Sometimes it is not an easy task to fall asleep, even if you are tired and it seems like you can’t keep your eyes open. When it happens to me, I like to reach out to some slow movies to help me cross into the dream world. But how to know which ones are the best for it? Well, this is where our article comes into play because we will recommend you the best movies to fall asleep, easy and fast.
50 Best Movies to Fall Asleep
Before Sunrise (1995)
Traveling by train across Europe, the young American Jesse meets the young Frenchwoman Celine. They immediately liked each other, decide to get off the train in Vienna and spend a day together. The talkative and open Jesse and Celine touch on many topics, from love and first emotions to reincarnation and art. Of course, in doing so, they try to please each other and present themselves in the best light. While their walks and long dialogues last, the camera reveals the beauties of Vienna, Austro-Hungarian views, the Danube, the Prater.
Into Great Silence (2005)
A documentary about an examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey) is a marketing expert who competes with two colleagues around getting a great campaign. He bets with them that it is his job to seduce the woman they choose within ten days. Colleagues cunningly opt for the beautiful journalist Andie (Kate Hudson), who looks like a tough nut to crack. At the same time, Andie is also working on a story about how to get rid of a man within ten days – if she manages to do that, her boss has promised to entrust her with more serious writing tasks on more demanding topics. The initial phase of going out is not easy anyway, but the hidden plans of both involved will make this embroidery even more unusual.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
England 19th century. The married couple Bennet (B. Blethyn and D. Sutherland) lives on the estate along with five unmarried daughters; Jane, Elizabeth, Mery, Lizzy and Kitty. Ms. Bennet is most preoccupied with marrying her daughters as soon as possible and ensuring their livelihood. With the arrival in the village of the young and rich Mr. Bingley (S.Woods) and his reserved and somewhat repulsive friend Darcy (M.Mcfayden), nothing will be the same as before.
Fleeing a gang of gangsters, the beautiful Grace arrives in the isolated town of Dogville. After being prompted to make such a decision by Tom, a self-proclaimed city spokesman, the small community agrees to hide Grace, who repays them by starting to work for them. But when the search for Grace heats up, the citizens of Dogville demand a higher fee for hiding her.
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
The protagonist of the film, George Bailey (Stewart), is a businessman on the verge of suicide on Christmas Eve. George was plagued by a number of problems, and the drop that spilled over his glass was the loss of a significant amount of money, $ 8,000, which he mistakenly dropped. Then his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) appears, who wants to dissuade him from the act, showing him how his city, family acquaintances would look like he was never born. He showed him, that his life was precious and many good things would not have happened if he had not been born.
The link between a series of murders in Northern California, during the 60s and 70s, are letters, which the killer appears to have sent to San Francisco dailies, asking for them to be published or he will kill someone again. The letters are accompanied by numbers and encrypted messages that the killer says contain indications of his identity.
The film talks about the ethical problems of humanity viewed through the prism of contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. Psychologist Chris Kelvin (D. Banionis) is sent to a station orbiting the distant planet Solaris to find out why the crew went crazy.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Astronaut David Bowmann has been invited to the headquarters of space research to take on, together with his group, a new and very unusual task. The command is to figure out the mysterious, mysterious function of a geometrically regular black monolith from the Moon Crater. Flight control is entrusted to the latest computer model – HAL 9000. But the computer fails and David remains in space, experiencing a complete transformation.
Finding Dory (2016)
Disney and Pixar in the animated movie Finding Dory bring back to the big screens the adored and forgetful blue tang fish Dora, who happily lives inside an underwater reef with Nemo and Merlin. When Dora suddenly remembers that her family is looking for her somewhere, this trio embarks on a lifelong adventure across the ocean all the way to the prestigious rehabilitation center and aquarium, the California Underwater World Institute.
Winter’s Bone (2010)
In the rural part of Ozarka, seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly tries to take care of her impoverished family on her own after her father disappears and her mother struggles with depression. When Ree learns that their father put their house on bail and then disappeared, she decides to find him before the court confiscates their property and dumps her family in the woods. Challenging the code of silence of her renegade clan and risking her own life, Ree gradually reveals the truth through the lies, excuses, and threats of her relatives.
The Ides of March (2011)
Stephen Meyers is a prodigy, a master of his craft. He works as a spokesman for the presidential campaign for Gov. Mike Morris, who is fighting in Ohio for the Democratic presidential nomination. When a rival spokesman offers him a job on his team, Stephen forgets to inform his boss about everything. He will soon uncover dirty personal secrets that could jeopardize Morris ’political career.
Abbas Kiarostami in this marvelous film, which is a blend of feature and documentary, tells us the story of Hossain Sabzian, a fraud who, pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf, a cult Iranian film director, entered the house of a prominent Tehran family, telling them he would be the stars of his new film. The film features real people linked to this scam, and the film is interwoven with documentary footage from the trial of Hossain Sabzian.
Short Cuts (1993)
Los Angeles. Ann Finnigan (A. MacDowell) and her husband Howard (B. Davison) prepare for their son Casey’s (L. Cassidy) birthday party, but he falls into a coma after the car accident. Baker Andy (L. Lovett) who was supposed to bake a birthday cake for Casey was furious about the order problem.
Casey’s grandfather Paul (J. Lemmon) finds in the family tragedy the right moment to overcome a painful past and a failed marriage. Young mother Lois (J. Jason Leigh) makes money on a sexy phone which drives her husband Jerry (C. Penn) crazy even though he is aware that this is the only way to fix their small household budget.
Waitress Doreen (L. Tomlin) tries to save her marriage to Earl (T. Waits), but her weekend will head in a completely unexpected direction when she bumps into a boy in a car. Cellist Zoe (L. Singer) seeks to mend a relationship with her estranged mother Tess (A. Ross), a jazz singer. However, she does not succeed. Stuart (F. Ward) and his two fishing friends discover the corpse, but don’t want to report it to the police until the weekend is over.
Havana, 1964. Legendary revolutionary Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (B. del Toro) explains the essence of the revolution in an interview with an American journalist. We then follow the beginning of the revolutionary journey of the Argentine physician Guevara, who first meets Fidel Castro (D. Bichir) in 1955 in Ciudad de México. ‘Che’ joins Castro’s revolutionary movement which grows from a small group of people over time into a serious army. Simultaneously with the rise of the Castro movement, we are witnessing Che’s famous speech at the United Nations in 1964, when he accused the United States of imperialism and the destruction of South America.
This is the story of a top driver, a Hollywood stuntman (Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine), a loner by nature who earns extra as an escape driver, doing dirty work for the criminal underworld. After agreeing to help a former prisoner and the boyfriend of his beautiful neighbor (Carey Mulligan, An Education) in a business that goes dangerously wrong and finds himself the target of some of Los Angeles ’most dangerous people. The only way he can survive is to do what he knows best: drive.
The Oscar-winning film by the esteemed South Korean director is the story of two families: wealthy Parks and poor Kim. After their lives are unexpectedly intertwined, the cunning Ki-woo Kim decides to use the Park’s naivety to allow his family to escape poverty.
In a city of gloomy atmosphere, a bearded man joins an audience watching an unusual theatrical play in which the actors perform live sex scenes. We soon learn that in everyday life the mysterious man’s name is Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) and that he is a nervous history professor. One day Adam notices an actor in the film he hired who looks identical to him.
In the late 1930s in Los Angeles, private detective Jake Gittes (J. Nicholson) is hired by Mrs. Mulway (F. Dunaway) to find out if her husband, otherwise a local rich man and businessman, is seeing another woman. Suddenly, another woman appears who also introduces herself as the alleged Mrs. Mulway, threatening him if he doesn’t leave the case. Despite the threats, Gittes continues to work on the case, slowly uncovering a complex game involving city water licenses, corruption and land resale, involving at least one murder. Namely, he soon discovers that Mrs. Mulway’s husband was brutally, under unexplained circumstances, killed. Also, a group of people starts chasing him, wanting to remove him.
Rear Window (1954)
L. B. Jeff Jeffries (J. Stewart) is a well-known photojournalist whose search for an exclusive shooting angle in car racing cost him a severe leg fracture. He is therefore forced to limit his hitherto unlimited world to a space that encompasses the view from the room window and the time between the visits of his girlfriend Lisa (G. Kelly) and the patronage sister Stella (T. Ritter). He soon discovers that even the microcosm of an ordinary city yard can hide immense excitement and terrible secrets. He is especially disturbed by the strange events in the apartment where the commercial traveler Lars Thorwald (R. Burr) lives with a sick woman.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
The story follows the life of Daniel Day-Lewis, who transforms from a decrepit silver miner and a single father into an oil tycoon. When Plainview receives a mysterious tip that there is a small town in the West where an ocean of oil is spilling out of the ground, he sets off with his son, H. W., to try his luck in dusty Little Boston.
In that poor town, where the greatest excitement takes place around the Pentecostal church of the magnetic preacher Elijah Sunday, Plainview and H. W. achieve happiness. But while the oil source increases their wealth, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate, and every human value — love, hope, togetherness, faith, ambition, and even the father-son bond — is threatened by corruption, fraud, and the flow of oil.
Based on the Strugacki brothers’ novel “Picnic by the Roadside”, the film is about two men, the Writer (A. Solonitsyn) and the Professor (N. Grinko) who, led by the mysterious Stalker (A. Kaidanovsky), travel to an area known as the Zone where the room supposedly fulfills all desires. Each of them has their own reasons why they want to get to the Room; The writer there wants to find inspiration while the Professor wants to win the Nobel Prize. Stalker reveals to them that the last person who arrived at the Room gained a lot of money as she wished, but hung herself because the Room not only fulfills the expressed wishes, but also the subconscious ones.
A total of twelve egg-shaped spacecraft landed at various locations around the world. The US military will soon recruit linguist Louise Banks, whose task, with the help of physicist Ian Donnelly, is to discover whether our visitors have come in peace or pose a threat to all of humanity.
The Revenant (2015)
On an expedition to unexplored parts of the American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) was brutally attacked by a bear, and members of his team, led by John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), left him so badly injured to die in the wild. Guided by a strong will as the only weapon, surrounded by harsh winters and hostile tribes, Glass fights for his life, while the desire for revenge on his former friends does not abate.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Controversial soldier and adventurer T. E. Lawrence (P. O’Toole) dies in a car accident while riding a motorcycle. After the commemoration, a conversation about the deceased took place among those present. The key period of the deceased’s life was the First World War. At the time, Lawrence was a lieutenant in the British Army in Cairo. A lover of Arab culture, Lawrence was renowned as a headstrong and disobedient officer. Yet, for his knowledge of Arab culture, Lawrence was sent on a mission to investigate the chances of the Arab prince Faisal (A. Guinness) participation in the rebellion against the Turks. Extremely charming and resourceful, Lawrence becomes an important factor in events that will change history.
Blade Runner (1982)
Los Angeles, 2019. The city is overcrowded and dirty. On other planets, colonies of so-called “replicants,” androids are formed, created by the Tyrell Corporation to the image of the humans. Replicants develop their own feelings over time so they are programmed to live only 4 years. They are stronger than humans, so they have a false childhood memory built in to live in the delusion that they are real people.
Replicants are not allowed to come to Earth, and a special police organization “Blade Runner” is in charge of liquidating the offenders. Rick Deckard of Blade Runner is given the task of liquidating several of them who came to Earth and killed several people, led by Roy Batty. The problems begin when Rick falls in love with the replicant Rachael and begins to doubt the justification of the mission.
A Ghost Story (2017)
The plot deals with a couple we know simply as C and M. When C dies unexpectedly one day, he gets up from his litter in the morgue, still covered with the sheet that covered his dead body. He looks like a child’s carnival mask and returns home where M struggles with herself to find a way to live without him. As the film goes on M moves to another home elsewhere, but C can’t. His spirit is tied to a home they shared together. And so the years go by, and his humanity increasingly disappears in time and memory.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
In remote positions in the Dakota wilderness during the American Civil War, Lieutenant John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) meets the Sioux tribe. He soon falls in love with a beautiful Indian woman and begins living with the tribe. He will learn all about the Sioux culture, live with them, even feel the unique excitement of buffalo hunting.
As the army begins to approach, John must decide what is best for him and for the Indians with whom he has become close. Eventually, the tribe will be betrayed and all that Dunbar saw and experienced begins to torment and persecute him. Finally, he must make the greatest decision of his life – he must explore his heart and his soul and take the step that will determine his destiny.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
In the middle of the 12th century, the knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) and his squire returned to Sweden after a ten-year crusade. The earth is plagued by plague, and Antonius quickly discovers that Death (Bengt Ekerot) has come for him as well. To gain time, and manage to get home, he challenges Death to a multi-day game of chess. Along the way, playing chess, he travels the earth and tries to grasp the existence of God and the meaning of his own life. His faith is shaken, and he is further undermined by events from the environment and the cynical squire.
Along the way, they encounter various characters and phenomena of medieval life: flagellants, the burning of witches, human cruelty, and love woes; there is a very pronounced criticism of the clergy who use fear to control the people. Antonius increasingly doubts the existence of God and fears the nothingness that may follow after death.
The Man from Earth (2007)
John Oldman is a college professor who has a successful ten-year career behind him. Seemingly for no reason, he decides to leave his job and move to another city. He invites colleagues, faculty professors of biology, anthropology, theology and archeology to his house in the forest, where he presents his theory about a 14,000-year-old man, a Cro-Magnon who is immortal. Shortly afterward, he discovers that he is the man who never grows old. He begins to tell his impressions about various historical events he witnessed, and important people he knew.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
The era is on the eve of the Civil War, in the American South lives Scarlett O’Hara (V. Leigh), a spoiled and vain girl, one of the three daughters of the plantation owner Gerald O’Hare (T. Mitchel), who teaches her about the importance of land.
Scarlett is beautiful, beautiful and smart, and has numerous suitors, but she is secretly in love with Ashley Wilkes (L. Howard), who intends to marry the modest and lovely Melanie Hamilton (O. De Havilland). In protest and defying Ashley’s decision, when many young men go to the battlefield, Scarlett hastily decides to marry Melanie’s brother Charles. The young husband, however, does not survive the first battle and Scarlett remains a widow almost immediately.
Not grieving at all, she soon catches the eye of the famous seducer Rhett Butler (C. Gable), a cynical and intelligent man who, despite her refusal, will not just give up. Years go by. Scarlett also dragged the whirlwind of war into his events, and she will completely change from a manipulative superficial conceited brat and learn to take care of others as well. When Ashley returns from the battlefield after the war, her happiness will never end. But Ashley still loves Melanie.
Café Lumière (2003)
The story revolves around Yoko Inoue, a pregnant woman in search of a cafe that was frequented by a Taiwanese composer whose life she is researching.
The Wind Rises (2013)
Jiro dreams of designing and flying beautiful models of airplanes, inspired by the works of Italian designer Caproni. The film follows his life and the important events that marked that period: the Great Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and World War II.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
In 1805, Europe was largely under Napoleon’s rule, and the only obstacle to complete domination was the British Royal Navy. Captain Lucky Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) is at the head of the warship HMS Surprise, which has the task of sinking or capturing the French warship Acheron, which has done a lot of damage to British forces.
Opposing ships play cat and mouse for weeks, alternating their roles, until Acheron is the first to decide on an attack in which he almost completely destroys HMS Surprise. Aubrey realizes that the enemy ship is far superior to his, but together with his friend and ship surgeon Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany) he decides that he will not return to England defeated and humiliated. They face the difficult task of repairing ship damage at sea and capturing Acheron. Will he have enough strength?
Kingdom of Heaven Director’s Cut (2005)
Medieval France in 1184. The striking Balian (O. Bloom) is a young blacksmith who, after the tragic death of a child and the suicide of his wife, learns that his real father is the influential crusading nobleman Godfrey of Ibelin (L. Neeson). Forced to flee for the murder of a priest, Balian joins his father and embarks on a long journey with him to Messina. He learns to wield a sword and fight, and eventually receives the title of crusader knight.
Godfrey is mortally wounded in one conflict, and his last wish is for Balian, accompanied by his loyal assistant Hospitaler (D. Thewlis), to go to Jerusalem. The Balian there soon gained the respect of Arabs and Christians, especially the ailing King Baldwin IV (E. Norton) and the commander of the Jerusalem army Tiberias (J. Irons). And when he becomes the lover of Baldwin’s sister Sybille (E. Green), Balian acquires an open and powerful enemy in her husband Guy of Lusignan (M. Csokas) and his friend Reynald of Chatillon (B. Gleeson).
The two of them, despite all the peace efforts of Balian and King Baldwin IV, would provoke a war of Christians and numerically superior Saracens led by Saladin (G. Massoud). The decisive battle in that war will be the one for the city of Jerusalem.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.
Wings of Desire (1987)
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Jesse James (Pitt) was one of the first real American celebrities. Countless books have been written and countless stories have been told about America’s most famous bandit, but most of the details are far from the truth.
For those he robbed and terrorized, he was only a criminal, but in sensationalist newspaper articles and novels that followed James’ gang in the 1970s, Jesse was the object of admiration and adoration. He was considered Robin Hood robbing only the rich who exploited poor people.
One of his biggest fans was also Robert Ford (Affleck), an ambitious young man who dedicated his life to the hope of riding with his idol. He couldn’t even dream that history would mark him as the dirty little coward who killed Jesse. But who really was 34-year-old Jesse James, and who was Robert Ford, a 19-year-old member of his gang? How did they become friends and what was really going on between them?
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
In this cult western by Serge Leone, (partially filmed in the Valley of Monuments), the story of revenge becomes one of the symbols of the Wild West. To get hold of the railway line in Sweetwater, a crippled railroad mogul, Morton (Gabriel Ferzetti), hires assassins, led by blue-eyed sadist Frank (Henry Fonda), who kills estate owner Brett McBain (Frank Wilf) and his family.
However, McBain’s bride soon arrives and she inherits the estate. Two outlaws, Cheyenne (Jason Robards) and the dangerously mysterious Accordion (Charles Bronson) decide to take care of Jill and thwart Frank’s plan to take her land. Since alliances and betrayals are variable categories, it soon becomes clear that the Accordion wants to eliminate Frank for another reason – and that has something to do with death.
Alfonso Cuaron takes us to Mexico in the 1970s and brings the story of Cleo, a young woman who works as a maid for a well-to-do family. The film provides a look at her personal problems, the worsening family situation of her employers, but also the turbulent political turmoil that is shaking Mexico.
Lost Highway (1997)
Fred is an avant-garde jazz saxophonist who lives in a luxurious but also fashionably sterile house with his wife Renee. Fred suspects that Renee is cheating on him, but soon realizes that he has more important problems when he starts finding videotapes on his doorstep that reveal that someone is watching his home from the outside and inside.
When it is revealed that Renee has been killed, Fred finds himself behind bars, but one morning Fred is no longer in jail. He seems to have transformed into Pete Drayton, a young car mechanic who, due to his own stupidity, finds himself in a relationship with the wife of gangster Dick Laurent, a lush blonde Alice who looks just like Renee.
The Conversation (1974)
Harry Caul is a paranoid eavesdropping expert who runs his own company in San Francisco, and colleagues in the profession appreciate him immensely. Caul is obsessed with his own privacy: his apartment closes with a door with three locks, uses a public phone booth for phone calls and claims he has no home phone, while his office is located in the corner of a much larger warehouse. Caul is extremely professional at work, but finds it difficult to establish personal contacts. He is extremely uncomfortable among a crowd of people, while in intimate situations he is repulsive and silent.
Caul is given the task of recording a conversation between a couple walking down Union Square in San Francisco. After successfully completing the job, Caula tears apart a sense of doubt about the real meaning of the conversation and about what might happen to the couple when the client gets the recording. During the film, Caul repeatedly spins the recording trying to decipher its true meaning (after a while he discovers an ambiguous sentence hidden under the sound of a street musician: “He would kill us if he had a chance”) and constantly reinterprets its meaning in light of what he knows and assumes.
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Residents of the Canadian town suffered a great tragedy, a school bus crashed down a slope and fourteen children were killed and others were seriously injured. Driving in the snow, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle, and the whole event took place before the eyes of one of the parents who was driving behind the school bus. The horrific accident left many in the town paralyzed with pain.
Attorney Mitchell Stevens visits the parents and persuades them to file a class action lawsuit against the bus carrier motivated by a third of the damages. But money is not Stevens’ only motivation, his daughter Zoe is addicted to heavy narcotics, she has undergone many unsuccessful treatments, and Stevens, helpless in his role as a father, overwhelmed with remorse, is looking for an “invisible” culprit.
Mulholland Drive (2001)
The plot of the film revolves around a young actress Betty Elms who is just coming to Los Angeles (California) where she meets and befriends a woman who is hiding in Betty’s aunt’s apartment and suffers from amnesia. The story also includes several separate, seemingly unrelated episodes that later merge in different ways, as well as some surreal scenes and images related to the enigmatic narrative of the film itself.
Memories of Murder (2003)
October 1986, a young girl’s body is found in a small town not far from Seoul. The investigation is taken over by local police detective Park Doo-man (S. Kang-ho) who is determined to resolve the case quickly. But things get complicated when another murdered woman is soon found, leading police to conclude that the crimes were linked and that the victims dressed in red were killed during the rain.
Thinking that the passer-by was the perpetrator, Park Doo-man beats him up but realizes that it is his colleague from the capital Seu Tae-Yoon (K. Sang-Kyung) who came to help him with the investigation. And while Park is an incorrigibly rude man, Sao tries to find the killer by different methods. However, their first detainee is not the one they are looking for.
The Invisible Guest (2016)
The plot of the film follows a young rising businessman Adrian Dorio (Mario Casas), who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside, with the corpse of his mistress Laura (Bárbara Lennie) in bed. Adrian remembers almost nothing because he received a blow to the head, fainted and denies the accusations that he killed Laura. After his longtime lawyer Felix (Francesc Orella) pays Adrian bail, they together hire prestigious lawyer Virgin Goodman (Ana Wagener), in an attempt to put together a mosaic of what exactly happened and acquit Adrian.
Blue Velvet (1986)
In an idyllic American town, a young man returns from the hospital after visiting his sick father. On the way home, he finds a human ear on the lawn. He reports the case to the police, but at the same time, he starts an investigation in which he is helped by Dorothy, the daughter of a police officer. The young couple is soon exposed to the reverse of the American petty-bourgeois idyll, decorated houses and lawns, and Jeffrey is directly involved in the world of criminals and psychopaths.
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
In the early 1960s, due to political disagreements over the Algerian war, a French paramilitary organization planned to assassinate French President Charles De Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand). When the state services find out that the president’s life is in danger, extreme precautions are taken to prevent any attempt to endanger the life of the first man of France.
But terrorist forces find a person who could carry out this impossible task. Known under the secret name of the Jackal, the professional assassin (Edward Fox) agrees to perform the task. Police learn of the assassin from informants, and Police Inspector Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) approaches the killer step by step.
Kit Carruthers (Martin Sheen), a failed 25-year-old employed as a scavenger, enters into a love affair with a ten years younger Holly (Sissy Spacek). As her father opposes their association, Kit kills him and flees the city with the girl. This is just the beginning of a cruel series of crimes that this young couple will commit.
It’s no secret that blood sells news today. The more brutal and shocking the event, the more media space it will get. Sociopath Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) realized this, and after an unsuccessful job search, he decided to become a freelance TV reporter who follows the blackest of all chronicles – the night ones.