Hello everyone, I recently read a discussion of what people like to listen to while high and I thought that a list of what movies to watch when high deserves its own discussion. Some movies are so awesome to watch, the ones I’ve watched high have all been awesome; avatar, inception, limitless, saw(very strange experience with this one, number 3 I believe), wall-e, the lion king and probably my favourite, tron! Please feel free to add :)
@ryanj, TOP 10
1. Grandma’s Boy
3. Dude, Where’s My Car?
4. The Big Lebowski
5. Drunken Master (1978)
6. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
7. Sleeper (1973)
8. Super High Me
9. Wristcutters: A Love Story
Enter the void
The movie makes me feel like I’m REALLY high after wards. I sat in silence for 2 hours staring at the ceiling. The movie literally is based on a trip, and the entire thing makes you really wonder. Its an incredible experience to watch this movie.
@ijesuschrist, You completely missed the point of the film then.
Essentially what happens is, a Jesus figure and 11 others who represent the worst most negative aspects of their zodiac signs go on a quest to transcend material things and find the highest truth, enlightenment, and by and by they realize that all is an illusion, including their quest, as it is revealed to all have been a movie and nothing they did was real.
It’s an incredibly eloquent and clear minded description of why we incarnate on this planet and what our mission ultimately leads to (the fundamental truth that all is an illusion and only conscious awareness exists).
Big up to the guy who mentioned Fantastic Planet!!
Also I hated enter the void, it’s incredible but it makes me so depressed. It makes the cycle of reincarnation seem so horrible and pointless, which is a great fear of mine. That doesn’t change the fact that it’s an absolutely amazing movie but I just couldnt ever watch it again.
@LSDXM, lol. It could have been done in a much more thoughtful way. It was basically done in the most explosively “artsy” attempting way possible, trying to be the most catastrophic “crazy” movie. It was way over bored, to the point I couldn’t watch it. It just seemed amateurish.
The void is about the bad trip. Death and repeat, the feeling of being stuck, forever. If you ever have a bad trip, and you have this perspective come at you – boy howdy is that fucking hard to deal with.
That’s you’re opinion.
It’s important when watching something new to disregard your pretenses and assumptions about why people do things; the world was depicted as disgusting and putrid to the most extreme level possible to convey the idea that what’s going on on this planet is deeper and deeper perversion of the ultimate reality. The most extreme version of every perversity is displayed from absolute war obsessed masculinity to incest to pedophilia to religious zealotry to ignorant obedience to vicious greed. It’s not about showing it to make you go OMG NO WAY SO FUCKED UP LOL, it’s about impressing upon you the full realization of the depths of ‘sin’, the perverted and fragmented misunderstanding and unawareness of the totality of life awareness and truth that leads us to manifest on this level of reality.
@ijesuschrist, I don’t understand why you would imply that I’ve never had a bad trip, but it’s cool. Anyways, I’m fully aware of what the movie is about. Like I said, it leaves me with far too deep an existential crisis for me to deal with. This is the same reason I no longer indulge in heavy dissociative chemicals; I’m too happy with my life to spend hours fearing it being ripped away at the moment (which is funny because when I was a teen that’s all I wanted out of life, to be ripped away from it in the most gruesome way possible, that being the reason I spent my a decade on a 700+mg/day dxm regimen)
Based on your response to Enter the void, you just didn’t say anything about the bad trip – which is all I could think about the entire time of the movie. Exactly how parallel my bad trips were with that movie – the “birds eye view” of everything and everyone, shells of animals going about their lives, seeing everything from afar, a distant perspective, and then realizing all their doings are meaningless, yet we blindly give life meaning, happiness.
Never once do we feel good in the movie. The very opening seen is death – a horrible scary death from a crashing airplane. Then the fear of authority, self-doubt, terrible introspection, getting shot…
The reason I did enjoy the movie, and WOULD watch it again, rather than avoid it like requiem is when he is reborn, it is a sense of a reset, not a total repeat. He is reborn into a new life, with new chances, new perspectives, new environment. Its beautiful, but you still are coming down from a bad trip – It is EXACTLY done to mirror the bad trip. You come down, and you thank god you’re alive, and that drifting aimlessly through the shells of animals won’t last forever. And here you are, a reset button. All the good you wanted to do, you now have a motivation for. All the desires to pursue true happiness are amplified, all life seems new again, and incredibly vivid.
It is a beautiful movie. It drops you to the bottom, and you have the chance to climb back up. The bad trip. I loved it.
Requiem just leaves you at the bottom to rot. Fucking terrible movie. First time I watched it I was super high, right before bed. Didn’t know what I was getting into.
@ijesuschrist, my bad trips aren’t like that at all, and the rebirth scene didn’t give me that sense of a refreshing fresh slate at all. I understand your perspective, but my greatest fear is that I won’t be liberated from this existence after death. The idea of having to do this again terrifies me.
My bad trips are nothing more than me fearing the process of ego death. When I break through and have a “level five” trip the impression that I get is that I set up all these levels and filters I have to be willing to break through to get beyond ego death to transcendence, and if I don’t achieve full ego death it’s because I wasn’t ready to and the scary things that happen when I’m tripping are there to keep me from transcending when I’m not ready to make full use of it. They usually follow the same pattern of paranoid delusion resulting from the guilt I feel for not living up to what I think I should, fear that what I’m doing is wrong (i/e that Im using illegal drugs, doing “grown up stuff” [this went away when I realized I’m a ‘grown up’ now], that “god is going to punish me” [from growing up in a catholic family]) and so on.
This movie just reinforced my fear that even though there’s a spiritual aspect to reality it’s just a horrifying cycle of pain and shame. The fact that he just comes right back just made me feel like there was no escape.
@LSDXM, Yeah… I felt that too – the repetition of suffering. But it is a senseless fear (as they all are, of course) in that you do not remember the previous life, and there is no need for the suffering – it is not an absolute, you decide to encourage or abandon suffering and shame.
The empty shell-people trip blows cock.
2001 A Space Odyssey is a good movie. and who knew, getting high is not that cool after all. It’s just for uncreative people with low brain capacity to expand their thinking, just like LSD or DMT. you’re brain is probably bigger than what you think and you probably just want to get high to just simply create a feeling of being bigger or running your imagination wild. I bet you can do it w/o drugs so try it.
@theknottedpiper, Yes I have, and I guess the name juststartedanewlife would imply that. I guess I was kinda raugh. I don’t look at people who use drugs or alcohol any less than the ones who don’t, It’s just that a lot of people use them to be “cool” or use them as shortcut to improve their imagination and thinking capacity. In that case the downsides of using such drugs is more than the benefits. I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about.
Not to everyone’s taste, but I find intense movies are improved dramatically by smoking. Bear in mind they can be pretty stressful, and if you get neurotic highs they can be rather upsetting.
The Grey – Those wolves man… fuck. and the plane crash is probably the best I’ve ever seen
Black Hawk Down – Brace for war violence, but if that doesn’t turn you off it will put your heart through your ribcage.
-Well put-together war movies can be incredibly intense, Saving Private Ryan, even for just the beach scene, is a must. Flags of our fathers, Das Boot (if you have a huge chunk of time to invest) Full Metal Jacket, etc.
Children of Men – Intriguing premise, and the filming style is unbelievable, some shots go for more than 10 minutes without a cut.
28 Days Later – I would argue one of the best zombie movies ever made.
The Thing – The prequel they just did wasn’t bad, but the first one is just unreal. Predates CGI, and I would still rank the monster with anything anyone can do with a computer today.
also, Fantastic Planet is win