TV and Movies·Updated on Jan 21, 202129 Ridicuously Entertaining Stoner MoviesYes, Seth Rogen's filmography features heavily on this list.by Louis PeitzmanBuzzFeed News ReporterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Up in Smoke (1978) Universal Studios Written by: Tommy Chong and Cheech MarinDirected by: Lou AdlerWhat it's about: In their first feature-length film, comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tomy Chong play Pedro de Pacas and Anthony "Man" Stoner (seriously), who go on a road trip to secure more weed and end up in trouble with the law due to some epic misunderstandings (and the fact that they're really, really high). 2. Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980) Universal Pictures Written by: Tommy Chong and Cheech MarinDirected by: Tommy ChongWhat it's about: In Cheech and Chong's next movie, cleverly titled Cheech & Chong's Next Movie, they once again find themselves engaged in a series of misadventures and mix-ups, largely influenced by being high or trying to get high. This time around, however, they make time for a little romance. 3. Nice Dreams (1981) Columbia Pictures Written by: Tommy Chong and Cheech MarinDirected by: Tommy ChongWhat it's about: In the third Cheech and Chong movie, the pair makes a living selling weed out of an ice cream truck, Happy Herb's Nice Dreams. Characters from the previous two movies reprise their roles to bring everything full circle. Did I mention they end the film as strippers? 4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Universal Pictures Written by: Cameron CroweDirected by: Amy HeckerlingWhat it's about: There are few burnout heroes as iconic as Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), but there's more to Fast Times than Spicoli, who is technically a supporting character. Still, he's the obvious standout (alongside Phoebe Cates) in this film about high schoolers who value sex and pot above just about everything else. 5. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) Fox Searchlight Written by: Chris Matheson and Ed SolomonDirected by: Stephen HerekWhat it's about: The funny thing about time travelers Bill and Ted is that they're not actually stoners — they're just so spacey, they might as well be. In the first installment of the Bill and Ted franchise, the titular lovable dummies accidentally learn about history by going back in time and befriending a bunch of historical figures. 6. Dazed and Confused (1993) Gramercy Pictures Written by: Richard LinklaterDirected by: Richard LinklaterWhat it's about: On the last day of high school in 1976, students celebrate the end of the school year by partying hard and hazing incoming freshman. Most people remember Dazed and Confused for Matthew McConaughey's breakthrough role as the somehow charming David Wooderson. 7. True Romance (1993) Warner Bros /Courtesy Everett Collection Written by: Quentin TarantinoDirected by: Tony ScottWhat it's about: Alabama, an ex-call girl (Patricia Arquette), finds love at first sight with Clarence (Christian Slater) and they get married. However, they find themselves running from the mafia after stealing a shipment of drugs from Alabama's former pimp. Brad Pitt is a supporting character in the movie, but watching him play such an unexpected character is a delight in itself. 8. Clerks (1994) Miramax Films Written by: Kevin SmithDirected by: Kevin SmithWhat it's about: Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) and Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson) are clerks at the Quick Stop convenience store. That's basically it. More importantly, Clerks introduced us to Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith), two weed dealers and general annoyances who link Smith's film series together. 9. PCU (1994) 20th Century Fox Written by: Adam Leff and Zak PennDirected by: Hart BochnerWhat it's about: At Port Chester University, political correctness is in and fraternities are out. Naturally, there's an open rebellion that visiting pre-freshman Tom Lawrence (Chris Young) gets caught in the middle of. Substance abuse runs rampant, naturally, and Jon Favreau plays a pothead named Gutter. 10. Friday (1995) New Line Cinema Written by: Ice Cube and DJ PoohDirected by: F. Gary GrayWhat it's about: Friday takes place over the course of 16 hours, during which Craig Jones (Ice Cube) and Smokey (Chris Tucker) must come up with the $200 that Smokey owes drug dealer Big Worm (Faizon Love). Smokey was supposed to just be selling, but he makes the classic mistake of getting high on his own supply. This one's a classic, and has spawned several sequels starring Ice Cube. 11. Mallrats (1995) Universal Pictures Written by: Kevin SmithDirected by: Kevin SmithWhat it's about: More aimless twentysomethings trying to make something of themselves, and more Jay and Silent Bob smoking weed and sharing their unique brand of wisdom. It all goes down at the local mall, where T.S. Quint (Jason Lee) and Brodie Bruce (Jason Lee) have commissioned Jay and Silent Bob to do some damage. And Ben Affleck is also in it! 12. Half Baked (1998) Universal Pictures Written by: Dave Chappelle and Neal BrennanDirected by: Tamra DavisWhat it's about: Written by the co-creators of Chappelle's Show — but before that series began — Half Baked is your typical stoner farce, complete with modern-day pothead icons (Jim Breuer and his permanently half-lidded eyes) and stoner comedy standbys (Tommy Chong and Willie Nelson, among others). 13. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) Universal Pictures Written by: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Alex Cox, and Tod DaviesDirected by: Terry GilliamWhat it's about: Calling Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas a "stoner movie" is something of an understatement. The film, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Hunter S. Thompson, is really about drug use in general. As in, Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) take them and trip out. 14. The Big Lebowski (1998) Gramercy Pictures Written by: Ethan Coen and Joel CoenDirected by: Joel CoenWhat it's about: Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski aka "The Dude," a man without many passions in life aside from bowling and marijuana. The Dude meets millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston), who enlists his help in delivering the ransom when the "big" Lebowski's wife Bunny (Tara Reid) is kidnapped. 15. Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) 20th Century Fox Written by: Philip StarkDirected by: Danny LeinerWhat it's about: I mean, the title kind of says it all. Jesse Montgomery III (Ashton Kutcher) and Chester Greenburg (Seann William Scott) wake up with no memory of what happened the day before. More importantly, Jesse's car is missing. You might think the mystery comes down to weed — and it does. But it also comes down to aliens. 16. Saving Grace (2000) Fine Line Features Written by: Mark Crowdy and Craig FergusonDirected by: Nigel ColeWhat it's about: See, not all stoner movies are silly. After her husband dies, Grace Trevethyn (Brenda Blethyn) is left with staggering debts that she can't afford to pay. Along with the help of her loyal gardener Matthew Stewart (Ferguson), Brenda cultivates a small marijuana plant into a lucrative grow operation. 17. How High (2001) MCA/Courtesy Everett Collection Written by: Dustin AbrahamDirected by: Jesse DylanWhat it's about: Underachieving stoners Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) use the ashes of Silas' dead friend Ivory (Chuck Davis) as fertilizer for weed. When the two smoke the resulting product, they conjure up Ivory's ghost, who helps them cheat on their college entrance exams and get accepted to Harvard. 18. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Dimension Films Written by: Kevin SmithDirected by: Kevin SmithWhat it's about: Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) return in their own adventure, which includes characters from earlier films in the series. The stoner duo seeks retribution after they find out that comic book characters inspired by them, Bluntman and Chronic, are getting the big-screen treatment. 19. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) New Line Cinema Written by: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden SchlossbergDirected by: Danny LeinerWhat it's about: First, there was Cheech and Chong; then, there was Jay and Silent Bob; and finally, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn), the modern-day stoner duo who emerged with Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, in which the titular friends get stoned and embark on a disastrous trip to get hamburgers (with Neil Patrick Harris). 20. Knocked Up (2007) Universal Pictures Written by: Judd ApatowDirected by: Judd ApatowWhat it's about: Slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) has a one-night stand with the highly ambitious Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl). When Alison gets pregnant, the two decide to make it work, which means Ben has to pull himself together and become an adult...and maybe cut down on the preposterous amount of weed he smokes. 21. Super High Me (2007) Red Envelope Entertainment Directed by: Michael BliedenWhat it's about: Doug Benson was inspired by Morgan Spurlock's Super-Size Me to make Super High Me, a documentary for which Benson smoked weed for 30 days straight to measure its effects on his body. As he discovered, consistent marijuana use didn't do any real damage — and certainly less than eating fast food for a month. 22. Pineapple Express (2008) Columbia Pictures Written by: Seth Rogen and Evan GoldbergDirected by: David Gordon GreenWhat it's about: Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) and his weed dealer Saul Silver (James Franco) become accidental witnesses to a crime at the home of drug lord Ted Jones (Gary Cole). Before they flee, Dale drops his joint at the scene, and the rare strain of weed it contains, Pineapple Express, helps lead the bad guys back to Saul. 23. Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008) Warner Bros. Pictures Written by: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden SchlossbergDirected by: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden SchlossbergWhat it's about: In the second installment of the Harold and Kumar series, the buddies — you guessed it — find themselves detained as terrorists and sent to Guantanamo Bay. There are more misadventures, more hilariously out-of-character Neil Patrick Harris, and more weed. So much more weed. 24. The Wackness (2008) Sony Pictures Classics Written by: Jonathan LevineDirected by: Jonathan LevineWhat it's about: This coming-of-age drama stands out from most of the comedies on the list, but it certainly qualifies as a stoner movie. Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is desperately trying to figure things out, so he makes a deal with psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Squires (Ben Kingsley) to trade marijuana for therapy. 25. Humboldt County (2008) Magnolia Home Entertainment Written by: Darren Grodsky and Danny JacobsDirected by: Darren Grodsky and Danny JacobsWhat it's about: Medical student Peter Hadley (Jeremy Strong) has a one-night stand with Bogart (Fairuza Balk), after which he falls asleep and wakes up to find she has driven him to Humboldt County, where she introduces him to her odd family, including Jack (Brad Dourif), Rosie (Frances Conroy), and Max (Chris Messina), who are pot farmers. 26. Your Highness (2011) Universal Pictures Written by: Danny McBride and Ben BestDirected by: David Gordon GreenWhat it's about: A lot of people didn't exactly like Your Highness — which is fine. It's an odd film, but it's also the only medieval fantasy stoner comedy, so at least it's unique. Danny McBride plays Prince Thadeous, James Franco plays Prince Fabious, and if you're able to play attention, you might be able to follow the absurd parody. 27. A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) Warner Bros. Pictures Written by: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden SchlossbergDirected by: Todd Strauss-SchulsonWhat it's about: On one hand, the third Harold and Kumar movie is more of the same. On the other hand, this is a more mature Harold and Kumar. Also, they're in 3D and it's Christmas. The story is largely about their friendship, which is strained now that Harold is married and sober. But rest assured there are plenty of gags, including a stoned baby. 28. Ted (2012) Universal Pictures Written by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley WildDirected by: Seth MacFarlaneWhat it's about: John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) lives with his best friend and lifelong companion, a talking teddy bear named Ted (Seth MacFarlane). As John tries to get serious with Lori Collins (Mila Kunis), he has to pull away from the hard-drinking, pot-smoking lifestyle to which he and Ted have grown accustomed. 29. This Is the End (2013) Sony Pictures Releasing Written by: Seth Rogen and Evan GoldbergDirected by: Seth Rogen and Evan GoldbergWhat it's about: This Is the End is a stoner movie, sure, but it's also a post-apocalyptic disaster flick and a buddy comedy. Either way, it has a bunch of notable actors (who pop up in other films on this list!) doing parodies of themselves at their worst when they're forced to deal with the world literally coming to an end.