Cinema Disordinaire: A List Of Infectiousluy Strange Must-See Films For The End Times

Cinema Disordinaire, aka Riot Cinema, is a uniquely selective entry of films that showcase the singular in all of cinema, the seminal, and the utterly sublime come to screen this past half century. For these particularly disordinary times, where self-isolation is our newly mandated norm, we offer up a distilled list from Cinema Disordaire’s five-decade accounting. These are must-see films — if you’re a lover of cutting-edge or entirely uncommon cinema — beginning with the latest (2019) and working backwards to high cult-bizarro, 1972. Soderbergh’s Contagion, the current streaming darling of this moment, is surely not amongst these greats, but an infectious strangeness runs throughout them all. They are, in other words, Riot Material’s favorites, offered up for those with a latently wicked heart. Below you’ll find links that take you to the original reviews of each film. Enjoy:

The Lighthouse, Dir. Robert Eggers
https://www.riotmaterial.com/the-lighthouse/

The Nightingale, Dir. Jennifer Kent
https://www.riotmaterial.com/the-nightingale/

Shadow, Dir. Zhang Yimou
https://www.riotmaterial.com/zhang-shadow/

Border, Dir. Ali Abbasi
https://www.riotmaterial.com/border/

November, Dir. Rainer Sarnet
https://www.riotmaterial.com/november/

Thelma, Dir. Joachim Trie
https://www.riotmaterial.com/thelma/

Blue My Mind, Dir. Lisa Brühlmann
https://www.riotmaterial.com/blue-my-mind/

The Bad Batch, Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour
https://www.riotmaterial.com/bad-batch/

Raw, Dir. Julia Ducournau
https://www.riotmaterial.com/raw/

The Lure, Dir. Agnieszka Smoczynsk
https://www.riotmaterial.com/lure/

Bone Tomahawk, Dir. S. Craig Zahler
https://www.riotmaterial.com/bone-tomahawk/

Baskin, Dir. Can Evrenol
https://www.riotmaterial.com/baskin/

Embrace of the Serpent, Dir. Ciro Guerra
https://www.riotmaterial.com/embrace-of-serpent/

The Tribe, Dir. Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
https://www.riotmaterial.com/the-tribe/

It Follows, Dir. David Robert Mitchell
https://www.riotmaterial.com/it-follows/

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour
https://www.riotmaterial.com/girl-walks-home-alone-at-night/

Under the Skin, Dir. Jonathan Glazer
https://www.riotmaterial.com/under-the-skin/

The Special Special Special!, Maria Bamford
https://www.riotmaterial.com/maria-bamford-the-special-spe…/

Post Tenebras Lux, Dir. Carlos Reygadas
https://www.riotmaterial.com/post-tenebras-lux/

Dogtooth, Dir. Giorgos Lanthimos
https://www.riotmaterial.com/dogtooth/

Winter’s Bone, Dir. Debra Granik
https://www.riotmaterial.com/winters-bone/

Fish Tank, Dir. Andrea Arnold
https://www.riotmaterial.com/fish-tank/

The Prophet, Dir. Jacques Audiard
https://www.riotmaterial.com/a-prophet/

Gomorrah, Dir. Matteo Garrone
https://www.riotmaterial.com/gomorrah/

Bronson, Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn
https://www.riotmaterial.com/bronson/

Eastern Promises, Dir. David Cronenberg
https://www.riotmaterial.com/eastern-promises/

House of Sand, Dir. Andrucha Waddington
https://www.riotmaterial.com/house-of-sand/

Demonlover, Dir. Olivier Assayas
https://www.riotmaterial.com/demonlover/

Sexy Beast, Dir. Jonathan Glazer
https://www.riotmaterial.com/sexy-beast/

Waking Life, Dir. Richard Linklater
https://www.riotmaterial.com/waking-life/

Mulholland Drive, Dir. David Lynch
https://www.riotmaterial.com/mulholland-drive/

Ghost Dog, Dir. Jim Jarmusch
https://www.riotmaterial.com/ghost-dog-way-of-samurai/

Audition, Dir. Takashi Miike
https://www.riotmaterial.com/audition/

Cyclo, Dir. Tran Anh Hung
https://www.riotmaterial.com/cyclo/

Liquid Sky, Dir. Slava Tsurkerman
https://www.riotmaterial.com/liquid-sky/

Apocalypse Now, Dir. Francis Coppola
https://www.riotmaterial.com/apocalypse-now/

Thundercrack!, Dir. Curt McDowell and George Kuchar
https://www.riotmaterial.com/thundercrack/

Pink Flamingos, Dir. John Waters
https://www.riotmaterial.com/pink-flamingos/

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