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Sometimes when you’re high, you just zone out and do absolutely nothing. Sometimes you’re trying to eat cereal at 3 in the morning. And sometimes you’re looking for something to watch.

West & Kucserka / Midnight Radio / ABC Signature Studios / Hulu / Via giphy.com

Well, Redditor u/takaperoinen-miete recently asked, “If ‘stoner movies’ didn’t mean movies about smoking weed, but instead movies that are fucking amazing to watch while you’re high, what are your favorites?” And people did not disappoint.

They suggested everything from movies that will have you laughing ’til you cry to movies that will blow your mind!

So here are 51 amazing movies to watch the next time you’re high:


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Warner Bros. Pictures / Via youtube.com

“I had a professor in film school who told us that the ONLY way to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey was to go to a theater, get REALLY high, and then lie down in front of the first row so you’re looking almost straight up along the screen’s surface.” —u/Nerrolken

IMDb synopsis: “After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.”


Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com

“Romance, action, and mf’n Kurt Russell. No bad part in that movie.” —u/jdnursing

IMDb synopsis: “A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend’s fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.”


Our Planet (2019) (or anything from David Attenborough)

Silverback Films /World Wide Fund for Nature / Netflix / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.”


Big Fish (2003)

Columbia Pictures / Jinks/Cohen Company /The Zanuck Company / Sony Pictures Releasing / Via youtube.com

“Very colorful movie, and the story is better when you’re stoned.” —u/nippon2751

IMDb synopsis: “A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father’s life.”


Shaolin Soccer (2001)


Star Overseas Ltd. / Universe Entertainment Ltd. / Miramax Films / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.”


The Fifth Element (1997)

Gaumont / Gaumont Buena Vista International / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.”


Paprika (2006)

Madhouse / Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan / Via youtube.com

“That movie is a serious mindfuck.” —u/xela293

IMDb synopsis: “When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients’ dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.”


Waking Life (2001)

Thousand Words / Fox Searchlight Pictures / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.”


Tangled (2010)

Walt Disney Animation Studios / Via youtube.com

“It’s SHOCKINGLY good while stoned. The artists originally wanted to make the whole film look like watercolors and wound up dialing it way back in the final product. I’ve watched it a couple of times and was just blown away by the detail and the art. It’s also Disney, so it doesn’t fuck with my anxiety too much.” —u/Discount_Lex_Luthor

IMDb synopsis: “The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.”


Samsara (2011)


Magidson Films / Oscilloscope Laboratories / Via youtube.com

“It has no dialogue, but it’s filled with beautiful and sometimes disturbing images.” —u/pogothecat

IMDb synopsis: “Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.”


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Sony Pictures Entertainment / Via youtube.com

“Watching both the original and sequel while high was the absolute best decision ever. I took a ridiculously strong edible and spent three hours completely and utterly focused on Steve, the monkey. There is 100% a hidden plotline focused on him, and I was totally engrossed.” —u/Amraff

IMDb synopsis: “A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.”


Galaxy Quest (1999)

DreamWorks Pictures / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.”


Baraka (1992)

Magidson Films / The Samuel Goldwyn Co. / Via youtube.com

“It used to be played at clubs and raves in the ’90s because it is visually stimulating without having a narrative.” —u/ice_prince

IMDb synopsis: “A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.”


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Sony Pictures Entertainment / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his universe and must join with five spider-powered individuals from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.”


A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Thousand Words / Section Eight / Detour FIlmproduction / 3 Arts Entertainment / Warner Independent Pictures / Via youtube.com

“It changed my life.” —u/crakii105

IMDb synopsis: “An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.”


Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia / Columbia Pictures / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious ‘Axe Gang,’ while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.”


Zardoz (1974)

John Boorman Productions Ltd. / 20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com

“Went in with zero expectation and was absolutely blown away with the world and plot. Now it’s one of my favorites ever.” —u/Big_Data_Dude

IMDb synopsis: “In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity’s achievements.”


Airplane! (1980)

Paramount Pictures / Howard W. Koch Productions / Via youtube.com

“And yes, I am. But don’t call me Shirley.” —u/LidgetTheMidget

IMDb synopsis: “A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.”


Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Alcon Entertainment / Columbia Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures / Via youtube.com

“I recommend having a decent sound system and turning that bitch up to 11.” —u/PMmeUrUvula

IMDb synopsis: “Young Blade Runner K’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years.”


The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013)

Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / WT² Productions / Big Talk Productions / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis for Shaun of the Dead: “A man’s uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.”

IMDb synopsis for Hot Fuzz: “A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret.”

IMDb synopsis for The World’s End: “Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity’s only hope for survival.”


The Muppet Movie (1979)


ITC Films / Henson Associates / Associated Film Distribution / Via youtube.com

“My girlfriend at the time and I randomly put it on while smoking, and it was fucking fantastic. Everything from the songs to the crazy-ass plot and all the old stars, plus that particular kind of pun-based/slapstick comedy that the Muppets do, is just fantastic while stoned.” —u/Amoralsuperman

IMDb synopsis: “Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.”


Fantasia (1940)


Walt Disney Productions / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.”


A Grand Day Out (1989) (or any Wallace and Gromit films)

National Film and Television School / Aardman Animations / Via youtube.com

“All of the Wallace and Gromit films — the visual comedy is even better.” —u/pumpkinppie

IMDb synopsis: “Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon’s made of cheese.”


Perfect Blue (1997)

Madhouse / Rex Entertainment / Via youtube.com

Perfect Blue is also amazing, high or not. Satoshi Kon was a genius.” —u/supbros302

IMDb synopsis: “A pop singer gives up her career to become an actress, but she slowly goes insane when she starts being stalked by an obsessed fan and what seems to be a ghost of her past.”


Love, Death & Robots (2019)

Blur Studio / Netflix / Via youtube.com

“Not quite a movie, but it’s on Netflix, and it’s pretty fucking awesome.” —u/IllstudyYOU

IMDb synopsis: “A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy.”


Speed Racer (2008)

Village Roadshow Pictures / Silver Pictures / Anarchos Productions / Velocity Productions / Studio Babelsberg / Warner Bros. Pictures / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.”


Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Institute for Regional Education / American Zoetrope / Island Alive / New Cinema / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.”


The Matrix (1999)

Warner Bros. / Village Roadshow Pictures / Groucho II Film Partnership / Silver Pictures / Via youtube.com

“I used to watch it all the time as a kid, but just recently I watched it stoned, and it just took on a whole new level. Very fun to watch.” —u/Dannyboi93

IMDb synopsis: “When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth — the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.”


The Big Lebowski (1998)

Working Title Films / Gramercy Pictures / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.”


The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Fox Searchlight Pictures


IMDb synopsis: “A writer encounters the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel’s glorious years under an exceptional concierge.”


Pulp Fiction (1994)

A Band Apart / Jersey Films / Miramax Films / Via youtube.com

Pulp Fiction was a huge stoner movie moment for me. I was 14 years old and smoked in the car with my friends before going into the theater. We found out we were too late for the stupid Sinbad movie we’d come to see, so we saw Pulp Fiction instead. My friends and I were blown away, and I’ll always remember my buddy saying to me when Vincent is walking into the house with ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ playing, ‘I don’t know what is going on, but this is fucking amazing.'” —u/marry_me_sarah_palin

IMDb synopsis: “The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.”


Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) (or anything from Studio Ghibli)

Studio Ghibli / Toho / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.”


Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

A Band Apart / Miramax Films / Via youtube.com

“I saw it in the theater when it first came out, stoned AF with my friends. And yes, that is a great movie while stoned. With all the different ways the scenes are shot, it is amazing.” —u/VulfSki

IMDb synopsis: “After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.”


Run Lola Run (1998)

X-Filme Creative Pool / WDR
Arte / Prokino Filmverleih / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.”


The Midnight Gospel (2020)

Oatmeal Maiden / Titmouse Inc. / Netflix / Via youtube.com

“Another Netflix show that’s great is The Midnight Gospel. It’s pretty much just a podcast where they talk about different things but then add some crazy animation to go with it.” —u/RevBananarama

IMDb synopsis: “Clancy, a spacecaster with a malfunctioning multiverse simulator, leaves the comfort of his home to interview beings living in dying worlds.”


Akira (1988)

Tokyo Movie Shinsha / Toho / Via youtube.com

“Mind-bending even sober.” —u/velocacracker

IMDb synopsis: “A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.”


Ex Machina (2014)

Film4 / DNA Films / A24 / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.”


Being John Malkovich (1999)

Gramercy Pictures / Propaganda Films / Single Cell Pictures / USA Films / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.”


Cowboy Bebop (1998)

Funimation / TV Tokyo / Via youtube.com

“Not a movie, but Cowboy Bebop is so good high — the jazz instrumentals especially.” —u/hotkid-lonelygod

IMDb synopsis: “The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.”


Spaceballs (1987)

Brooksfilms / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / MGM/UA Communications Co. / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “A star pilot and his sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.”


Super Troopers (2001)

Jersey Shore / Cataland Films / Arpad Productions / Broken Lizard / Fox Searchlight Pictures / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime.”


Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Python (Monty) Pictures / Michael White Productions / National Film Trustee Co. / EMI Films / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.”


Doctor Strange (2016)


Marvel Studios / Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures / Via youtube.com

“The visual effects will blow your mind.” —u/CatBeardz

IMDb synopsis: “While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.”


Moonrise Kingdom (2012) (or anything from Wes Anderson)

American Empirical Pictures / Indian Paintbrush / Focus Features / Via youtube.com

“Basically any movie by Wes Anderson. They are so beautifully made. Moonrise Kingdom and the Isle of Dogs are my favorite.” —u/ataleta

IMDb synopsis: “A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.”


Grandma’s Boy (2006)


Level 1 Entertainment / Happy Madison Productions / 20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “A thirty-five-year-old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.”


Interstellar (2014)

Paramount Pictures / Warner Bros Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Syncopy / Lynda Obst Productions / Via youtube.com

Interstellar was an absolute trip to watch while blazed.” —u/OmarGuard

IMDb synopsis: “A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.”


Donnie Darko (2001)

Flower Films / Pandora Cinema / Newmarket Films / Via youtube.com

“The first time I watched Donnie Darko while high was the first time I fully understood that movie.” —u/Its_All_Sunshine

IMDb synopsis: “After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.”


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)


Rhino Films / Summit Entertainment / Universal Pictures / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.”


Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)

Adult Swim / Williams Street / First Look Pictures / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “An action epic that explores the origins of Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, better known as the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, who somehow become pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment.”


Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Tin Blue Productions / Goldcrest Films International / MGM / UA Entertainment Co. / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.”


Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Walt Disney Productions / RKO Radio Pictures / Via youtube.com


IMDb synopsis: “Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.”

Have you watched any of these while you were high? What did you think? And what are your favorite movies to watch when you’re high? Tell us in the comments below!

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.


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