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13 Classic Stoner Movies: From 'Pineapple Express' to 'Friday'

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'Pineapple Express' (2008)

Danny McBride's star-making turn could land this flick on a number of respectable lists, but Pineapple Express as a whole has a real affinity for the cannabis-loving lifestyle. Plus James Franco based his weed-dealer character off Brad Pitt's archetypal, outrageous pothead from True Romance, one of the greatest movies of all time.

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'Reefer Madness' (1936)

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You can't have a list filled with classic stoner flicks without mentioning Reefer Madness! The movie is arguably the first to bring the idea of weed culture to mainstream Hollywood. While some aspects may be a bit outdated, it's still fun to go down a black + white memory lane.

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'Half Baked' (1998)

Ever heard someone ask, in this funny, conspiratorial voice, if you've tried some experience "onnn weed?" You have Half Baked's Jon Stewart scene to thank. There's no better time than our current Dave Chappelle renaissance to revisit it, either.

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'The Big Lebowski' (1998)

There are few if any stoney characters better to spend time with than Jeff Bridges' The Dude, and the musical dream sequence is a trip no matter what your mental state.

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'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' (2001)

We already knew the classic duo Jay & Silent Bob from movies like Mallrats and Clerks, but it was their 2001 standalone comedy that made us root for them even more.

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'Newlyweeds' (2013)

Okay, a film from 2013 doesn’t readily qualify as a classic, but this indie about a black couple both embracing and struggling with their stonderdom in Brooklyn really is. While #weedmovies are often unimaginative, unrealistic and derisive in their portrayals of smokers, Newlyweeds is nuanced, artful and takes time to consider multiple perspectives on the topic.

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'Pulp Fiction' (1994)

Quentin Tarantino's 1994 masterpiece doesn't walk around with a "stoner movie" sign around its neck, but John Travolta's hazy night-time drive, the dance scene and all the meandering chitter-chatter subtly slide it snugly into the canon.

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'Super High Me' (2008)

Comedian Doug Benson embarked in 2008 on a Super Size Me documentary redo with marijuana rather than McDonald's, and the product lived up to the premise. You'll also catch Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt and more comedy greats.

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'Dazed and Confused' (1993)

"Alright, alright, alright!" This legendary coming-of-age comedy gave us a glimpse of what really went down when our parents were in high school during the '70s. The movie made us all believe that George Washington was a pothead who believed in aliens and that Matthew McConaughey was the coolest dude in the world.

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'Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle' (2004)

Honestly, did anyone actually crave White Castle before Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle was released? The movie managed to make those little sandwiches seem delicious! And who knew Neil Patrick Harris was so fun?

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'This Is the End' (2013)

What do you get when you add Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera and Emma Watson all in the same movie? A hilarious comedy that journeys the wild adventures of your favorite actors while the world is ending.

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'Ted' (2012)

Ted was released just five years ago, so it's not a surefire classic just yet. But you can't deny its incredible humor! Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane in his directorial debut, the movie is filled with nonstop explicit moments. We wouldn't expect anything else from the man behind Family Guy.

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"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!" If you don't know the entirety of Friday word for word, can you really call yourself a stoner movie buff?

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Apr 2: Basket-Bros

Currently on his 'The Man of the Woods' tourJustin Timberlake brought out a special guest for his Cleveland show. LeBron James surprised concertgoers by showing up alongside Timberlake and taking a shot on stage. On Friday, the singer was also seen cheering on LeBron during the Pelicans and Cavaliers game. James gave a shout out on Instagram, "My brother @justintimberlake showed up and showed out last night at the Q! One of the greatest to ever do it in my lifetime and still going strong."