Lucid dreams are defined as dreams in which the dreamer is aware of dreaming. In a lucid dream it feels as though you are able to navigate a movie within your mind, your consciousness serving as the projector of your imagination.



To make the imagination manifest through art is the great work of the creative mind, and film is a magical medium where we can see, and experience dreams within our waking life.

Some films are able to stimulate the senses in such a way, that it feels as though we are actually taking part of the dreamscape made into reality – and the list below is a selection of consciousness expanding cinescapes.

11 Films That Will Make You Feel Like You’re in a Lucid Dream

The Fall (2006)In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

See trailer here.

 

The Color of Pomegranates (1969)A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

See trailer here.

The Holy Mountain (1973)In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

See trailer here.

Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988):  ‘Hell’ is the name of the hero of the story. He’s a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to infertility. Hell is given the task of helping in the rescue of a group of fertile women from the harem of the mutant leader (resembling a frog). Hell cannot escape since he has a bomb attached to his private parts which will detonate if he strays more than a few hundred yards from his guard.

See trailer here.

Brazil (1985): A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

See trailer here.

 

City of the Lost Children (1995): A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

See trailer here.

Forbidden Zone (1980)The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family’s basement.

Watch a scene from the movie here.

Ruslan and Ludmila (1972)Based on Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s fairy tale poem of the same name. In the midst of the wedding party of Prince Ruslan and Ludmila, Ludmila is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Her father seeks help from his people, but of course Ruslan is the only one able to save her.

Watch the trailer here.

 

Cat Soup (2001): The surreal film follows Nyatta, an anthropomorphic kitten, on his travel to the land of the dead and back in an effort to save his sister’s soul.

Watch the film here.

 

The Thief and the Cobbler (1993): When Tack upsets Zigzag the Vizier, the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess Yum Yum falls for the bashful boy and saves him from execution. Unfortunately, Zigzag plans to marry the princess in order to succeed her father, King Nod. The Thief, meanwhile, is more interested in gold than love and takes off with the protective orbs topping the palace. Together Tack and Yum Yum attempt to retrieve them in order to prevent Zigzag and the One-Eye army from conquering the city.

Watch a scene from the movie here.

Unico in the Island of Magic (1983): A young unicorn named Unico must fight an evil magician and save everyone who’s trapped under his spell.

Watch the film here.

"This, then, is the ultimate paradox of thought: to want to discover something that thought itself cannot think."- Soren Kierkegaard

Facebook
Instagram
  • New Moon vibes via @jessica_golich
  • #Repost @aldousmassie
・・・
We're all here
We're always going to be here
Dance after dance
.
Beautifully animated by Chris at @theglitch.og
Unison Clapping by Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe 🎶
  • #Repost @bodaishin
・・・
I have found power in the mysteries of thought.
-Euripides
  • Are you a Dorothy or an Alice? Comment with your #spiritsister ✨😇✨
  • We are so excited to announce that we are heading to @rythmia_ on April 30th, and will be documenting our stay there on evolveandascend.com!This magical resort is a place where miracles happen, and we can't wait to share these miracles with you.Learn more: rythmia.com
  • New Moon in Taurus tomorrow! Get ready for activating your "I AM" presence, expanding your intuition and manifesting your magic! Art by @lust.cult #inspiration from our friends @the_numinous ✨❤️✨

related posts

x