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The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD 

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Updated October 13, 2018 345 votes 80 voters 3.2k views 29 items

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If you're looking for sci-fi films to watch when you're high, then be aware you will never see these films the same way again. No matter how much experience you've got with psychedelics, if you're about to undertake such a journey your love of neon lighting is about to skyrocket. What better place to indulge the craving than one of these fantastically flashy films?

Here, you'll find some of the best sci-fi movies to watch on LSD that are packed full of mind-bending plots, awesome shots of the galaxy, and plenty of pretty colors. There's, of course, Stanley Kubrick's classically trippy 2001: A Space Odyssey. Or what about Donnie Darko, which might make slightly more sense high? Whether you want to explore the weird world of outer space or dive into alternative realities, get ready to go on an epic adventure from the comfort of your own home. 

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
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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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
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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Interstellar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon
Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more
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Interstella 5555: The 5t... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Thomas Bangalter, Romanthony
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem is a feature-length Japanese-French animated adventure fantasy science fiction musical film originally released on 28 May 2003. The film is ...more
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Dune is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
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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Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
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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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
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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Fantastic Planet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Hubert de Lapparent, Jean Topart, Yves Barsacq
Fantastic Planet is a 1973 cutout stop motion science fiction allegorical film directed by René Laloux, production designed by Roland Topor, written by both of them and animated at ...more
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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
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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The Adventures of Buckar... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!, often shortened to Buckaroo Banzai, is a 1984 American science fiction film. It was directed and produced by W. D. Richter, and ...more
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Moon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario
Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell, a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year ...more
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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more
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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
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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Event Horizon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill
Event Horizon is a 1997 British-American science fiction horror film. The screenplay was written by Philip Eisner and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam ...more
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Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
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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Contact is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno
Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the ...more
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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael ...more
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Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba
Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan ...more
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Europa Report is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Europa Report
Sharlto Copley, Embeth Davidtz, Christian Camargo
Europa Report is a 2013 science fiction film directed by Sebastián Cordero, and starring Christian Camargo, Anamaria Marinca, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Karolina Wydra, and Sharlto ...more
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Stargate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou
Stargate is a 1994 French-American adventure science fiction film released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Carolco Pictures. Created by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, the film is the first ...more
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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg
The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. Produced by Brooksfilms and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Jeff Goldblum, ...more
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Tron: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Cillian Murphy
Tron: Legacy is a 2010 American science fiction film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. A sequel to the 1982 film Tron, it is directed by Joseph Kosinski, produced by Tron director ...more
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The City of Lost Childre... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
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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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman
The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more
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Gravity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-fi Movies to Watch on LSD
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