The Top 8 Most Interesting Human Experiences

R. Person By R. Person, 18th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This article lists the top 8 most interesting human experiences, in the author's opinion. Movie titles in a variety of genres on each subject are provided.


Humans Daydream an average of 2 hours (120 minutes)each day, most of the time they don't even realize it.
Here is a list of movies that involve daydreaming:
- Amélie
- Mean Girls
- The Girl Next Door
- The Informant!

Sleepwalking and Sleeptalking

- Sleepwalking:
Sleepwalking is called Somnambulism. This can be dangerous, especially if you trip over something, fall down, bump into something etc.
- Sleeptalking:
Sleeptalking is called Somniloquy. Sleeptalking is not usually considered a serious problem. Sleeptalking can be just gibberish, or something totally random, or even sometimes profane. Sleeptalking can be a nuisance to other people, but it can also be very amusing. This website has some funny things that people have said in their sleep:
And this site has some hilarious things that one man has said in his sleep, as his wife chronicles them.

Some movies about sleeptalking and/or sleepwalking:
- Donnie Darko
- Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
- Phenomena


Dreaming is very interesting.
Here is a list of some movies about dreaming:
- Avatar
- Dreamscape
- Inception
- Mulholland Drive
- The Matrix
- The Science of Sleep
- Vanilla Sky
- Waking Life
-What Dreams May Come

Alien Abductions

I have abducted by aliens several times. Not really, but it would make for some extremely interesting diary entries. Are aliens real, or are they the product of one's imagination propagated by science fiction?
Here is a list of movies about alien abduction:
- Altered
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- Fire in the Sky
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers
- Men in Black
- Signs
- Taken
- War of the Worlds
-The Arrival


Telepathy is essentially sending mental messages to someone else. It is basically the opposite of mind-reading.
Here's a list of some movies about telepathy and/or mind-reading
- A Boy and His Dog
- Dreamcatcher
- Hellboy
- Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
- The Shining
- Thoughtcrimes
- Twilight
- X-men

Psychic abilities

Some people believe in psychics, others think they are hokey. It could just be Psychics have something similar to a "woman's intuition" and their unconscious mind is very receptive, and good at putting things together. Extrasensory Perception (ESP), which is often called "the sixth sense."
Here are some movies about psychics:
- Akira
- Serenity
- Starship Troopers
- The Dead Zone
- The Gift
- The Sixth Sense
- What Women Want

Time Travel

This is certainly a popular phenomenon in SciFi books and movies. While we aren't currently able to Time Travel yet,(well actually we have been able to send objects into the future small fractions of a second) that's an interesting idea.
* My Favorite Time Travel Movies:
-Back To The Future (trilogy)
-The Time Traveler's Wife
-The Butterfly Effect
-Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
-The Time Mahcine
-Star Trek (2009)


Telekinesis is using one's mind to physically move something.
Here is a list of some movies about telekinesis:
- Altered State
- Carrie
- Firestarter
- Matilda
- Modern Problems
- The Fury
- The Medusa Touch
- Zapped

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author avatar Carol
1st Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing

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author avatar Denise O
1st Feb 2011 (#)

Good read. My kids use to talk in their sleep (also walk at times) when they were younger. I use to be able to get my daughter to answer me, it was a hoot. Nice lists also.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar R. Person
1st Feb 2011 (#)

I used to walk in my sleep, and I still talk occassionally, but it's ususlly nonsensical.
And thanks!

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author avatar Greenfaol
1st Feb 2011 (#)

Good lists :D Aparently I talk in my sleep, not sure if that's in a film or not :D
Thanks for sharing ;o)

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author avatar Tony Mendoza Jr.
1st Feb 2011 (#)

All the things that we aren't able to measure scientifically (at this time) are fascinating. I have an article I am almost finished with that is about the power of the Day Dream ... thanks for posting!

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author avatar James R. Coffey
2nd Feb 2011 (#)

Hummm . . .

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author avatar Tranquilpen
3rd Feb 2011 (#)

You should be able to experience Lucid Dreaming, without the technicalities.

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author avatar harrison8bal
15th Feb 2011 (#)

Wow, that's a pretty good list I am going to bookmark this and watch all the movies :D

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author avatar richardpeeej
24th Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing these ideas Rachel I found them interesting to read..Richard

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author avatar R. Person
25th Feb 2011 (#)

Thank you!

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author avatar dlist
11th Apr 2011 (#)

day dream like imagine what you want to happen in your life

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