Psychedelic film is a film genre characterized by the influence of psychedelia and the experiences of psychedelic drugs. Psychedelic films typically contain visual distortion and experimental narratives, often emphasizing psychedelic imagery. They might reference drugs directly, or merely present a distorted reality resembling the effects of psychedelic drugs. Their experimental narratives often purposefully try to distort the viewers' understanding of reality or normality.[1][2]


Film examples

Psychedelic counterculture era films include:

Television show examples

See also


  1. ^ "25 Great Psychedelic Movies That Are Worth Your Time". Taste Of Cinema - Movie Reviews and Classic Movie Lists. 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ "The 100 best animated movies: the best psychedelic movies". Time Out New York. 8 December 2021.
  3. ^ Rosenbaum, Jonathan (1996-06-26). "Acid Western: Dead Man". Chicago Reader.
  4. ^ Meltzer, Marisa (2007-06-26). "The eternal appeal of the stoner movie". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2022-06-03.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s tasteofcinema (24 August 2019). "25 Great Psychedelic Movies That Are Worth Your Time". tasteofcinema.
  6. ^ Melissa Hannon (31 July 2021). "Review: 'Friend of the World' (2020) is a Bizarre Apocalyptic Film". Horror Geek Life.
  7. ^ Complex Mag (5 March 2010). "What A Trip! The Greatest Psychedelic Movies of All Time". Complex.