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The stoner movie subgenre has always attracted the attention of people with recreational substance use. This is because the movies are either about the substances or focus more on vibrant visuals, trippy vignettes and psychedelic sequences rather than the storylines.

However, with the outbreak of COVID-19, cannabis use spiked up, and so did the viewership of stoner movies on Netflix. Pandemic or not, the subgenre has a specific niche with an acquired taste. This article will offer a brief rundown of 25 of the best stoner movies on Netflix.

25 Best Stoner Movies On Netflix Right Now

Serial Number Name Of The Movie Release Year
1 American Ultra 2015
2 Bad Trip 2021
3 Game Over, Man! 2018
4 Have A Good Trip: Adventures In Psychedelics 2020
5 How High 2 2019
6 Not Another Teen Movie 2000
7 Project X 2012
8 Puff: Wonders Of The Reef 2021
9 War Dogs 2016
10 Starsky & Hutch 2004
11 Stripes 1981
12 A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas 2011
13 Dude 2018
14 The Package 2018
15 The Do-Over 2016
16 Weed The People 2018
17 Woodshock 2017
18 Monty Python And The Holy Grail 1975
19 Lommbock 2017
20 Take The 10 2017
21 Brahman Naman 2016
22 Special Correspondents 2016
23 Between Two Ferns: The Movie 2019
24 The Legend Of Cocaine Island 2018
25 Fantastic Fungi 2019

1. American Ultra (2015)

American Ultra (2015)
  • Release Date: August 21, 2015
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 44%
  • Letterboxd: 2.9/5
  • Directed By: Nima Nourizadeh
  • Leading Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton

Mike Howell, a stoner from a small town, spends most of his time smoking marijuana and creating a comic book about a superhero monkey. Mike is unaware that the CIA trained him to be a deadly killing machine.

His former handler awakens his dormant skills when the agency marks him for elimination, transforming the mild-mannered idler into a deadly weapon. Mike is now forced to use his newly discovered skills to prevent himself and his girlfriend from being caught.

2. Bad Trip (2021)

Bad Trip (2021)
  • Release Date: March 26, 2021
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
  • Letterboxd: 3.3/5
  • Directed By: Kitao Sakurai
  • Leading Stars: Eric Andre, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Michaela Conlin

An older man is seated next to a smoothie shop employee on a bench with butterflies in his stomach and a lacerated right hand. He begins, “Can I ask you something?” The employee then starts babbling about Maria, his crush.

Should he abandon Florida and follow her to New York City? The younger man hears the older man’s words of wisdom and is so moved by them that he gets up off the bench and starts singing. This young man is having his big romantic moment.

He dances around, almost getting struck by a car, and then starts singing at shoppers inside a mall while one of them tries to side-kick him. This whole sequence is the core of the entire plot, which is manifested in a very interesting way later.

3. Game Over, Man! (2018)

Game Over, Man! (2018)
  • Release Date: March 21, 2018
  • IMDB Rating: 5.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 18%
  • Letterboxd: 2/5
  • Directed By: Kyle Newacheck
  • Leading Stars: Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, Jamie Demetriou

Three friends are about to receive funding for their video game when terrorists kidnap their sponsors. However, amid the mayhem, these unlikely warriors risk their lives and reputations to become heroes and save the day!

4. Have A Good Trip: Adventures In Psychedelics (2020)

Have A Good Trip Adventures In Psychedelics (2020)
  • Release Date: May 11, 2020
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
  • Letterboxd: 3.2/5
  • Directed By: Donick Cary
  • Leading Stars: Anthony Bourdain, Carrie Fisher, Rosie Perez, Adam Scott

Take drugs? Or to not take them? Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics doesn’t have a clear message. The documentary’s sole objective is to tell the stories of numerous celebrities who use psychedelics and describe their experiences.

They either share a story about a bad trip that taught them a lesson or about a trip that was meaningful to them and resulted in a life-altering experience.

5. How High 2 (2019)

How High 2 (2019)
  • Release Date: April 20, 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 3.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
  • Letterboxd: 0.5/5
  • Directed By: Bruce Leddy
  • Leading Stars: Lil Yachty, D.C Young Fly, Alyssa Goss, Mike Epps

Roger, an Atlanta dope smoker who recently left his restaurant job, wants to start a weed delivery service. So, he shares a basement apartment with his cousin Calvin, a ride-sharing driver who also sells marijuana on the side.

The two discover a “Weed Bible” in their basement that teaches them how to grow a unique new kind of weed while Atlanta is experiencing a weed shortage.

The movie centers on the lives of these young businesspeople who travel across Atlanta high on the hash to raise money for their on-demand munchies courier service.

6. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
  • Release Date: December 7, 2001
  • IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 30%
  • Letterboxd: 2.8/5
  • Directed By: Joel Gallen
  • Leading Stars: Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Mia Kirshner, Jaime Pressly

As it ridicules the tropes and cliches of the genre you hate to love, ‘Not Another Teen Movie’ does so without mercy. Join Janey Briggs, an aspiring artist who is teased by her peers for sporting glasses, a ponytail, and paint-smeared overalls, and Jake Wyler, the all-American soccer star who makes a stupid wager to turn Janey into the prom queen, in a risqué romp with a variety of twisted interpretations of well-known teen characters and films.

7. Project X (2012)

Project X (2012)
  • Release Date: March 2, 2012
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 28%
  • Letterboxd: 3.1/5
  • Directed By: Nima Nourizadeh
  • Leading Stars: Miles Teller, Thomas Mann, Alexis Knapp, Oliver Cooper

Three unnamed high school seniors, Thomas, Costa, and JB, are eager to get under the radar at their school. But how can they leave a lasting impression on high school history?

Obviously, with a spectacular party! The concept is reasonable, but the trio had no idea what to expect from this get-together. As word of the awesomeness of the soiree spreads, legends are made, records are ruined, and dreams are crushed.

8. Wonders Of The Reef (2021)

Wonders Of The Reef (2021)
  • Release Date: December 16, 2021
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
  • Letterboxd: 3.6/5
  • Directed By: Nick Robinson
  • Leading Stars: Rose Byrne

On the Great Barrier Reef, a young pufferfish searches for a home by traveling through a beautiful microcosm filled with fantastical creatures.

The ecological development of coral reefs, which act as metropolises for marine life, is also examined in the documentary, as is the necessity for their preservation.

9. War Dogs (2016)

War Dogs (2016)
  • Release Date: August 19, 2016
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
  • Letterboxd: 3.3/5
  • Directed By: Todd Phillips
  • Leading Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, David Packouz, Bradley Cooper

A young fellow offers his childhood buddy the chance to become an arms trafficking dealer while the war in Iraq is still raging to make a lot of money. Together, they take advantage of a government program that enables corporations to submit bids for American military contracts.

The pair can make money and live a comfortable life by starting small. However, after winning a $300 million contract to supply Afghan forces, which puts them in business with some questionable people, they quickly find themselves in over their heads.

10. Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
  • Release Date: March 5, 2004
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
  • Letterboxd: 2.8/5
  • Directed By: Todd Phillips
  • Leading Stars: Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

Detectives Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson and rising workaholic David Starsky patrol the dangerous streets of Bay City, California. When a drug dealer’s murdered body is discovered on a nearby beach, Starsky and Hutch pursue the leads to serial offender Reese Feldman.

However, the mismatched police officers keep missing opportunities to catch the cunning Feldman as he plans his most extensive human trafficking operation to date.

11. Stripes (1981)

Stripes (1981)
  • Release Date: June 26, 1981
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
  • Letterboxd: 3.2/5
  • Directed By: Ivan Reitman
  • Leading Stars: Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, P. J. Soles

John Winger, a down-on-his-luck cab driver, enlists in the U.S. Army with his close friend Russell Ziskey after being fired from his job and having his girlfriend break up with him.

The acerbic Winger emerges as the leader of a motley crew of Army misfits after his below-average performance in basic training.

However, when he unintentionally commandeers a military-grade vehicle next to enemy territory, his mischief threatens to become a global scandal.

12. A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas (2011)

A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas (2011)
  • Release Date: November 4, 2011
  • IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
  • Letterboxd: 2.8/5
  • Directed By: Todd Strauss-Schulson
  • Leading Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Danny Trejo

Since their last adventure six years ago, stoner friends Harold and Kumar have drifted apart and made new friends. Then, a mysterious package accidentally appears on Kumar’s doorstep as everyone is busy preparing for the holidays.

Unfortunately, Kumar’s plan to deliver the package to Harold is foiled, and with it, Harold’s father-in-prize law’s Christmas tree. The two’s search across New York City for a replacement tree threatens to send Christmas Eve through the roof.

13. Dude (2018)

Dude (2018)
  • Release Date: April 20, 2018
  • IMDB Rating: 5.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 36%
  • Letterboxd: 2.2/5
  • Directed By: Olivia Milch
  • Leading Stars: Lucy Hale, Austin Butler, Awkwafina, Alex Wolff

Dude is a comedy about the final two weeks of their high school senior year and the four best girlfriends. It is about coping with the first significant losses in life, such as saying goodbye to your closest friends, meeting death for the first time, and losing time.

It’s that peculiar concoction of sadness and nostalgia that young people experience as they attempt to comprehend these losses—all while smoking marijuana and bumping hip-hop in their car with their friends.

14. The Package (2018)

The Package (2018)
  • Release Date: August 10, 2018
  • IMDB Rating: 5.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
  • Letterboxd: 2.3/5
  • Directed By: Jake Szymanski
  • Leading Stars: Eduardo Franco, Sadie Calvano, Geraldine Viswanathan, Daniel Doheny

Four high school students set up camp in the woods during a drunken trip that is typically a boy’s trip between neurotic Sean, upbeat Jeremy, and aggressive Donnie.

However, Becky, Jeremy’s laid-back twin sister, Sean’s crush, and their no-nonsense friend Sarah are on their way to having some fun. A tragic accident starts a race against the clock to preserve one’s most valuable possession.

15. The Do-Over (2016)

The Do-Over (2016)
  • Release Date: May 16, 2016
  • IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9%
  • Letterboxd: 2.2/5
  • Directed By: Steven Brill
  • Leading Stars: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Paula Patton, Kathryn Hahn

A new chapter of trouble and mishaps starts when two guys get tired of their consistent bad luck and decide to fake their deaths and start over with new identities. Things go wrong when they learn the identities they adopted belonged to men involved in criminal and gang activities.

16. Weed The People (2018)

Weed The People (2018)
  • Release Date: March 11, 2018
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
  • Letterboxd: 3.2/5
  • Directed By: Abby Epstein
  • Leading Stars: Amanda Reiman, Donald Abrams, Bonni Goldstein

When you assumed there was nothing more to talk about marijuana, documentary filmmaker Abby Epstein tells us about cancer patients and their loved ones who battled against harsh, antiquated laws.

Instead, the documentary focuses on the struggles faced by families who use marijuana to treat their cancer-stricken kids when conventional medicine is insufficient, sometimes with amazing success.

17. Woodshock (2017)

Woodshock (2017)
  • Release Date: September 4, 2017
  • IMDB Rating: 4.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
  • Letterboxd: 2.5/5
  • Directed By: Laura Mulleavy, Kate Mulleavy
  • Leading Stars: Kristen Dunst, Joe Cole, Pilou Asbaek, Steph DuVall

Following a devastating loss, a young woman’s life cascades into chaos and confusion as she succumbs to the effects of a potent and reality-altering drug. In the movie, she first assists her mother in killing herself, then experiences insane guilt and grief—portrayed in psychedelic imagery.

18. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)

Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
  • Release Date: June 26, 1981
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
  • Letterboxd: 4.1/5
  • Directed By: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
  • Leading Stars: John Cleese, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gillam

A humorous parody of the bleak conditions of the Medieval Era as told through the King Arthur story and set against the backdrop of a current murder investigation.

When the legendary king of the Britons sends his knights on a mission to find the Holy Grail, they encounter a variety of horrors, including the persistent Black Knight, a tri-headed giant, a group of knights who have trouble with shrubbery, the precarious Castle Anthrax, a deadly rabbit, a house of virgins, and a few obnoxious Frenchmen.

19. Lommbock (2017)

Lommbock (2017)
  • Release Date: March 23, 2017
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • Letterboxd: 3.2/5
  • Directed By: Christian Zübert
  • Leading Stars: Dar Salim, Louis Hofmann, Moritz Bleibtreu, Lucas Gregorowicz

Stefan has been a successful lawyer in the UAE for over a decade. He briefly visits Würzburg, where he surprisingly runs into his former cannabis delivery partner Kai, a fellow puffer. The two decide to rekindle their friendship.

Stefan’s homesickness, the concept of remaining true to oneself, and the allure of trying to sell out for financial security are all present in the humor. Until his return, Stefan had no idea how much he had missed Germany.

Then there is the matter of his friendship with Kai. Despite the difficulties, the two men have a strong bond and work well together.

20. Take The 10 (2017)

Take The 10 (2017)
  • Release Date: January 20, 2017
  • IMDB Rating: 4.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
  • Letterboxd: 2/5
  • Directed By: Chester Tam
  • Leading Stars: Chester Tam, Josh Peck, Tony Revolori, Kevin Corrigan

At a live hip-hop show in the Inland Empire, the lives of two close friends, a drug dealer and a store manager, cross paths and things become interesting. Naturally, the “10” refers to Route 10, the Southern California highway that connects Los Angeles with the so-called “Inland Empire,” which is the working-class area of Orange County.

21. Brahman Naman (1981)

Brahman Naman (1981)
  • Release Date: January 24, 2016
  • IMDB Rating: 5.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
  • Letterboxd: 2.7/5
  • Directed By: Qaushiq Mukherjee
  • Leading Stars: Tanmay Dhanania, Shashank Arora, Denzil Smith, Chaitanya Varad

The English-language Indian sex comedy Brahman Naman features a plotline that includes all gender fluids. Three sex-deprived college kids from the quiz team, Naman, Ronnie, and Bernie, are the story’s central characters, who are thrilled to travel to Calcutta for a contest where they can finally lose their virginity.

22. Special Correspondents (2016)

Special Correspondents (2016)
  • Release Date: April 22, 2016
  • IMDB Rating: 5.9/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 16%
  • Letterboxd: 2.4/5
  • Directed By: Ricky Gervais
  • Leading Stars: Ricky Gervais, Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald

Frank Bonneville, a news radio journalist, enters a crime scene pretending to be a police officer. He is taken from the scene after learning the details of the crime and broadcasts the story live on the radio.

When he returns to the station, his coworkers first congratulate him on breaking the story. Still, his boss Geoffrey Mallard threatens to fire him if he violates the law again. The satirical comedy narrates the tale of two radio journalists who plan to pose as kidnappers in South America.

23. Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)

Between Two Ferns The Movie (2019)
  • Release Date: September 20, 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
  • Letterboxd: 2.8/5
  • Directed By: Scott Aukerman
  • Leading Stars: Lauren Lapkus, Zach Galifianakis, Hailee Steinfeld, Brie Larson

To repair his reputation, Zach Galifianakis travels to conduct several celebrity interviews with no consciousness and a plethora of awkward questions. The star ensemble cast and famous guest-actors band together to give the audience an entertaining 83 minutes.

24. The Legend Of Cocaine Island (2018)

The Legend Of Cocaine Island (2018)
  • Release Date: January 24, 2016
  • IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
  • Letterboxd: 3.1/5
  • Directed By: Theo Love
  • Leading Stars: Rodney Hyden, Andy Culpepper, Danny Pardo, Bo Butterworth

The documentary revolves around a plotline featuring a small entrepreneur and family man who learns about the rumor of $2 million worth of cocaine buried in the Caribbean. After being destroyed by the Great Recession, he devises a scheme to recover the hidden treasure by enlisting the help of a group of eccentric misfits.

25. Fantastic Fungi (2019)

Fantastic Fungi (2019)
  • Release Date: October 11, 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
  • Letterboxd: 3.4/5
  • Directed By: Louis Schwartzberg
  • Leading Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Pattrow

Although Brie Larson, the documentary’s most engaging human subject, defines mushrooms as the fruiting bodies of fungi, mycologist Paul Stamets communicates their very essence without any sarcasm.

Instead, it is a narrative time-lapse journey that explores the magical, enigmatic, and the therapeutic realm of fungi and their capacity to treat, support, and aid in the renewal of life on Earth, which first appeared 3.5 billion years ago.

Wrapping Up

Seasoned puffers would tell you that not every movie or TV show is supposed to be watched while high and they are right!

Therefore, we would not suggest you roll in with whatever Netflix suggests because everything you watch and hear makes you feel things in that heightened state of mind.

That’s why we’ve created this list of best stoner movies on Netflix—hoping that you enjoy your high the best way you can!

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