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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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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 2 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 "bad ...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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Star Wars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
This films franchise 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 ...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 thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac
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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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 7 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 Hitchhiker's Guide t... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Valerian and the City of... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 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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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
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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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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
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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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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 15 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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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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Gravity is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Close Encounters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The City of Lost Childre... is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman
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Eternal Sunshine of the ... is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
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Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 25 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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