9 Best Stoner Movies on HBO Max (April 2024)

Happy 420, folks. When stoned out of your wits, you must look for something spectacular and edgy to watch. Since iconic cannabis-infused movies like ‘The Big Lebowski‘ have graced the screen, stoner movies have shed their apparent b-movie get-over. While there are a lot of films with immersive visuals you can watch to get higher up, we are considering movies with people smoking substances. While in some cases, they fight with monsters and ghosts, in other cases, pot leads to amusing situations. Thus, if you are looking for some pot-friendly movies, we have some suggestions at hand.

9. A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Directed by John Fortenberry, this stoner comedy stars SNL stars Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan as siblings Steve (Ferrell) and Doug (Kattan), respectively, who are the spoilt, dim-witted good-for-nothing brats of a wealthy father who has better things to do than trying to convince them to do something worthwhile. Meanwhile, the guys make the most of their time by having fun, which includes failing miserably at wooing women. The guys dream of getting into Roxbury club, a dream that is becoming increasingly distant. However, chance access brings them face-to-face with the women of their dreams, Vivica (Gigi Rice) and Cambi (Elisa Donovan). This brings them to the decision that they need to have a club of their own. To find out whether they can open it, you can stream ‘A Night at the Roxbury’ here.

8. Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Not disheartened by the reactions to the first movie, Keenen Ivory Wayans helmed ‘Scary Movie 2,’ heightening the absurdity and the caricature. While a spoof of all the haunted house films, the movie brings back Cindy and other characters for a fun and titillating horror experience (with terrible CGI, but well). Professor Oldman convinces Cindy and her friends to spend a night in the haunted Hell House.

The group encounters a madcap scientist working for the professor and some ghosts, including a marijuana monster. Not spooked away, they decide to teach the spirit a lesson. If you think adult ‘Ghostbusters,’ you may have a hunch about where the party is headed. If you want to get spooked by a burning joint, it’s high time you add the title to your watch list. You can watch the movie here.

7. Our Idiot Brother (2011)

Chaos, much to the fun of us viewers, is bound to ensue when dimwitted idler Ned Rochlin (Paul Rudd) lands up with his three settled sisters Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), and Liz (Emily Mortimer) after being sent to prison and thereby losing his job, the former act being the outcome of Ned selling pot to a police officer. A guy without a care in the world, Ned makes the most of every moment he is living, something his sisters miss and perhaps even envy. Will Ned be able to help the ladies sort themselves out, or will he be the one to be thrown out? While the sort-out option is naturally the one to go for, the sisters have a tough time not going for the second one. To find out the result, you can watch this Jesse Peretz directorial right here.

6. Scary Movie (2000)

Keenen Ivory Wayans concocts a special recipe of spoof, stoner comedy, and slapstick fun in ‘Scary Movie.’ Well, the movie, defying its name, is everything but scary. While parodying horror and slasher genre tropes, the film follows Cindy Campbell and her friends, who go underground after mistakenly killing a man. A year after the incident, someone stalks them and sends intimidating messages.

Sensing a threat to their lives, Cindy and her friends stick together. With Ghostface taking a jab, the movie becomes a fun way to look at the slasher-obsessed 90s. After stoning, you must want to watch something that does not require much attention. Here is a good enough title that survives in the merit of its gags. Feel free to check out the movie here.

5. Barbershop (2002)

One day inside a south-side-of-Chicago barbershop: this is all that we get in this Tim Story-directed comedy. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Ealy, Sean Patrick Thomas, Leonard Earl Howze, Keith David, and Anthony Anderson. This funny and sweet film follows Calvin Palmer Jr. (Cube), who sells his father’s barbershop to Lester Wallace (David), a loan shark, for quick money. However, upon realizing what the shop meant for his community, he tries to get the shop back, only to find out that its price has doubled. How the barbershop returns to the neighborhood is underscored by the social life of the South Side. To be a part of this social life, you can watch the film here.

4. Shazam! (2019)

Shazam!’ is a superhero comedy film directed by David F. Sandberg. The film revolves around the story of a teenage boy named Billy Batson, who is granted extraordinary powers and transforms into an adult superhero whenever he utters the word ‘Shazam.’ As he explores his newfound abilities alongside his foster brother, Freddy Freeman, they embark on a thrilling adventure to uncover their true potential while facing off against a formidable villain.

Starring Zachary Levi as Shazam and Asher Angel as Billy Batson, this film boasts an exceptional cast, including Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou. The film earns its place among the best stoner movies on HBO Max due to its perfect blend of action-packed sequences and light-hearted humor. With its witty dialogue, colorful visuals, and charismatic performances from the talented ensemble cast members, this movie offers an enjoyable experience for both superhero genre fans and those seeking a fun-filled escape. You can stream the film here.

3. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

A spin-off/second standalone installment of the popular The Lego animated comedy movie franchise wherein the story takes place in the Lego world, ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ follows a story that revolves around the DC superheroes Batman (voiced by Will Arnett), Joker (voiced by Zach Galifianakis), Robin (voiced by Michael Cera), Batgirl (voiced by Rosario Dawson), Alfred (voiced by Ralph Fiennes), Harley Quinn (voiced by Jenny Slate) and James Gordon (voiced by Héctor Elizondo). Batman was there in the first film of the franchise (‘ The Lego Movie’ (2014)), but in this one, he is the protagonist while the Joker is the antagonist. It is directed by Chris McKay. You can watch the movie here.

2. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Napoleon, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc, Sigmund Freud, Beethoven, Abraham Lincoln, and Socrates. There is one thing common among all of these historical figures. They have all met dim-witted high schoolers Bill and Ted from the 1980s. How? Well, the duo reaches out to each of them using the time machine of Rufus, a visitor from the future. Rufus was sent from 2688 AD to ensure that Bill and Ted passed their history exam, which led them to form a musical band in the future, which would establish a utopian society. Directed by Stephen Herek, ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ is the first installment of the ‘Bill & Ted’ franchise. The movie stars Alex Winter as Bill, Keanu Reeves as Ted, and George Carlin as Rufus. You can watch it here.

1. The Beach Bum (2019)

This movie is directed by Harmony Korine and stars Matthew McConaughey, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Snoop Dogg, and Jonah Hill. To add to this stellar cast is pot, which perhaps has the most significant role. That is because pot is what makes our protagonist, Moondog, do whatever he does and takes the plot forward. Moondog lives a carefree nomadic life in Florida with his wealthy wife, Minnie, who is more of a local legend. However, the revelation of his wife’s affair, followed by her death, takes a toll on him. How he is able to come out of the shock and whether he is able to turn his life around is what we find out in this movie, which is more of an experience. A true-to-form stoner comedy, you can stream ‘The Beach Bum’ here.

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