Man, I never hear Northfork mentioned on here, or really any of the work of the Polish Bros, except for maybe their newest, For Lovers Only. Cheers to Northfork!!!
Been watching a lot of Terayama films lately. I think his stuff would fall under this category.
Face to Face, Persona, Cries and Whispers, The Secret Life of Marionettes by Bergman.
Another Woman by Woody Allen.
Joseph Losey’s Secret Ceremony.
Mulholland Drive by Lynch.
zerkalobeauty and the beastshadows of forgotten ancestorsceline and julie go boating
to a certain extent, Synecdoche, New York
I’m surprised Picnic at Hanging Rock hasn’t been mentioned yet.
For many of his early low-budget films, Raúl Ruiz would use his own dreams as fresh inspiration for each day of shooting – Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983), City of Pirates (1983), Life is a Dream (1986) and The Blind Owl (1987) all have richly dreamlike qualities.
Several later Ruiz works may or may not be memories or stories that the characters themselves are (re)creating in their dreams: Shattered Image (1998), Time Regained (1999), Love Torn in a Dream (2000), Klimt (2006) and Mysteries of Lisbon (2010).
The Orphic Trilogy by Jean Cocteau. Hugely influential to Lynch and brilliant.
Also, TAKE SHELTER is probably the best recent example.
Lots of good suggestions in here, I’ve been working on a list of favorites related to this- http://mubi.com/lists/hypnagogia
I believe the term y’all are looking for is “oneiric”.
For me Eyes Wide Shut is the greatest film to incorporate dreams. Closely followed by Mulholland Drive, which uses a dreamscape as the setting in a literal sense, showing us distortions of the mind with great immediacy, that gives us a visceral, and later reflective insight into the character’s life and thoughts.
“For me Eyes Wide Shut is the greatest film to incorporate dreams.”
Which dreams does EWS incorporate?
^ The wife’s dream?
Most of David Lynch movies feels like a dream.
City Of Women. Any Fellini after he finished with neo-realism.
In the above documentary I posted earlier, in a later part there is a quote by Michael Powell where he says:
“Of course, all films are surrealist. They are because they are making something that looks like a real world but isn’t.”
And this is the reason I post that documentary here. Just because a film doesn’t seem outwardly dreamlike or surreal doesn’t mean it cannot be interpreted as such. All films are suspect, in my honest opinion, it’s merely a matter of the viewer taking it upon themselves to interpret and investigate…many of who do not do any further than at face value.
Maybe it is just me, but it seems like all good films are “dreamlike”. Most bad movies try for realism.
^^Nah, no way!