The 50 Best Movies to Watch While Tripping

Magic Mushroom Flicks:

Watching movies while high on mushrooms gives a different experience. It changes your perception of the reality the movie is presenting to you. A movies’ fun, bright colors, intense editing, and amazing sound design can boost your trip. Some movies with mind-altering concepts can even cause a spiritual awakening.

These films are the best companions when you’re tripping on shrooms!

  1. Donnie Darko

 Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko is a troubled teenager who can’t get along with his family. After receiving visions from a tall, humanoid bunny, Donnie tries to prevent the end of the world. Watching this movie while tripping makes Donnie’s world and interactions with Frank the Bunny seem more bizarre.

  1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

A heartbroken Joel Barish undergoes a procedure to erase his girlfriend from his memory. As his memories disappear, he rediscovers their lost passion. Tripping on mushrooms make the emotions more intense.

  1. The Lion King

 The Lion King

A young lion prince is cast out of his pride because of his uncle. The young prince lives beyond the Savannah living by the philosophy: Hakuna Matata… until his past comes to haunt him. This classic is stuffed with great music and vibrant graphics. It sends you on a roller coaster of emotions and takes you away.

  1. Howl’s Moving Castle

 Howl’s Moving Castle

A young girl, Sophie, is cursed and turns into an old hag. She flees to the hills where a moving castle roams he hills. The castle belongs to a young wizard called Howl. Figuring out how the castle works while tripping is said to be one of the happiest moments a mushroom fan could ever have!

  1. 9


A rag doll awakens in a post-apocalyptic future and holds the key to humanity’s salvation. You’ll get pulled into 9’s world of fearsome machines that roam the earth.

  1. Monsters University

Monsters University

Young Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are inseparable but that wasn’t always the case. This film takes a look at the pair’s relationship while they were still learning how to be a scarer. Monsters University doesn’t take itself seriously and is a visual treat to watch with magic mushrooms.

  1. Iron Giant

 Iron Giant

This is about 9-year old Hogarth Hughes who befriends a gigantic robot from outer space. Government agent Kent Mansley will stop at nothing to destroy the robot. The boy’s attachment to the Iron Giant will surely bring you to tears. Expect more emotions when you watch this movie on shrooms.

  1. Despicable Me

 Despicable Me

Hidden in a suburban neighborhood is a vast secret hideout. Supervillain Gru plans one of the biggest heists in history. Gru uses three orphan girls for his grand scheme but their love change him for the better. With the right balance of emotions, it’s a delight to look at the yellow minions under the influence of psilocybin.

  1. Speed Racer

 Speed Racer

Speed Racer, a man with natural racing instincts, tries to win the Crucible. It’s a cross-country car racing rally that took the life of his older brother, Rex Racer. With its bright lights and streaky blurs, Speed Racer is a multi-colored movie made for mushroom users.

  1. Princess Mononoke

 Princess Mononoke

Ashitaka is infected with a curse from a boar-god/demon. His search for a cure brings him to the east where he is caught in a battle between forest inhabitants and a mining town. Leading the animals is Princess Mononoke, a human raised by wolves. The beautiful settings become amplified under the effects of magic mushrooms.

  1. Ghost in the Shell

 Ghost in the Shell

It’s the year 2029. Cyborgs are commonplace. Major Motoko Kasunagi is a cyborg policewoman who hunts down the powerful hijacker called the Puppet Master. Watching this while tripping will immerse you in the sounds and sights of futuristic cyberpunk Japan.

  1. Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

 Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

Two wannabe rockers go on a mission to find a pick made from Satan’s tooth. The pick is said to have the ability to give its owner super rock powers. There’s nothing like listening to “Best Song in the World” while tripping.

  1. Fantastic Mr. Fox

 Fantastic Mr. Fox

It’ the story of Mr. Fox who tries put his wild days behind him and decided to be responsible. A trio of mean farmers cause him to go back to his farm-raiding ways to help his community survive. Wes Anderson’s signature kooky visuals alone will ensure the movie is a good tripping companion.

  1. Shutter Island

 Shuttre Island

U.S. Marshall Teddy and his partner, Chuck, travel to a secluded island to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a missing patient. As the investigations gets deeper, Teddy and Chuck reveal Shutter Island’s dark secrets. This movie messes with your mind.

  1. Looper


Joe is a looper, a person who travels from the future to kill men and dispose of their bodies in the past. Joe prepares to be sent to the past where another hired gun waits for him to tie up loose ends. Tripping while watching this movie will give you a hard time with understanding the plot. Watching Joe travel from one time point to another more than makes up for it.

  1. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The sideshow troupe of Doctor Parnassus promises the audience a journey to an imaginary world. Here, Doctor Parnassus’ mind reigns supreme. Watching this movie with magic mushroom goggles makes it look like a picture book.

  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

 The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, is bored with Halloween. He stumbles into Christmas Town. He is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to share it with the other citizens of Halloween Town. Watching Jack Skellington transform his somber hometown to a bright reflection of Christmas will blend well with your hallucinating eyes.

  1. Star Wars Saga

 Star Wars Saga

This space opera needs no introduction. Tripping out on any Star Wars movie lets you see patterns and experience the g-forces with every spacecraft turn.

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy

 Guardians of the Galaxy

After discovering a mysterious orb in a distant part of the galaxy, Peter Quill becomes the target of a manhunt. Quill creates a group of space misfits who eventually become the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The soundtrack alone is filled with tunes that will blow your mind. Adding the outer space visuals takes this film to a higher level when under the influence of shrooms.

  1. The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story

Bastian leads a life where he is tormented by school bullies. While hiding in a bookstore, he comes across a book which draws him into the mythical land of Fantasia. The film’s wide cast of fantastical beasts are just begging to be seen through a magic mushroom haze.

  1. Tron: Legacy

 Tron Legacy

Sam Flynn looks for answers regarding his father’s disappearance. He is pulled into a world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for the past 20 years. People who watched the neon-colored film while tripping have described the experience as “spiritual.”

  1. Corpse Bride

 Corpse Bride

Set in the 1800s, a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the presence of a dead woman. When he gets his vows right, he finds himself married to the corpse bride. This movie will give you a psychedelic experience with Tim Burton’s signature color palette.

  1. Tusk


Podcaster Wallace travels to Canaada to interview an interesting man. The man kidnaps him and surgically transforms him into a walrus. Watching Justin Long turn into a large marine mammal is a feast for the senses!

  1. Constantine


Supernatural detective Constantine has been to hell and back. He teams up with policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mystery behind her twin’s suicide. Their exploits take them through the world of demons and angels existing just beneath Los Angeles. Travelling to hell dimensions under mushrooms is a delight!

  1. The Matrix

 The Matrix

Thomas leads a double light. By day he is a computer programmer. By night, he is a hacker known as Neo. After getting in touch with Morpheus, he wakes up in the “real world,” a wasteland where human beings are used by machines to fulfill their electricity needs. The digital graphics were ahead of its time and it’s an orgasm for the eyes especially when you’re tripping!

  1. Coraline


When Coraline moves into an old house where she feels bored. She finds a bricked up passage in the wall that opens at night. She discovers it’s a doorway to an alternate, better version of her own world. Despite the warm welcome she receives in the other world, things are not as they seem. Coraline is a visual masterpiece equally scary and enjoyable.

  1. Sin City

 Sin City

This movie tells 4 tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller’s popular graphic novels of the same name. Sin City is infested with criminals, crooked cops, and beautiful women. These people search for power, vengeance, and redemption. With a dose of psilocybin, this movie turns into a living, breathing comic book!

  1. Wreck-It Ralph

 Wreck-It Ralph

Video game villain Wreck-It Ralph longs to be loved as his game’s good guy. The problem is nobody loves a bad guy. When a modern first-person shooter game arrives with the tough Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to becoming a hero. This movie and its video game world is a perfect pair for magic mushrooms.

  1. Big Hero 6

 Big Hero 6

After a devastating event befalls his city, Hiro is catapulted into danger. He discovers an inflatable health care robot Baymax created by his brother. They team up with four others to save their hometown. The one scene near the end alone is more than enough reason to watch the entire movie while tripping.

  1. Up

 The Matrix

Carl Fredricksen fulfills his lifelong dream of exploring South America and finding the forbidden Paradise Falls. He flies away to the South American wilderness by tying thousands of balloons to his house. Tripping on shrooms makes you feel you’re looking out into the blue sky from inside your own balloon-powered house.

  1. The Butterfly Effect

 The Butterfly Effect

Evan grows up in a small town with his single mother and his friends. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life. Going back and forth in time makes for enjoyable visuals while on shrooms.

  1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

 Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Roger Rabbit lives alongside real humans. Marvin Acme, owner of Acme Company and Toontown, was murdered and all fingers point to Roger Rabbit. It’s up to private detective Eddie Valiant to clear Roger’s name. Some magic mushrooms will immerse you in this movie with real-world settings superimposed by colorful cartoon graphics.

  1. Beetlejuice


This cult classic tells blends imagery and comedy. Barbara and Adam are a normal couple who happen to be dead. A family moves into their home and the pair call Beetlejuice to help them scare the family out of their house. Beetlejuice is a sweet visual fest and Michael Keaton will have you laughing uncontrollably.

  1. The Life of Pi

 The Life of Pi

An aspiring Canadian writer interviews Indian storyteller Pi Patel to hear about his adventures. Pi talks about his story of survival, faith, and hope. This movie’s cinematography and visual effects will take you on a journey!

  1. The Lego Movie

 The Lego Movie

A normal mini-figure, Emmet, goes on an adventure with master builders to defeat the evil Lord Business from Kragling (gluing) the world of Lego. Emmet’s adventures takes you to different Lego worlds!

  1. Inception


A thief who steals corporate secrets through dreams is given the task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. When high on shrooms, this movie will feel like a ride through different realities.

  1. Doctor Strange

 Doctor Strange

Dr. Stephen Strange, a brilliant neurosurgeon, gets in a car accident. He search for a way to heal his hands brings him to the Kamar-Taj in Nepal where he studies the ways of magic and alternate realities. The fight scenes already feel like tripping even if you’re sober!

  1. A Scanner Darkly

 A Scanner Darkly

In a totalitarian future, Bob Archor works undercover with a group of drug users to reach bug distributors of a brain-damaging drug called Substance D. Bob begins to lose his own identity and show signs of schizophrenia. With unconventional graphics, it draws you in and makes you feel like you’re in a graphic novel.

  1. Fight Club

 Fight Club

A man leads a pretty humdrum life and suffers from insomnia. His life changes after meeting Tyler Durden. Tyler seems to be everything he is not and together, they create a male-only group for bare-knuckle fighting. The film’s plot twists are intense enough on their own even without taking magic shrooms!

  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Arthur Dent learns a friend of his is actually an alien who knows about the Earth’s looming devastation. Arthur goes on an adventure of a lifetime. The movie’s setting and music are multiplied when you’re on psychedelics.

  1. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott is an unemployed bass guitarist who falls for Ramona Flowers. She come with seven ex-lovers whom Scott must defeat in order to win Ramona. With cool music, colorful effects, and a fantastical story, this movie is just asking to be watched under the effects of shrooms.

  1. Interstellar


Earth’s future is riddled with disasters and droughts. The only way to ensure man’s survival is through interstellar travel. A team of astronauts search for a planet that may have the right environment to sustain life. This film’s awesome visuals as the team travels through space will have you gripping your seat.

  1. Enter the Void

 Enter the Void

An American drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend. After his death, his soul looks at the consequences of his death and seeks resurrection. Despite the heavy story, its colors and Tokyo feel gives it a vibrant and beautiful psychedelic vibe.

  1. Avatar


Jake Scully, a paralyzed ex-Marine, becomes mobile again after inhabiting the body of a Na’vi in the world of Pandora. Jake begins to bond with the Na’vi while a restless Colonel advances to exterminate Pandora. This film is a landmark for visual effects!

  1. Pan’s Labyrinth

 In 1944 post-civil war Spain, a young and imaginative Ofelia travels with her pregnant and sick mother to the country to live with her stepfather. Ofelia meets a fairy in the middle of the night and they travel to an underground kingdom. The film’s beautiful imagery is only the tip of the iceberg.

  1. The Wizard of Oz

 Pan’s Labyrinth

This charming film sees Dorothy and her dog transported by a tornado to the Land of Oz. She meets memorable friends and enemies in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road. This movie is highly appreciated by the psychedelic counterculture of the 1960s and 70s.

  1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Raoul Duke is a drug-addled journalist. He is assigned to cover a motorcycle race for his magazine but after running into a psychotic attorney, they search for the American Dream aided by almost every drug known to man.

  1. Fantasia


This innovative and revolutionary animated classic combines classical music masterpieces with imaginative visuals. Watching Fantasia under the influence of psilocybin mushrooms enhances every musical flutter and creates a dynamic painting right before your eyes.

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

 2001 A Space Odyssey

2001 is a story of evolution. In the distant past, a black monolith nudged the evolution on Earth. Viewed when tripping, 2001 can make you feel so big and small at the same time. The word “masterpiece” is an understatement.

  1. Alice in Wonderland

 Alice in Wonderland

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. One afternoon, she follows a white rabbit and disappear down a rabbit hole. Alice enters the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland where her days are filled with memorable songs and whimsical escapades. The surreal and colorful atmosphere create a movie just begging to be watched with a dose of magic mushrooms!

7 Responses to “The 50 Best Movies to Watch While Tripping”

  1. Tactics 28th January 2021 at 06:01 #

    Tusk is good movie, but importantly do not watch it on LSD OR ANYTHING, but society! It will not start or end a trip well. Walrus man that’s all im saying.

  2. david kimball 27th April 2020 at 08:33 #


  3. Michael Hoenscheidt 22nd January 2020 at 15:55 #

    Annihilation needs to be added

  4. Daniel 19th December 2019 at 20:16 #

    Planet Earth… Trust

  5. King 16th December 2018 at 12:50 #

    How could a list of acid movies not include Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain and El Topo? I’d rank both in the top 5, plus Fantastic Planet and the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine

  6. Lucília "KU GRANDE" Carneiro 4th March 2018 at 04:55 #

    Good suggestions! But there a few other options though.

  7. Alex 21st September 2017 at 05:11 #

    thank you! 🙂

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