We’ve got a great list for all our readers out there today, but before we proceed we want to include a little disclaimer. We’re talking about the 10 greatest stoner films of all time here today, and it’s important to remember that while marijuana remains illegal in some parts of the Western world, it’s very legal in other areas; this article is dedicated to those areas where it is legal, so make no mistake, we’re certainly not condoning any illicit activities (although we don’t judge, either. We’ve 420 friendly). Moreover, it goes without saying that it’s quite possible to enjoy the following movies when you aren’t inhibited at all, but…where’s the fun in that?
Seeing as today in Cheech Marin’s 73rd birthday, join us as we highlight 10 of our favorite stoner movies of all time. Enjoy!
10. This Is the End (2013)
We love being surprised at the movies, so we’ve got a little soft spot for This Is the End, which was released to critical acclaim in 2013. We’ll admit that when we first saw the trailer, it seemed far too goofy to be a success, and really came off as a bunch of Hollywood funny guys taking advantage of a generous producer. Now, we’re not really sure that’s what happened, but apparently, if you give a bunch of funny guys heaps of money and let them make whatever movie they want, it can turn out to be really, really funny (or it can turn into Grown Ups 2, right Adam Sandler?). This Is the End, directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jay Baruchel as fictionalized versions of themselves, features more cameos than I could list in this entire article, so you’ll have to watch it to see who makes an appearance. Luckily for you, This Is the End has attracted a loyal fan base since its release, among them a large stoner following, who love the film for its meta-humor, ridiculous premise and straight up hilarious performances.