9 Best Stoner Movies, From ‘Inherent Vice’ to ‘The Cabin in the Woods’

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Inherent Vice

Who doesn’t want to watch detective Joaquin Phoenix stumbling around Los Angeles trying to solve the disappearance of his former girlfriend while fried out of his mind? “Inherent Vice” has a stoner protagonist so funny and oddly charming that he could be the proud face of 4/20. But a lot of what makes the movie such a perfect stoner film is how Paul Thomas Anderson filters Thomas Pynchon’s novel through his own hazy, stoned-out filter. Watching “Inherent Vice” provides the actual sensation of being spaced out. You’ll be laughing nonstop one minute and then scratching your head the next. Long stretches seem to fade into each other. When it comes to stoner movies, “Inherent Vice” is a new classic.

Half Baked

The seminal marijuana movie for many Generation Xers, 1998’s “Half Baked” also marked the

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Movies & TV

Inherent Vice (2014)
Half Baked (1998)
Scarface (2018)
Billy Madison (1995)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
In (1969)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Smiley Face (2007)
The Last Waltz (1978)
Pineapple Express (2008)
Your Highness (2011)


John Oliver
Joaquin Phoenix
Paul Thomas Anderson
Thomas Pynchon
Dave Chappelle
Jim Breuer
Guillermo Díaz
Harland Williams
Chapelle Show
Neal Brennan
Tamra Davis
Drew Goddard
Joss Whedon
Guy Ritchie
Jason Statham
Jeff Bridges
Ethan Coen
Gregg Araki
Anna Faris
Martin Scorsese
Bob Dylan
Neil Young
Emmylou Harris
Eric Clapton
Ringo Starr
David Gordon Green
Seth Rogen
James Franco
Judd Apatow
Danny McBride