Psychedelic movies are mysterious, enigmatic and totally out of our control. Very often, it’s a chance for an auteur to take their audience on a trip through the most lavish and ‘indulgent’ techniques they can conjure a feast for the eyes and a task for the brain to keep up with fractured story-lines, hallucinogenic imagery and booming soundtracks. Every so often, however, we receive one of these films helmed by an artist with both vision and discipline; and the resultant work ranks among the most exploratory and interesting you can find anywhere in cinema. For your fair share of both, see below. Here’s the list of top Psychedelic movies ever. You can watch some of these best psychedelic movies on Amazon or Hulu.
10. Enter the Void
Among other things, Gaspar Noé is a master of controlling his camera. His two-hour forty-minute film created with the purpose of simulating an LSD-esque ‘trip’ is an exercise in testing his audience’s endurance. Rave-like flashing bombards us, flowing with a synthesized river of neon colours and interesting techniques with which he displays the many vices our protagonists partake in (one of which is particularly… inventive.)
It’s not a truly great film and by the end may seriously make you want to shut it off — such an attack on the senses becoming either banal or unbearable depending on your level of tolerance. That being said, Enter the Void does fully live up to its name — and with so many complaints about the uninspired and generic state of film nowadays venturing into something like this might restore your faith in the power of contemporary cinema.
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