10 Best Stoner Movies for Any Mood
The best stoner movies aren’t always what you think. Of course, there are classic stoner movies you’d expect, like The Big Lebowski, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and How High. Something to keep in mind: Most of these movies are available for streaming on Amazon. If you’re still not feeling anything on this list, be sure to give these non-traditional stoner movies a look, too. Without further ado, here are the absolute best movies to watch while stoned.
Without a doubt, this is hands-down, the best stoner movie out there. You can’t miss the OG Cheech and Chong stoner movie. It’s time to jump into awesome off-the-wall movies to watch when stoned. While not technically a stoner movie because it’s not 420 based, it’s easily one of the best movies to watch high. I’ve yet to find another stoner movie that incites such belly laughter every time I watch it.
It’s one of the only movies that kills it every time it’s remade. If you’re in the mood for a movie that’ll make you cackle with laughter, and pull at your heart strings all at once, then you need to watch Ted, one of the weirdest, best movies for stoners on the planet.
‘Disjointed’: Kathy Bates Pot Comedy Canceled By Netflix After 1 Season
Netflix has opted not to renew pot-themed comedy series Disjointed starring Kathy Bates for a second season. The multi-camera workplace sitcom hailed from comedy heavyweight Chuck Lorre, former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum and Warner Bros. TV. The studio is expected to explore shopping the series elsewhere. In Disjointed, Bates plays a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary.
The project, penned on spec by Lorre and Javerbaum, landed at Netflix in 2016 with a 20-episode straight-to-series order. The decision not to order another season comes on the heels of the January release of the second batch of 10 episodes from Season 1. As far as I can tell, this is only the second comedy series by Lorre to only last one season, joining his first as creator, the short-lived 1992 comedy Frannie’s Turn at CBS. At Netflix, he has another comedy series coming up, the single-camera The Kominsky Method starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.
Watch Franchesca Ramsey Give The Straight Dope On Weed And Racism
Blavity hero Franchesca Ramsey, who as you may have read, may very well be bringing just the show we need to Comedy Central soon, is, as of now, the host of MTV’s Decoded. Today, in honor of national day of getting high, 420, Ramsey took some time to decode marijuana and racism. Ramsey dropped some facts that you probably already know, like that blacks and whites smoke the same amount of weed here in the U.S., but that black people are four times more likely to arrested for partaking. She also brought out some interesting history, telling viewers how the founding father of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, Harry Anslinger, used marijuana to advance a racist agenda in the 1930s. Ramsey says that nowadays, only one out of every 10 Americans believes that weed possession ought to result in jail time, and that states that have legalized weed have seen reductions in black marijunana arrests of up to 98 percent.
That’s really something to celebrate this 420..
Podcast: How Gringo director Nash Edgerton made a cannabis comedy, never touched the stuff
While Gringo, a new slapstick comedy out this week via Amazon Studios, rides the well-trod trope of a mega corporation up to no good, there’s a modern and timely twist: they’re manufacturing cannabis pills, called Cannabax, down in Mexico. Gringo is chock-full of Grade-A goofiness – weird diatribes about space exploration, kidnappings gone awry, dirty Mexican slang, awkward office sex – but at its heart is some genuine commentary on the ethics of the exploding cannabis industry, and Big Business’ growing role in it. The film, which stars David Oyelowo and Charlize Theron, was directed by Australian stunt-double-turned-director Nash Edgerton. We caught up with Edgerton to learn more about how he came to direct the film, what he thinks about cannabis legalization, his own history with cannabis and more. For the juicy details, tune in to our conversation with Edgerton, in this week’s episode of the Hash podcast, below.
Netflix Orders Chuck Lorre and Kathy Bates Pot Comedy
If there’s one constant in this crazy, meaningless world, it’s Netflix throwing money at new projects like they can’t give the dough away fast enough. On Wednesday, the streaming giant ordered to series Disjointed, a new comedy from The Big Bang Theory’s Chuck Lorre set at an L.A.-based pot dispensary. Oscar and Emmy winner Kathy Bates will star as the dispensary’s proprietor. The series, which was originally shopped around to the networks before landing at Netflix, is a multi-camera comedy co-written by Lorre and David Javerbaum. In addition to Bates’ pot-shop owner, the workplace comedy will feature the shop’s three budtenders, Bates’ character’s 20-something-year-old son and the shop’s security guard.
Disjointed is Netflix’s third multi-cam series, the first two being the Ashton Kutcher-led series The Ranch and the wildly successful Fuller House.