What better way to celebrate legalization day than to kick back, relax, and watch a classic stoner movie?
Congratulations Canada! In honour of weed being legalized in the True North Strong And Free, we’ve put together a list of stoner films you have to watch in honour of the end to cannabis prohibition.
Pineapple Express follows Seth Rogan as stoner Dale Denton who enjoys a rare strain of marijuana, which may prove to be his downfall when he drops a joint after witnessing a murder. When they learn that the weed strain can be traced back to them, Dale and his dealer (James Franco) run and hide while being sought out by a scary drug lord and a crooked cop.
Three lazy stoners have to raise some money for a member of their crew, who got arrested for feeding junk food to a police horse, which kills it. The trio sells pot they stole from a pharmaceutical lab, but they’re willing to take the risk to help out a pal when they need it.
The Big Lebowski
Stoner Jeff Lebowski, A.K.A. “The Dude,” gets mistaken for Jeffery Lebowski, A.K.A. The Big Lebowski, which results in The Dude getting roughed up in an incident where his beloved rug gets peed on. To get some sort of compensation, The Dude finds his namesake who offers him a job because his wife has been kidnapped. The Dude enlists his friends Walter Sobchak, a Vietnam veteran, and Donny, who is just flat out stupid, to help him.
This Is The End
Celebrities James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson play themselves at a party when an apocalypse breaks out. As a result, the six stoner friends are forced to do what they can to survive in James Franco’s house as the world around them crumbles.
Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused is a coming-of-age flick that revolves around a group of rowdy teenagers who are celebrating the last day of high school in 1976. Featuring stars like Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey, the movie revolves around incoming freshmen who try to avoid being hazed by the seniors.
Dude, Where’s My Car?
Two incompetent stoners, Jesse (Ashton Kutcher) and Chester (Seann William Scott), try and recover their car when they wake up after a night of partying and can’t remember where they parked it. Throughout their journey they run into angry girlfriends, an angry street gang, and tons of other bumps in the road.
Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) is a stoner from a small town who spends his time smoking up and writing a graphic novel that follows a superhero monkey. Mike doesn’t realize that he was trained by the CIA to be a human killing machine, until the agency targets him for termination and his former supervisor activates his skills so he can defend himself and his girlfriend (Kristen Stewart).
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
Harold, a nerdy accountant, and his friend, Kumar, get stoned while watching TV and after seeing a commercial for White Castle, they set out on a late night journey for fast food that takes them into the depths of New Jersey for some tasty sliders.
Rap superstars Redman and Method Man star as Jamal and Silas in How High, where they smoke something that makes them uncharacteristically smart, making them ace their college entrance exams. As a result, they end up at Harvard, which is all fun and games until their magical stash of weed runs dry and they’re forced to rely on themselves to pass college.
Another classic Seth Rogan flick, Knocked up follows up-and-coming journalist Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl), whose life gets derailed after a one-night stand with lazy stoner Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) that results in pregnancy. Instead of raising the child by herself, Alison decides to give Ben a shot at fatherhood.