A man suffering from insomnia can finally sleep thanks to a drug, Lucia, that causes lucid dreaming. Fantasy and reality become intertwined.
Are we responsible for our actions if under the influence of drugs? How can we ever trust another person's explanations?
A parasite alters the behavior of several people who are connected by events but who are affected differently.
A guy's friend introduces him to NZT, an experimental drug that "allows him to use 100% of his brain," bringing him wealth and power. But bad guys want it too.
Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, Beyond the Black Rainbow is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories
Scanner Darkly, A (2006)
In the future, an undercover narcotics agent is addicted to "Substance D," which causes multiple personality disorder.
An experimental drug trial causes an otherwise very normal metermaid to believe that he has super powers.
A facist society is balanced by Prozium, a mind-altering drug that prevents people from feeling anything.
A pharmaceutical company releases an anti-depressant that causes your happiest memory to surface.
Intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality simulations transform a gardener.
Naked Lunch (1991)
An exterminator gets addicted to bug-killer, and finds himself spiraling into bizarre hallucinations, and delusional adventures.
An underworld of Scanners (with psychic and telekinetic powers) are attempting world domination. A rogue Scanner tries to bring them down.
Altered States (1980)
A scientist gets carried away while investigating consciousness using hallucinogenic drugs.
THX 1138 (1971)
A future society has outlawed sex, while drugs are used to control the populace.
The Big Cube (1969)
Conflicted but earnest daughter and hep-cat boyfriend try to gaslight her stepmother (Lana Turner) using LSD...in the form of sugar cubes. Drugs are bad, m'kay
Is Bette Davis crazy? Money murder drugs and hallucinations in a Southern Gothic setting. Olivia de Havilland and Joseph Cotton co-star. Agnes Moorehead rocks.