Oneiric movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant oneiric movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, surreal, atmospheric, psychological and cult film films and TV shows about / with oneiric, surrealism, storytelling, obsession, hallucination, existentialism, murder, death, imagination and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres shot in France, USA, Portugal and other countries.
oneiric movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as oneiric: Inception (2010), L'Immortelle (1963), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Lazare (2020), Mysteries of Lisbon (2010), Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965), The Saragossa Manuscript (1965), Mulholland Drive (2001).

List of oneiric 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, mind bending, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, teamwork, life philosophy, manipulations, haunted by the past, existentialism, perfect crime, fictional reality ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, new york, tokyo ...
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L'Immortelle (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A sad man meets a beautiful, secretive woman who may or may not be involved in some conspiracy ring dealing in kidnapped women used as prostitutes. After several days of their sadly passionate relationship she disappears. The sad man is unable to ...
Style: psychological, offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, oneiric, power relations, new wave, love affair, love and romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, mystery, femme fatale, driving, surrealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: middle east, istanbul turkey, turkey
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Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surprise ending, bleak, twist ending, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, haunted by the past, delusion, mind game, dealing with death, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Lazare (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A team of French-Brazilian actors goes to Bucharest in Romania to shoot a film at a lower cost. But the Romanian technical team secretly shoot their own film.
Style: avant garde, psychotronic, stylized, contemplative, cult film
Plot: paranoia, conspiracy, backstage, filmmaking, schizophrenia, ambitious man, hitman, female protagonist, lgbt, bisexual, producer, hallucination ...
Place: europe, romania
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 272 min.
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: intrigue, forbidden love, aristocracy, heir heiress, orphan, love and romance, self discovery, love affair, vengeance, society, dishonesty, storytelling ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal, europe, spain, france ...
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Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, human nature, introspection, couple relations, romance, gays and lesbians, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1900s, 1910s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, tokyo
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Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, gothic, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, island, diary, surrealism, artist, insanity, voyeurism, insomnia, castle, nightmare, mental illness, swedish ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe
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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months; finally he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna. She wants children but his mind ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, realistic, epic ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, family feud, wizards and magicians, couple relations, romance, adventure, couples, rivalry, forbidden love, legends and myths, true love, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ukraine, europe
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The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Poland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, contemplative, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, devious, escapades, obsessive quest, heroes, mind game, soldier, adventure, supernatural, mountain, polish, fictional reality ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: spain, europe, poland, tokyo, japan ...
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, neo noir, surreal ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, hallucination, surrealism, obsession, lesbianism, dreams, strong sexual content, alternate reality, hollywood, lesbian sex, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: thought provoking, stylized, based on true events, realistic, serious ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, sexual relations, ambition, lifestyle, against the rules, society, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1918, turn of the century, year 1900
Place: austria, paris france, europe, france, vienna
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Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, actress, danger, seance, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, lifestyle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, usa, europe ...
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Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, avant garde, art house, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, cult, insanity, nightmare, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Veronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Veronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: singer, self discovery, music, romance, lookalikes, polish, encounter, false identity, french, young woman, double life, puppet ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france
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3 Women (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: desert, suicide attempt, womanizer, coma, painting, shooting range, pregnant woman, artist, free spirited, couples, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas
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Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: twist ending, psychological, bleak, tense, surreal ...
Plot: symbolism, mystery, paranoia, actor, obsession, mental illness, professor, delusion, mysterious character, disorder, life turned upside down, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Manuel on the Island of Wonders (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 152 min.
TV show
Story: Manuel is a young boy who travels from long ago to the present and then to the future.
Plot: childhood, child's point of view, sailor, island, boy hero, jewel, game, oneiric, wonderland, parallel world, jewelry, time loop ...
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The Heart of the Night (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young deaf-mute who lives and has intercourse with a blind man much older than she, inevitably attracts a shy driving instructor a strange, hallucinatory underworld, populated by those beings whose mutilation, impaired physical differences, have ...
Style: cult film, neo noir
Plot: erotic thriller, female full frontal nudity, deafness, male nudity, nightmare, knife wound, older man younger woman relationship, cane, female nudity, conspiracy, deaf, desire ...
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La recta provincia (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile
Duration: 160 min.
TV show
Story: This was a man. He lived with his mother. He cared a manor house in the countryside of Chile. One day the man found a bone in the garden. The bone was bored. That was a bone flute. The man with the flute music play. And music song became. The voice ...
Style: folk tale
Plot: night, surrealism, burial, devil, death, candle, bone, myth, legend, shadow, folklore, listening to a radio ...
Place: chile
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Angel Dust (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to help the police solve an ongoing case of female-centric serial murder in the local subway system. Her investigation leads to her former mentor and lover, who becomes the prime suspect in the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, rivalry, serial killer, murder, manipulation, hotel bar, mind game, unlikely criminals, manipulations, amateur detective, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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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, stylized, surreal, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: existentialism, philosophy, lifestyle, bohemian life, human nature, imaginary, daydreamer, computer animation, nightmare, satire, reincarnation, life after death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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City of Pirates (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities.
Style: surreal, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, macabre
Plot: surrealism, island, evil child, irrational behavior, killer child, boy, little boy, murder, sleepwalking, seance, perversity, dream ...
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Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this classically surreal fantasy, a sailor, known for telling tales, sees a student killing his teacher and decides to spin a few yarns for him. He tells the boy of his many adventures in exotic South American ports where he visited opium dens ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: ship, ocean, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, legends and myths, murder, parallel world, listener, ocean or sea, ghost, crimes, escapades ...
Time: year 1958
Place: chile, singapore, warsaw poland
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Shattered Image (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Confusing realities surface in this paranoid film dealing with the fragile nature of a young woman (Anne Parillaud) recovering from rape and an apparent attempted suicide. In one reality, she is a killer destroyer of men. In another she is the new ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, hitman, mental illness, memory loss, wizards and magicians, mystery, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, seattle washington, seattle
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: stylized, psychological, meditative, melancholic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, valentine's day, girls' boarding school, unsolved mystery, mystery, coming of age, private school, wilderness, boarding school life, disappearance, suicide, tragedy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: australia, south australia
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Dark at Noon (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this mystical comedy, Felicien has traveled to Portugal from France soon after the end of the First World War. It seems that his recently deceased father had invested a lot of money in a factory located in a remote village, and he has come to ...
Style: allegory
Plot: marquis, ghost, buried alive, virgin mary, crutches, oneiric, village, surrealism, priest, death of father, leg brace, body swapping ...
Time: year 1918
Place: paris france, portugal
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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: futuristic, cult film, thought provoking, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, surveillance, hallucination, dark humor, satire, mistaken identity, chase, alternate reality, paranoia, dystopic future, giant ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brazil
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Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, romance, haunted by the past, new wave, love affair, destiny, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
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Night Across the Street (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: aging, haunted by the past, elderly, introspection, boarding house, surrealism, tragic event, childhood memory, memory, love, money, death ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
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Love Torn in a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Portugal, Chile
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Raul Ruiz's Love Torn in a Dream is introduced with a fake newsreel, taking place in postwar France, in which the cast of the film meet with the producer, who explains the film's complex weave of nine narratives. A diagram in which each ...
Style: semi serious, enigmatic, baroque, offbeat, humorous
Plot: parallel world, dangerous attraction, riddles and clues, supernatural, danger, community, ghost, painting, imaginary, couples, sword, mirror ...
Place: canada, france, new york
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