A child’s cartoon? Dude, check out the graphics? A cooking show that features pickled pigs feet? Man, those little piggies look AMAZING! A documentary highlights the mating ritual of snails? Isn’t love magical? If you’re baked enough, pretty much anything can be a thrilling stoner flick.
But let’s be honest, who really wants to learn how to make (much less eat) picked pigs feet, or find out how snails get their groove on? Well, it’s totally possible that you could want to learn about those things, but if we had our choice, we know that these topics definitely wouldn’t be our top picks.
Whether you’re planning a lay-low night in with your buds, you and your gal are having a low-key date night, or you just want to kick back, relax, and smoke a joint (or power up your vaporizer) after a long day at work, you don’t want to resort to flipping through the channels on the boob tube and end up settling for something that’s less-than-appealing.
No, you want to watch something that will really grab your attention and make you feel all the feels – including laugh so hard that you cry. There are tons of stoner flicks out there, and just like any genre, they range from “meh” to “holy crap, that’s the funniest movie I’ve ever seen in my life!”
We’ve spent countless hours watching what seems like thousands of stoner movies, so we kind of like to think of ourselves as aficionados on the topic. To set you up for a great night – mid-day, or even early morning – of almost-pee-in-your-pants laughs, we’ve put together a list of our top picks for the best stoner flicks of all time, and we promise; none of them suck!
So get ready to load up the DVD or Blu-Ray player, or to start searching your Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or whatever streaming service you use, grab some snacks and drinks, and laugh until you can’t laugh no more!
9. How High
Silas and Jamal (played by Redman and Method Man) are two stoner kids from Staten Island. The rappers parlayed their blunt-smoking personas perfectly into this flick, which, according to the ratings, was a total flop; however, stoners agree that it’s definitely a must watch flick.
With the help of a nerdy bud, the duo ace their college entrance exams and land themselves at Harvard. Based on that description, we realize that it might seem like a dud, but it totally isn’t what you’re thinking.
Nope, this movie has plenty of weed-themed jokes, tons of pot smoking, and total ridiculous antics. You can find How High on Starz on Amazon Prime. It came out in 2001 and it’s 1 hour and 33 minutes long.
8. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
Oh, man! Just typing out that title made us laugh! This flick is so insanely stoner-esque that you’d have to be sleeping not to find this movie fun. The storyline follows Harold Lee (played by John Cho), who works a mundane office job and has the hots for his neighbor chick, and Kumar Patel (played by Kal Pen), a freeloading stoner.
The pair get baked and when the munchies set in, they decide that they simply must have White Castle burgers, and on their quest to fulfill their craving, pretty much every hurdle gets thrown their way – including a run-in with Neil Patrick Harris, who is totally out of his gourd (and instantly funny) in this flick.
Have no fear, because in the end, the determined friends do end chowing down on their White Castle burgers. The movie came out in 2004 and can be found on Hulu and Amazon Prime. The run-time is 1 hour and 28 minutes.
7. Pineapple Express
This flick came out in 2008 and it immediately became a cult stoner classic. Pineapple Express stars James Franco and Seth Rogen (who also wrote the film, along with Evan Goldberg.)
The plot of the movie is based on a process server and his weed dealer who encounter numerous scenarios that would make your hair stand on end if you were stone-cold sober, let alone when you’re baked, such as an encounter with a hitman and a corrupt cop who murdered someone and the pair witnessed the crime.
A gang of angry mobsters are hell bent on permanently silencing the pair. There are tons of great laughs to be had and scenes that will surely have you biting your nails, too. You can watch it on Prime Video, and the runtime is 1 hour and 52 minutes.
6. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
In his breakout role, Keanu Reeves (Ted “Theodore” Logan”) stars alongside Alex Winter (William “Bill” S. Preston Esq.) in this hilarious flick. In this science fiction comedy, Bill and Ted, metal-head slacker best friends unexpectedly become time travelers as they attempt to realize their destiny of using their music to create a utopian world.
A time machine (a phone booth) transports the duo back in time where they learn about some of the most historical events from some of the most notable people in history (Napoleon Bonaparte Abraham Lincoln, Sigmund Freud, Beethoven, and even Genghis Khan). They transport these historical figures to present day and enlist them as living props in their high school presentation.
What’s funny about this stoner flick is that Bill and Ted aren’t actually stoners; they’re just super spacey, so it totally seems like they are. Stoners or not, this movie, which came out in 1989, is one that every ganja smoker will appreciate. The run time is 1 hour and 30 minutes, and you can watch it on HBO on Amazon Prime.
5. Billy Madison
It can be argued that Billy Madison is the film that launched Adam Sandler into stardom. In this comedy, which came out in 1995, Sandler stars as the heir of Madison Hotels, a spoiled, dimwitted, and super-spoiled 27-year-old. Billy really has nothing to offer society and spends his time mooching off the fortune his father built, while acting like a completely hysterical buffoon with his friends.
His dad loses hope in his son and decides to select Eric Gordon (played by Bradly Whitford), the deceitful executive vice president of Madison Hotels, to take over the chain. Billy is understandably pissed by the news and pleads with his father to change his mind. His dad offers an ultimatum – to prove his competence, Billy goes back to school and successfully completes all 12 grades, and if he does, his father will reinstate him as the future manager of the hotel chain.
The film follows Billy as he attends each grade, documenting the trials and tribulations he experiences – including developing a crush on one of his teachers. So many insanely funny one-liners came out of this film, and it’s just so hysterical that we guarantee your face will hurt from laughing so hard. The movie is 1 hour and 29 minutes long and can be viewed on HBO on Amazon Prime.
PCU (short for “Politically Correct University”) is a 1994 comedy about the life of college kids who attend the fictional Port Chester University. It’s actually based on the real experiences that Leff and Penn had at the Eclectic Society at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University.
Fraternities and sororities have been completely banned at Port Chester, and establishing a totally politically correct society is the goal. Tom Lawrence (played by Chris Young), a preppy high school kid, visits PCU and ends up becoming enemies with pretty much every group of students, and thus spends most of his time running from the ever-growing angered mob that chases after him.
Tom also ends up in the midst of a battle between rival groups, “The Pit” and “Balls and Shaft”. Epic parties, tons of pot smoking, plenty of keg stands, and the typically ridiculousness that you’d expect from a stoner flick ensue. This is definitely a must-see film for any weed lover. It’s 1 hour and 19 minutes and you can stream it on Amazon Prime.
3. Dude, Where’s My Car?
This 2000 stoner film stars Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott (Jesse and Chester), college students who wake up one day with killer hangovers and absolutely no memory of what happened the night before. The friends are shocked when they find a message from their pissed-off twin girlfriends, Wilma and Wanda, on their answering machine, who want to know where Jesse and Chester are.
They also find out that they were nearly fired from their jobs, and they discover that Jesse’s car is gone, and inside the car were the gifts they had bought for their first anniversary with their girlfriends. This discovery prompts Jesse to ask Chester, “Dude, where’s my car?”
The film follows the hysterically harrowing encounters and experiences that the duo have while they desperately search for the missing car. Of course, there’s tone of pot smoking along the way. The runtime is 1 hour and 23 minutes long, and you can stream it on Hulu.
2. Good Burger
This 1997 film is based on the comedy sketch with the same name that was featured on Nickelodeon’s All That. The movie stars Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson. Dexter Reed (played by Thompson) is a thoughtless slacker who starts his high school summer vacation by going on a joyride with his mom’s car while she’s away on business.
Dexter is involved in a car accident with Mr. Wheat, his teacher, and because he’s an unlicensed and uninsured driver, he faces jail time. Dexter offers to pay for the damages to Mr. Wheat’s car if he doesn’t call the police, and his teacher agrees.
Unfortunately, however, Dexter doesn’t have the means of covering the nearly $2,000 to cover the cost. So, he gets a job at a Mondo Burger, where he puts the patience of the owner and manager of the burger joint to the test.
Dexter can’t seem to get anything right and is about to give up hope and spends his free time drowning his sorrows in milkshakes at Good Burger, a rival fast food joint. Dexter unexpectedly meets and befriends Ed, a surfer, who’s the cashier at Good Burger.
Ed uses his charm to pursued Mr. Baily, the manager and owner of the restaurant, to hire Dexter. Good Burger is on the brink of being closed when Mondo Burger, a large restaurant chain, opens, and Dexter and Ed are committed to keeping their jobs and the restaurant opened.
The plotline is light-hearted and just goofy. The movie is 1 hour and 35 minutes long and you can stream it on Netflix.
1. Dazed and Confused
This 1993 film is a cult classic among stoners around the world. It follows different group of high school kids in Texas on their last day of school in 1976. The seniors plan to celebrate the end of their high school career at a killer party in the woods and by hazing incoming freshmen students.
There’s plenty of pot smoking, beer drinking, and coming of age experiences, like romance, escaping hazing rituals, self-discovery, and teenagers just having a good time. Dazed and Confused features a start-studded cast, including Matthew McConaughey (his breakout role), Jason London, Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Rory Cochrane, and more.
Though it was a flop at the box office, it quickly rose to fame when it came out on VHS. In fact, it was ranked third on Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Best High School Movies, and 10th on the magazine’s Funniest Movies in the Past 25 Years list. Dazed and Confused is an absolute must on any stoner’s list of movies to see. It’s 1 hour and 42 minutes long and you can watch it on AMC with Prime Video.
So, there you have it – nine of the best stoner movies of all time. These films are such classics and are so hysterically funny that even you’re guaranteed to laugh even if you aren’t high. You’re definitely going to want to add them to your list of films to watch.