If there’s one day every stoner lives and dreams for, it’s 4/20, AKA the one day it becomes socially acceptable to smoke as much pot as one wants. In between late night runs to Taco Bell and rocking out to some Bob Marley you might as well sit yourself down and “blaze up” to one of these classic stoner films. If it’s legal in your state, of course.
1. Pineapple Express (2008)
This movie is the epitome of the greatness that is Seth Rogen and James Franco. The film follows stoner, Dale Denton (Rogen) and his dealer Saul Silver (Franco) on the run from an evil drug lord. Although the film focuses heavily on drugs, in the end we’re left with an outrageous story of friendship. Aw, who knew weed could bring friends together to overcome evil?
2. Dazed and Confused (1993)
If you want to see some of your favorite actors like Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck back in their awkward teenage years, then this is the film for you. Set in 1976 (yes, it’s a long time ago), this film centers around a group of Texas teenagers on their last day of high school. Upperclassmen are hazing incoming freshman and everyone basically wants to get stoned, drunk, laid or all of the above. Every teenager’s dream packed into 103 minutes.
3. Soul Plane (2004)
In this film, the ultimate stoner and marijuana ambassador himself, Snoop Dogg, plays an airline pilot who…let’s just say, has his own interesting way of flying a plane. By this, we obviously mean he smokes a lot of weed alongside stars like Sophia Vergara, Kevin Hart and Mo’Nique. Oh, yeah, this plane also has crazy hydraulics, flashing lights and hot tubs inside. Rumor has it this film is ten times more hilarious if you watch it while high.
4. Your Highness (2011)
Yes, another James Franco film – except this time he’s partnered up with Danny McBride in a medieval fantasy. Franco and McBride play brothers who must come together to save Franco’s bride, played by Zooey Deschanel. “Is this for real?” will probably run through your head more than once as you hear the actors’ horrible British accents. This is one of those films that is so stupid it’s actually funny. You’ve been warned.
5. Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
This gem starring Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott (AKA Stifler from the American Pie movies) tells the story of two idiot potheads waking up after a crazy night of drugs and partying…only to discover they can’t remember where they parked their car. There are also aliens hunting them down—seriously. Just sitting down and watching this is enough to make you feel like you’re ripped.
6. How High (2001)
Everyone says weed can’t make you smarter but this film begs to differ. Redman and Method Man (two early 2000’s rappers who everyone’s pretty much forgotten about) play two stoner buddies who magically get into Harvard. How, you ask? Well, with the help of their deceased friend’s ghost whose ashes they smoked, of course. Yes, this is ridiculous but hey, it could happen.
7. This Is The End (2013)
By this point should we really be surprised that yet another James Franco film has made this list? No, absolutely not. Reunited with stoner buddy Seth Rogen and slew of their friends including Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson, these celebrities try to survive the apocalypse. Plus, if you’re a Backstreet Boys fan (and really, who isn’t?) you’ll go crazy for their surprise appearance at the end. Plus, you can’t forget Emma Watson completely kicking ass in this.
8. Saving Grace (2000)
Ever wondered what you’d do if your husband suddenly committed suicide and left you to fend for yourself? If you answered, “start a pot farm in my backyard” then you’d have the plot for this film . Don’t be fooled by the storyline—this film definitely has its serious parts and is the perfect choice for someone who wants something with a bit more substance but still wants to laugh over the effects of weed.
9. Smiley Face (2007)
Ugh, don’t you just hate when you eat your roommate’s cupcakes only to find they had marijuana in them? What? That’s never happened to you? Well, Jane (Anna Faris) sure knows what’s that like. This struggling actress chose the wrong day to get insanely high and the film follows her misadventures all over Los Angeles. It just might make you wish you had one of those cupcakes for yourself.
10. Fritz The Cat (1972)
Don’t be fooled by the animation, this movie became the first animated film to receive an X rating. Fritz is one bad kitty attending college in 1960’s New York and he experiments with drugs, women and everything else associated with the free-love movement. With vulgar content like this, it’d be easy to be turned off, but its comedic gold may be enough to make you ditch Disney forever.