Long a part of film and storytelling in general, the dream sequence serves as a way to dive into a character’s inner most thoughts, feelings and desires. In a dream, our main characters can become anyone they want to be, whether that be a hero, savant, or simply the cool kid in school.

In the case of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) in the 2013 adaptation of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (read our review), dreams are a door to a whole new world of self-discovery. Of course, while not all characters’ dreams are so profound or life-changing, Walter helped us conjure up other memorable scenes featuring dreamers from all walks of film.

So, without further ado, here are 7 Memorable Fantasy Dream Sequences in Film (in no particular order).

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