The Best Dream Movies

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

With the release of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”, I’ve decided to take a look at the best movies about dreams. I decided to completely disregard movies with the ridiculous “it was all just a dream” type plot twist. Also, these are in no particular order.

The Cell – Say what you want, it’s J-Lo at her best (which isn’t very good) and it’s somewhat klunky, but you’re missing the point. It’s spectacle. A visual masterpiece from Tarsem Singh that is breathtaking in its haunting, visual scope. Poor Jenny from the block gets a first-hand look into the subconscious of a psychopath.

Mulholland Drive – This is David Lynch’s eerie tale that might be about dreams, alternate realities, or something else altogether. Regardless, the film exists in a dream-like space and is about the scene, not the whole. Lynch had been working up to this his entire career.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – The legendary German expressionist tale of told through delusions and fantasies that birthed the horror genre, film noir and Tim Burton. It would be blasphemy to leave this off the list.

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium – Natalie Portman. That’s all.

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