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'Movies Like The Truman Show': Meta-Movie-Movies

Frankly odd films within films in the vein of 'The Truman Show', featuring characters peeping over the fourth wall. But if you're observing them observing the fourth wall...that means we're are in some kind of severely screwed up polygonal room!

'Movies Like Brazil': Dystopias to Make Kafka Proud

Gilliam, Lynch, and Cronenburg collide in this list of dystopian nightmares that lean on Kafka's aesthetic; difficult to sum it up without resorting to the circular adjective 'Kafkaesque', but you'll know it when you see it!

'Movies Like Big Fish': 21st Century Magical Realism

Like Gabriel Garcia Marquez? Check out this collection of movies that partake in an aesthetic of realism tinged with fantasy, including 'Life of Pi' and 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'. Worth checking out for the posters alone!

Profoundly Odd Existential Comedies

In the vein of 'Being John Malkovich': these existential mind-boggling comedies will leave you in slightly confused hysterics, as you question life, reality, and your own sanity. Make sure to check out Terry Gilliam's 1985 classic 'Brazil' for a particularly silly treat!

Modern Comedies of Neurosis

A trend that got rolling with the 'almost too neurotic to function' comedic maestro Woody Allen: enjoy watching these over-sensitive protagonists kvetch till they drop. Make sure to check out 'The Squid and the Whale' for some dysfunctional family fun!

'Movies like American Beauty': Downright Nihilistic Comedies

These comedy flicks step beyond the boundaries of dark humor and into the realm of downright nihilism. Keep an eye out for boundary pushing work of Todd Solondz, as well as Tim Heidecker's debut film 'The Comedy'.

Movies Directed by Charlie Kaufman

Whether you are left clapping your hands — or scratching your head — at the end of these films, you have to admit director/ screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has a unique style!

'As a Moonless Night': Modern Black Comedy

For those who like it good and pitchy, check out this collection of the best black comedies this millennium has to offer, including 'Birdman', 'Bernie', and murder-spree caper 'God Bless America'. It may not help your cynicism, but it will help pass your lonely, bitter evenings!

'Movies like Mr. Nobody': Modern Philosophical Movies

Slow cinema, also called philosophical cinema, or contemplative cinema, is a style of filmmaking emphasizing meditation over movement; it is often minimalist, observational, and can eschew narrative. The perfect pre-sleep watch!

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