The Best Stoner Movies on Netflix Right Now
These are the chillest, funniest movies to stream when you're stoned as hell.
While Netflix has always made sure to keep a few stoner movies in its catalog, the streaming giant is now also contributing to the genre with its original offerings, mining the way so many people watch while sewn into their couches. If you're looking for stuff to fire up when you're out of Planet Earth episodes, grab some munchies, an edible, and enjoy the movies below.
American Ultra (2015)
If you think that you get paranoid during a smoke sesh, imagine how stressed you would be if you found out that you're actually a secret government agent while you were stoned. That's what happens to Jesse Eisenberg's hapless stoner in Nima Nourizadeh's follow up to Project X. Reuniting with his Adventureland costar Kristen Stewart, the two are sent on a weirdo action comedy mission when one faction of the CIA is tasked with eliminating any members of its Ultra program, which Eisenberg's Mike has no idea he is until his skills are unlocked and he starts fighting off bad guys with a spoon. It's a smoke show of epic, Jason Bourne blockbuster proportions.
Bad Trip (2021)
There are hidden camera pranks meant to embarrass or provoke the prankee to the point that they're practically forced to react out of an animalistic type of anger, and then there are the others that are simply there to capture everyday human behavior in the face of absolute absurdity. Bad Trip, the logical extension of the unpredictable gags featured on The Eric Andre Show, is the latter, even in its most egregiously ridiculous stunts. With the narrative backbone of Chris Carey (Eric Andre) and Bud Malone (Lil Rel Howery) road tripping from Florida to New York to pursue Chris's unrequited love (Michaela Conlin) in Bud's sister Trina's (Tiffany Haddish) hot pink car, the cast ingeniously use the film's interpersonal conflicts to engage the people they encounter along the way, soliciting advice, asking for help, and bonding with generally receptive locals from the Deep South up to New Jersey. The result is a hilarious and lighthearted take on the genre from Jackass producer Jeff Tremaine, The Eric Andre Show's director Kitao Sakurai, some very funny comedians, and the demented meme king of goofing around.
Fantastic Fungi (2019)
Mushrooms are something special. They pop up out of nowhere and disappear again within days. Their root systems allow trees to communicate with each other and share nutrients. Some of them are poisonous, some of them are delicious, and some of them give people visions of God. Fantastic Fungi, which partially follows mycologist rockstar Paul Stamets' passionate journey into the world of mycelial networks, reintroduces us to the organisms we see everyday, not as simply food or fun drugs, but as fabulously ancient creatures of immense, alien intelligence (and with the sentient thoughts narrated by Brie Larson) that exist in a world we've only been able to scratch the surface of.
Game Over, Man! (2018)
The Workaholics trio, Black Anderson, Adam Devine, and Anders Holm, followed the well-trodden path of comedy stars before them by making an action-comedy, this one specifically for their audience. The lovable bros are housekeepers at a fancy hotel where criminals have taken hostages, including Shaggy, at an influencer/celebrity party and they, of course, are the only ones who can save the day. Yeah… there's not a whole lot that makes this ridiculous movie distinguished from its predecessors aside from the dudes' distinct chemistry, but there's enough Die Hard-inspired action and explosions coming at full force to keep the "woah, dude!" reactions coming.
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)
Enhance your trip by watching other people talk about their experiences tripping. That's basically all this "documentary" is. No, it's not an exposé about the scientific effects and/or benefits of drugs—it's just a collection of pretty funny interviews with celebs about their experiences on psychedelics, from LCD to peyote and shrooms. The cast itself is a gateway drug to lure you in, with Nick Offerman as the host of the special, and includes everyone from musicians like Sting and A$AP Rocky to comedic stars like Will Forte, Natasha Lyonne, and the late Carrie Fisher, who is as candid and hilarious as ever. It may not be factually correct, but the animation is a bright and dizzying, and you'll definitely have a laugh.
How High 2 (2019)
The original isn’t on Netflix at the moment, but this sequel to the 2001 stoner classic How High follows the trials and tribulations of two aspiring weed delivery dudes with the same sense of humor. You won’t see Method Man or Redman in this sequel, though. Lil Yachty and DC Young Fly are our new entrepreneurial main characters, well-positioned to rake it in when Atlanta finds itself in a weed drought. Then, just when the duo is about to kick off their new delivery business, their stash and their “Weed Bible” is taken, resulting in an adventure across the many neighborhoods and cannabis communities to get them back.
Not Another Teen Movie (2000)
When it comes to parody movies, Not Another Teen Movie is not at the Scary Movie levels of excellence, but it's better than most, largely thanks to its great cast, including a pre-Captain America Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, and Ron Lester essentially reprising his role from Varsity Blues to... make fun of Varsity Blues. Evans really is the all-star here as the smarmy jock, and it's the gender-flipped whipped cream sequence that will keep you rewatching again and again.
Project X (2012)
There's party movies, and then there's Project X. Nima Nourizadeh's Animal House of the 2010s exists on a sliding scale of the absolute freaking sickest party ever and a nightmare that's no short of hell unleashed—all dependent on what hour of the night it is, how tolerant of heinous behavior you are, and whether you have any pyrophobia. The movie is definitely a time capsule of early 2010s Tumblr aesthetics and sleaziness, but it remains an experience as it pieces together footage from phones and camcorders to document one teenager's houseparty as it gets out of hand.
Puff: Wonders of the Reef (2021)
There's just something about combining stunning visuals of the natural world and weed. Puff is a playful, Planet Earth-esque feature that follows a baby pufferfish through its early stages of life. Not going to lie—this is low-key made for children, with Rose Byrne narrating throughout in a particular maternal tone. We don’t care; it's comforting as hell. Utilizing the latest in underwater filming techniques, we're shown the microscopic reef world like never before, with new perspectives of these tiny worlds shared via insane magnification abilities. It's a whole high in itself to see the bright colors and patterns of the reef creatures magnified with such clarity.
Road Trip (2000)
Road Trip is a naughty aughties raunch comedy from Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) about, you guessed it, a road trip, so you should basically already know what you're signing up for with this one. In the tradition of collegiate classics like Animal House, it's a crass, gross-out comedy that follows a group of college buddies across the country as they try to retrieve an illicit tape that was accidentally sent to a high school sweetheart. It's got comedian Tom Green in a bizarre cameo role and bit after bit under the influence of booze and pot, so you'll be reliving those co-ed glory days in no time.
This hilarious (both ironically and non-ironically) DreamWorks film has exactly what a children’s film needs to be just as palatable to adults: inappropriate humor, pop culture references, and Eddie Murphy voicing a wisecracking donkey. Set in a fantastical enchanted forest, the story features spoofs of all the fairy tale characters everyone knows and loves, along with an ornery ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose lawn they’re encroaching on at the order of the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow), a ruler with an inferiority complex and an impeccable bob. To get the Three Little Pigs and others off his dang property, Shrek sets out on a quest to rescue the princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from a particularly lustful lady dragon in order to get his solitude back. Instead of delivering the princess to Farquaad as promised, Shrek breaks a curse caging Fiona, and they all live happily ever after.
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
This aughties remake of the popular '70s cop show is nothing like the prestige reboots of shows today, or even really a tonally similar prequel meant to tap into the nostalgia of longtime fans. Starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as the plain-clothes cop duo on their first case together to take down a drug dealer, it's more of a slapstick spoof of the groovy era than a faithful recreation. For one, Snoop Dogg takes on the role of informant Huggy Bear, which says as much as you need to know. But when you let yourself lay back in their Ford Gran Torino and put it on cruise control, it's a pretty fun ride. Right on, man!
This slacker comedy, which features a clever script co-written by co-star Harold Ramis, might be the best of Bill Murray's early comedies. If you avoid the fact that the plot runs out of steam just before the home stretch, this tale of two best friends who join the Army because they have pretty much nothing better to do is a low-key blast. Director Ivan Reitman, who also directed Murray in Meatballs, is smart enough to keep things focused on his charismatic star, who was fresh off his SNL run and basically riffs his way through the whole movie.
The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience (2019)
This really is the unauthorized Bash Brothers experience. Famed home-run hitters Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, who buddied up on the Oakland Athletics in the '80s, never released a rap album together—and it's totally nonsensical to imagine they might've. So The Lonely Island turned that fantasy into a short film that's everything fans of the group could want and more. Andy Samberg is Canseco, Akiva Schaffer is McGwire, and for 30 minutes they deliver a bitchin', extremely '80s visual album with songs that are actually kind of a grand slam. Just watch it: It's a home run.
A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas (2011)
Allow stoner buddies Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) to give your blazed binge-watch a little holiday cheer. In the third installment of this underrated comedy series, the two bros go on another Homeric quest, this time looking for a new Christmas tree to please Harold's pissed-off father-in-law (Danny Trejo), which means more sly social commentary slipped in among hefty helpings of gross-out gags, weed jokes, and vulgar Neil Patrick Harris cameos. It just might be the sticky-icky strain you're fiending for this holiblaze season.