Dream movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dream movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, weird, atmospheric, clever, visually appealing and cult film films and TV shows about / with dream, life philosophy, friendship, storytelling, teenager, dreams, mentor, dialogue, nightmare and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
dream movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dream: Inception (2010), Life in a Year (2020), Knight's & Magic (2017), When Marnie Was There (2014), Yuri!!! on Ice (2016), Dreamscape (1984), The BFG (2016), Inside Out (2015), Waking Life (2001), Vanilla Sky (2001).

List of dream movies

Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory, alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, dream, fictional reality, teamwork, mind control, architecture, existentialism, imagination, lucid dream ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, new york, tokyo ...
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Life in a Year (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A 17 year old finds out that his girlfriend is dying, so he sets out to give her an entire life, in the last year she has left.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, clever
Plot: teenager, cancer, terminal illness, couple relations, loneliness, dream, promise, life, adolescence, romantic friendship, life philosophy, dying ...
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Knight's & Magic (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A mecha otaku is reincarnated into another world as Ernesti Echevarria, also known as Eru. In this world, huge humanoid weapons known as Silhouette Knights exist. Dreaming of piloting those robots, Eru and his friends, Archid Olter and Adeltrud ...
Style: mecha, clever, captivating, feel good, funny ...
Plot: adventure, dream, friends, giant robots, parallel world, robot vs. robot, robot, battles, dream world, technology, creativity, monster ...
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When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: friendship, self discovery, childhood, dream, loneliness, countryside, adolescence, teenage life, imaginary friend, magic realism, twists and turns, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, hokkaido, asia, england
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Yuri!!! on Ice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Yūri Katsuki carried all of Japan's hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, yaoi, humorous ...
Plot: training, russian, rivalry, friendship, figure skating, dream, rise to the top, teenager, coach, skating, sport, gay ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, romantic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: memory, amnesia, love, surrealism, memory loss, loneliness, introspection, love story, alternate reality, borderline personality disorder, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Dreamscape (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in ...
Style: surreal, psychological, surprise ending, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: dream, psychic, conspiracy, nightmare, lucid dream, assassin, nuclear holocaust, train, scientist, monster, surrealism, megalomaniac ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington d.c., illinois
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The BFG (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: fairy tale, colourful, entertaining, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: magic, giant, imagination, family, friendship, adventure, childhood, dream, fantasy world, little girl, orphan, queen ...
Place: england, london
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Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: inspirational, touching, emotional, colourful, motivational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: memory, disney, imaginary friend, joy, family, creativity, childhood, parents and children, adventure, disgust, life philosophy, subconscious ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, contemporary
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
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Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, surreal, stylized, psychedelic ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, surrealism, dream, alternate reality, lucid dream, life philosophy, imagination, lifestyle, trippy, bohemian life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: First comes marriage, then comes an earthbound love that is out of this world! From the day his parents named him, Nasa Yuzaki has been destined for outer space...or so he believes. But while trying to join the space program, he is thrown for a ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, poignant, touching
Plot: romance, marriage, love and romance, dream, memory, encounter, teenage girl, love, slice of life, looking for love, teenage boy, hopes ...
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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, surreal, philosophical, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surrealism, hallucination, virtual reality, mind game, love, disfigurement, obsession, tragic love, lost love, alternate reality, love and romance, psychology ...
Time: future, 22nd century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, surveillance, cyberpunk, dream, christmas, bureaucracy, surrealism, twists and turns, dystopic future, mistaken identity, wrongful arrest ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, brazil, london, britain, europe
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, disturbing, depressing, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: addiction, heroin, drugs, drug addiction, insanity, junkie, hallucination, drug abuse, mental illness, loneliness, degradation, drug addict ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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The Polar Express (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Style: feel good, 3d animation, stylized, touching, christmas special ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, magic, adventure, dream, railway, train, family, snow, winter, life philosophy, good versus evil ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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New York Minute (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Top student Jane Ryan heads to Manhattan for a college-scholarship competition. Her rebellious twin Roxy Ryan goes along to crash a video shoot. But anything can happen - and does - in a romp involving a pursuing truant officer, a smuggler, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sweet, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, pre-teens
Plot: twins, teenager, youth, siblings relations, dream, friendship, romance, multiple storylines, high school, happy ending, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa, oxford university
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Clouds (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Young musician Zach Sobiech discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, compassionate, romantic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, cancer, terminal illness, star crossed lovers, dying, dealing with death, follow your dream, teenage love, dream, destiny, hopes, love and romance ...
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Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.
Style: sincere, disturbing, psychological, feminist film, thought provoking ...
Plot: weight loss, escapades, running, friends, dream, marathon, transformation, female protagonist, sport, society, direction and purpose, runner ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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The Billionaire (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The Billionaire tells the story of Aitthipat Kulapongvanich and how he, at the age of nineteen, dropped out from university to launch a packaged fried seaweed business that is now Taokaenoi Food & Marketing and became one of Thailand's ...
Style: realistic, captivating, inspirational, motivational, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: entrepreneur, rise to the top, teenage protagonist, dream, coping, business, get rich quick scheme, rags to riches, success, billionaire, direction and purpose, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand
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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A spunky female weightlifter and free-spirited male swimmer meet on campus, only to find out their pasts may be intertwined.
Style: dorama, touching, romantic, sweet, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, weightlifting, college, childhood friend, teen romance, romance, friends, sport, direction and purpose, teenage life, adolescence, follow your dream ...
Place: korea
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Peace! Friendship! Chewing gum! (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1993. 14-year-old Alex Ryabinin lives a normal teenage life - looking for adventure, trying to protect himself from hooligans, does not want learn music, does not know how to meet girls and which adults to follow as an example. On the ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, friends, teenager, gang, family, adolescence, crime boss, dream, love, family values, parents and children, rival gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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Navillera (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age drama about a 23-year-old ballerino and an old man who begins ballet at the age of 70.
Style: psychological, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Plot: dream, friendship, young man, slice of life, old man, coping, dancer, elderly man, direction and purpose, dancing, ambition, ballet ...
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Passion of Mind (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When Marie, a widow in Provence with two daughters, locks her bedroom door and goes to sleep, she dreams about Marty, a literary agent in Manhattan who dreams equally vividly about Marie. The women look alike. Marie meets William who begins to court ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, philosophical, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: double life, twists and turns, widow, dream, romance, dreams, alternate reality, unfulfillment, mystery, single parent, psychology, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new york, new jersey, france, paris france, provence ...
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, nightmare, murder, serial killer, teenager, nightmare comes true, high school, sleep deprivation, fear, monster, dream, supernatural horror ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
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Kaboom (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Smith, a typical young college student who likes partying and engaging in acts of random sex and debauchery, has been having some interesting dreams revolving around two gorgeous women -- and is shocked when he meets the dream girls in real life. ...
Style: sexy, mind bending, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual perversion, lesbian, college, bisexuality, guru, dream, conspiracy, fantasy becomes reality, gay, lgbt, college life, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, southern california
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Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: meditative, surreal, cerebral, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, philosophy, immortality, love, afterlife, circus, mortality, german, dream, library, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, west germany
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Malignant (2021)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When cancer patient Alan Gates discovers that his tumor is actually a mysterious parasite that gives him otherworldly powers, he begins a battle against an army buried beneath society's skin. The movie is based on james wans comic of the same ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspense, tense, neo noir ...
Audience: date night
Plot: monster, serial killer, one against many, murder, violence, imaginary friend, body horror, kidnapping, supernatural power, sister sister relationship, hospital, dream ...
Time: 21st century, year 1993, year 1994, year 1985, year 1992 ...
Place: seattle, usa, washington state
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Man Down (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A haunted Afghanistan war veteran attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.
Style: suspense, rough, bleak, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: illusion, alternate reality, delusion, dream, mental illness, friendship, paranoia, husband wife relationship, military, mission, tragic event, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: death, murder, nightmare, nightmare comes true, monster, serial killer, torture, dream, youth, serial murder, brutality, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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The Company of Wolves (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, surreal, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, supernatural, surrealism, grandmother, legends and myths, woman in danger, dream, wolf, medieval, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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