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Smoke, Flicks, and Chill: Movies That are Higher Than You

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by Sean Abrams

by Sean Abrams

 

It's not a scientific fact (even though it damn well should be), but weed just makes everything better. In the realm of cinema, a couple tokes amplify even the smallest of details, turning that mediocre joke into a tear-worthy roar of laughter, or shifting a mundane background song track into your most played song on Spotify. And while there are some classics that get praise thanks to the inclusion of weed, it's the films that feature characters and plots heavily induced by it that make for a real good time. Here's a list of the most marijuana-friendly films (in no particular order) that are probably much more high than you are. Just chillax, bro. Take another hit. 

Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

This night-after, cult stoner classic is undeniably allllll of us. After partying a little too hard, we follow leading gents Jesse and Chester (Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott) as they retrace their night of debauchery through events that no one sober would ever put themselves through. During what other genre of movie would you find yourself encountering a transgender stripper, UFO-obsessed cultists, and a dog that probably loves weed more than you do? The answer is: Nowhere, which is what makes this 2000 film so damn great. Kickstarter sequel, anyone?

Munchie: A large helping of Chinese food.. and then?

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

If the title alone doesn't dial up those unruly munchies of yours, I'm not sure what will. Another movie that highlights the efforts of an unsuspecting dynamic duo, Harold and Kumar takes viewers on the opposite ride of Dude, Where's My Car? with the two buds put on a comically bumpy journey after attempting to satisfy their mini burger cravings. It's relatively easy to relate to this one, which is why it’s gone on to spawn two other installments to this growing stoner comedy franchise. Your nearest White Castle is calling your name.

Munchie: Well, duh. White Castle!

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

What happens when you take an ensemble cast of middle-aged actors and put them at an '80s summer camp setting on its very last day? Well.. exactly what you think would happen. In this nonsensical comedy set at the isolated Camp Firewood in Maine, the sex-crazed counselors and their rambunctious group of campers all try to make the most of their final hours away before the night culminates at their annual talent show. Utilizing the wit of Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Molly Shannon, and Elizabeth Banks, this cult classic caused such a riot that it went on to spawn a Netflix prequel spinoff, with the even older actors reprising their same roles. You can't help but chuckle along with it.

Munchie: Camp-style sloppy joes.

Batman and Robin (1997)

Probably one, if the not the worst, iteration of an on-screen Caped Crusader representations, Batman & Robin is so completely bonkers that it feels like Joel Schumacher and the rest of the DC team had to of been at least a little high during its development. With pretty outlandish visual effects, an array of frigid punchlines from Schwarzenegger's 'Mr. Freeze,' and a seriously convoluted plot base, things just didn't work at all, making us extremely thankful when director Christopher Nolan revamped the franchise a few years later. Sure, everyone can find a few positives from this poorly received superhero film, but toking up may be the only way to get through two hours of staring at the fake nipples on Clooney’s bat suit. 

Munchie: Go for the brain freeze with an extra large slurpee.

Smiley Face (2007)

Probably the most unknown and most underrated on this list, Smiley Face takes sluggishly stone(r) cold fox Anna Faris on a roundabout of misadventures after she accidentally consumes a large helping of THC via delicious frosted cupcakes. The camera work and editing on the baked good consumption scene with Jane alone relates to any burnt out member of society, with Faris mastering the art of out of your mind stoned in an almost out-of-body, Inception styled way. Her giggle is infectious, her eyes are barely open, and things are slowed down to an alarming rate – and it’s absolutely perfect.

Munchie: Any baked good will do, but bonus points for cupcakes.


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Sean Abrams

Sean Abrams is a Brooklyn native with a penchant for being the guy who eats only the pink Starbursts. He currently resides in Astoria and is an Associate Editor at Maxim Magazine. Follow him down the rabbit hole on Twitter at @seanybrams.



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