Even if you’ve smoked a single joint in your life, you’ve probably seen at least one stoner movie. Maybe it was Pineapple Express or Half Baked. Perhaps it was, Dude, Where’s My Car? or Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. With all this stoner culture out there. You’d think there’d be hundreds of great stoner movies to choose from.
The thing is that most of these movies aren’t actually stoner movies. Sure, they may have someone smoking bud in the scene or maybe one or two puffs from what might be a joint. However, that alone doesn’t make something a stoner movie. After countless hours watching almost every popular movie we’ve put together a list of actual stoner movies for stoney individuals. So let’s get started.
Number one, Reefer Madness.
This 1936 film is the original stoner movie. It’s a cautionary tale, warning people about the dangers of marijuana use with a few musical numbers thrown in for good measure. The acting is terrible and very dated, but it’s still worth watching If you like to laugh at bad acting or want to see how times have changed since the 1930s.
Number two, Cheech and Chong’s up in smoke.
Starring Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong play as a pair of stoners who accidentally wind up driving a van made entirely out of marijuana across the border. The movie is a classic, but it’s best viewed when you’re high. That way you can appreciate all the little jokes about getting high and being stoned all day long. It’s also worth noting that this movie spawned two major sequels that are just as funny as the original.
Number three, Half Baked.
When a member of their crew gets arrested for killing a New York City police horse by feeding a junk food, three slacking stoners are forced to get off their butts and raise bail by selling pot stolen from a pharmaceutical lab. It’s a risky plan, but that’s what best friends do, right?
Number four, Pineapple Express.
Starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, Pineapple Express follows the misadventures of a processor and his marijuana bud dealer friend after Seth Rogen witnesses a murder while on a weed run. The film is considered a classic of the stoner comedy genre and features some of the most memorable cannabis smoking scenes in recent cinematic history.
Number five, Friday.
Ice Cube, who co-wrote the script and a brilliant Chris Tucker star in this classic about a one day in the life of two friends, one of whom got fired and one of whom owns money to a local bud dealer. Then they get into a bunch of shenanigans. You don’t see too much smoking bud or stony graphics, but it’s definitely a stoner movie.
These movies have been a part of culture for as long as one can remember. They’re timeless classics that you can watch over and over again and never get tired of them. That’s why they are some of the best stoner movies out there.