The Top 10 Psychedelic Documentaries – Part 1

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Whether you’re into history, science, or celebrity experiences, there’s a psychedelic documentary for you to watch. 

Everything from the fascinating to the sublime, and then some.

Here are my top 10 psychedelic documentaries, in order of their IMDB.com ratings 🍿

Note: this list only takes us to documentaries made and released by 2019, more current ones are in part 2.

1. “The Trip” (1967)

  • Streaming Platform: Various
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
  • Synopsis: Take a nostalgic ride back to the ’60s. It’s like sitting down with an old friend who tells you firsthand what the LSD culture was like back then
  • Link above to trailer

2. “Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics” (2018)

  • Streaming Platforms: Tubi, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Apple TV, Google Play Movies & TV
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
  • Synopsis: Comedian Shane Mauss as he makes you laugh and ponder the world of psychedelics
  • Link above to trailer

3. “Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within” (2007)

  • Streaming Platform: Various
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
  • Synopsis: A series of heart-to-heart conversations about the spiritual depth and cultural richness of psychedelics
  • Link above to the full film

4. “Magic Medicine” (2018)

  • Streaming Platform: Various
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
  • Synopsis: What happened during the UK’s first psilocybin trials, experiencing the highs and lows alongside the patients
  • Link above to the full film

5. “The Sunshine Makers” (2017)

  • Streaming Platforms: Pluto TV, Tubi, Roku, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
  • Synopsis: Discover the adventurous tales of the creators of the iconic “Orange Sunshine” LSD compound
  • Link above to trailer

6. “Hofmann’s Potion” (2002)

  • Streaming Platform: Various
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
  • Synopsis: Imagine having coffee with Albert Hofmann himself, learning about his “problem child,” LSD, and how it first came to life
  • Link above to the full film

7. “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” (2010)

  • Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
  • Synopsis: In this documentary, Joe Rogan as your guide on a captivating journey into the universe of DMT, in the style of an engaging long-form podcast
  • Link above to the full film

8. “Neurons to Nirvana” (2013)

  • Streaming Platform: Various
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
  • Synopsis: Watching experts as they passionately share about the therapeutic wonders of psychedelics and marijuana over a cup of herbal tea
  • Link above to the full film

9 – Terence McKenna’s True Hallucinations (2016)

  • Streaming Platforms: Various
  • IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
  • Synopsis: A documentary about Terence McKenna’s adventure into the Amazon basin and the ideas that sprang from those events
  • Link above to the full film

10. “Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia” (2016–2021)

  • Streaming Platforms: Pluto TV, Roku, Hulu, Sling TV, Philo, YouTube, Apple TV, Google Play Movies & TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video
  • IMDB Rating: 8.7/10
  • Synopsis: This a series of fascinating dinner conversations with Hamilton Morris as he explores psychedelics around the world
  • Link above to several episodes

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