Under the Skin
Synopsis: Apart from this movie being a poetic ode to abstract film art, Scarlett Johansson is in all her glory nudeness. A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle
Synopsis: After he loses his high-paying job, Dory takes a gig as a night janitor in order to pay rent. Alone late at night inside a market research firm, he soon discovers the company is experimenting on their other janitors.
Other suggestions like these: Samsara, Primer, Ninja Scroll, General Orders No. 9, Hobo with a Shotgun, Beyond The Black Rainbow, Only God Forgives, Dark City, Brazil, Ghost in the Shell, A Clockwork Orange, Big Trouble In Little China, Life of Pi, Fight Club, Army of Darkness, Speed Racer
Synopsis: Once you see this, life will never be the same. This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders.
Allegro non Troppo
Synopsis: This might actually be the trippiest film of the whole list. An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he’s come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named “Prisney” (or something) has already done it, he decides to do his own version, using an orchestra comprising mostly old ladies and an animator he’s kept locked in a dungeon. Several different classical pieces are animated, while the animator plots his escape.
Synopsis: An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Synopsis: Presented by Tim Burton, a rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity’s salvation.
Synopsis: Considered by many to be the greatest animated film of all time, Akira is beautiful, surreal, savage, unnerving, and repugnant. It is about a secret military project which endangers a Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.
Synopsis: A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it.