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"I don't need drugs to watch this! Just to enhance it!"
Otto, The Simpsons, "'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky"

Also known as THC Theater. A movie about The Stoner, made for the Stoner. Possibly made by Stoners, but that can't be proven, unless the creators acknowledge that it was.

Tend not to be especially plot-driven, and often contain long tangents relating to pop culture. Expect 90% of the humor to be either puerile jokes or humor about doing incredibly stupid stuff thanks to being intoxicated. Basically, Slice of Life genre for stoners.

Examples of Stoner Flick include:


  • The Cheech and Chong series
  • Dude, Where's My Car?
  • The Stoned Age
  • Half Baked
  • Friday
  • The Harold and Kumar series
  • How High
  • Fritz the Cat
  • That 70s Show is the television version. Due to its airing during prime time on a broadcast network, it's never explicitly stated what activity Eric and company are indulging in, but seriously - you'd have to be high off your ass (or perhaps living in a very tight pop-cultural bubble since the Second World War) not to figure it out.
  • Saving Grace, possibly the most intelligent stoner movie ever made.
  • Reefer Madness (2005), the classic exploitation film remade as an over-the-top musical comedy.
  • While Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is about the drug culture of the late 60s and early 70s, it should be considered separately from such films as Dude, Where's My Car? Fear and Loathing, like the book it adapts, does contain "stoner humor," but it also provides a criticism of both "mainstream" American culture and the hippie/drug cultures that opposed it. Of course, this doesn't mean that it isn't incredibly fun to watch while stoned.
  • Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (Possibly. Whether the pair are just stupid or actually stoned is debatable.)
    • Either way though, their way of life, philosophy, and music, become the keystone of the entire utopian future of the human race.
  • The Big Lebowski, although fans are split over whether or not it's actually funnier when the viewer isn't baked.
  • Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (which provides the page image). There's so much weed in the film, to the point where there's even a scene with security guards smoking it. Tenacious D themselves joke in the commentary that the film's message was that weed is friendship.
  • Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Snoop Dogg's short-lived sketch comedy show, is a borderline example - despite his former status as a stoner god, Snoop Dogg had given up marijuana the year before the program aired, though it did contain a fair amount of cannabis-related humor.
  • Pineapple Express. The title refers to a strain of weed.
  • Knocked Up, the b-plot is Stoner comedy all the way.
  • Super Troopers
  • Killer Bud
  • About half of Adult Swim's original programming.
    • Adult Swim is rarely seen without this trope. Shows like Superjail and Aqua Teen Hunger Force are textbook stoner shows. King of the Hill and Robot Chicken don't seem geared to a stoned audience, but both are totally compatible with one. There is arguably no show on the network, except perhaps Moral Orel, that this trope does not apply to at least a little.
    • Even Cartoon Network's daytime programming is pretty popular with stoners, especially Regular Show, which is based on a short film about two clerks dropping acid.
    • The Saturday night/Sunday morning anime line generally averts this, which may be why the execs dislike it so much. They even stated that their favorite anime is FLCL, which may be the most cracked out show to ever hit the air.
  • Grandma's Boy
  • The FPS Celestial Impact was apparently created by a stoner.
    • When I was in high school, someone put a Pac-Man style game with a drug theme on the computer lab machines. It was called "Happyweed."
  • Another Video Game example- There's plenty of weed-related shenanigans to be had in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
    • Though not by the player as the main plot has an anti-drug aesop.
  • ~J-Men Forever~ (1979). The villainous Lightning Bug schemes to conquer the Earth with Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll, and only the J-Men (an elite team of tight-assed straights straight-jawed men-in-tights) can stop him with a combination of re-dubbed Republic Film Serial heroes, schmaltzy music, and an indiscriminate bombing campaign of all suspected marijuana stashes. Has a vast number of Stoner jokes, including the motto of the J-Men which is "U Cannabis Smokem".
  • Withnail and I
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back — the other Kevin Smith movies have drug influence, but are much less focused on it.
  • Yellow Submarine, a proto-example from 1968.
  • Smiley Face, stars Anna Faris as a stoner who had a few too many marijuana cupcakes
  • Easy Rider... kind of. Sort of. It's a bit heavy, but it's an early establisher of the trope anyway. Plus, the actors do smoke real marijuana.
  • Grass, though this one is documentary where everything else on this list tells a fictional story. Woody Harrelson provides the narration.
  • The Beatles movie Help All the band members were stoned off their asses during the making of it, and the non sequiturs and other ridiculous bits are far more entertaining.
  • Super High Me.
  • Zardoz. John Boorman himself was high when he made the thing and it shows.
  • The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle
  • Your Highness, which is a textbook stoner flick crossed with The Princess Bride.
  • Living Will, in addition to being a romantic comedy, has plenty of stoner humor.
  • Dazed and Confused was mismarketed as one of these. The actual product is a coming of age film and only one character is actually a stoner.
  • Strange Brew could be seen like this. As Kevin Smith put it, it's basically like Jay and Silent Bob, only with beer instead of weed.
  • The Beach Girls
  • Drugsand Kisses is the webcomic version of this
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