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Top 5 Lucid Dreaming movies

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Lucid dreaming is getting popular among dreamers, and there are also many lucid dreaming movies on the go.

If you are eager to experience or understand lucid dreaming, these movies are a great source of information.

In this article, the top 5 Hollywood movies with their basic theme are shared.


Released In: 2010

Directed By: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Christopher Nolan

Starts: Leonardo Dicaprio, Joseph-Gordon Levitt

Theme: Layered dreams, shared dreams, reality checks

Most famous lucid dreaming movie with an international cast that travels worldwide and into the world of dreams. Inception is about an unusual thief with the exceptional ability to steal people's secrets from their subconscious through dreaming.

Lucid dreamers use a particular type of reality check termed a totem. A reality check is something that most lucid dreamers use to differentiate between reality and a dream.

Someone hires him for more than stealing secrets; they want to implant an idea into the mind of a CEO. This process is called inception, and the whole story revolves around this idea.

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Released In: 1999

Directed By: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Writer: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Theme: Shared lucid dream, artificial intelligence

A super hit sci-fi of all times is a shared lucid dream led by artificial intelligence that builds a simulated reality.

The story revolves around a man living two lives; an ordinary computer programmer in the daytime and an outstanding hacker throughout the night.

A stranger hacker approaches him and leads him to the world after 200 years, taken over by the artificial intelligence machines. He learns to change the rules, and his lucidity increases, making him realize that everything is possible.

Matrix Lucid Dreaming movie

The Good Night

Released In: 2007

Directed By: Jake Paltrow

Writer: Jake Paltrow

Stars: Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Penelope Cruz

Theme: Lucid dreaming and techniques

This movie is not very well known but thoroughly reveals lucid dreams, the techniques to learn for lucid dreaming, etc.

The movie is about a former British pop star who gets depressed because of his broken relationship and explores a relationship from his dreams. He wants to strengthen his relationship with his dream girl.

He approaches an expert to learn and practice different techniques to experience lucid dreaming frequently throughout the movie.

As the movie goes on, he gets more attached to his dream world, which worsens his waken life troubles.

The Good Night Lucid Dreaming movie


Released In: 2009

Directed By: James Cameron

Writer: James Cameron

Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

Theme: Lucid dreaming and Out of body experiences

This movie is about the imagination of the illusion life, alien life, and robotic armies.

The paralyzed character goes to sleep, and his mind is scientifically transferred to a 12-foot alien man, living and exploring rainforests, fighting with forest beasts and dragons for survival.

There is an alteration between states of consciousness and mind separating from the body and going through different experiences while our bodies lay asleep.

 Avatar Lucid Dreaming movie

Dr. Strange

Released In: 2016

Directed By: Scott Derrickson

Writer: Jon Spaiths, C. Robert Cargill

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Theme: Lucid dreaming and Out of body experiences

Dr. Strange revolves around another character who is not a stranger to lucid dreaming and teaches him.

He is a man of ego, and with the help of his colleague, he explores his powers through the dreams and learns to use them to change certain things in his life.

This movie depicts the difference and confusions connecting alternate realities; the awakened life and lucid dreaming life.

Dr. Strange Lucid Dreaming movie