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The Best Stoner Movies 

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List Rules Films about marijuana, smoking, and pot smokers

The best stoner movies in film history are some of the funniest, most awesome, coolest, craziest, most...I think I forgot the rest. Those are the breaks with weed, man. Oh yeah, weed movies: some of the movies on this list of the greatest stoner films are among the best movies of all time and feature some of the most influential stoners in all of film. Whether you're looking for an absurd moment in movies or something so funny you'll laugh even if you're not stoned, these great movies with weed have a little something for everyone.

From the great munchies quest of Harold and Kumar to last day of school party epic Dazed and Confused, the top stoner films of all time bring the best stoned characters into our households with a contact comic effect. All the top weed films have comedy, tragedy, weed (obviously), and guarantee you'll have as much fun watching them as you would smoking a bowl yourself. Or maybe you're going to smoke and watch the movies. Your TV, your call.

What is the greatest stoner movie ever? What is the best weed smoking movie? Since everybody has different experiences and expectations from all things weed related, naming the best marijuana movie could be a highly difficult task. Or not. Vote for your favorite stoner films and see where they rank. If your favorite weed movie isn't on the list, add it so others can rank it on the greatest stoner movies list.

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Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Gordon Green

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Cheech & Chong's Up ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

Released: 1978

Directed by: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong

Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech & Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, ...more

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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

Released: 1993

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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Half Baked is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tamra Davis

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Friday is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long

Released: 1995

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

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Harold & Kumar Go to... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
John Cho, Kal Penn, Fred Willard

Released: 2004

Directed by: Danny Leiner

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Grandma's Boy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Jonah Hill, David Spade, Rob Schneider

Released: 2006

Directed by: Nicholaus Goossen

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Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar

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How High is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

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Jay and Silent Bob Strik... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku

Released: 2001

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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Fast Times at Ridgemont ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1982

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Fear and Loathing in Las... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

Released: 1998

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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Dude, Where's My Car? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Andy Dick

Released: 2000

Directed by: Danny Leiner

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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

Released: 2007

Directed by: Judd Apatow

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
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Released: 2007

Directed by: Greg Mottola

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This Is the End is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
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Released: 2013

Directed by: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
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Released: 1994

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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Talladega Nights: The Ba... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Tracy Monaco added Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Amy Adams

Released: 2006

Directed by: Adam McKay

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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
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Released: 2010

Directed by: Steve Pink

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
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Released: 1951

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
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Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Segal

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Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
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Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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Weekend at Bernie's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
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Released: 1989

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Stoner Movies
Tracy Monaco added Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

Released: 1993

Directed by: Harold Ramis

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