Netflix and 4:20... Dammit, I HAD something for this
January 10, 2020 6:33 PM   Subscribe

In honor of Neil Peart, I got blazingly high and am currently about to blast Moving Pictures at ear bleedingly loud volume directly into my, uh, ears. Afterwards I would like to watch some forked up trippy shirt on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

I'm still new to non cable TV, and I don't have a good handle on how to find stuff yet. I Googled "trippy movies Netflix" and got several lists of what looked like fun things, but when I search for specific titles that aren't there, the recommendations are not as relevant all I'd hoped. And it's a drag typing it with the TV remote. So part 1, any pointers for better searches, and part 2, what specific weird ass shit have you seen lately? I like Rick and Morty (although I justed watched the Ricklantis Mixup and WOW I gotta take that one in small doses), Bandersnatch (that one was tough because I didn't know the conceit going in and whoa I did not want to be in control of Black Mirror but it really dragged me in), I'd love to see the next Matrix, Cloud Atlas was fun, etc. Hit me!
posted by disconnect to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) starring Gene Wilder, available on Netflix.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 6:43 PM on January 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

Pi (1998) is on Amazon Prime
posted by doctord at 6:49 PM on January 10, 2020

Forbidden Zone (1982) on Amazon Prime
Undone on Amazon Prime
posted by dgeiser13 at 7:00 PM on January 10, 2020 [2 favorites]

Finding stuff on Netflix is terribly difficult. I discovered if you click the category heading ("trippy movies" "because you watched") it will open a full page of them.

I wish you could filter movies by cast, directors, years etc. Haven't figured that one out yet tho.
posted by rebent at 7:05 PM on January 10, 2020

On Netflix is still Love, Death, and Robots
posted by nickggully at 7:13 PM on January 10, 2020 [5 favorites]

If you’re interested in very specific film categories, there’s a social network-y app called Letterboxd that allegedly has user-created lists that might help! I’ve never used it though, maybe someone with actual experience can chime in.

Also, the Koyaanisqatsi trilogy.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:20 PM on January 10, 2020

All Amazon:

The Holy Mountain (first review notes "smoke weed before watching this film"*), Phantasm (I suggest smoking more weed before you watch this film), Fantastic Planet (if you have any hallucinogens, it's not a terrible idea), Prince of Darkness (god speed, little buddy!)

* also. Additionally, you might want to consider Attack of the Mushroom People.
posted by ryanshepard at 7:31 PM on January 10, 2020 [2 favorites]

We've watched a few of these, you might like:
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams on Amazon. Some great guest stars in dark futures.
posted by Glinn at 7:45 PM on January 10, 2020

In not sure if these are available on Netflix where you are, but...
Perfect Blue
Spirited Away
Dr. Strange
Spider Man Into the Spider-verse
Inland Empire
Lost Highway
Mulholland Drive
Exterminating Angel
The Draughtsman's Contract
Titus (the Julie Taymor film)
Across the Universe
Meet the Feebles
Flash Gordon (early 80's one)
Upstream Color
The Fifth Element
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 7:46 PM on January 10, 2020

Samsara, plotless, gorgeous, and riveting.
posted by Miko at 7:47 PM on January 10, 2020 [2 favorites]

I was making a list here before I saw Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is $2.99 on Amazon, so watch that.
posted by rhizome at 7:47 PM on January 10, 2020

Your Name is an anime which looks like it's on Netflix (it is in Australia, not sure about elsewhere). The creator's visuals are always stunning, and the plot is kind of trippy but you kind of have to follow it sufficiently.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 7:54 PM on January 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

Sturgill Simpson, the grammy award winning artist, made a new album and had it set to a series of weird, amazing anime. It's post-apocalyptic, grungy, outlaw country with samurai, naked disco dancers, a muscle car that turns into a motorcycle and two robots, etc.

Sound & Fury on Netflix.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 8:44 PM on January 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

Trippy Happy, not Trippy Dark!
I second Spirited Away. Or yeah Your Name is terrific.
posted by j_curiouser at 9:20 PM on January 10, 2020

Moving Pictures followed by Videodrome sounds perfect.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:18 PM on January 10, 2020

I Lost My Body is on Netflix.
posted by fourpotatoes at 4:02 AM on January 11, 2020

Miss Hokusai is on Netflix, gorgeous visuals.
posted by buttonedup at 7:38 AM on January 11, 2020

Another vote for Gene Wilder's Willie Wonka
posted by dustpuppy at 12:55 PM on January 11, 2020

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