It’s a Saturday night and you’re really high, but there are just no good movies to watch! You’re flicking through channels, but BLEH, nothing really sparks any interest. Plus, all your friends are missing in action in one way or another.
What should you do?
Well, with your big bag of green, you shouldn’t quit so easy on finding the best movies to watch high, because when you mix it with being on cannabis cloud nine, the experience is like no other.
So to help you make the most out of your experience, here’s a list of our stoner-approved good movies to watch while high!
6 Best Movies to Watch High
To gain a true understanding of life, we must venture to the farthest corners and mingle with all walks of life. However, this isn’t always possible, and there’s always going to be locations that never cross your mind that have an amazing allure and culture. Have no worries, Samsara,which in buddhism is the beginningless cycle of repeated birth and death, will take you on the journey of your life.
Filmed in 25 countries, spread over 5 continents and shot on 70mm film, this documentary is truly a one of a kind work of art. Unearthing the hidden secrets of tribal cultures, gangs and lost civilizations, it’s a wild ride through humanity.
We do admit, there are times that hurt the heart, but equally bringing heartwarming moments in one beautifully directed package.
2001: A Space Odyssey
What list of best movies to watch high would be complete without a Stanley Kubrick flick. Space Odyssey: 2001 may be his best work (Sorry Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jack) for being years ahead of its time.
A race against, man, machine and time, we follow Dr. Bowman on his mission to the moon. An ancient monolith has been found on the surface, and is said to aid the evolution of life. While he may not realize it yet, he’s not alone on his way to research the mysterious ruin.
Stanley Kubrick was a genius, garnering recognition and accolades for his directing prowess. We could place a handful more of his movies on this list, but you will be more than satisfied with 2001: A Space Odyssey.
I will admit, that as a kid, Fantasia gave me nightmares. I don’t know what it was, maybe it was the shape shifting pink elephants or the extremely eerie music through out, but I could not finish it. Now, as a much more mature human being (or so I’d like to think) I’ve come to realize that it’s more than a horror childrens movie.
Fantasia starts from the birth of a single-celled organism, exploring life and it’s evolution. Through life’s grueling and somewhat extensive burden, we are then treated to the spectacular conclusion of the dinosaurs. This may have also been a huge factor in being nerve wrecking for me, as The Land Before Time was hands down one of my favourite movies.
Don’t get fooled by it being a Disney movie with a heavy Mickey Mouse influence, it’s a lot more than meets the eye. And a great movie to watch while riding a high!
The undertaking of Loving Vincent was a gigantic project in itself. Remembering the life of Vincent Van Gogh, every frame was hand painted and edited into a movie. That’s right, every single frame is a hand drawn painting done by artists affluent in a Van Gogh style of work.
Taking place a year after Vincent Van Gogh’s death, we are introduce to his son, Armand and his journey to deliver his late father’s final letter to his brother. While at first seemingly annoyed by the task, the unorthodox life of his father captivates him to search further into his life and death. The fascinating life of Mr. Gogh is very well portrayed from a retrospective stand point.
The movie totals 65,000 frames, with 100 painters creating 853 unique oil paintings to create a full length feature. It’s truly remarkable and the first of its kind.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Mr. Hunter S. Thompson is a beloved figure in modern pop culture. While his life choices and unique flair for attention may be a little off the rails, it’s no doubt his writing was extremely influential in political and cultural views. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas isn’t a documentary, but it might as well be.
Johnny Depp blessed movie buffs and counterculture warriors alike with a truly unique biopic of Hunter S. Thompson’s journey to “cover a motorcycle race”. Johnny Depp immerses himself in the role by actually living with Hunter for 6 months prior to shooting. Hence his absolutely captivating, once in a lifetime performance.
While we all applaud Bill Murray for his role as Hunter S. Thompson in where the buffalo roam, it doesn’t have near as much punching power as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A definite good movie to watch while really baked.
The Truman Show
You may be surprised but Jim Carrey is a fantastic dramatic actor (have you SEEN Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?). Without giving too much of The Truman Show away, Truman Burbank is living an ordinary life, one that seems to move forward seamlessly. While unknowingly thinking his life is just like any others, he soon realizes he’s been under a microscope the whole time.
The Truman Show is a true wave of emotions from beginning to end, really taking the senses for a ride, and provides an interesting commentary on voyeuristic television to boggle your mind.
Enjoy the Night
Now that you’ve got a great idea of some good movies to watch after a joint or two, it’s time to see which is your favourite. We recommend that you spend as much time outdoors and with others of course, but not every day can be an active one.
For the days that the weather doesn’t oblige, we can take some time to ourselves and enjoy a great film.