Imaginative and Memorable Movies

Posted on March 25, 2019

by April S

The Science of Sleep - 2006 movie directed by Michel Gondry

Title: The Science of Sleep
Director: Michel Gondry
Writer: Michel Gondry
Year: 2006
MPAA Rating: R
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Descriptors: Surreal, Imaginative, Memorable
Rating: ★★★★ out of 5

Summary: A playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvey brain of Stephane, an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life.

What can I say about this movie? It’s kind of weird. Really? Yes, it is definitely weird, but in a good way. This movie reminds me of Tim Burton’s work, because of the incredibly imaginative animation and story. The main character is quirky and incredibly likable. There’s just something about this movie that sticks with you well after it’s over.

The Science of Sleep – The Sprout and the Bean

If you like “The Science of Sleep” you may also enjoy:

Big Fish - 2003 movie directed by Tim Burton.
Microbe and Gasoline - 2015 movie directed by Michael Gondry
Mood Indigo - 2013 movie directed by Michel Gondry
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 2004 movie directed by Michel Gondry

Big Fish

As his father Edward lies on his deathbed, William Bloom attempts to get to know him beyond the tall tales he tells about his life, and learns to understand and accept him along the way.

Microbe and Gasoline

Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.

Mood Indigo

Eminently inventive auteur Michel Gondry turns to French novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary, romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Joel Barish goes through a procedure to remove memories of his girlfriend Clementine from his mind, only to realize the value of what they had as each memory is erased.

Micmacs - 2009 movie directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet
Amelie - 2002 movie directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Eagle vs Shark - 2007 movie directed by Taika Waititi
Paper Heart - 2009 movie starring Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi


“An underground lair serves as the point of inspiration for this deeply whimsical fantasy comedy (with echoes of Jodorowsky’s “Rainbow Thief”) from French cause célèbre Jean-Pierre Jeunet (“Amélie” and “The City of Lost Children“).” ~ Allmovie


A painfully shy waitress working at a tiny Paris café, Amelie makes a surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better. From then on, Amelie dedicates herself to helping others find happiness in the most delightfully unexpected ways. But will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others?

Eagle vs Shark

When oddball Lily meets the eccentric Jarrod at a “dress as your favorite animal” party, it’s a match made in outcast heaven. This hilarious story about relationships and redemption finds humor in unexpected places and proves love is truly blind.

Paper Heart

Charlyne Yi does not believe in love, or so she says. At the very least, she doesn’t believe in fairy-tale love or the Hollywood mythology of love, and her own experiences have turned her into yet another modern-day skeptic. Charlyne and her friend (and director) Jake embark on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn’t understand: love. Determined to find out if it truly exists, Charlyne talks with friends and strangers, scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children. Then, shortly after filming begins, Charlyne meets a boy after her own heart: Michael Cera. As their relationship develops on-camera, her pursuit to discover the nature of love takes on a fresh new urgency. Combining elements of storytelling, reality, and fantasy, “Paper Heart” brings a fresh perspective to the modern romance and redefines the classic love story.

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