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1.) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

This 2005 science fiction comedy directed by Garth Jennings may just be the perfect way to start your trip. The plot is considered mind-expanding – though, not too crazy so you can’t follow it. And this plot is only capitalized by the film’s kaleidoscope visual effects. As a comedy movie, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is light-hearted and leaves you with a happy ending. That said, if you’re quite sensitive to psychedelics and are easily influenced by visual stimuli, this may be a top pick for you.

2.) The Wizard of Oz

A classic film most of us saw as children, The Wizard of Oz is one of the first technicolor films to paint bright and colorful imagery to watchers. As such, this dream follows Dorothy through the rainbow land of Oz where she meets a scarecrow, a tinman, a lion, a witch, a wizard, and a cast full of munchkins. The musical numbers help to add an enchanting effect to the visuals; overall, it’s just a great time. Also, have you watched it paired with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon? That’ll really trip you out.

3.) Alice in Wonderland

Alice and Wonderland is practically synonymous with psychedelic culture, largely thanks to Jefferson Airplane’s song “White Rabbit.” That said, this is a go-to for most trippers looking for a dark fantasy animation with visuals galore. You have the option to watch Tim Burton’s more recent take on the film, but we personally recommend going with the Disney classic.

4.) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

As a product of the 1960s, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas tells the story of Raul Duke as he goes about a journalistic endeavor to cover a motorcycle race. However, being the collection of drugs he takes with him, he ends up throwing his journey into new (and much trippier) directions. As a dark comedy, this movie is definitely preferable if you’re looking for something a bit more grounded in reality that satirizes American society. As a cult classic, it’s one of those must-watch movies for any psychonaut.

5.) The Matrix

Looking to go down a rabbit hole? Look no further than The Matrix. Taking place in a dystopian future, The Matrix takes you on a sci-fi journey that will be sure to question your reality. That said, if you’re not keen on thinking we’re all living in a simulation, this may not be the movie for you. However, if you’re open-minded to such a concept, strap your seatbelts for a wild ride with Keanu Reeves.

6.) Interstellar

In the mood for some high stakes? How about a film where the earth is about to be ravaged due to climate change and it’s up to a team of astronauts to save all of humanity? Interstellar has you covered. This ground-breaking piece of cinema by Christopher Nolan hasn’t just garnered the attention of psychonauts, but the world as a whole. Its story is deep-seated in quantum physics that is bound to make your head spin. On top of this, the high-budget effects allow for some of the most impressive visuals of any modern movie.

7.) Labyrinth

Another musical fantasy to consider, Labyrinth takes Sarah (played by Jennifer Connelly) on a journey through a giant, otherworldly maze. She is on her way to save her baby brother from the Goblin King played by David Bowie. If that isn’t enough to convince you, the film uses puppets to implement a number of its characters. Plus, it’s got such an 80s vibe to it – so, if you’re looking for some nostalgia, here you go.

8.) 2001: A Space Odyssey

Watching 2001: A Space Odyssey sober is already trippy enough. But adding magic mushrooms to the mix? We couldn’t believe what we were watching! What is technically four stories in one, Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film tells the story of a monolith appearing in different parts of the universe. It’s alluded that this monolith is largely responsible for human intelligence and, therefore, important to an operation where a super computer is sent with a crew to access a recently discovered one. Unfortunately for the crew, the computer develops a consciousness of its own and turns on them.

9.) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Whether it’s the more recent Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, these films are so strange in their own right that psychs only add to the weirdness. You’ll follow Charlie as he takes a discomforting tour of Willy Wonka’s surreal chocolate factory. Beyond the trippy visuals, you’ll also find yourself getting along to a handful of classic musical numbers.

10.) Planet Earth

Nature documentaries and psychedelics are always a great combination. And there’s no better nature docu-series out there than Planet Earth. With the BBC now offering 3 installments, you can guarantee there’s more than enough to watch here for a series of trips. We guarantee all the small details and beautiful visuals this series offers will be sure to blow your mind away.