As you already know, weed makes every movie-watching experience a little bit more fun. And yeah, toking up before weed-centric films such as Pineapple Express or Up In Smoke turns them into certified classics. But have you ever watched Pinnochio or Jurassic Park while fully blazed? Now there’s an experience.
Here are a handful of known and not-so-known films that deserve consideration the next time you reach for your bong.
7 Great Movies to Watch While Baked
An amazing blend of creepy and hilarious. Seven girls on their summer trip pay a visit to a possessed house which plans to eat them in very bizzare and surreal ways. People have compared elements of this Japanese film to David Lynch’s Eraserhead, and for good reason.
Waking Life (2001)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused) knows what you need. Waking Life is a full-on cerebral journey—and one that should definitely be experienced while stoned. The plot says it all: A man tumbles through a dream, meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. See you later.
Allegro non Troppo (1976)
This might actually be the trippiest film on the whole list. An animated medley of satire, surrealism, spoofery, and general nonsense, set to wonderful, spirited music by Vivaldi, Debussy, Stravinsky. The Italian spin on Disney’s Fantasia.
The Lego Movie (2014)
A straight-up stoner’s masterpiece. An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. That is SUPER heavy, so get the bong.
Fantastic Planet (1973)
Another incredible cartoon-world of pure psychedelic imagination. This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. The film actually won the Special Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.
Considered by many to be the greatest animated movie of all time, Akira is a captivating yet unnerving watch. It is about a secret military project which endangers the city of Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop. A brutal yet beautiful film.
Samsara is one of of the most visually sumptuous films you’ll ever see. It’s the movie equivalent of one of those beautiful National Geographic photo spreads about far-off peoples and places. The film is a flow of dazzling sequences presented without any obvious connections to one another. How could you not be curious about watching this while baked?