Films

Below are just a few examples of films that Tamara Sellman, editor and publisher of MARGIN: Exploring Modern Magical Realism, and I would classify as Magic Realism. They are films that use techniques that give metaphoric/symbolic structure/images to help us see the world as magic realist art tried to do -- through a child's eyes, looking at the world with new eyes, as if we are seeing it again, and all that it is, as if for the very first time, new and amazing, as it truly is.

 

 

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The Films

  • The Adventures of Baron von Munchausen
  • After the Flood
  • After Life
  • Almost
  • Amelie
  • American Beauty
  • American Splendor
  • The Amulet of Ogum
  • The Anarchists
  • Anna Magdalena
  • Antonia's Line
  • Arizona Dream
  • Babe 1 & 2
  • Babbete's Feast
  • Baghdad Cafe
  • Battu
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Beloved
  • Besotted
  • Bideshi
  • Big Fish
  • Bintou
  • Black Cat, White Cat
  • Blue Velvet
  • Box of Moonlight
  • The Boy Who Could Fly
  • Brazil
  • The Butcher Boy
  • The Butcher's Wife
  • Call of the Oboe
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  • Celestial Clockwork
  • Celine and Julie Go Boating
  • Children of Heaven
  • Chocolat
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Contact
  • Conte d'automne (Autumn Tale)
  • Crocodiles In Amsterdam
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Curse of the Cat People
  • Dark City
  • Dark Side of the Heart
  • The Day Silence Died
  • Dead Man
  • Deeply
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
  • Donnie Darko
  • Don't Die Without Telling Me Where You Are Going
  • Downtown 81
  • Do You Remember Dolly Bell?
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Eel
  • El Norte
  • Emilie
  • Erendira
  • Esmerelda Comes By Night
  • Eve's Bayou
  • Extractions
  • Faith of Our Fathers
  • Field of Dreams
  • Frida
  • Foto-Novelas, Fota-Novels 2
  • Le Franc
  • Frankie Starlight
  • Gabbeh
  • George Washington
  • The Girl On the Bridge
  • Great Expectations
  • The Hanging Garden
  • Heart of Light
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Hilary and Jackie
  • Les Instants
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Jumanji
  • Killing Grandpa
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • LA Story
  • The Last Wave
  • Lawn Dogs
  • Leap of Faith
  • Let Me Hang, Vaska
  • Letters From the Park
  • Life Is to Whistle
  • Lights, Camera, Action
  • Like It Never Was Before
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • The Little Buddha
  • Long Life, Happiness, and Prosperity
  • Lost Horizon
  • Luna Papa
  • Maggie's Gift
  • Magic Hunter
  • Magnolia
  • Marriage of the Blessed
  • Mary My Dearest
  • Ma Vie en Rose
  • Memsahib Rita
  • The Mexican
  • Michael
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Mighty
  • The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Moonlight By the Sea
  • The Muse
  • Naked Lunch
  • Neverending Story 1 & 2
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • OK, Mister
  • The Old Gringo
  • A One and A Two
  • Once Upon A Time, Cinema
  • Once Upon A Time In Mexico
  • Orfeu
  • Painted Desert
  • Paulina
  • The Perfect Gooseys
  • Picking Up the Pieces
  • Playing Madame Mao
  • Pleasantville
  • Pow Wow Highway
  • A Prelude to A Kiss
  • A Price Above Rubles
  • The Price of Milk
  • Prisoner of the Mountains
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Ratcatcher
  • The Realm of Fortune
  • The Red Violin
  • Rito Terminal
  • Rough Magic
  • Roxanne
  • Rushmore
  • Saca Una Foto
  • Santitos
  • The Secret Lives of Dentists
  • The Secret of Roan Inish
  • Shades of Fear
  • Shadows of Our Forgotton Ancestry
  • Simon Magus
  • Simply Irresistible
  • Spirited Away
  • The Summer of Miss Forbes
  • Tales of An Island
  • Tamas and Juli
  • Terra Firma
  • Third Bank of the River
  • Tiempo de Morir
  • Time of the Gypsies
  • Tin Drum
  • Toys
  • The Truman Show
  • Twice Upon A Yesterday
  • Twin Peaks
  • Unstrung Heroes
  • A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
  • Village of Dreams
  • Voices Made Night
  • A Walk In the Clouds
  • The Wall
  • Warm Under the Bridge
  • Waydowntown
  • Whale Rider
  • What Dreams May Come
  • When Father Was Away On Business
  • Where the River Runs Black
  • Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Will It Snow At Christmas?
  • Wind With The Gone (??The Wind Done Gone??)
  • Wings of Desire
  • Woman On Top
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
  • The World According to Garp
  • You're Laughing

 

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The Filmmakers

  • Migual Arteta
  • Don Askarian
  • Carlos Avila
  • Susanne Blier
  • Tim Burton
  • Niko Caro
  • The Coen Brothers
  • Andre Delvaux
  • Holly Angell Hardman
  • Shohei Imamura
  • Jan Jakub Kolski
  • Emir Kusturica
  • Kasi Lemmons
  • Djibril Diop Mambety
  • Mina Shum
  • Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • Boaz Yakin

 

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