Nothing against the likes of Cheech and Chong, Half Baked and Pineapple Express, but sometimes you need something a little more elevated to watch after you’ve consumed cannabis. Enter these seven thought-provoking flicks. Which one is your favourite? Comment below or let us know on social media!
Alice in Wonderland (1951 and 2010)
If the stunning images in this movie aren’t intriguing enough, the underlying themes will be. Whether you watch the 1951 original or the 2010 Tim Burton remake, both will inspire, entertain, and awe. Better yet, watch both and see which version of Alice you like best – then compare notes with other cannabis connoisseurs.
This mind-melting movie about dreams…within dreams…within dreams will have you deep thinking even if you haven’t consumed cannabis. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a professional thief who takes information from people’s subconscious minds. Tasked with planting an idea into a CEO’s head, his team enters the dream world and leaves you wondering, ‘What is reality?’
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Hopeless romantic? Consume some cannabis, grab the tissues, and watch this dramatic flick about true love gone wrong. Starring Kate Winslet – and Jim Carey in a rare serious role – it centres on a couple who both have procedures to erase one another from their memories when their breakup becomes too much to bear. What happens after is what really makes you think, about life and about love.
Shutter Island (2010)
More Leo (woohoo!), this time as a detective in a dark psychological thriller about an escaped patient at an island psychiatric facility. Curious clues, missing pieces, and mysterious characters contribute to the cannabis-enhanced viewing experience. The ending is bound to blow your mind.
Across the Universe (2007)
Set to the soundtrack of the Beatles, this musical romance film centres on the Vietnam War. The star-crossed love story, amazing soundtrack and psychedelic visuals make this movie a cannabis viewing experience you’ll want to have again and again.
Get Out (2017)
This thought-provoking and critically acclaimed film was a huge 2017 sleeper hit, earning $252 billion at the box office on a $5 million investment. It’s shaken up the horror genre in a way that arguably hasn’t been done since The Shining. Set on a mysterious estate, it centres around an interracial couple meeting the woman’s parents. Things seem (almost) fine at first, but slow dread builds and…well, you’ll see.
Mulholland Drive (2001)
What appears to start out as (yet) another flick about an aspiring, brooding Hollywood actress quickly turns super strange – and interesting. A car crash, an amnesiac friend, seemingly random scenes that end up interconnecting (and a fantastical opera number) all combine to make this another David Lynch stunner.