Exploring the Top 10 Stoner Movies of All Time
When you want to spend a laid-back evening at home, there’s nothing quite as nice as curling up on the sofa and watching a good movie. Having a stash of your favorite bud and a decent variety of snacks on hand can only sweeten the pot. Of course, the one main question on your mind might be what to watch during your carefree night in.
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Virtually any movie or television show can pique your interest with a good high from the right cannabis strain underway. Simply settling in for an Ancient Aliens marathon or enjoying one of the many Disney classics could make for a particularly mind-blowing experience. If you really want to set your thoughts into motion, you might even try keeping up with the offhand humor of the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.
Still, some movies were just made for watching while high. They’re enjoyable at any time but exceptionally entertaining while under the influence of a well-balanced blend of marijuana. Take a look at the following top 10 stoner movies of all time and consider making them a part of your next high-flying adventure.
Top 10 Stoner Movies to Watch While You’re High
Quite a few flicks could easily make our list of movies to watch while you’re high. Some are streamed via various platforms whereas others may only be available in the bargain bin at your local Wal-Mart. All are sure to keep you laughing until you drift off into dreamland.
1) Pineapple Express (2008)
In this action-comedy from 2008, process server, Dale and his weed dealer, Saul, end up in a potentially dangerous situation after witnessing a murder committed by a drug lord and a crooked police officer. In their haste to flee the scene, Dale inadvertently leaves behind a roach containing Pineapple Express, an extremely rare and coveted strain of cannabis. This is of course a sativa-dominant strain that really does have a name worth remembering with over 25% THC.
Since this precious strain is only available through a select few dealers, the previously mentioned drug lord can easily trace the forgotten roach to Saul. As a result, Dale and Saul end up on the run from a group of hitmen. From there, they have a series of misadventures while trying not to become permanent victims of circumstance.
At the moment, Pineapple Express is available to rent or buy for Amazon Prime members. It was also recently reintroduced to Netflix’s lineup. If history is any indication, though, that may not last for long.
2) Soul Plane (2004)
Whether you love to travel via airplane or are terrified at the thought of leaving the ground in a giant tin can, Soul Plane is bound to pique your interest in flying the friendly skies. This hilarious tale takes shape when Nashawn Wade, played by Kevin Hart, sues an airline after having a horrific experience on one of its flights. He wins the lawsuit and uses the money to start an airline of his own.
A motley crew of passengers board Wade’s incredibly customized plane with various unexpected in-flight features. Captain Mack, played by Snoop Dogg himself, mans the cockpit despite being terrified of heights and having only flown in computer simulators in prison.
Not long after takeoff, Captain Mack has a bad reaction to some mushrooms he ingested, forcing Wade to fly the plane himself without the benefit of experience. Along the way, we follow the funny and shocking activities of certain passengers and crew members. They’re bound to hold your attention and make you rethink the mundane flights you may have had in the past.
If you’re interested in watching Soul Plane, you can find it through Amazon Prime Video on Starz or streaming on Sling. It’s also available to buy or rent on Vudu, Apple TV, and a few other platforms. This is a great flick to lay back in the couch with after smoking a nice indica strain like Shiskaberry Punch or Ultra Violet OG.
3) Friday (1995)
Friday is usually great because it’s the last day of the workweek and payday to boot. In the movie Friday, things don’t exactly pan out as they should. In this flick, we find ourselves caught up in the lives of Craig and Smokey on an especially rough Friday.
Craig recently lost his job after being accused of stealing. On top of that, he and Smokey have only a few hours to come up with a significant amount of money for weed they were supposed to sell for a local dealer known as Big Worm. Unfortunately, they have neither the marijuana nor the money to pay for it because they smoked it themselves. Certain other out-of-the-ordinary issues crop up along the way as well.
This is only the first installment in the Friday franchise. It’s followed by Next Friday and Friday After Next, both of which are also perfect for watching amid a pleasant high. You can find them on Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, and Apple TV.
4) Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Sometimes, you get a craving that you just can’t put out of your mind. That’s exactly what happens to Harold and Kumar in this hysterical flick. After getting buzzed and seeing a commercial for White Castle, they decide they absolutely must get their hands on those wonderful, melt-in-your-mouth, miniature burgers.
This sends them on a wild journey during which they get sidetracked quite a few times. Their distractions include a displeased raccoon, a trip to the emergency room, unexpected propositions, cops, a car crash, a stolen vehicle, and a baked cheetah to name a few. You’ll giggle, gasp, raise an eyebrow, and shake your head in disbelief while following Harold and Kumar on their epic burger quest.
You can watch Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle on Hulu, Vudu, and Amazon Prime as well as a select few other streaming services. There is actually a real strain called White Castle, which is sweet-berry tasting indica dominant cross of White Widow and Ice. If the movie happens to kick-start a craving, though, just remember not to get overzealous. These days, you can have almost any food delivered right to your door, so there’s no need to go through all the trouble those guys did.
5) Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
If you’ve ever returned to reality following a night of partying to the black-out point, you may be able to sympathize with Chester and Jesse in this film. That being said, their case is a bit extreme even for such a scenario. After waking up to find a truckload of pudding in their kitchen and discovering Jesse’s car is missing, they embark on a journey to find out just what happened the night before.
While retracing their steps, they confront a disgruntled street gang, a transsexual stripper whose suitcase full of money they apparently ended up with, and their angry girlfriends. A group of alien enthusiasts and two extraterrestrial factions come into play as well, placing the fate of the universe in Jesse and Chester’s hands.
At the time of its release, critics condemned this movie for its weak plot and other negative aspects. Some described it as not even remotely funny and even irritating. Many people insist quite the opposite is true, though, especially if you’re a bit wasted on some Skunk Amnesia or Diesel OG while watching. Dude, Where’s My Car? is available on Prime Video, Hulu, and Vudu.
6) Ted (2012)
Few things can make you appreciate a talking teddy bear with an adult mindset like a good buzz and vice-versa. In the movie Ted, we see how a stuffed buddy who came to life enriched a boy’s childhood but hampers his adulthood. Ted, the bear, has a way of coming between his human best friend, John, and his girlfriend. Still, John is reluctant to part ways with his long-time pal.
Ted seems to mean well for the most part, but his intentions don’t always lead to positive results. He does his best to make things right, though. Like many of the films in this list, Ted is made extra hilarious when viewed on a moderate dose of marijuana edibles. Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and a handful of other streaming services are offering Ted and Ted 2 right now.
7) Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dazed and Confused takes place on the last day of school for a group of Texas students. Its plot revolves largely around upcoming seniors hazing soon-to-be-freshmen in various demeaning ways. We also follow teens doing what was considered typical antics back in the day, such as cruising around, gathering at the local drive-in, and bashing mailboxes with a baseball bat.
Some of the students find themselves at an outdoor keg party while others have a few drinks and smoke some ganja on the football field. Though certain characters find themselves in a bit of trouble, others find romance.
Several people consider this movie highly nostalgic as it’s reminiscent of the situations so many of us experienced during our teenage years. You can watch Dazed and Confused on Amazon Prime, Hulu, and even Disney Plus.
8) The Big Lebowski (1998)
In this unique film, we meet Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a skilled bowler and marijuana buff. He’s attacked after being mistaken for a millionaire who happens to have the same name. The Dude’s wealthy counterpart tasks him with delivering ransom money to rescue his wife who may or may not have been kidnapped. Things go terribly wrong when The Dude’s buddy, Walter, decides it’d be more beneficial to keep the ransom.
This movie’s plot becomes a bit complex, but it’s humorous and suspenseful nonetheless. Battles over switched suitcases and a replacement for a urine-soaked rug mingle with plot twists, cannabis, bowling, and other intricacies in The Big Lebowski. If this flick strikes your fancy, it’s available on Hulu and Amazon Prime.
9) Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted (Theodore) Logan may be a couple of teenage slackers in their timeframe, but their music and philosophical insights actually help build a utopian society in the distant future. If they don’t pass their history class, though, the fate of the world could be in danger.
To ensure the future plays out as it should, a hero is sent back in time to help ensure Bill and Ted, the Two Great Ones, get a passing grade. This sends them on a convoluted trip into the past via a time machine that looks like a phone booth. There, they meet various figures from different points in history. Hulu and Amazon Prime are currently offering this most excellent movie for your streaming pleasure.
10) Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke (1980)
We couldn’t, in good conscience, give you a list of the best stoner movies without adding Cheech and Chong to the mix. It’s hard to believe this ultimate cannabis cult classic franchise first hit the box office more than 40 years ago.
At the beginning of Up in Smoke, marijuana enthusiast, Anthony “Man” Stoner leaves home as an alternative to getting a job or being sent to military school. After his VW Beetle breaks down, he hitches a ride with fellow 420 aficionado, Pedro de Pacas.
This dynamic duo gets arrested, avoids jail time on a technicality, get deported to Mexico, and inadvertently become entangled in a smuggling plot that leaves them driving a van made of marijuana across the border. That’s barely the beginning of their antics. You can’t keep a straight face while watching this movie completely sober; under the influence of your favorite weed, you’ll be rolling on the floor.
You’ll want to share this movie and your pot with friends. If, by some chance, your stash happens to contain a certain percentage of Labrador, please be sure to warn your movie night buddies before they take their first hit. You can find Up in Smoke on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Chances are someone in your circle has it on DVD or Blu-ray, too.
All in All
These films are listed in no particular order, and they’re not the only stoner movies on the market. Still, at least a few of the ones on our rundown are bound to suit your cinematic tastes, and there’s no harm in branching out and exploring other options. Invite a few friends over, break out the weed and the snacks, and settle in for a night of flicks that are sure to keep you in stitches.
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