In no particular order:
Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Interview with Noam Chomsky) – Michel Gondry 2013
Michel Gondry is best known for his movie, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” but he has directed and produced other not-so-popular works that lean into his own notable surrealist style.
Beauty Is Embarrassing (Wayne White Documentary HD) – Neil Berkeley 2012
I love Wayne White’s thought process and his use of multimedia. If you need to feel inspired, this may help.
Dreamstates – Anisia Uzeyman 2016
I first saw this film at its opening at the Los Angeles Film Festival. I saw it again at a screening and experimental spoken word / jazz performance at the Zebulon in Silverlake, Los Angeles. Uzeyman uses surrealist techniques via modern devices with edgy Maya Deren vibes. Saul Williams is in it (they are married) and he did the soundtrack.
Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer – 1998)
In the 1990’s we liked bright red hair on our heroine’s. We also liked crime couples. I remember this film as being one of the first to really play with non-linear timeline. For that reason, it was very impactful. I haven’t seen it in years but it is a highly influential and inspirational story-telling technique.
Wristcutters – A Love Story (Goran Dukic – 2006)
The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky – 2006)
OK, so I even liked his 2017 movie, “Mother.” I’m a die-hard Darren fan 😀 In this movie a man removes himself from time and space via spiritual practices so he can save or serve his true love. Aw! It doesn’t end in a typical manner, in fact, he learns a lesson.