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What to Watch on Shrooms: 15 Best Movies to Watch While Tripping on Magic Mushrooms

Updated: Mar 26

Updated: Feb 21, 2024

What to Watch on Shrooms

By Therin Miller | The Chronic Magazine

Embarking on a psychedelic journey opens the doors to unparalleled sensory and emotional experiences. Movies, with their blend of visuals, sound, and storytelling, can significantly amplify this journey, guiding you through realms of profound insight, boundless imagination, and deep introspection. Recognizing the unique interplay between psychedelics and cinema, we've curated a list of films that harmonize with the psychedelic experience, ensuring an unforgettable voyage into the essence of creativity and consciousness.

The perfect pairing for a mushroom high, these movies focus on the visual and spiritual aspects of it. For fun with bright colors that will make your eyes water from all their intense editing skills as well as amazing sound design; you'll be set to enjoy some time watching movies while lounging around in bed or just relaxing after an evening out!

Safety First: A Note on Psychedelic Consumption

Before we dive into our cinematic recommendations, it's crucial to approach psychedelic use with respect, caution, and awareness. While we aim to enhance your experience with these film suggestions, we also prioritize your well-being and safety. Consider factors such as dosage, your physical and mental state, and your environment. Always ensure you're in a comfortable, safe setting and consider having a sober, trusted companion with you. Remember, the aim is to enrich your experience, not overwhelm it.

WARNING: We STRONGLY Suggest You Not Watch any Horror Films

15 Best Movies For Your Next Trippy Shroom Adventure

15 - Thor: Ragnarok

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Why It's a Must-Watch: Taika Waititi’s vibrant, energetic direction brings a kaleidoscope of colors and humor that perfectly complements the introspective and euphoric states induced by shrooms. The journey of Thor, laden with challenges, allies, and transformations, mirrors the internal voyage of self-discovery and resilience often encountered during a psychedelic experience.

Thor: Ragnarok is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2011's Thor and 2013's Thor: The Dark World and the seventeenth film installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson, and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, and Mark Ruffalo.

14 - Interstellar

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Exploring the Universe Within: Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece transports you through wormholes not just in space, but within the realms of human emotion and connection. The visual grandeur and thematic depth of love transcending dimensions resonate deeply with the heightened emotional sensitivity of a psychedelic state.

Interstellar is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave you amazed at the wonders of the universe.

13 - Guardians of the Galaxy

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Galactic Fun and Bonds: This cosmic adventure underscores the value of friendship, diversity, and self-discovery. The eclectic soundtrack and visually stunning scenes are enhanced under the influence of shrooms, making the laughter and emotional beats more profound.

12 - Fantasia 2000

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An Orchestral Visual Feast: The continuation of Disney’s innovative blend of classical music and animated imagery offers a multi-sensory experience that speaks directly to the soul, amplifying the auditory and visual stimuli in a harmonious dance of colors and sounds.

11 - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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The Quintessential Psychedelic Journey: Delve into the depths of psychedelic exploration with Hunter S. Thompson’s wild ride. This film not only reflects the chaos and unpredictability of a trip but also serves as a commentary on the search for meaning in the American Dream.

10 - The Wizard of Oz

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From Black and White to Color: Dorothy’s transition from the monochrome world of Kansas to the technicolor land of Oz parallels the awakening and expansion of consciousness often experienced with psychedelics, making it a profound film to watch under their influence.

9 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Blending Realities: This innovative blend of live-action and animation challenges the boundaries of reality, encouraging viewers to question and appreciate the layers of their perception, a theme often explored during psychedelic experiences.

8 - Rango

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Identity and Transformation: Rango’s quest for identity in an ever-changing world mirrors the introspective journey many undertake while on shrooms, making it a relatable and visually captivating watch.

Rango is a sheltered family pet, Chameleon finds himself in the grip of an identity crisis when it's time to stand out. Rango wonders how he can be memorable when his natural blending into any situation makes him hard for people to remember once they've seen one too many movies about vigilantes with superpowers... But then again- these are no ordinary circumstances! He accidentally winds up at a frontier town called Dirt where things take a turn towards being adventurery instead of routine-- That is until all turns upside down and forces The Sheriff (Rango) into becoming someone new: A hero!!

7 - Alice Through the Looking Glass

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Exploring the Self: Alice’s adventures in Underland offer a rich tapestry of symbolism and growth, inviting viewers on shrooms to navigate their own inner landscapes and confront their fears with courage.

Alice has spent the past few years following in her father's footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she is proposed to by a worthy suitor. Unwilling to be tied down, Alice escapes to a place she's visited before: Underland. While down the rabbit hole she is reunited with the White Queen, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and all her other favorite characters.

Alice soon finds herself in a place she's never been before: the past. She must save the Hatter before time runs out.

6 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Whimsy and Wonder: Tim Burton’s adaptation elevates the whimsical and sometimes dark aspects of Roald Dahl’s classic, inviting viewers to explore the wonders and perils of indulgence, creativity, and desire, themes that resonate deeply with the psychedelic experience.

The plot to the movie is about a boy named Charlie who wins a contest to tour the chocolate factory of eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka. When Charlie and his fellow winners enter the factory, they discover that everything inside is larger-than-life, including the edible treats. As they wander the factory, guided by Wonka, they find themselves in one fantastical room after another. But not everything is as it seems, and Charlie and the other children must contend with the dangers that lurk within the factory.

If you're a fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, then you'll love this movie. It's a visual feast for the eyes, and the acting is top-notch. If you're not familiar with the story, you may be surprised by how dark and twisted it can be. But that's all part of the fun. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a must-see for any fan of Burton's films or Depp's acting.

5 - Cloud Atlas

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Interconnectedness Across Time: This epic saga explores how individual actions can ripple through time, a concept that aligns with the interconnectedness and oneness often felt during psychedelic experiences.

The Cloud Atlas movie is a 2012 science fiction film directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. The film serves as an adaptation of the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell. It tells six separate stories that are set in different time periods, with each story featuring a different cast. The film begins in 1849 with Adam Ewing (Tom Hanks), an American notary, who is traveling on a ship in the South Pacific. Ewing encounters Dr. Henry Goose (Hugh Grant), a sleazy doctor who convinces him to sign over his life savings in exchange for medical treatment.

In 2012, London-based publisher Timothy Cavendish (Jim Broadbent) is tricked by his brother into staying at a nursing home, where he meets an old man named Dermot Hoggins (Hugh Laurie), who has been wrongly imprisoned. Meanwhile, in 2144, Sonmi-451 (Doona Bae), a genetically-engineered "fabricant" or slave, is freed from her life of servitude and learns the truth about her society. In 2346, a space traveler named Zachry (Tom Hanks) lives in a post-apocalyptic world where he must help protect Sonmi from a fearsome creature called the Kona.

The stories continue to intertwine as they move backwards and forwards in time, film's underlying philosophy shows how the actions of each character have an impact on the others. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $130 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its ambition and visual effects, while others criticized its confusing plot.

4 - Limitless

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The Potential Within: While exploring the idea of unlocking one’s full potential, this film can inspire introspection on personal limitations and the boundless nature of human creativity and resilience, themes often pondered during a trip.

Limitless follows a man named Eddie who was down on his luck and struggling to find success, until he discovered an old friend with some new pills. These drugs gave him extraordinary mental capabilities which allowed for great wealth in both moneymaking ventures as well as personal relationships... but there are side effects that begin taking their toll once they're no longer being invented or produced by scientist Dr. Shrink (I guess we can call them "side"). When production ends due to these circumstances--and our main character quickly learns just how much demand exists among those few people willing to pay hefty prices per dose!--it causes everything to crumble around him.

3 - Alice in Wonderland - 2010

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Defying Reality: Alice’s journey is a metaphor for challenging and transcending the limitations of the physical world, encouraging a deeper exploration of one’s own reality and the multiple layers of existence revealed under the influence of psychedelics.

Alice falls down a rabbit hole and winds up in a strange world. This world is full of peculiar creatures, like talking animals and mad scientists. Alice has all sorts of adventures in this strange place, meeting people like the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat along the way. Ultimately, Alice has to find her way back home, and she learns some valuable lessons along the way. This story is beloved by children and adults alike, and it has been adapted into many different forms over the years. Whether you're a fan of the original book or the more recent movie adaptations, there's something for everyone in Alice in Wonderland.

2 - Planet Earth

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The Beauty of Our World: This documentary series magnifies the natural wonders of Earth, fostering a deep appreciation for the planet and promoting a sense of unity and stewardship, sentiments that are often heightened by psychedelic experiences.

Planet Earth is a 2006 British television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. Five years in the making, it was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC. Planet Earth is estimated to have cost £10 million. The series was first broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 5 March 2006.

A co-production of the BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery Channel and NHK, Planet Earth featured an international cast of professional narrators. David Attenborough served as the primary narrator for the UK version, while Sigourney Weaver narrated the US version. The planet earth series has been described as "the benchmark by which future factual programming will be measured".

The 11-episode series comprises five episodes devoted to each of the planet's major habitats: deserts and grasslands; caves and canyons; mountains; freshwater; forests; and oceans. Each episode explores how animals meet the challenges of surviving in different environments.

1 - Avatar

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Connection and Empathy: The visual splendor of Pandora and the story’s themes of connection, empathy, and environmental consciousness echo the revelations and emotional depth that can be accessed through a psychedelic journey.

Sigourney Weaver plays Dr. Grace Augustine, head of the Avatar Program. Through the use of a surrogate body, Jake can inhabit the form of an Avatar and interact with Pandora's indigenous population, the Na'vi. His mission is to gain their trust so that they will allow humans to mine unobtanium, which is crucial for Earth's energy needs. However, as Jake spends more time in his avatar form, he begins to identify with the Na'vi and starts to question the orders of his superior, Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang). Avatar is not only a wonderful film but the colors throughout the entire movie is such a spiritual experience. Set back and enjoy one of the most sensational movies ever produced.

Personal Note: I watched Avatar while tripping on shrooms and had a spiritual experience that changed my whole world.

Bonus Shrooms Movie Review:

Fantastic Fungi

What to Watch on Shrooms

To add to the amazing list of documentary movies Fantastic Fungi has stunning visual and audio sequences showing you the amazing world of Mushrooms and all their benefits.

"Fantastic Fungi" is a very insightful film/documentary all about the magical world of mushrooms. From their history to their medicinal properties, this film covers it all. If you're curious about fungi, or just want to learn more about these strange and fascinating creatures, then this is the movie for you.

Director Louie Schwartzberg takes us on a journey through the hidden world of mushrooms, revealing their incredible power to heal and connect us with nature. Featuring mycologist Paul Stamets, This is a must-see for anyone interested in the natural world.

Now You Know What to Watch on Shrooms: Your Journey Awaits

As you embark on your next psychedelic adventure, let these films guide you through landscapes of imagination, emotion, and introspection. Remember, the journey is as much about the destination as it is about the path you take to get there. Approach your experience with openness, curiosity, and respect for the profound insights and transformations it can unveil. Happy tripping, and may your cinematic companions enrich your voyage into the depths of your consciousness.


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