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The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed 

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Updated December 30, 2019 965 votes 223 voters 13.6k views 31 items

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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

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

Released: 1968

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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Star Wars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
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Valerian and the City of... is listed (or ranked) 6 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

Directed by: Luc Besson

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Released: 2009

Directed by: James Cameron

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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alex Garland

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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Luc Besson

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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

Released: 1982

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
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Released: 2014

Directed by: Luc Besson

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The Hitchhiker's Guide t... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich

Released: 2005

Directed by: Garth Jennings

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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dean Parisot

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Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy

Released: 1981

Directed by: Gerald Potterton

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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

Released: 2001

Directed by: Richard Kelly

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1995

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
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Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

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Gravity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

Released: 2013

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

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Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera

Released: 1995

Directed by: Mamoru Oshii

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Close Encounters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

Released: 1977

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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The City of Lost Childre... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Pinon

Released: 1995

Directed by: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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Eternal Sunshine of the ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michel Gondry

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Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed
Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong

Released: 2007

Directed by: Danny Boyle

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