Funny movies and marijuana go together like coffee and weed. Yes indeed, marijuana has the power to connect us with and better appreciate art. That’s why good funny movies are a stoner staple. Seriously what artistic expression pairs better with weed than stupid silly funny movies. A whole genre of hilarious movies catering to the canna-connoisseur has existed for decades. Though hilarious movies of all kinds will certainly resonate with stoners. Even the casual smoker knows well the therapeutic benefits of a few tokes and some silly jokes. With some of the funniest movies to watch available on Netflix and other streaming channels, watching some fun movies while baked is a pleasant and budget-friendly way to kick it at the end of a long week. Whether you like to giggle away with a racy sativa or blur the boundaries of body and couch with a heavy kush, surely there are a myriad of fun movies at your fingertips.
Funny movies on Netflix for stoners
There are hella funny movies on Netflix. Too many options perhaps. The search can be daunting. Or maybe you’re already stoned and simply drawing a blank? Looking for some new funny movies to watch while high? Keep searching because there haven’t been too many. So Here are a few classic suggestions, some of the top funny movies for stoners or, indeed anyone who inclined to surrender a few hours to senseless laughter.
Director: Joel & Ethan Cohen
Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
“The dude abides”
Slacker Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski seeks restitution for his soiled rug with the help of his bowling buddies. This is possibly the best of the funny movies of all time let alone those in the stoner genre. In fact it’s one of the best movies on Netflix right now! With razor sharp dialogue and delightfully a twisted plot, the Big Lebowski has found itself a cult classic.
Good funny movies are in abundance but a film that can be both great and relentlessly funny is a rare thing indeed. If you’re looking for a few funny Netflix movies to watch while baked we suggest you start with The Big Lebowski—element 88 on the Periodic Table of Stuff Stoners Like—mix yourself a white Russian, light up a J, and laugh the next two hours away.
2. Half Baked – 1998
Dir: Tamra Davis
Star: Dave Chappelle, Jim Bruer, Guillermo Diaz
“I don’t do drugs, though. Just weed.” Talk about funniest movies for stoners and Half Baked comes to mind immediately. Now wonder it’s listed as Element #19 on the Periodic Table of Stuff Stoners Like poster. Did we mention that the poster glows-in-the-dark? =)
Three dim-witted buddies set out to raise bail money for their friend by means of selling pot. The film that introduced us to the comedy of Dave Chappelle achieved instant status as a stoner classic. Even though it’s an oldy-but-goody like the Big Lebowski, Half Baked is one of the best movies on Netflix right now.
This is one of those really funny movies that are likely to show up on many top funny movies lists, Half Baked offers an updated treatment of the classic Cheech&Chong-esque flick with the unique Dave Chappelle touch. It’s definitely his funniest movie yet.
Dir: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Star: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
“America, Fuck Yeah!”
This is another one of those fun movies to watch while high and definitely one of the best funny movies on Netflix if you love weed. An elite U.S. counter-terror force imposes their destructive policing in the name of freedom. This is the most obscene, hilarious and well-produced puppet show in history as only the twisted geniuses behind south park could deliver. ‘Nuff said? Maybe steer clear if you’re easily offended. The puppet masters behind this one are not known for pulling punches, but its the over-the-top-ness for which they are known that makes Team America one of the funniest movies to watch stoned.
Dir: David Gordon Green
Star: Seth Rogan, James Franco
“I’m trying to decide how stoned I am and just how on the verge of
death am I right now. Like, am I seeing shit because I’m stone or
because I have no blood left in my body.”
Talk about a funny movie for stoners. We’ve heard time and time again that Pineapple Express is one of the best funny movies for potheads of all time. An underachieving process server and his pot dealer find themselves on the run from the city most dangerous drug lord in this modern classic. With sharp writing and oscar worthy performances – literally – Pineapple Express delivers the classic stoner comedy with unexpected elevation of quality. As new funny movies go, this seems most worthy of such high regard within the stoner genre.
5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – 1998
Dir: Terry Gilliam
Star: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro
“We cant stop here. This is bat country.”
Counterculture icon Hunter S. Thompson takes us on a furious journey into the heart of the American dream. True to its source material this film is not only among good movies to watch on Netflix when you’re stoned it offers a hilarious and horrifying glimpse into the psychedelia of the 1970’s. You might be laughing out loud at one scene and be hypnotized by introspection the next. This is a visually stunning treatment of an important piece of literature. Otherwise it’s one of those perfect deep yet funny movies to watch to watch through ganja-colored glasses.
What are your favorite funny movies on Netflix for stoners? How about the funniest movies for stoners in general? What about the best movies on Netflix right now for stoners. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Written by: Alex Schwantner
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