When it comes to colorful movies to watch on psychedelics, the world is luckily awash with options for the average couch tripper. While the night sky and outdoor wonders can be tempting when you're on LSD or other mind-altering drugs, it's not always a good idea to wander too far from home in an enhanced state - especially if you don't have a sober person present. Luckily, these films mean there's no need! Take a nice journey indoors to peruse this list of colorful films to watch on psychedelics.
These cool movies to watch on mushrooms and related substances will provide any tripper with hours of fun, fantasy, and visual delight. Whether you're looking for a trip to another universe or to experience a whole new dimension, these time-honored masterpieces will not disappoint.
Be sure and pay it forward afterwords by voting on your favorites to guide fellow trippers to the coolest movies to watch on psychedelics of all time. And feel free to add any great films that may be missing!
Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben Sharpsteen, it is the third feature in the Disney animated features canon. The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor acts as the film's Master of Ceremonies, providing a live-action introduction to each animated segment. Disney settled on the film's concept as work neared completion on The Sorcerer's Apprentice, an elaborate Silly ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Walt Disney, Corey Burton, Leopold Stokowski, Jimmy MacDonald, Paul Smith, + more
Initial Release: 1940
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, T. Hee, Ford Beebe, + more
#64 on The Best Animated Films Ever
Samsara is a 2011 non-narrative documentary film, directed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson, who also collaborated on Baraka, a film of a similar vein. Samsara was filmed over five years in 25 countries around the world. It was shot in 70 mm format and output to digital format. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and received a limited release in August 2012. ...more on Wikipedia
Initial Release: 2011
Directed by: Ron Fricke
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 Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver. The film is set in the mid-22nd century, when humans are mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on Pandora, a lush moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system. The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi—a humanoid species indigenous to Pandora. The movie title refers to the genetically engineered Na'vi-human hybrid bodies used by a team of researchers to interact with the natives of Pandora. Development on ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Sam Worthington, Giovanni Ribisi, + more
Initial Release: 2009
Directed by: James Cameron
#78 on The Best Movies of All Time
#72 on The Best Rainy Day Movies
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 Clarke's short story "The Sentinel". Clarke concurrently wrote the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was published soon after the film was released. The film follows a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer Hal after the discovery of mysterious black monoliths affecting human evolution. The film deals with the themes of existentialism, human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life. It has been noted for its scientifically accurate depiction of space flight, ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, + more
Initial Release: 1968
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick