75 stoner movies to watch during quarantine

Published on March 13, 2020 · Last updated August 5, 2020
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You're gonna want a lot more Blue Steel in your life in the coming days. (Zoolander / Paramount Pictures)

In these days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are working from home in social isolation, and in desperate need of entertainment and escape. As professional sports, live music shows, and festivals like SXSW have been cancelled or postponed, we know you’re looking for ways to pass the time.

Leafly to the rescue!

We’ve assembled a list of 75 of our favorite classic stoner movies. Whether you define a stoner flick as a movie about stoners or a movie you happen to enjoy watching while stoned, we’ve got you covered.

Don’t want to waste precious viewing time searching Hulu or Netflix? We’ve organized our list according to streaming service. We’ve also noted which movies pass the Bechdel test for our stoner feminist crowd. For those who don’t know, the Bechdel test is a way of analyzing a movie based on its sexist themes and/or gender stereotypes. To pass, a movie must contain at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. Girl power, am I right?

Stoner movies on Hulu

Ali G Indahouse (2002)

Featuring comedy chameleon Sacha Baron Cohen, this film centers on a the leader of a fictitious gang leader in Staines, England. His passions lead him to a career in politics as Ali G takes Parliament.

Amélie (2001)

This French rom-com is perfect for a chill day where you can let your imagination wander like the main character, Amelie. Watch this movie if you love Paris, warm-fuzzies, and warm loaves of French bread.

  • Passes the Bechdel test
  • Available through Hulu with the Cinemax add-on

American Ultra (2015)

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in American Ultra

This comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart is an action-packed tale of two small-town stoners looking for a little fun. Things change in the blink of an eye as Eisenberg has a revelation that changes his life forever….again.

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The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

This movie is an animal and nature lover’s delight. Watch what it takes to get a California farm up and running while learning about sustainable farming practices in this documentary by an Emmy-award winner.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Coen Brothers make a splash in this crime comedy classic about The Dude. How many White Russians can you sip while you watch?

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Main characters from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Two teens travel through time in one of Keanu Reeves’ most iconic roles. It’s a tall order for two guys who barely passed history class – but they find a way to make it back and tell the tale.

The Blues Brothers (1980)

John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as two blood brothers searching for redemption in this musical comedy. Joliet and Elwood use the blues to help save the Roman Catholic orphanage where they were raised and celebrate soul every step of the way.

Booksmart (2019)

This film about friends at outer limits of their high school career is a refreshing look today’s youth and their sense of humor. Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever star in this film about change, friendship, and graduation day.

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Bridesmaids (2011)

Six leading women of Bridesmaids

With countless classic moments throughout the film, Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph as best friends adjusting to the changes that marriage brings out in all who participate. Get ready to giggle as Wiig attempts to hold on to her friend at all costs.

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Clerks (1994)

Take an inside look at the lives of two convenience store clerks as you spend the day in their shoes. New Jersey strip malls have never been quite as funny.

Dazed and Confused (1993)

This coming-of-age classic stars a young crew of Texas teens on the last day of school. Light up something that will make you feel “all right, all right, all right” and get into it.

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Don’t be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

Wayans brothers as Ash Tray and Loc Dog

The Wayan’s Brothers’ legacy continues on with this spoofy comedy filmed in Los Angeles. Ash Tray and Loc Dog are cousins looking out for each other in the streets, sharing important cultural lessons about the neighborhood along the way.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

These SoCal teens are ready for everything life has to throw at them, especially sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Get in the mood to party and connect with your inner 80s when you spark up to this classic starring Sean Penn.

The Fountain (2006)

Darren Aronofsky directs Hugh Jackman as Tommy – a man stricken with grief and heartache. Jackman searches for the Fountain of Youth to save his ailing wife in this romantic drama.

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Ghostbusters (1984)

Go ahead and sing the song. You know who we’re calling, and you know it’s Ghostbusters – the supernatural comedy that’s always good for a laugh.

Half Baked (1998)

Stars of Half Baked

Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan write a tale about a hair-brained scheme that involves plenty of weed and shenanigans. This movie is ripe with celebrity cameos, as the main characters get their friend out of jail in a bit of a haze.

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Jim Carrey stars as a cop who comes out of the closet to live his best life, including breaking all the rules. He feels complete when he meets prisoner Phillip Morris and starts imagining their life together.

Out Cold (2001)

This stoner comedy is set in Alaska and features plenty of snowboarding, skiing, and silliness. Main character, Rick, and friends must save the resort before their snowy home is sold.

Raising Arizona (1987)

Nicolas Cage stars in this eccentric comedy where he sticks up stores and gets the girl – leaving viewers to wonder if it was all just a dream. Light something that will help you figure out if Hi and Ed really ended up the way he dreamt it!

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Saving Grace (2000)

This British comedy is about a woman who ends up growing cannabis to help pay her debts. It’s a sweet story for anyone who loves growing, growing weed, crying while growing weed, or crying because you wish you could grow some weed during quarantine.

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

What are you going to do if there is a zombie apocalypse? Get some tips from Shaun, who goes from an electronics salesman to zombie slayer in Crouch End, London.

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Team America (2004)

This puppet film is a wild ride about a team of crimefighters protecting the world from terrorists. Don’t let the style fool you though, it’s anything but a kids movie!

Ted (2012)

Mark Wahlberg and Ted

Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis star in this film about a man and his teddy bear. Watch as Wahlberg deals with detaching from his childhood toy – but not before getting high with his stuffy about a million times.

They Live (1988)

What if everyone is secretly an alien? What if you smoke some chronic and check out this science-fiction flick that’s sure to make you wonder what earthly encounters you’ve been having all along?

Tron: Legacy (2010)

Lights, camera, action, more lights. Get a visual treat when you watch this film starring Jeff Bridges. Make sure to pack your bowl with a strain that will help your eyeballs bug out of your head at the beautiful effects in this one.

Up in Smoke (1978)

Has anyone ever added up everything we owe to Cheech and Chong? If not, start calculating with this film that helped define a counterculture with characters like Pedro, Strawberry, and Man.

Netflix stoner movies

Dude (2018)

Lucy Hale and Awkwafina show that girls, too, just want to smoke and have fun in this 2018 high school stoner movie about friends trying to cope with graduation.

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Image of Ferris Bueller on the phone in a robe

You’ve likely already quoted this movie in your everyday life and didn’t’ even know it. Check out what Matthew Broderick does on his day away from school as the ultimate cool kid who needs some space from all that high school stuff.

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

In a true tribute to the munchies, this movie follows two friends (John Cho and Kal Penn) as they go to get some food after getting high. What comes next is a fun-filled night that unfolds as they try to do the obvious next thing – get more weed.

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

This British comedy about the characters King Arthur and his squire, Patsy, isn’t going anywhere on the classic rotation. Light something you can sit and laugh with as you watch what some people consider the greatest comedy film of all time.

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

This dark fantasy film was written by Guillermo Del Toro and takes you to 1944 Spain and a magical labyrinth where the main characters are just trying to get through it. Sounds like quarantine to me!

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Scary Movie (2000)

Regina Hall invents comedy along with a star-studded cast in this classic spoof movie about high schoolers who keep running into scenarios from scary movies. The franchise went on to do so well that it started a new wave of spoofs in the 2000s.

  • Passes the Bechdel test

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Characters of Into the Spiderverse

This addition to the Spiderman franchise is a gorgeously animated treat. Smoke something that gives you good visuals as you delight in the technical work of the animators and root for Miles Morales.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Master Splinter didn’t raise no fools! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are four pizza-eating wonder-turtles keeping New York safe from dirtbags and jerks. The comic characters come to life to teach you to appreciate the Italian Renaissance and fight crime.

Stoner movies on Amazon Prime Video

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Cast of Anchorman

In a time where the news feels like a comedy, might we suggest a comedy about the news? See Will Ferrell at the height of his moment in this comedy about some of the craziest work friends there ever were. Make sure you’re prepared to enjoy a little jazz flute!

  • Passes the Bechdel test
  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

Best in Show (2000)

The dog lover in you will love this film written by Eugene Levy. Set in Philly, there’s lots of laughs and views of fluffy puppies to make it well worth an afternoon watch.

  • Passes the Bechdel test
  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Bio-Dome (1996)
While it may feel like we’re living in a bubble while in quarantine, it’s nothing compared to Bio-Dome. Bud and Doyle accidentally volunteer themselves for the experiment of a lifetime and learn to love Mother Nature as she deserves!

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Bring It On (2000)

The girls wish that they could do it like the Compton Clovers! See what unfolds as two rival cheerleading squads prepare for the biggest competition of their high school careers, set to dreamy 2000s Cali views. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, and Eliza Dushku.

  • Passes the Bechdel test
  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Caddyshack (1980)

Sports in the time of quarantine are hard to come by. Fire up Caddyshack to get your golf giggles on in this classic show of talent from Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Murray.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Cosmos (2019)

After years of listening to the silence of space, you hear a sound. See what happens when three astronomers explore where and who it came from.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $4.99

Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)

For everyone that’s ever decided to sleep it off after a night of elevation, this one’s for you. Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott try to figure out where they left their car after a rager.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Easy Rider (1969)

This film follows road brothers through the American South and Southwest on a mission to New Orleans. Motorcycle lovers will want to turn on this classic film starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Ready for a little visual interest? And no, it’s not George Clooney – you only hear his voice. Instead, follow the animated tale of the mischievous Mr. Fox, who’s just trying to be a good dad and a cool guy at the same time.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro star in this trippy movie about drugs, road trips, and Vegas. Make sure you buckle in for a wild ride about what journalists will really do for a story.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Friday (1995)

Ice Cube and Chris Tucker star as friends from this iconic portrayal of the hood on film in Friday. Comedy titans like John Witherspoon and Bernie Mac make an appearance, along with plenty of laughable moments about two best friends who need to pay up.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Ghostbusters (2016)

The remake of this 80s classic stars an all-female leading cast made up of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Watch as they fight the supernatural of New York City and work together to save the day.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Good Burger (1997)

Kenan and Kel in Good Burger

Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can we take your order? If you’ve never heard these words before, make sure to pop an edible and watch this lighthearted comedy starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell.

  • Available for free with Amazon Prime.

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

The future is now and these friends have a hot tub time machine. Their trip through time gives a nod to classic science fiction scenarios (you know you can’t change anything then you go back in time!) while leaving you with the feel-good vibes of a buddy film.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

What’s more romantic than sharp blades and kick-ass martial arts moves? Tune into this Chinese love story set in AD 859, starring Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, and Takeshi Kaneshiro.

  • Available for free on Amazon Prime Video

How High (2001)

Method Man and Redman take blazing to another level when they smoke their deceased friend’s ashes and are visited by his ghost. They enroll in Harvard University with the ghost’s guidance and bring their 420-friendly lifestyle along with them.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Humboldt County (2009)

This movie debuted at South by Southwest, and centers around a college kid searching for answers. After meeting a girl who loves pot, he ponders the deeper meaning of life and his love of nature.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

Interstella 5555 (2013)

Animated characters of Interstella 5555

This movie is a visual realization of a Daft Punk album, which is the perfect way to inject awesome music and sweet art into a chill day in quar. Check out the album, Discovery, before you tune in!

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video with Stingray Qello add-on

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

This buddy comedy is an extension of Clerks, filled with more laughs and more memorable characters. It’s fifth in a set of films by creator Kevin Smith that truly speak to a stoner’s heart.

  • Passes the Bechdel test
  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

This action-packed movie about 1940s Shanghai will have you rooting for the underdogs fighting a villainous gang in their neighborhood.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

Legally Blonde (2001)

Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods

Elle Woods sets her mind to conquering law school, but now without simultaneously solving one of the biggest cases of her career before she’s even graduated!

  • Passes the Bechdel test
  • Available for free on Amazon Prime Video

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Bill Murray is an oceanographer determined to document the jaguar shark. He leads a team of quirky characters under the sea to find their Moby Dick.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

Mallrats (1995)

Kevin Smith strikes again with this Jay and Silent Bob movie set in the quintessential 90s location – the mall!

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Nice Dreams (1981)

Cheech and Chong are trying to mind their business and outrun the police in this trippy stoner hit. It’s not made for children, but neither is weed!

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

Pineapple Express (2008)

Anyone who’s ever wanted to be better friends with their dealer will love this movie starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. It goes to prove that the relationship with the person who provides you weed is special – and will get you through the craziest times.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

Planet Earth (2006)

There’s an entire season of animals and picturesque nature scenes to get you through just about anything. Select a setting from Argentina to the Arctic Circle and commune with nature from the couch.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for the entire season for $19.99

Reefer Madness (1936)
Watch this bit of antiquated American drug propaganda! Or save yourself the agony and read Dante Jordan’s review instead.

  • Available for free on Amazon Prime Video.

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

American propaganda meets American Broadway in this cover of the 1936 movie.

  • Available for free on Amazon Prime Video

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow star as two women trying to impress their classmates at their high school reunion. Learn about everything they do to make the best of what they’ve got in this girl-power classic.

  • Passes the Bechdel test
  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

Samsara (2011)

It took five years to create this gorgeous film about the spirit of humanity. Prepare to be amazed at what it inspires you to think and feel after taking in the stunning visuals.

  • Available for free on Amazon Prime Video

Sausage Party (2016)

This animated film certainly is not for children but will give you many childish laughs. Seth Rogen’s dreams come to fruition with this tender tale about a sausage grappling with its existence.

  • Passes the Bechdel test
  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Animated still of A Scanner Darkly

Keanu Reeves learns about a drug-saturated underworld in this visually stunning movie about a near-future police state. He works as an undercover agent who uhhh… gets too lit to quit his day job.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

Soul Plane (2004)

Now that’s one fly plane! This movie follows a group of people aboard the best airline out, and features funny stars like Kevin Hart, Mo’Nique, D.L. Hughley, and more.

  • Available for free on Amazon Prime Video

Stripes (1981)

Bill Murray stars in this comedy about a guy who joins the Army with his best friend. He travels the world and becomes a decorated hero while learning that he’s not a complete misfit after all.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Super High Me (2008)

What happens when you smoke for 30 days straight? Comedian Doug Benson documents it all in this mockumentary spoof of Super Size Me.

  • Available for free on Amazon Prime Video

Super Troopers (2001)

Super Troopers in front of cop car

If quarantine has you thinking about the police a lot, Super Troopers might be a good choice for you! Follow five Vermont state troopers as they show the local police how it’s done.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

This mockumentary follows the fictitious group Spinal Tap on their US tour. Get lots of good 80s headbanging in as they bring their album Smell the Glove to life.

  • Available for free on Amazon Prime Video

This is the End (2013)

There’s very little that anyone can do to summarize this apocalyptic movie about celebrities stuck in James Franco’s house. You’ll never guess what goes down when the heavens and earth open up.

  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

True Romance (1993)

This Quentin Tarantino film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette on the run from a Detroit pimp. Do you need more reasons to watch?

  • Available for free on Amazon Prime Video with the IMDb TV add-on.

Whip It (2009)

Directed by Drew Barrymore, this movie about women’s roller-derby straight up kicks butt. Ellen Page stars as Bliss, a Texas teen who takes on the hobby and learns more about herself.

  • Passes the Bechdel test
  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

Zoolander (2001)

Ben Stiller as Zoolander

Ben Stiller gives a memorable performance as a model trying to stay on top of the fashion industry. He gets caught up in a scheme to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia, and has to rely on his handsome good looks to save the day.

  • Passes the Bechdel test
  • Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

Stoner movies on iTunes

Shaolin Soccer (2001)

There’s nothing like lighting up and watching a little kung-fu! This movie will deliver just that as it tells the tale of a former monk and his brothers who reunite to honor their master through martial arts and soccer skills.

  • Available to rent on iTunes for $3.99

Happy viewing!

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