express 385x240 Feeding Your Head: Movies To Watch In An Altered State Of Mind

It’s that time of year again, brah. If you’re looking for a good stoner movie to watch while you become one with your couch and have already done Half Baked and Pineapple Express to death, do us a favor and expand your horizons.

So grab your best friend, get couch ready and try out these movies the next time you light up. Click more for the list.

The Science of Sleep (AKA La Science Des Reves)Gael Garcia Bernal stars as a young man whose rich dreams and fantasies interfere with his ability to function at his crappy job or successfully pursue a romantic relationship.  Just like us!  It’s in French, but if you’re too lazy to read the subtitles just staring at the screen should be enjoyable enough; this film is incredibly visually appealing.  Plus there’s a scene in which a bunch of people dress up like kitty cats and perform a loose interpretation of [lastfm]The Velvet Underground[/lastfm]’s “After Hours.” Good Times.

The Room – The Room was written, directed, and produced by its “star,” some guy named Tommy Wiseau. Wiseau claims that the film is a black comedy, but the cast says otherwise.  This movie has been dubbed the Citizen Kane of bad movies, and is definitely worth watching baked. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry (tears of laughter). You’ll question whether or not it’s even real.  Then you’ll watch it again.

The Dark Crystal – Everybody has probably already seen the 1982 Jim Henson movie, so it really doesn’t matter how little attention you’re able to devote to the movie. This movie will bring you back to the good old days without totally sucking and making you re-evaluate your entire childhood (i.e. Willow, Big Trouble in Little China, and those stupid Lord of the Rings cartoons).  Additionally, the special effects hold up surprisingly well considering that this movie was made before anybody knew what the internet was.  Watch this movie in an altered state of mind and notice for the first time that Augra looks just like your boss.

They Live – The John Carpenter horror/sci-fi/dark comedy might be the absolute perfect movie to watch while high. It pretty much has everything.  Shanty towns, conspiracies, magical sunglasses, aliens, and one of the most epic fight scenes of all time. Did we mention that it stars “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who it turns out may be some sort of semantic genius, ad-libbing such gems as “I came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubblegum.”

Birdemic – Perhaps the true sleeper hit of 2010, Birdemic has a message for you.  What that message is we’re not quite sure, but for a movie where birds are the threat, they don’t even show up till more than half way through the film.  Plus, the sub-par CG makes this movie instantaneously hilarious, even if you’re sober.

-Written by Erin Stevens

What are some of YOUR favorite movies to watch while chiefing?

Comments (3)
  1. jcybak says:

    I would follow suit and pick something outside of the top hundred movies to watch while toking up and go with one of these depending on the mood and whatnot.
    If you’re mellowing out and your relaxing and want something deep and symbolic I would go with The Spanish Prisoner. The Spanish Prisoner counted Steve Martin and Campbell Scott as it stars guided by David Mamet no less in a twist-filled yet not over-done mystery.
    For a more less heady cinematical trip yet balanced by a crazy wackiness slide into superheroics in the supercop comedy…yeah I know it’s overdone, right?!…Super Fuzz. Cop gets superpowers fights crime hilarity ensues. Simple and to the point.

  2. Mart says:

    BEST STONEY FILM EVER! I can HIGHLY recommend a film known as Baraka, by Ron Fricke. It is a film about the essence of life where the director takes his 70 millimeter lens cameras and the viewer on a journey around the world capturing images of life as it exists and is edited to music and sounds that will blow your mind. It is one of those films that the more you see it, the more you absorb, especially in an enhanced state of mind. Enjoy…

  3. Scotty says:

    Naw!!! It’s gotta go down something more like this… Top Ten stoner movies of all time that you may have or not seen… 1.) Up in Smoke 2.) Half Baked 3.) Dazed and Confused 4.) Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 5.) Pineapple Express 6.) Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle 7.) The Big Lebowski 8.) Friday 9.) Next Friday 10.) Friday After Next … … .. okay…now for the non typical stoner stoner movies… 1.) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 2.) Pulp Fiction 3.) Strange Wilderness 4.) Idle Hands 5.) The Wash 6.) Space Balls 7.) I Heart Huckabee’s 8.) Napolean Dynamite 9.) A Scanner Darkly 10.) Detroit Rock City … … … See, you don’t want to get too serious when stoned so comedies are always best, but some serious movies can trip you the fu@k out which to some is a fun thing, like me! Comedies and light hearted dark comedies are classic though and these selections right here whether fully about weed or partially about weed or just the mind set of being “High” are the quintessential building blocks for film and the combination of blazing sessions with friends on a couch in the front room. In fact! I’m gonna pull one of these movies out and fire it up right now! Ha! Or maybe I’ll just pull out my DVD copy of Willow!!! 😛 “Peck!” and Big Trouble…you can be completely sober and still watch that movie and laugh! I love ’em all! Even Escape from L.A.!!! Great soundtrack by the way if you ever get curious… WEED RULES!!!!

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