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What are the best "head" films?

Asked by AstroChuck (37543points) September 25th, 2008 from iPhone

Yellow Submarine or any thing made by Tim Burton seem to qualify. Fantasia is another good one. What are your favorite head films?
Petethepothead, you must have a few favorites.

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trudacia's avatar

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

JackAdams's avatar

Damn! I thought you were talking about PORN

Celeste00's avatar

@jackAdams me too. Now I’m all disappointed.

Zaku's avatar

What do you mean by “head” (I’m asking AstroChuck, not JackAdams)?

robmandu's avatar

Wizard of Oz, right?

trudacia's avatar

Easy Rider

sundayBastard's avatar

Oh DEEPTHROAT is by far the best head movie.

joeysefika's avatar

Tommy: A Rock Opera, Crazy rock opera made by and staring The Who. Also has Elton John, Tina Turner and Eric Clapton

tinyfaery's avatar

Are they called “head” films because of the Monkee’s film. I’ve seen that movie—pretty trippy.

But really, what is a “head” movie?

PupnTaco's avatar

Easy Rider
The Last Waltz
The Big Lebowski

… not that I’d know.

cyndyh's avatar

In some places, the folks were called “stoners” and in others “potheads”. The word “pothead” was sometimes shortened to “head” -as in “head movie”. Movies that potheads or stoners would like while they’re “altered”.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Being John Malkovich
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This is Spinal Tap

AstroChuck's avatar

@zaku- A head film (the term predates the Monkees’ film, Head) is a great movie to watch while in a state of “stone-ness”.

AstroChuck's avatar

Whoa, cyndyh beat me to it and had a better explanation too.

tinyfaery's avatar


The Doors.
Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge (both by Baz Luhrman).
Anything by David Lynch.

EmpressPixie's avatar

Well in that case, I have it on good authority that the Ten Commandments is a good one.

Edited to add: Also, Masters of the Universe.

kevbo's avatar

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

cyndyh's avatar

Groundhog Day
The Jungle Book
The Wizard of Oz
(Or watching the Wizard of Oz with the sound turned down and the Jungle Book music playing at the same time. There’s nothing like Glenda the Good singing “I wanna be like you hoo hoo” to throw you into a painful fit of the giggles.)
Earth Girls Are Easy
Anything with Parker Posey in it.
Any Leslie Nielson flick.
Spoofs of any kind—except maybe not some horror spoofs.

…and thank you AstroChuck. :^>

ezraglenn's avatar

American Beauty
Kill Bills
I hate Across the Universe but that is popular.

AstroChuck's avatar

Another to add-
The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour.
It was made for TV film but if you’ve ever seen it you have to agree that it’s one strange flick.

makemo's avatar

Still, no one’s mentioning Dr Snuggles. It’s the ultimate tripper. Ok, it’s not a movie, but.

stratman37's avatar

Lawnmower Man!

Zaku's avatar

Thanks for the explanation of “head film”. Not something I’ve done, but I’d still suggest Holy Weapon as a likely choice.

deaddolly's avatar

PIneapple Express
Monty Python
Blair Witch Project

some mentioned above are not my idea really ‘head’ films, in my opinion. Plus, inever liked spoofs or stoner type movies.

AstroChuck's avatar

Eraserhead.. Good call.

deaddolly's avatar

That is the classic head movie…I still don’t understand it.

buster's avatar

I second tinyfaery on “Head” the Monkees movie. I saw it on acid it was so rad.

Bri_L's avatar

The Phantom Tollbooth

El_Cadejo's avatar

What!? No one mentioned Akira, Memento or THE WALL!?!

AstroChuck's avatar

I had initially thought about The Wall when I started writing the question but couldn’t remember it by the time I’d finished. Thank you. It had been driving me nuts trying to remember.

shrubbery's avatar

Hell yeah Memento!
The Shining…?
Donnie Darko…
I dunno I’m just guessing here…

stratman37's avatar

Oh, wait! John Carpenter’s The Thing would KILL me if I was high. Remember that flick?

AstroChuck's avatar

Both Dark City and Sin City would seem to apply.

Bri_L's avatar

The Crow

El_Cadejo's avatar

The adventures of Mark Twain just watch this clip

i give all credit for this find to sundayBastard, thanks for the wonderful clip :P

El_Cadejo's avatar

Ohhh i forgot one of my favorite anime movies, Paprika. Awesome movie, i highly recommend it even if your not normally into anime.

Edit: Forgot to add another great anime movie thats a mind bender, Cat Soup its only a half hour long(no words either), but its great non the less. You can even watch the whole thing on youtube
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

EDIT EDIT: Sorry one more lol. Mind Game another excellent anime, check out this clip

PupnTaco's avatar

Spirited Away.

Carol's avatar

Tending toward the seriously deranged:

Eraserhead, Freaks, Persona, Jacobs Ladder, 2001, Blue Velvet, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, After Hours, The Razor’s Edge, Romeo is Bleeding, Lost Highway, Orlando, My Own Private Idaho, Betty Blue, House of Games, Being There, Pi

Carol's avatar

Oh, I forgot:

The Game, Idiocracy and Mulholland Drive

SoapChef's avatar

Lets not forget the Cheech and Chong movies. In 1979, I went in to labor after watching one. I think because I laughed so hard. No, I was not in an altered state!

TheRocketPig's avatar

Ladyhawk. Oh and I totally second Idiocracy, I’d say it’s the type of movie that gets better the more you think about it.

Fluthyou's avatar

Tree of Life
Across the Universe
Enter the Void (haha may make you paranoid)
I heart huckabees
the science of sleep

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