Top 7 Best Sleep Paralysis Movies That You Should Watch Tonight

Sleep Disorder is one of the Scariest disorders. This disorder is much more different from Lucid dreaming and the movies which are based on Sleep Paralysis are really amazing to watch. Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon that occurs when a person is temporarily unable to move or speak while falling asleep or waking up. You can read more about Sleep Paralysis on Wikipedia.

Sleep Paralysis movies come under the Horror Genre and most of the movies are full of horror and suspense. There are very limited movies that cover this phenomenon. So here is the list of Sleep Paralysis Films that you can consider watching tonight.

Best Sleep Paralysis Movies

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1. The Nightmare (2015)

The Nightmare (2015) Sleep Paralysis Movie

IMDb Rating: 5.7

The Nightmare is a documentary-style horror movie about the sleep paralysis phenomenon. If you are familiar with Sleeping Paralysis then you can easily understand the storyline of this Documentary. The film features interviews with people who have experienced sleep paralysis and recreations of their nightmares. It is one of the scariest documentaries available on Netflix to watch.

2. Slumber (2017)

Slumber (2017) movie

IMDb Rating: 4.7

Sumber is another movie about a sleeping disorder in which we can see how the whole family suffers from a sleeping disorder and how they solve this problem. “Slumber” combines elements of psychological horror and supernatural suspense to create a chilling and suspenseful viewing experience.

3. The Babadook (2014)


IMDb Rating: 6.8

This one is my favorite movie that is based on the Sleep Paralysis film. This movie is quite horror and scary as in the night, there is a dark person/shadow that appears, that is following you. The story revolves around a widow, Amelia, and her troubled young son, Samuel, who are haunted by a mysterious creature from a children’s book called “The Babadook.” The characters of this film are also very horror and interesting.

4. The Conjuring (2013)


IMDb Rating: 7.5

It Is impossible to complete any horror movie list without adding any Conjuring Universe movie. It is based on the true story of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren and their encounters with a malevolent presence haunting a farmhouse. The movie follows the Warrens as they try to help a family plagued by terrifying supernatural occurrences. Probably if you loved to watch horror movies then I guess you already completed this movie.

5. Dead Awake (2016)

Dead Awake 2016 horror movie

IMDb Rating: 4.6

This is another Horror movie that is based on Sleep paralysis in which there is some mysterious death that occurs and each victim is suffering from Sleep paralysis. The movie revolves around a young woman who investigates her twin sister’s death and uncovers a connection to an ancient evil that preys on people during sleep paralysis. Although the IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes ratings of this movie are not so good, this movie is quite interesting to watch.

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6. Mara (2018)

Mara 2018 sleep Paralysis horror movie

IMDb Rating: 5.1

Another movie based on the mysterious death of people is ‘Mara’. There are some plot holes in this movie but overall this movie is decent to watch. This horror film follows a criminal psychologist who investigates the mysterious death of a man and discovers a supernatural entity that kills people as they sleep.

7. Anamnesis (2015) Web Series

Anamnesis (2015) Youtube Series

This Web Series is Freely available On YouTube To Watch. You Can Watch It’s all episodes here. This web series is based on Lucid dreaming and sleeping paralysis. And this is one of the best Sci-Fi web series that is available on YouTube to watch for free.


This is the complete list of best movies based on Sleeping disorders and paralysis. If you have any movie in your mind that comes under this category then make sure to share it with us.

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