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The Funniest Movies About Drugs 

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Updated April 22, 2020 2k votes 403 voters 32.2k views 26 items

List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about drugs, dealers, users, and addicts.

After the serious 1936 film Reefer Madness caused unintentional hilarity, movie-makers knew that drug comedies could catch on with audiences. The top funny movies about drugs feature larger-than-life characters, quick-witted dealers, and plenty of jokes about getting high. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about drugs including everything from Dazed and Confused to Friday to Knocked Up.

What films will you find on this list of the best drug comedy movies? Cheech and Chong defined stoner comedies with the 1978 classic Up in Smoke. From Maui Wowie to Fiberweed, this movie found the funny in every form of marijuana. Pineapple Express is another hilarious movie about drugs. Dave Chappelle starred in the 1998 stoner comedy Half Baked. Other good films featured here include Super Troopers, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

Which movie about addiction do you think is the funniest? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good films that are missing.

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Up in Smoke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Dick Elliott, Huntz Hall, David Gorcey

Released: 1957

Directed by: William Beaudine

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Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Pineapple Express is a 2008 American buddy stoner action comedy film directed by David Gordon Green. A process server (Seth Rogen) and his marijuana dealer (James Franco) are forced to flee from ...more

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Fear and Loathing in Las... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

Released: 1998

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. It was adapted ...more

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

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tamra Davis

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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5
The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

Released: 2009

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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6
Harold & Kumar Go to... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
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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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

Released: 1993

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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Friday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
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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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

Released: 1994

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
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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We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn

Released: 2013

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

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Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar

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Fast Times at Ridgemont ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1982

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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14
Jay and Silent Bob Strik... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku

Released: 2001

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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Clerks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

Released: 1994

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

Released: 2012

Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller

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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

Released: 2007

Directed by: Judd Apatow

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Don't Be a Menace to Sou... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Vivica A. Fox, Bernie Mac, Damon Wayans

Released: 1996

Directed by: Paris Barclay

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Mallrats is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani

Released: 1995

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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How High is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
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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21
Dope is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Dope Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons

Released: 2015

Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa

Dope is a 2015 American comedy-drama coming-of-age film directed by Rick Famuyiwa. After being invited to an underground party, a geek (Shameik Moore) and his two friends are pulled into an ...more

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Get Him to the Greek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

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23
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

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Super High Me is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
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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Smiley Face is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About Drugs
Anna Faris, Jane Lynch, John Krasinski

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gregg Araki

Smiley Face is a 2007 comedy film written by Dylan Haggerty and directed and co-produced by Gregg Araki. It stars Anna Faris as a young woman who has a series of misadventures after eating a ...more

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