The choice for best movies to watch high is becoming increasingly difficult due to our cinephilic culture everywhere in the world, but also their availability and variety.
To claim the title of best movies to watch high in and of itself is quite subjective.
So what makes movies fit to view under the influence of Cannabis?
You might come across movies like Fight Club, or Inception as movies to watch stoned, while it is true, when consumed psychoactive substances do have the ability to make us feel, think, and see, differently. Thus, giving any type of movie the chance to be enjoyed by being high.
However, it is the movies with great design, graphics, and adventures, and of course, best comedy movies that give the most chills, because you do not want to watch something emotionally demanding as people already are emotionally vulnerable during their highs.
Although adventure movies with colors and comedies are the type, like the ultimate classical genres to watch smoking pot, however, some people might find other genres more appealing and amusing to watch when smoking marijuana.
During COVID-19 quarantine this information is of utter importance, perhaps even long after that, since people will not smoke less from now on if anything they will probably smoke more and more.
It is for those reasons, this article will feature 25 of the best movies ever to watch smoking a joint. Though the movies are absolutely in no order whatsoever, it is just a list.
This Is The End (2013)
Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Writers: Seth Rogen (screenplay), Evan Goldberg (screenplay)
Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen
This apocalyptic dark humor driven comedy movie is always a good watch when you are high. It is one of the only movies that I keep going back to time after time.
This good movie to watch high is set in Hollywood where James Franco throws a party, calling all his celebrity friends when an apocalypse happens causing carnage throughout the city.
Of course, you can overwatch this movie, and guilty as charged I might have 😉 But you should not. Although if you have not watched it before, the movie is so funny that you will be laughing like a crackhead even if you are sober.
It has an incredible cast with a unique story that kind of is perfect to watch with a few buddies or even alone, thus it is on the list of best movies to watch high.
Pineapple Express (2008)
Director: David Gordon Green
Writers: Seth Rogen (screenplay), Evan Goldberg (screenplay)
Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole
Pineapple express is a stoner genre movie that is in fact fun to watch without any mental enhancements. Watching it high makes you feel like, almost consider stopping it.
On the other hand, it shows you how smoking weed can help you handle stressful situations, especially if you see it through the acting lenses of James Franco.
In fact, I would go as far as saying it was James Franco’s one of the best performances ever. It was like a defining movie for both Franco and Rogen.
It is not the best action movie to watch high but we can all agree by now that, when watching movies high the quality can be compromised a bit for the comedy and other elements that are important for stoners.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Writers: Ice Cube, DJPooh
Friday is about two guys wishing their day was a bit more eventful till they meet their neighbor who makes their wishes come true. And the events that happen throughout the movie make up for one of the funniest movies to watch high
This movie is one of the best comedy movies of the 90s and all-time favorite of many African American people.
Although you do not have to be from that culture to enjoy this movie, you don’t even have to be high to enjoy it. It is true that I said it before almost every one of the movies to watch high.
However, this one is unequivocally one of the funniest of all time. Now imagine watching one of the funniest movies of all time, high as a kite. You are going to enjoy that height and fly like one badass kite.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore
This movie is like what the Titanic is for the romantic community, pure love, and sacrifice, except the big Lebowski, would be the ultimate depiction of a stoner movie.
As old as the movie is if you are watching it now the jokes are going to seem familiar like their construct and punchlines. However, it only means how good the movie was since its jokes and writing style ever since had been widely replicated.
On-screen chemistry combined with the acting skills of main characters make the movie a timeless piece at least for our generation which is for like another 10-15 years at most until we totally forget about it.
However, as long as weed is around, the movie is going to be too, in the list movies to watch when high.
Dazed And Confused (1993)
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey
Coming of age story could never be told in a much better way than this. This 27-year-old movie was like the looking glass for millennials to see how life for graduating high schoolers was like in the 70s.
From the looks of it, and depending on how your graduating year was like, it was not any different than now with the exception of social media and the internet.
Watching this movie high is going to make it seem like a funny documentary into those older years when most of our parents were dazed and confused.
Smiley Face (2007)
Director: Gregg Araki
Writer: Dylan Haggerty
Stars: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody
This movie is about a person making the wrong decisions over and over again intoxicated on marijuana.
It is not often you see movies about women doing drugs. I cannot remember any other good comedy movie about drugs with a female lead.
We can easily say it was way more progressive compared to its time, which was like long ago. 🤔
There are some aspects that would be better understood when watching high, so rolling up some joints and sitting down comfortably is the secret to enjoying this movie to the fullest.
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
Box office crasher, a billion-dollar movie is a good watch without any substance or whatsoever. But if you were to include some, especially with high definition device’s graphics turned up, this movie is certainly to become the best movie to watch when high
You are going to have the best two hours of your high life/
The movie plot must already be familiar as the movie itself. However, if you were to watch it high, you are going to discover new plots, easter eggs, and even new characters, well perhaps not the last one, but quite as much amusing stuff.
I would recommend setting up the room and the atmosphere and settling down with enough snacks to last you for weeks to get the best experience. Then cuddle up if you are with someone or roll up if you are alone, and start it up in a dark room with lights off.
You are going to feel like you are virtually submerged into the avatar world walking, talking, living, and …ing 😉 around them as if you were one of them.
Inside Out (2015)
Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen (co-director)
Writers: Pete Docter (original story by), Ronnie Del Carmen (original story by)
Stars: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black |
Inside out is the perfect movie when you are slightly high and going deeper and deeper. It is also great for one of those times you start to philosophize and try to understand yourself and the world in a better, rather deeper way.
The intricacies of human relationships are explained in a comedic, light-hearted way that regardless of your age you are going to find it funny, relatable, best of all colorful enough to trigger you high in a much higher way.
This animated movie again could easily be enjoyed without the weed or any other substance. It’s just that to watch it smoking some grass makes it the experience even more fun, and colorful.
Director: Ron Fricke
Writers: Ron Fricke (concept and treatment written by), Mark Magidson (concept and treatment written by)
Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi | See full cast & crew
This one’s for you philosophers out there! The documentary movie about the cycle of life will get you to thinking so deeply about mortality and spirituality that you will probably not be the same person ever again or the idea of mortality will stick to your head until the mortality itself relieves you of your burden.
All that might seem to scare you off, in fact, it should but in a good way. After watching this film I had to get my ass off the couch and start doing something with my life.
The film is shot in high-resolution cameras thus, while watching you get the real feel to the world shown in there, feeling almost you are one part of it. In fact, you are, but I guess it is hard to understand for one until one is shown to understand.
Easily the best movie to watch when high.
Director: Greg Mottola
Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
This is about two friends wanting to get the best of their lives before they both go on to different colleges. And the troubles they face during this time make up for a good movie to watch high.
This used to be one of my favorite comedy movies of all time because it came out right around the time I was in high school. It actually showed how best friends upon departure would feel like, a feeling I did not have till like my late 20s since me and my best friend went to the same college.
However, it teaches you how it would be like if you did not, and many don’t. Even though this one is a light-hearted comedy that does not make people think. You are so much likely to remember and reminisce about your high school years.
It is recommended to watch it with a friend or one of your old friends. Watching something with a good friend high is already enjoyable, but this movie makes the enjoyable hours more special.
Scary Movie Series (1,2,3,4,5) ( 2001-2015)
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Writers: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans
Stars: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Marlon Wayans
A parody of popular scary movies well made is already a good movie. However adding to that good talent and skills, and the amusing plot is how they made the first four scary movies.
The last needs a bit of add-on to enjoy like a joint or something of its sort. However, watching the other funny ones with weed in your hands is one of a kind experience that should be lived through at least once, per each movie.
The movie is like laughter after laughter that you cannot stop, when on the substance you should be careful as to how much you can take because you can literally die laughing.
Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield
Shaun of the dead should be your blueprint if you were to ever make a parody of zombie movies. In fact, a parody of any kind has a lot to learn from this movie.
It is funny, full of incredible jokes, the movie has a heart with emotions and it has hope. The main character has one real chance to win back his girlfriend when the zombie apocalypse happens.
This movie in fact is one of the best comedy movies ever made, and unquestionably top 3 of the best zombie movies, and certainly one of the best movies to watch while high.
Join the journey of our Hero Shaun who stops being a simple salesman and becomes the zombie slayer salesman who fights off zombies from his small town.
2001 Space Odyssey (1968)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay)
Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
Do you mind if you ask you a personal question?
Imagine, a 28-year-old white young dude speaking in a softer tone. It’s almost like he is about to fall asleep. He asks:
“Is space odyssey the best stoner movie of all time”?
Now let me just imagine you answered “….”
Regardless of what you said, it in fact is one of the best movies to watch high.
The pace of the movie, the lighting, tone, designs, costumes, pretty much everything about this movie look filmed high.
Also, it is especially difficult to understand anyways if you are not high, perhaps they specifically made the movie to watch when smoking a pot or something, and perhaps they forgot to mention it in their trailer.
We Are The Millers (2013)
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Writers: Bob Fisher (screenplay), Steve Faber (screenplay)
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts
A drug dealer forced to smuggle drugs from Mexico by his boss finds a creative way to do it, by gathering a family from the street like the normal people always do. The adventures they face during their trip makes it one of the best movies to watch while high
Have you ever watched a movie more than once and still got enough laughs out?
Do you want to know the secret to watching the movie over and over, with every time yet laughing even more?
The first time, I watched the movie, I knew I had to watch it again. After a while, I was watching it for the third or fourth time, every time with someone new but always laughing more and more with each time.
The secret is, I was high for every other time except the first one, and the movie delivers, NO REGRETS!
The movie is so stupid yet brilliant in its writing that as soon as you stop laughing, there comes the next joke and you burst out of laughter again till the next one.
Director: Larry Charles
Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay), Anthony Hines (screenplay)
Stars:Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell
Borat is not right in displaying a country in a wrong and mischievous way. I googled about Kazakhstan, it is not even true. 😉
When watching, however, you barely even care if he is right or wrong because it is so fun that you don’t want to ruin it.
This mockumentary is fun on its own and worth watching first without smoking any grass.
But with one, it could literally become one of the best movies of all time to watch high. It is sure to become one with a few.
The guarantee is that you will positively enjoy watching it high, you just might want to grab a friend or two to make the fun lasting and memorable.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Director: Tom Shadyac
Writers: Steve Koren (story), Mark O’Keefe (story)
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman
How could a movie about a guy being picked on by God be interesting or worth watching?
That is almost half a billion-dollar worth question, as the movie turned out to be.
Dabbling in the mysteries of the divine is like pastime hobby for smokers. Watching a guy goes from complaining whiner to a thankful human being is so motivating.
This could be the movie when you have multiple epiphanies and realize all those things you did not before.
Reminder is to not call God back to the number you see on the screen, it does not work. He is in quarantine 😜
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Zack Snyder (screenplay), Kurt Johnstad (screenplay)
Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham
This is one of those movies you need to watch high. Like there is no need to watch it sober or like read reviews or whatsoever.
As a movie it’s good, but it’s way better when you are high, especially due to its visual effects and design. The movie makes good use of slow-motion in a perfect way.
Overall, a high person will find it so amusing and incredible that you will be touching your face and trying to feel it and thinking if it is the right face for you or not. I know it does not make sense, but that is how enjoyable the movie is.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
It is hard to imagine a 40-year-old virgin existing in real life. As they have become like these rare beings upon meeting one you would have so much to ask and talk, mostly ask.
The movie has one of the best jokes, double entendres, one-liners, Steve Carrell, and the best cast a low budget comedy movie could ever have.
It will make the list to watch movies smoking a pot, be it perhaps not on the top but like still top 10.
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi |
This movie is based on a girl who gets abducted and is made to travel with a bag of drugs in her stomach. However, he becomes superhuman when she gets beaten and the bag opens up in her abdomen.
Lucy is a movie that opens up your mind about a lot of things and the way it works in the real world. It is not always 100% correct, which is given considering it is a movie.
However, seeing all the visual effects taking place and the action itself is enough to get you high on quality.
If you are not a regular stoner and understand the science and physics behind things, then this is clearly not a movie for you, as it gets a lot of things wrong.
However, an average person with an intention to have some fun would find it amazing and brilliant. Especially when she sees all those wireless signals.
It only makes you feel like you just need to take another puff to literally be able to do all that she does, which makes it like the top movies to watch while high.
The Interview (2014)
Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Writers: Dan Sterling (screenplay), Seth Rogen (story)
Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park
Having received mixed reviews from the critics and the moviegoers, the movie was not quite the success as it was expected to be.
It did probably hurt so many Asian audiences or those with softer skin. However, the jokes were funny and even funnier when you are high.
To enjoy this movie, you have to look at it through an open-minded person’s point of view and with the intention to enjoy your time. Then you are sure to get the most laughs and the best experience possible to get from a movie like that.
Overall it is a good movie to watch while high.
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay)
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz |
This is like the only Superhero movie that comes as close to being as real as possible. It is quite funny for an action comic book adaptation of a movie.
It gets bloody wild at times, especially for a movie that features a teenager as the main protagonist. As a high person watching it, you will find it as the best part of the movie which is why it is on my list of good movies to watch when high
However, as a high, you will find each of its flaws as one of the selling points of the movie. It is funny enough to watch smoking some pot, it has good enough action that can be enhanced by you know what.
Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle (2008)
Director: Danny Leiner
Writers: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry
The movie makes one thing clear which is that we all know smoking marijuana makes people hungry. It deserves to be on top of movies to watch while high only because it got this part right 😉
Although the movie got okay reviews from the critics, it was loved by pretty much everyone who watched it, perhaps because it is easily relatable regardless of your cultural background.
It also is filled with jokes that are so funny that you laugh your guts out but also with failed jokes that you still laugh because you could not stop from the previous ones.
Now imagine heightening it all up while smoking a joint or two, you are in for a world of fun.
Director: Adam McKay
Writers: Will Ferrell (screenplay), Adam McKay (screenplay) |
Stars:Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen |
The best part about this movie is its old school comedy style with Will Ferrell and John Reilley.
It is no secret the movie could not have been made to the level it is without these two.
This movie is like a 40-year-old virgin, it is hard to relate, but you still laugh your ass off, because it is hilarious.
This is one of the movies which you watch purely for the quality of its jokes and writing when you are high. It may not take you to places, or to other galaxies, but it sure as hell will take you to other dimensions of jokes and make you fall down laughing.
This movie easily makes it to the best movies to watch when high list purely for its plot, writing and jokes, however, combined with excellent acting it can easily be one of the funniest movies ever made.
Dude Where’s My Car (2000)
Director: Danny Leiner
Writer: Philip Stark
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner
The plot revolves around two guys who lost their car due to hard parting the night before. And sure this is the kind of thing that happens often, or often enough that you would make into a movie perhaps–not, but into a good movie to watch high–certainly yes!.
The movie did not receive the best of reviews but the movie is so stupidly funny that you have to wonder how genius the writer has to be to understand the human psychic and behavior to deliver the comedy at this level.
This is another one of these movies which were probably made specifically for high people. Because it in fact is a boring movie with a few jokes here and there, and the plot is kind of weak.
Then again, when you are high, it is almost like those are the greatest parts of the movie.
It is a stupid, uncanny, and meaningless movie that is just the right fit for watching under the influence of a substance.
Waking Life (2001)
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater
This last movie deserves an oscar for merely the animations if it were meant for high people. If anyone ever asked me how I should make an animated movie to watch when smoking weed. I would give this movie as an example of how they should be.
The movie itself is mentally challenging and informative; teaches you a lot about life, dreams, and of course about being high.
You are sure to come out better after watching this movie. Whether high or not, however, when high you are sure to come out higher in aspiration and better in the mood.
To Wrap It Up
Most of the movies are fun enough to watch without any weed or anything. However, we all know how cool and different it is to watch a movie with smoke in your hands.
These 25 movies will make sure that you will get the best of your high anytime you watch them, giving you infinite laughter, amaze, emotions, and a bit of scare it definitely will be the missing component of your high time.
Roll it up and grab a snack or two, you know how many 😉, and get to watch the best movies to watch high.