The 15 Best Postmodernist Films

According to the classification of narrative structure, the film can be divided relatively into traditional film, modernist film and postmodernist film. In traditional film, the narrator is important than the character, in modernist films, the narrator almost equal to the character and in postmodernist films, character is more important than narrator. Typically, such films also break down the cultural divide between high and low art and often upend typical portrayals of gender, race, class, genre, and time with the goal of creating something that does not abide by traditional narrative expression. Here, Chilimovie list 15 best postmodernist films for you. Enjoy.

Release Date
1999-01-01
  • Rate : 5.90
  • Production Companies : Imagine Television, Picture Factory,
  • Director : David Lynch,
  • Stars : Justin Theroux,Naomi Watts,Laura Harring,
  • Initially, "Mulholland Dr." was to mark David Lynch's return to television. It is a retooling of a script originally shot as a 94-minute pilot for a TV series (co-written with TV screenwriter Joyce Eliason) for the channel ABC, which had approved the script, but chose not even to air the pilot once it was done in 1999, despite Lynch's labours to cut the project to their liking. It was left in limbo until 18 month later French company Studio Canal Plus (also producer of 'The Straight Story') agreed to pay ABC $7 million for the pilot, and budget a few million more to turn the pilot into a two-hour, 27-minute movie. The cost of the film doubled to $14 million as sets had to be reconstructed and actors recalled.
Release Date
1986-08-01
  • Rate : 7.30
  • Production Companies : De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG),
  • Director : David Lynch,
  • Stars : Isabella Rossellini,Kyle MacLachlan,Dennis Hopper,
  • The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Release Date
2014-03-14
  • Rate : 6.60
  • Production Companies : Rhombus Media, Roxbury Pictures, micro_scope,
  • Director : Denis Villeneuve,
  • Stars : Jake Gyllenhaal,Mélanie Laurent,Sarah Gadon,
  • Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with PRISONERS director Denis Villeneuve in this sexy and mind bending thriller. Adam Bell is a glum professor who has grown disinterested by his ordinary life. When Adam discovers a man who appears to be his double, the identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and hauntingly intertwined. Gyllenhaal is transfixing playing both roles, journeying through a world both familiar and strange. The film’s final and unnerving image will not be soon forgotten by audiences. In the end, only one man can survive.
Release Date
2014-03-14
  • Rate : 6
  • Production Companies : Scottish Screen, UK Film Council, FilmNation Entertainment,
  • Director : Jonathan Glazer, Claire Hewitt,
  • Stars : Scarlett Johansson,Kryštof Hádek,
  • Jonathan Glazer's atmospheric, visually arresting abstraction stars Scarlett Johansson as a seductive alien who prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell, only to be consumed by a strange liquid pool.
Release Date
2013-12-18
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies : Annapurna Pictures,
  • Director : Spike Jonze, Tracy Scott,
  • Stars : Joaquin Phoenix,Scarlett Johansson,Rooney Mara,
  • In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theordore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.
Release Date
2013-03-27
  • Rate : 6.40
  • Production Companies : Cloud Eight Films, Pathé, Decibel Films,
  • Director : Danny Boyle,
  • Stars : James McAvoy,Vincent Cassel,Rosario Dawson,
  • A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang, joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur, the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.
Release Date
2009-05-05
  • Rate : 7.10
  • Production Companies : BIM Distribuzione, Wild Bunch,
  • Director : Gaspar Noé,
  • Stars : Paz de la Huerta,Emily Alyn Lind,Olly Alexander,
  • This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by police during a bust gone bad, his spirit journeys from the past -- where he sees his parents before their deaths -- to the present -- where he witnesses his own autopsy -- and then to the future, where he looks out for his sister from beyond the grave.
Release Date
2010-07-14
  • Rate : 8.10
  • Production Companies : Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros., Syncopy,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Leonardo DiCaprio,Joseph Gordon-Levitt,Ellen Page,
  • Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.
Release Date
2001-01-18
  • Rate : 7.5
  • Production Companies : Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions,
  • Director : Richard Kelly, Rebecca Asher,
  • Stars : Jake Gyllenhaal,Patrick Swayze,Drew Barrymore,
  • A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
Release Date
1999-10-15
  • Rate : 8.30
  • Production Companies : Regency Enterprises, Fox 2000 Pictures, Taurus Film,
  • Director : David Fincher, Dina Waxman,
  • Stars : Edward Norton,Brad Pitt,Helena Bonham Carter,
  • A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
Release Date
1995-05-26
  • Rate : 7.10
  • Production Companies : JVC Entertainment, Pandora Filmproduktion, Newmarket Capital Group,
  • Director : Jim Jarmusch,
  • Stars : Johnny Depp,Gary Farmer,Crispin Glover,
  • On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Release Date
2005-01-30
  • Rate : 6.80
  • Production Companies : Bergman Lustig productions,
  • Director : Rian Johnson,
  • Stars : Joseph Gordon-Levitt,Emilie de Ravin,Nora Zehetner,
  • A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Release Date
2001-10-05
  • Rate : 7.10
  • Production Companies : Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Warner Bros.,
  • Director : Antoine Fuqua, Nicole Cummins,
  • Stars : Denzel Washington,Ethan Hawke,Scott Glenn,
  • On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Release Date
2000-09-13
  • Rate : 6.60
  • Production Companies : Fox Searchlight Pictures, Kanzaman, Filmfour,
  • Director : Jonathan Glazer,
  • Stars : Ray Winstone,Ben Kingsley,Ian McShane,
  • Gary is a former gangster who has made a modest amount of money from his criminal career. Happy to put his life of crime behind him, he has retired with his wife Deedee to the sunny bliss of rural Spain, where he lives an idyllic life with his family and a few close friends. But Gary's contentment is ruptured by an unwelcome visitor from his past. Don.
Release Date
1984-09-07
  • Rate : 7.10
  • Production Companies : Circle Films, River Road Productions, Foxton Entertainment,
  • Director : Joel Coen,
  • Stars : John Getz,Frances McDormand,Dan Hedaya,
  • The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.