The Orion

Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

Adrianna Mccain

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Whether you smoke it or not, cannabis has a big impact on our pop culture. Here are five movies that someone must have been a little high to make.

ReeferMadnessPoster.jpg

Reefer Madness: This 1936 film was initially created to warn the youth of America of the dangers of smoking the devil’s lettuce, but found a new purpose in the 1970s. “Reefer Madness” has become an unintentional satiric take on the cultural attitude towards cannabis and a cult classic.
220px-Cheech_&_Chong's_Up_in_Smoke.jpg

Up In Smoke: Before Snoop Dogg was the poster by and for weed, there was Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. The 1978 movie was Cheech and Chong’s first feature-length film and is one of the forefathers of modern stoner cinema.

Biglebowskiposter.jpg

The Big Lebowski: The 1998 Coen Brothers’ classic is the most critically acclaimed of the list. With its intense dream sequences and bizarre but hilarious dialogue, you can watch this one with your folks without raising suspicion. But that’s just like, my opinion, man.

220px-Harold_&_Kumar_Go_to_White_Castle.JPG

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle: Two friends’ quest to get snacks after lighting up takes a wacky turn in the 2004 comedy that confirmed what everyone already knew: you have to be very high to want to eat White Castle burgers.

Pineapple_Express_Poster.jpg

Pineapple Express: One of the first of many Seth Rogen and James Franco collaborations, “Pineapple Express” is the most recent of the films. It pairs fast paced action with a big reverence for cannabis, making it a fun modern classic to watch with friends.

Adrianna McCain can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Arctic Monkeys mark the end of a five-year hiatus with a stellar comeback album

  • Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

    A&E Breaking

    Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camp” is re-imagined

  • Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

    Arts & Entertainment

    ‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ almost gives players what they want

  • Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Momentum dances its way through spring showcase

  • Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Music students perform Estampas Guitar Ensemble at Zingg Recital Hall

  • Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

    A&E Breaking

    Original characters created in first Wildcat Gaming design party

  • Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

    A&E Featured Articles List

    ‘Final Portrait’ is clever, yet mundane

  • Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

    Arts & Entertainment

    Netflix original film ‘Mudbound’ brings a dense insight in race relations

  • Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

    A&E Featured Articles List

    Five ‘Star Wars’ games that still hold up

  • Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema

    A&E Breaking

    Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Smoke Screen: Essential stoner cinema