The 10 different types of Stoners
For those who know, there is no greater experience than watching a classic stoner movie while being absolutely blazed on the couch. Thankfully, someone in Hollywood must have had a similar experience, as a whole genre of movies dedicated to the art of getting high have graced the silver screen over the last several decades.
We at Skyf, knowing that your time is precious, have created a list of must-watch movies so that you can easily choose something to watch the next time you have couchlock.
So, in no particular order, here are our top 10 must-watch stoner movies.
Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie (1980)
The second movie in potentially the greatest stoner trilogy to exist, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, just like the Godfather pt.2, is the best movie in the franchise. A must watch for any certified stoner.
Actors: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero, Paul Reubens
IMDb rating: 6.1/10
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson, this psychedelic masterpiece truly captures what it is like to be tripping in public. Although not strictly weed related, it is still compulsory viewing for any Johnny Depp fan.
Actors: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Mark Harmon
IMDb rating: 7.6/10
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Starring Jeff Bridges as “the dude”, potentially the greatest stoner character of all time, in this Coen Brothers classic. All the dude wants is restitution for his ruined rug.
Actors: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Phillip Seymour Hoffman
IMDb rating: 8.1/10
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Set in 1976 in a small town in Texas, this cult classic follows high school students on their last day of class, as they try to get stoned, drunk or laid. Look out for a young (and very blazed) Matthew McConaughey.
Cast: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Mila Jovovich
IMDb rating: 7.6/10
Up in Smoke (1978)
Yes, there are two Cheech and Chong movies on this list. Yes, they both deserve to be here. Up in Smoke chronicles the first adventures of the two stoner icons as they unknowingly smuggle a van made entirely of marijuana across the US border.
Cast: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin, Edie Adams
IMDb rating: 7.0/10
Soul Plane (2004)
No stoner movie list would be complete without this classic from the Snoop Dogg himself. Starring Kevin Hart, this movie centres around the maiden flight of his all-new airline, complete with funky music, an onboard dance club, and bathroom attendants.
Cast: Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart, Method Man, Snoop Dogg
IMDb rating: 4.5/10
Bill and Ted’s excellent Adventure (1989)
Starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as two teens with two brain cells between them, this movie follows the two on their quest to prepare the greatest historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri
IMDb rating: 7/10
It’s Friday, and Craig Jones (played by the legendary Ice Cube) has just been fired. This is a problem, as Craig owes his dealer $200, and if he doesn’t pay up, there probably won’t be a Saturday. This movie helped spawn some of the most popular memes of the last decade.
Cast: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tom Lister Jr.
IMDb rating: 7.3/10
Smiley Face (2007)
If you’ve ever eaten an edible, you’ll relate to this movie on a spiritual level. After a young actress (Anna Faris) eats cupcakes her roommate baked, her day becomes a series of misadventures.
Cast: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody, Danny Masterson
IMDb rating: 5.8/10
Pineapple Express (2008)
A stoner masterpiece. The modern-day Cheech and Chong. Potentially the first and only perfect stoner movie. Watching this while stoned may change your life. Starring some of the greatest characters saying some of the greatest lines in cinematic history. A must-watch.
Cast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Amber Heard
IMDb rating: 6.9/10
Honourable Mention: The Big Lez Show (2012)
Although not strictly a movie, this Australian animated series (which can be found on YouTube) is perfect for watching while stoned. In fact, it is recommended to only watch this while stoned. The Big Lez show follows the adventures of a humanoid alien, known as Lez, on adventures that he shares with his crew of friends, and Clarence.
Cast: Jarrad Wright, Tom Hollis, Izak Whear, Tommo Graham
IMDb rating: 9/10