4 of the Best Foreign Films from the 2000s to Watch High

Have you ever had an experience where you were able to connect with a piece of art, a film, a song, or even a person, despite a language barrier?

Connecting with another culture like that is super powerful, especially after enjoying some quality herb.

We’re strong believers that cannabis can help to open minds in a way that most have not yet experienced. The key to enjoying something outside of your comfort zone, and experiencing vast personal growth, is keeping an open mind. And not being bothered by subtitles.

In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to honor our smoking buddies overseas by recommending some of the best foreign films to watch while high (or sober, too, really).

1. Amélie

Year: 2001
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Country: France
Language: French

I’m not a foreign movie connoisseur by any means, but I can say confidently that Amélie is one of the most delightful movies I’ve ever seen, regardless of its country of origin. The whimsical nature of the film takes you to a world that’s almost like reality – but better. The story follows a woman with a unique sense of justice and how she sets out to make the lives of those around her better. This charming romantic comedy breaks through language barriers with a universally captivating storyline and style. Light one up, and enjoy the journey.

2. Spirited Away

Year: 2001
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese

Whether you’re an animé fan or not, it doesn’t matter. Everyone loves this film. And when you’re high, you can fully appreciate this wonderland of characters and colors with an open mind and an open heart. The imagination and creativity that went into the animation and storyline are boundless. Become immersed in a fantasy world that comes alive with rich detail. If you love this film, you’ll love others by Miyazaki including Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro. And if you’re not a fan of subtitles, this movie is easily accessible with English dubs.

3. Pan’s Labyrinth

Year: 2006
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish

If you’re all about getting high and enjoying dark fantasy, you’ll love this Spanish gem, Pan’s Labyrinth. The film combines reality with a mythical world full of creatures both delightful and terrifying. Follow a little girl’s journey into the unknown set in 1944 post-Civil War Spain and get stoned to enjoy a twisted and beautiful film.

4. Kung Fu Hustle

Year: 2004
Director: Stephen Chow
Country: China
Language: Chinese

Have a blast with this epic combo of comedy and martial arts! Set in 1940s China, find out which dimwit, gangster, or retired legend will end up being the greatest kung-fu master of all.

We hope that everyone around the world had a very happy Earth Day!

If you’re in Sacramento and want to enjoy one of Earth’s most amazing plants, feel free to stop by our dispensary, Doctor’s Orders, today. Stock up on high-quality cannabis supplies for your movie marathon featuring the best foreign films ever!

Want to plan your next movie night? Don’t forget to check out our recommendations for scary movies next!