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Top 5 Trippiest Movies of All Time
Everyone has their own preference for movies they love to watch but every once in a while, we all like to take a walk on the "wild side" and explore genre's of movies that not only blow our minds but send us through a strange land and story that we don't normally find in the usual run-of-the-mill blockbusters.
This hub is dedicated to the top five trippiest movies of all time.
Buy Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the recount of Hunter S. Thompson's journey to Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race but in true Gonzo-style, everything is out of wack and nothing is as it seems when you mix in a suitcase full of drugs.
This movie is one of my all time favorite because I love Hunter S. Thompson's style of writing. The movie stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro that pairs the two in perfect roles where as Depp plays HST (journalist) and Del Toro (lawyer) - a tag team that don't seem to balance themselves out as they intended and ends up fueling each others binge throughout the movie.
If you want a wild ride of a movie than you need to check out Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Buy Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream is one of the biggest downer movies on the face of the planet but it's absolutely incredible and quite trippy to say the least. What draws so many people to the movie is its brutal portrayal of a drug fueled relationship and how it effects the lives of all those around them.
The story follows two lovers, a best friend and the main characters mother while they struggle with their own personal demons and struggle with trying to 'make it big' by running their own drug business but as you can expect - things go south.
The soundtrack is stunning; Clint Mansell is at his best in the music for this film that gives it a chilling atmosphere. What truly makes the movie trippy is the art direction and camera work that always has you spinning around, zooming in and out, cutting back and forth as if you were part of the drug riddled journey. This is a must-have movie for anyone that wants a gut wrenching tale of love and craziness.
Buy 2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey
What can I say about 2001 that hasn't been said a thousand times? This movie is absolutely amazing in every way and will keep you pondering the meaning of the film for years on end. In fact, you can't seem to get a straight answer as far as the meaning goes for the movie and there are still people debating it to this day.
The movie focuses around different points in humanity's existence and an omnipresent obelisk that seems to represent, in some ways, pure knowledge. The movie is mostly cinematic with long shots and spacey sounds that leaves the viewer wondering what's going to happen; it's incredibly slow but draws you in like no other movie.
Kubrick is a master of his art work and 2001: A Space Odyssey really shows the level of sophistication he has for film making. In terms of trippiness, you can't really get anything bigger than 2001 because nearly ever scene will send you down thousands of different thoughts and theories that will haunt you forever (in a good way).
Mirrormask, by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, is a difficult movie to put one's finger on because it's one of the weirdest, trippiest and downright oddest movies you'll probably see in a great while.
Mirrormask revolves around a young girl who is fed up with her family's career in circus acts and, after an unfortunate accident with her mother, enters a fantasy world much like Alice in Wonderland where she is escorted by a cast of characters and does battle with shadow people.
The visual style and cinematography of the film is truly epic in every way. Your mind won't make up what to look at with so many interesting visuals passing through the screen. The characters are very enjoyable and the overall story hooks you in for the ride. This is one of those movies that you kick back, dig into and enjoy every minute of it while it blows your mind.
Koyaanisqatsi is an experimental movie that takes the viewer through multiple scenes in fast and slow motion. The 'story' of the movie is non existent - it's more of an 'experience' above anything else because it gives you a slice of life in many different parts of our lives from the morning commute to the launching of a space craft.
This movie definitely goes onto my list of trippiest movies because it challenges the normal approach to film making. It's a little hard to sit through because nothing really happens but it's absolutely stunning. Think of what a movie would be like if you were watching a Discovery channel show about the world around us while utilizing slow motion cameras and fast paced sequencing.
Everyone loves a good trippy movie from time to time. There's something strange that we seem to love about trippy movies because they share a story that isn't unlike we've ever experienced before. There are plenty of indie directories coming out with movies like these so we'll be in for a treat when they hit the silver screen. Let's keep hoping we'll get our minds blown!
I'm a big fan of trippy movies because they aren't 'normal' in any sense so they're always a blast to watch in place of the usual blockbusters. I hope you enjoy them too :)