Candy Cinema

I've curated a list of films that belong to a subgenre I've created titled CANDY CINEMA. Films that have vivid colourful cinematography/production design/costume design/overall art direction as a strong presence in its filmmaking. They tend to use the full spectrum of colour or focus on one particular colour that dominates the film.

Notable recurring filmmakers in the Candy Cinema subgenre include:
- Pressberger & Powell
- Jacques Demy
- Pedro Almodovar
- Dario Argento
- Mario Bava
- Jean Pierre Jeunet
- Wes Anderson

Only live-action or some live-action/animated films (Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Cool World) allowed, otherwise the entire genre would just be animated.

And only including films I've seen. Suggestions in the comments will be watched and added :)

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • House
  • Suspiria
  • Crimes of Passion
  • Lola
  • Purple Rain
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • Inferno
  • Kill, Baby... Kill!
  • Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion
  • Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Forbidden Zone
  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • The Love Witch
  • Kick-Ass
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman & Robin
  • The Red Shoes
  • Peeping Tom
  • Black Orpheus
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • A Zed & Two Noughts
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • Beetlejuice
  • Vertigo
  • Ran
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • Gate of Flesh
  • Street Trash
  • The Mask
  • Dick Tracy
  • Jubilee
  • Wittgenstein
  • City of Lost Souls
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Female Trouble
  • Hairspray
  • Cool World
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • From Beyond
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • All About My Mother
  • Liquid Sky
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Creepshow
  • PlayTime
  • Delicatessen
  • Amélie
  • The Holy Mountain
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Shock Treatment
  • Color Out of Space
  • Freaked
  • The Dark Backward
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Last American Virgin
  • Juliet of the Spirits
  • Mandy
  • Joker
  • Dreams
  • Midsommar
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • Santa Sangre
  • The Dance of Reality
  • Endless Poetry
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
  • Mr. Accident
  • Daisies
  • Tommy
  • Desperate Living
  • Flash Gordon
  • Tron
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • Black Sabbath
  • My Lucky Stars
  • Donkey Skin
  • Toys
  • Kwaidan
  • Cries and Whispers
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Child's Play 2
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Happiness of the Katakuris
  • The Borrowers
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Vamp
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Happy Together