Last month when I was still in some muscle pain I passed on going out on St. Patrick’s Day because I didn’t want to be jostled. So while I was chilling I thought I would do a Netflix post on my top drinking movies. However I couldn’t find any of them aside from the titles that I had already covered in my Top Sex Comedies On Netflix Streaming post. Then I remembered that 4/20 was coming up. So potheads, rejoice! I was inspired to put this together.
As I once read on Gawker.com in reference to weed, I “don’t even know what it smells like”. But seriously my poison is booze, not grass. However I do get a lot of laughs out of pothead cinema.
Just click the movie title to be taken to it on Netflix.
Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40 (2010) (Available Until October 1, 2013)
This is the 4th in Evening With Kevin Smith series. They are all very interesting if you like to hear him talk about film-making. This one is notable to this genre because he discusses when he started smoking marijuana heavily. While I’m not crazy about the effect that it’s had on his films there is a funny story about him being high and the police showing up at his house during this performance.
Super High Me (2007) (Available Until June 17, 2028)
This is a satire documentary starring comedian Doug Benson. It’s basically a take off of Super Size Me but with weed instead of burgers. Side note-it’s invariably one of the top watched instant films from Netflix members in West Virginia every month. I’ve lived in WV before and they are not really the satirical type so I’m guessing that it’s a good excuse for them to light up.
That 70’s Show seasons 1-8 (the full series) (Available Until August 16, 2036)
That 70’s Shows was about a group of teen friends in the ’70s. It sort of broke ground by showing the kids sit around and smoke pot in a circle on screen (inferred, you didn’t see the joint). Over the course of the seasons there were also other funny marijuana moments. Plus Tommy Chong was hilarious on there as the always drugged Leo. The episode You Can’t Hear Me Knocking (season 7, episode 13) is what I consider to be the most hilariously weeded out ep ever.
Weeds (full series) (Available Until April 01, 2018)
You’re probably aware that Weeds is a showtime dramedy about Nancy Botwin who is a suburban, single mother, who often dresses overtly sexually and subsists on coffee, who starts selling weed to make ends meet when her husband dies. Of course since the first season it has taken many twists and turns.
I don’t remember Futurama having much reefer content but it’s just the type of thing that someone might watch if they were indulging in it. There were some Futurama films before the series was brought back to TV. They are uneven but my favorite is below. Plus I highly recommend the creepy episode mentioned below, “You watched it, you can’t unwatch it!”.
Anthology of Interest Part 2 (volume 3)
(and you have to be in some type of altered state to enjoy this)
Family Guy (Volumes 1-8)
Seth MacFarlane‘s Family Guy definitely mentions the green on occasion. Plus the show is entirely crazy and like twice as popular in areas where people smoke a lot.
Half Baked (1998)
Basically the funniest stoner movie ever! That’s all.
Cheech & Chong
Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke (1978)
Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980) (not currently available)
Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dream (1981) (not currently available)
A/k/a/ Tommy Chong (2006) (Not Currently Available)
Cheech & Chong’s Hey Watch This (2010)
I’m not a big Cheech & Chong fan. I am a fan of Tommy Chong from his work on That 70’s Show and I was forced to watch bad Cheech Marin movies while growing up but I find that Cheech & Chong is the sort of thing that you had to have been there to appreciate. I’ve watched bits and pieces of them but they didn’t do much for me. On the other hand, my father finds them hilarious. The documentary about how Pennsylvania set up Chong is very good.
Smiley Face (2007) (Not Currently Available)
“They say that true potheads stops getting the munchies after a certain point. I mean the true pothead wouldn’t even say the word munchies. I don’t know what the true pothead would say.”munchos” or “hungries” or something. At any rate, I still love to eat when I’m high. So fuck you if you’re too cool to get hungry when you’re stoned.”
Smiley Face is a completely underrated comedy by the amazing Gregg Araki. Anna Faris stars as a totally believable, out of it pothead actress who has a very eventful day. It has everything-big laughs, paranoia, munchies, police and hornyness. Plus it costars John Krasinski, Danny Masterson, John Cho and Danny Trejo. And it’s approved by President Garfield.
Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) (Not Currently Available)
Dude, Where’s My Car is just so much over the top fun that you need to watch it, now. Back when Ashton Kutcher and Sean William Scott were just out to make you laugh in any way possible they made this. If Bill & Ted had dumber cousins it would be these guys. Keep an eye out for Hal Sparks as a cult leader, Kristy Swanson and a high dog. And if you are into seeing Kutcher and Scott kiss each other in this flick, see my previous post.
The Big Lebowski (1998) (Not Currently Available)
“Nobody calls me Lebowski. You got the wrong guy. I’m the Dude, man.”
In one of Jeff Bridges’ best roles ever he plays the weed smoking, Caucasian drinking, “The Dude”, who just finds himself in some crazy ass situations. Such is a Coen Brothers film. I’ve always wanted to attend a Lebowski Fest. Hopefully I shall in the future.
Bio-Dome (1996) (not currently available)
“And when where not saving the environment, we’re thinkin’ of you, naked, thigh deep in tofu.”
Yep, I am totally mentioning Pauly Shore again. Pauly Shore movies, as I just realized, were all fish out of water stories in which Shore was forced to interact with “normal” people, which is awesome. Back before Stephen Baldwin became a born again tool he costarred in this flick about the two of then accidentally ending up in a bio-dome. In fact, at that time, all of us were required to live in bio-domes for at least a few months…
Sike! Ha, ha, teens, you missed the best of the 90’s!
Friday (1995) (not currently available)
Plot: “Having just been canned from his job on his day off, Craig and his best friend Smokey spend the day smoking up in their South Central neighborhood while dealing with a neighborhood bully, relationship troubles, an angry drug dealer, and a lot of other odd characters.”-from IMDB.com. The film is pretty much considered a classic by many. It stars Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. I prefer Friday After Next.
The Stoned Age (1994) (Not Currently Available)
Plot: “Joe and Hubbs are a pair of rockers who are on a quest for ‘chicks’. This is the tale of their adventures over one night. “-from IMDB.com. I’ve um, been meaning to watch this movie, for years. I actually bought a video copy a few years ago but the sound was messed up. I’ve just been too busy as of late but it seems like fun.
not Netflix related but still funny
Sex and the City – Season 3 “Hot Child in the City” with that hot VJ from VH1
“…if they see billions of chicken wings they’re gonna know we were smoking the pot”
Homer is high on The Simpsons
“we have a kitchen!”
P.S. Feel free to list your favorite pot related movies or those you watch while smoking as a comment since I am definitely not an expert on this subject.
Last Updated: April 2013