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Friday, September 24, 2010

Top 5 Stoner Movies of All Time

Today I have for you the 5 best movies to watch while stoned.  This list wasn't made by some fancy establishment (down with The Man!). I made it myself.  I tried to keep the list to mostly contemporary films from my lifetime that I've seen and can relate to.  I apologize ahead of time because I'm not really a great movie reviewer but I did my best to add a little synopsis for each movie.  Let me know what you guys think, and if you agree or disagree.  Also, what's your favorite movie to watch stoned?

5.  Friday - Remember when Ice Cube was a gangsta rapper? Me neither, but this is a great movie about two stoners in south central LA.  I'm too high to remember exactly what the fuck this movie's about.  Something about getting some money to pay some gangsters before Friday is over and the bad guys kill the main characters (while smoking in between of course).  Chris Tuckers portrayal of the ridiculous Smokey provides a good balance to Ice Cube's overly serious (whilst high? lol) Craig.  Overall, this is a classic film and a definite must see for anyone who loves blunts, bitches, and 40s.

4. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle - A film about the ultimate munchie mission.  I'm sure we can all relate to the epic adventure that happens on this search for the perfect food to satisfy those cravings.  And did I mention they ride a cheetah, marry a bag of weed, and bump into the human form of all things badass - Neil Patrick Harris? This movie is great stoned or sober because of its sheer absurdity.  Watch it!

3. Half Baked - The film that introduced the world to the comic genius that is Dave fucking Chapelle.  To be fair, all the actors in the film did a great job.  The portrayal of stoners is so realistic that I'm pretty sure they were all stoned off their asses when the film was shot.  Still, I can't help but admire Dave Chappelle's sharp wit and subtle intellectual references throughout the film.  You're not a true stoner until you've seen this film.
Scientist: Janitor? Uh, janitor?
[taps Thurgood, who gets frightened]
Thurgood: Ah! Oh..sorry 'bout that. What is it, scientist?
Scientist: I know this isn't your responsibility but, uh, could you be a dear and run this down to the supply department for me? It's on the second floor. [hands Thurgood a note]
Thurgood: Just run this down?
Scientist: Yes, but make sure you bring the order right back to me. I need it A.S.A.P.
Thurgood: Gotcha. Hey, I know this isn't your responsibility but just wipe the rest of this shit up [hands him a mop] I'll be right back.


2. The Big Lebowski - The movie is basically about a broke stoner who gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name as him.  Hilarity ensues.  Not gonna lie though; I watched this movie like 7 times before I knew what the fuck was going on.  But that didn't stop the movie from being goddamned hilarious every time.  It's full of ridiculous dialogue, a hilarious plot, and the most absurd yet genius characters I have ever seen ("Nobody fucks with The Jesus") . 



1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - This has got to be one of my favorite movies of all time.  Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson (which is, depending on who you believe, based on a true story), this movie has it all: drugs, adventure, politics, and nostalgia for the 60s and 70s.  The specific plot is irrelevant, its the journey that counts in this film.  It is epic on so many different levels, but what's great about it is that it can be as deep as you want it to be.  You can read between the lines and meditate about past times and what freedom really means in America or you can just sit back, relax, get high, and enjoy the amazing visual scenes created by Terry Giliam.  And I shouldn't forget to mention the legendary performance given by Johnny Depp, who followed Hunter S. Thompson around for months before starting the film, so as to exactly replicate his image and personality.  Be prepared for quite an experience when watching this movie. 

 


(Sorry about the quality of the clip, it was the best I could find that captured the general mood of the film)



Edit: I just want to mention that there are a lot of great movies out there but I am obviously bias towards comedies ^^

74 comments:

  1. You forgot Drugstore Cowboys, Trainspotting, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and I forgot derp erp derple...

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  2. i always preferred documentaries when i'm medicated. zeitgeist, etc, also super high me by doug benson, growing tutorial dvds...
    also, dazed and confused ;)

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  3. Harold and kumar is the best movie cant wait till the third one comes out should be awesome
    And can you get rid of captcha?

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  4. Well I'm straight edge, but numbers 2 and 4 are hilarious anyway haha.

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  5. Good list man, some of my favorite comedies!

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  6. Nice list. Love Ice Cube. I'm gonna smoke a bowl and watch Friday.

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  7. 1. Life, narrated by David Attenborough
    2. Eden Log
    3. Primer
    4. Memento
    5. Fightclub

    My personal list, I love a good mindfuck. Thanks for the comment mate, ill talk to ya again soon.

    -JKane

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  8. dude.... u definitely have 1 of the sickest blogs ever!

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  9. I agree with all of these!

    Haven't seen Half Baked in forever though.

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  10. You, sir, have excellent taste in movies. I love The Big Lebowski so much.

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  11. Ah I gotta rewatch all of these, haven't seen Half-Baked in years. Good choice of movies.

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  12. lol yes those movies rock and no thats not my car

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  13. well, that's just your opinion man, you know? haha, great movies. nice list

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  14. I have not seen the big lebowski, and I plan on doing so. Let's hope I can find a good torrent for this mother.

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  15. Isn't Pineapple express a good stoner movie...?

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  16. Fear & Loathing is my #1 as well! Finally, a stoner movie list without fucking Cheech & Chong. Nice work.

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  17. Your forgetting Labyrinth. That movie is the fucking trippiest!

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  18. Looking forward to your future posts... GTL man

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  19. I have to watch them.. i think.
    nice blog bro.

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  20. Hahah need to watch a few of those!! I would have also probably put Hangover on the list:D

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  21. @Crunky and @TSFan great recommendations but as I mentioned I have a preference for comedies. :)

    @J-Kane Thanks for the, as always, thoughtful comment and nice list.

    I do have to admit I love the Planet Earth and Life series's.

    @BartWarrn duuuuuuuuuuuuude...dude..

    @Someone632 I liked Pineapple Express but I don't think it's been around for long enough to be considered a classic. It still has to pass the test of time.

    @Clox I agree, the Cheech and Chong movies are way too old to still be relevant.

    @PotD Labyrinth was a good movie, but not a quintessential stoner movie imo.

    Thanks for all the comments guys!

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  22. Hmmm a good stoner movie would be Starship Troopers... Agreed?

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  23. great movies, my personal favorite though is grandma's boy

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  24. HOLY JESUS WHAT ARE THE GOD DAMNED ANIMALS THERE I WAS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF FUCKING REPTILE ZOO AND SOMEONE WAS GIVING BOOZE TO THESE GOD DAMNED THINGS

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  25. Nice bro, I like one of the movies.

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  26. What a random blog , I will check out this movies eventhough I'm not a stoner.

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  27. Got to love stoner movies, haha! Think Harold & Kumar should at least be at spot 3 though...

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  28. dude this shit is sicckk those movies are awesome i hope my blog can come up to par someday keep smoking bro

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  29. Strangely, all of those movies are awesome sober too.

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  30. Awesome movies, haven't seen them all, though.
    I'll remember this next time i'm searching for a good movie!

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  32. Great list, I recommend all of them even if you're sober

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  33. I really liked The Big Lebowski.
    Gotta check the numer one out, though.
    Nice list!

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  34. i just listen to music when high and get lost in awe

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  35. I remember when Ice Cube was a rapper....
    Ah, the days of Compton....

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  36. Lord, +1 to the list. Though I think Friday should be a bit higher up, Fear and Loathing is DEFINITELY #1.

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  38. Yeah imo friday be bumped up.. not top 5 material.

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  39. Excellent choice for number 1. One of the best movies ever.

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  40. awesome can't wait for more posts always following you mate
    keep it up
    cya

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  41. All good movies, my order too :D

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  42. Yup, seen all of these, good stuff! haha

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  43. Nice, All of 'em are hilarious when stoned.

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  44. Big Lebowski was on the other night, had to go to an evening class though :/

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