The Funniest Comedy Movies about Marijuana
Marijuana can make things seem hilarious, and that’s a beautiful thing whether or not your mood is in need of a boost. Studies show that cannabis stimulates blood flow to the right frontal and the left temporal lobes, areas of the brain which are also associated with laughter. In this way, it could be that over-activity in these cortical regions, thanks to THC, invites laughter.
Movies below introduce characters smoking, buying/selling or growing marijuana with hilarious results. Which weed comedy do you think is the funniest?
1.Dazed and Confused (1993)
It’s the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to. (imdb)
Interesting fact: Reportedly one-sixth of the film’s budget was spent on acquiring the rights to 1970s pop hits on the soundtrack.
2. Half Baked (1998)
After Kenny accidentally kills a cop’s diabetic horse by feeding it the food he purchased from a munchie run, he is put in jail and is given a 1 million dollar bail. The rest of the three not so bright men came up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail. (imdb)
Interesting fact: While Dave Chappelle was on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) in 2006, he revealed that he was unhappy with the final product and claimed that the script he co-wrote was much funnier, and that the final result was “a weed movie for kids”.
3. Super Troopers (2001)
Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime. (imdb)
Interesting fact: In the scene where the troopers are smoking marijuana while watching the Johnny Chimpo cartoon, the redness of their eyes was achieved by the makeup artist blowing menthol in their faces.
4. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are two stoners who end up getting the munchies. What they crave the most after seeing a TV advertisement, is a trip to White Castle. So from here, follows a journey for the burgers they require. On their way they will encounter many obstacles. (imdb)
Interesting fact: As a “thank you” for all of the free advertising the film gave them, White Castle arranged to have collectible “Harold and Kumar” cups at all of their locations during the film’s release. It marks the first time an R-rated comedy is advertised on fast food containers.
5. How High (2001)
Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam. This eventually lands them in Harvard, where they’re surrounded by the world of Ivy Leaguers. Although their new lifestyle is much different from back home, they kept on having fun until their supernatural smoke runs out. (imdb)
Interesting fact: The film’s sequences at “Harvard” were actually shot at UCLA.
6. The Big Lebowski (1998)
When “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. (imdb)
Interesting fact: In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, John Goodman stated that The Dude referring to The Big Lebowski as a “human paraquat” was one of the only improvised lines to make it into the final film. Virtually every other line, including every ‘man’ and ‘dude,’ was scripted.
7. Friday (1995)
It is Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) is unemployed, having, yesterday, been fired. He is lounging around his house with his friend Smokey (Chris Tucker), a rather incompetent weed dealer. Smokey’s problem is that he tends to smoke, rather than sell, his product. This has lead to trouble with Smokey’s supplier, Big Worm, who now wants his money, or his product back, or Smokey is a dead man. (imdb)
Interesting fact: The movie was filmed in 20 days.
8. Knocked Up (2007)
For fun-loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one-night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she’s pregnant with his child. (imdb)
Interesting fact: The word “fuck,” and its derivatives, is said a total of one hundred and twenty times throughout the movie.
9. Grandma’s Boy (2006)
When his roommate spends the rent money on hookers, Alex, a 35 year old video game tester has to find a new place to live. After an “encounter” with his friend’s mom, Alex is forced to move in with his grandmother. Trying to save face with his younger co-workers, Alex says that “a really cute chick said I could sleep with her and her two crazy girlfriends” (imdb)
Interesting fact: Barely grossing $6 million in its original theatrical release, this film has made over $50 million in DVD sales.
10. This Is The End (2013)
All Jay Baruchel expected coming to LA was a fun time with Seth Rogen with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at James Franco’s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James’ house for rescue along with a few other friends. (imdb)
Interesting fact: Initially, Michael Cera was not actually slapping Rihanna’s butt, but rather making the motion and stopping right before touching her. As a result of the enclosed space forcing awkward camera angles, the scene was not working on camera because it looked too fake. Eventually, Cera asked Rihanna if he could actually slap her butt. She said yes, but on the condition that she be allowed to really smack him across the face each time. Cera agreed, but Rihanna neglected to mention, much to Cera’s chagrin, she would be slapping Cera harder with each take.
11. Pineapple Express (2008)
A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer’s boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him. (imdb)
Interesting fact: Seth Rogen rolled every joint and cross-joint in the film himself.