1. City of Lost Children (La Cité des Enfants Perdus) (1995). If you aren't familiar with the work of Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Jenuet did Amélie), this is most certainly worth looking into. A dark twisted fantasy about a mad scientist who kidnaps children to steal their dreams.
2. Metropolis (1927), Fritz Lang. A dystopian classic with positively ominous cinematography.
3. Delicatessen (1991). Another visual feast by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. A surrealist black comedy about a landlord who cooks cannibalistic meals for his tenants.
4. Marie Antoinette (2006). Sofia Coppola. A silky, pastel-colored, cake filled vision inspired by a royal figure's luxurious lifestyle and beautiful possessions.
5. Brazil (1985). Terry Gilliam. A surrealist comedy based on Orwell's 1984. If for nothing else, watch it for Ida Lowry's Schiaparelli-inspired shoe hat.
6. Un Chien Andalou (1929). Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali. Dali's surrealism in motion.
7. The Age of Innoncence (1993). Martin Scorsese. Golden-age decadence.
8. The Addams Family (1991). Barry Sonnenfeld. Nominated for best costume design, watch it for the set.