Psychedelic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychedelic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychedelic, surreal, weird, thought provoking, mind bending and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with surrealism, hallucination, dialogue, storytelling, existentialism, brutality, life philosophy, artistic, nudity (full frontal - brief) and pornography plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
psychedelic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as psychedelic: Enter the Void (2009), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Trainspotting (1996), The Midnight Gospel (2020), Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), Paprika (2006), Yellow Submarine (1968), Easy Rider (1969), Naked Lunch (1991).

List of psychedelic movies

Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, art house, atmospheric, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: surrealism, hallucination, afterlife, drug trip, drugs, stripper, sex, explicit sex, drug use, incest, lesbian sex, trippy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, atmospheric, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, drugs, road trip, hallucination, addiction, american dream, journalism, surrealism, psychedelia, marijuana, cocaine ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
Place: las vegas, usa
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, psychedelic, philosophical, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, cyberpunk, addiction, losing-it hero, disorder, surveillance, schizophrenia, society, fighting crime, undercover, hallucination, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, life is a bitch, drugs, social misfits, crimes, counterculture, surrealism, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, england, london
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The Midnight Gospel (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Traversing trippy worlds inside his universe simulator, Clancy the space caster explores existential questions about life, death and everything in between.
Style: psychedelic, adult animation, entertaining, humorous, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: surrealism, multiverse, creature, philosophy, universe, shapeshifting, parallel universe, fantasy world, adult humor, outer space, male protagonist, space travel ...
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Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, experimental, disturbing, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, music, rock and roll, drugs, hallucination, drug addiction, surrealism, loss of father, corporal punishment, hippie, rock music, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, los angeles
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Paprika (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
Style: surreal, psychological, psychedelic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: surveillance, mental illness, hallucination, lucid dream, investigation, dreams, villain, deception, scientist, introspection, doctors and patients, psychiatrist ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Yellow Submarine (1968)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only ...
Style: psychedelic, witty, humorous, surreal, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: the beatles, music, adventure, surrealism, fighting the system, submarine, rock and roll, anti war, fantasy world, trippy, rock, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, road trip, motorcycle, biker, friendship, on the road, marijuana, existentialism, hitchhiker, lsd, hallucination, self discovery ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, california, los angeles, southern usa ...
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, psychological, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: hallucination, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, surrealism, drug addict, homosexuality, insect, drug abuse, cockroach, giant insect, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, north africa, new york
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.
Style: psychedelic, mind bending, non-linear, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: computer, video game, programmer, computer game, male protagonist, alternate reality, technology, free will, repeated scene, time travel, conspiracy, psychology ...
Time: year 1984, 80s
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Altered States (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, ...
Style: psychedelic, psychological, atmospheric, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: science, hallucination, experiment gone awry, obsession, drugs, surrealism, transformation, isolation, university, genetics, insanity, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1967, 60s
Place: harvard university, california, africa, boston, new york ...
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Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, dark fantasy, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, imagination, isolation, surrealism, mental illness, addiction, drug addiction, child neglect, abandoned house, drug abuse, loneliness, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, austin texas, usa, texas
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Fantastic Planet (1973)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Fantastic Planet tells the story of “Oms”, human-like creatures, kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue giants called “Draags”. The story takes place on the Draags’ planet Ygam, where we follow our narrator, an Om called Terr, ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, adult animation, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: distopia, surrealism, giant, trippy, alien life-form, revolution, injustice, rebelliousness, alien, existentialism, planet, hallucination ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo
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99 francs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Octave is the master of the universe. Octave exercises the profession of copywriter. Today he decides what you will want tomorrow. For him, “man is a product like everything else.” Octave works for the world’s largest advertising agency, Ross ...
Style: psychedelic, cerebral, satirical, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: advertising, drug abuse, fighting the system, nouveau riche, greed, lifestyle, advertising agency, advertising executive, corporate world, behavior control, society, womanizer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, miami
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Spun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up ...
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, psychological, surreal, rough ...
Plot: drug abuse, drugs, drug addiction, drug addict, stripper, methamphetamine, older woman younger woman relationship, drugged, addiction, drug trip, strong sexual content, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
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Daisies (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap ...
Style: psychedelic, avant garde, experimental, surreal, art house ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surrealism, feminism, absurd humor, nihilism, youth, feminist, food, absurdism, female friendship, boredom, female protagonist, female antagonist ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, prague, czech republic
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, cerebral, psychedelic, bleak ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, distopia, brutality, violent, violence, psychopath, nihilism, violence spree, controversy ...
Time: future, year 1995, 70s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: britain, london, england, united kingdom, europe
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Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: art house, atmospheric, cerebral, psychedelic, intellectual ...
Plot: outer space, scientist, space station, space travel, space and aliens, russian, astronaut, dreams, hallucination, immortality, science, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, tokyo, russia
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Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: psychedelic, brutal, disturbing, enigmatic, rough ...
Plot: ritual, cult, paganism, religious cult, sacrifice, burned alive, isolated community, hallucinogenic drug, emotional breakdown, community, grief, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, europe, new york, eastern europe
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Undone (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.
Style: psychedelic, mind bending, surreal, adult animation, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, car accident, investigation, family relations, mental illness, secrets, wedding, flashback, female protagonist, supernatural ability, deaf, father daughter relationship ...
Place: texas
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Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, psychological, disturbing, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, cyberpunk, insanity, surrealism, bdsm, television, brainwashing, paranoia, distopia, body horror, satire, cult ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, toronto ontario canada, canada, malaysia ...
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Mulholland Dr. (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Initially, "Mulholland Dr." was to mark David Lynch's return to television. It is a retooling of a script originally shot as a 94-minute pilot for a TV series (co-written with TV screenwriter Joyce Eliason) for the channel ABC, which ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, twists and turns, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, investigation, audition, amnesia, actress, hollywood, death, passion, pilot, cowboy, manipulation
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Head (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, humorous, parody, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, rock and roll, marijuana, music, desert, anti war, vietnam war, television, giant, nudity (full frontal - brief), creativity, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, california
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The Holy Mountain (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, disturbing, art house, mind bending ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, alchemist, female nudity, surrealism, breaking the fourth wall, enlightenment, male nudity, bird, mountain, immortality, spiritual journey, hippopotamus ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, peru
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Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, art house, psychedelic, avant garde, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, nightmare, insanity, baby, cult, psychosis, art, psychology, eccentricity, loneliness, freak ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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John Dies at the End (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.
Style: absurd, surreal, psychedelic, enigmatic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark humor, invasion, alternate reality, buddies, save the world, dog, parallel universe, adaptation, fictional reality, portal, end of the world, out of body experience ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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The Cell (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, surreal, scary, mind bending, psychedelic ...
Plot: serial killer, surrealism, mind game, coma, virtual reality, race against time, torture, psychiatrist, fbi, schizophrenia, psychopath, bdsm ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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Last Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: psychedelic, bleak, atmospheric, art house, lyrical ...
Plot: music, musician, depression, rock, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, rock and roll, loneliness, rock music, mental illness ...
Place: seattle, usa
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The Wave (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man on the verge of a promotion takes a mysterious hallucinogenic drug that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: drug trip, karma, psychedelia, drugs, hallucinogenic drug, surrealism, husband wife relationship, dealer, acid trip, hallucination, death, threat to kill ...
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