The Letterboxd Experimental Film Family's Essentials List

I've been asked a lot lately about films to watch to help someone get into experimental cinema. Or even what are the most essential experimental works? Of course listing these kind of things can be a difficult process, and some may even say it defeats the purpose. However, in the spirit of community (and yes we are a family!) and love I thought it would be fun for experimental film fans of LB to come together.

If you want to participate in this please make a list of the most essential experimental films that helped shape your love of the craft. 20 Min, maybe 35 Max would be good. Leave the list here in the comments. Or email me at…

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  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    1

  • Lacrima Christi

    2

  • Bärbel and Charly

    3

  • Threnody

    4

  • Autre fois j'ai aimé une femme

    5

  • Five-Year Diary

    6

  • Imaginary Light

    7

  • Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death

    8

  • The Amazonian Angel

    9

  • Variations

    10

  • Anticipation of the Night

    11

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    12

  • The Secret Garden

    13

  • From the Notebook of...

    14

  • Water from the Seine

    15

  • Wavelength

    16

  • Glide of Transparency

    17

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    18

  • Double Labyrinthe

    19

  • Valentin de las Sierras

    20

  • Selva. Un portrait de Parvaneh Navaï

    21

  • La Région Centrale

    22

  • Visions in Meditation #1

    23

  • The Text of Light

    24

  • Star Garden

    25

  • Salomé

    26

  • Brouillard #14

    27

  • Global Groove

    28

  • A Child’s Garden and the Serious Sea

    29

  • It Has to Be Lived Once and Dreamed Twice

    30

  • Cristaux

    31

  • The Hedge Theater

    32

  • Blanche

    33

  • *Corpus Callosum

    34

  • Sweating Blood

    35

  • L'Ange

    36

  • Bouquets 1-10

    37

  • Dog Star Man

    38

  • A Portrait of Ga

    39

  • Flo Rounds a Corner

    40

  • Serene Velocity

    41

  • Mansfield K.

    42

  • Twice a Man

    43

  • Glass Shadows

    44

  • The Dante Quartet

    45

  • Love Must Love

    46

  • The Journey to Mexico

    47

  • Out 1

    48

  • Tables d'hiver

    49

  • Blue

    50

  • Window Water Baby Moving

    51

  • V.W. Vitesse Women

    52

  • Solitary Acts (4, 5, 6)

    53

  • Breakaway

    54

  • Et Resurrectus Est

    55

  • Chants

    56

  • Sweet Love Remembered

    57

  • Ming Green

    58

  • Samadhi

    59

  • Possibly in Michigan

    60

  • ...ere erera baleibu izik subua aruaren...

    61

  • S:TREAM:S:S:ECTION:S:ECTION:S:S:ECTIONED

    62

  • Transcript

    63

  • Graal

    64

  • Sarabande

    65

  • Le gant de l'autre

    66

  • 50 Feet of String

    67

  • Lux Taal

    68

  • Fuses

    69

  • Rehearsals for Retirement

    70

  • Amor

    71

  • I... Dreaming

    72

  • Sheet

    73

  • Empire

    74

  • Comingled Containers

    75

  • In the Stone House

    76

  • The Seasons

    77

  • Spiritual Voices

    78

  • Atman

    79

  • Aaeon

    80

  • Total Recall

    81

  • The Illiac Passion

    82

  • The Giverny Document (Single Channel)

    83

  • Burying the Dead (Into the Light)

    84

  • Epileptic Seizure Comparison

    85

  • Jeanetta Cochrane

    86

  • The Hart of London

    87

  • Man with Mirror

    88

  • A Restoration

    89

  • White Noise

    90

  • Seeking the Monkey King

    91

  • Aleph

    92

  • Falling. Desert. Syn

    93

  • Midi

    94

  • The Dreamed Films

    95

  • Come Coyote

    96

  • Abaton

    97

  • Chromo sud

    98

  • Sorrows

    99

  • Heliography

    100