Essential 4/20 Viewing!

It’s that time of year again, stoners unite and celebrate the beloved “4/20” by blazing reefers, sparking blunts, toking up, hitting the bong or whatever the phrasing is you want to use. Who needs a history on “4/20”, we all just want to get high and enjoy ourselves. Whether you partake in “4/20” yourself it doesn’t really matter, let’s all just celebrate the wonderful stoner films, and to all, you stoners out there don’t forget to stock up on some munchies if you’re planning a marathon of any of these classics. Here are our top 10 picks to watch tonight.

Pineapple Express

Director: David Gordon Green

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Kevin Corrigan, Craig Robinson.

Plot: 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.

Highest Line: “It’s almost a shame to smoke it. It’s like killing a unicorn… with, like, a bomb.” – Saul (James Franco)

Rating: 4/20

The Big Lebowski

Director: Joel & Ethan Cohen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi.

Plot: Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Highest Line: “Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not “Mr. Lebowski”. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” – The Dude (Jeff Bridges)

Rating: 4/20

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle

Director: Danny Leiner

Starring: John Cho & Kal Penn

Plot: A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.

Highest Line: “Yeah, I’ve been craving burgers, too. Furburgers. Come on, dudes, let’s pick up some trim at a strip club. The Doogie line always works on strippers. ” – Neil Patrick Harris

Rating: 4/20


Director: Seth MacFarlane

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane

Plot: John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

Highest Line: “What’s going on… It that a shit?” – John (Mark Wahlberg)

Rating; 4/20

Wet Hot American Summer

Director: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Price, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Amy Poehler.

Plot: Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.

Highest Line: “Yes folks, it’s true. I said I’m gonna go hump the fridge. What you may not know is that I also own a bottle of dick cream, I fondle my sweaters, and I often like to smear mud on my ass. You’re probably asking yourselves, “Isn’t he a weirdo, outcast, loose cannon?” Maybe. I don’t think so. I wanna introduce you guys to someone. This is my friend.” *Gene holds up a can of vegetables* “I don’t know who he is, but I do know this: At a time when I was trying to hide myself from myself, he was there to show me a new way. ‘Cause I couldn’t hide from him. And I can be proud of who I am. I put it to you, Camp Firewood, as we spend this last dinner together: Be proud of who you are! Look at me, Ma, I made it! I’m okay! Now if you don’t mind, I have some unfinished business to attend to.” *Gary wheels out a refrigerator. Gene climbs on board and begins to gently hump it* – Gene (Christopher Meloni)

Rating: 4/20

Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back

Director: Kevin Smith

Starring: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, Jeff Anderon, Brian O’Halloran, Shannon Elizabeth.

Plot: The comic “Bluntman and Chronic” is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation, they set out to wreck the movie.

Highest Line: “The Internet is a communication tool used the world over where people can come together to bitch about movies and share pornography with one another. ” Holden (Ben Affleck)

Rating: 4/20

How High

Director: Jesse Dylan

Starring: Method Man, Redman, Mike Epps, Obba Babatunde.

Plot: 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.

Highest Line: “And i’m gonna tell you something, this pimpin’ that I got in my blood, it came from a family tree. My granddaddy was a pimp. My great-great-great-granddaddy was a pimp. I’m talking ’bout pimpin’ since been pimpin’ since been pimpin’!” – Baby Powder (Mike Epps)

Rating: 4/20

Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood

Director: Paris Barclay

Starring: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Chris Spencer, Suli McCullough.

Plot: A parody of several U.S. films about being in the ‘Hood’, for instance “Boyz n the Hood”, “South Central”, “Menace II Society”, “Higher Learning” and “Juice”.

Highest Line: “Name: Loc Dog, baby. Height: Six-deuce! Age: 19. Father’s name: mmm… I dunno. Sex: hell yeah, nigga! Salary desired: 3 million dollars! Cash!” – Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans)

Rating: 4/20

Grandma’s Boy

Director: Nicholaus Goossen

Starring: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Peter Dante, Shirley Jones, Doris Roberts, Joel David Moore.

Plot: A thirty-five-year-old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.

Highest Line: ” All I’ve ever cared about was video games and they made me a millionaire. So maybe I don’t know what the Civil War was, or who invented the helicopter even though I own one, but I did beat The Legend of Zelda before I could walk. I’m thinking about getting metal legs. It’s a risky operation, but it’ll be worth it.” – J.P. (Joel David Moore)

Rating: 4/20


Director: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Regina King, DJ Pooh.

Plot: Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer’s weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night.

Highest Line: “I know you don’t smoke weed, I know this; but I’m gonna get you high today, ’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got shit to do.” – Smokey (Chris Tucker)

Rating: 4/20

PSA: If you are partaking in some 4/20 activities be safe, responsible and most importantly, enjoy yourself!

Chris "The Boss" Wilson

Chris is a self confessed movie junkie, his favourite film is A Nightmare On Elm Street, yes the 84 version obviously!

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