Usually at least one stoner comedy strikes it big at the box office each year – see Neighbors ($150M) in 2014, We’re the Millers ($150M) in 2013 and Ted ($218M) in 2012. But in 2015, only Ted 2 ($81M) came close to that number. The Night Before, starring Seth Rogen, struggling at $43M. Trainwreck, in which Amy Schumer plays a female stoner, had solid numbers ($110M) and the party movie Sisters racked up $70M
So curl up by the fire, roast a bowl, and watch some great stoner cinema. Here are some of our faves, including some less-well-known gems for your toking entertainment!
1. Dogma (1999)
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two fallen angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.
2. Friday (1995)
Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer’s weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10p.m. that same night. In that time, they smoke more weed, get jacked, and they get shot at in a drive-by.
3. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
The idea was to gather unexpected combinations of actors and, well, let them talk over coffee and cigarettes. There are 11 segments in all and some of them are quite hilarious.
4. Reefer Madness (1936)
Imagine a black and white movie about space aliens from 1936. The hysteria and rampant rumor. Now instead of aliens, “reefer” is the main focus. Comical in its own right. This movie was supposed to scare you off drugs, but it only made you want them more
5. The nine lives of Fritz the cat (1974)
Fritz the Cat may have lost one of his lives in the comics, but in his new movie, he has eight more lives left to go! While his wife screams at him, Fritz lights up a joint and reminiscences about what could have been.
6. Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke (1978)
If you haven’t watched this, you have been living under a rock. Go watch this right now! It’s one of the funniest movies on this list! Among the top stoner movies of all time.
7. 9-5 (1980)
After some ladies start puffing on some marijuana they took from one of their sons, they start fantasizing about getting revenge on their sexist, sleazy and snide boss. Yup, it has Dolly Parton in it!
8. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. (1989)
Two dim-witted slacker buddies? Check. An epic adventure through the ages? You bet. A memorable catchphrase? Absolutely. Party on, dudes.
9. Clerks (1994)
Two Pot Dealers hanging out at the local convenience store talking about nothing really. The perfect example of stoner life right?
10. The Big Lebowski (1998)
If there is “The One” like Keanu in the Matrix, its is Mr. Bridges as “The Dude”. The dream sequences are epic!
11. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1989)
Johnny Depp and Benico Del Toro get right ripped. One of the trippiest movies on record.
12. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Bluntman and Chronic are comic book characters. Enough said. What this movie!
13. Super High Me (2007)
Inspired by Super Size Me. An all weed diet for 30 days. Results are worth watching!
14. Adventure Land (2009)
Not really a stoner movie per se, but something a stoner would enjoy based on the antics of passing the time!
15. Our Idiot Brother (2011)
A stoner idealist wreaks havoc on the lives of his three sisters.
16. Kid Cannabis (2014)
The Slumdog Millionaire of Stoner Movies, how did this not win an Oscar?
17. Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (2004)
Two kids just trying to get some burgers with the renaissance of Neil Patrick Harris as a drug-fueled madman.
18. Half Baked (1998)
If only every janitor could have their own weed-fairy scientist to bestow upon them a pound of marijuana. Stars David Chappelle. Watch it!
19. Fast times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Phoebe Cates in her Prime is more than enough reason to watch this movie, but also Sean Penn as SPICOLI! Classic! Sean Penn before he got old and crusty!
20. Dazed and Confused (1993)
You thought were gonna miss this one didn’t you? Never! This movie may get older, but high school chicks always stay the same age.
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