How To Get Into Experimental, Underground And Avant Garde Films

First of, I'm convinced that A LOT of people are deeper into these types of films than I am, and films like these can be hard to define.

However, I know that it can be hard for people to know where to start with experimental cinema, so I thought that a list like this might help those people out.

I'll include some films I consider to be essential, some I consider to be underrated, and a bunch of personal favorites.

One, or a couple of films per director. If you like the film, please check out other work by the same director. These films are listed in no particular order.

THANK YOU for checking out my list, please hit me up with suggestions and recommendations! <3

  • 24 Frames
  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
  • Silence Has No Wings
  • Window Water Baby Moving
  • Dog Star Man
  • Mothlight
  • Eraserhead
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Rabbits
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Persona
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Guns of the Trees
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Fireworks
  • Atlantis
  • Trypps #7 (Badlands)
  • Confession
  • Thursday
  • Used Innocence
  • American Dreams (Lost and Found)
  • Feeler
  • Love & Pop
  • A Page of Madness
  • Weekend
  • Numéro deux
  • Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Coin of the Absolute
  • Goodbye to Language
  • Adoration
  • Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick
  • Vinyl
  • The World of Kanako
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • Fly
  • Angel at the Dump
  • Disgraced Heaven
  • Seances
  • Blue
  • The Queen Is Dead
  • Spectator
  • Visual Training
  • Hinterlands
  • And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool.
  • Antiporno
  • BAD FILM
  • Early Works
  • Black Film
  • Shibuya - Tokyo
  • Ghost
  • Angel's Egg
  • Sex & Violence with Machspeed
  • We Make Couples
  • Offering
  • Intrigues (V)
  • Semi-Auto Colours
  • The House Is Black
  • Elephant
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • Ecstasis
  • Outer Space
  • Small People with Hats
  • Salad Fingers
  • Container
  • 10/65: Self-Mutilation
  • Gerorisuto
  • Sweet Movie
  • Arnulf Rainer
  • Mondo Trasho
  • A Girl, She Is 100%
  • Monsoon
  • Drill Blue
  • Le Bleu des origines
  • La Jetée
  • Fourfilm
  • Return to Reason
  • Anemic Cinema
  • Entr'acte
  • Poison
  • Angel
  • Shuffle
  • Walker
  • Stille Nacht I: Dramolet
  • Suicidal Variations