Updated: Feb 3
Get Your Popcorn Ready…
You've got your D8THC+ Gummies, THC+ infused goodies, or mushroom gummies and you're ready to get high. Maybe you've even got a few friends over, or maybe you're just enjoying the experience on your own. Either way, it's time to find some movies! The best movies to watch while stoned are different for everyone, but we have plenty of options that are guaranteed to make you laugh out loud (or cry tears of joy).
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🔥 The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski is one of those movies that you can watch over and over again without ever getting tired of it. It's also a great option for stoners, as the film is pretty much just about weed. The main character, Jeff Lebowski (played by Jeff Bridges) gets mistaken for another man named Jeffrey Lebowski (who goes by "The Dude"). Unknowingly, he gets drawn into some very strange situations after his rug gets stolen.
Like most Coen brothers films, The Big Lebowski has an interesting cast: Jeff Bridges as The Dude and John Goodman as Walter Sobchak are among the best actors in this movie. Even though they're playing two different characters here—they both seem like they'd be great friends in real life! Other than those two stars, there are many familiar faces from other Coven brothers movies such as Steve Buscemi who plays Donny; Julianne Moore who plays Maude; Philip Seymour Hoffman who plays Brandt; Tara Reid who plays Bunny Lebowski; David Huddleston who plays Kaiser Sozio; Peter Stormare who plays Jesus Quintana; Sam Elliott as Lucky Larry & Jon Polito as Da Fino.
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen wrote the script based off a novel called "The Big Sleep" written by Raymond Chandler. It was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and released on March 6th 1998 with an R rating running at 116 minutes long.
Plot: The Dude, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Steve Buscemi
Director: The Coen Brothers
Release Date: February 6th 1998 (USA)
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Mystery | Thriller
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 80% | IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi
Link To Watch On Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/title/70170291)
Link To Watch On Amazon Prime Video (https://amzn.to/2XZ4dJn)
🔥 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 film based on the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson. The movie follows journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) as they drive to Las Vegas, where they plan on covering an illegal motorcycle race at which Duke will interview sportscaster Oscar Zeta Acosta.
The movie is directed by Terry Gilliam, who has also directed many other films including Brazil and Monty Python's Life of Brian.
Fear and Loathing starts out with an opening sequence that has no dialogue at all except for narration from Hunter S. Thompson himself (and some background music). This scene sets up the plot of the movie: two friends go on a drug-fueled trip through Sin City with no real sense of what's going on around them.
🔥 Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused is a stoner movie that every person should watch at least once in their life. It's set in the 70s, and focuses on high school teenagers who are coming of age and learning about friendship. The movie also includes some pretty funny scenes involving potheads trying to score some weed.
🔥 Half Baked
Half Baked is a stoner comedy about three guys who spend their days smoking weed, getting high, and playing video games. The movie stars Dave Chappelle (who also co-wrote the script), Jim Breuer, and Guillermo Díaz.
The best part of Half Baked is definitely when Chappelle's character sells a pound of marijuana to two police detectives who are actually undercover DEA agents looking for evidence against him—and then he immediately steals it back from them! This scene has you laughing nonstop while you're lifted.
Half Baked is similar to Pineapple Express since both films feature Seth Rogen as well as other actors who are known for being blunt smokers in real life too: James Franco & Danny McBride!
🔥 Super Troopers
Plot: A group of Vermont state troopers get into all kinds of hijinks when they are sent to the Canadian border to stop a smuggling ring.
Why it's a good movie to watch while high: The film is funny and has a lot of good action scenes. Also, you'll probably get hungry because there are many scenes where the troopers eat at various restaurants and talk about food. It takes place in Canada and there are some pretty funny accents from people who don't speak that way normally in real life (i.e., not Americans). Plus, anything that happens on screen will probably seem even funnier if you're stoned because your brain will process things differently than usual!
Best part(s): All of the scenes with Farva are amazing!
🔥 Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
If you're watching this while stoned, I'll bet you that in the first five minutes of Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, you're going to feel like these two high school friends could be your best buds. That's because it stars John Cho and Kal Penn who play Harold and Kumar respectively.
Both actors are hilarious in their own rights (especially if you've seen them in any of the other amazing films where they appear together), but together? They're a comedy duo for the ages.
The film itself is about two friends who go on an adventure after being banned from getting White Castle burgers from their local fast food joint. It's pretty much a classic stoner movie—and was adapted into a comic book as well!
🔥 Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back
Starring Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck, Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 comedy film directed by Kevin Smith. The movie follows two characters named Jay and Silent Bob who are forced to leave their home in New Jersey after they get caught up in an assassination plot. This movie has many funny moments as well as some serious ones that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Rated R (for drug use)
Runtime: 1h 42m
🔥 Reefer Madness
If you’re looking for a movie that will make you laugh, Reefer Madness is the perfect choice. This 1936 propaganda film was produced by a church group and features an exaggerated representation of marijuana use. To this day, it is still banned in many countries due to its ideology around the dangers of marijuana use.
The film was based on The Burning Question, which was written by Henry Anslinger and Charles Merz. While Reefer Madness is far from realistic or educational when it comes to cannabis consumption and effects, watching it while high may help you see how ridiculous these anti-cannabis arguments really are!
What's Your Favorite?
So, what are the best movies to watch when you're stoned? Well, that depends on your taste! All I can say is that these movies represent what we believe to be some of the best work from their respective genres.