Films without a linear structure / narrative

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    Seems to me you'll love TREE OF LIFE. THE FOUNTAIN also comes to mind from what you've described. SMART PEOPLE comes to mind as the best slice of life film I've seen, it has no narrative structure - it's seeing these characters lives in a moment in time and like life ends open-ended which may piss off those who want a clean bow at the end, to me I liked how accurate that was. Some other indie films do this as well.

    As a writer, I love a lot of foreign independent films even though it's early and none come to mind at the moment lol other than I'M GLAD MY MOTHER IS ALIVE (especially if you're looking at disjointed moments from the past, current, and future that weave together). But in the states we have this notion of beginning, middle, end - a,b,c. I've always hated that personally. Overseas, it's more of a slice of life without any of the narrative limitations Hollywood typically has.
     
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    I'd say Waking Life fits that description.
     
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    Anything in the mumblecore might be up your alley...
     
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    Distant Voices, Still Lives
     
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    PULP FICTION and KILL BILL come to mind...
     
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    The Prestige
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
     
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    'Synecdoche New York' seems linear at first. Until you rewatch it and it completely blows your mind the second time.

    Love that movie.
     
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    I guess 500 Days of Summer is to "mainstream", as well. A film's target audience really should not disqualify a film.
     
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    I like mainstream movies. David Lynch movies are usually not that linear.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying. It kind of came off as a hipster saying everything was too mainstream. Makes more sense now.

    You may enjoy, The Jacket.

    Also, I found this list that might help.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nonlinear_narrative_films
     
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    I don't know if you've seen it yet but I'd recommend The Color of Pomegranates (aka Sayat Nova). It's a biography on the life of poet Sayat Nova but in an abstract take as it tell the poet's life from childhood to death like a series of tableau, so it's linear but still if you're interested you should give it a chance since Parajanov's style is quite reminiscent of Tarkovsky's (could be because Ivan's Childhood really unlocked his artistic side) anyway it feels so unique, the combination of art direction, cinematography and music for this is pretty stunning, it's somewhat cryptic but one can't help but marveled the sight of it all.
     
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    Memento
    Roshomon

    Also Reservoir Dogs.

    Quentin Tarantino really likes nonlinear storytelling.
     
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