What are the best movies about dreams?

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    Inception is a sci-fi film by Warner Bros. Pictures. Released in 2010, Inception was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a thief who infiltrates the subconscious of sleeping minds to steal secrets in exchange for his freedom.


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    Raymond Weaver
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Oh man, this movie blew my mind! There was so much hype when this first came out and it was really for good reason. It was amazing and it was a unique movie that really gave us a new perspective on dreams and dreaming. I don't want to spoil the movie so just watch it if you haven't already!"
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    #2Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    Spirited Away is a Japanese movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of yokai and the spirit world and mythology of Japan. Chihiro and her parents are traveling to their new home when they enter a magical world.


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    Jeffrey Hamilton
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I really enjoy Studio Ghibli films and having watched all of them that had already been released, I honestly think that this may be the best one. I like being able to make my nieces and nephews watch movies that have real substance and lessons in them, and I think this is amazing for that. The whole dreaming concept is really appealing to kids and even adults like myself, and I think this is a really great addition to this list. "
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    #3The Matrix

    The Matrix

    The Matrix is a sci-fi action movie written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. It was released in 1999 and was the first installment in The Matrix film series. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss.


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    Dorothy Estrada
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Ahh an old-school movie that is really still great now. Even if the effects are kind of old now, the whole concept behind the movie (including the dream sequences) is still really amazing to me. No other movie like this comes close to The Matrix! Plus, Keanu Reeves is super hott here! I love it!"
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    #4Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive is a suspense and mystery drama directed by David Lynch. It was released in 2001 and starred Naomi Watts and Laura Harring. It is about an aspiring actress who found herself mired in a startling conspiracy.


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    Patrick Gutierrez
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "This is one of those movies that has received a lot of good reviews from critics, particularly in the way the director David Lynch made the seemingly simple movie seem like an entire dream sequence. As a movie buff and film fan myself, I love watching movies that are really creative and artsy in its storytelling. This is a sublime example of that and I have probably watched it at least ten times just to appreciate the pure art that was put into this. Just fantastic."
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    Paprika is an animated, drama, fantasy, and crime movie directed by Satoshi Kon. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Yasutaka Tsutsui. It follows the story of a young female therapist Paprika.

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    Stephen Stone
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "This was such a weird movie but I loved it. Great for anyone interested in dreams."
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    #6Total Recall

    Total Recall

    Total Recall is a 1990 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, and Ronny Cox. It is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale". 


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    Jeffrey Hayes
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I remember watching the trailer for this movie and I was so excited to watch it! The whole dreaming-reality thing was very "in" during that time and I was super pumped to see it at the cinemas. Turns out the movie was pretty good but did not really live up to my personal expectations. I thought it was pretty predictable, honestly. But it was still an okay movie overall."
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    #7Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a romantic sci-fi movie by Michel Gondry about a young couple who has a falling out who then decide to have each other deleted from their memories via a medical procedure. It stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.


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    Marisol Hurtado
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "This movie has scenes where the guy basically dreams about his memories of his girlfriend and the course of their relationship. It's a really interesting choice for this list since what happened in the film was not technically a dream, but it still comes very close to that, I think. I still like how the movie panned out and I enjoy watching it with my partner. :)"
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    Spellbound is a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1945. Dr. Constance Peterson is a dedicated psychiatrist who puts all her passion into work until she falls in love with Dr. Edwardes, who may be a murderer. 


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    Pamela Scott
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "This movie is old and I remember my mother loving watching her copy of this in repeat when I was younger. I have watched this several times as a child and now that I am an adult, I really appreciate the movie even more. Some people may find it boring but I think the main appeal here is the dream factor that makes it really stand out from all the 1940s movies. I may be biased but this is a true classic that I'm sure I will recommend to more people. "


Best What are the best movies about dreams
1InceptionMovies 16 Paid
2Spirited AwayMovies 12 Paid
3The MatrixMovies 11 Paid
4Mulholland DriveMovies 8 Paid
5PaprikaMovies 7 Paid
6Total RecallMovies 5 Paid
7Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindMovies 2 Paid
8SpellboundMovies 1 Paid

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