If it's your first time and you've never done anything like this, don't worry; we'll take it slow to familiarize you with some of the most talked-about stoner movies.
Realistically any movie could technically count as a stoner movie if you're high enough, but only the best of the best can make you crack up in such laughter that your stomach hurts. All the films listed below are funny even if you're not stoned but are MUCH funnier if you are (trust me), and realistically why wouldn't you want to be high? We know food tastes better, the world seems friendlier, and the movies always seem funnier.
We've paired each movie with a specific strain that we recommend to enhance your cinematic experience.
So, snuggle up and get ready because this will be one hell of a laughter rollercoaster as pothead cinema presents to you...
- Dazed and Confused (1993)
- Friday (1995)
- Half Baked (1998)
- How High (2001)
- Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (2004)
- Pineapple Express (2008)
Things you will need:
- Your Ganja buddies, as everything is better with friends.
- Cannabis in all shapes and forms (joints, bongs, edibles, vapes, hash) BRING IT ALL, LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND.
- (This one is essential) SNACKS/MUNCHIES to keep you going. We promise, you want to think about and prepare this before getting high, you can thank us later. Grab some beverages to stay hydrated as well!
Dazed and Confused (1993)
- Duration: 1hr 43mins
- Recommended Strain Pairing: Purple Haze
Synopsis: A comedy set in 1976 Texas, where a group of teenagers celebrate summer break by drinking beer, smoking weed, experimenting with sex, and fighting. This cult classic movie teaches the importance of "cool" via the ultimate exploration of 1970s teenagerdom.
- Duration: 1hr 37mins
- Recommended Strain Pairing: Purple Kush
Synopsis: Comedy with a slightly serious side where critical social issues are touched upon. Set in Los Angeles, CA, where a young black male loses his job and is heavily influenced by his best friend to try marijuana.
Half Baked (1998)
- Duration: 1hr 22mins
- Recommended Strain Pairing: Romulan
Synopsis: Three trifling stoner buddies are forced to leave behind their lazy ways to raise bail by selling marijuana. A risky venture that must be done to save their friend. This classic toked-out cinematic experience holds all the right ingredients, such as tasteless humour and gratuitous nudity, to name a few. This cult classic is an absolute must-watch featuring the king of comedy himself, Dave Chappelle.
How High (2001)
- Duration: 1hr 35mins
- Recommended Strain Pairing: Super Lemon Haze
Synopsis: Rap stars Redman and Method Man star as two friends who are visited by the ghost of a friend after smoking his ashes. The movie brings social issues about perceptions and fights the stereotypes young black males face in ivy league institutions.
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (2004)
- Duration: 1hr 28mins
- Recommended Strain Pairing: Blue Dream
Synopsis: After a sesh session, two friends go on a wild adventure, running through many obstacles to curbing their munchies. The only thing they believe is worthy for their taste buds is burgers from the white castle.
Pineapple Express (2008)
- Duration: 1hr 57mins
- Recommended strain pairing: Pineapple Express (Trainwreck x Hawaiian)
Synopsis: A pot-smoking process server and his drug dealer must run for their lives after witnessing a murder together. This movie heavily popularized the pineapple express strain making it one of the most sought-after strains in North America.
The beauty of all these cult classic stoner comedies is that each represents a distinct and unique perspective of society's views on cannabis use at each given point in time. We recommend starting with the oldest film, moving forward in time, and seeing the normalization of cannabis throughout the years. This set of movies will have you reminiscing about a time when it was harder to find good weed and finding a reliable connection was nearly impossible.
The days of ending up with sess and bush weed are over, thanks to the growth and determination of legacy users and growers.