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The Best High Movies of All Time

Friday (1995): It’s Friday, and Craig and Smokey must come up with $200 they owe a local bully or there won’t be a Saturday.

When it comes to relishing a film, few things can vie with the experience of viewing a movie while high. Whether it’s a dramedy, action flick, or something else, unifying cannabis and celluloid can be an immensely gratifying experience. But with so many great movies out there, it can be difficult to determine which ones are best while in an altered state. Here is a compilation of what we surmise are the best high movies ever.

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Pineapple Express

A list of the best high movies could be completed by mentioning Pineapple Express. The 2008 stoner comedy stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two friends embroiled in a dangerous situation after they witness a murder while smoking a rare strain of weed called Pineapple Express. The movie has outrageous moments and quotable lines that make you laugh until you cry. The soundtrack is full of classic hip-hop tracks that will get you grooved in your seat.

Dazed and Confused

In 1993, Richard Linklater helmed this nostalgic coming-of-age comedy set in Texas in 1976. It follows a band of high school seniors approaching the end of their final school year before the summer break. Featuring an illustrious cast including Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, and Parker Posey, Dazed and Confused has become a beloved classic due to its uncommon blend of comedy and sentimentality, as well as its scrutiny of teenage defiance in the 70s. When watched while under the influence, this movie will have you in hysterics until adulthood.

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is acclaimed as one of the best cult movies ever created, and with justification: it’s comical! Directed by Joel Coen (of The Coen Brothers renown), this 1998 crime-comedy follows Jeff Bridges’ “The Dude” as he attempts to fathom a misapprehension of individuality and discover who stole his treasured carpet. During his voyage, The Dude meets several bizarre characters, including John Goodman’s Walter Sobchak and Julianne Moore’s Maude Lebowski. The Big Lebowski is filled with memorable scenes and dialogue that will have you in stitches while watching it high.

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle

This 2004 stoner comedy follows two best friends, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn), as they embark on a quest to get the munchies. After watching a commercial for White Castle, the two decide to go there in search of a late-night snack. However, what should be a simple journey quickly turns into an adventure filled with wild misadventures and hilarious encounters. Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle is filled with laugh-out-loud moments that will have you in stitches while high.

Cheech & Chong’s: The Corsican Brothers

Cheech & Chong’s: The Corsican Brothers is considered one of the earliest stoner comedies ever fashioned, and it stands the test of time. The movie follows two cannabis users, Cheech (Cheech Marin) and Chong (Tommy Chong), trying to transfer a van constituted entirely of marijuana across the Mexican border. Along their journey, they experience peculiar characters and bizarre situations that will have you roaring with laughter while high. The movie also includes classic Cheech & Chong comedy that amused you.

The Wackness

The Wackness is a 2008 coming-of-age comedy that follows Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) as he navigates his last summer before college. To make money, Luke sells weed to all the adults, including his therapist, Dr. Squires (Ben Kingsley). As the summer progresses, Luke learns about life, love, and friendship while getting high daily. The Wackness is an incredibly enjoyable movie that will have you smiling from ear to ear while watching it high.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Inspired by Hunter S. Thompson’s renowned narrative, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas follows Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) traverse to Las Vegas to pursue the American Dream. As they advance, they are confronted with peculiar characters and events that will have you guffawing while under the influence. Plus, the movie features some incredible visuals that will be even more spectacular when viewed through a cannabis-induced haze.

Half Baked

Half Baked is one of the most beloved stoner comedies ever made, and it’s easy to see why. The 1998 movie follows three stoners (played by Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, and Guillermo Diaz) as they try to bail their friend out of jail by selling marijuana to raise money. The movie has outrageous moments and quotable lines that make you laugh your head off while high. Plus, it features an incredible soundtrack featuring tracks from Cypress Hill, Lauryn Hill, The Pharcyde, and more.

Friday

Friday is one of the most renowned stoner comedies ever created, and it’s easy to discern why. This 1995 classic follows two acquaintances (Ice Cube and Chris Tucker) as they attempt to traverse one day in their South Central locality without entering into any difficulty or running afoul of local hoodlums Deebo (Tommy “Tiny” Lister Jr.) or Smokey (Chris Tucker). On their voyage, they confront all kinds of zany characters and circumstances that will have you guffawing your head off while observing it inebriated. Plus, Friday features some classic Ice Cube lines that will have you quoting along with every word.

Grandma’s Boy

Grandma’s Boy may not be as well known as some other entries on this list, but it’s still an incredibly enjoyable movie when watched high. This 2006 comedy follows Alex (Allen Covert), a video game tester who gets kicked out of his apartment after his roommates move out and must move in with his grandmother (Doris Roberts). There he meets her roommates: three eccentric seniors who enjoy smoking pot just as much as he does! Grandma’s Boy is filled with laugh-out-loud moments that will have you chuckling throughout its runtime while under the influence.

No matter your tastes regarding movies or cannabis use, plenty of great movies exist for everyone to enjoy while high. From Pineapple Express to Grandma’s Boy, these are our favorite picks for the best high movies ever!

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