Best stoner/hippie movie

Discussion in 'Hip Awards' started by the man in me, May 7, 2005.

  1. marymicrogram

    marymicrogram Member

    I Love You Alice B. Toklas

    "You! Go on a diet!"
    "But all I eat is grass and acid..." :)
     
  2. ElChivato

    ElChivato SeNioR MeMBeR

    Dazed & Confused, but i've only seen a few stoner movies, so i don't really have many to choose from.
    peace & love.
     
  3. Grass - its a documentary, but I still like it.
    Requim for a Dream
    Train Spotting
     
  4. Varuna

    Varuna Senior Member

    Blue Planet - The 8 hour BBC documentary about undersea life. It is beautiful regardless of whether or not you are high.

    Baraka - Just sublime. A wordless, balanced glimpse of the highs and lows of the human spirit.

    Hair - Singing Hippies, you've got to love that. Captures the idealism of the hippie movement and then puts it right back up against the issues of the day (The war and the draft, racism, classism, societal resistance to a conscious, idealism-based lifestyle, etc.). The soundtrack is pretty good too.

    Woodstock - More singing Hippies, the non-fiction version. Musically, it runs the full spectrum between truly inspired and just too stoned. As a documentary, it is a hopeful reminder that Hippie idealism is actually practical. Peace, Love and Music can actually transform an unpredictably large crowd (as in, no one was prepared to meet the needs of 300,000 people for simple things like food, toilets, medical care, transportation, etc.) into a peaceful, functioning, celebratory event.

    I am a big fan of the "Mind Blowing" stoner movies, some of the best I have seen are:

    Big Fish - A fantastic story about the importance of fantastic stories and the interconnected effects that the events of those fantastic stories have on other people's lives. This movie is as deep and funny and fun as you want it to be.

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - This is the perfect double feature to go with Big Fish. They tell the same story in exactly opposite ways. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have no story about themselves whatsoever, they don't even know which of them is Rosencrantz or Guildenstern, and they have no idea about the interconnected effects of the events in which they take part. Just like Big Fish, this movie is as deep and funny and fun as you want it to be.

    I Heart Huckabees - "How am I not myself?"Existential detectives are hired to figure out, and teach you, the meaning of your life. Freakin' brilliant. Would make a good double feature with Harold and Maude.
     
  5. I'll have to agree with Varuna, I usually stick to documentaries or intelligent films when I'm stoned rather than the movies that seem to exploit potheads and make them all seem like burnouts. I've always loved pot because it really makes me zone out and think about shit, where as when I'm not stoned my bipolar tendencies take over and it makes it hard to think clearly.

    So of course my favorite things to watch are:
    Naked Lunch (Burroughs), Fear and Loathing (Thompson) and documentaries on the history channel about politics, war, differen't cultures, serial killers, etc.etc.
     
  6. Libertine

    Libertine Guru of Hedonopia

    The Trip
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    Easy Rider
     
  7. Moonjava

    Moonjava Senior Member

    DAZED & CONFUSED
    Hands Down.... great movie!!
     
  8. alice_d_millionaire

    alice_d_millionaire Just Do It©

    'clerks' and 'a clockwork orange'... the latter of which is very freaky when imapired... very
     
  9. GraffitiSoul

    GraffitiSoul Member

    Waking Life, Dogma, Half Baked(obviously), The Wall, Belly, How High, and Alice
     
  10. _see_

    _see_ Member

    oooh so many
    dazed an confused (as so many have said)
    loved easy rider so much watched it while i was stoned and incredibly pissed on wine
     
  11. Jes

    Jes Member

    The wall
     
  12. lenore

    lenore Member

    empire records, human traffic, alice in wonderland, the disney robin hood and its a fairly new one i thinks its gonna b a stoner classiic....spirted away...crazy
     
  13. moecheeseplz

    moecheeseplz Member

    does dark side of the moon synced up with wizard of oz count?
    if not i say either fear and loathing or beavus and butthead do america haha
     
  14. I dont see why it wouldnt be.
     
  15. Faerie

    Faerie Peachy

    Dazed and Confused is the best
     
  16. dreadlockswampy

    dreadlockswampy Swampmiester

    Dazed & confused, Half Baked, Up in Smoke, Fear & Loathing In Lasvagas !!!!
     
  17. MikeE

    MikeE Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Easy Rider
     
  18. soccergirl

    soccergirl Member

    Half Baked and Easy Rider.
     
  19. yellow submarine
     
  20. paradigm

    paradigm Member

    Around the Fire - All about life on tour.
     

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