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Best movies to fall asleep

post #1 of 80
Thread Starter 
I have this ritual:
Before I go to sleep, I pick a dvd and pop it in to fall asleep. I can't fall asleep in pure darkness and silence because I start hearing shit and freak myself out. (I know, I know. I'm a wuss.) Anyway, there are certain movies I don't use, like horror movies and newly purchased dvds.
These are a few of my favorites flicks to pass out with:

Last Acion Hero (Good ol' Jack Slater)
Grosse Point Blank ("I can see clearly now, the rai.....zzzzzzzz")
High Fidelity ("Charlie, you fucking BITCH, let's work it out!")
Almost Famous (The beginning of The Who's Teenage Wasteland is a great way to fall asleep)
The Hulk (Elfman's best score, EVER)
Superman II (The score at the beginning while the camera closes in on Krypton knocks me out everytime)

Anyone else?
post #2 of 80
One time I fell asleep watching Dr. Dolittle 2.
post #3 of 80
I generally put in a movie that is black/white or lengthy:

Jesus of Nazareth - 6 hour movie unfortunately on two disks but the first one lasts almost four hours.
Fellowship of the Ring
Rear Window
Dracula (Lugosi)
House of Frankenstein
post #4 of 80
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eileen
I generally put in a movie that is black/white or lengthy:

Fellowship of the Ring
See, I can't use any of the LOTR's because I would stay up watching the whole movie.
post #5 of 80
I feel asleep during Van Helsing if that counts.
post #6 of 80
Solaris.
post #7 of 80
Cast Away and 2001. Not that either movies are that boring or aren't really interesting, but I nearly fell asleep in both at times.
post #8 of 80
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Originally Posted by xbutterx
Last Acion Hero (Good ol' Jack Slater)
Grosse Point Blank ("I can see clearly now, the rai.....zzzzzzzz")
High Fidelity ("Charlie, you fucking BITCH, let's work it out!")
Almost Famous (The beginning of The Who's Teenage Wasteland is a great way to fall asleep)
The Hulk (Elfman's best score, EVER)
Superman II (The score at the beginning while the camera closes in on Krypton knocks me out everytime)

Anyone else?
No matter the quality - or lack there of - most of your choices have too many action scenes to achieve uninterrupted sleep. In other-words, the worst film in history won't help you sleep unless it is both boring AND quiet from beginning to end.

For some reason whoopi goldberg's movie "The telephone" leapt instantly to my mind. The only danger in using it as a method to fall asleep and stay sleeping is that it could put you into a comma.
post #9 of 80
The Wall. I love Pink Floyd but the music is so relaxing
post #10 of 80
Insomnia, ironically.
post #11 of 80
The most recent.
post #12 of 80
I only recently got my first TV in my bedroom in my entire life and I will be 26 at the end of the month. I recently moved out of my mother's house into an apartment and my mother gave me the TV from her bedroom to take with me. I literally hadn't turned it on in two months until last night. I was watching a documentary about Italian-American history and fell asleep. As always, I somehow manage to pause whatever I am watching. I used to this when I feel asleep watching movies at home in the wee hours.
post #13 of 80
For me it's usually Star Wars or LotR since I know them so well and won't mind falling asleep and missing some of it.
post #14 of 80
I cant believe Grosse Pointe Blank was mentioned.

For shame.
post #15 of 80
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Originally Posted by cognizant
I cant believe Grosse Pointe Blank was mentioned.

For shame.
i'll say..

one of my favourite comedies of all time.. along with Groundhog Day
post #16 of 80
Lawrence of Arabia. Fantastic movie, but if you're sleepy it's easy to fade out to. Gorgeous, but long and can be pretty slow at times.
post #17 of 80
I can´t sleep without the TV as well, my house DOES have some weird noises at nigth, and i can´t stop remember hte beggining of The Exorcist with the strange noises and s***. I usually put on Blade Runner (Vangelis is very relaxing), The Hudsucker Proxy, Ben-Hur...

Now if I´m really on an Insomnia episode, The english patient helps me everytime!
post #18 of 80
I've fallen asleep every time I've watched My Fair Lady, which isn't a good thing. I love most of the songs in the movie, but it amazes me how it can be so boring. Especially the racetrack.

If I throw in The Rules of the Game, or some *some* Kurosawa movies, I'll fall asleep, even though I think the movies are great.
post #19 of 80
Any Pixar movie, because I know them all too well.
post #20 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angelo Mike
Cast Away and 2001. Not that either movies are that boring or aren't really interesting, but I nearly fell asleep in both at times.
2001 is one of those films that puts me asleep also, Hellboy is the last movie I fell asleep watching, and no not cause I hate it.
post #21 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by cognizant
I cant believe Grosse Pointe Blank was mentioned.

For shame.
I think the original intent of the thread was "What movies are do you love so much that you can watch them anytime, even while trying to go to sleep." I do this too. Not saying GPB was bad, it's one of my favorite movies of all time. It's just a great film to listen to as you drift off to dreamland.
post #22 of 80
For some inexplicable reason From Russia with Love always seems to knock me out if I dare watch after 11pm... my testosterone keeps me awake until the gypsy fight... but by the train fight I am usually in La La land...

I actually feel asleep watching Lost Highway once and despite having some seriously fucked up dreams the film actually made a kind of sense....
post #23 of 80
Memento
Solaris(the new one, haven't seen the first)
Alien
post #24 of 80
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wydren
I think the original intent of the thread was "What movies are do you love so much that you can watch them anytime, even while trying to go to sleep." I do this too. Not saying GPB was bad, it's one of my favorite movies of all time. It's just a great film to listen to as you drift off to dreamland.
Thanks wydren, that's exactly what i meant. I could watch GPB anytime and it is easily my fave to pass out to. It is one of the reasons i always look forward to whatever Cusack does, hoping he could duplicate the martin blank character.
post #25 of 80
Ooh, so I'm not the only eccentric who does this.

I've got a long list of films I like to fall asleep to including:

Dawn of the Dead (Romero)
Walt Disney's The Black Hole
Alien
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
2001: A Space Odyssey
Soylent Green
Salem's Lot
Horror Express
The Guns of Navarone
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Blair Witch Project
Silent Running
post #26 of 80
Thread Starter 
Seems you can only fall asleep to horror and sci-fi flicks, well classics anyway. That's weird because these are the kinds of movies I cannot EVER fall asleep to. Interesting topic to write a thesis on if your going fo a master's in Psychology. You think?
post #27 of 80

I find some of the best films to fall asleep too are older movies from the 80's as theres something slightly comforting with the older audio on alot of them , try putting on something like Jaws , The abyss , shivers , always best to watch something youve either seen alot of times before so you wont get into the film as much or choice something like Alien that also has alot of quite scenes in
 

post #28 of 80

Unlike you puny mortals, I can fall asleep to ALL movies.

post #29 of 80

Especially TDKR, amirite???

post #30 of 80

Diamonds Are Forever

 

That movie is a 2 hour gun to your head screaming "Go to sleep, motherfucker!!!!".

post #31 of 80

I imagine Jim Jarmusch's entire body of work is an insomniac's best friend.

 

I mean, I love his films. But they're so deadpan and quiet, with soothing scores, especially Ghost Dog and Dead Man. Cronenberg's Crash is the same way.

post #32 of 80

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Originally Posted by Martin Blank View Post

I imagine Jim Jarmusch's entire body of work is an insomniac's best friend.

 

I mean, I love his films. But they're so deadpan and quiet, with soothing scores, especially Ghost Dog and Dead Man. Cronenberg's Crash is the same way.

 

Oh God, yes. With the exception of Mystery Train & Night On Earth, I've fallen asleep with every one of his movies. Still a big fan, though.

 

Wim Wenders - whom I adore - tends to make the eyelids heavy.

post #33 of 80

Wings of Desire deserves every accolade that has been and will ever be thrown at it, but it'd be a really good film to nod off to.

post #34 of 80
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
post #35 of 80
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Originally Posted by Martin Blank View Post

Especially TDKR, amirite???

 

No way.  The oozey delicious hate keeps me awake.

 

Besides... it's barely a movie.

post #36 of 80

When Bruce gets his Fix-O-Knee 9000, you have my permission to fall asleep. 

post #37 of 80

Lost in Translation is my go-to for nights I have trouble drifting off. The whole film is so calming, and the soundtrack does the trick.

post #38 of 80

The Solaris remake is one of my go-to's. So soothing.

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Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post

Diamonds Are Forever

 

That movie is a 2 hour gun to your head screaming "Go to sleep, motherfucker!!!!".

Hahahaha. I just finished up rewatching the official Connery Bonds for the first time since I was a kid and couldn't agree more. I thought something was wrong with me, because it took like 4 tries for me to make it through that one. Guess not.

post #39 of 80

Bladerunn.... zzzzzzzzzzzzz

post #40 of 80
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Originally Posted by Art Decade View Post

 

Wim Wenders - whom I adore - tends to make the eyelids heavy.

Paris, Texas is a brilliant, drowsiness-inducing film.

post #41 of 80

I find kids' movies to be easy to sleep to for some reason, just not the really good ones, cos then I've gotta stay awake to watch the whole thing.

post #42 of 80
That Sofia Coppolla movie staring Stephen Dorff.

Possibly the most boring movie I've ever seen. Probably intentionally so to reflect the ennui of his life. Did not make for a riveti g movie though.

I think I fell asleep the third or fourth lap of his driving.
post #43 of 80

Cast Away has awesome sound to fall asleep to. (as mentioned above)

 

But, I prefer falling asleep to television shows - particularly Arrested Development.  Gives me happy dreams.

 

ETA: Hey post 1000!  At least I mentioned Arrested Development in my 1000th post!

post #44 of 80

Yep, I love falling asleep to The Twilight Zone or Star Trek: TOS. Best naps ever.

post #45 of 80
For me Naked Lunch is the cinematic equivalent to Valium and I don't know why. I do really like the film, but i can't say I've ever seen it all in one play through. Perhaps is does so well in creating it's fever dream world that my body takes the hint and goes to dreamland as well, though I can't say I recall ever entering the Interzone when asleep.

Other favorites include:

Tree of Life
Koyaanisqatsi
Enter the Void

All very dreamlike as well, and all I would say are in my top 100 favorite films.
post #46 of 80
"Dune" knocked me out cold a few months ago.
post #47 of 80

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Originally Posted by Tim K View Post

For me Naked Lunch is the cinematic equivalent to Valium and I don't know why. I do really like the film, but i can't say I've ever seen it all in one play through. Perhaps is does so well in creating it's fever dream world that my body takes the hint and goes to dreamland as well, though I can't say I recall ever entering the Interzone when asleep.

 

Oh sh*t, me too!

 

I've never made it through that movie without falling asleep I & - strangely - I always wake up during the final scene. As far as I know, Naked Lunch is about a guy who sleeps with a local Middle Eastern boy & then shoots Judy Davis in a van.

post #48 of 80
I remember the original BBC adaptation of Voyage of the Dawntreader was rather majestically somnambulant.
post #49 of 80

Stale Elvie - "Bladerunn.... zzzzzzzzzzzz"

I second this.  I have never watched Bladerunner and not started nodding off at some point. 

 

Also, and I don't know why, Killer's Kiss.  I have tried to watch this 4-5 on Netflix Instant and every time I have fallen asleep watching it.  The movie is only like an hour and 15 minutes long, but I can barely make it past the 30 minute mark.  I actually like what I have seen, but something about it just knocks me the fuck out.  In fairness, I usually start watching it at 2 am and am usually half in the bag so.....  I will finish it, in one sitting, one day goddamn it!

post #50 of 80

Me too! For all I know, Killer's Kiss is about a boxer who gets lost in a mannequin factory & then shoots Judy Davis in a van.

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