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, enigmatic, stylized, disturbing and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with surrealism, violence, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, insanity, drugs, life philosophy, brutality and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
psychedelic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as psychedelic: A Scanner Darkly (2006), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Enter the Void (2009), Yellow Submarine (1968), Head (1968), Nowhere (1997), Easy Rider (1969), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Pink Floyd The Wall (1982), The Lair of the White Worm (1988).

List of psychedelic movies

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, 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, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, neo noir, addiction, losing-it hero, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, surveillance, split personality, schizophrenia, unfulfillment ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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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, humorous ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, lawyer, road trip, on the road, hallucinations, hitchhiker, culture clash, cocaine, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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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, atmospheric, touching, serious, light ...
Plot: afterlife, surrealism, incest, stripper, strip club, hallucination, prostitute, drug trip, ghost, deadly, dealing with death, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Yellow Submarine (1968)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 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: witty, humorous, psychedelic, colourful, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, submarine, the beatles, adventure, fighting the system, surrealism, anti war, invasion, fantasy world, good versus evil, underwater, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, liverpool, london
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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: surreal, psychedelic, humorous, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: vietnam war, desert, anti war, parody, disorder, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, friends, dedication event, music band, tv show, surrealism ...
Time: 1960s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
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Nowhere (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The third film in a trilogy by writer-director Gregg Araki. Described as "90210 on acid", the film tells the story of a day in the lives of a group of high school kids in Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.
Style: surreal, futuristic, psychedelic, stylized, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, apocalypse, social differences, friendship, gay teenager, opposites attract, love triangle, teenage life, estrangement, society, social misfits, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, cambodia
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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, realistic, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, on the road, friendship, rebelliousness, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, adventure, americana, rebel, society, road trip, marijuana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, louisiana, arizona, california, new orleans
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: atmospheric, disturbing, futuristic, bleak, dark humor ...
Plot: rape, violence, brainwashing, gang, psychopath, social misfits, social decay, violence spree, society, controversy, freedom, brutality ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s, near future
Place: britain, europe
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Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Musical
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: psychological, psychedelic, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, isolation, rock, teacher, police brutality, racial slur, nightmare, wall, hallucinations, childhood, rebellion, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, 70s
Place: england, europe
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The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping - very erotically - her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal ...
Style: dark humor, gothic, scary, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: archaeologist, vampire, worm, human sacrifice, supernatural, temple, dangerous attraction, deadly creature, cult, surrealism, curses spells and rituals, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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Gothic (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, psychological, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: mystery, seance, mind game, supernatural, ghost, surrealism, insanity, drugs, hallucination, cult, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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I Kill Giants (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Belgium, UK, USA, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sophia, a new high school student, tries to make friends with Barbara, who tells her that “she kills giants,” protecting this way her hometown and its inhabitants, who do not understand her strange behavior.
Style: psychological, sad, atmospheric, psychedelic, rough
Plot: imagination, escape from reality, teenage girl, monster, giant, death of mother, illness, bully, psychologist, school, fear of death, life & death ...
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Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Conditions have been better for the nameless protagonist: his grandmother is a shoplifter and his war criminal father and sister have an unhealthy, intimate relationship with the family rabbit.
Style: psychedelic, avant garde
Plot: japanese new wave, dysfunctional family, grandmother, hippie, sex scene, dalmatian, surrealism, male nudity, punching bag, politics, rape, chicken ...
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Hallucination Generation (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A juvenile is mad at his mom so he leaves his home in San Francisco to join a charismatic LSD guru's cult in Spain and turns on, tunes in, and drops out. He also gets involved in murder.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: rebellion, hippie, robbery, hallucination, exploitation, drugs, lsd
Time: 1960s
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Under a Kaleidoscope (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Caleb Loomis is an agoraphobic twenty-something. In his spare time he makes UFO videos with miniature cities and takes an unhealthy amount of LSD. One afternoon he hears Beatrice, the lady next door, being abused. After striking an odd friendship ...
Style: psychedelic
Plot: australian, inner city, craziness, surrealism, violence
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Captain Milkshake (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Marine on leave from Vietnam becomes involved with hippies, communes and drug-running.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: vietnam veteran, marine, hippie, vietnam war veteran, vietnam war, army captain, marijuana, english, morality, beer, cigar smoking, drugs ...
Time: 1960s
Place: california
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Check to the Queen (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 26 year old Silvia has it all, but is still discontent, and daydreams about BDSM sex. When her husband is away on a business trip, she goes to a castle outside Rome to work as a secretary. Here she is turned into a slave.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: bdsm, masochism, affair, modeling, master servant relationship, sexploitation, slave, domination, lesbianism, lesbian, female nudity, servant ...
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Son of the White Mare (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The story’s main character is Fehérlófia, who is a man with superhuman power. He is born as the third son of a horse. He listened to old tales, mostly about the Forefather and the end of his reign, caused by evil dragons.
Style: fairy tale, psychedelic
Plot: dragon, mythology, rope, castle, snake, horse, princess, folklore, hungarian, surrealism, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship ...
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An American Hippie in Israel (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people go searching for freedom and happiness on an isolated island . When their boat goes astray and they are left without food, their animal instincts ...
Style: psychedelic
Plot: island, awol, robot, spy, stranded, veteran, brainwashing, hippie, vietnam war, shark, murder, machine gun ...
Time: 1960s
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The Magic Christian (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought with money.
Style: psychedelic, offbeat, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: vampire, surrealism, goofy hero, supernatural, farce, transvestism, friendship, adoption, friends, family relations, self discovery, family business ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Space Armageddon (1996)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The year is 2157. An alien organization with ultra-high technology, 'Eed', invades the Earth. As the Earth fa ces extinction, Elka, a descendant of the lost continent Atlantis, looks with the help of a super power computer Delta 8 988, for ...
Style: psychedelic
Plot: alien invasion, space opera, surrealism, violence
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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: twists and turns, surreal, psychedelic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: audition, investigation, amnesia, actress, hollywood, lesbian relationship, death, passion, pilot, manipulation, cowboy
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: tech noir, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, psychedelic, intellectual ...
Plot: technology, computer game, male protagonist, computer, repeated scene, alternate reality, psychology, flashbacks, mystery writer, behavior control, free will, british ...
Time: year 1984
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, not serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: culture clash, artists and showbiz, backstage, generation gap, fame, music, the beatles, lifestyle, musician's life, rehearsal, police chase, railway station ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Quiet Comes the Dawn (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Female protagonist’s brother dies under mysterious circumstances. Extremely vivid nightmares begin to haunt her and she decides to turn to the Institute of somnology for help. Along with other patients, they are induced into a «collective lucid ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychedelic, suspense, emotional
Plot: dreams, nightmare, fear, subconscious, sleeping, group of strangers, perfume, research, death of brother, widow, death of mother, cult ...
Time: 21st century
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Ghostland (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, exciting, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, sister sister relationship, violence, insanity, nightmare, doll, danger, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, escape, blood, sadistic psychopath ...
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American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.
Style: serious, stylized, tense, psychedelic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural, drugs/alcohol, mysterious character, supernatural ability, mystery, danger, death, travel, ex convict, deception, mysterious man ...
Time: 21st century
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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: bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, lifestyle, life is a bitch, musician's life, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
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FLCL (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: In this 6-part mini-series, a 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.
Style: stylized, humorous, psychedelic, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, imaginary, stranger, baseball, guitar, robot, parody, alien, bass, boy, high school life, friendship ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Shack (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. ...
Style: philosophical, suspenseful, psychedelic, sad
Plot: god, forgiveness, christian, death of daughter, depression, hate, guilt, cabin in the woods, metaphor, husband wife relationship, missing child, serial killer ...
Place: oregon
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