While the best lucid dreaming information comes from books written by experienced lucid dreamers, Hollywood has managed to create some entertaining movies on lucid dreaming, and the experience of ‘waking up’ to your actual situation.
The following movies normally get high marks from lucid dreamers – so check them out.
Waking Life (2001)
Written and directed by Richard Linklater, this fascinating film allows you to follow along with a lucid dreamer, as he trips his way through various strange encounters, fascinating conversations, and lucid moments.
Check out the trailer and scores at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243017/
The Matrix (1999)
Starring Keanu Reeves and Laurance Fishburne this extraordinary film plays off the superpowers of lucid dreaming and the idea of ‘waking up’ to the true nature of things (i.e., the Matrix).
Check out the trailer and scores at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Directed by lucid dreamer, Christopher Nolan, Inception brings out some of the mind-bending beauty of lucid dreaming, as well as an interesting question and quest, ‘While lucid, could you enter the collective unconscious and access another person’s mind?’
Check out the trailer and scores at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Do you like animated films? Well if you do, then the Japanese lucid dream movie, Paprika, with English subtitles may make for an interesting night. Basically, a psychologist creates a device that allows a person to enter another’s dreamlife and lucidly assist them with nightmares, etc. No worries, right?
Check out the trailer and scores at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0851578/?ref_=nv_sr_
The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Jim Carrey stars in this special perspective on memories, reality, fantasy, lucid dreaming and the mind.
Check out the trailer and the scores at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/?ref_=nv_sr_1
The Truman Show (1998)
What if your entire life was fake? And what if you finally began to wake up to that fact? See how Truman (actor Jim Carrey) begins to discover that not everything is as it seems, and how that can lead you to true lucidity.
Check out the trailer and scores at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120382/?ref_=nv_sr_1
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Robin Williams stars in this emotional story of searching for a loved one, while in another dimension, which becomes like a long lucid dream.
Check out the trailer and the scores at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120889/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Lucid dreaming allows you to explore the seemingly endless dimensions of the mind and imagination. In Avatar, the film creators use lucid dreaming as a means to enter another way of being, valuing and living.
Check out the movie and the ratings at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/?ref_=nv_sr_2