10 Movies To Trip With

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10 Movies To Trip With

This list is a mix of some great films to watch while tripping. It has both well known and some not so well known movies. These films are great, no matter what, but especially if you are tripping. Enjoy!

As always, creating a top 10 list of something as creative as movies, is arguable at best. The following list has a mix of well known films and not so well known films. This is a nice mix to watch while tripping.

10. Waking Life

This film will get you thinking and is a great place to start if you have not seen it. Waking Life is a 2001 American adult animated docufiction/drama film, directed by Richard Linklater. Waking Life is about a young man who wanders through dream-like realities and encounters a variety of characters who engage in insightful philosophical discussions. The film asks many questions of the viewer and gets you really thinking!

9. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

This is a very fun movie. Someone is out to steal Toon Town from cartoon characters ... and to get their hands on the valuable property, they have framed its biggest cartoon star for murder. Combining live action and animation, the film is set in Hollywood during the late 1940s, in an alternative timeline where animated characters really exist. The story follows Eddie Valiant, a private detective who must exonerate Toon Roger Rabbit, who is accused of murdering a wealthy businessman. Detective Eddie Valiant comes out of self-enforced retirement to solve the case and save the toons in this technically magnificent film.

8. Strange Days

On a different note, this film changes it up a bit with some sci-Fi mixed in. It's the eve of the millennium in Los Angeles, December 31, 1999. Lenny Nero is an ex-cop turned street hustler who preys on human nature by dealing the drug of the future. It's an environment that will lead him deep into the danger zone when he falls into a maze filled with intrigue and betrayal, murder and conspiracy.

7. Being John Malkovich

For a mental double take this film is a trip in itself. The film follows a puppeteer who finds a portal that leads into Malkovich's mind. Behind one of the filing cabinets in his work area, Craig finds a hidden door which he learns is a portal into the mind of John Malkovich. The visit to Malkovich's mind lasts fifteen minutes, beforebeing spit out in a ditch next to the New Jersey Turnpike. Craig is fascinated by the meaning of life associated with this finding. Lotte's trips through the portal makes her evaluate her own self.

6. Brazil

A brilliant film with original visuals and story. A daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy. This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, is one of the great films of the 1980s.

5. Harold and Maude

The music in this film by Cat Stevens is very uplifting and emotional. Harold, the 20-year-old son of a wealthy, neglectful woman, tries to gain attention for himself with various hilariously staged suicides. Obsessed with death, Harold meets a 79-year-old woman named Maude. Harold and Maude become inseparable friends, both helping each other out of various personal adventures.

4. BeetleJuice

A cult classic of imagery and comedy. Adam and Barbara are a normal couple who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate their house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but end up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping.

3. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

This is film is on many lists, but it has to be on this one too. The big-screen version of Hunter S. Thompson's seminal psychedelic classic about his road trip across Western America as he and his large Samoan lawyer searched desperately for the American dream.

2. Alice in Wonderland

This is the newer Tim Burton version, with amazing visuals. Alice, a 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called Underland, she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens, knights and other whacky characters.

1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (original version)

This original classic version has everything; a great story, amazing visuals and great character actors like Gene Wilder in the main role as Willy Wonka. Willy Wonka announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie, but his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat. Charlie, along with four other children, gets the chance of a lifetime to tour the factory.