Dreampunk:

Movies and TV

So far, I’ve been talking about dreampunk as a literary genre, but it most definitely has a presence in film and television as well. Actually, watching a few movies or series would be the easiest way to get a feel for the genre to see if you’re a fan.

The Wizard of Oz World on a Wire Videodrome Brainstorm Dreamscape Return to Oz Brazil Raising Arizona They Live Total Recall Jacob's Ladder Twin Peaks The City of Lost Children Strange Days Dark City What Dreams May Come Being John Malkovich eXistenZ The Thirteenth Floor The Matrix trilogy The Cell Donnie Darko Vanilla Sky The Mighty Boosh Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind A Scanner Darkly The Science of Sleep The Number 23 Pan's Labyrinth Paprika The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Franklyn Inception Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Sucker Punch The Zero Theorem The Congress Over the Garden Wall Anomalisa Mr. Robot Your Name Stranger Things Westworld Dream Corp LLC Napping Princess Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Happy! Legion Interface Maniac The Hollow Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Russian Doll Undone

The Wizard of Oz (1939)


World on a Wire (1973)


Videodrome (1983)


Brainstorm (1983)


Dreamscape (1984)


Return to Oz (1985)


Brazil (1985)


Raising Arizona (1987)


They Live (1988)


Total Recall (1990)


Jacob’s Ladder (1990)


Twin Peaks (1990–2017)


The City of Lost Children (1995)


Strange Days (1995)


Dark City (1998)


What Dreams May Come (1998)


Being John Malkovich (1999)


eXistenZ (1999)


The Thirteenth Floor (1999)


The Matrix trilogy (1999–2003)


The Cell (2000)


Donnie Darko (2001)


Vanilla Sky (2001)


The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)


A Scanner Darkly (2006)


The Science of Sleep (2006)


The Number 23 (2007)


Pan’s Labyrinth (2007)


Paprika (2007)


The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)


Franklyn (2009)


Inception (2010)


Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)


Sucker Punch (2011)


The Zero Theorem (2013)


The Congress (2013)


Over the Garden Wall (2014)


Anomalisa (2015)


Mr. Robot (2015–)


Your Name (2016)


Stranger Things (2016–)


Westworld (2016–)


Dream Corp LLC (2016–)


Napping Princess (2017)


Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (2017)


Happy! (2017)


Legion (2017–)


Interface (2017–)


Maniac (2018)


The Hollow (2018)


Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2019)


Russian Doll (2019)


Undone (2019)


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