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Best experimental films

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Revolutionary, abstract, absurd, personal, weird, wild, intimate, expansive: experimental film is its own gorgeous family of beautiful strangers, connected by their unique artistic outputs in a world where the rules don’t matter and Hollywood has no sway. This Showdown celebrates essential experimental films and their extraordinary creators; all the assemblage and montage, direct-painting and reality-breaking, light-dancing and dialog-twisting, avant-garde and extraordinary-ordinary techniques. List the ten most essential experimental works that have moved you or changed your world view. (Rest in peace, Eli.)

Most mentioned

  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Eraserhead
  • La Jetée
  • Daisies
  • Persona
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Sans Soleil
  • Window Water Baby Moving
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Wavelength
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Outer Space
  • Mothlight
  • Holy Motors
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

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Sally Jane Black 377 films

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desdemoor 299 films

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Dr. Benway 9 films

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Paco Casado 159 films

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Dr. Benway 29 films

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Jo Brennan 45 films

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jakesp8 10 films

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vidence 10 films

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JTFX 10 films

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Rod T 10 films

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Matthew Brown 12 films

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Tom Cleveland 10 films

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Sam Holdren 10 films

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Cassie Kimbrel 18 films

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festerwretch 10 films

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V. Vargas 10 films

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Forrest With2Rs 10 films

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louferrigno 10 films

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Niall Hassett 10 films

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filmplanet 10 films

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EmilyAvocado 12 films

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chevronhuberd 10 films

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Alex 59 films

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Erwan Ticheler 10 films

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Godard_Knocks 10 films

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Tucker 10 films

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azumukupoe 10 films

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Rozza_ 10 films

Lyle

Lyle 12 films

JustRadu

JustRadu 10 films

Hernán Vera

Hernán Vera 15 films

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coppolino 1 film

Quint

Quint 10 films

Danny Fain

Danny Fain 10 films

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Sebas 33 films

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Jordan 14 films

Daniel Charchuk

Daniel Charchuk 25 films

Dylan Medlock

Dylan Medlock 10 films

Shane Barlow

Shane Barlow 9 films

Lexi

Lexi 10 films

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aaron96west 11 films

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miserypop 9 films

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funnybair 1 film

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madeline 10 films

Jessica D

Jessica D 32 films

Thibaut

Thibaut 4 films

Dave S.

Dave S. 10 films

G M

G M 25 films

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G M 30 films

Marek

Marek 10 films

kevin sharon

kevin sharon 16 films

Mathias Mørch

Mathias Mørch 10 films

evan

evan 26 films

Kyle Bailey

Kyle Bailey 5 films

soopie

soopie 10 films

GonDaddy

GonDaddy 10 films

Pedro Petriche

Pedro Petriche 70 films

Luke

Luke 10 films

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Hoggfather93 23 films

David Leeds

David Leeds 10 films

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swingpants 20 films

Seth Montpelier

Seth Montpelier 10 films

VV

VV 11 films

Angelo Cordeiro

Angelo Cordeiro 10 films

Adam William

Adam William 10 films

Jason Szabo

Jason Szabo 4 films

kjkirk

kjkirk 10 films

Logan Austin

Logan Austin 10 films

Sam Cogdon

Sam Cogdon 13 films

cosmicblaze454

cosmicblaze454 10 films

Erkki Lindpere

Erkki Lindpere 10 films

Filmique

Filmique 10 films