Pineapple Express - 2008

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Once a year, it is widely suggested that the devil’s lettuce, kush, weed, whatever you want to call it, maybe or will probably be smoked. For those who become rather introverted and prefer to revert back to their room and snuggle up with a blanket and a movie, here is your 4/20 movie guide. Of course, this list still applies for those who don’t toke.

Monty Python and The Holy Grail:

An undeniably ridiculous British comedy focusing around King Arthur and his “squire,” Patsy. The movie (quite obviously) centers around their quest to find the Holy Grail. Like most films that are so-bad-it’s-good, this tale is definitely more enjoyable when you’re high.

Up In Smoke:

I wasn’t aware that there was a genre of film called American Stoner Comedy before watching this flick. But Cheech and Chong’s “Up in Smoke” is as worthy of the title as any. The theme is, you guessed it, weed. The main character’s name is even Anthony “Man” Stoner. Regardless, it’s a totally classic watch for 4/20, dude.

Pineapple Express:

A Seth Rogen and James Franco movie. Do you need to hear more? It’s a clusterfuck of drug deals, running from the cops, and an unlikely friendship formed between slacker Rogen and his drug dealer, Franco. Pineapple Express also happens to be a strain of weed. It just came out on Netflix, too, oddly close to 4/20. Coincidence? Probably not.


This is technically a children’s film. “Shrek” likely enchanted you as a kid, but, it only gets better as you age. When you watch it again, the stream of sexual innuendos and dad jokes are everywhere (my coworkers got in trouble for showing it at my summer job). You may find weed is a great treat to accompany you while you watch “Shrek” for the 100th time.


From the creators who brought you Pineapple Express, it’s a (cough) superbad coming-of-age film about two best friends on the verge of graduation. Jonah Hill and Michael Cera make plans to party hard and lose their virginities. However, as any partying teen knows, they find getting alcohol harder than they anticipated. Fun fact, this film was written about Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The only film on the list that isn’t all about weed, but it’s a still a winner this weed season.

Whether or not you choose to partake in the annual tradition on 4/20, these movies are bound to bring some laughs and high times.