10 Great Cannabis-Related Movies to Get Baked and Watch



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For those nights when you want to relax with a good movie that pairs perfectly with a cannabis session, here are ten must-watch cannabis-related films. These movies span various genres, from classic comedies to insightful documentaries, ensuring there’s something for every taste. We’ve tried to include something for everyone here – wacky comedies, relatable experiences, and a healthy mix of the old and the new.

Our Top Cannabis-Related Movies

1. Pineapple Express (2008)

Synopsis: This action-comedy follows Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) and his dealer Saul Silver (James Franco) as they go on the run after witnessing a murder. Known for its hilarious antics and strong performances, it’s a staple in the stoner movie genre.

Subscribers of Netflix, Starz, TNT, TBS, and TruTV can find Pineapple Express on their app.

2. Half Baked (1998)

Synopsis: This comedy stars Dave Chappelle as Thurgood Jenkins, a janitor who, along with his friends, devises a plan to sell cannabis to bail their friend out of jail. It’s a classic for its humor and memorable one-liners.

Unfortunately, it’s not included with any streaming platform subscriptions, but you can rent it from several platforms for a fee.

3. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Synopsis: Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) embark on a quest to satisfy their munchies with White Castle burgers, facing numerous absurd challenges along the way. This film is beloved for its irreverent humor and relatable stoner experiences.

Like Half Baked, it’s also not on any streaming platforms – but rentable across many for a small fee.

4. The Big Lebowski (1998)

Synopsis: Jeff Bridges stars as “The Dude,” a laid-back, unemployed bowler who gets entangled in a case of mistaken identity. This cult classic is known for its quirky characters and quotable dialogue.

If you’re subscribed to AppleTV or Hulu, you’re in luck – the Dude is on your streaming platform.

5. Dazed and Confused (1993)

Synopsis: Set on the last day of high school in 1976, this film follows a group of teenagers as they navigate a night of partying. It’s celebrated for its authentic portrayal of adolescence and iconic soundtrack.

This classic isn’t on any of the major streaming platforms – but subscribers of Fubo, MGM+, and Showtime can still catch it through their platform for no additional fee.

6. Super Troopers (2001)

Synopsis: A group of bumbling state troopers tries to save their jobs and outwit the local police department. This comedy is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and has become a favorite among stoner movie enthusiasts.

The Troopers are only on Starz at the moment.

7. Up in Smoke (1978)

Synopsis: The first film by Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, “Up in Smoke” follows the duo as they unwittingly smuggle a van made entirely of cannabis from Mexico to Los Angeles. It’s a seminal work in the stoner comedy genre.

Fortunately, while they aren’t on the major platforms, your opportunities to catch Cheech and Chong’s adventure haven’t completely gone up in smoke – they’re streaming on Paramount+, Hoopla, and PlutoTV.

8. Smiley Face (2007)

Synopsis: Anna Faris plays Jane, a perpetually stoned actress who accidentally eats her roommate’s cannabis-infused cupcakes. The film follows her misadventures throughout the day. It’s praised for Faris’s performance and its offbeat humor.

You can catch this one on a suite of more niche streaming services with ads, if you’ve got ’em. Check it out on Vudu (Fandango), Tubi, Redbox, and FreeVee.

9. Ted (2012)

Synopsis: Mark Wahlberg stars as John Bennett, whose childhood wish brings his teddy bear, Ted, to life. Ted grows up to be a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking bear, and the film explores their comedic adventures. It’s a fun mix of fantasy and stoner comedy.

This hilarious Boston-based comedy is admittedly pretty “haaad” to find streaming (Sorry). The best you can do at the moment is rent it for a small fee on several of the more prominent platforms like Amazon, Youtube, and AppleTV.

10. Inherent Vice (2014)

Synopsis: Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, this film is a neo-noir crime comedy-drama featuring Joaquin Phoenix as Doc Sportello, a private investigator and frequent cannabis user navigating a complex web of crime in 1970s Los Angeles. It’s noted for its unique storytelling and atmospheric setting.

Inherent vice is currently streaming on Fubo and Paramount+.

These films are perfect for a chill night in, providing laughter, entertainment, and, in some cases, a bit of reflection on cannabis culture and its place in society. Enjoy your movie marathon!

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