Movies and marijuana are a classic combination. But stoner comedies can be enjoyed even if you’re not partaking. We’ve selected our favorite cannabis classics to watch with your family as well as friends. A viewing party sounds like the perfect end to a food coma-inducing meal. Depending on your family dynamics, watching a movie featuring cannabis-use can be a great way to test the waters or even broach the subject with relatives and friends. 

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Take is back to the 80s with this teen classic. Based on a book by the same name, this movie takes high school archetypes to the next level. Shy Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) winds up in a love triangle with Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and pot-smoking surfer Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) with the help of her friend Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates). Enjoy this timeless teen drama and reminisce about your high school days.

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Pair this buddy comedy with the Ben and Jerry’s hazelnut-chocolate ice cream flavor that plays on the film’s name; Hazed and Confused. Focused around filed day in 1976 Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, and Jason London celebrate the last day of school in style with weed, music, and tales of high school misadventures. 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Combining the best of road trip movies and buddy comedies, this cannabis and drug-fueled adventure stars Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro). Duke and Gonzo are tasked with driving a suitcase full of drugs across the Mojave desert but wind up partaking in their stash instead. Hard-partying Duke winds up in Las Vegas to continue his extravagant lifestyle.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Although it wasn’t a hit at the box office, The Big Lebowski has attracted a loyal cult following. Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski gets attacked in a case of mistaken identity which leads him on a wild quest to deliver the ransom to the kidnapper who stole Jeffery Lebowski’s wife. The Dude, a classic stoner, and his cast of friends contemplate keeping the ransom money and things start to get complicated. 

Ted (2012)

When his childhood teddy bear comes to life, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is forced to choose between his girlfriend, Lori, and his party-loving, weed-smoking teddy bear. This coming of age story features Seth MacFarlane as the voice of live-action, bad influence Ted. Ted returns in 2015 fir a sequel of this soon-to-be-classic.

This is the End (2013)

This meta take on Hollywood is a features a star-studded cast of friends playing themselves. James Franco hosts a party with Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson but an unexpected apocalypse disrupts their celebration. These celebs have to deal with the gruesome end of the world while coming down from a party high. It’s a dark comedy that gives viewers plenty to contemplate whether high or not. 


Posted by:Veronica An

Veronica enjoys good food, good company, and good music. She pens poems, short stories, op-ed articles, and non-fiction pieces. Her favorite place to write is under the California sunshine.

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