Total Nerd The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed  

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Here, you'll find a collection of sci-fi films to watch when you're stoned that are packed full of awesome visual effects, mind-bending plots, and images that just looks really pretty when you're super blitzed. As everyone whose ever indulged in the ways of weed knows, a bunch of really cool sounds and flashing lights go a long way. These classic sci-fi adventures will prove no exception. From genuinely good sci-fi films to unintentionally hilarious critical flops, you're sure to find something you'll love below. 

The next time you find yourself looking to take a trip out of this world without ever leaving the comfort of your own couch, check out this list of the best sci-fi movies to watch on weed. From awesome special effects to alternate takes on the nature of reality, these stoner-friendly films are sure to take your mind on a journey you may or may not forget. 

Be sure and vote for your favorites in order to help guide other sci-fi loving stoners! 

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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Star Wars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series, consisting of two trilogies, has spawned an extensive media franchise ...more

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop 2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic criminals ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, ...more

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Valerian and the City of a Tho... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes in French) is a 2017 French science fiction action film produced, written and directed by ...more

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena ...more

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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex Garland. A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a ground-breaking ...more

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, ...more

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Gravity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed, co-written, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts, and sees them stranded in ...more

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni ...more

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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
RasimO added Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer 12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more

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Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, ...more

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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
ig7x added Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Silla for his company Europacorp. The film was shot in ...more

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Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian adult animated anthology science fiction fantasy film directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by Ivan Reitman and Leonard Mogel, who also was the publisher of ...more

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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman Speed Racer is a 2008 American sports action film based on the Japanese anime and manga series of the same name by Tatsunoko Productions. The film was written and directed by The Wachowskis, and ...more

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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set in the ...more

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The Fountain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn The Fountain is a 2006 American drama film that blends elements of fantasy, history, spirituality, and science fiction. It is directed by Darren Aronofsky, and stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel ...more

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more

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Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle. The film was adapted from a screenplay written by Alex Garland about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous ...more

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Dune is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Sting, Patrick Stewart, Alicia Witt Dune is a 1984 American science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides and ...more

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Brain Damage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Lucille Saint-Peter Brain Damage is a 1988 American comedy horror film directed by Frank Henenlotter.

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The City of Lost Children is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Pinon The City of Lost Children is a 1995 French-German-Spanish science fantasy drama film directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Ron Perlman, who does not speak French, and ...more

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Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction comedy film. The film was written and directed by Joe Cornish and stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Nick Frost and Luke Treadaway. Attack the ...more

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Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime science fiction film based on manga of the same title by Masamune Shirow. The film was written by Kazunori Itō, directed by Mamoru Oshii, animated by ...more

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The Incredible Melting Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Myron Healey, Michael Alldredge, Burr DeBenning The Incredible Melting Man is a 1977 American science fiction horror film about an astronaut whose body begins to melt after he is exposed to radiation during a space flight to Saturn, driving ...more

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Trog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Thorley Walters Trog is a 1970 science fiction horror film starring Joan Crawford in a story about the discovery of a living trogolodyte. The screenplay was written by Peter Bryan, John Gilling, and Aben ...more