Top 10 must-see stoner movies
We all know: weed makes every movie better. And, yes, a joint before watching any movie can turn it into a masterpiece. But have you ever watched a stoner classic with a bong at your side? It’ will be like a life changing, believe us!
Cannabis cinema has established a track record of success and marketability much like the herb itself. Stoner movies, expressly designed for enjoyment under herbally enhanced conditions, should have their own Chanel in NetFlix.
Luckily, Hollywood has as much of an obsession with marijuana, so there have been quite a few movies made over the years that celebrate weed culture and its participants.
Grab some popcorn and some dank buds because it’s movie time!
# 1. How High (2001)
This movie takes you on a cannabis-filled expedition on Harvard University’s grounds.
After the two stoners smoke cannabis that has been developed with the remains of one of their buddies, he returns as a ghost to aid them in deceiving on their college admission tests, getting them an advanced education when they are admitted to the prominent university. Causing ruckus throughout the grounds, the two discover themselves being the focus, and on the detector of the university’s tense dean.
# 2. Saving Grace (2000)
Somewhere among the stoner humor comes an intelligent film about weed.Watching refined British ladies get totally stoned during a tea party is reason enough to check this one out.
Recent widow Grace (Brenda Blethyn) has to raise money to pay the huge debt left by her dead husband and save her home. Aided by her Scottish gardener (Craig Ferguson), she turns his small marijuana crop into booming business.
# 3. Grandma’s Boy (2006)
Lest you think that Grandma’s Boy is the story of a mild-mannered guy who still idolizes his gramma, think again.
The movie is regarding a 35 year old stoner video game tester named Alex who is encircled by a lot of burnt-out associates and is made to move in with his domineering grandmother and her two roomies. To save face with his colleagues, Alex makes up tales about having three sex-craved roomies, and when the truth is made known, the actual revelry begins at grandma’s home. Jam-packed with hysterical scenes during the film, it is incredibly difficult to choose a favorite.
# 4. Humboldt County (2008)
A disillusioned and frustrated medical student (played by Jeremy Strong) finds himself stranded in the Emerald Triangle for the summer in a rural community of Northern California pot farmers.
Not unpredictably, a voyage of self-discovery ensues – punctuated, of course, by inter-farmer rivalries, law enforcement raids on the fields, and bountiful Northern California hippie weirdness.
Not only is she sexy, beautiful, and talented, but Miss Balk is also a bonafide, real-life cannabis activist, appearing at (and even hosting) benefits for the Marijuana Policy Project and other good organizations.
# 5. Half baked (1998)
Stoner stereotypes shouldn’t still be this funny – but it’s almost impossible not to laugh at the clueless potheads who populate Half Baked. Dave Chappelle’s comedy breakthrough grabbed that brass ring of stoner movies: Creating a whole new term for smoking pot.
Chappelle’s quote from the film, “I wanna talk to Samson!” created a popular slang term for getting high, appearing (among other places) on J Dilla’s bumpin’ track “Crushin’ (Yeeeeah!)”.
Three stoners arise to the liberation of a fourth buddy, who was detained for murdering a diabetic police horse after he served him certain snacks. When given a $100,000 bail, his followers depart to raise the currency by vending some high-quality cannabis, acquired from a medical research laboratory.
After they establish their cannabis workshop, the bunch come across a number of diverse kinds of stoners, all with their individual tale to express.
# 6. Super High Me (2007)
Comedian Doug Benson was inspired by Morgan Spurlock’s hit 2004 documentary Super Size Me to at first cease all marijuana smoking for a month and then smoke a ton of pot for 30 days in this doc.
The results are hilarious and, maybe or maybe not surprisingly, not as unhealthy as eating only fast food for the same amount of time.
# 7. Kid Cannabis (2014)
If you’re looking for pure, unadulterated ridiculousness in your stoner movie, look no further than Kid Cannabis, which chronicles the unlikely rise of two young marijuana kingpins. Hey, at least these stoners have some ambition.
# 8. Dazed & Confused (1993)
One of the key characters, Randall “Pink” Floyd is a pleasant football personality who desires to play college ball and smoke cannabis, has to steer amid the opposing realms of athletes, stoners, fakes, and rock fans with his lover and new freshman friend in tow.
Following an evening of carousing, it asks, what will occur next? Although this movie does not have a story, it certainly keeps you absorbed with its boundless jokes, and sharp, radiant pictures.
# 9. Friday (1995)
There’s more to Friday than two guys getting high and sitting on their front porch on a Friday. This comical movie about a usual day of two adolescences portrays the truth of growing up in the ghetto devoid of all the gangbanging discovered in the majority of movies about downtown living.
The two chief characters are played by Chris Tucker, “Smokey,” and Ice Cube, “Craig.” After Craig gets dismissed on his day off, the two go on a cannabis-filled trip, as Smokey persuades him to get stoned with him.
During the course of the film, the two come across crack heads, a neighborhood tormenter, a drug dealing gangbanger with a curl, and a devious girlfriend in riotously humorous parodies. This is absolutely a must-see movie, in spite of being a stoner or not.
# 10. Dude, where’s my car? (2000)
This movie comes quipped with multiple cheesy scenes but guaranteed to make you love it anyways. Ashton Kutcher and Sean William Scott attempt to save the universe from alien destruction yet they can’t even remember where their car is located.
Critics didn’t seem to get the point of the movie giving it multiple low reviews, however that didn’t stop it from becoming a cult sensation. Plus where else do you get to see The Zoltan?