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A list of the best lucid dreaming movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. If you don't know what lucid dreaming is, it's the ability to react and control yourself in a dream as if you were awake. This lucid dreaming movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about lucid dreaming are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about lucid dreaming you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous lucid dreaming movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these lucid dreaming movie titles for more information about the films.List features A Nightmare on Elm Street, Vanilla Sky and more.This list answers the questions, "What are the best lucid dreaming movies?" and "What is the greatest lucid dreaming movie of all time?" Various bits of information are included with these popular lucid dreaming movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these lucid dreaming movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good lucid dreaming movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Inception is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lucid Dreaming Movies
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Steven Soderbergh

Released: 2001

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Waking Life is a 2001 American adult animated docufiction/drama film, directed by Richard Linklater. It was distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and it was the first animated film released by ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz

Released: 2001

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American science fiction thriller film directed, written, and co-produced by Cameron Crowe. It is an English-language remake of Alejandro Amenábar's 1997 Spanish ...more

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Eternal Sunshine of the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lucid Dreaming Movies
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Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

Released: 2011

Directed by: Duncan Jones

Source Code is a 2011 science fiction film directed by Duncan Jones, written by Ben Ripley, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright. The film had its ...more

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lucid Dreaming Movies
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Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

Released: 1999

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was his ...more

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Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Max von Sydow

Released: 1998

Directed by: Vincent Ward

What Dreams May Come is a 1998 American fantasy drama film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra and Max von Sydow. The film is based on the 1978 novel of the same name ...more

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Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gael García Bernal, Emma de Caunes

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michel Gondry

The Science of Sleep is a 2006 surrealistic science fantasy comedy film written and directed by Michel Gondry. The film stars Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, and ...more
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Satoshi Kon, Megumi Hayashibara, Hideyuki Tanaka

Released: 2006

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

Paprika is a 2006 Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 novel of the same name, about a research psychologist who uses a device that ...more

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Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Existenz is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film written, produced, and directed by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law. As in Videodrome, ...more

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Suzy Nakamura, Eric Lange, Traci Dinwiddie

Released: 2008

Directed by: Susan Cohen

Open Your Eyes is a 2008 short film written and directed by Susan Cohen.
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Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban

Released: 1980

Directed by: Ken Russell

Altered States is a 1980 American science fiction-horror film adaptation of a novel by the same name by playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky in his only novel he ever wrote and his final ...more

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A Nightmare on Elm Stree... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lucid Dreaming Movies
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Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

Released: 1984

Directed by: Wes Craven

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more

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Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

Released: 1987

Directed by: Chuck Russell

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a 1987 American slasher fantasy film and the third film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Chuck Russell, written by ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2005

Directed by: Marc Forster

Stay is a 2005 American psychological thriller film directed by Marc Forster. A psychiatrist (Ewan McGregor) tries prevent one of his patients (Ryan Gosling) from committing suicide while trying ...more

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Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr

Released: 1991

Directed by: Rachel Talalay

This film is a 1991 American comedy-horror slasher film and the sixth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. As the title suggests, it was intended to be the last film in the series and it ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

Released: 1990

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. In 2084, a construction worker, Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger), suddenly finds himself embroiled in ...more

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Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman

Released: 2004

Directed by: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress

The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 American psychological thriller film that was written and directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber. The title refers to the butterfly effect, a popular ...more

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Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 1990

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Flatliners is a 1990 American sci-fi horror thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. Five medical ...more
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Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

Released: 2010

Directed by: Samuel Bayer

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer and written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer as a remake of Wes Craven's 1984 film of the same name, which ...more

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Robert Englund, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager

Released: 1985

Directed by: Jack Sholder

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Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Annette Bening, Aidan Quinn

Released: 1999

Directed by: Neil Jordan

In Dreams is a 1999 psychological thriller film directed by Neil Jordan. It stars Annette Bening as a New England illustrator who begins experiencing visions of a missing child who turns out to ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Penélope Cruz, Danny DeVito

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jake Paltrow

The Good Night is a 2007 romantic comedy film written and directed by Jake Paltrow. The film stars his sister Gwyneth Paltrow, Penélope Cruz, Martin Freeman, Danny DeVito, Simon Pegg and ...more