Often truth is a bust. In times like those, you may wish to fire up the Netflix account and try to find something with “far-off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, a prince in disguise!” No, were not simply pricing quote Charm and the Monster for no factor, were discussing dream stories, and if youre yearning a movie that transfers you to another world (or creates a little magic inside the world we reside in), look no more! From family-friendly favorites to acclaimed dramas, and whatever in between, weve got you covered with the best dream movies you can watch on Netflix today.

Editors Note: This list was last upgraded May 2022 to consist of Sucker Punch, Remains Bride-to-be, Midnight in Paris, A Beast Calls, Paradise Hills, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and Night Teeth.

Sucker Punch (2011)

Director: Zack Snyder

Writers: Zack Snyder, Steve Shibuya

Cast: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone

A movie that has more than its reasonable share of critics, the frequently blunt Sucker Punch is a work that still is worthy of another possibility on the strength of its imagination. A descent into several levels of truth combined with dream, the story centers on the beaten-down Babydoll (Emily Browning) who is institutionalised by her violent stepfather. In order to make it through the experience and discover a method to get away, she retreats into her own mind. This takes the type of a range of series that vary from the more grounded problems of a whorehouse to the heights of a fight on a cyberpunk-esque train. It is all extremely ridiculous though unquestionably an unique vision from director Zack Snyder that works if you purchase into the mental stress woven throughout it. The efficiencies are all dedicated, raising the movie through a few of its rougher spots to produce a conclusion that is more psychological than it has actually ever gotten credit for. – Chase Hutchinson


Remains Bride-to-be (2005)

Director: Tim Burton

Writer: John August, Caroline Thompson, Pamela Pettler

Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Albert Finney, Joanna Lumley, Christopher Lee

Remains Bride-to-be is among those movies that handles to be both gorgeous and scary at the very same time. Director Tim Burton’s traditional stop-motion design is the best medium for this story of love, loss, and betrayal. When Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp), child of abundant merchants, is betrothed to Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson), he discovers himself not able to perform his part in the wedding event practice sessions. Distraught, he delegates roam through the woods, practicing his lines and regreting his misery. Obviously, things just worsen when, after positioning his ring on what he presumes is the branch of a tree while pretending it’s his future bride-to-be, Victor unintentionally winds up weding Emily (Helena Bonham Carter) — an undead lady who frantically wishes to enjoy once again. Stunning animation, dance-worthy tunes, and a stunning yet gorgeous conclusion all come together to make Remains Bride-to-be a movie worth enjoying once again and once again. – Olivia Fitzpatrick

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Director/Writer: Woody Allen

Cast: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Tom Hiddleston, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates Adrien Brody

A sentimental take a look at the past, Midnight in Paris is among Woody Allen’s couple of modern-day movies that stands along with his traditional work. The movie centers on the helpless writer Gil (Owen Wilson), who takes a trip on a pre-marital journey to Paris with his bride-to-be Inez (Rachel McAdams). Gil has a hard time to get in touch with Inez and her materialistic buddies however discovers a wonderful journey awaits him as soon as the sun sets. He’s transferred back in time to Paris’ “Lost Generation” in the 1920s. Although Gil delights in composing and talking with famous authors and artists, he doesn’t actually belong there. The movie shows us that the past is constantly worth keeping in mind — however you can’t live there.- Liam Gaughan

A Beast Calls (2016)

Director: J.A. Bayona

Writer: Patrick Hess

Cast: Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson, Toby Kebbell

In spite of what the title may recommend, A Beast Calls isn’t a scary movie — it’s a highly metaphorical drama that focuses around the manner in which kids pick to process sorrow. The movie follows the young kid Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall), whose mom (Felicity Jones) is on her deathbed. Lewis has visions of a giant, fantastical animal (voiced by Liam Neeson), who offers him the sort of knowledge that he never ever received from his own missing daddy (Toby Kebbell). It’s clear that most of these dreams remain in Conor’s head; regardless, J.A. Bayona’s marvelous visual phenomenon brings Connor’s most brilliant dreams to life. –Liam Gaughan

Paradise Hills (2019)

Director: Alice Waddington

Writer: Brian DeLeeuw, Nacho Vigalondo

Cast: Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Jeremy Irvine, Arnaud Valois, Eiza González, Milla Jovovich

Paradise Hills has fun with expectations and aesthetic appeals. A lady called Uma (Emma Roberts) discovers herself at a reform center on a stunning island — one that is a lot more ominous than it initially appears. Together, she and her group of enemies-turned-allies should determine the genuine function of the program they’ve been by force registered in and discover a method to get away prior to it’s far too late. Alice Waddington’s movie, which premiered at Sundance in 2019, checks out styles of womanhood, gender functions, and injury and has an all-star cast. This is an underrated gem you dont wish to miss out on. – Taylor Gates

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Director: Mark Waters

Writer: Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Short, Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn

For those who matured reading The Spiderwick Chronicles, the Netflix adjustment is a creepy and sentimental blast from the past, filled with the very same creativity, imagination, and heart that the initial books had. Following the 3 Grace kids, Mallory (Sarah Bolger) and her twin siblings, Jared and Simon (both played by Freddie Highmore), as they find the covert world of fae animals living in their brand-new town, the movie looks into the world of magic and secret. Highmore does a great task depicting 2 unique characters, and Bolger’s Mallory is as brave as she is lovely. The movie is a terrific look for any who enjoy the world of dream and enjoyable, and it’s the best movie for initial fans and their households. – Olivia Fitzpatrick

Night Teeth (2021)

Director: Adam Randall

Writer: Brent Dillon

Cast: Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, Raul Castillo, Sydney Sweeney, Megan Fox, Alfie Allen

Night Teeth is a vampire movie like you’ve never ever seen prior to. The movie follows Benny (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), a driver worked with to drive 2 buddies, Blaire (Debby Ryan) and Zoe (Lucy Fry), to numerous celebrations around Los Angeles. The catch? The 2 females are vampires – and they’re about to trigger some major turmoil. With smooth cinematography and some real laughs and terrifies alike, Night Teeth is trendy and campy enjoyable. – Taylor Gates

The Old Guard (2020)

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Writers: Greg Rucka, Leandro Fernandez

Cast: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling

An action thrill-ride that is still slept on to this day, The Old Guard is a superhero movie all its own that loads a genuine punch in whatever from its squashing battle series to the fundamental heart discovered in every one of its characters. It stars an usually undaunted Charlize Theron as Andy, the head of a group of never-ceasing mercenaries who should carry out a vengeance objective after being set-up by somebody they relied on. The twist is that the factor for their immortality is that all the members have regenerative recovery capabilities that guarantee they can take rather a pounding and keep going. Adjusted from the comics of the very same name by Greg Rucka and brought to life with a razor-sharp eye by director Gina Prince-Bythewood, the movie likewise sees a scene-stealing KiKi Layne command the screen as Nile to make it a must-see for any fan of action movie theater. – Chase Hutchinson

Over the Moon (2020)

Director: Glen Keane

Writer: Audrey Wells

Cast: Cathy Ang, Philipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Margaret Cho, and Sandra Oh

Based in part on the famous Chinese mythological story of Modification, Over the Moon is an uplifting and genuine animated function. Theres absolutely nothing especially groundbreaking when it pertains to this movie, however the expedition into Chinese folklore is reasonably brand-new for Western animation. The movie was likewise film writer Audrey Wells last movie and shows the funny and heart that was so frequently discovered in her movies. A family-friendly toe-tapping movie, Over the Moon came out rather silently throughout the pandemic however still necessitates a try to find those trying to find a great time. — Therese Lacson

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Writer: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael, Palin

Is it dream? Its dream enough to be worthy of an area in the dream classification of Netflixs movie brochure. Profane and iconic, if youre among the couple of people who havent seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, now is your best chance. From clopping coconuts to simple flesh injuries, this movie is jam-packed filled with recommendations that stay amusing even upon reviewing. Follow King Arthur and his knight as they mission, discovering enemies, temptations, and wicked bunnies, its ridiculous, its amusing, its a happiness! — Therese Lacson

Big Fish (2003)


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