Trippy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant trippy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out surreal, weird, psychedelic, stylized, visually appealing and cult film films and TV shows about / with trippy, storytelling, imagination, dialogue, surrealism, creativity, fantasy world, artistic, mentor and transformation plots mostly in Fantasy, Animation and Drama genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as trippy: Fantastic Planet (1973), The Holy Mountain (1973), Enter the Void (2009), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Maniac (2018), Spirited Away (2001), Fritz the Cat (1972), Paprika (2006), Bliss (2021), Waking Life (2001).

List of trippy movies

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, adult animation, psychedelic, atmospheric, art house ...
Audience: kids
Plot: distopia, trippy, surrealism, giant, alien, alien life-form, baby, slave, meditation, alien species, existentialism, planet ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo
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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, experimental ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, male nudity, trippy, enlightenment, alchemist, female nudity, surrealism, cult, bird, mountain, insanity, existentialism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, peru
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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, art house, atmospheric, philosophical, meditative ...
Audience: adult
Plot: surrealism, drugs, hallucination, stripper, afterlife, drug trip, sex, trippy, drug use, incest, lsd, explicit sex ...
Time: future, 21st century
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, road movie, disturbing ...
Plot: drugs, road trip, hallucination, lsd, drug abuse, journalism, addiction, american dream, surrealism, marijuana, trippy, psychedelia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
Place: las vegas, usa
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Maniac (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 386 min.
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Story: Two strangers find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry.
Style: psychological, futuristic, satirical, philosophical, feel good ...
Plot: surrealism, computer, trippy, schizophrenia, psychiatric patient, distopia, medical experiment, alternative medicine, pills, twists and turns, social decay, dark humor ...
Time: future
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Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: anime, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, magic, surrealism, supernatural, dragon, witch, parallel world, ghost, human becoming an animal, fantasy world, rescue, bathhouse ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Fritz the Cat (1972)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.
Style: psychedelic, adult animation, disturbing, surreal, controversial ...
Audience: adult
Plot: cat, sexual abuse, hippie, satire, drugs, sex, addiction, social satire, sexual humor, superhero, drug abuse, trippy ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: new york, usa
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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, anime, psychedelic, philosophical ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: twists and turns, surveillance, hallucination, virtual reality, lucid dream, dream, surrealism, dreams, villain, deception, scientist, mental illness ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Bliss (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A mind-bending love story following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is just a computer simulation. Doubtful ...
Style: mind bending, surreal, captivating, romantic, esoteric ...
Plot: trippy, father daughter relationship, fictional city, surrealism, lgbt, fictional reality, virtual world, family relations, life, love and romance, escape from reality, father and daughter ...
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Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: philosophical, psychedelic, psychological, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, surrealism, dream, alternate reality, lucid dream, psychology, life philosophy, imagination, consciousness, lifestyle, trippy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas
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Yellow Submarine (1968)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 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, humorous, colourful, absurd, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: the beatles, surrealism, music, submarine, fighting the system, rock and roll, rock, anti war, trippy, dancing, imaginary kingdom, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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Heavy Metal (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Style: adult animation, atmospheric, sexy, erotic, humorous ...
Plot: good versus evil, graphic violence, space station, alien, violence, space travel, spacecraft, rock, androids and robots, surrealism, robot, female nudity ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: pentagon, canada, new jersey, usa, new york
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Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: gothic, surreal, dark fantasy, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing, preschoolers ...
Plot: monster, children, parallel world, alternate reality, stop motion, secret place, weirdo, fantasy world, clue, loneliness, heroine, family relations ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Style: anime, fairy tale, atmospheric, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens
Plot: witch, magic, steampunk, supernatural ability, fantasy world, self discovery, demon, wizards, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, magical, young woman ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Point (1971)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Years ago, there was a place called The Land of Point, because everything in The Land of Point had one: the barns, the houses, the cars, everything, even the people. Everyone in The Land of Point had a point at the top of its head. Everyone, that ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, feel good, allegory, educational ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: dog, trippy, good versus evil, monster, art, obsession, artist, sexual abuse, memory, talking animals, imagination, wilderness ...
Place: canada, japan
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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, light, surreal, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, magic, imaginary kingdom, child protagonist, imagination, good versus evil, fantasy world, oracle, heroic mission, evil force, child hero, school ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future
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Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, humorous, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, teen fantasy ...
Plot: surrealism, good versus evil, puppet, fantasy world, friendship, rescue, heroes, maze, beast, imaginary kingdom, female protagonist, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: anime, surreal, futuristic, atmospheric, adult animation ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, post apocalypse, hallucination, experiment, distopia, dystopic future, motorcycle gang, post thermonuclear war, protest, military, biopunk, motorcycle ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 80s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Alice (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, UK, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. She becomes surrounded by living inanimate objects and stuffed dead animals, and must find a way out of this nightmare- no ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, fairy tale, art house, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: surrealism, rabbit, wonderland, fantasy world, stop motion, trippy, youth, children, coming of age, nightmare, adaptation, pig ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1860s, 19th century
Place: australia, central europe
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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: anime, atmospheric, feel good, sweet, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: children, countryside, friendship, magical, childhood, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, sick mother, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, little girl, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, 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, cerebral ...
Plot: hallucination, drugs, surrealism, addiction, drug addiction, drug addict, cockroach, insect, homosexuality, drug abuse, giant insect, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, new york, canada, north africa
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, dark, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: christmas, halloween, holiday, goth, good versus evil, imagination, objects come to life, music, imaginary kingdom, magic, fantasy world, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
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Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: anime, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: wolf, forest, mythology, human animal relationship, demon, nature, human spirit, talking animals, friendship, good versus evil, hopes, strong female character ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, surreal, intense, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: distopia, artificial intelligence, martial arts, existentialism, philosophy, cyberpunk, alternate reality, virtual reality, fight, gunfight, post apocalypse, hacker ...
Time: future, near future, 20th century, 90s, 22nd century ...
Place: los angeles
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The Animatrix (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and ...
Style: anime, philosophical, atmospheric, stylized, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, save the world, virtual reality, technology gone awry, alternate reality, man versus machine, future dystopia, apocalypse, computer, androids and robots, hacker ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, dark, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, date night, teen fantasy, kids ...
Plot: magic, alternate reality, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, circus, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, alternate dimension, good versus evil, save the kingdom, surrealism, artist ...
Place: england
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Dead Leaves (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Pandy and Retro awaken naked on Earth with no recollection of their past. They embark on a crime spree in search of food and clothing, but are captured by authorities and sent to the infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.
Style: anime, surreal, psychedelic, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, rescue, future dystopia, character study, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, survival, superhero, trippy, robot, moon ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Mind Game (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.
Style: anime, surreal, atmospheric, psychedelic, stylized ...
Plot: self discovery, hopes, supernatural, dealing with death, righting the wronged, family relations, family in danger, old love, couples, siblings relations, surrealism, time travel ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surreal, philosophical, mind bending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: destiny, time, philosophy, alternate reality, surrealism, depression, butterfly effect, utopia, multiple outcomes, life changing experience, twists and turns, bittersweet ...
Time: future, year 1975, 20th century, 21st century
Place: canada
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Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, surreal, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: suspense, memory, virtual reality, alternate reality, dream, subconscious, architecture, existentialism, fictional reality, mind control, imagination, lucid dream ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, new york, kenya ...
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