Top Psychedelic Movies Of All Time

Here is a run down of my favorite top psychedelic movies. I've tried to keep this list to the best trippy movies that are purely psychedelic or include psychedelic scenes and motifs.

I have not included trippy films of a more surreal nature as I feel that would deserve its own list outright. If you have any other recommendations for best psychedelic movies please comment here and let me know what else is worth seeing or any opinions you have on the psychedelic films listed here. Let's begin...

01. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear And Loathing in Loas Vegas Los Psychedelic MovieFear and Loathing has one of the best trip scenes of any drug involved movie I have seen. Actually it is pretty much one long drug fueled crazy adventure. Who can forget the drugged out hotel check-in and reptile zoo bar !

The film has become a true cult smash and is sampled over and over again in popular culture from music, to art to just about anywhere psychedelic drugs are involved.

Great acting and Terry Gilliam behind the controls. Awesome movie. This is bat country. A fine example of psychedelic movie making. One of the all time top movies to watch.

02. Fritz the Cat / 9 Lives Of Fritz the Cat

psychedelic movies fritz_the_cat_poster-vhs-coverFritz the Cat is a 1972 American animated comedy film written and directed by Ralph Bakshi as his feature film debut. Based on the comic strip of the same name by Robert Crumb, the film was the first animated feature film to receive an X rating in the United States.

It focuses on Fritz (voiced by Skip Hinnant), an anthropomorphic feline in mid-1960s New York City who explores the ideals of hedonism and sociopolitical consciousness.

The film is a satire focusing on American college life of the era, race relations, the free love movement, and left- and right-wing politics. Fritz the Cat is the most successful independent animated feature of all time, grossing over $100 million worldwide. As far as animation goes it's one of the trippiest movies ever.

03. The Trip

psychedelic movies the-trip_poster_fondaDirector Roger Corman had just had a big hit with his biker film The Wild Angels (1966) and The Trip was an attempt to further exploit the youth counter-culture market he had stumbled onto. Roger Corman was not the originator of the LSD film but The Trip was the most high profile in the brief fad for LSD films during the late 1960s.

In this drama, Paul Groves (Peter Fonda) takes his first dose of LSD while experiencing the heartbreak and ambivalence of divorce from his beautiful but adulterous wife, played by Susan Strasberg. He starts his trip with a "guide," John (Bruce Dern), but runs away and abandons out of fear.

As Paul experiences his trip, he wanders around the Sunset Strip, into nightclubs, and the homes of strangers and acquaintances. He considers the roles played by commercialism, sex, the role of women in his life. Jack Nicholson wrote the original screenplay. 

Corman encouraged Nicholson's experimental writing style and gives between 80 and 90 percent credit to Nicholson for the final shot script in the director's commentary appearing on the DVD of this film. Corman only slightly modified the story to stay within budget. Acid movies 101.

04. Pink Floyd : The Wall

top psychedelic films pink-floyd-the-wall-movie-poster-vhs-dvdPink Floyd The Wall is a 1982 British live-action/animated musical film directed by Alan Parker based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall.

The film is highly metaphorical and is rich in symbolic imagery and sound. It features very little dialogue and is mainly driven by Pink Floyd's music.

The film contains fifteen minutes of elaborate animation sequences by the political cartoonist and illustrator Gerald Scarfe, part of which depict a nightmarish vision of the German bombing campaign over the United Kingdom during World War II set to the song "Goodbye Blue Sky". The film depicts the construction and ultimate demolition of a metaphorical wall, alienation. One of the best trippy movies ever.

05. Yellow Submarine

best psychedelic movies VHS_yellow_submarine-beatles-poster-dvdAnother music based film, Yellow Submarine is a 1968 British animated feature film based on the music of The Beatles. It is also the title for the soundtrack album to the feature film, released as part of The Beatles' music catalog.

The film was directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced. The real Beatles participated only in the closing scene of the film, with the fictional counterparts of The Beatles voiced by other actors. The film received a widely positive reception from critics and audiences alike.

It is also credited with bringing more interest in animation as a serious art form. Time commented that it "turned into a smash hit, delighting adolescents and esthetes alike". The animation of Yellow Submarine has sometimes falsely been attributed to the famous psychedelic pop art artist of the era, Peter Max; but the film's art director was Heinz Edelmann.

Edelmann, along with his contemporary Milton Glaser, pioneered the psychedelic style for which Max would later become famous, but according to Edelmann and producer Al Brodax, as quoted in the book Inside the Yellow Submarine by Hieronimus and Cortner, Max had nothing to do with the production of Yellow Submarine. As far as classic animation goes its one of the best movies ever.

06. The Holy Mountain

great psychedelic movies films top best Holy_MountainSit back.. Relax and get ready to roll. A film that screams "product of its time," The Holy Mountain was Alejandro Jodorowsky's dizzying elegy to the sex, drugs and spiritual awakening of the late 1960s and early 1970s -- a suitably bizarre follow-up to his El Topo (1971).

Fascinating although it only fitfully makes sense, The Holy Mountain is beautifully shot and designed, and it suggests what might have resulted if Luis Buñuel, Michelangelo Antonioni, and George Romero had all dropped acid and made a movie together. A Christ-like vagrant and thief wanders through a perverse and unfriendly land until he encounters an enlightened one, who gathers the thief and six of the world's most powerful individuals for a spiritual pilgrimage.

If that description sounds a bit sketchy, well, narrative isn't this film's strongest suit. But if you want to see the conquest of Mexico re-enacted by reptiles, soldiers shoot innocent people as birds fly from their wounds, and a wizard turn feces into gold, this is the movie for you.

The central members of the cast were said to have spent three months doing various spiritual exercises guided by Oscar Ichazo of the Arica Institute. The Arica training features Zen, Sufi and yoga exercises along with eclectic concepts drawn from the Kabbalah, the I Ching and the teachings of Gurdjieff.

After the training, the group lived for one month communally in Jodorowsky's home before shooting began. Jodorowsky was also instructed by Ichazo to take LSD for the purpose of spiritual exploration. He also administered psilocybin mushrooms to his actors during the shooting of the death-rebirth scene.

The Beatles member George Harrison was intended to play the main character but he withdrew when he read in the script he had to wash his anus in front of the camera ! As far as trippy movies go - this takes the cake !

07. Fantastic Planet

FP is an animated sci-psych-fi film directed by René Laloux in 1973. The story is based on the novel Oms en série, by the French writer Stefan Wul. The film depicts a future in which human beings, known as "Oms" (a word play on the French-language word hommes, meaning men), are creatures on the Draags' home planet, where they are seen as pests and sometimes kept as pets (with collars).

The Draags are an alien race which is humanoid in shape but a hundred times larger than humans, with blue skin, fan-like earlobes and huge, protruding red eyes. The Draags also live much longer than human beings – one Draag week equals a human year.

Some Oms are domesticated as pets, but others run wild, and are periodically exterminated. The Draags' treatment of the Oms is ironically contrasted with their high level of technological and spiritual development. The film is chiefly noted for its surreal imagery, the work of French writer and artist Roland Topor.

The landscape of the Draag planet is full of strange creatures, including a cackling predator which traps small fluttering animals in its cage-like nose, shakes them to death and hurls them to the ground. The Draag practice of meditation, whereby they commune psychically with each other and with different species, is shown in transformations of their shape and colour.

08. Altered States

trippy films altered-states-dvd-top-psychedelic-movies-torrent-hurtEver had one of those "I've heard that sampled before !" moments ? Hallucinogen found a real treasure trove in this cult movie for his debut self titled goa-trance albumn. The movie is a 1980 American science fiction-film adaptation of a novel by the same name by playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky.

It was the only novel that Chayefsky ever wrote, as well as his final film. Both the novel and the film are based on John C. Lilly's sensory deprivation research conducted in isolation tanks under the influence of psychoactive drugs like ketamine and LSD. William Hurt plays Eddie Jessup, a scientist obsessed with discovering mankind's true role in the universe.

To this end, he submits himself to a series of mind-expanding experiments. Quite a dazzling film for its time.

09. Barbarella

barbarella poster dvd vhs cover top psychedelic movies best trippyA voluptuous outer space agent sex-kitten travels to another galaxy in search of a missing inventor in this science fiction send-up. Barbarella (Jane Fonda), an interstellar representative of the united Earth government in the 41st century, is dispatched to locate scientist Durand Durand, whose positronic ray, if not recovered, could signal the end of humanity.

Outfitted in an array of stunning Star Trek/Bond girl outfits and cruising around in a plush, psychedelic spaceship, Barbarella travels to the Tau Seti system and promptly crash-lands. She then spends the rest of the film discovering the joys of interstellar sex with a keeper of feral children (Ugo Tognazzi), a blind, beatific angel (John Phillip Law), and an inept revolutionary named Dildano (David Hemmings).

Brilliant psychedelic set designs, spaceships and sexy tight sex kitten cat suits ! Great stuff ! A remake was planned some year ago to be directed by Sin City's Robert Rodriguez. Last I heard these plans had fallen through due to the production costs.

10. Easy Rider

top best psychedelic movies easyriderClassic stoner films don't get much more classic than this. The grand-daddy of all drug addled reflections on the 1960s counter culture. Easy Rider explores the societal landscape, issues, and tensions in the United States during the 1960s, such as the rise and fall of the hippie movement, drug use, and communal lifestyle.

The protagonists are two freewheeling hippies: Wyatt, nicknamed "Captain America" (Fonda), and Billy (Hopper). Fonda and Hopper said that these characters' names refer to Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid. Wyatt dresses in American flag-adorned leather, while Billy dresses in Native American-style buckskin pants and shirts and a bushman hat. The former is appreciative of help and of others, while the latter is often hostile and paranoid of outsiders.

The movie's groundbreaking soundtrack featured The Band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Steppenwolf. Editor Donn Cambern used various music from his own record collection to make watching hours of bike footage more interesting during editing. Most of Cambern's music was used, with licensing costs of $1 million, more than the budget of the film !

11. The Doors

the doors movie poster cover trippy movies all timeIn my experience people either love or hate The Doors, both band and movie. I give both band and movie two thumps up. It's not a great film but it certainly could have been a lot worse right ?

Oliver Stone's homage to 60's rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group's late singer, the "Electric Poet" Jim Morrison. The movie follows Morrison from his days as a film student in Los Angeles to his death in Paris in 1971, at the age of 27. Some people hate on the film because it only depicts the monstrous side of Jim's character.

Director Oliver Stone said it best...."when you have to condense a person's life, a legend at that, into two measly hours you must take the highlights". Val Kilmer does an amazing acting job in this film. Should have been nominated for an Oscar if you ask me.

12. The Fountain

the fountain movie poster coverThe Fountain is a 2006 American romantic drama film, which blends elements of fantasy and science fiction, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz.

The film comprises three storylines where Jackman and Weisz play different sets of characters: a modern-day scientist and his cancer-stricken wife, a conquistador and his queen, and a space traveler in the future who hallucinates his lost love.

The storylines, interwoven with use of match cuts and recurring visual motifs, reflect the themes of love and mortality. Visually stunning, outstadning effects with a sublime soundtrack by Clint Mansell—the composer for Aronofsky's previous films Pi and Requiem for a Dream.

Sadly the film was a box office flop. But then again, it was released at a time when the world was obsessed with the superficially of Paris Hilton. If you have a choice of spending your dollars on a Paris Hilton DVD box set or reflecting on that fact that everyone you love will die, most people will opt for the sugar.

13. Koyaanisqatsi

koyaanisqatsi movie poster dvdAn art-house circuit sensation, this feature-length documentary is visually arresting and possesses a clear, pro-environmental political agenda.

Without a story, dialogue, or characters, Koyaanisqatsi (1983) (the film's title is a Hopi word roughly translated into English as "life out of balance") is composed of nature imagery, manipulated in slow motion, double exposure or time lapse, juxtaposed with footage of humans' devastating environmental impact on the planet.

Forget trying to convince your friends how good this film is. Everyone seems to have a different take on it. What I can suggest is getting in the right "setting" . Turn off the lights, turn up the soundtrack , relax and prepare for a pure artistic experience. Mesmerizing trance like film-making.

14. Renegade ( a.k.a Blueberry )

Psychedelic westerns are few and far between. I wish there were more, I love spaghetti westerns and anything psychedelic so combining the two is just pure win-win.  Renegade is a French movie adaptation of the popular Franco-Belgian comic book series Blueberry, illustrated by Jean Giraud (better known as Moebius) and scripted by Jean-Michel Charlier.

The film starred the French star Vincent Cassel as the title character along with Michael Madsen and Juliette Lewis. Although the film is a French production, the language of the film is in English because the story is set in America's Wild West in the 1870s. Since the character of Blueberry remains obscure in the States, the film was released on DVD in America in November 2004 under the title Renegade and marketed very much as a conventional Western.

The film is best remembered for its animated sequence of a entheogenic trip. The movie features several elaborate psychedelic 3D computer graphics sequences as a means of portraying the main characters' shamanic experiences from his point of view.

Jan Kounen, the director of the film, drew upon his extensive first hand knowledge of ayahuasca rituals in order to design the visuals for these sequences, Kounen having undergone the ceremony at least a hundred times with Shipibo language speakers in Peru. The 3D animated sequence in this is one of the best trip portrayals in psychedelic movies you are likely to see.

15. 2001 A Space Odyssey

2001 A space odyssey odessy film posterNow , while more psy-fi than psych-fi , 2001 does include one of the most memorable trippy scenes to ever hit the cinema screens. Considering it was made with 1968 technology , that is some impressive stuff don't you think ?

 As the film climaxes, the main character takes a trip through deep space that involves the innovative use of slit-scan photography to create the visual effects and disturbing sequences of him noticeably stunned at what he's experiencing.

The colored lights in the Star Gate sequence were accomplished by slit-scan photography of thousands of high-contrast images on film, including op-art paintings, architectural drawings, moire patterns, printed circuits, and crystal structures.

Known to staff as "Manhattan Project", the shots of various nebula-like phenomena, including the expanding star field, were colored paints and chemicals swirling in a pool-like device known as a cloud tank, shot in slow-motion in a dark room. The first time I saw this film I was, how you say, enjoying some of nature's bounty and this scene just about turned my head inside-out.

16. Enter the Void

enter-the-void-poster-image-psychedelic-movie-dvd-tokyoEnter the Void is a 2009 French film written and directed by Gaspar Noé, labeled by Noé as a "psychedelic melodrama". It stars Nathaniel Brown in his debut role, Paz de la Huerta, and Cyril Roy, also in his first role on film.

The story is set in Tokyo and focuses on Oscar, a young American drug dealer who gets shot by the police, but continues to watch over his sister Linda and the events which follow during an out-of-body experience, floating above Tokyo's streets.

Noé had tried various hallucinogens in his youth and used those experiences as inspiration for the visual style. One particular drug experience came later, when the director already was planning the film, and traveled to the Peruvian jungle to try Ayahuasca where it is legal.

The experience was very intense and Noé regarded it "almost like professional research." Since few in the design team ever had taken a hallucinogen, it became necessary for Noé to collect and provide visual references in the forms of paintings, photographs, music videos and excerpts from films. This is purely a visual experience, don't expect a great film per se - just trip out on the global neon candy scapes.

17. Fantasia

fantasia_poster psychedelic movies top best1940. More than 70 years ago. And still one of the top , perhaps the top, psychedelic animated films ever made. The third feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, 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.

One can only speculate on the true psychedelic intent, if any, behind the movie. However, many a teenage stoner will tell you that Fantasia and mind enhancing drugs go together like peanut butter and jelly. Hmmm... munchies.

These days it is quite popular to discover what music synchs with Fantasia. Much like people do with Pink Floyds's music synched to the Wizard Of Oz. Disney, never one to miss out on a quick buck or two, jumped on the 60s hippy cashcow and re-imaged the movie in the late 60s with a very different promotional poster including magic mushrooms and "blow your mind" catchphrases.

18. Dog Star Man

Avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage has labelled his 1963 film Dog Star Man his "cosmological epic." This virtually indescribable film was released in a prelude and four parts. These were not titled but dated instead: Prelude, 1962; Part One, 1963; Part Two 1964 and so forth.

While toiling on this project, Brakhage also managed to finish The Art of Vision, derived from Dog Star Man leftovers, and wrote the script for Metaphors of Vision. If you're looking for a plot, you've come to the wrong filmmaker.

If you're looking for a fascinating mosaic of images combined to "interpret" the creation of the universe, then Dog Star Man will be right up your alley. A creation myth realized in light, patterns, images superimposed, rapid cutting, and silence. A black screen, then streaks of light, then an explosion of color and squiggles and happenstance.

Next, images of small circles emerge then of the Sun. Images of our Earth appear, woods, a part of a body, a nude woman perhaps giving birth. Imagery evokes movement across time. This avant-garde approach to film-making certainly isn't popular, even among cineastes who take film seriously. However, it's still an effective film, even if neither hide nor hair could truly be reaped from it.

There we have it ! All of these films are available on DVD lists now I believe so hit up your favorite DVD store for some real trippy treats. Youtube and IMDB are also worth investigating for some previews, samples etc.

Posted on 6.7.11 by PsyAmb TAG : | 69 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )


Dan said... @ 22 July, 2011

Great post. More than half of these are among my favorite movies. I was especially pleased to see that "Dog Star Man" made its appearance on this list. Stan Brakhage is my favorite film-maker and one of my biggest inspirations. I could think of a few other recommendations for the list. Firstly I was surprised not to see "Tommy" on here. Another happy addition could be "A Scanner Darkly". The animation style is pretty trippy and the plot involves hallucinogens. It is an anti-drug movie/book though but I still consider it psychedelic. Otherwise Richard Linklater's other movie with that rotoscoped animation style, "Waking Life" could be considered. This one may be a stretch but maybe "Baraka" is an appropriate choice in the vein of "Koyaanisqatsi". A couple of others that I consider Psychedelic masterpieces are "The Thief and the Cobbler" and "Space is the Place". When I was considering recommendations most of what came to mind were short films, but seeing as how all the movies on this list are feature-length I decided not to include those.

Fashion Panka said... @ 08 September, 2011

Hey! And what about the Fehérlófia?
It's really amazing!

Fashion Panka said... @ 08 September, 2011


And what about the Feherlofia?
It's really amazing!

Van42 said... @ 01 March, 2012

Don't forget "Hezikiah - The First Electric Western"
It worked on many levels, not the least was the lesson on the danger of guns in the hands of the innocent... the corruption by power... But most of all was the music, provided by "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" and quite a few other notables...


Kaoru said... @ 06 March, 2012

"Enter the void" was really intense, it should be higher up. But don't get the extended version if you catch it. I also second the addition of "Scanner darkly" and I think "Spun" might also fit the list.

Anonymous said... @ 12 May, 2012

The Dark Crystal.... if thats not in there, then thier is something wrong... Truely a mastepiece

Anonymous said... @ 28 June, 2012

^ seconded

Omananda said... @ 02 July, 2012

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Anonymous said... @ 28 July, 2012

Watch Baraka on Acid and you will see how fucking trippy it is..

Rewindah said... @ 27 August, 2012

Here's Some More Movies to put on that list:

Barton Fink (1991)
The Acid House (1998)
Bug (2006)
Enter the Void (2009)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Nine Miles Down (2009)
One Point O (2004)
The Signal (2007)
Spun (2002)

Anonymous said... @ 06 September, 2012

Enter the void was the stupidest movie I have seen and it would cause a bad trip if you were watching it tripping.

Anonymous said... @ 11 September, 2012

Enter the Void is a very very powerful experience. It's a fantastic movie, albeit painful. Watch alone if possible.

Anonymous said... @ 17 October, 2012

A real mindblower called "DARK ARC",
directed by Dan Zukovic, saw a few
days ago on Netflix...a film noir-ish opium dream...psycho-psychedelic...all about the surreal
hallucinatory imagery...quite a trip.

Anonymous said... @ 29 October, 2012

Enter the Void WAS retarded. If I wanted to pan slowly over Japan for 3 hours and watch graphic car accidents I'd... I'd.... oh wait, I can't figure out why I would ever want to do that. And the kid that died at the beginning was a pervert who just stalked his skank ass sister. Fucking retarded. Oh, you get to watch a penis ejaculate from an inside-vagina view. <> People only watch this movie because they hear that it involves DMT, and it does briefly at the beginning of the film.

Dark Arc is amazing,
Baraka is amazing,
I'd also recommend Dead Leaves, This is Not A Movie, Phantasm, Zardoz, and XTRO. All great films.

Once again, fuck Into the Void. pure garbage.

Anonymous said... @ 02 November, 2012

Enter the void is an honest scary in-your-face kind of movie. It's about love, death, reincarnation and consciousness. If you don't like it, you probably don't get it.

Anonymous said... @ 06 November, 2012

Its very subtle, but i found 'Paris, Texas' to be quite visually stimulating....

Also could probly chuck 'waking life', 'Brazil' and 'tideland' up there...

Anonymous said... @ 08 December, 2012

Alice in Wonderland 1951 should definitely be on here!

Chat said... @ 10 December, 2012

Very nice publish, i definitely love this website, keep on it

Eltaj said... @ 10 January, 2013

I'm happy that I found this post after looking for some psychedelic movies to watch. The only movie I've never heard of before was "The Holy Mountain". I watched it the day before yesterday and it went right into my bones! For me it's the greatest film ever. Jodorowsy is genius. Thank you for post.

spacklewoof said... @ 31 January, 2013

13. Koyaanisqatsi-wow I thought I'd lost contact with this movie forever ago. Thanks for bringing it bacdk to the surface.

Unknown said... @ 06 February, 2013

Hard to believe Koyaanisqatsi is already 30 years old !! Director Ron Fricke has a new film out called Samsara which is also brilliant.

Anonymous said... @ 16 February, 2013

The Monkees made a movie called "Head" Head is a 1968 psychedelic adventure comedy film starring television rock group The Monkees, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. I saw it early 70's and am impressed with it still. Believe it or not.

Unknown said... @ 22 February, 2013

Ah yes thanks for that ! Head is a great, if somewhat jumbled, film. I really enjoyed it. Excellent soundtrack too 8)

Unknown said... @ 29 March, 2013

Valley of the dolls 2

Anonymous said... @ 03 April, 2013

What about Waking Life? That was a good one and definitely trippy.

spacklewoof said... @ 06 April, 2013
200 Motels by Frank Zappa

Anonymous said... @ 03 May, 2013

Guys dont forget "Shrooms"

Anonymous said... @ 03 June, 2013

"Head" by the Monkees is clear one of the best psychedelia movies of all times. Filmed late 67 early 68 is pop culture gold for the time.

watch and enjoy.....and remember what a simple world it used to le lol wow !!!


cebu said... @ 07 June, 2013

It takes you on great ride, I recommend you to watch great sceneries than movies. Even movie clips would be a great idea.

Eltaj said... @ 08 June, 2013

for sure "Holy Mountain" is the best film in this list. "enter the void" is also amazing for its hallucinating episode on DMT. but I remember watching "2001 space odyssey" when I took some nutmegs for the first time

Unknown said... @ 19 June, 2013

the absence of Heavy Metal is very disappointing...

Anonymous said... @ 30 June, 2013

Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Heavy Metal

All should be in the top 5

Blake Matthew Tompkins said... @ 08 July, 2013

When you find a movie or a video that is so extremely messed up and/or weird, you continuously ask yourself what in the world are you watching.... and everything just seems weird after that movie/video is over. LSD movies... gotta love em'. Here are some of my recently found trippy favs:

1. After... (Movie)
2. Detention (Movie)
3. Rubber (Movie)
4. Scary or Die (Movie)
5. Trailer Park Terror (Movie)
6. Cabin in the Woods (Movie)
7. Aunt Betty -- Middle Class Rut (Music Video)

Anonymous said... @ 16 July, 2013

Dude remove Enter the Void,
if someone watches that move
they will regret it...
I did...

Anonymous said... @ 27 July, 2013

one should not forget frank zappa's 200 motels. a total mindfuck. no other way to describe it.

Anonymous said... @ 03 August, 2013

Watch all of these. Thank me later.

Holy Motors
The Sound of Noise
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle
The Living Wake

Unknown said... @ 04 August, 2013

Enter the Void isn't a movie, its an experience, a void that I consciously became a part of... English does not have the words to easily convey ones perspective when it comes to consciousness and existence. There is watching a movie, and then there is an amazing existence, unique to the viewer, the interpretation, the projection of ones own self, or psyche into an alternate void, or reality. Its the movie living through your own perception, and your own perception melding with the movie, the sounds, the web of actions and ideas, and on and on...

Anonymous said... @ 20 August, 2013


Anonymous said... @ 09 October, 2013

You missed the really awesome La Vallee from Barbet Schroeder, beautiful Soundtrack by Pink Floyd...nice Images, a Little slow but never dull

Anonymous said... @ 13 October, 2013

I think some are judging these movies on their "trippiness" without actually "tripping" when watching the movie. Getting stoned is not equivalent to "tripping". From this list, The Fountain is one that really affected me for days afterward. A little known recent "trippy" movie and now one of my all time favorites is Cloud Atlas. Try it, and like it.

Anonymous said... @ 16 October, 2013

Across the Universe should be on this list. Well, A list anyway.

Anonymous said... @ 20 October, 2013

Where you people recomend me to watch this movies onlline, youtube? or there is any other links? please send links if u got to nice ones. Peace*

cottageorgan said... @ 06 November, 2013

Naked Lunch...Blue Velvet...Jesus Son...Head...Magical Mystery Tour...Performance...Wings of Desire...Zabriskie Point etc.

Anonymous said... @ 27 December, 2013

No one is talking about , beyond the black rainbow . One of the best new films !

musanim said... @ 06 February, 2014

Durling an LSD trip in the 1970s, a musical score I was looking at (while listening to a recording of it) self-animated. This experience led me to develop animated graphical scores. People have reported that these scores are especially effective under the influence of hallucinogens. I'm not recommending that people take drugs, mind you, but if you *are* taking them, you might want to check out my videos. My YouTube channel is "smalin" and here are a few videos that might be especially effective: (Bach) (Mozart) (Beethoven) (Brahms) (Chopin) (Debussy) (Stravinsky)

Here's the link to all the videos on the channel:

I hope you enjoy these.

Anonymous said... @ 09 February, 2014

what about Nine Lives of Tomas Katz?

Anonymous said... @ 10 February, 2014

Hausu is the most trippy movie ive ever seen, big recommend for y'all.

Anonymous said... @ 21 February, 2014

what about Natural Born Killers?

Anonymous said... @ 10 March, 2014

Beyond the Black Rainbow is quite possibly one of the most striking films ever made. the 1966 sequence is mesmerising. One of fav scenes of all time

Anonymous said... @ 16 March, 2014

- Horton
- Cloudy with a chance of meatballs (1 & 2)

lloyd said... @ 25 March, 2014

Some who never experienced DMT should not watch Enter the Void. The intensity of the movie you may not understand. It is *the* most intense drug experience movie I ever watch. Its almost real, may be on a DMT trip you can go that much. The film crew really expereince the DMT ceremony in Peruvian jungle to bring out the expereince. Yes its a stupid movie for a person who have never expereinced that state of mind , for those who experienced its the the the best :)

Unknown said... @ 03 April, 2014

You should add Beyond the Black Rainbow to this list.

Anonymous said... @ 15 April, 2014

Where is LYNCH

Anonymous said... @ 07 May, 2014

how about naturalborn killers?

Unknown said... @ 10 May, 2014

Enter the void has nothing to offer. there is a daft storyline, bad acting, bad dialogues, no structure, pseudo-spiritual bullshit and crap you rlly don't need to see (brothel,gore,porn,etc). Some nice visuals for sure, yeah, but that's it. Don't read that much into that movie, there is nothing deep or intellectual about it. It is just a movie from an misogynistic sexist asshole who happens to be the director of the movie "Irreversible". That should speak for itself. But if you`d like to see a movie with brains, empathy and heart try "Samsara".

Anonymous said... @ 10 May, 2014

Beyond the Black Rainbow sucked. Enter the Void did too.
I agree with 200 Motels even if you aren't a Zappa fan. Wonderwall is pretty good too. Natural Born Killers too. El Topo too.

Trent said... @ 10 May, 2014

El Topo is awesome. Got it on DVD. I actually like Enter the Void. To each their own. I thinks it's reputation as a psychedelic movie might be questionable though.

willie said... @ 25 May, 2014

mm i liked enter the void,watch it alone at night and smoke a joint,maybe you should read the tibatan book of dead before you watch it, and you need patience with this movie,maybe it;s all true,nobody knows,i liked shutter island also ,i don't know if it;s trippy,but in my mind it was

impulseBrowser said... @ 12 June, 2014

Highly recommend these: Donnie Darko, A Scanner Darkly, Blade Runner, Her (fairly new movie). So glad that Fear and Loathing is at the top of the list above. Good choice! Also, Life of Pi is pretty good but not exactly psychedelic

Nenad said... @ 10 July, 2014

My favorite
1.Fight Club
2.Generation P (russian movie)
3.The Butterfly Effect
4.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
5.Pan's Labyrinth (spanish movie)

Anonymous said... @ 27 July, 2014

Eraserhead, house of flying daggars, hero, requiem for a dream, where the buffalo roam, the cell, the matrix? Those are just a couple titles that I didn't see mentioned.

Anonymous said... @ 19 August, 2014

You guys don't know what you're talking about.

You want Trippy, Crazy, Psychedelic Movies, try stuff like
1974's SUN RA: Space is the Place... For a sample of it:

Anonymous said... @ 07 October, 2014

I would add DON'T LOOK NOW. It was a "drop-acid" favorite in the mid 70s on the midnight circuit here. And many people went insane trying to get their minds out of it.

Unknown said... @ 15 October, 2014

“The War of the Worlds”, and I’m referring to the original movie not the Tom Cruise one is one of the best sci fi movies on netflix. You can get a glimpse of how movies were made in that era.

Tiskit Tothead said... @ 15 November, 2014

Here are the three best movies of the Herbal Friendly variety that haven't been mentioned yet here:
The Tune by Bill Plimpton, early 90s tripped out animation classic
Dirty Duck by Charles Swenson, a must for 200 Motels fans as it was made by alot of the same people.
Dr. Caligari by Steven Sayadian, late 80s cult masterpiece by the director also known as Rinse Dream. Like Eraserhead in color.

Lana said... @ 31 January, 2015

Oh some of this movies i have watched long time before and they were great, thanks for remembering me I will definitely re-watch some of this movies.

lucid wings said... @ 19 March, 2015

For me 3rd eye movies have to incorporate the pineal triggers thruout. I did try the void in full peak, but the lines, color enhancement, sound frequencies and depth of story werent present and thats pretty important. Unfortunately the Void twas not much of a trip. Just intended confusion. Movies made for an experience vs just a trippy concept...are two pretty important differences. I dont want to name a big list, because they're pretty well covered by you guys. My only suggestion is researching if your film includes the proper elements to send you on your spiral. So many tools utilized today compared to 2d animation of the 70s.

I love getting epic experiences as well as just the kickback trips. The best videos I've found that actually BLOW MY MIND have substance and truth. Sentient Mind's version of Third Eye by tool, Juno Novas version of Reflection are independant groups with the soul intention to give essoteric journeys using Mandelbrot, Fibonacci, Parabolas etc..along with solfeggio based frequency beats triggering all senses of awareness.

If you have interest in learning a bit about how fractals work and how to control your own check out the 3-5 min fibonnaci sequence introductions. A journey of awareness are the most cherished.

Great post btw!! =)

Unknown said... @ 22 November, 2015

This is a really nice list, but where are Lynch movies? Mulholland drive is one of my favorites :)

Unknown said... @ 08 November, 2017

Can you suggest some movie name

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