This Sunday is a day when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ by forcing uncomfortably-attired children to pose for pictures next to old men dressed up like rabbits, compelling them to search the earth for tiny, stale balls of chocolate and feigning excitement when they find them in plain sight. It is also 4/20, a day when millions of potheads around the world will wake and bake, eat said chocolate, and then go back to sleep for the remainder of the day. From Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke to Fast Times At Ridgemont High, here is a retrospective of some of the greatest stoner films in our fair nation's history.
1. The Big Lebowski
The Dude, His Dudeness, Duder, El Duderino, call him what you will. He is the true unemployed, robe-wearing middle aged, half-and-half mustachioed everyman.
2. Dazed and Confused
"Alright, alright, alright." This is the movie that launched Matthew McConaughey's career. It is also the movie that substantiated the conspiracy theory that George Washington was a pothead who believed in aliens and toked it up with Martha every fortnight.
This film chronicles a day in the life of two homies in South Central, smokin' green, and getting into an altercation with druglord "Big Worm." R.I.P. Bernie Mac.
4. Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
The movie that tricked you into thinking White Castle was good. The story follows two best buds on their weed-infused mission for chicken rings.
5. Soul Plane
Snoop Dogg plays the role of a licensed pilot in this film, and that's basically all you need to know. As he notes, "This is your soul-plane chauffeur, Captain Antoine Mack, speaking. Welcome aboard NWA Flight 069 from the 310 to the 212…We fuckin' higher than Redman at the Source Awards!"
6. Pineapple Express
The film about two bud-smoking buds that spawned the gem: "Couscous, the food's so nice, they named it twice."
7. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
"People on 'ludes should not drive" whispers an especially foine, golden-haired, young Sean Penn before crashing directly into a fence.
8. This Is The End
The movie that posed the question, "What would happen if the apocalypse occurred while a bunch of celebs were all chillin' at James Franco's mansion in the hills?"
9. How High
Academy Award-winning duo Method-Man and Red-Man in their finest method acting performance to date. (Pun intended.)
10. The Wackness
Remember that guy from Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh? Well, he got hot. Also he's a drug-dealer now.
11. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
While no weed is actually smoked in this movie, it is the trippiest, most convoluted thing you will ever have the pleasure of high-watching.
12. Smiley Face
Anna Faris eats an entire batch of cupcakes and embarks on a day-long quest to find a beach. Also featuring a young John Krasinski.
13. Up In Smoke
The original stoner flick. As the trailer states, "Watch Cheech and Chong travel to Mexico to pick up the world's first van made entirely out of marijuana!"
14. Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure
Totally whoa. Totally excellent. Totally Keanu.
15. Half Baked
Without Half Baked there would be no Chappelle's Show and without Chappelle's Show life as we know it would not be life as we know it.
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