10 Best Stoner Movies for Any Mood (2018)

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The best stoner movies aren’t always what you think. Sure, Cheech & Chong come to mind, but they aren’t the be-all, end-all.

Let’s be honest, when it comes to watching a movie while you’re stoned, you’re picky. I mean, yeah, you could just throw anything on Netflix, or toss in a random DVD, but are you really in the mood for “just whatever”? More than likely, you have something in mind, but don’t know exactly what it is.

Stoner movies come in many different forms. They range from practically-pee-your-pants-funny, to ridiculously trippy, and mind blowing documentaries.

Of course, there are classic stoner movies you’d expect, like The Big Lebowski, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and How High.

But, I’m not here to give you a list of “typical” stoner movies. No, this is a list of:


Each capsule contains a superlative title, describing the movie. Use these headlines to dive in for further information, or as an easy way to skim. Plus, they all contain a video trailer.

Something to keep in mind: Most of these movies are available for streaming on Amazon. That streaming is free with any Prime membership.

And 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. Check them out, and you’ll be giggling in no time.

Classic Stoner Movies

There are a number of titles and series that come to mind when someone asks, “What are the best movies for stoners?”

You’ll find those classics here.

1. Best Overall Stoner Movie

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James Franco and Seth Rogan star in this hilarious action duo. Franco is Rogan’s drug dealer–and he’s a class 5 clinger.

He just wants to be Rogan’s best friend. To do so, he sells him a rare, strange strain called “Pineapple Express”.

(Total side note, but if you ever get a chance to smoke it–yep it’s a real strain–then definitely do it. It’s easily one of my favorites).

Because it’s such a secret strain, Rogan isn’t not supposed to be in possession of it…he and Franco get into some serious trouble.

Through a wild series of events, the two end up being chased down by one of the biggest drug dealers in town, seeing a murder go down, and end up at a breakfast place.

Without a doubt, this is hands-down, the best stoner movie out there.

Price: $9.98 (34 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Pineapple Express Two-Disc Unrated Edition here.

Watch Pineapple Express TrailerRelease Date: 6 August 2008 (United States) Ride high on the Pineapple Express, the outrageously hysterical blockbuster from Judd Apatow, the director and screenwriter of Knocked Up. A lazy stoner (Seth Rogen) is the sole witness to a murder by an evil drug lord (Gary Cole) and a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez). Marked for death,…2008-03-28T19:49:46.000Z


  • Well-known movie, so it’s easy to find
  • You can actually smoke Pineapple Express while watching Pineapple Express
  • Will definitely make you laugh


  • Not everyone is a fan of the James Franco/Seth Rogan duo

Find more Pineapple Express Two-Disc Unrated Edition information and reviews here.

2. Best Classic Stoner Movie

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The 90s were full of awesome stoner movies. They often featured famous comedians (and stoners), bringing weed more into the mainstream.

Dave Chapelle is Thurgood Jenkins in Half Baked. He and his buddies love to smoke and eat good high snacks. So, they send one of their buddies to the convenience store to procure said snacks.

Unfortunately, errand boy ends up feeding a police horse, and the horse dies. Straight to jail for their homie.

The amigos work together to find a way to rescue their friend from jail–he’s just a poor, little stoner after all.

In the process, Thurgood meets a girl named Mary Jane, whom he immediately falls in love with. The only problem, is she hates cannabis. You’ll be cackling in delight from Thurgood’s antics, in covering up his 420 habit.

If you’re in the mood for a classic stoner comedy, peppered with a bit of rom com, then you definitely need to watch Half Baked.

Price: $7.56 (24 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Half Baked DVD here.

Half Baked TrailerDave Chappelle leads an all-star cast – including Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart and Willie Nelson – in this hilarious adventure of three lovable party buds trying to bail their friend out of jail.2011-04-14T00:02:52.000Z


  • Hilarious mix of comedy and love story
  • Unique storyline, sure to make you laugh
  • Features old-school names that are still relevant today


  • There’s some offensive language, not suitable for everyone

Find more Half Baked DVD information and reviews here.

3. Best Cheech & Chong Stoner Movie

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No matter what, if you’re putting together a list of the best stoner films, it’d be incomplete if you left out Cheech and Chong.

This iconic duo starred in so many movies, it’s easy to lose track of the titles. But, if you have to choose just one classic, then it’s definitely Up in Smoke.

Chong’s character, Anthony Stoner, is told to get a job or he’s being sent to military school. So he leaves his house, and encounters a super enthusiastic hitchhiker, Pedro de Pacas (Cheech Marin).

The hitchhiker whips out a massive joint, and the pair are off on an adventure. Through a number of hilarious, only-Cheech-and-Chong-could-end-up-in-that-series-of-events, they end up in Tijuana, in a plan to smuggle drugs back across the border.

You can’t miss the OG Cheech and Chong stoner movie. It’s like an initiation into stoner life.

Amazon Prime members can stream for free!

Price: $13.99

Buy the Up in Smoke DVD here.

Up In Smoke – TrailerThere's nothing straight about this movie. But here's the dope anyway: Cheech and Chong make their film debut in this riotous rock'n'roll comedy, bringing with them the same madness, lifestyles and sketches that sold over 10 million records in the early '70s. Cheech and Chong's marijuana-laced humor keeps their spirits high and leads them to…2012-06-04T23:21:41.000Z


  • The OG stoner movie – it’s a classic
  • Absolutely hilarious, will make you laugh
  • Has a unique plot, with unexpected twists


  • Very old – CGI and everything is old school

Find more Up in Smoke DVD information and reviews here.

The Best Stoner Movies You Probably Hadn’t Considered

We’ve already covered the classics. But now, it’s time to jump into awesome off-the-wall movies to watch when stoned.

They range from comedy to sheer horror. Your mind’s about to be blow

4. Most Belly-Laugh-Inducing Stoner Movie

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Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller are enemies in this hilarious mid-2000s film. While not technically a stoner movie because it’s not 420 based, it’s easily one of the best movies to watch high.

Peter LeFleur (Vince Vaughn) owns a small gym, Average Joe’s. They’re underwater in terms of bills, and there doesn’t seem to be a way out.

White Goodman (Ben Stiller) is a weird, narcissistic character who wants to purchase LeFleur’s gym. A member at Average Joe’s discovers a dodgeball tournament, with a cash prize large enough to pay off the debts.

You’ll be laughing your butt off as they roll into a professional dodgeball tournament. From there, you meet a high schooler who wants to be a male cheerleader, a man with a wife who hates him, an attractive, young attorney, a pirate, and a crazy, drunk coach named Patches O’Houlihan.

I’ve yet to find another stoner movie that incites such belly laughter every time I watch it. If you’re a big fan of stupid, silly humor, then you need to watch Dodgeball.

Price: $3.74 (38 percent off MSRP)

Buy the DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story DVD here.

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  • Fantastic price for a DVD
  • Stars Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn
  • Provides tons of big laughs
  • Unique storyline, in terms of comedies


  • If you don’t like stupid humor, this isn’t the movie for you

Find more DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story DVD information and reviews here.

5. Best Stoner Documentary

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Sometimes when you’re stoney, you don’t want to watch a comedy. Sure, they’re awesome, but you want to have your mind blown.

The best way to do so, is with a documentary. And, what better than one that follows Snoop Dogg’s journey into Rastafarianism?

His documentary, Reincarnated, does just that–a time when he chose to take on the name Snoop Lion.

Snoop has been known for his sick beats and love of weed for decades. In fact, he’s totally changed his persona from a hard gangster, to someone specifically seeking out peace.

He heads down to Jamaica to dive deeper into his Rastafari faith. This fascinating stoner documentary also dives into his past, to bring his true transformation full-circle.

If you haven’t seen this, I really highly recommend it. It’s very insightful to both Snoop Dogg, and Rastafarianism in general.

Price: $11.99 (33 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Snoop Lion – Reincarnated DVD here.

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  • Full of facts and tidbits about Snoop that’ll blow your mind
  • Well-made documentary that will grip you until the end
  • Teaches you a lot about Rastafarianism


  • Not ideal if you want something funny

Find more Snoop Lion – Reincarnated DVD information and reviews here.

6. Best Horror Stoner Movie

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Full disclaimer: I love horror movies, but it takes a lot to scare me past the end. Don’t fall for that same mindset when you watch Oculus.

This bone-chillingly scary movie will leave you freaked out well into the night. It’s about a brother and sister, who’ve come back to their childhood home after many years.

This movie runs on parallel plot lines–what they’re currently experiencing, and what happened when they were children–through flashbacks.

You learn that their father, unbeknownst to him, purchased a mirror that causes hallucinations. It seduces their father into a relationship with another woman, and makes their mother go insane.

If you’re in the mood for something full of horrifying, “oh crap, they did that?!” twists, then you need to watch Oculus.

Price: $7.39 (20 percent off MSRP)

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  • Will leave you thinking well past the end
  • Full of all types of scares (i.e. jump, psychological, etc.)
  • Incredibly unique plot line


  • Not for the faint-hearted

Find more Oculus DVD information and reviews here.

7. Best Stoner Movie Remake

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If there’s one movie that’s been redone a million times, it’s Alice in Wonderland. And, it’s one of the only movies that kills it every time it’s remade.

The many versions are based upon a book by Lewis Carrol, called Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (grab a copy of it here, if you’re interested in reading it).

The latest version was released in 2010, and starred Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Just like every other movie they’re in, Depp and Bonham Carter truly embody their roles as the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen, respectively.

There are so many trippy scenes and visuals, you’ll be basking in your stoniness, totally enthralled with the movie. If you haven’t seen this epic stoner film yet, then you need to add it to your list.

If you’re more a fan of the cartoon version, snag it here.

Price: $17.99

Buy the Alice in Wonderland DVD here.

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  • Has a phenomenal cast, including Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway
  • Puts a fabulous take on a well-known story
  • Can watch in 3D for an extra trippy experience


  • Alice in Wonderland takes a certain mindset to be in – it’s intensely trippy

Find more Alice in Wonderland DVD information and reviews here.

8. Best Trippy Stoner Movie

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Even if you’re not a Leonardo DiCaprio fan, you’re going to want to check out Shutter Island. I’m in the “dislike Leo club”, and even I enjoyed this movie.

The premise behind it is that DiCaprio’s character, Teddy Daniels, and his partner, Chuck Aule, head to a mental hospital for the criminally insane.

They’re investigating the disappearance of a woman who murdered her three children. Shortly after they arrive, a storm sets in and they’re stuck on the island.

The staff is extremely unfriendly and unhelpful, and stumble upon a series of mysteriously coincidental events.

Daniels breaks into Restricted Ward C where he meets a man who tells him terrifying pieces of information.

From there, the story gets wild, and ties perfectly into a mind blowing bow. You’ll be so satisfied with this stoner movie, I promise.

Price: $5.99 (14 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Shutter Island DVD here.

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  • Has so many twists and unexpected turns, it’ll leave you guessing
  • Leonardo DiCaprio actually has a phenomenal performance in this movie
  • Perfect mixture of thriller and mystery


  • Contains dark content at times

Find more Shutter Island DVD information and reviews here.

9. Best Weird Stoner Movie

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So I struggled with the “Weird Stoner Movie” superlative because there are loads to choose from. But, when Ted popped into my head, I knew it was the winner.

Ted is a movie about a real life teddy bear. His best friend, John, played by Marc Wahlberg, wished for his teddy bear to come alive as a Christmas wish…and it happened.

27-years-later, they’re living in Boston, and John has a serious girlfriend. But, she feels like they can’t get married with Ted constantly in their lives.

John finds Ted an apartment and a job at a grocery store, and let’s just say, well, all hell breaks loose.

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.

Price: $4.95 (38 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Ted DVD here.

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  • Both funny and filled with a bit of drama
  • Features a pot smoking teddy bear – how much better can it get?
  • Stars Mila Kunis and Marc Wahlberg


  • There are some extremely raunchy scenes, so stay away if that’s not your thing

Find more Ted DVD information and reviews here.

10. Best Stoner TV Show

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Alright, so I know I promised a list of the best stoner films, but I just felt this list was incomplete without mention of Rick and Morty.

This cartoon tv show is about a grandpa–who’s also the smartest man in the universe–and his dumb grandson, and their many adventures.

The show poses loads of philosophical and scientific problems, leaving your stoney mind wanting more.

Plus, Rick is a super drunk old man, who does not give an EFF about offending anyone. There are three full seasons out, and we’re currently waiting on season four to drop.

They’re short episodes, less-than-30-minutes. So if you’re ready for something less-time-consuming, yet highly-entertaining to watch, give Rick and Morty a shot.

Looking for other great shows? Check out the best stoner shows here.

Price: $17.97 (28 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Rick and Morty: Season 1 DVD here.

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  • Poses interesting philosophical and scientific ideas
  • There’s lots of swearing and colorful language
  • Well-done adult cartoon


  • Not great if you’re looking for a movie

Find more Rick and Morty: Season 1 information and reviews here.

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