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  • Mulholland Drive
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Parasite
  • The Shining
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
  • The Drifting Classroom
  • Coherence
  • It Follows
  • Spirited Away

temporal displacement

23 films

DISCLAIMER: I don't yet know what this is really referring to, just going off a gut-level instant thing and seeing…

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Point Blank
  • Pale Flower
  • Inherent Vice
  • Branded to Kill

metaphysical noir

26 films

Movies that seem to be exploring some intangible thing “outside human perception” in some way or other, or at least…

  • Scanners
  • The Shining
  • Midnight Special
  • Akira
  • Donnie Darko

watch out they've got ✨ MYSTICAL ✨ MIND ✨ POWERS ✨

15 films

***NOT an extensive list***

Just some notable ones for me personally...

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Cure

existential thrillers

103 films

No, I do not know exactly what it means or what qualifies, as always...

It's just a SUBJECTIVE list, based…

  • Blue Velvet
  • Lady Bird
  • It Follows
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • The Florida Project

coming-of-age

37 films

Maybe my definition is broader than others...

  • Eraserhead
  • It Follows
  • Take Shelter
  • Mandy
  • A Field in England
  • Blue Ruin
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Assistant
  • Greener Grass
  • Nightcrawler

horror at it's core

65 films

Films that maybe aren't technically "horror" but feel like they are at their core.

A lot of them probably are…

  • Fight Club
  • The Matrix
  • Being John Malkovich

3 movies from 1999 that have so many similarities it's mind-boggling when you really start to think about it

3 films

the concept of self, identity, reality, underground societies and rebel groups, pencil-pushing employees that work for large corporations finding purpose…

  • Fight Club
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Matrix

the 1999 “are you real in the way you think you are” cinematic universe

3 films

**changed 1/17/22 from "the 1999 “is that main character a real person in the way you think they’re a real…

  • Fight Club
  • The Matrix
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Being John Malkovich
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Relaxer
  • Sada
  • Mandy
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Twentieth Century

composure & chaos

19 films

films that are paradoxically both ruminative and bombastic.

and/or

films that have very composed shots, but contain chaos.

and/or

films…