|List of the Best Stoner Movies of All Time|
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) - Kal Penn and John Cho star in this comedy that has become this generation's Cheech & Chong. The writers skillfully manage to add a second layer to the shenanigans by wrapping a parody about the absurdity of racial stereotypes in the skin of a teen comedy.
Rolling Kansas (2002) - This indie-comedy stars Jay Paulson, Sam Huntington, James Roday, and Charlie Finn as four brothers who embark on a roadtrip to a fabled marijuana field bequeathed to them by their free-lovin', hippie-livin' parents.
Reefer Madness (1936) - Many a pot-smoking teen has tried to stay awake for this 1936 propaganda film that often made the midnight movie tour in the '70s. Probably falls under the "most important stoner movie" category as it has become a cult hit since NORML dug it from the Library of Congress archives in the early '70s.
Dude, Where's My Car (2000) - Ashton Kutcher stars in this farcical comedy about two pizza delivery boys looking for their car after a night of partying and pot smoking. Was born from a rejected live action "Beavis and Butt-Head" movie concept in the late-'90s.
Knocked Up (2007) - OK, we know it's not really a stoner movie, but it's got some great pot smoking scenes in it.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) - The most quoted stoner movie of all time? Stars a young Sean Penn as surfer Jeff Spicoli who enjoy malls, sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. Trivia: Nicolas Cage was originally slated to star as Judge Reinhold's character, Brad Hamilton.
Half Baked (1998) - Dave Chapelle wrote and stars in this story of three not-so-bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail. In a 2006 interview, Chapelle revealed that he was unhappy with the final product and claimed that the script he co-wrote was much funnier. He claims the final result was "a weed movie for kids."
Grandma's Boy (2006) - Even though he's 35, Alex (Allen Covert) acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But he's eventually kicked out of his apartment and is forced to move in with his grandmother (Doris Roberts). Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones, David Spade, Rob Schneider and Kevin Nealon co-star in this screwball comedy that lead actor Covert also co-wrote and co-produced.
Friday (1995) - Ice Cube and Chris Tucker star in this urban comedy about two potheads who get into trouble in South Central L.A. over the course of a single Friday afternoon. Features a great soundtrack with music from Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill, Mack, and others.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) - Director Terry Gilliam's episodic cult favorite chronicles the hallucinogenic misadventures of sportswriter Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his Samoan lawyer, Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro), on a three-day romp from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. The star-studded cast includes Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey, Christina Ricci, and others.
Smiley Face (1980) - One of the most polarizing entries on the list. 50% swear by it, the other 50% can't stand it. When a young actress named Jane (Anna Faris) accidentally consumes a batch of marijuana-laced cupcakes belonging to her wacko roommate, hilarity ensues as Jane attempts to get around town. Anna Faris stars.
The Stoned Age - A hilarious rockers-on-a-quest-for-chicks comedy. Set in '70s California, this teen romp falls into the guilty pleasure category as it doesn't take itself too seriously and neither should you. Watch for the cameo of Blue Oyster Cult band members Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma standing outside a store selling t-shirts.
Requiem for a Dream (2000) - From the trippy mind of Darren Aronofsky comes the story of Four lives. Four addicts. Four failures. Adding to the insanity are the more than 2,000 cuts. Most films contain 600 to 700. May be too intense for some to handle. What about you?
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