Get that hefty buzz on, carve out that extra-large slice of sofa space, sprawl out, scarf some greasy snacks, and decompress with these reefer-related flicks.
“DON’T BE A MENACE” – 1996
Leave it to the Wayans brothers to make a parody on really dramatic movies like “Boyz N the Hood”. The movie, filled with very obvious spoofery follows Ashtray (Shawn Wayans), who comes to South Central L.A. and wants more from his life than hanging out with his cousin Super Soaker bearing Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans). Eventually he finds true love with poetic but promiscuous Daishiki.
“AIRHEADS” – 1994
A bit of a mess, but seriously one of the best in Adam Sandler and Brendan Fraser’s catalogs, not to forget one of Steve Buscemi’s best performances before hitting the big time. Looking for a break, the trio – a terrible hair metal band called The Lost Rangers – holds a radio station hostage
“CRYSTAL FAIRY & THE MAGIC CACTUS” – 2013
A drug-fueled adventure film starring Michael Cera as Jaime, a drug-addled twenty-something who is visiting Chile with the sole intention of drinking the juice of the San Pedro cactus, which is known for its powerful hallucinogenic effects. He and Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffman) are foils of each other; they will both get on your nerves for different reasons.
“THE WASH” – 2001
Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and their buddies take it all in stride — if they were any more laid-back in this movie, they’d be napping in their trailers.
“WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM” – 1980
This was the Hunter S. Thompson movie before Terry Gilliam decided to do his version. It’s a hilarious series of episodic vignettes based on several of Thompson’s stories instead of being an adaptation of just one. Bill Murray rocks and his relationship in the movie with Thompson’s Chicano lawyer “Carl Lazlo Esq.” during his attempt to cover Super Bowl the ’72 Presidential Campaign, makes for some crazy shenanigans.
“NEWLYWEEDS” – 2013
A smoky and heartfelt comedy about two young people, a love affair, American life, Brooklyn and – of course – weed.
“HUMBOLDT COUNTY” – 2008
Be prepared: Humboldt County is a slow starter. It may seem like a cliched, uptight-nerd-liberated-by-free-sprited-folks type of movie, but it eventually evolves into something deeper and more resonant. So much pot is smoked in the movie that you could make up a “smoking game”, take a bong rip every time they do.
“REEFER MADNESS” – 1936
The original cautionary propaganda stunt against pot-smoking. The tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana, where a trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to “reefer” cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music, OH NO!
“CHEECH AND CHONG’S UP IN SMOKE” – 1978
Watching these OG stoners get themselves into unpredictable and ridiculous situations never gets old. Órale.