21 Shroom Scenes in Movies, from 'Altered States' to 'The Lord of the Rings'

Three Shroom Scenes: William Hurt in "Altered States," "Alice in Wonderland" and Jack Black in "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny"


Soul Plane (2004)

In this takeoff of Airplane, Captain Mack (Snoop Dogg) smokes a joint, then eats a mushroom while in the cockpit. "Last mushroom," he says, "might as well take this to the head." Mack has a quick physical reaction, then passes out.
Directed by Jessy Terrero; also starring Kevin Hart and Method Man


Shrooms (2007)

When campers in Ireland pick wild mushrooms and consume them, all hell breaks loose in this campy horror flick.
Directed by Paddy Breathnach


Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

"It's a good thing I found these mushrooms," JB (Jack Black) says to himself. "I must be starving." He immediately starts hallucinating. In a field of colorful shrooms he sees Sasquatch, who claims to be his father. As they go on an animated sky ride, Sasquatch points him in the direction of the flashing-green Pick of Destiny sign.
Directed by Liam Lynch; also starring Kyle Gass


The Bear (1988)

A bear cub feasts on Amanita mascaria and gets positively stoned in the forest.
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud


The Beguiled (2017)

Corporal McBurney (Colin Farrell) is poisoned by mushrooms during dinner in this Civil War-era film.
Directed by Sofia Coppola; also starring Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

In this first film of the Lord of the Rings series, the Hobbits discover a patch of mushrooms after sliding down a hill. "It was a detour, a shortcut," Merry (Dominic Monaghan) says. "A shortcut to what?" Sam (Sean Astin) asks "To mushrooms!" Merry exclaims. As they pick them, eat a few and stash them in a bag, Frodo (Elijah Wood) hears something and they hide. A horseman rides by. Frightened, Merry tosses the bag away
Directed by Peter Jackson. Also starring Ian McKellan and Viggo Mortensen


The Mushroom Man (1976)

In this Spanish movie - El Hombre de Los Hongosdirected by Roberto Gavaldon, a Mexican plantation owner forces his workers to eat a special mushrooms dish. Above, a couple takes a trip. 


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