Top Ten: Stoner Films
Here at Good Roots, we know & love cannabis. We also love movies... and especially those movies about, involving, or that are super enjoyable with, our favourite herb cannabis; those movies more affectionately known as stoner films.
What makes a good stoner flick? We think it's a blend of being laugh out loud funny, moving quickly enough to keep you awake (we've all passed out 15 mins in to a slow one), having fantastic & colourful visuals, and as a bonus, maybe a great soundtrack to top it off.
We've broken down a list of our absolute favourites to share with you. Let us know what you think of our list, and we'd love to see your own list! Send it to us via our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages and share your fav's with the world.
10. The Big Lebowski (1998)
This one really ticks all the boxes. Hilarious and engaging, with awesome visuals, and perhaps most of all, a ridiculously good soundtrack featuring The Stones, Bob Dylan, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Duke Ellington, The Eagles, and of course, Creedence.
Follow The Dude as he tries to get his rug back, man. It, like, really tied the whole room together.
Pairs well with: DNA Chocolate Fondue Joints, because the Fondude abides.
9. The Matrix (1999)
This game-changing movie is mind-blowing enough when sober, but spark a doob and throw on this classic and you'll see it on a whole 'nother level.
With special effects guaranteed to astound even more than 20 years later, cinematography as polished as we've seen since Kubrick, as well as thoroughly mind-blowing religious and philosophical bombshells, The Matrix is still well worth spending some quality time with.
Pairs well with: Fireside X Wappa Shatter. Consider it a Red Pill.
8. Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
An Eastern Western Mystical Magical Kung Fu Action Comedy? It's hard to define this 80's flick from cult-hero John Carpenter starring Kurt Russell & Kim Cattrall, but who needs definitions when movies are this good?
Big Trouble In Little China is an hilarious romp from start to finish that never takes itself too seriously, filled with great lines and moments, this one is a must-see.
Pairs well with: Good Supply Jack Herer. Jack Herer? It's Jack Burton, that's who!
7. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
What can you say about Koyaanisqatsi? You really just have to watch it. This experimental movie is fully focused on visuals and isn't like a typical movie at all. You'll get sucked in to scenes of people and places from all over the planet in this treat for the senses that will continually blow your mind.
Despite the lack of script, this multi award-winning film manages to say a lot about humanity and our small, blue home here in the galaxy.
Pairs well with: Simply Bare Organic Blue Dream. Put yourself in a dream-like state and float away with this one.
6. Smiley Face (2007)
Anna Farris nails this role as a stoned-out wannabe actress who accidentally eats way too many edibles and struggles to get a big list of super-important things done during her day. It's clever, it's funny, and it's super silly.
A great distraction from the everyday, Smiley Face will give you a smiley face for sure.
Pairs well with: Top Leaf Bubba. Get nice & giggly!
5. Help! (1965)
If you were to split The Beatles work up in to periods, they released Help! in what would definitely be their cannabis period.
Introduced to marijuana in 1964 by none other than Bob Dylan, The Beatles took to it in a major way and the magical herb influenced their Help!, Rubber Soul, & Revolver albums massively as well as this trippy, Monty Python-esque comedy from 1965 filled throughout with great gags and even better tunes.
Pairs well with: Flowr Pink Kush Joints. Get some Flowr power of your own and tune out to this beauty.
4. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Another musical stoner flick that is a must-see is This Is Spinal Tap. A laugh-a-minute mockumentary made about 'one of England's loudest bands', this film takes the mickey out of the entire genre of 'heavy metal' in the most brilliant of ways as it follows the band through their supposed U.S. tour.
The original tunes the band play throughout are super funny... as well as quite brilliant.
Pairs well with: Premium 5 Live Resin Caviar. This movie is pretty ridiculous, so you may as well get a little ridiculous too and dial it up to 11!
3. Half Baked (1998)
A proper stoner comedy, this one has Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer, and Harland Williams as life-long stoner buddies who decide to start selling weed after one of them gets thrown in jail after killing a diabetic police horse with too many munchies. What else do you need to know?
Ok, fine.. it has cameos from Snoop, Willie, and Tommy Chong too!
2. Pineapple Express (2008)
The most recent film on our list, (hmmm...Hollywood needs to make more stoner flicks or we need to get out more) Pineapple Express quickly gathered a cult cannabis following for being hilarious and pretty much just all about weed. Starring James Franco as a dealer & Seth Rogan (who has gone on to start his own real life cannabis company, Houseplant) as his customer who gets sent on a wild ride when he discovers a gangland style murder and leaves a rather identifiable roach at the scene.
Pairs well with: Umm... Pineapple Express Vape Carts, of course! They'll make you feel like a, like a slice of butter… melting on top of a big-ol’ pile of flapjacks… yeah.
and the best stoner flick of all time:
1. Dazed & Confused (1993)
With too many iconic moments to mention, Dazed and Confused is a perfect stoner flick. It's funny, it's cute, there's doobs being smoked, and bottoms being spanked. What else could you possibly need? Well, maybe a pack of joints to enjoy it with? You don't have any you say? Well, it'd be a lot cooler if you did!
All about the last day of a Texas High School in 1976, it's an affectionate look back at American culture of the time accompanied by another stellar soundtrack featuring Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, & Lynyrd Skynyrd amongst others.
Pairs well with: Pure Sunfarms Headband. With unique cerebral effects, it'll leave you a little dazed & confused, but thoroughly satisfied. Just like the flick.
So, how do you feel about our list? Do you love it? Hate it? Can't understand why your favourite didn't make it on? Let us know, and watch out for more Good Roots Top Tens hitting the Pass It On Blog soon.
The Good Roots Gang