I've watched a lot of films and I've noticed that there are sometimes film that you just can't put your finger on them, all you can say is that they are dark in atmosphere, unordinary, unhollywoodlike...

No particular order:
The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey 1988

Tenshi no Tamago (Angel's egg) 1985
La Cité des enfants perdus (City of lost children) 1995
Tideland 2005
Paperhouse 1988
The fall 2006
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 1989
Taxidermia 2006
Salo or 120 days of sodom 1975
Caligula 1979
Dancer in the dark 2000
Drunken Angel 1948
Le proces 1962
Sonatine 1993
It's all about love 2003
Aguirre der zorn gottes (Aguirre the wrath of god) 1972
Der siebente Kontinent (The Seventh Continent) 1989
Gerry 2002
Happiness 1998
Såsom i en spegel (Through a glass darkly) 1961
Barton Fink 1991
Le Locataire (The Tenant) 1976
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920
The quiet earth 1985
Children of men 2006

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Comment by Anne on April 17, 2011 at 1:45am

Oh! Santa Sangre... how could I have forgotten that!


I do not think Wings of Desire was dark... just pensive and full of the play of light and shadow. I also thought of that somewhat creepy song about the carny with the dead horse and whatnot.


There are so many that others have reminded me of and several more have come to my mind. I thought of Kissed, Nightwatch, Parents, Ingmar Bergman films... yes. Do start another list please.

Comment by Christopher Bricklemyer on April 17, 2011 at 3:03am

If you want nihilistic, then I would suggest "Baise Moi," "Martyrs" and "Srpski film" a.k.a. "Serbian Film."


I only am suggesting them, I am not recommending them. Well, maybe "Martyrs." But definitely not "Serbian Film." "Serbian Film" is the film you use to test your morals. It has the potential to wreck you for days after you watch it. "Baise Moi" blurs the line between art, storytelling and pornography.


Also, "Irreversible" is pretty "unordinary" and un-Hollywood-like.


Comment by Gregor Basić on April 17, 2011 at 11:16am
I've made a second list (http://www.thinkatheist.com/profiles/blogs/dark-and-unordinary-film...) with more animation because I see some of you like animation.

Forgot about Santa Sangre, but I like Holy Mountain more...

@Bricklemyer, you should watch Der Siebente Kontinent if you like nihilistic films from my list
Comment by NeonHammerer on April 19, 2011 at 11:27pm
YES! Jodorowski is a master of weird surreal filmmaking
Comment by Gregor Basić on April 20, 2011 at 5:15am
To bad he doesn't make films any more, and to bad he never finished Abelcain....has anyone watched Rainbow Thief, because I never found that film?


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