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Waking Life (2001)


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Seconds (1966)
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In drug-influenced dreams and hallucinations, he imagines seeing Jesus (Donald Sutherland) preparing to take soldiers on a train for their date with death. He sees himself as a freak in a sideshow run by his father and mother. He hears an oration on progress from a man played by Trumbo himself. He sees Kareen in a garden strewn with Greek sculptures telling him she had to marry someone else when he didn’t return from the front.
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Inception (2010)
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Knife-hands tugs Depp’s telly-watching teen dreamboat Glen inside his bed. Teen-Depp’s mattress spurts like a geyser!
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Naomi Watts’ Betty fantasizes about foxy brunettes, taking control of auditions, Edith Head costume designs and living the Hollywood high-life.
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The Dude's trippy Busby Berkeley fantasy features Saddam serving bowling shoes, Julianne Moore in Viking gear, scissor-wielding nihilists and genitalian ball/pin imagery.
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Connor silently observes herself tending to young son John in a playground, when Skynet begins the war that distinguishes humanity.
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Office Space (1999)

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Ageing Professor Isak dreams of handless clocks, deserted streets, freaky-faced men, horse-drawn carriages crashing and coffins with his own corpse inside.
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Sherlock, Jr. (1924)


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The Mirror (1975)
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Stalker (1979)
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Trainspotting (1996)


Former junkie Renton attempts to go cold turkey under lock and key of his parents, the fever dreams begin to kick in, and the hallucinations get more and more intense.
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The Fly (1986)


Ronnie dreams of giving birth, with Biggins-spectacled Cronenberg as the gynaecologist. Out pops a wriggly larvae thing.
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Lester Burnham daydreams about a 16-year-old who lactates petals, plants rose-petal kisses and washes in a bath of roses.
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Wolf-scarred David Kessler dreams of a happy evening disturbed by throat-slashing Nazi werewolves.
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Blade Runner (1982)


Harrison Ford’s Deckard conks out on his piano and dreams of a unicorn cantering through a misty, magical forest.
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Dumbo (1941)


Little big ears gets accidentally tipsy and dreams of shape-shifting psyche-delephants, reproducing, playing trunks as trumpets and the like.
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Spellbound (1945)


Troubled psychiatrist Dr Edwardes (Gregory Peck) dreams of big eyes, bloody great scissors, posh gambling dens, broken wheels, rooftops and vertiginous tumbles.
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Brazil (1985)
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(1963)


Caught in a car-jam, Marcello Mastroianni’s Guido dreams of entrapment, escape, flying like a kite and being tugged back down to earth.
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Kumar's daydream when he imagines life with the big bag of weed.
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A dream sequence is a technique used in storytelling, particularly in television and film, to set apart a brief interlude from the main story. The interlude may consist of a flashback, a flashforward, a fantasy, a vision, a dream, or some other element. Commonly, dream sequences appear in many films to shed light on the psychical process of the dreaming character. For instance in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, the purpose of Pee Wee's dreams is to inform the audience of his anxieties and fears after losing his bike. Other times major action takes place in dreams, allowing the filmmaker to explore infinite possibilities, as Michel Gondry demonstrates in The Science of Sleep.

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Posted: 7 years, 5 months ago at Jun 5 20:23
Great initiative, love this list! :)
Posted: 7 years, 5 months ago at Jun 6 15:40
James and the Giant Peach's dream sequence left me wondering how many drugs the director of a children's movie can take before even the children begin to notice. Definitely recommend it! Good idea for a list!
Posted: 7 years, 5 months ago at Jun 6 20:30
What about Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind? The scenes in Joel's mind looks very much like a lucid dream...
By the way, great idea for a list. Love it too! :)
Posted: 7 years, 5 months ago at Jun 8 21:12
Would Dark City also qualify for this list
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Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 14 0:35
inception, main character cobb has a couple dreams in it
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 14 2:19
I thought Inception would be near the top of this list or at least the inspiration for it. Other good ones are The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Johnny Got His Gun (1971) and maybe even Total Recall (1990).
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 14 11:35
Made this before Inception came out I think. Haven't updated it since. I shall add some of you suggestions.
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 14 17:45
Perfeita lista!
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 15 23:13
Great list BadSmile although in "Los olvidados" the dream of Pedro with his mother even more important too. Another dream very well told in a film of Buñuel: "El ángel exterminador".
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 15 23:19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nQlLKW9LYs
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Dec 15 23:25
Haven't seen Los Olvidados, so I dont know whats better etc. I shall add the one you suggested. A movie I actually seen, long time ago tho. Thanks.
Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Jan 9 16:17
wow impressive list :D
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 1 0:44
Excellent idea! :D Btw, at least Aragorn's dreams about Arwen are important for story in LotR trilogy :)
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 1 12:00
You left out Open Your Eyes, it's 10x better than Vanilla Sky
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 6 19:31
You should add "Mr. Nobody"
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Mar 11 18:46
great list
sugestion: "Shutter Island"
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Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Mar 26 11:22
romey and michelles high school reunion....great list ye
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Mar 26 13:56
Updated with bigger pics and gifs.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Apr 6 20:46
Nice list! ... I suggest you to add ' The Artist ' dream scene ... very original! :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cefDB0WR25Q
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Apr 6 21:20
And so I shall.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Apr 7 4:37
Dreams are great subject matter for movies. Great list.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at May 23 15:58
how can a list about films with dreams miss...The Wizard Of Oz and Dreamscape
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jun 11 16:59
Last night i saw the argentinian movie "Obras maestras del terror". It contains a brief but well done and interesting sequence of a nightmare...
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Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Sep 23 11:03
You should cancel Blade Runner's entry. Deckard isn't dreaming (HE ISN'T ASLEEP) he's recalling a memory which due to its fantastical content, is probably implanted.
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Jan 8 0:02
very good collection! many of the movies are also included on the mindfucking movie list on [Link removed - login to see]">mf-movies.com! ;)
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jul 19 19:49
you should add the dream sequence from Michael Haneke's "Amour", it's one of the most accurate/scariest depictions of a nightmare i've seen in a movie.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jul 19 20:00
There is also a major dream sequence in Oklahoma!
Posted: 4 years ago at Nov 10 7:30
Asian anthology - Ten Nights Of Dreams
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