The Best Movies to Watch While Smoking Weed
With a full bowl of popcorn and a full bowl of bud, kicking back and watching a movie can be a truly divine experience. But with so many options out there, it’s easy to get stuck with choice paralysis. If you don’t want to end up endlessly scrolling streaming sites, we’re here to help.
We've binged all the best - check out this list if you want to toke up and tune in to some good films!
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
There's a long, storied history of stoner buddy comedies - from Half-Baked to Fast Times, movie stoners have been making us laugh for like, forever. The pinnacle of the genre has to be Harold and Kumar, the heartfelt tale of two best friends just trying to get some tasty White Castle burgers and encountering endless problems along the way.
From a rabid raccoon to a stoned Neil Patrick Harris, Roldy and Kumar's quest is intensely relatable to anyone who's had to venture out into that cold dark night due to the munchies. The jokes are crude, lewd and ridiculous, with John Cho and Kal Penn bringing a lot of believability and heart to these stoner pals that's often missing from other films in the genre.
Check this out if you want a nostalgic trip back to your post-college twenties, where fast-food salvation was all that mattered! And while you’re at it, why not pair an indica strain with your tasty burger? RIFF's Subway Scientist (Granddaddy Purple) is our top choice if you’re after some White Castle of your own.
Switching gears completely, Koyaanisqatsi is perhaps the best known film by Ron Fricke, acclaimed cinematographer and specialist in time-lapse photography. Koyaanisqatsi, a Hopi word meaning, “life out of balance”, isn't so much a movie as it is an experience.
It's without narrative or dialog - instead, this movie is slow motion and time-lapse footage of gorgeous urban cities and natural landscapes from across North America. Meditative and spiritual, it's a complete visual treat, with a brilliant soundtrack by Philip Glass, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
Showing the relationship between humans, nature and technology, what Koyaanisqatsi means is up to interpretation and is yours to discover. If you’re looking for a strain to help you on your journey, you’ll want something creative that’ll give you a mental buzz. Good Supply's Jean Guy will get you in the zone!
For any weed historians out there, you've probably heard of this infamous film. Shot in 1936, this propaganda puff-piece intended to educate the public about the dangers of smoking weed. The story is melodramatic - ridiculous events unfold, including hallucinations, murder, and... a girl playing the piano really, really fast. You know, normal stuff that happens when you smoke weed.
It's often been described as one of the worst movies of all time. So why is it on this list, you ask? Well, when you watch Reefer Madness stoned, it becomes unintentionally hilarious. Watch bad actors go catatonic from a single puff of a joint, and giggle at the fact that, once upon a time, this was all meant to be taken completely seriously.
Wedding Cake, a hybrid strain from Spinach, is the best choice for a film like this, where you’ll want to both hang out in the couch and laugh until you cry - just not for the reasons the filmmakers originally intended.
Sometimes you want to sit and think about a film. What it means, the directorial choices, how it made you feel. Sometimes, you want to watch a dude get run-over by a bull.
Jackass isn't a very deep film - it's a bunch of dudes doing stupid dangerous things, and more often than not, suffering the consequences for it. It doesn't try or need to be anything else. Someone's going to get thrown into a pool, sprayed by a skunk, or fall out of a shopping cart- and one of these gags WILL get you laughing uncontrollably despite yourself.
Don't think too hard, just embrace the schadenfreude. This isn’t a movie where you’re looking for nuance in the dialog - enjoy it with a bunch of friends and some classic, giggly Blue Dream, so you can stay snarky and drop plenty of jokes throughout!
Masaaki Yuasa is a completely mindblowing animator with an idiosyncratic art style that you need to see to believe. Colorful, chaotic, trippy and exploding with energy, it's no wonder that this Japanese director has developed a cult following when every single frame in his films could be printed out and hung up on a wall like it's a work of art.
Once you're finished picking your jaw up off the floor, sit back in your seat and enjoy Mind Game, his first feature film! Mind Game is a psychedelic journey of self-discovery involving the yakuza, returns from the dead, and a lost childhood love. It also features a dude with a literal fish-head smoking a joint, in case you were worried it wouldn't get super weird.
For a bud to match this film, we recommend the strain Slurricane for a high that’ll have you mesmerized by the high-octane visuals, with a nice mellow cool-down. Try Edison's Slurricane or Kolab's Slurricane.