The Best R-Rated Stoner Movies 

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List of R-Rated stoner movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated stoner movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated stoner movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated stoner movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated stoner movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated stoner films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated stoner film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Movies include everything from The Big Lebowski to Friday.

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Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tamra Davis

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Half Baked is a 1998 American stoner comedy film starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams and Guillermo Díaz. The film was directed by Tamra Davis, co-written by Chappelle ...more

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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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Friday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Stoner Movies
Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long

Released: 1995

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr, and John ...more

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Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more

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John Cho, Kal Penn, Fred Willard

Released: 2004

Directed by: Danny Leiner

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a 2004 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. Best friends Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) decide to go to the fast food ...more

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Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

How High is a 2001 stoner film starring Method Man and Redman, written by Dustin Lee Abraham, and director Jesse Dylan's debut feature film. Despite negative reviews from critics, the film ...more

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku

Released: 2001

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and starring Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1982

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Christopher Meloni

Released: 2008

Directed by: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is a 2008 American stoner action comedy film, the second installment in the Harold & Kumar series. The film was written and directed by Jon ...more

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Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed

Released: 2006

Directed by: Liam Lynch

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is a 2006 American musical comedy film about comedy rock duo Tenacious D. Written, produced by and starring Tenacious D members Jack Black and Kyle Gass, it is ...more
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JordanRohatynski added William Michael Albert Broad, Michael Ironside, Julie Strain

Released: 2000

Directed by: Michael Coldewey, Michel Lemire

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Kristen Bell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andy Fickman

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Doug Benson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Michael Blieden

Super High Me is a 2007 documentary film about the effects of smoking cannabis for 30 days. The documentary stars comedian Doug Benson. The documentary's name and its poster are plays on the ...more

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Jack Black, Brittany Murphy, Andy Dick

Released: 1997

Directed by: Richard Sears

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Kevin Pollak, Rip Torn, Thomas Haden Church

Released: 2003

Directed by: Thomas Haden Church

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Jonah Hill, Ernest Borgnine, Ashley Scott

Released: 2008

Directed by: Fred Wolf

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The Beach Bum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Stoner Movies
Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill

Released: 2019

Directed by: Harmony Korine

The Beach Bum is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Harmony Korine. A rebellious stoner named Moondog (Matthew McConaughey) lives life by his own rules.
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Cameron Diaz, Laura Prepon, Jaime King

Released: 2002

Directed by: Dewey Nicks

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Terry Crews, Ashley Scott, Constance Marie

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mekhi Phifer

Puff, Puff, Pass is a 2006 comedic crime film, also known as Living High, directed by Mekhi Phifer.
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Frankie Avalon, Clifton Collins, Jr.

Released: 1994

Directed by: James Melkonian

The Stöned Age is a 1994 American comedy film directed by James Melkonian, set during the 1970s about two long haired stoners named Michael Hubbs and Joe Connolly and one night cruising Los ...more
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Carell

Released: 1998

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

When a Pot Baron (Lithgown) is killed in a remote field in Northern California and his three farm hands (Phillippe, Thornton and Azaria) are the only witnesses, an odd comedy ensues as they try ...more

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Craig Ferguson, Brenda Blethyn, Bill Bailey

Released: 2000

Directed by: Nigel Cole

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Fairuza Balk, Brad Dourif, Frances Conroy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Darren Grodsky, Danny A. Jacobs

Humboldt County is a 2008 comedy/drama film by Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs. It stars Jeremy Strong, Fairuza Balk, Frances Conroy, Madison Davenport, Brad Dourif, Chris Messina and Peter ...more
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Kush Nicole Marie Lenz, William Atherton, James DeBello

Released: 2007

Directed by: York Shackleton

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Famke Janssen, Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

The Wackness is a 2008 American coming-of-age drama film by Jonathan Levine and starring Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen, Famke Janssen, and Olivia Thirlby. The film is distributed by ...more

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