru Oshii 475
85 Pierrot le Fou 1965 Jean-Luc Godard 480
86 Grave of the Fireflies 1988 Isao Takahata 482
87 The Last Laugh 1924 F.W. Murnau 485
88 The Audition 1999 Takashi Miike 504
89 Raising Arizona 1987 Joel Coen 511
90 The Exterminating Angel 1962 Luis Buñuel 515
91 Throne of Blood 1957 Akira Kurosawa 530
92 The Triplets of Belleville 2003 Sylvain Chomet 532
93 L'Âge d'or 1930 Luis Buñuel 538
94 Three Colors: White 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski 548
95 Sans soleil 1983 Chris Marker 550
96 Alphaville 1965 Jean-Luc Godard 551
97 Vampyr 1932 Carl Theodor Dreyer 554
98 Delicatessen 1991 Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet 555
99 Koyaanisqatsi 1982 Godfrey Reggio 564
100 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 Jay Roach 567
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