Dream Movies

List of the best movies about dreams, selected by visitors to our site: Take Shelter, Imaginaerum, Dreamscape, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Before I Wake, The Unborn, Vanilla Sky, Inception, Mara, Just Another Dream.

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersSerial killers, Thieves, Jews, Losers, Orphans
PlotSurvival, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Mental disorders
PlaceGhetto, Forest, Ireland
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, drama, musical, adventure
CountryCanada, Finland
CharactersDogs, Soldier, Poets, Pianists, Orphans
PlotMagic, Cars, Music, Money, Weapon
PlaceAircraft, Metro, Hospitals, Railway, Night Clubs
StylePsychological problems, Serious

Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the memory of his daughter are a blur in his fragile mind. All he has left is the imagination of a ten year old boy. As he drifts away into coma, it seems impossible to get back what he has lost. Or is it?

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CharactersMonsters, Heroes, Clairvoyants
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Political, Chase, Telekinesis
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, drama, crime, detective
CharactersTeens, Serial killers
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Dreams
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTwisted plot, Heavy, Disturbing

The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this twisted killer.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CharactersMonsters, Family, Orphans, Parents
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Cancer, Ghosts, Adoption
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

About an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CharactersDogs, Terrorists, Twins
PlotSurvival, Basketball, Death, Supernatural, Life after death
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA, Spain
CharactersPsychologists, Friends
PlotLove, Puzzles, Virtual Reality, Obsession, Loneliness
PlaceParty, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Tense, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

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.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDemons, Psychologists, Clairvoyants
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Dreams, Fear
StyleTense, Creepy, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, drama

When a fateful injury sparks an ordinary girl to have foretelling dreams, she is forced into a race against time to save her family and prove her sanity.... or is it JUST ANOTHER DREAM?

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, action
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Monsters, Serial killers, Killers
PlotDeath, Supernatural
PlaceSummer camp, USA, Small cities
StyleTense, Serious

Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
StyleFor children

Vam i ne snilos... A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates uneasiness in both of them. Also because of that, the boy's mother is very jealous and tries to separate them. The only person that tries to help them is their teacher who has relationship problems of her own.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryArgentina, Spain, France
PlotRobbery, Treason, Hunting
StyleSmart, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotSupernatural, Fear, Dreams
PlaceSmall cities
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

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...

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryIsrael, Spain, France, Italy
PlotLove, Travel, Virtual Reality, Love triangle, Jealousy
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersDoctors, Students, Psychologists, Blind, Psychiatrists
PlotTravel, Obsession, Death, Mental disorders, Depression
PlaceParallel worlds, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 5.9

High school student Sarah is at her lowest point when she runs away from home and finds herself with no one to rely on and struggling with recurring nightmares. She chances upon a university sleep study that offers the promise of safety and money, and which also brings her an unexpected friend and confidant in the overseeing scientist Jeremy. But there’s something curious about proceedings, and being under observation seems to make Sarah’s disturbing dreams even worse. As the darkness begins to close in, it’s soon clear that Sarah has unknowingly become the conduit to a horrifying new discovery…

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryJapan, USA
PlotApocalypse, Dreams

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

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, fantasy, detective
CountrySpain, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, France
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Samuel Salomon, a literature professor, has been off work for almost a year after the tragic death of his girlfriend. Samuel has been suffering from a recurring nightmare in which a woman is brutally murdered in a strange ritual. Suddenly, the same woman who appears every night in his dreams is found dead in exactly the same circumstances. Samuel sneaks into the crime scene and there he meets Rachel who has also dreamed about the murder. Together, they will do whatever they can to discover the identity of the mystery woman, entering a terrifying world controlled by the figures who have inspired artists throughout time: the Muses.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, India, United Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Dragons, Childrens, Cannibals, Giants
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Friendship, Fate, Justice
PlaceParis, England, France, Metro, London
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Beautiful landscapes

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime

Two men, to lives, a fateful encounter: Hagen suffers from irregular phases of sleep in which he cannot decide between dream and reality. When his frustrated wife cheats on him with the small-time criminal Niko a series of disturbing events is set in motion and the lives of both men will never be the same.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
PlotTravel, Superpowers, Obsession, Supernatural, Life after death
StyleTense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, drama
PlotObsession, Mental disorders
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past on a windy island. Between midnight and dawn, he tells his wife about his most painful memories.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
CharactersStreet children
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Dreams
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic

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

Markimdb: 3.2
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Foka hasn't turned seven yet. He lives with his parents and a teenage sister in a big country house. What is the universe of a child familiar only with the backyard of his own house in the Outer Moscow boroughs with no friends there? How the fragile world of a little boy will be affected by the complicated life of the elder teenage sister? Every night the boy is visited by a mysterious guest coming down from sister's gothic posters. The exciting conversations with the guest help Foka to understand the daily reality of his life - the parent's quarrels, the elder sister's hysterics, his first successes and failures in school. In this world of visions and adventures the boy will go through his growing up period. But where is the borderline between the world of night dreams and reality?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family
CharactersWitch, Family, Friends, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersVampire, Indians, Cannibals, Gypsies, Psychics
PlotAbduction, Superpowers, Loneliness, Death, Supernatural
PlaceTrains, Labyrinths, Beach, Hotels
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Gothic, Serious, For men

A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off of people like them in order to remain immortal. Doctor Sleep is a sequel to Stephen King's 1977 novel "The Shining". Doctor Sleep is set several decades after the events of the first "Shining".

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon
PlotDancing, Body exchange, Death, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceParallel worlds

After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on the real world, Stu has to find a way to stop him before his sister pulls the plug on reality forever!

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Italy, USA
CharactersHorses, Pianists, Artists
PlotLove, Friendship, Dreams
PlaceParis, Party, France, Mexico
StyleRomantic, To cry

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

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryUSA, Botswana
CharactersCrocodiles, Lions, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Fight, Loneliness, Death
PlaceJungle, Islands, Nature, Africa
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

In Botswana's Okavango Delta, an ostracized lioness and her two cubs must fight alone to survive - overcoming all manner of hazards. Their only defense is to escape to Duba Island -- and with that, an unknown future. The setting for this epic tale is one of the last regions where lions can live in the wild. Faced with dwindling land and increasing pressure from hunting, lions - like our lone lioness and her cubs - are approaching the brink of extinction.