Best Movies About Dreams And Dream Worlds
When we sleep, our unconscious minds create images and stories and we drift to whole new galaxies of endless possibilities through dreams. Dreams are a part of our lives and feel very real when we’re in them. We only realize we’re dreaming when we wake up.
Movie producers have come up with a brilliant way to harness their creativity by creating movies about dreams and dream worlds. Listed below are the best dream movies that exist to date.
This has got to be one of the greatest dream movies of all time. Watching inception requires a delicate level of focus as the plot of the movie involves dreams within dreams that all align at the end.
Starring the celebrated thespian Leonardo Decaprio, the movie is based on the idea of stealing people’s dreams through carefully orchestrated plans. It also introduces the idea of sharing dreams and all the wonderful things possible in dreams that aren’t possible in real life.
A Nightmare On Elm Street
First released in 1984, this movie is considered to be one of the greatest horror films ever made.
Four teenagers living on the same street in the movie are tormented by the vengeful ghost of a burnt killer wearing a glove of blades. They are haunted and killed in their dreams when asleep and later killed in real life. They try to stay awake to keep the boogie man at bay but the flesh is weak.
What Dreams May Come
This movie starring the late Robin Williams is one of the most uplifting dream movies on this list. It doesn’t kick off with the greatest start as his character dies in a car accident.
In a twisted turn of events, he makes it to the afterlife where he can do anything and everything is rosy. If heaven is real then the producers of this movie came really close to recreating it.
The Matrix (1999)
This action-packed blockbuster movie is centered around the idea that the world as we know it is just a facade to manipulate humans while evil things go on. According to the movie, the workings of the world go beyond what we can see with our naked eyes. The main character discovers this and embarks on a journey to save humanity.
The Wizard Of Oz
In this surreal movie, the main character Tabitha and her dog Toto are swept away by the thunderous power of a tornado. They are trapped in the house as it floats to a faraway land filled with mystical beings. Her attempt to find her way back home to Kansas inevitably earns her some friends along the way willing to help.
The Invisible (2007)
A young man’s everyday reality is turned into a dream after he is attacked and left for dead. He surprisingly isn’t dead yet but has very little time left to piece together the puzzle of his death. He does all this in a limbo state where no one can see or hear him. He is in the mercy of his attackers to guide the police to his slowly fading body before its too late.
What is real and what is the dream? That’s the dilemma the main character in this film is constantly faced with. His future self got a memory implanted in his brain thanks to advanced technology and now can’t tell what’s real and what’s not. The odds are not in his favor in his quest to solve the puzzle as he is constantly on the run with a target on his back.
Premonition is a story about a woman who has visions of her husband’s impending death and every time she tries to stop it, he dies in a new way. Sandra Bullock plays the character of the wife in this captivating thriller.
The movie’s name 1408 comes from the haunted hotel room number where a total of 56 mysterious deaths occurred in the 95 years of the hotel’s existence.
A man seeking a supernatural experience and occurrence lands himself at the heart of all the action in room 1408. Nothing in his wildest dreams could have prepared him for everything he went through in the haunted hotel room.
The room is like a whole universe within itself where it snows and rains and no one can get out. Is it a dream or will he die like the rest of the occupants of the room? This movie is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Alice In Wonderland
The story chronicles the adventures of Alice who is plunged back into a magical dreamland after over ten years having no recollection of the place. The magical new place takes her on an adventure where she is reunited with long lost friends. In the process of navigating the fantasy world, she learns what her true purpose in life is.