There are few better ways to spend a Saturday afternoon than hanging out with a few friends, a movie and some herbal supplementation. But you can’t just pick any movie for success – you have to pick a movie that suits the mood of the room.
To make things easier, I’ve put together a list of the eight best stoner movies of all time. Of course, there are going to be disagreements about the ones I’ve selected, and just as importantly, the ones I’ve left off, but you’ll just have to deal with it or argue about it in the comments below.
8. Super High Me
While Super High Me is more of a documentary than a movie, it is still funny and entertaining. In a nutshell, the movie’s protagonist sets out to smoke every day for a month and see what it does to his body.
7. The Breakfast Club
While the Breakfast Club is more of a coming-of-age, life-is-tough-in-high-school movie, it serves as a good stoner movie for the library scene alone. After all, what other movie has a scene featuring a jock, criminal, nerd, princess and a basket case passing the kind buds?
6. This Is the End
Get a bunch of movie-star-stoners in a room, give them an out-of-this-world script and a garbage bag full of weed, and you get This Is The End. Full of great jokes, shocking twists and more jokes, this is a great movie that gets better every time you watch it.
5. Pineapple Express
Seth Rogen and friends make their second appearance on the list with Pineapple Express, a mad-cap comedy about running from the cops, murder and the best weed ever created by mankind. But perhaps the best plot element is the conflict between the guy’s paranoia and their sense of reality.
4. Dazed and Confused
No movie captures the feel of the schwag-smoking 70s the way Dazed and Confused does. Aside from including a sack-full of marijuana references and jokes, this is the movie that brought us Slater – the quintessential stoner character.
3. Up In Smoke
Cheech and Chong’s first full-length film, Up In Smoke is considered by many authorities to be THE original stoner movie. Filled with zany characters and utterly ridiculous plot elements, Up In Smoke is required viewing for any cannabis enthusiast.
Friday is not explicitly about marijuana, but it is a hilarious movie about a day in the life of Craig (played by Ice Cube), a guy living with his parents and trying to make his way in the world. It is definitely worth watching, and besides, as explained so eloquently by Chris Tucker’s character Stoney, “it’s Friday and you ain’t got nothin’ better to do.”
I don’t know if any weed-delivery guys use a stoned-looking smiley face on their business cards, but if not, somebody should. This movie offers plenty of marijuana-related hilarity and even a few business lessons for the viewer.
Did we miss one? Leave it in the comments.