Best Stoner Movies on Netflix to Watch Right Now
These are the chillest, funniest movies to stream when you’re stoned as hell. Netflix may not have expanded its original offerings to the point of including “Stoner Movies” as a genre, but surely it’s only a matter of time, given the way people watch Netflix, sewn into their couches. When they do, the movies below are what you should fire up when you’re out of Planet Earth episodes. Yeah there’s not a whole lot that makes this ridiculous movie distinguished from its predecessors aside from the dudes’ distinct chemistry, but there’s enough Die Hard.-inspired action and explosions coming at full force to keep the “Woah, dude!” reactions coming. Welcome to Netflix, home of Good Burger, which you should watch in short order. The Naked GunThe short-lived Dragnet TV spoof Police Squad! found a second life as The Naked Gun action-comedy movie franchise, and the first installment goes all in on Airplane! co-star Leslie Nielsen’s brand of straight-laced dementia. It’s the kind of movie that can crack “Nice beaver,” then pass a stuffed beaver through the frame and actually get away with it. Snoop has to graduate, Wiz has to help him, and you have to suffer from THC-induced paralysis on your couch to watch this movie. Our Idiot BrotherWho doesn’t love Paul Rudd? Nobody! It’s impossible not to love the hilarious, endearing everyman who’s been making us laugh in small and big roles alike in comedies since the ’90s. He’s at the heart of this offbeat movie, playing the titular idiotic brother, Ned. Seriously, Ned and this movie aren’t so idiotic after all: You’ll find yourself welcoming his enlightened teachings and sense of humor. In the neon-tinged, hazy flick, four best friends rob a fast food joint because they’re that desperate to live out their vacay fantasy-which they do for a moment-until they get arrested for drug possession. Factor in some wild party scenes, a then-unknown Emma Stone, high-school horndogs riffing to their hearts’ content, and McLovin, and you’ve got yourself a classic high school movie that rivals the likes of Dazed and Confused.
High praise: Our 20 favorite weed comedies of all time
With the 25th anniversary of “Dazed and Confused” this month, we want to take a look at some of our favorite weed comedies. “Pineapple Express” kicked off the on-screen pot-fueled bromance between Seth Rogen and James Franco, although they’d already played stoner friends in the cult TV classic “Freaks And Geeks”. Cannabis Rules Everything Around Me! In the film that features Redman’s finest dramatic work, he and Method Man play stoners who get in to Harvard thanks to smoking weed fertilized by their dead friend’s ashes. Maybe Penn could have avoided some of his later clashes with the law if he’d taken a lesson from Spicoli and smoked some weed to mellow out. Seth Rogen shockingly plays another stoner in this Judd Apatow movie, which almost feels like a thought experiment to see if he could truly make a romantic comedy with Rogen as the lead. Ultimately there’s a message – not so much anti-pot as pro-responsibility, as Rogen plays the kind of guy who saves his bong during an earthquake but not his pregnant girlfriend. The movie got a sequel this year, 17 years after the original, because stoners can’t get anything done on time. “The Stoned Age” manages to capture an essential element of the marijuana lifestyle: namely, driving around listening to music, looking for something to do. Kevin Smith’s follow-up to “Clerks” is, like “Dazed and Confused,” another stoner classic featuring Ben Affleck as a psychotic bully. It’s a loving tribute to the malls of New Jersey, and in case you forgot it was for ’90s stoners, a crucial plot point involves a Magic Eye poster. Doug Benson’s parody of “Super Size Me” sees him attempt a month of weed sobriety, followed by a month of getting high all the time. 4/20 may be the official stoner holiday, but “Empire Records” aficionados know the key date is April 8 – Rex Manning Day. Richard Linklater’s sprawling story about the last day of school in Texas in the ’70s features drinking, partying, a paddle-wielding Ben Affleck, a killer soundtrack, plenty of pot and, of course, high school girls.
10 Best Stoner Comedies of All Time, ranked According to IMDB
Stoner comedies have been around since the unintentionally hilarious release of Reefer Madness in 1936. In the 70s, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong led the charge of mainstream stoner comedies with their series of films. With the subgenre evolving quite a bit since then, here are the 10 Best All-Time Stoner Comedies, Ranked by IMDB. 10. Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back 6.8/10. It’d be nearly impossible to comprise a stoner comedy list without at least one Kevin Smith joint. Since Jay and Silent Bob have their own two-hours to shine in Strike Back, the definitive stoner duo takes the cake and eats it. The David Gordon Green film starts off as a chill stoner comedy but quickly escalates into a full-blown action flick. Up In Smoke 7.0/10. Cheech and Chong made a cottage industry of silly stoner comedies in the 70s and 80s, but none hit harder than their first outing, Up in Smoke. Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle 7.1/10. After roughly a decade-long absence of stoner comedies in the mainstream, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle reinvigorated the subgenre while also redefining its stereotypes. Fast Times At Ridgemont High 7.2/10. Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times At Ridgemont High is at once a coming-of-age high-school rom-com as well as an outright stoner comedy. Friday 7.3/10. The bona fide cult-classic Friday isn’t just a comedy with hilarious stoners in it, but the entire plot revolves around its central characters having to sell weed in 24 hours or else they’ll have hell to pay. The Big Lebowski 8.1/10. According to IMDB, no stoner comedy ranks higher than the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski. The film is a hilarious take on the Raymond Chandler-style murder mystery with a zen-like hippy stoner as the primary investigator.