Movies to watch when you're high

We all know life can get hectic sometimes, and we all deserve a break occasionally, don’t we? Are you planning to take the weekend off and get high on some booze or take ‘bong hits with your friends? Whatever you want to do, we have something you might want to do when you get high. So, we wondered what might be a fun thing to do while you’re high on the ‘medicinal grass’? Watch movies, of course! Here is a compilation of 10 movies that range from hilarious to the mind-numbingly ‘deep’ ones that you should watch the next time you decide to get high.

Interstellar

Nominated in 5 categories for the 2015 Oscars and winning 1, this is one of the best mind-boggling movies you will ever watch! Directed by Christopher Nolan, Interstellar is an epic science-fiction movie starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. It is the story of the greatest explorers of mankind who set on a journey to find a new home planet for themselves and save the people on Earth. However, it is not as simple as it sounds.

During the journey, there are put in such difficult circumstances which make them question their own humanity. The most important question here is: Will they make it?

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

This Oscar-winning movie is mostly remembered for the serious questions that it throws at its audience. The film follows ex-couple Joel and Clementine (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet) as they undergo treatments to remove each other from their minds, with much of the action taking place in Joel’s mind. They’re drawn together again by the end of the movie, despite the fact that their relationship might very well crash and burn again.

However, despite its seriousness, Eternal Sunshine never loses its puckish playfulness. A scene back in Montauk, Ruffalo, and Dunst stoned in their underwear, jumping on Joel’s couch, remains one of the movie’s great joys, in which the memory of a house crumbles to bits with Joel and Clementine still in it, is still a terrifying, and fascinatingly literal depiction of a mind being cracked open. 

Memento

This is another Christopher Nolan movie that is based on a short story written by his brother, Jonathan.

The deceptive boys get the audience to enjoy speculating on questions about facts, the workings of the mind, consciousness, existence, and time, all while immersed in a gripping murder mystery. You won’t have to worry about spoiling the ending because this story begins with protagonist Leonard murdering a man and then proceeds to take you backward in time, scene by scene, to the beginning, demonstrating the director’s genius non-linear storytelling skills. Both Moss’s mysterious femme and Pantoliano’s restless sidekick swing from friend to foe and back again, and the actors do an excellent job of messing with expectations.

Fight Club

In this bold, divisive film, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton star in a violent rebellion against capitalism and corporate culture. Since Fincher skillfully sets up both the narrator’s despair and Tyler’s (Brad Pitt) appeal, people often misunderstand the film’s message. The narrator is a victim of capitalism, unable to form genuine human bonds and thus filling his life with material possessions. Then there’s Tyler, who has a seductive ideology from the start. He is a representation of the modern world’s “freedom.” 

These elements—the grotesqueness of the narrator’s presence and the allure of Tyler’s offer—are intended to help us understand why someone would be interested in a combat club in the first place.

Shutter Island

This is a gritty drama in which Martin Scorsese creates some fantastic set pieces in which the past collides with the present and Leonardo paints a convincing image of brooding chaos. Shutter Island is a tiny, rocky island off the coast of Boston where a Civil War-era fort has been converted into a jail for criminally insane people. Teddy Daniels, a US marshal, and his partner Chuck Aule are on their way to this island. It’s 1954, and they’ve been tasked with tracking down a child killer who has vanished. It seems that there is no way to get off the island alive. Scorsese, the master craftsman, deconstructs truth piece by piece.

The primary influence of the film is on the senses. Everything in the movie comes together in an unsettling foreshadow of terrible secrets. Can they survive?

Inception

The director, Christopher Nolan is said to have spent ten years writing the script for “Inception.” The hero of the film puts a young architect to the test by asking her to construct a labyrinth, and Nolan puts the audience to the test with his own dazzling maze. The film is about the process of navigating our way through engulfing sheets of truth and dream, reality inside dreams, and dreams without reality.

The audience of the movie just like the character is lost in time and space. Even the connection between dream time and real-time is never completely clear. While movies these days seem to be a recycled, “Inception” accomplishes a daunting task. It’s completely different, but it’s structured around action movie tropes, so it seems like it makes more sense than it does.

Dazed and Confused

This one is a little lighter. Although the years between the ages of 13 and 18 are among the most trying of a person’s life, we recall them with a nostalgia that obscures much of the pain. This is a reality well known by Richard Linklater’s film “Dazed and Confused,” which depicts the last day of school and the long night that follows.

The film follows a large number of adolescents, both boys, and girls, famous and not, “happy” and “troubled,” as they drive aimlessly around town, drink alcohol, hang out, exchange adolescent life-truths, lust, play with sex, battle, and, in general, attempt to invest their passage into adulthood with a meaning it does not appear to have.

Kung Fu Hustle

If you are a martial arts enthusiast or simply want to have a good laugh, then this is the movie for you. This is the kind of film that makes you laugh once in a while and make you smile the rest of the time. Pig Sty Alley, a Shanghai slum, is the setting for the film. It’s ruled by a shabby landlady (Yuen Qiu), who wears slippers and carries one of those cartoon cigarettes that never leaves her mouth no matter what. The Axe Gang terrorizes Shanghai, but it mostly avoids Pig Sty Alley because the pickings are slim. The conflict between the Pig Stygians and the Axe Gang serves as a pretext for a series of scenes in which stylized brutality reaches a fever pitch. 

The movie’s joke isn’t so much founded on satire as it is on delight at the characters’ ability to defy the laws of gravity and physics.

The World’s End

Despite the chasing, stalking, beheading, exploding, and gallons of blue goop spraying all over it, this film is refreshingly intimate. Although the special effects are unique, they are still in service of the plot and characters. Edgar Wright reunites with actor Simon Pegg to combine the Zombie genre with a pub crawl between college friends who haven’t seen each other in 20 years, and the world depends on it.

This film’s briskness is refreshing in an age where modern films not only ignore rhythm but also seem to have forgotten how to dance. It has a near-perfect sense of judgment and a rare sense of joy.

The Hangover

This is the perfect movie for you since you will be getting a “hangover”. “The Hangover” is a hilarious film from start to finish. Its setup is amusing. Any circumstance is amusing. The dialogue is almost line by line amusing for the most part. The film begins with a bride receiving bad news on her wedding day. Her fiancé’s best friend is in the Mojave Desert with a bloody lip and three other men, none of whom are her fiancé. He’s gone missing. He tells her that the wedding will not take place.

All of this occurs as a result of the guys’ decision the night before to go crazy on drinks and everything else that gets you high. This is without a doubt the world’s worst “hangover.”