Netflix has a seemingly endless amount of content, so why is it so hard to pick a tv show or movie to watch? It can be especially tricky to choose a movie when you’re stoned out of your mind. Luckily for you, I’ve nursed a debatably-unhealthy obsession with watching tons of movies on Netflix while high. Here are a few comedy, action, sci-fi, westerns, and dramas that’ll keep you entertained for hours on end.
1. The Hateful Eight
You have to be properly stoned for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” a rollicking and star-studded film that takes place mainly inside Minnie’s Haberdashery during a frigid winter storm in a post-Civil War era.
A skilled bounty hunter, fugitive murderer, a Confederate general, and other shady characters with ulterior and deadly motives converge in this seemingly abandoned post. As one might expect with a Tarantino film, there’s plenty of visceral violence and dry and dark humor. “The Hateful Eight” is truly one of the best movies to watch while high.
2. While We’re Young
Smoke some cannabis before starting Noah Baumbach’s entertaining dramedy, “While We’re Young.” In the movie, a middle-aged couple struggle with their careers and marriage until they meet a younger and hipper couple that take a liking to them.
It’s a funny and relatable film about growing old and learning to deal with life’s never-ending struggles. Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, and Adam Driver make for an unforgettable clique.
“Roma” is a fictitious portrayal of director Alfonso Cuaron’s childhood in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City during the 1970s. Grab your vape pen and prepare the munchies because you won’t want to stop watching this black-and-white masterpiece.
Yalitza Aparicio plays Cleo, a servant to an upper-middle-class family based on Cuaron’s own family. Violent student protests in the background, an absentee father figure, and Cleo’s pregnancy heighten tension in this soundtrack-less film. The city street noises are the orchestra of this soon-to-be classic.
“Zodiac” is one of the best movies to watch while high because it’s a highly-entertaining and fictional portrayal of one of the most famous serial killers, the Zodiac Killer. Take an edible for this almost three-hour film detailing the headline-grabbing ciphers, murders, and suspects.
While the actual Zodiac killer was never found, “Zodiac” leans toward one suspect, Arthur Leigh Allen. Other theories have sprouted up since the movie’s release discounting Allen as a suspect. “Zodiac” is an ominous and grim representation of the damage an attention-seeking killer can do.
5. The Truman Show
“The Truman Show” is probably everyone’s worst nightmare. Finding out everyone you know is a paid actor and that your life is being televised for a devoted fanbase. Jim Carrey plays Truman Burbank, an insurance salesman who realizes his entire life, from birth to the present moment, has been televised to billions around the world.
‘”The Truman Show” will make you believe that your life is actually a movie for a second, especially if you’ve had a few puffs of weed. Truman attempts to escape, but the almighty director, Christof, does everything possible to get him to stay in the show. You have to watch this movie while high.
6. Ex Machina
“Ex Machina” is the perfect stoner flick. Caleb, a programmer, wins a contest at work to visit the secluded home of the company’s CEO. During his week-long visit, he meets Nathan, the CEO, who spends most of the time drunk. He also meets Ava, Nathan’s test robot with artificial intelligence. It gets even better.
What ensues is an insight into the future of a society that relies on artificial intelligence. It’s a creepy psychological thriller that’ll have you at the edge of your seat. It’s visually gorgeous and philosophically interesting. Give this movie a whirl if you’re into sci-fi, artificial intelligence, and movies where robots take over the world.
7. Private Life
“Private Life” is a true-to-life portrayal of couples that struggle with fertility issues. This dramatic comedy stars Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti as a middle-aged New York couple who have undergone multiple fertility treatments and adoption attempts with no success. Giamatti’s step-niece in the film offers to be an egg donor for all they’ve done for her throughout the years.
This movie is funny, sharp, and heartwrenching at the same time. It’s got grit and substance depicting the obstacles that lurk behind-the-scenes of many older couples struggling with fertility issues. Take a hit and enjoy the subtle wit, vibrant characters, and inspiring message.
8. No Country for Old Men
I have watched “No Country for Old Men” both high and sober and it never disappoints. Javier Bardem’s character, Anton Chigurh, is a ruthless killer that has been tasked with retrieving a briefcase filled with millions that was stolen by a Vietnam veteran. Chigurh goes on a rampage killing everyone in sight while he attempts to follow the radio transponder signal from the briefcase.
“No Country for Old Men” delivers action in short but bombastic spurts and tons of even-keeled tension. The Coen brothers’ rendition of Cormac McCarthy’s novel is a fresh and engaging take on the classic western. Take a puff and be prepared for a mesmerizing movie-watching experience.
There are simply too many good things to watch on Netflix while high. A few honorable mentions include “Set It Up,” “Long Shot,” “The Informant!,” and “Shirkers,” to name a few. Don’t forget to keep water and munchies on-hand for the best experience. What are your favorite movies to watch on Netflix? Have you seen any of these films? Let us know in the reply section below.