1. Alice by Jan Svankmajer (1988)
Svankmajer turns Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland into a nightmare experience. In the movie, Alice meets animals who are horrifying and not friendly. These characters find Alice’s curious personality irritating and she is not welcomed at all. The movie consists of live-action, puppetry, and stop motion. It’s a completely different, unique, and dark experience.
2. Hunger by La Faim (1974)
Hunger is an excellent example of gluttonous behavior. It is the first computer-generated animation. The movie answers the question of how much is too much? The greed for cars, food, and lust is never-ending. As the movie develops the protagonist is consumed by his greed for having too much. You can see his character developed into a malicious monster.
3. The Plague Dogs
The movie is an animation of Richard Adam’s book. It’s about two dogs named Snitter and Rowf who are victims of continuous cruelty in an animal research capacity located in England. The story revolves around them trying to escape the laboratory and survive in the wild with the help of Tod the fox. Due to starvation, the two dogs attack some sheep, which in turn gave them the label “man-eating monsters”. This started off a hunt for the dog which led to a greater fear of the dogs carrying bubonic plague.
4. Perfect Blue (1999)
Perfect Blue is about a retired J-Pop (Japanese) singer who becomes an actress. She’s stalked by one of her fans and is haunted by her past.
5. PAPRIKA (2007)
Paprika also is known as Dr. Atsuko Chiba is a scientist and at night a dream detective. Dr. Atsuko Chiba and her colleagues are working on a machine called the DC Mini, which function is to help therapists enter the patients’ dreams. However, it could destroy people’s minds if handled wrongly. Paprika tries to recover the stolen machine before things go wrong.