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Film's Greatest Dream Sequences

Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream

Film's Greatest Dream Sequences
Danielle de Wolfe
15 August 2011

Some things just go together. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar; Victoria’s Secret lingerie and Candice Swanepoel; Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister…

To that list you can add dreams and the cinema. Hollywood might be capable of amazing feats of schmaltz and cheese, but it’s also the greatest medium in which to express the hypnotic qualities of a dream or nightmare.

What follows are our top ten dream sequences in film. See, pantomime pirate popster Gabrielle was right when she said dreams can come true.

(Images: All Star, Rex Features)

The Big Lebowski

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)




Lost Highway

American Beauty

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Peewee’s Big Adventure