Dreampunk in Film

DMT trip animation from Enter the Void
From Enter the Void

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


Altered States (1980)


Brainstorm (1983)


Videodrome (1983)


A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)


Return to Oz (1985)


Brazil (1985)


They Live (1988)


Total Recall (1990)


Jacob’s Ladder (1990)


The City of Lost Children (1995)


Strange Days (1995)


Dark City (1998)


eXistenZ (1999)


The Thirteenth Floor (1999)


The Matrix trilogy (1999–2003)


The Cell (2000)


Donnie Darko (2001)


Vanilla Sky (2001)


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)


Mind Game (2004)


MirrorMask (2005)


The Science of Sleep (2006)


Pan’s Labyrinth (2007)


Paprika (2007)


Enter the Void (2009)


The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)


Franklyn (2009)


Inception (2010)


The Zero Theorem (2013)


The Congress (2013)


Your Name (2016)


Napping Princess (2017)


The Discovery (2017)


Get Out (2017)


Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2019)


Zoo-Head (2019)


Horse Girl (2020)


Come True (2020)


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