Have you ever wondered what movies to watch on shrooms? While tripping outside can be an incredible experience, sometimes doing so indoors can have it’s benefits as well, especially in busier areas for first time trippers or for heavier doses with experienced psychonauts. The psychedelic experience can be quite taxing, and on the comedown of the trip you may just want to mellow out and watch a film. Below are some popular recommendations from psychonauts on some of the best movies to watch on shrooms. **Minor spoilers ahead.
With an amazing soundtrack, captivating animation, and lighthearted takes on the concepts of the meaning of life and death, Soul is a great movie to watch on shrooms. Follow Joe, a pianist and middle school music teacher living in New York City, as his dreams of playing jazz professionally come to an abrupt stop when he falls into a manhole and finds himself as a soul headed to the “Great Beyond”. Unwilling to die, he tries to escape but ends up in the “Great Before”, a place where unborn souls are prepared for life with the help of mentor souls. Here, Joe is accidentally assigned to train 22, a soul who desires to avoid Earth. Discovering that Joe is in a coma, 22 agrees to let him help find her “spark” to complete her badge and then give it to him so that he can return home. The animation during Joe’s first encounter with the “Great Beyond” and the “Great Before” is unforgettable, and psychonauts will surely appreciate the hippie character Moonwind.
Life of Pi (2012)
Alice in Wonderland (1951, 2010)
Planet Earth (2006)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Have a Good Trip (2020)
Cosmos (1980, 2014)
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Fantastic Fungi (2019)
What better movie to watch on shrooms than a documentary about shrooms! While not specifically about psilocybin mushrooms, they definitely have a spotlight with mentions of the stoned ape theory and the current research into psilocybin for different psychological ailments. Featuring mycologist Paul Stamets, observe incredible time lapse-shots of different fungi and learn about their importance in healing and sustaining life on earth.
Know of any other great movies to watch on shrooms? Leave a comment below with some of your recommendations. And before you try psychedelics of any kind, it’s encouraged to speak with a psychedelic integration therapist beforehand to determine which approach is right for you. You can find one from our listing on Frshminds.