Dreams movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dreams movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out stylized, visually appealing, melancholic, clever, serious and surreal films and TV shows about / with dreams, storytelling, weird, loneliness, dialogue, imagination, mentor, obsession, runaway and transformation plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dreams: Mulholland Drive (2001), Rise of the Guardians (2012), A Christmas Carol (2009), Stardust (2007), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Flashforward (2009), Coraline (2009), The Wind Rises (2013), Take Shelter (2011), Inception (2010).

List of dreams movies

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: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: mystery, lesbian, obsession, strong sexual content, hollywood, hallucination, dreams, lesbianism, lesbian sex, death, cowboy, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: exciting, touching, fairy tale, colourful, serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, belief, childhood, legends and myths, holiday, santa claus, friendship, dreams, christmas ...
Place: new york, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
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A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, exciting, humorous, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, ghost, holiday, redemption, life changing experience, regret, rich and poor, snow, dreams, human nature, greed, disney ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, future
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.6
 247K
Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, captivating, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, fall in love, adventure, magical, imaginary, true love, supernatural ability, pirate, curses spells and rituals, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, loss of friend, imaginary, escape from reality, childhood, magical, loneliness, teenage boy, fantasy world, classmate, social misfits, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.6
 58K
Flashforward (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: When the entire world blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, everyone sees a flash of their own future 6 months from the present. For some, the future is hopeful, while for others, it is unexpected. For a few, it doesn't seem to ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, dreams, foreknowledge, destiny, fbi, supernatural, law enforcement, partners, uncover truth, fate of humanity, coworker, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.7
 188K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, stylized, scary, bleak ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, adventure, family, parents and children, danger, weirdo, alternate reality, neighbor, young heroes, save the day, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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 7.8
 68K
The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: tuberculosis, hopes, world war two, dreams, earthquake, love, follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
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 7.4
 88K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, delusion, nervous breakdown, nightmare, fear, family relations, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
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 8.8
 2.0M
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, virtual reality, teamwork, manipulations, haunted by the past, subconscious, redemption, imagination, sleeping, philosophy, perfect crime ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, tokyo, kenya, japan ...
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, christmas, dark fantasy, holiday, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, skeleton, monster, goth, dreams, nightmare, objects come to life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 8.2
 899K
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, follow your dream, loneliness, family, friendship, dog, journey, friends, unlikely friendships, wilderness, obsessive quest, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, venezuela, mount everest
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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: melancholic, psychological, mind bending, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, deja vu, love and romance, couple relations, love story, power of love, brainwashing, couples, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.0
 616K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, mouse, cooking, rat, cooking and food, food, rise to the top, young man, talking animals, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, 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, atmospheric, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, insanity, degradation, drug use ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 8.7
 398K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, cynical, dark humor, witty, psychological ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, mastermind, hospital, loner, antisocial behavior, doctors and patients, patient, treatment, unconventional method, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.7
 67K
Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, investigation, villain, mental illness, deception, fairy, dreams, scientist, research, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.9
 25K
Medium (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Allison Dubois works in the District Attorney’s office using her natural intuition about people and her ability to communicate with the dead to help to solve crimes. Her dreams often give her clues to the whereabouts of missing people.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: psychic, supernatural ability, investigation, a vision, who done it, family relations, fighting crime, parents and children, crime, crimes, changing the past or future, strong female lead ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
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 8.1
 76K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, art house, psychedelic, intellectual ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, investigation, hallucination, mysterious planet, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
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The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, psychological, sentimental, meditative, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: daydreamer, escape from reality, friendship, new job, dreams, imagination, romance, introspection, love, dancer, imaginary, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
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 8.0
 679K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, hallucination, surrealism, paranoia, mental illness, losing-it hero, rivalry, dark fantasy, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 62K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, love triangle, paranoia, disfigurement, jealousy, nightmare, doctor, memory loss, dreams, mystery, love and romance, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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 8.0
 105K
8? (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, art house, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, midlife crisis, childhood, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, introspection, postmodernism, producer, showbiz, self involved ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, paris france, copenhagen ...
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 7.2
 107K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, male nudity, sexuality, strong sexual content, desire, sexual relations, friends, lovers, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: princess, cinderella story, family, prince, human becomes animal, fall in love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, magical, transformation, imaginary, jazz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
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 8.0
 722K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, time travel, social misfits, supernatural ability, hallucination, society, suburbs, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, time loop, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: usa, virginia, united states
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 7.1
 241K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, lyrical, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, underdog, follow your dream, street gang, music, musician's life, white rapper, urban ghetto life, human spirit, contests and competitions, racial slur, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 8.0
 184K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, gothic, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, pregnancy, mind game, woman in danger, deal with the devil, devil, demonic possession, supernatural, mystery, dreams, housewife ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 18K
Wadjda (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: school, childhood, muslim, family relations, dreams, fighting the system, teachers and students, parents and children, traditional versus modern, gender, everyday life, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.
Style: stylized, comic, exciting, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: twentysomething life, musician, slacker, martial arts, music band, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, romance, dreams, love and romance, postmodernism, rivalry, stylized violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal, montreal quebec
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