Dream Movies

List of the best movies about dreams, selected by visitors to our site: Inception, Take Shelter, Dreamscape, Stay, Vanilla Sky, Dreams, The Aura, Open Your Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Flatliners.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Inception (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Take Shelter (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Dreamscape (1984)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in their sleep from a heart attack, Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams.

Stay (2005)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to contradict fact, Sam spirals into an unstable mental state. Then he finds a clue as to how and when Henry may try to kill himself, and races to try to stop him.

Vanilla Sky (2001)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:10

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

Dreams (1990)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:59

A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

The Aura (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryArgentina, Spain, France

In neo-noir fashion El Aura narrates in the first person the hallucinating voyage of Espinoza, a quiet, cynical taxidermist, who suffers epilepsy attacks, and is obsessed with committing the perfect crime.

Open Your Eyes (1997)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryIsrael
Duration01:57

A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp), must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Flatliners (1990)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life.

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Duration01:41

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

8½ (1963)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:18

With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.

Prince of Darkness (1987)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Italy, Spain
Duration01:42

In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.

Total Recall (1990)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, Germany, USA
Duration01:53

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

Brazil (1985)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

The Science of Sleep (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Italy, USA
Duration01:45

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Reality (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Belgium, USA
Duration01:35

A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.

Waking Life (2001)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

Spellbound (1945)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man's murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.

Un chien andalou (1929)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, short
CountryFrance
Duration00:17

Un Chien Andalou is a classic European avant-garde surrealist film from the cooperation of director Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. The film changed the way people made movies. Most famous is the scene of a woman’s eye being cut with a knife.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:39

After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

The City of Lost Children (1995)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration01:52

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

The Sandman (2017)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror
CountryUSA

A monster from a little girl's nightmares comes to life and attacks anyone who would harm her.

Mara (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:15

Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again.

Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, cartoon
CountryUSA

This All Hallows’ Eve, Nightmare is bent on conquering our waking world by crossing through the Dream Dimension, and converting each dreamer into a monster. Can Dr. Strange, Hulk and the Howling Commandos hold the line and put an end to his nefarious scheme?

Proxy: A Slender Man Story (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:09

Vince sees things he shouldn't.

The Shadow Effect (2017)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

A young man's life is turned upside down when his violent dreams begin to blend with reality.

Kid's Story (2003)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, cartoon, short, anime
CountryUSA
Duration00:10

A high school student is haunted by thoughts of "The Matrix" and a person named "Neo". Part of the Animatrix collection of animated shorts set in the Matrix universe.




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