These groovy movies are some of my all time favorites films, and are perfect for those warm summer nights filled with nostalgic dreamy feelings. These 8 films are for the wanderlust and far out souls, who sometimes feel like they’re stuck in the wrong era. Fun psychedelic fueled goodness to feed your mind and soul.
Follow Wyatt-Captain America (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Denis Hopper) on their motorcycle road trip across America in search for freedom and spiritual truth. Ride along with them on one hell of an experience in this classic late sixties film. This is a movie everyone should watch at least once in their lives.
This classic whimsical British film will have you laughing and singing, as you follow the Beatles on their many journeys and experiences through Pepperland. The animations and psychedelic art is so incredible and fascinating, this film is ageless.
Famous author Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady and the Merry Pranksters head out on a legendary cross country trip from California to New York in 1964. They recorded their whole trip in hopes of making a documentary of it, but never released any of the footage. Years later, we are able to see these original raw moments captured into a beautiful film. If you a fan of the book “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test”, then this movie is a must. Dive straight into their psychedelic lives on this infamous magic trip.
Although not yet out to purchase, I was able to catch this at a film festival and its such a compelling and intriguing story. A documentary about the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, the revolutionary group from the sixties based on psychedelics with a mission to change the world. If you can catch this at a film festival, do it!
This mid-sixties film follows two Czech girls named Marie who are out to rebel against the social norm, as does the entire film itself. Interesting and intriguing, this is a film you must watch in your lifetime.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Go on a drug fueled road trip from LA to Las Vegas with these two wild men and see what they encounter. A brilliant movie which will leaving you laughing so hard.
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
This is one of my all time favorite movies, and it was also mentioned in the May Favorites blog post. Harold Fine (Peter Sellers) in genius and Nancy (Leigh Taylor-Young) is so dreamy. Harold, a middle aged square unexpectedly falls for the hippie free spirited Nancy, and begins the search for himself, with help from Nancy’s special brownies. This is one of those movies I constantly find myself quoting.
Also staring Peter Sellers who plays the comical genius role of a Indian actor, who goes to a party in Hollywood. He painfully and humorously makes a fool of himself which at times is too relatable. As the film goes on, the ridiculousness escalates. The Party will not disappoint that laughter inside you that is dying to come out.