I don't remember most of my dreams but when I do they're sprawling epics to make the 70s cinematic masters proud. The casts are huge and are clearly following directorial cues. There's sometimes a score. The plots are complex with twists and turns aplenty - often ones I don't see coming. I've even had dreams that continued over multiple nights, miniseries-style.
Did I mention they're almost always fairly bleak? Take last night for example. It focused on a multi-day court case about a plane crash in which I was (presumably) the only survivor. I was testifying that not one but two different people had noticed instrument failure before takeoff and a corrupt judge who was somehow involved was trying to block me getting to the stand.