Looking for a good marijuana film for a party? Here is a guide to evergreen classics and new films about weed that will surely set you in the right mood.
Cannabis Film Guide for Summer 2022
Once you’ve visited one of your favorite San Diego dispensaries and acquired a bit of weed you love, it’s time to pick a film to watch when high. A well-chosen film will become a good companion for you, no matter the mood and the intended activity. Whether you’re coach-locked and want a contemplative experience or in the giggly mood looking for a great comedy -it’s all here in our cannabis film guide for 2022.
1. Leaves of Grass (2008)
There’s no stoner out there who would never watch this black comedy. Though reviews are pretty controversial, we still recommend watching it, at least to enjoy Edward Norton’s spectacular performance in two roles – as a Harvard professor Bill and his twin brother Brady, a weed dealer with a heap of problems. The movie has many ridiculous plot twists, a murder, and much weed – a bulletproof combination for a stoner evening.
2. Saving Grace (2000)
This film will fit any mood and company, making it a hit in the European cannabis culture for over two decades. The popularity of the middle-aged woman’s story of shifting from growing orchids to a successful weed plantation is striking and sweet. The film is heart-warming and encouraging, but it also has a healthy portion of funny situations to laugh out loud when high. So, you’re sure to get a good portion of fun and pleasure watching and empathizing with her brave efforts to save her house from confiscation and try to regain her cloudless, happy life.
3. Dazed and Confused (1993)
Weed and high school go hand in hand. Most stories about trying weed for the first time, wild weed parties, and all that fun come from school and college campuses. So, a good-old story of teenagers and weed can make your evening. The film has style, its cast is brilliant, and the music is a separate treat to enjoy. It will surely make you nostalgic and give you a feeling of careless, cheerful high school days.
4. Up in Smoke (1978)
Though this film was probably produced before your birth, it’s still regarded as the best counterculture movie about weed. It has thousands of dedicated followers you laugh their heads off when watching the amusing adventures of Cheech Marine and Tommy Chong. The film’s characters don’t fit in their community and look so different that you’re sure to love them at first sight. By the way, viewers liked Cheech and Chong so much that the movie Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams was further screened in 1981, following the weed theme and welcoming you to a new portion of these guys’ adventures.
5. Grandma’s Boy (2006)
Grandma’s Boy will become a great evening companion if you’re more in a giggly, uplifted mood after smoking your bong. It’s a stoner comedy about Alex, a video game tester who had to move to his grandmother’s house after eviction from a rented house. His life with Lilly and her two friends is not easy at first, but later, Lilly helps Alex protect his intellectual property and beat an evil colleague, J. P., who is trying to steal Alex’s winning game idea. But the best about this film all stoners will love is the wild party that Alex, Samantha, and Lilly arrange.
6. Annihilation (2018)
Now, it’s time for a pretty different stoner film in our guide. Annihilation is a brain-wrecking contemplation that will enhance your couch-locking effect and bring you into a deep trans you might have been looking for. The story tells about the mysterious disappearance and reappearance of the protagonist’s husband and her travel to a place of meteorite’s fall, promising a lot of paranoia. Natalie Portman’s performance is brilliant, but the plot is so complex that nobody can get it sober. Maybe you will cope with the task better when high?
7. Pineapple Express (2008)
One more piece of stoner classics, Pineapple Express, appeals to a broad audience. It’s a cool detective story with a reasonable degree of action in it. It also features two brilliant actors – Seth Rogen and James Franco – whose conduct while high and sober is equally likable. Third, the story is about weed, a rare strain of Pineapple Express, which can also become an additional reason for weed fans to watch the exciting comedy over and over again.
8. Soul Plane (2004)
And we’ll finalize our film guide with a super-cool and well-known comedy featuring Snoop Dogg, the weed icon of all times. Soul Plane is also nearly two decades old, but this light-hearted, funny movie can make you dissolve into laughter. Though the movie’s quality stands no serious criticism, watching Snoop Dogg smoking blunts and messing around is a pure nostalgic treat. We bet many of you would want to have a flight on Nashawn Wade’s, heading to endless fun under the guidance of a brave and jolly Captain Mack.