There’s almost nothing better than a good old-fashioned stoner film fest, right in your living room.
There are tons and tons of stoner films to choose from — just think of how freaking large the Cheech & Chong catalogue is — but not all of them are as high-larious as you’d expect. (You know which ones we’re talking about.
The good news is that we’ve done all the hard work for you. The films below are some of our very favorite stoner films ever — and if you’ve been itching for a lazy day spent in front of the TV with you, yourself, and your bong, it’s time for you to dig them up.
Lighters up, asses down, and movies on. That’s the best way to spend a Saturday.
1. Grandma’s Boy (2015)If you’re looking for one of the best stoner movies of all time, look no further than “Grandma’s Boy,” a film that manages to entwine the best kind of raunchy humor with the best kind of other humor: weed humor.
As a stoner, you’re almost certainly familiar with this movie, but let’s go over the synopsis again, shall we? Here’s what the film’s schtick is:
When video game creator Alex and his roommate can’t pay their rent (after a series of poor but hilarious decisions by his roomie), Alex finds himself homeless. He moves in with Lilly, his grandmother, and her roommates, who are all your typical grandma types — or so he thinks. Hijinks ensue, Alex gets caught wanking it to a doll, and someone sleeps in a car bed. Oh, and the little old ladies who are housing Alex accidentally make tea out of his weed.
That doesn’t sound super funny, but it really and truly is. There’s a lot of weed smoking, a lot of masturbation humor, and a lot of everything else, too. In other words, you’ll love it.
And, just try not to laugh at Alex’s boss doing the robot voice and geeking out his gaming room. Just. Try. If you’re blazed, it just ain’t possible.
2. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)It doesn’t matter that the Harold & Kumar film that doubles as one of the best stoner comedies is over 17 years old. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve seen it 42 times in the last six months. All that matters is that “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” is quite possibly one of the best blazed movies ever filmed.
If you aren’t familiar with this film, though, there’s almost no way to explain what it’s about. Here’s the synopsis, straight from the film jacket:
“A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.”
Not funny? Oh, but you’re so very wrong. All these dudes do is smoke weed and find their way into hilarious antics. The school interview scene is just one of many, many quotable moments in the film.
Plus, there are scenes like this, in which the stoner duo are watching an anti-weed commercial while higher than kites and, of course, laughing hysterically:
Don’t You Wanna Be Cool Kid: Come on, dude. Just take one hit. Don’t you wanna be cool?
I’m So High Kid: [takes drag of joint, makes a womanly cough sound]
Don’t You Wanna Be Cool Kid: Hey, man, what are you doin’?
I’m So High Kid: I’m so high!
I’m So High Kid: Nothing can hurt me. [puts pump-action rifle in mouth and pulls trigger]
Don’t You Wanna Be Cool Kid: No-o-o!
Announcer: Marijuana kills.
Harold and Kumar crack up laughing
Kumar: I love that shit!
So do we, Kumar. So do we.
3. How High (2001)You know who we would almost kill — almost! — to smoke with? M-E-T-H-O-D MAN!
Method Man plays a stoner in real life, and he was also one half of a weed-loving duo in “How High,” one of the most iconic stoner films known to man. And, this stoner comedy was produced by Danny DeVito, making it even more epic. Here’s what it’s about.
Rap legends Redman and Method Man star as Jamal and Silas, two regular guys who smoke something magical, ace their college entrance exams, and wind up at Harvard. Ivy League ways are strange but Silas and Jamal take it in a stride — until their supply of supernatural smoke runs dry. (Oh, noooooooo!)
Once that happens, Jamal and Silas are forced to rely on their wits and natural resources to, pun intended, “make the grade.”
It’s a great ride, a great plot, and it’s one of the best movies to sit back and blaze to. You may not have a source for that magical smoke that Jamal and Silas get their hands on, but you won’t even need it to get the ridiculous humor in this movie. So, at least you’ll FEEL smart as hell all the way to the end.
4. Half Baked (1998)You almost HAVE to be high to get the humor in “Half Baked” — it does involve feeding weed to a police horse and then trying to bail someone out of jail by selling pharmaceutical-grade weed, after all — but isn’t that the whole point? Who doesn’t love being high? And who doesn’t like this movie?
No one we know, that’s who. (We evidently know a LOT of stoners.)
This stoner film makes almost every list of top stoner films, and for good reason. It’s one part ludicrous, one part hilarious, and a lot of parts nonsensical — and somehow, the combination just works. Here’s what you’re missing if you haven’t seen it.
A member of a stoner--slacker crew gets arrested for killing a New York City police horse by feeding it junk food. His three stoner friends are then forced to get off their butts and raise bail, and they do so by selling pot stolen from a pharmaceutical lab. It’s a risky plan, obviously, and as expected, things go totally awry — but only in the funniest of ways.
You really can’t beat this film. So blaze up and toss it on, but before you do, please make sure you dig up a copy that’s NOT only cable TV. The censored version of this film sucks, but the OG? Well, it’s stoner perfection.
5. Super Troopers (2002)Littering and…
Do you know what Broken Lizard film we’re referring to yet? Well if you should, especially if you’re a regular weed smoker. After all, “Super Troopers” is perhaps one of the most high-larious stoner films of all time. And, even better? It stands up to the test of time when you’re sober, too. It’s dual purpose!
You’d be hard-pressed to find a stoner film with better one-liners. From gems like “It’s Afghanistanimation!” to “You boooooys like MEXEEEECOOOOOO?!” this film will have you rolling with laughter like you’ve just smoked your first blunt.
But, if you’ve been living under a rock and aren’t quite sure what the plot line is, here’s the gist:
Five over-enthusiastic but under-stimulated Vermont State Troopers raise hell on the highway, pulling stunts like fake traffic stops involving a few extremely high teenagers, who are forced to eat an entire bag of drugs to hide them. But, rather than pull the whole bad cop thing, these cops mess with the kids to entertain themselves on the highway. At some point, the state government wants to shut the Vermont State Troopers down, but then a big pile of weed appears out of the back of a trailer and things get WILD.
The plot line isn’t that simple, but all you need to know is that it’s great, there’s syrup-gulping contests, and Farva is one of the best-worst characters ever written. Oh, and the schnozberries taste like schnozberries.
We’ve said enough. If you haven’t binged this stoner film, or its counterpart, you need to resolve that issue ASAP.
Honorable mentions (so you can keep your stoner film binge going):Friday (1995)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Pineapple Express (2008)
Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny (2008)
Editor, DGO Mag