There are too many great stoner movies to fit into just one post. So here we continue the best of the best movies for potheads, with part two of the Top 10 Stoner Movies.
5.) How High
Imagine if smoking a bunch of weed could make you a genius. That’s the premise of this movie, in which Silas (played by Redman) and Jamal (played by Method Man) smoke marijuana that they grew on their own, and that used their dead friend, Ivory’s, ashes as fertilizer. The weed not only turns their stoner minds into brilliant ones, allowing them to enroll in Harvard, it also brings on the ghost of their friend. Now that’s a trip one would never forget!
4.) Dazed and Confused
Mary Jane might not be the focus of this movie that centers on a group of 70s high school kids on their last day of high school, but it’s certainly present all the same. Joints are passed around in abundance, and drug usage is constantly talked about by both parents, students getting
hazed, and students just looking for a good time. Need to find more greatness in this movie? It gives us a look at a younger Matt McConaughey, who is much older than everyone else, but hangs out to continue hitting on young high school girls.
3.) Pineapple Express
In this movie Seth Rogen plays a guy named Dale, who leads a pretty boring administrative life and likes to smoke a lot of weed. After visiting his dealer, Saul, who’s played by James Franco, he’s treated to some of the rarest weed ever – Pineapple Express. After witnessing a murder, Dale throws a joint out his car window, but when the killers find out it’s a roach of this rare strain, they know who to start tracking. Dale and Saul run into tons of adventures as they run for their lives, and end up forming something more than just a dealer/customer relationship. This is also the movie that brought us the famous three-ended cross joint.
2.) Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
When Harold (played by John Cho) and Kumar (played by Kal Penn) get completely stoned after a hard day of work and interviews, they get a severe case of the munchies. After seeing a White Castle commercial, they know that nothing else will fill their craving and vow to not eat a thing until they have White Castle burgers. After finding out that the White Castle that was once nearby is no longer, they embark on an adventure that includes riding a cheetah, running into
crazy racoons, and even a chance meeting with Neil Patrick Harris, who later steals their car. In the end, they get their burgers and the audience gets a belly full of laughs. This movie was the first in a trilogy that also included “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” and “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.” All are good, but the first one is the best.
1.) Cheech and Chong: Up In Smoke
This was the first feature-length film for Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong in 1978, and it’s become a pop culture phenomenon that audiences of today can still enjoy. In the movie the duo drive a van made of pot from Mexico back to the United States and perhaps because they’re already too stoned, don’t even realize it. The pot one-liners come one after the other, and each sets the bar a little higher. This was the movie that made way for more great movies from the pair, but it might be because it’s the first in line that it still holds the popularity it did almost 40 years ago.