Insomnia movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant insomnia movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric and suspense films and TV shows about / with insomnia, sleeping, murder, crimes, obsession, storytelling, female nudity, death, dialogue and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as insomnia: The Machinist (2004), Fight Club (1999), Insomnia (2002), You Shall Not Sleep (2018), The Haunting (1999), No Rest for the Brave (2003), Lucid (2005), Chasing Sleep (2000), Dream for an Insomniac (1996), Cashback (2006).

List of insomnia movies

 7.7
 365K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, insanity, mysterious character, uncover truth, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, obsession, torment, hallucination, paranoia, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, los angeles, usa
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 8.8
 1.9M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, self destructing, nihilism, fighting the system, social decay, insomnia, losing-it hero, insanity, dark humor, life philosophy, loneliness, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 7.2
 281K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, bleak, dark, psychological ...
Plot: police investigation, insomnia, investigator, murder, small town, guilt, gunfight, fbi, investigation, police corruption, police detective, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, los angeles
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You Shall Not Sleep (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina, Uruguay
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In an abandoned psychiatric hospital, a theatre group experiments with insomnia for the preparation of a stage play. With the passage of days without sleep, they reach new thresholds of perception that expose them to the secrets of the place and the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, rough, suspense
Plot: insomnia, experiment, hallucination, aspiring actor, abandoned hospital, stage play, mysterious death, abandoned building, mental institution, violence, cemetery, candle ...
Time: year 1984, year 1975
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 5.0
 73K
The Haunting (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, evil, psychology, ghost, insomnia, delusion, danger, domestic disturbance, supernatural, estate, research, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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No Rest for the Brave (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strange man is involved in a village massacre and drug dealing.
Style: experimental, surreal, humorous, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: insomnia, countryside, gangsters, drug dealer, losing-it hero, love affair, teenage life, dark humor, psychopath, crimes, youth, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.5
 277
Lucid (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thirty-two year old Winnipeger Joel Rothman's personal life falls apart after his wife, Mari, catches him cheating. Following, he can't sleep which affects the parenting of his adolescent daughter Jenny. A therapist, he dismisses the work ...
Style: psychological, neo noir, captivating, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: insomnia, group therapy, doctors and patients, mental illness, losing-it hero, family problems, mystery, unfulfillment, father daughter relationship, post traumatic stress, post traumatic stress disorder, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Chasing Sleep (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: insomnia, missing person, nightmare, professor, police, uncover truth, obsession, crimes, deadly, murder, haunted by the past, pill ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
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 7.1
 84K
Cashback (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.
Style: atmospheric, witty, humorous, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: introspection, breakup, nightshift, art, insomnia, sexual attraction, student, time freeze, painting, romance, stopped time, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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 6.2
 7K
Sleepless (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, scary, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, insomnia, sadism, midget, police investigation, mystery, prostitute, maniac, heart attack, psycho killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, turin italy
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 7.3
 13K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, insomnia, crime, crimes, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, deadly, murder mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
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 5.2
 694
Dead Awake (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An insomniac (Stephen Baldwin) who walks the streets at night witnesses a murder which triggers a strange chain of events.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: murder, insomnia, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, mystery, amateur detective, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.2
 2K
Parasomnia (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laura Baxter is a young woman, literally a "sleeping beauty," who suffers from a medical condition called "parasomnia." A childhood accident victim, she is actually sleeping her life away, awakening briefly on rare occasions. Art ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense ...
Plot: mentally unstable, insomnia, woman in danger, hypnosis, serial killer, supernatural, supernatural ability, sleeping, fall in love, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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No Sleep 'Til Christmas (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lizzie, a high-end event planner, lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh rests peacefully. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy, a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, light, sweet, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, christmas, holiday, male female relationship, looking for love, unlikely couple, fall in love, couples, loose woman, lifestyle change, romance, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary
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Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family relations, iraq war, support group, insomnia, parents and children, patriotism, gulf war, truth, family problems, couple relations, anti war, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship, actor, couple relations, friendship, dull life, housewife, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, yale university
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 6.3
 17K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, introspection, university, college, youth, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, obsession, journalism, roommate, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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 4.9
 326
Luster (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, insomnia, alter ego, murder, split personality, danger, rivalry, violence, businessman, insanity, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Other Side of Sleep (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Netherlands, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Loosely inspired by the director’s own memory of a girl’s disappearance from her village, the film follows Arlene (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young factory worker living alone in a rural Irish community.
Style: surreal, tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, obsession, who done it, crimes, amateur detective, insomnia, small town, paranoia, funeral, corpse, sleepwalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: mystery, obsession, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, anniversary, insomnia, death of son, in the woods, gays and lesbians, rabbit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Super Dark Times (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, nightmare, high school, insomnia, accidental killing, friendship, youth, trap, love triangle, police, neighbor ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1995, year 1996
Place: new york
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 6.2
 42K
Before I Wake (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: About an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, supernatural ability, subconscious, supernatural, nightmare, danger, insomnia, child, monster, little boy, boy, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.9
 511K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: neo noir, captivating, bleak, clever, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, police detective, investigation, partners, murderer, crimes, partners against crime, murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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 5.2
 2K
Awoken (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Karla, a young medical student, is trying to cure her brother, Blake, from a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to treat him, a more sinister reason for his condition is ...
Style: psychological
Plot: cure, terminal illness, illness, nightmare, insomnia, disease, student, medicine, medical, medical student, dreaming, treatment ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
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 6.5
 11K
Into the Night (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.
Style: parody, humorous, sexy, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: chase, airport, adultery, on the run, insomnia, assassin, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, dishonesty, rescue, crimes, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas, mexico
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Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, crime, drug dealer, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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What Time Is It There? (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, death in the family, estrangement, lifestyle, unfulfillment, french, insomnia, drinking, father son relationship, drinking alcohol, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, taipei ...
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 6.7
 25K
Return to Oz (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, finds herself back in the land of her dreams, and makes delightful new friends, and dangerous new enemies.
Style: fairy tale, serious, atmospheric, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: insomnia, mental institution, mirror, princess, adventure, magic, family, culture clash, wizard of oz, parallel world, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 80s, 1890s, 20th century, 19th century, 1900s
Place: kansas, usa
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 6.6
 7K
Neverwas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zach Riley (Aaron Eckhart) is a psychiatrist, who leaves a job at a prestigious university, to take up a job at the privately run mental institution, 'Millwood'. What he doesnt reveal at the time of his appointment is that this was the ...
Style: psychological, serious, fairy tale
Plot: secret, psychiatrist, schizophrenia, novelist, writer's life, mystery, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, reality vs fantasy, father son relationship, insomnia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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