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The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch High on Weed

Updated December 30, 2019 1.5k votes 288 voters 18.9k views31 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
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    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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    Inception
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • 3
    2001: A Space Odyssey
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1968

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 4
    Star Wars Franchise
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    Guardians of the Galaxy
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

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  • 6
    The Fifth Element
    42
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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Blade Runner
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    17

    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • 8
    Avatar
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    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

    Directed byLuc Besson

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  • 10
    Ex Machina
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    Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander

    Released2015

    Directed byAlex Garland

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  • 11
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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    15

    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Lucy
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    20

    Lucy

    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman

    Released2014

    Directed byLuc Besson

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  • 13
    Donnie Darko
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    14

    Donnie Darko

    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2001

    Directed byRichard Kelly

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  • 14
    Arrival
    27
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    Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

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  • 15
    Ghost in the Shell
    21
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    Ghost in the Shell

    Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka

    Released1995

    Directed byMamoru Oshii

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  • 16
    The Expanse
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  • 17
    12 Monkeys
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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis

    Released1995

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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  • 18
    Galaxy Quest
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

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  • 19
    Gravity
    21
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    Gravity

    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

    Released2013

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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  • 20
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

    Released1977

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 21
    The City of Lost Children
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    The City of Lost Children

    Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Released1995

    Directed byMarc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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  • 22
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    12
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

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  • 23
    Dune
    17
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    Dune

    Sting, Patrick Stewart

    Released1984

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • 24
    Heavy Metal
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    Heavy Metal

    John Candy, Harold Ramis

    Released1981

    Directed byGerald Potterton

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  • 25
    The Fountain
    12
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    The Fountain

    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz

    Released2006

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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