If you’re checking out this list, you probably are already celebrating 4/20. Good for you. Grab your munchies, light your jazz cigarette, and check out our list of the best movies streaming on Netflix to watch while under the influence.
1. Soul Plane
It would be remiss of us if we failed to mention Soul Plane, or as we want to keep typing it, Soup Lane, which sounds delicious but probably not a great idea. Snoop Dogg is the Captain of a tricked out plane, so you know there’s going to be epic hot boxing.
2. Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie
It’s probably safe to say that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are the weirdest guys on television, and now they’re running for the weirdest guys on Netflix. Their movie is just as bizarre as their Adult Swim show, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, a stoner fan favorite. You either get it or you don’t. Most professional reviewers called it, “The worst movie [they] ever saw.” Fans call it brilliant. Either way, it’s pretty awesome to watch on 4/20.
Of course Clerks makes the list. The black-and-white cult film introduced us to the greatest stoner duo since Cheech and Chong, Jay and Silent Bob.
4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas may be too dark of a comedy while you’re trying to enjoy National Stoner Day, it certainly shows a the darker side to drug culture. But to each their own, we can’t tell you how to live your life.
5. Kid Cannabis
A rags-to-riches story stoners need. Nate, a 19-year-old high school dropout, and his 27-year-old friend realize what losers they are and decide to start smuggling weed into Idaho from Canada. He creates a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring. Except the based-on-a-true-story ended up with a kid sentenced to 12 years in jail.
6. Wayne’s World
Party time. Excellent. The constant gags in this movie, which most stoners have probably seen enough times to memorize, will keep you laughing and the plot is easy to follow. You won’t get lost midway through your bong rip.
7. The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
An adult animation from 1974 is about Fritz, a cat, who’s unhappily married and on welfare. He gets stoned and explores what his 8 other lives are up to. It’s racist, sexist, and truly awful, he even meets Hitler. However, it has a huge cult following for being so bad it’s good.
8. Reefer Madness
There’s nothing more hilarious than smoking weed while watching a propaganda film about how weed will turn you into a murderer or a bum. Reefer Madness is one of the greatest things ever captured on film, because of how incredibly ridiculous it is.
9. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
In 1989 “stoners” were referred to as “slackers” to get past censorship problems, and it seemed like Bill and Ted were the biggest slackers ever. If only the rest of the “slackers” got a time machine to ace their history report. (Or, it was all a hallucination, and Bill and Ted were on something heavier than weed.)
10. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Actually, on second thought, we’re not sure if the personification of food would make the munchies worse or better?
11. The Big Lebowski
The Dude tends to stick to White Russians, but the movie is made to be enjoyed with any vice you may have.
12. Super High Me
Doug Benson is one of the greatest stoners of the world. He has a webseries called, “Getting Doug with High,” and he created this 2007 documentary about his 30 days without marijuana, and then 30 days of constant marijuana use. The doc has other a-list comedians like Sarah Silverman, and Patton Oswalt.
13. Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke
In ’78, when this movie was released, smoking pot was past it’s Renaissance. There weren’t ridiculous propaganda films being made, and the free love movement encouraged teens to try weed. Still, there weren’t movies about it. Maybe a very special after school episode. Where would Seth Rogen and James Franco be without Cheech and Chong?
14. Mac & Devin Go to High School
Another Snoop Dogg stoner movie, alongside Wiz Khalifa. Wiz plays a valedictorian, struggling to write his graduation speech, and Snoop, of course, is in his 15th try of senior year (except no one thinks it’s weird that a 33 year old character is hanging with teens?) The movie starts with an animated joint telling you to get high to fully enjoy the film, and it’s hard to say no to an animated joint.
15. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Seven years after their debut in Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob make their triumphant return into our hearts. The movie is chock full of celebrity cameos, but there’s something so pure about two friends trying to destroy a movie based on their lives and the comic “Bluntman and Chronic.”