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The Best Lucid Dreaming Movies

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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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    Vanilla Sky
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    Vanilla Sky

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2001

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American science fiction thriller film directed, written, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Inception
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Eyes Wide Shut
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    Eyes Wide Shut

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

    Released1999

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Source Code
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    Source Code

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan

    Released2011

    Directed byDuncan Jones

    Source Code is a 2011 science fiction film directed by Duncan Jones, written by Ben Ripley,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Waking Life
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    Waking Life

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

    Released2001

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Waking Life is a 2001 American adult animated docufiction/drama film, directed by Richard... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Science of Sleep
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    The Science of Sleep

    Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gael García Bernal

    Released2006

    Directed byMichel Gondry

    The Science of Sleep is a 2006 surrealistic science fantasy comedy film written and directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    What Dreams May Come
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    What Dreams May Come

    Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1998

    Directed byVincent Ward

    What Dreams May Come is a 1998 American fantasy drama film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Paprika
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    Paprika

    Satoshi Kon, Megumi Hayashibara

    Released2006

    Directed bySatoshi Kon

    Paprika is a 2006 Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Existenz
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    Existenz

    Jude Law, Willem Dafoe

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Existenz is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film written, produced, and directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1987

    Directed byChuck Russell

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a 1987 American slasher fantasy film and the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Open Your Eyes
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    Open Your Eyes

    Suzy Nakamura, Eric Lange

    Released2008

    Directed bySusan Cohen

    Open Your Eyes is a 2008 short film written and directed by Susan Cohen.Amazon buy button
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    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
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    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper

    Released1991

    Directed byRachel Talalay

    This film is a 1991 American comedy-horror slasher film and the sixth film in the Nightmare on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Altered States
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    Altered States

    Drew Barrymore, William Hurt

    Released1980

    Directed byKen Russell

    Altered States is a 1980 American science fiction-horror film adaptation of a novel by the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Butterfly Effect
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    The Butterfly Effect

    Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart

    Released2004

    Directed byJ. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress

    The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 American psychological thriller film that was written and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Thirteenth Floor
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    The Thirteenth Floor

    Gretchen Mol, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Released1999

    Directed byJosef Rusnak

    The Thirteenth Floor is a 1999 film directed by Josef Rusnak.Amazon buy button
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    Total Recall
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    Total Recall

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone

    Released1990

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. In... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Brain Dead
    4
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    Brain Dead

    Bill Paxton, George Kennedy

    Released1990

    Directed byAdam Simon

    Brain Dead is a 1990 horror/psychological thriller starring Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Attic Expeditions
    2
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    The Attic Expeditions

    Alice Cooper, Seth Green

    Released2001

    Directed byJeremy Kasten

    The Attic Expeditions is a 2001 horror film starring Andras Jones and Seth Green, with... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton

    Released2010

    Directed bySamuel Bayer

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer and written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    When a Man Falls in the Forest
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    When a Man Falls in the Forest

    Sharon Stone, Timothy Hutton

    Released2007

    Directed byRyan Eslinger

    When A Man Falls in the Forest is a 2007 American drama film directed by Ryan Eslinger and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
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    Released1985

    Directed byJack Sholder

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge is a 1985 American slasher horror film and the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Butterfly Effect 2
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    The Butterfly Effect 2

    Erica Durance, Eric Lively

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn R. Leonetti

    The Butterfly Effect 2 is a 2006 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Enemy
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    Enemy

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