Top 15 Stoner Movies Of All Times
Lighting up to a movie is always an enjoyable experience. Hell, half the time it doesn’t matter what the film itself is about! However, there are those movies that strike just the right chord, and they are considered stoner gems.
It is a favorite stoner pastime, watching movies whilst high. While it is only natural to be drawn to comedies, any movie can be satisfying to watch if you are high enough. They can be sad, bleak and mystifying or making us question the meaning of life. They can be rip-roaringly funny, having us in fits of hysterics; or they can be emotionally uplifting, making us feel glad to be alive and human. Some of the best of the best are those that not only do this, but connect with us on a more marijuana based level as well. You don’t need to be stoned to enjoy these movies, they are excellent in their own right, but they are definitely funnier when you are!
15. Reefer Madness
This classic from the 1930’s is a ridiculous portrayal of anti-marijuana propaganda of the time. It tells a story that focuses around the highly exaggerated and made-up effects of using marijuana. A group of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers astray by getting them addicted to “reefer”, which results in wild parties and rebellious jazz music – it’s a pretty big giggle!
Ted is a fairly recent movie from the creator of Family Guy. It revolves around John Bennett, who as a result of a childhood wish, is granted a living teddy bear. Whilst this sounds like an awesome childhood fantasy, the movie focuses on the later years, when both John and Ted are grown up. Ted takes you on an adventure as one of the duo, who had previously enjoyed his life of smoking and partying, decides it’s time to grow up.
13. Puff, Puff, Pass
Puff, Puff, Pass is an American comedy that sees two stoners become embroiled in a criminal plot to cheat the shady figure only known as Mr. Big. Of course, things don’t always go according to plan.
Another American crime comedy that sees two stoners mixed up in a pretty bad mess when one of them accidentally witnesses a murder. What starts out as a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the killers quickly turns into much, much more.
11. Mr. Nice
Mr. Nice is a fairly recent crime-drama based on the true story of Howard Marks, a British kingpin of drug smuggling who ran one of the biggest global cannabis smuggling rings of the 1960’s to early 80’s.
Starring Simon Peg and Nick Frost, Paul is the tale of two British comic book geeks traveling across America. Their admiration for the geeky and cult drives them to the location of Area 51, where they meet Paul, an alien. A journey of hilarity quickly ensues.
9. Ali G. Indahouse
Ali G, a fictional British-wannabe gangsta famous for conducting comical interviews with real life (and often unaware) public figures stars in his own movie. In this film debut, he unwittingly finds himself climbing the political ladder as a devious politician’s plan back fires again and again.
8. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Often considered one of the finest films of the “teen comedy” genre, Fast Times at Ridgemont High takes you on an adventure of sex, drugs and partying as it follows the exploits of a group of teenagers going through the trials of being young – namely trying to get laid and have a good time!
7. How High
How high is a stoner comedy starring the real life rappers Method Man and Redman. Big time smokers, the two get their hands on some magical weed that boosts brain power, allowing them to ace an entrance exam into Harvard University – where things begin to take a comical turn.
6. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Two highly likeable stoners set out on a journey to satisfy their food cravings at the White Castle fast food joint. However, the task turns out to be more difficult than they anticipated, as the duo is taken on a journey of laughs, deep thoughts and deeper inhaling.
5. Grandma's Boy
Grandma’s Boy follows the story of Alex, a 35 year old computer game tester, who through misfortune has to move in with his Grandma and her two friends. Surrounded by lively and humours friends and co-workers, this “coming of age” tale will have you in fits of laughter.
4. Dazed and confused
Another teen comedy, Dazed and Confused follows the random activates of a group of Texan high schoolers as they celebrate the arrival of summer with partying, pot and beer! This one is an all-time classic and a must see for anyone who calls themselves a stoner.
3. Half Baked
Half Baked is an old school, feel good comedy that sees three stoners come up with a series of elaborate schemes to try and get their friend out of jail.
2. The Cheech and Chong trilogy: Up in Smoke, Cheech & Chong's Next Movie and Nice Dreams
These three movies are all things stoner, and are a basis for most stoner comedy. It follows the exploits of these two legendary pot heads as they coast through life.
1. The Big Lebowski
And at number 1, the dude! The tale of a stoner bowler and a classic case of mistaken identity. Lebowski becomes embroiled in a crime caper when he is mistakenly confused for a different man. With the help of his bowling buddies, he sets out to right the wrongs that were done to him.