April 20, or 4/20 as some know it as, is an unofficial holiday for people who smoke weed. Of course, the debate is still ongoing about how and who coined 4/20. Some say that it’s the police code for someone smoking marijuana. Others link it to Adolf Hitler’s birthday. Meanwhile, a couple men in California claim that they started the phrase while stealthily smoking in high school in the 1970s.
The point is that it’s a day recognized by many involved in the cannabis culture, even if they don’t live in a state where it’s legal for recreation and medical use. If you’re celebrating 4/20 this year check out the best stoner movies to watch and laugh with on Netflix:
“American Beauty” (1999)
Watch Kevin Spacey get the giggles after taking a hit in this drama about a father dealing with a mid-life crisis. You’ll barely recognize “American Horror Story” actor Wes Bentley in the film.
“Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke” (1978)
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are the ultimate stoners to laugh with on April 20. Chong’s even releasing his own line of marijuana called Chong’s Choice.
“The Coed and the Zombie Stoner” (2014)
Don’t let the two stars on Netflix scare you away. This campy, B-horror movie is exactly what you need for a good chuckle. The film is about a sorority girl who falls in love with a zombie after her campus gets overrun with the undead. But there may be a cure — involving weed.
“Half Baked” (1998)
Break out your batch of Ben & Jerry’s “Half Baked” ice cream and settle down to watch this classic comedy. Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer and Guillermo Diaz — yes, the same actor who plays Huck on “Scandal” — star in this hilarious flick about three stoners who sell dope on the streets in order to get enough bail money to help their friend.
“The Interview” (2014)
Since “Pineapple Express” isn’t on Netflix “The Interview” will just have to do. Seth Rogen and James Franco team up again in this comedy about journalists tasked with assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
“Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” (2001)
Hilarious antics ensue when the stoners head to Hollywood to stop a movie about their lives.
“Kid Cannabis” (2014)
“Sons of Anarchy” alum Ron Perlman plays a “shady businessman” in this true story about a high school dropout who starts smuggling pot across the Canadian border.
“Keith Richards: Under The Influence” (2015)
Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards, who admits “I smoke my head off,” takes fans into his life in this Netflix original documentary.
This love story is unique in that the leads “love each other almost as much as they love smoking pot.” Unfortunately their relationship turns into a love triangle with good old Mary Jane.
“Super High Me” (2007)
Prepare to laugh with Doug Benson as he “avoids pot for a month” before “consuming high quantities for 30 days.” It’s a tough job but Benson can handle it.
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