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20 Best Stoner Movies

Updated on August 27, 2018

Considering the amount of money generated by these films, makes the war on drugs seem pointless. There are too many benefits to ignore. In the 1940s people were so misinformed they believed what they were told. Now that ignorance is no longer a factor, we are becoming more and more aware. These films are but a glimpse of this.

20. Saving Grace

Cast: Brenda Blethyn Craig Ferguson Somewhere among the stoner humor comes an intelligent film about weed. Watching refined British ladies get totally stoned during a tea party is reason enough to check this one out.

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A widow discovers after her husband's suicide that he has mortgaged everything they own and the banks are ready to foreclose. Faced with impending doom and little working knowledge except her ability to grow plants, she struggles to save her home. Enter her gardener, who is struggling to make a few marijuana plants grow in a hidden location and suggests that she use her green house to help grow the plants and sell them to make the money both need. He is wanting to get married, but needs capital. What he doesn't know is that his girl friend is pregnant and thus fears that they will be busted for growing marijuana. While supposedly working, the whole village is well aware of the endeavor and is hoping for their success. When the plants come in, Grace takes the crop to London and tries to sell it to a ruthless, but charming drug dealer. Everything busts loose from there.

19. Rolling Kansas

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The Murphy boys, whose hippie parents were sent to prison when they were young, have grown into problematic adults. Dick (James Roday), for example, is a divorced and struggling salesman, and Dave (Jay Paulson) works at a gas station. Luckily, the Murphys' parents left them a map to a secret government marijuana field -- so Dick, Dave and their paraplegic brother, Dinkadoo (Sam Huntington), along with two friends, set off to find this legendary pot, which they hope to sell.

18. Homegrown

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Marijuana growers Jack (Billy Bob Thornton), Carter (Hank Azaria) and Harlan (Ryan Phillippe) are looking at a big payoff for their crop -- until head honcho Malcolm (John Lithgow) is murdered. Wanting a bigger piece of the proverbial pie, the three men decide to keep Malcolm's demise a secret, selling the stash themselves and pocketing all the profits. But, when they get involved with some very dangerous characters in the drug industry, the men start to question the wisdom of their scheme.

17. Super High Me

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Cast: Doug Benson Super High Me takes Morgan Spurlocks concept of eating McDonalds for 30 days straight and replaces burgers and fries with pot. Comic Doug Benson conducts an experiment in which he abstains from marijuana use for 30 days, then smokes it continually for 30 more.

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Determined to find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts of the drug for 30 days. More than just an amusing story of one man's quest to get superhigh, this documentary also examines the hotly contested debate over medical marijuana use.

16. Reefer Madness

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Cast: Dorothy Short Lillian Miles Dave OBrien Thelma White This 1935 propaganda flick was supposed to scare the crap outta wannabe potheads, but Reefer Madness instead became a cult classic. Watch what happens when you smoke marijuana the horror!

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Propaganda film that relates the story, as told by high school principal Dr. Carroll to parents at a PTA meeting, of the scourge of marijuana. The tale revolves around Mae and Jack, accomplices in the distribution of marijuana, who manage to entice the local high school kids to stop by Mae's apartment to smoke reefer. The lives of all who are involved with this menace are inevitably shattered. One man becomes so addicted to the killer weed that the guilt over framing a teen for murder causes a judge to order him to be committed for life to a mental hospital! Dr. Carroll closes by advising us to not incur the same tragedy.

15. Dude Where's My Car

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Jesse and Chester, two bumbling stoners, wake up one morning from a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car which prompts them on a journey to find it and along the way, they encounter a variety of people who include their angry girlfriends Wilma and Wanda whose house they trashed, an angry street gang, a transexual stripper hounding them for a suitcase full of stolen money, a cult of alien seeking fanatics, and a group of aliens in human form looking for a mystical device that could save or destroy the world.

14. PCU

Cast: Jeremy Piven David Spade Chris Young Jon Favreau While its not strictly a pothead movie, PCU has elements of stoner activity among the ner-do-wells of The Pit and the campus potheads, who spend their days playing Frisbee.
Cast: Jeremy Piven David Spade Chris Young Jon Favreau While its not strictly a pothead movie, PCU has elements of stoner activity among the ner-do-wells of The Pit and the campus potheads, who spend their days playing Frisbee.

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A high school senior comes to visit Port Chester (aka Politically Correct U) for the weekend, and the admissions department mistakenly sets him up to stay with Droz, a seven year student and party-animal who lives in The Pit, the most offensive house on campus. After trying to pawn the pre-freshman off on his house mate, Droz sets off on his normal daily activities including disrupting a political protest by throwing meat at a group of vegan protesters. The President of the University then receives a number of complaints, and with the help of her lackey, she may finally have the power to kick Droz's house off campus. But the Pit throws an all-campus rager where George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic performs, and everything might turn out alright if the various political groups can forget their protests for one night and just have fun together.

13. Knocked Up

Cast: Seth Rogen Katherine Heigl Paul Rudd Leslie Mann While not the central plot line of Knocked Up, the sub-plot involving a group of stoners trying to get a web site a la Mr. Skin up and running provides some of the funniest scenes in the film.
Cast: Seth Rogen Katherine Heigl Paul Rudd Leslie Mann While not the central plot line of Knocked Up, the sub-plot involving a group of stoners trying to get a web site a la Mr. Skin up and running provides some of the funniest scenes in the film.

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Rising journalist Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) hits a serious bump in the road after a one-night stand with irresponsible slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) results in pregnancy. Rather than raise the baby on her own, she decides to give Ben a chance to prove he is father material. However, he is unsure if he is ready to be a parent, and both wonder if they would be compatible lifetime partners.

12. How High

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Multi-platinum rap superstars 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. That's when they have to start living by their wits and rely on their natural resources to make the grade.

11. Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

10. Half Baked

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After Kenny accidentally kills a cop's diabetic horse by feeding it the food he purchased from a munchie run, he is put in jail and is given a 1 million dollar bail. The rest of the group must bail Kenny out before Nasty Nate gets to him. The group decides to sell marijuana that Thurgood gets through his job as a janitor at a pharmaceutical lab. They become pals with rap star Sir Smoke-A-Lot and the rivals of dealer Samson Simpson. On the side, Thurgood seeks the love of Mary Jane, an anti-pot daughter of a dealer. What follows is typical pothead behavior with a ton of cameos. Look carefully.

9. Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a tale of adventure on the open road. When Dante and Randal (of Clerks fame) get a restraining order to keep the punchy Jay and his hetero life-mate, Silent Bob, from selling drugs in front of the Quick Stop convenience store, their lives are suddenly empty. They find new purpose when their friend, Brodie, informs them a movie is being made featuring two infamous characters based on their likenesses. After visiting one of the creators of the Bluntman and Chronic, Holden McNeil, they set out to get what fat movie cash they deserve and hopefully put an end to people slandering them on the Internet. Along the way, they learn the rules of the road from a hitchhiking George Carlin, ride with a group of gorgeous jewel thieves, and incur the wrath of a hapless wildlife marshal for liberating an orangutan named Suzanne. The quest takes them from New Jersey to Hollywood where a showdown involving the police, the jewel thieves, and the Bluntman and Chronic ...

8. Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny

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This is the story of a friendship that changes the course of rock history forever, of the fateful collision of minds between JB and KG that led to the creation of the precedent-shattering band Tenacious D, and of the two heroes' quest to find the fabled Guitar Pick Of Destiny...

7. Pineapple Express

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Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express.

6. Grandma's Boy

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When his roommate spends the rent money on Filipino hookers, Alex, a 35 year old video game tester has to find a new place to live. After an "encounter" with his friend's mom, Alex is forced to move in with his grandmother. Trying to save face with his younger co-workers, Alex says that "a really cute chick said I could sleep with her and her two crazy girlfriends" (meaning his grandmother and her two roommates).

5. Friday

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Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends over the course of the day and night, and their ensuing antics, make up the rest of the movie.

4. Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle

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Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are two stoners who end up getting the munchies. What they crave the most after seeing a TV advertisement, is a trip to White Castle. So from here, follows a journey for the burgers they require. On their way they will encounter many obstacles including a raccoon, a racist officer, and a horny Neil Patrick Harris.

3. Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke

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Cheech and Chong meet up by chance on the highway somewhere in California. They go in search of some dope and are accidentally deported to Mexico where in their desperation to get home they agree to drive a van back to the States so they can get back in time for a gig they are due to play. Unaware of the properties from which the van is constructed they make their way back having aquired a couple of female hitch-hikers whilst all the time avoiding the cops whom they are not even aware are following them.

2. The Big Lebowski

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When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude.

1. Dazed And Confused

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It's the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to.

© 2010 Shawn Lisacek

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      ChrisDaManJAAA 

      6 years ago

      JAH MAN! fukin epic mtfckrz I LUVZ ITZZZ!! FAWKZ yeeeeah (^-^,)

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      Steve Orion 

      6 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      A great list! Though it's a couple years old, I should point out that the descriptions cut off under the pictures. I'll put a couple of these on my To-Watch list, namely Super High Me and Half Baked.

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      Banatu 

      6 years ago

      You forgot Smiley Face!!

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      fuck john Windbell 

      6 years ago

      Idle Hands.....come on now.

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      tibo-snijder 

      6 years ago

      Sweet list of stoner flicks :) My personal favorite movie of all times would be Half Baked for sure ;)

      Check out http://www.StonerMovies420.com for more stoner movies ;)

      Greets Tibo

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      kyle 

      7 years ago

      Requime for a dream , Blow , Crank ,Basketball Daries

      CHECK THESE MOVIES_________________u missed a few

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      johnwindbell 

      8 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      So glad to see 'Saving Grace' first, one of my faves. But cha didn't even have 'American Beauty' ........now just where are your manners? Or were you only interested in dumb stoner movies?

      John

      stonerflixreview.com

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      crymsonkyd 

      8 years ago

      I have to disagree about half-baked. This is Holllywood's hackneyed version of "Just say no." Why do these films insist on calling cannabis a "gateway drug?" THink about the ending of half-baked. Chapelle's character gives up his medicine for his girl, because she thinks her grandmother died from using MJ.His girlfriend gives this film a strange sense of inarticulate morality against cannabis. Half Baked ends up like reefer madness. didn't care for it.

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