Best Movies to Watch Stoned
Whether it's stoner classics or mind-bending documentaries, some movies just go better while high. Adding weed into the equation often adds in an extra layer of interest —a little more laughter, a little more intrigue, or in some cases, a more potent social commentary. If you have an evening off or lazy Sunday ahead of you, roll one up and press play on one of these must-see-high cult films. These suggestions, for best movies to watch stoned, come straight from the heart and are based on our great experience as a stoned movie critic.
8 Movies to Watch Stoned
The Dark Crystal (1982)
If you fell in love with Jim Henson's original movie, it's time to revisit the magic. With the new Netflix series ready to expand on the story, it's time to refresh the old. Follow along with the fantasy of the sweet Gelflings and the truly disgusting Skeksis in the magical world of Thra.
Why does this puppet epic fantasy pair so well with an edible or smokable? A puff of "magical flower" helps dissolve the barrier between make-believe and reality. Bloom Farms flower connects with the spirit of the movie with its 1:1 meal program. Soon, with a few hits, you'll be as concerned about the plight of the Gelflings as the latest COVID news.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
No stoner-flix list is complete without this all-time cult classic. Why is this 20-year-old movie still making top marks among stoners? Because Jeff Bridges' character remains dedicatedly high for the entire film.
Join along with a pre roll in hand as you follow The Dude on a series of misadventures. Feel free to yell out those all-too-memorable lines right along with Bridges: "I'm the Dude, so that's what you call me. That or, uh His Dudeness, or uh Duder, or El Duderino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing." Dime Bag has a large selection of pre rolls so you can tailor your high to make this film.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Johnny Depp was once the king of weird in Hollywood. One of Depp's most memorable roles (and one of the greatest films in modern history) is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Depp seamlessly transforms into great American writer Hunter S. Thompson and takes the viewer on a wild ride through Vegas.
It's full of drugs, gonzo journalism, and strange encounters with American culture. Because it blends reality with fantasy and fantasy with intoxication, it's ideal for pairing with an herbal supplement. Lose your mind with Thompson as he tries to survive a journalistic nightmare in Las Vegas.
If your vision of a perfect stoner movie means beautiful scenes and thought-provoking content, you'll fall in love with Samsara. According to IMDB, Samsara was filmed over nearly five years in 25 countries on five continents and shot on 70-millimeter film. “Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders."
It is quite literally a stunning visual masterpiece. Just like weed, it will open your mind, connect you with nature, and inspire creativity. You should layer in micro-dosing for the most full-bodied and "deep" experience.
Sausage Party (2016)
Grab your weed-infused treats for this animated film about talking foods. And just like those THC-laden gummies, it's for adults only. Sausage Party is a highly suggestive and inappropriate film based around the lives of foods in your kitchen.
That means hot dogs, buns, and condiments, with a sexualized relationship that your dirty mind is already dreaming up. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea—but for the stoner who refused to grow up from their college years, it is perfect. It's dirty, hysterical, and best served to people who love a bit of raunchy humor.
What We Do in the Shadows (2019)
Ever wonder what vampires do? It turns out they are just like us: fighting with roommates, starting beef with the neighbors, and complaining about their lovers.
What We Do in the Shadows is an ingenious mockumentary-style movie exploring the lives of vampires, but under the pretense that they live together as roommates. Written, directed, and starred in by Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Thor), you already know that it's going to be a sharp-witted riot to watch. Add in a sprinkle of cannabis with Old Pal and you'll find yourself giggling long after the movie is over!
Even if Leonardo Dicaprio isn't your usual jam, his role in Inception is legendary. This film is on every stoner’s favorite movie list thanks to its mind-bending, trippy plot.
As a stoner, this film is an excellent rewatch because you'll likely need a few sessions to grasp the full concept. It's a cerebral experience from start to finish, with many shocking twists and turns. Watching this high means a severe head trip, but often that's what we are after. We love KIVA edibles for this experience because they will give you a consistent high that you can maintain throughout this movie.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
If trippy, tense, or cult classic isn't what you are after when it comes to watching movies high, maybe you'll find Moonrise Kingdom to be right up your alley. It's a sweet, endearing Wes Anderson masterpiece that is equal parts funny, cute, and safe.
There are no dark alleys, serious plot twists, or other anxiety-ridden scenarios in this film. It's the story of two young friends getting lost in a New England town. What's more, it's got Bill Murray in it. What more could a cannabis-lover ask for in a film? AbsoluteXtracts has anything and everything you could need to ensure you are feeling completely emersed in this pure enjoyment of a movie.
Serving Inspiration for Your Next Movie Night
Stop scrolling through Netflix and Disney Plus. Get the popcorn (or Pot-corn!) popping, the bowl packed, and throw one of the above movies on. These films come stoner-approved, and there is a little something there for everyone, no matter your personal preference.
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