Sometimes you get so high that everything is funny. Something as insignificant as a look or a sigh can send you into uncontrollable fits of laughter. Other times you get so high that nothing’s funny at all. No amount of deep-fried memes or Vine compilation videos on YouTube can break the spell.
Then, there’s that in-between moment, the one that comes when you’ve just smoked and are waiting for the shit to kick in. Everything hinges in the balance, ready to take you cruising to Good Time Town or on a one-way trip to Paranoid-Sadsville, population: you. These 11 comedies on Netflix (US) right now are the perfect answer for when you’re getting stoned and just want to let the good laughs roll.
When you think of 1980’s golf classic Caddyshack, you think of Bill Murray, who was most definitely a stoner once upon a time. Less well-known is the story of how he and Chevy Chase ended up scoring pot from Rodney Dangerfield in the 80s. Someone had to be high to come up with that dancing gopher scene.
The Money Pit
Even though the jury’s still out on whether or not America’s dad smokes weed, the physical comedy of The Money Pit is perfect for moments when you’re too stoned to stand up. The anti-weed Steven Spielberg co-executive produced this story about a yuppie couple who gets a too-good-to-be-true deal on a mansion, so having this on the “best comedies to watch while stoned” list is a must.
Even though the real Jamaican bobsled team never “ever smoked weed,” this 1993 comedy sports film is supremely satisfying on drugs. Obviously rasta stereotypes abound, but it’s the way John Candy shows up in shades and a guayabera that suggests he took a trip to the Blue Mountains.
The Bucket List
When two men meet in a cancer ward, they decide to go on a road trip to cross off all the things they still want to do before they kick it. Bucket List stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman have spoken in favor of legalizing weed in the past, so toke one up for both those titans while watching them check off the boxes in this campy romp packed full of old men doing things old men aren't supposed to do.
Henry Poole Is Here
This 2008 sleeper-hit starring Luke Wilson is the perfect comedy for sitting around wondering what the hell the point of it all is. Wilson stars as the titular Poole, a dying man whose suburban Los Angeles home is discovered to have the image of Christ stuccoed into it. Trippy, huh? Miracles may or may not abound, which will certainly spark introspection whilst you spark your next big doink.
Did you know that the legendary John Hughes actually came up with the story idea for this Owen Wilson flick? Wow. After Hughes’s passing, Seth Rogen picked up the mantle with lead Beavis and Butt-Head scribe Kristofor Brown, and the resulting story about bullied high schoolers who hire a homeless Army deserter to be their bodyguard is simply *chef’s kiss*.
I Love You, Man
Without a doubt the most likeable film to come out of the Apatow production pipeline, Paul Rudd and Jason Segel’s paean to bro-hood is tailor-made for the sesh. It’s a brash, heartfelt, and happy reminder why you should appreciate your buds.
Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie
In 2010, the Jackasses reunited for what would be Ryan Dunn’s last ride with the crew. Port-a-potties on bungee cords and Africanized bees aside, you could show Jackass to a space alien and it’d learn what it means to be an American.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5
In Bad Grandpa, Johnny Knoxville reprises his iconic old-man character from Jackass, Irving Zisman. Knoxville’s turn as the hard-drinking, porn addicted octogenarian is something of a mirror to angry old white people, the kind that will make you understand why the fact that more old Americans than ever are smoking pot is actually a really big deal.
The Trip to Italy
If food and funny things are your high’s best company, this travel comedy from British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon will go down like an ice-chilled bong hit. Following director Michael Winterbottom's hit tv series The Trip, the hapless misadventures of Steve and Rob make for a splendid, if stoney, celebration of the finer things.
Game Over, Man!
It’s every stoner’s dream to enjoy the runaway success of Workaholics creators Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson, and Kyle Newacheck. Massive explosions aside, it’s not a huge leap from the Comedy Central series—if you like them as stoned pencil-pushers, you’ll also definitely enjoy them as stoned action heroes.
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