I have been browsing movie websites, and I have come across several ‘top stoner movies of all time’ lists. From High Times to Amazon, it seems that there is a bit of variation. Something can be number 1 on one list, yet number 9 on another. Here is my personal top ten list. I let Ninjasmoker put in his comments to give a different perspective. Post your comments on what your top movies are and why:
1. Half Baked (1998)
Johnny Green: This movie is solid. I will never forget when I got really high and watched Half Baked for the first time. Where can I get a giant sized Abba Zabba?
Ninjasmoker: The first time I watched this movie, I came out of the movie theater and actually felt higher then when I came in.
2. Up in Smoke (1978)
Johnny Green: This movie could have easily been number 1, and probably should be. The hitchhiker scene at the beginning is legendary. ‘I even smoked that tied stick…You know, that stuff that is tied to a stick.’
Ninjasmoker: I watch this movie once a week just to keep it real.
3. Super High Me (2007)
Johnny Green: It’s a documentary about weed, made by a former ‘Stoner of the Year,’ current comedian Doug Benson. It even has a cameo by Marc Emery. I think it will be more revered as time goes on.
Ninjasmoker: Even non smokers like it.
4. Pineapple Express (2008)
Johnny Green: Like Ninjasmoker said when I showed him the list, ‘The cross joint and the term ‘lingerer’’ are a part of everyday vocabulary for stoners across the world thanks to this movie. Is there a Ted Jones in your area??
Ninjasmoker: You know when it is advertised as a “Marijuana Action Movie,” great things will come.
5. Saving Grace (2000)
Johnny Green: This movie is dedicated to weed, and is extremely funny. Some people might hate on this movie because they haven’t seen it, but give it a shot, I guarantee you will laugh.
Ninjasmoker: Johnny has always loved this movie. His will is strong.
6. Grandma’s Boy (2006)
Johnny Green: This movie incorporates weed, video games, comedy, great weed names, and just about everything else a stoner would love.
Ninjasmoker: I still call my bong a smoking lamp.
7. Dazed and Confused (1993)
Johnny Green: ‘You got a joint?…It would be a lot cooler if you did’
Ninjasmoker: I agree!
8. Easy Rider (1969)
Johnny Green: I apologize ahead of time to people that thought that this should be higher on my list. I understand that they smoked real weed in this movie, and I think that is super kick ass. However, I am from the MTV generation, so I don’t have the same cult love for this movie as my baby boomer counterparts. Again, I apologize; feel free to critique these choices.
Ninjasmoker: Good movie, just faded by time.
9. The Big Lebowski (1998)
Johnny Green: Although this movie is really about bowling, The Dude is revered by stoners throughout the world and probably even outer space. All weed smokers love this movie, yet I don’t know any bowlers that like this movie, isn’t that ironic??
Ninjasmoker: This one is questionable but why argue with greatness. Just don’t know if it is top-ten material.
10. Friday (1995)
Johnny Green: The premise of this movie is there is a guy named Worm, who floated some weed to a guy named Smokey, who just so happens to introduce the chronic to Ice Cube. Add to it a killer soundtrack, and you have a recipe for stoner movie success.
Ninjasmoker: This should be higher. It was one of the best of all-time. So quotable.
The Union, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, How High, Super Troopers, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Stoned Age, Bio-Dome, Knocked Up, PCU, Homegrown, Rolling Kansas, Bongwater